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Support football team tomorrow

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
The Siuslaw High School football team will be out in the community Thursday, Aug. 21, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. gathering funds for their 19th annual Lift-a-Thon.
These funds help support the football program by paying for extra gear, game gear and additional needs that arise during the season.

Xwest Huck Fest 2014

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
The annual Xwest Huck Fest, sponsored by the Xwest Clothing Company, proved to live up to its name "Huck," a term generally used in extreme sports referring to a large jump, often without knowledge or regard for the risk or consequences.

Needless to say the Huck Fest did feature a very large natural jump but also a modest jump

Prepare for takeoff

Posted: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
Four mornings a week in the summer, dedicated fliers from the Florence Area Radio Control Aircraft Association (FARCAA) go to the Florence Municipal Airport to fly radio controlled planes, talk about planes, and solve problems with planes with their friends and colleagues.
Up to four planes can fly on the private field the club uses at the airport.

Air quality affected by wildfires, thunderstorms

Posted: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
Smoke from wildfires in eastern Lane County are impacting air quality this week. According to Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA), the ground-level air quality will fluctuate between the "good " and "moderate" categories depending on wind direction and influx of smoke.
Thunderstorms are expected for the next couple days, increasing the possibility of more fires.
"We are currently experiencing

Wondrous watershed

Modified: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
Celebrating their 10th year, the Siuslaw Watershed Camps wrapped up the 2014 season with record numbers in attendance. Sixty students, ranging from fourth grade to high school, traveled throughout the Siuslaw Watershed last month to engage in a variety of outdoor learning activities from an impressive group of presenters, scientists and volunteers.
A branch of education and outreach for

Sandboarders set for summer showdown

Posted: Friday, Aug 8th, 2014
When the annual X-West Huck Fest "Big Air" competition gets underway Aug. 16, it will kick off a weekend that will appeal to sand enthusiasts of all kinds. That's because not only will five world-champion sandboarders be competing together for the first time, but local beaches will be the canvas for sand sculpting artist Lorie Gordon, who will be teaching

Learning the Viking way

Posted: Friday, Aug 8th, 2014
Thanks to Florence Kiwanis and Viking football, the 19th annual Siuslaw Youth Football Camp will be introducing basic skills and fundementals to future Vikings football players a little sooner.
"This year, Kiwanis stepped in to sponsor each camp, which means aside from a $5 donation to the football program, there is no cost for kids who want to participate," said

ODFW seeks comment on fish passage agreement

Posted: Friday, Aug 8th, 2014
SALEM, Ore., The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is seeking public comment on a proposed fish passage agreement between the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).
The proposed three-year pilot would allow ODOT to perform culvert repairs while providing improved passage at each repair location and strategically target high

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