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Learning from the mistakes that got us here

Learning from the mistakes that got us here

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Air Academy cautiously lifts off

Boys and Girls Club flight program makes changes among COVID concerns

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Diving for debris

Divers clean up Woahink, learn underwater conservation

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Multiple vehicles struck in hit-and-run rampage

Reckless driver sends at least one person to hospital

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Oregonians awaiting adjudication could receive unemployment benefits ‘while they wait’

Oregonians awaiting adjudication could receive unemployment benefits ‘while they wait’

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Planning Commission approves code changes on building heights, residential density

Planning Commission approves code changes on building heights, residential density

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Deadline nears for council candidates in Florence, Dunes City

Deadline nears for council candidates in Florence, Dunes City

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Siuslaw schools consider reopening metrics

Most grades to remain online at start of year on Sept. 14

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Bringing the valley back to ‘a dynamic, chaotic system’

Fivemile-Bell Creek restoration project enters final stage of completion

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Maintaining the crane

Maintaining the crane

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Battalion Chief Beck hangs up his fire hose

After 50 years in the fire service, including 40 years with SVFR, Dave Beck retires his turnouts

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Fire, EMS boards determine leadership, discuss strategic planning

Fire, EMS boards determine leadership, discuss strategic planning

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New art to be ‘exposed’ in Historic Old Town Florence

Public Art Committee selects next round for ‘Art Exposed’ Rotating Gallery

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Siuslaw School District holds town halls on reopening

Administrators asked community questions as they seek input on how to move forward

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SOS working to meet COVID challenges

The local outreach program is fundraising to meet area needs

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Incident prompts temporary closure of Little Sprouts

The OCC ordered a 90-day suspension of operations while it investigates

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Community invited to celebrate retirement of SVFR Battalion Chief Dave Beck this Saturday

Community invited to celebrate retirement of SVFR Battalion Chief Dave Beck this Saturday

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‘Reading’ the community’s need

Power of Florence celebrated its 10th anniversary by collecting children’s books to be distributed to area students

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Council considers full docket of discussion items

FPD and Tribal contract, Public Works projects, proclamation on climate change among discussion items

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KXCR adds new VP, production studio

KXCR adds new VP, production studio

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Long-term care facilities permitting outdoor visitation with restrictions

Long-term care facilities permitting outdoor visitation with restrictions

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Dunes City discusses options with short-term rental issues

Dunes City Council looked at finding a balance between owner and resident concerns

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Port, Planning commissions hold brief meetings

The Planning Commission hearing on a new development has been postponed

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Improving homes and lives

Regional Home Improvement Program grants are helping make homes and lives better

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City modifies parking in Old Town

Changes will allow restaurants to expand seating to parking lots and lanes.

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Local mask ‘crusaders’ deliver to first responders

Local mask ‘crusaders’ deliver to first responders

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Former mayor passes in Portland

Remembering Nola Xavier, Florence mayor from 2012 to 2014

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The real ‘power’ of Florence

Celebrating 10 years of the Power of Florence

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LCPH officials urge people to ‘stay home’

Florence area gets 12th confirmed case

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Turning the “City Lights” back on

City Lights Cinemas reopens July 10 with new renovations

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Florence Habitat awards participants of July 4 Porch Parade

July 8, 2020 — 19 participants lead to four awards in first year

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New program seeks to provide ‘Safe Shelter’ to students, families

July 8, 2020 — Safe Shelter for Siuslaw Students partners with local, county groups on community initiative

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Faces of the Fourth in Florence

July 8, 2020 — Unofficial festivities accompany political, patriotic demonstrations

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Siuslaw seeks ‘mosaic’ of solutions to student internet access

May 27, 2020 — "COVID has put a spotlight on inequalities, and they matter when we’re discussing connectivity as a major issue.”

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Thinking beyond the present

May 27, 2020 — ‘Christmas in June’ community grant program will assist local residents

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‘A strong history of patriotism’

May 27, 2020 — Deadwood Pioneer Cemetery installs new veteran memorial

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Memorial Day 2020

May 27, 2020 — Florence honors fallen with flags, Oregon Air National Guard flyover

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‘It’s about our seniors and our families — and honoring them’

May 23, 2020 — Mapleton’s virtual graduation to include in-person ceremonies

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Port of Siuslaw Campground set to reopen May 26

May 23, 2020 — Guidelines in place to reduce visitors, maintain distancing

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New OCHS Director begins among COVID-19

May 23, 2020 — Self-quarantine just one challenge as Charles Brown joins humane society

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Library Tidings: Reopening Plans

May 20, 2020 — Siuslaw Public Library prepares for materials drop-off, staff return

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Three Rivers Casino to reopen Friday

May 20, 2020 — Casino sets new hours, cleaning policy and arranges for social distancing

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Teaching on the home front

May 20, 2020 — Siuslaw Elementary staff adjust to distance learning

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Florence approves equipment purchases, resolutions

May 20, 2020 — City Council has quorum for meeting

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Siuslaw continues to adapt to online learning, plans for future

May 20, 2020 — School board declares district’s year to end on May 29

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WLAD annual budget proposal denied by committee

May 20, 2020 — Committee expresses concerns over operating expenses, financial outlook

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In the market for fresh food

May 16, 2020 — Florence Farmers Market now open weekly

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SHS Principal Kerri Tatum announces end-of-year resignation

April 25, 2020 — Vice Principal Garth Gerot named interim principal for 2020-21 school year

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PeaceHealth Peace Harbor open for procedures, testing

April 25, 2020 — State readies for fewer restrictions in healthcare elective services starting May 1

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Additional federal COVID funding bill passes

April 25, 2020 — $484 billion set aside to assist small businesses, hospitals

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LCC presents $121 million bond request in May special election

April 25, 2020 — If passed, funds would go toward workforce training and other programs

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Voter registration deadline approaches for May 2020 Primary

April 25, 2020 — Lane County Elections committed to providing voter services and access while protecting health

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Arbor Day Foundation names Florence a ‘Tree City USA’

April 22, 2020 — Florence Mayor Joe Henry has proclaimed April 24, 2020, as Arbor Day in the City of Florence

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Lane County shifts transfer stations to summer hours

April 16, 2020 — Social Distancing requirements lead to expanded hours

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Poetry in (loco)motion

April 8, 2020 — Finding beauty in hidden places

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Candidates announced for May 19 Primary Election in Oregon

April 8, 2020 — Oregon's 2020 election cycle begins with May 19 Primary Election

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Dunes City votes to become Second Amendment Preservation City

April 8, 2020 — Council considers several issues as well as declaring a state of emergency

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U.S. Census limited to online answers for now

April 8, 2020 — In-person interviews delayed due to COVID-19

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‘Heroes Work Here’

April 8, 2020 — Siuslaw Region thanks essential workers

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Community gathers PPE for local emergency groups

April 4, 2020 — WLEOG initiated a PPE donation program this week

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Mapleton continues to serve upriver community

April 4, 2020 — School district provides instruction, resources

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Area businesses join Siuslaw School District in feeding the community

March 20, 2020 — Restaurants donate food to schools, area food shares

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Lane County adds local Veterans Service Officer hours

March 13, 2020 — Lane County Veteran’s Services now has twice-weekly office hours

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Census to send invitations this week

March 11, 2020 – The official count for this year’s Census begins April 1

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Florence Home and Garden Show ‘grows green’ in 23rd year

March 11, 2020 – The 2020 Florence Home and Garden Show took place at the Florence Events Center from March 6 to 8, showcasing more than 40 new and returning vendors.

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‘We Can Build It!’

March 11, 2020 – Florence Habitat for Humanity hosts 2020 Women Build

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Siuslaw Valley, Western Lane discuss future as operations continue to grow close

March 7, 2020 — At issue was how to replace former SVFR Operations Chief Jim Dickerson

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Reuse • Reduce • Recycle in the Siuslaw

March 7, 2020 — Florence Area Community Coalition showcases waste reduction organizations

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Birthing a community

March 7, 2020 — Update: Postponed — Reproductive Health Fair unites pregnancy and parenting resources in Western Lane County

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H&G Show ‘grows green’ in 2020

March 7, 2020 — KCST/KCFM Coast Radio and Siuslaw News presents the annual Florence Home and Garden Show

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2020 Community Career Fair

March 4, 2020 — Three Rivers' 5th annual fair connects employers and employees

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New suicide prevention training takes different tact

Feb. 15, 2020 — Lane County Suicide Prevention Council seeks to ‘Question, Persuade, Refer’

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Planning Commission initiates first step in updated floodplain amendments

Feb. 15, 2020 — Local update of Florence’s flood plain maps was prompted by FEMA and Lane County projects

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Addressing learning needs

Feb. 15, 2020 — Siuslaw School District seeks community input on Student Success Act — Part II

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12th annual Florence Area Chamber of Commerce Siuslaw Awards

Feb. 15, 2020 — Awards night honors residents, businesses for service to region

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Rotary prepares for March ‘madness’

Jan. 8, 2020 — ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ 2020 auction theme announced

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OCHS executive director abruptly resigns

Jan. 8, 2020 — Mark Curran leaves position Jan. 1

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Couple demands apology at council meeting

Jan. 8, 2020 — First Florence City Council meeting of 2020 brings up old debate, new agenda

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Decades of December

Dec. 24, 2019 — Relive Siuslaw’s holiday history from the past 50 years

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2019 Soroptimist Community Christmas Baskets and toy giveaway set for Dec. 14

Dec. 2, 2019 — Families can get toys, holiday food baskets

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Siuslaw News to host free press release-writing workshop Oct. 9

Oct. 2, 2019 — Join Editor Ned Hickson and learn how to get your event, group or meeting in the newspaper

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Soroptimists prepare Harvest for Education Oct. 19

Sept. 28, 2019 — Fundraiser raises money for scholarships and club programs

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Hello From Heaven — Psychic Medium Daniel Monroe

Sept. 1, 2019 — Spark your connection to your gifts and spirit

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Strategic Fundraising in Rural Communities Workshop

Sept. 7, 2019 — Workshop possible with support from The Ford Family Foundation

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2019 Siuslaw Alumni All-School Reunion and Scholarship Banquet

Sept. 11, 2019 — Banquet takes place at the Florence Events Center Sept. 21

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Facilities Advisory Committee presents new plan for high school bond

Aug. 17, 2019 — Siuslaw School Board dismisses complaints after holding executive sessions

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Students aid with Lane Blood Works blood drive

Aug. 17, 2019 — Siuslaw HOSA works with Lane Blood Works

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The point of acupuncture

Aug. 17, 2019 — Wellspring Clinic continues to offer alternative pain management options

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Air Academy celebrates flight

Aug. 17, 2019 — Third annual Florence program promotes science, careers & fun

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Nova Health clinic to offer urgent care in Florence starting Aug. 16

Aug. 14, 2019 — Comprehensive provider of quality urgent care, primary care, physical therapy and musculoskeletal services comes to Florence

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Broncos rumble through

Aug. 14, 2019 — 2019 Northwest Bronco Roundup starts Aug. 14

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Women in business

Aug. 14, 2019 — Two long-time, local restaurant owners discuss the rewards, challenges of being women in business in Florence

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Reedsport community celebrates Centennial

Aug. 14, 2019 — 100th anniversary of City of Reedsport highlights resilience, recent growth

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Taking ownership of Singing Pines Dog Park

July 13, 2019 — Bark in the Park Fundraiser seeks to rehabilitate Florence's dog park

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Celebrating Camp Cleawox

July 13, 2019 — Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington gather to celebrate 90 years 90 years of Camp Cleawox’s history

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Crafting beer culture

July 13, 2019 — Local brewpub still in the future for Florence

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New technology means better tool for women’s health

July 13, 2019 — Peace Harbor second hospital on the West Coast to offer Siemens 3D mammography machine

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SOS provides students with valuable life lessons

June 26, 2019 — Siuslaw Outreach Services Executive Director Bob Teter teaches youth about important rules for growing up

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Field Exercise provides training for emergencies

June 26, 2019 — Local ham radio operators practice for 24 hours straight

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‘The best use for North Jetty Park’

June 26, 2019 — Lane County discusses future of North Jetty at public meeting

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School district terminates shop teacher

Clint Tatum was hired by the district to work in the Career Technical Education program

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Learning about life untethered from electronics

Watershed Exploration Camp offers a view of nature through hands-on experience.

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Updated: Siuslaw Elementary School reports Monday morning fire

May 20, 2019 — Fire contained as investigation continues

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Showing love for the Siuslaw Public Library

March 30, 2019 — Community rallies around library with art after vandalism incident

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Florence Home & Garden Show plans for spring

March 1, 2019 — 2019 Home & Garden Show opens at 2 p.m. Friday

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Oregon’s Civil War connections

Feb. 27, 2019 — Military Heritage Day highlights local links to U.S. history

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Dogs have their day

Feb. 27, 2019 — Local dogs Reno and Phoenix shine on biggest stage

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New Recycle Guide available from Lane County

Feb. 27, 2019 — Changing international rules prompt creation of guide

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County declares weather emergency

Feb. 27, 2019 — Officials urge people to be prepared, check on neighbors

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Introducing the 2019 Rhododendron Court

Jan. 16, 2019 — The Rhododendron Senior Court met for the first time last week

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How to support Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River

Jan. 14, 2019 — Community discounts, fund come together for area Coasties

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Florence Area Chamber of Commerce announces nominees for 2018 Siuslaw Awards

Jan. 9, 2018 — Tickets on sale for the 11th annual Siuslaw Awards banquet

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Oregon law aims to end pay discrimination

Jan. 2, 2019 — Final component of 2017 Oregon Equal Pay Act goes into effect

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Myeena Loop residence lost to fire Sunday

Jan. 2, 2019 — One resident was displaced after a mid-morning fire on Dec. 30.

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Body recovered from Mercer Lake

Jan. 2, 2019 — Officials confirm body recovered from lake was Florence man Pat Stapp

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To bond or not to bond?

Oct. 30, 2018 — A conversation with Siuslaw students & staff

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Pros and cons of Measure 106

Oct. 31, 2018 — Measure 106 prohibits spending public funds for abortion

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In their own words: Candidates for Congress, governor

Oct. 31, 2018 — Oregon candidates for Congress, governor weigh in on issues

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Florence updates code to ‘Beat the Wave’

Oct. 31, 2018 — City amends tsunami & earthquake code

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2018 State of the Coast

Oct. 31, 2018 — Coastal conference focuses on programs designed to support, enhance coastal life

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Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

Sept. 29, 2018 — ODOT issues reminder on rules for outdoor advertising

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SVFR/WLAD approve candidate for interim chief director

Sept. 29, 2018 — Boards move forward on chief, financial front

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OCHS members meet new leadership

Sept. 29, 2018 — First member meeting with new board

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Port considers commercial vessel designations

Sept. 22, 2018 — Commissioners voted unanimously to accept staff recommendations to change the definition of a “commercial vessel”

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FEMA holds Coastal Floodplain Map update forum in Florence

Sept. 22, 2018 — Federal agency works with Florence, Lane County & Oregon to mitigate hazards

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Middle school, City Lights team up to encourage ‘Screenager’ conversation

Sept. 22, 2018 — A week-long showing of the award-winning documentary aims to spark dialogue about growing up in age of smartphones and social media

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Solemn remembrance

Sept. 22, 2018 — Ceremonies honor POW/MIA National Recognition Day

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Florence project could address part of area’s housing needs

June 23, 2018 — New multi-use Cannery Station could bring progress, concerns

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OCHS holds annual member meeting

June 23, 2018 — First public meeting under new leadership shows positive interactions with members

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Hundreds of new adventures await

June 9, 2018 — Library endowment fund provides 600 new books

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Florence, NEDCO continue to seek affordable housing funding

June 9, 2018 — Proposed site could create 12 ‘cottage cluster’ homes

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A public work

June 9, 2018 — New Public Works Facility ‘A long time in the making’

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Reigning Royalty

May 19, 2018 — 2018 Queen Rhododendra Lainey Goss and King of the Coast Trent Reavis step into history

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Boys & Girls Club contemplates financials

Feb. 14, 2018 — While not in crisis, Boys & Girls Club sees possible funding shortfalls in the near future

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