Florence City Council; Elliott State Forest; Archie Knowles Campground; WindFest; and Newport Police look for a dog

Construction projects to be topics of conversation for City Council Capital projects will be a key component Monday evening for the Florence City Council.  Elected officials will hear a report on the costs involved in seeking LEED certification for the new Public Works headquarters that will begin construction later this year.  In a report to […]

Emeralds fall at home

Volcanoes claim rubber match Jesus Castillo gave up six hits, including a two-run homerun in the third inning and the Eugene Emeralds fell to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 5-4 last night.  The loss gave the three game series to the Vols… only the second series loss of the season for the Ems. Eugene is on the […]

Aging water system poses challenges; Dune Fest 2016; The fight for food safety; Elliott State Forest pricetag; Archie reservations; Oregon Coast Aquarium for the birds

Dunes City looks to aid water district residents About 60 residents in the South Coast Water District near Hilltop Way in Dunes City were without water over the weekend.  An underground leak in the privately owned utility was finally located Wednesday.  Service was restored by last night. Dunes City doesn’t have any direct jurisdiction over […]

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AP-NW–Sports Right Now/610 Cole pitches 3-hitter, Pirates rout Mariners 10-1 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gerrit Cole pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game and slumping Andrew McCutchen had a three-run home run among his three hits as the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled to a 10-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. Making the […]

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AP-OR–2nd Right Now/1190 LOGGING DEATH Authorities investigating fatal logging incident LYONS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a logging accident that killed a 55-year-old Salem man. Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley said in a news release the accident happened outside Lyons before noon Wednesday on property being logged by Ridgeway Logging, Inc. Riley says contracted […]

Former resident working for food safety; Fire districts agreement in process; Oregon Coast Aquarium for the birds; Fuel prices; Local RN nationally honored; Next gen firefighters

Former Florence resident working for food safety With an estimated 350 food safety outbreaks each year in the United States, it’s important for food processors and retailers to pay close attention to preventing contamination by things like E coli and salmonella.  A former Florence resident is in the middle of that work right now at […]

Volcanoes erupt with five runs late

Stop Emeralds win streak at six The Emeralds started off great last night with new arrival Erling Moreno working five scoreless innings on the mound, striking out seven.  But the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes capitalized on several plays to stop the Ems 5-1 in Eugene. The loss stopped the Emeralds’ six game win streak… and also started […]

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AP-NW–Sports Right Now/918 SEAHAWKS-CARROLL Seattle agrees to contract extension with coach Pete Carroll RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll have agreed on a contract extension, keeping the oldest head coach in the NFL locked up beyond the 2016 season. Team owner Paul Allen tweeted confirmation of Carroll’s deal on Tuesday. […]