Local News: GOP opens primary; School finance director remembered; Bridge work to slow traffic; Levi Scott’s 215th; Thrall Athlete of the Week

Oregon GOP to Open Primary to Unaffiliated Voters… You won’t have to be a registered republican to vote in this spring’s Republican primary.  But if you want to cast your vote for Newt, Mitt, Rick or Ron you’ll be out of luck.  Activists on the Oregon Republican Central Committee approved […]

NW Sports from the AP

AP-NW–1st SportsMinute,411 Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Kevin Durant had 33 points, including a dunk with 2.9 seconds left in overtime, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 111-107. Russell Westbrook added 28 points […]

Local News – Trans Plan; City Code Changes; Local rep on statewide panel; Prep Sports

Transportation Updates Generate Comments The draft of a new transportation plan for the City of Florence was presented to the public last week.  Community Development Director Sandra Belson said it’s more of a refinement rather than an all new plan. Sandra Belson – “It’s not a major shift in direction, […]

NW Sports from the AP

AP-NW–1st SportsMinute,367 Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press OREGON-COLORADO Clutch free throw lifts Colorado past Oregon 72-71 BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Nate Tomlinson was fouled with one second remaining by E.J. Singler and sank the first free throw before deliberately missing the […]

Local News: Old Town Bids under estimates; New rules pending for beach visitors; Volunteers sought for Food Share; Wrestling results; and Basketball schedules.

Urban Renewal Bids come in $125-thousand under estimates It’s a sign of the times… the largest response to a public works project bid request ever in Florence.  In all, 13 contractors submitted bids for Phase One of a three-part, $25-million infrastructure improvement in Old Town Florence.  City Manager Jacque Betz […]