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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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SS Bean sails into Old Town

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
The SS Bean "came into port," courtesy of the Port of Siuslaw, Saturday to help Old Town and the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce celebrate Columbus Day. The oddly shaped boat was renovated by Florence volunteers Margaret McDermott, Dan Grimes and Karen Mechek, and it will be used as an occasional landmark during festivals and parades. The SS Bean is
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Siuslaw High School scores above state averages

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
Students at Siuslaw High School exceeded statewide averages in every category of the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) evaluations for the 2013-14 school year.
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Local restaurants dominate chowder competition

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce may want to change its name to the "Chamber of Chowder" after three local restaurants took the top prizes in a regional chowder competition last month.
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