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Halloween tricks AND treats

Posted: Friday, Oct 31st, 2014
More than a dozen costumed dogs and their owners paraded through Old Town yesterday afternoon then gathered in front of the Siuslaw News to pose for this picture. The very well-behaved pets represented Robin Hood, a bag of Cheetos, Dracula, bees and others, including one riding in his own "float," and managed to celebrate Halloween while the sun was out
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Fugitive found hiding in Lane County for 20 years

Posted: Friday, Oct 31st, 2014
Lane County deputies went looking for a Deadwood resident last week after receiving information that a New York state fugitive was possibly living in the area.
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Florence police arrest suspected bank robber

Posted: Friday, Oct 31st, 2014
An alert city employee called police after spotting a vehicle Tuesday night that matched publicized reports about a robbery suspect. Florence police responded to a home on 14th Street and, after a brief investigation, arrested 59-year-old Michelle Fisher.
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Dunes City mayor, council elections see few challengers

Posted: Friday, Oct 31st, 2014
A duel of write-in candidates for one Dunes City council position is the only contested race of the four city positions up for vote Nov. 4.
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Fire marshal says: Change your clocks, check your smoke alarms

Posted: Friday, Oct 31st, 2014
When setting your clocks for Daylight Saving, the fire marshal at Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue urges you to test your smoke alarms. Sunday, Nov. 2 marks the end of daylight saving time and serves as a good reminder for everyone to test their smoke alarms.
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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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