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STATE OF THE COAST

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014
The annual State of the Coast conference, sponsored by Oregon State University's Oregon Sea Grant, offered food for thought and mouth to more than 170 attendees at the Florence Events Center Saturday, Oct. 25.
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Police seek robbery suspect

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014
Florence police are circulating surveillance photos in their search for a woman suspected of robbing Oregon Pacific Bank last week.
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Merkley visits Florence

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014
Sen. Jeff Merkley (Dem.,OR) is on a weeklong tour of his home state. Stops included 50 cities, including several coastal towns. The Democratic Party Office in Florence Oct. 23 was packed with local people interested in meeting Merkley and asking a few questions.
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Florence shows first signs of sea star disease recovery

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 28th, 2014
Sea star wasting disease was first documented along the West Coast in 2013. Signs of the blight, which has ravaged sea star populations along the entire Oregon coast, was first discovered in Florence last July. The disease has killed off between 90 and 100 percent of sea stars in afflicted areas.
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Longtime Siuslaw superintendent Glenn Butler remembered

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Glenn C. Butler, former Siuslaw School District superintendent, died at home Oct. 17, after a three-month struggle with inoperable liver cancer. He was 82 years old.
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Itís beginning to look a lot like ... Halloween

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
It's Autumn harvest time, and the fun is ramping up for youngsters getting ready for Halloween.
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Man killed in Coos Bay bridge accident

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
Oregon State Police (OSP) were still investigating Friday a bizarre accident below the Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge in Coos Bay. A Florence man died in the accident.
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Police search for robbery suspect

Posted: Friday, Oct 24th, 2014
As Siuslaw News was being put to bed Friday evening, Oregon Pacific Bank announced that someone had robbed its Safeway branch. Florence police responded about 1:45 p.m. to the call. Few details were available at press time.
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Decision imminent from forest service for new OHV dunes rules

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
The well-intended but unfortunate introduction of European beach grass and Scotch broom into the delicate ecosystem of the Oregon coast dunes is playing a major role in the current U.S. Forest Service's (USFS) determination of where off-highway vehicles (OHV) may and may not go.
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Final week for public input on Pathways project

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Pathways, a new Community Vitality program sponsored by the Ford Family Foundation, has entered the last week of its information gathering process through an online inventory.
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Talking points II: Mayor, council candidates hold forum

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 21st, 2014
Three Florence residents are running for mayor. They participated in a forum at the Florence Events Center on Oct. 1 during which they introduced themselves then shared the stage with the city council candidates. KCST Radio and the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the event. The event continues to be broadcast on Charter Cable channel 191.
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Walmart grant funds Food Share renovations

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Florence Food Share acknowledged the receipt of $30,000 from Walmart Oct. 16 during its grand reopening. The funds were used to repair the Food Share building's siding, install a new warehouse door and new flooring.
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KCST Pumpkin Giveaway to celebrate 25 years

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something Ö orange? That may be a variation on an old adage related to weddings. But Coast Radio and its sponsors are turning it on its ear for this year's 25th annual Original Great Pumpkin Giveaway, Thursday, Oct. 23.
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Black bear sightings on rise

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
In Florence, fall is the season for salmon, mushrooms, falling leaves and bear sightings. This year, according to Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) District Wildlife Biologist Doug Cottam, there has been an increase in the number of reported bear sightings and nuisance issues compared to the past several years.
ODFW lists three categories of bear problems: nuisance bears,
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City denies portís float-a-potty proposal

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Every fall, salmon and salmon fishermen inundate the Siuslaw River. The Oregon Marine Board, with the help of the Port of Siuslaw, proposed installing a floating relief station for the benefit of the fishermen.
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Forest service to begin restorations on North Fork

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
Restoration work on Forest Service dispersed campsites along the North Fork Siuslaw River will start Oct. 20 and will take about four weeks. The work is intended to improve riparian area conditions while continuing to provide dispersed recreation.
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