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Oregon grown

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
South Coast Development Council (SCDC) chose one thing to represent the Florence area at a recent trade visit to Japan: Sand Master Park's locally made sandboards.
Sand Master Park owner Lon Beale and champion sandboarder Gabe Cruz welcomed SCDC Executive Director Connie Stopher, Sean Stevens from Business Oregon, Florence Mayor Joe Henry and Florence Economic Development Committee Chairman Mike Rose

Local ‘ham’ radio operators to have ‘Field Day’

Posted: Friday, Jun 24th, 2016
Florence amateur "ham" radio operators will join thousands of amateur radio operators worldwide to demonstrate their effectiveness and proficiency in providing critical communications this weekend, June 25 to 26.
Members of the Central Oregon Coast Amateur Radio Club (COCARC) will establish three amateur radio stations capable of communicating all over the Pacific Northwest and the West Coast -- and

Stepping up to the plate

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
Nearly 2,500 people filled Miller Park over Father's Day weekend for the annual Rick and Corrine Gehlke baseball tournament, which used six fields to accommodate 36 teams competing in three divisions. For more photos and a list of the winning teams, see page 3B

USFS proposes fee increases for some Siuslaw sites

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 21st, 2016
Corvallis -- The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is proposing to raise campground fees or establish new fees at some recreation sites on the Siuslaw National Forest.
These recreation fees are reinvested locally to maintain, operate and provide visitor services at developed recreation sites. Fee changes are being considered due to increasing costs of operating and maintaining recreation facilities,

Know the drill

Posted: Friday, Jun 17th, 2016
New Siuslaw football head coach Jamin Pool calls the team together at the end of afternoon drills Thursday, finishing a week of light conditioning and working on play routes for receivers. The Viks are in Cottage Grove today for some 7-on-7 action with the Lions. The Viks will take a week off before hitting the weight room in anticipation of

Golfer to play 100 holes to benefit the hungry

Posted: Friday, Jun 17th, 2016
Reedsport -- This Monday, June 20, at the break of dawn, Greg Carter will start his golf-a-thon to raise money to provide meals to those suffering from hunger.
One-in-six people experience hunger in Douglas County. That motivated Carter to use his passion for golf to do good.
"If I can raise awareness and debunk myths about those suffering from hunger,

Junior sluggers at Miller Park all weekend

Posted: Friday, Jun 17th, 2016
The smack of bats agianst leather-wrapped baseballs will be heard today and tomorrow at Miller Park as nearly 40 teams from throughout the region, and in all age groups, compete in the annual Rick and Corrine Gehlke Baseball Tournament.
Along with Siuslaw, players from North Bend, Marshfield, South Umpqua, Newport, Waldport and as far south as Bandon will be playing

Gehlke tourney this weekend

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2016
With the local AAA Sandblasters team officially off the schedule this season, the chance to catch some local summer baseball action will be limited. But this weekend at Miller Park, the boys of summer will be in full swing during two days of junior baseball competition during the Siuslaw Baseball Association's annual Rick and Corrine Gehlke Tournament.

Cubs extend contract with Eugene Emeralds

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 14th, 2016
EUGENE -- The Chicago Cubs agreed Tuesday with the Eugene Emeralds on a two-year Player Development Contract extension through the 2018 season.
The current agreement had run through the 2016 campaign. 
"From first-class facilities to a dedicated front office staff, the Eugene ballclub has proved to be an outstanding partner for the Cubs organization, and we are pleased to

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