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Elevated fire risk: Take extra precautions

Modified: Friday, Jul 31st, 2015
We know that fires frequently occur, and yet no one seems to think they will be the victim of a fire. However, hundreds of people are victimized by fire every year in this country.
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Flying lesson

Modified: Friday, Jul 31st, 2015
Rising inland temperatures have prompted an exodus-like flow of valley residence and visitors to the coast this week. Among the most popular activities has been sandboarding, which has kept local Sand Master Park busy with equipment rentals and instruction. "We've been slammed," said park owner Lon Beale, who will be hosting the annual X-West Huck Fest "Big Air" competition Aug.
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Boys and Girls Club sports sign-ups begin

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
Boys and Girls Club of Western Lane County youth registration for fall sports is currently underway.
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Special Olympics starting local bowling team

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
In every corner of the state, Special Olympics Oregon is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and this includes Florence.
Special Olympics Florence invites all interested athletes to participate in the upcoming bowling season. Practices will be held Tuesdays, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at Holiday Bowl, beginning Aug. 25.
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Hall of Fame class of 2015 to be inducted

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
Legendary names among Siuslaw High School's athletic elite will find their permanent place in the school's history this Friday, when SHS alumni will gather to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of a new group being inducted into Siuslaw's hallowed Hall of Fame.
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Viks get taste of fall

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
Members of this fall's Siuslaw football varsity program laced up their cleetes for the first time this summer, donning helmets and shoulder pads for their annual three-day, 7-on-7 scrimmage with Sheldon High School. Hosted by the Vikings, the camp gives both teams a chance to run some plays and get the football gears turning -- physically and mentally --
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DuneFest begins next week in Winchester Bay, Reedsport

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
The Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce, along with Polaris, will present DuneFest 2015, July 29 through Aug. 2.
This five-day event is filled with fun activities for adults and kids, including: Motocross racing, free-style shows, sand drags, a pker run, a new Kids Treasure Hunt, Show N' Shine, drive-in movie night, charity auction, evening entertainment featuring Rock The Dunes on
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Successful launch

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
After two and a half years, local resident Fred Petersen was recently able to launch his boat, "Play'n Hooky," which Petersen built in his garage. The boat is a small version of a Maine lobster boat, constructed in a scale of 15-foot-3-inches, and made of wood strips and epoxy glue.
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Jamming on the sand

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
Sand Master Park hosted its 19th annual Sand Master Jam, Dune Riders International's crown jewel in the Sandboard World Tour series. The Sand Master Jam is well known around the world as the longest-running sandboard event first held on the dunes of Red Rock Canyon, Calif., in 1996. The following year the "Jam" migrated to the much larger Dumont Dunes,
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