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WLCF celebrates 40 years, $2.4M of giving

Posted: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
Recently, the board of directors and more than 60 members of the Florence and Mapleton communities gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Western Lane Community Foundation.
The foundation, started in 1974 with $3,500, now has endowed assets exceeding $5 million.
Gayle Waiss, executive director, described how the Siuslaw Public Library has benefited from the grants awarded by the foundation,
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Medical marijuana comes to western Lane County

Posted: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
On Nov. 4, Oregonians will vote on Measure 91 to decide whether or not to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Medical marijuana has been sanctioned in Oregon since 1998. Conflict over where medical marijuana dispensaries could and could not operate has been a heated topic ever since.
As of May 1, 2014, Florence and Dunes City became two of
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Oregon Pacific Bank pledges $30,000 to hospital

Posted: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
Oregon Pacific Bank announced its pledge of $30,000 to PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center for the remodel and expansion of the hospital's emergency department.
The emergency department was originally built 25 years ago with the capacity to care for about 2,500 patients per year. The ED has long surpassed what it was originally built for, with doctors now treating about
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Humane society gala auction includes antiques

Posted: Friday, Sep 26th, 2014
A Victorian sofa upholstered in brocade, as well as an antique children's rocker and antique dresser are among the prime items that will be featured on the live auction at the Florence Area Humane Society's 22nd annual Wine and Chocolate Gala on Oct. 3 at the Three Rivers Casino event center.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with the giant
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$5M EXPANSION PLANNED TO START NEXT YEAR

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
During its 25th anniversary open house Saturday, PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center announced plans for a $5 million expansion of its emergency department (ED) beginning in early 2015.
The ED expansion is part of a $10 million upgrade that included a new $5.2 million central utility plant and generator.
The expansion will double the size of the current ED
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DC reopens septic ordinance discussions

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
DUNES CITY -- The Dunes City Planning Commission is asking residents to comment on whether changes should be made to the current ordinance (No. 203) governing septic system maintenance.
The commission will hear comments during its regular meeting beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Dunes City Hall, 82877 Spruce St. in Westlake. This is the meeting to
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Team seeks ‘1 more million’

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center celebrated its 25th anniversary with the community on Saturday. Hospital tours, teddy bear clinics and ambulance tours afforded the opportunity for visitors to get a personal look at the Florence area hospital.
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Book festival features 70-plus authors, many local

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
Among the more than 70 authors participating in the Florence Festival of Books, 17 live in this area. Stop by the Florence Events Center, Saturday, Sept. 27, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., to meet a local author who just might happen to be a neighbor.
Bob Jackson, artist and author who writes a column for Siuslaw News, will have
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Pipe bomb found on 22nd Street; dismantled at FPD

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
Florence Police and Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue closed off areas around the Justice Center Wednesday, Sept. 17, when an auxilliary officer arrived carrying a pipe bomb in his marked car.
According to Interim Police Chief Lynn Lamm, a woman walking her dog discovered what to her looked like an explosive device near Highway 101. She took it to an
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Now in session

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
New Siuslaw School District employees gather at the elementary school. Left to right: Tamara Carpenito, kindergarten; Kim Stokes, first grade; Terah Cleveland, fifth grade; Andrew Ahrendt, middle school counselor; Jill Neider, fifth grade; Renae Summers, Title I K-3 reading; Ken Hill, elementary school custodian; John Whisler, fourth and fifth grades Title I reading; Rick Steiner, special education assistant; Pamela Rasmussen,
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Port ponders dredging costs

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
During its Sept. 17 meeting, Port of Siuslaw board members discussed fiscal responsibility in funding ongoing dredging and maintenance costs.
Under new business, the board opened discussion on a resolution to adopt a supplemental budget and appropriate funds.
Commissioner Bill Fleenor expressed concern over the board's continued practice of taking contingency fund money to pay for maintenance projects. He
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Gardiner’s Port Hole Center hosts historic forest service reunion

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
GARDINER -- Memories are best relived in the place where they happened. That's what 37 U.S. Forest Service (USFS) retirees and their spouses found when they attended a historic reunion at the site of the old Smith River Station headquarters in Gardiner, Sept. 6 and 7.  
Guests traveled from as far away as Missoula, Mont., Seattle and Spokane, Wash., Bend and Klamath Falls,
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Expo lays out tools for disaster preparedness

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
Al Kreitz of Western Lane Ambulance District brought emergency kits and even an emergency "patient" to the Emergency Preparedness Expo Saturday, Sept. 13, held at the Greentrees Village Recreation Hall. The event was open to the public and offered information packets from every emergency agency that serves this area and many other groups, food samples, exhibits, history and more to
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Major repairs slated over 3 years for Siuslaw River Bridge

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
The sounds of drilling will herald the preliminary stages of a major Oregon Department of Transportation three-year bridge refurbishment project. ODOT plans to drill three locations near the Siuslaw River Bridge to sample foundations and locate the depth of bedrock beneath it.
A barge containing the drilling apparatus and drive-motor will be moored in three places near the south,
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Florence Downtown Revitalization Team launches banner project

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
The Florence Downtown Revitalization Team (DRT) has embarked on the first phase of a project designed to create more interest in and bring more travelers to Florence's Historic Old Town district.
According to David Wiegan, Siuslaw Outreach Services executive director and Florence Area Chamber of Commerce board member, the project started last fall.
"I was new on the
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Medical center to host 25th anniversary open house

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center is hosting an open house to celebrate its 25th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m., in the tent at the hospital parking lot.
This open house is a great opportunity for the community to come see the advances in medical care and explore the many ways this hospital and
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WLAD joins in Sept. 20 celebrations

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 16th, 2014
In 1989, the emergency medical services for western Lane County changed hands from Western Lane Hospital to the then newly formed Western Lane Ambulance District (WLAD).
David Rossi, WLAD paramedic and supervisor, was on hand at that time to see the transition.
"We went from a full-time staff of six medical crew members and no administrative staff, to 14 full-time
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