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Bandon Beach Riding Stables

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
At a glance: Are you looking for a fun and unique beach experience? Have you dreamed of riding a horse along the ocean?
Seven days a week, guided horseback riding tours leave from the Bandon Stables, cross Beach Loop Drive and take you right on the beach.
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Teen Center to reopen this fall

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
The newly painted and remodeled Boys and Girls Club of Western Lane County Teen Center will reopen in September, coinciding with the start of the 2015-16 school year.
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Operating under fire

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
In a continuation of the ALICE (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate) training held in June, Florence Police Department, Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue and Western Lane Ambulance District joined the Lane County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) in an active shooter training session July 23 at Siuslaw High School.
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major Highway 101 paving to begin

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will begin a major paving project north of Florence on Highway 101 in August. This two-year project will work on paving and curve widening.
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Chief reinstated

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue (SVFR) Chief Jim Langborg returned to his position Wednesday after the district's board of directors rescinded its ruling to relieve him of his duties last week.
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shared educational foundation explored

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
Siuslaw School Board members recently received a presentation by Lynn Finney about creating an educational foundation to acquire grant money for programs and projects not covered in normal state school budgets.
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Family to reopen ABC Preschool

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
The Alice Brauer Christian (ABC) Preschool, located in the New Life Lutheran Church at 2100 Spruce St., will reopen Aug. 3. Stacie Navarro and her daughter Meggan Haflett will operate the preschool, which will have an initial capacity of 20 children from 3 to 6 years old.
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Firefighters respond to 3-story house fire in Heceta Beach area

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue and Western Lane Ambulance District responded to a house fire at 04582 Joshua Lane last weekend that caused an estimated $80,000 in damage and killed a family pet.
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Powerful Florence

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
The fifth annual Power of Florence on Saturday was a powerful experience for the many volunteers, organizations and community members that made the day of service possible.

Led by 15-year-old founder Kaylee Graham, the day included 48 official events. Graham and Florence Mayor Joe Henry opened the day at 9 a.m. with the Power Walk through Old Town.
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Archie Knowles saved

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
Archie Knowles Campground, located four miles east of Mapleton on Highway 126 and closed by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) in 2012, will reopen under the jurisdiction of Lane County, thanks to an $84,976 grant from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
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Siuslaw Pioneer Museum

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
At a glance: The Siuslaw Pioneer Museum is the home of historic displays, pictures and other information about the Siuslaw River area, including the pioneers and the City of Florence. These displays feature the pioneers whose occupations were primarily as loggers and fishermen.
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Theater in Florence a ‘class act’

Modified: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
Florence Planning Commission approved two theater remodels at its session on Tuesday, July 14.
David and Rosemary Lauria purchased property at 509 Kingwood St. from the Christian Science Society and plan to extend the building's use to include a theater.
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New port commissioner sworn in

Modified: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
Newly appointed commissioner Mike Buckwald took the oath of office from president Ron Caputo during the Port of Siuslaw July 15 board meeting. Buckwald was chosen over six other applicants to fill the rest of the position No. 3 term of Jay Cable, who resigned May 26.
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Carrying the torch

Modified: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
The U.S. Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River (USCG) took part Thursday morning in the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, with support from its local law enforcement partners.
Torch runners included USCG Officer In Charge Senior Chief Timothy Tregoning and his crew, listed below. The run was escorted by a Coos Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians patrol car, Siuslaw Valley
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Fire board dismisses Chief Langborg

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
During Wednesday night's regular session of the Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue (SVFR) board of directors, new members were sworn in -- but the chief was voted out.
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