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Umpqua River Lighthouse Open For Holiday/Whale Watch Week

The Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum is open for the holiday season and Winter Whale Watch Week. From now through Sunday, January 4, the museum is open and guides are leading Lighthouse tours. The Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum is at 1020 Lighthouse Road in Winchester Bay. Admission to the museum is free. Guided lighthouse tours [...]


Wednesday December 24 2014

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Flood Warning For Coquille River Continues

The Flood Warning for the Coquille River at Coquille continues. The National Weather Service reports that at 3am on Wednesday, December 23rd the stage was 23.7 feet–flood stage is 21 feet. Moderate flooding is occuring and moderate flooding is forecasted. The river is forecasted to continue to fall below flood stage by Wednesday morning. [...]


Tuesday December 23 2014

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Hwy 101 One Lane Now Open North of Florence

The Oregon Department of Transportation announces that Highway 101 is now open to a single lane of traffic approximately 12 miles north of Florence, where an active landslide and failing retaining wall caused damage to the roadway. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers and a pilot car. Travelers should plan on delays of no more [...]


Monday December 22 2014

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Hwy 101 Still Closed North Of Florence; ODOT Working To Open One Lane

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that Highway 101 is still closed to vehicles about twelve miles north of Florence. ODOT reports that heavy rains, a landslide and a failing retaining wall resulted in damage to the road. ODOT is on scene and crews are working to resolve the problem. Forecasted diminishing rain may allow [...]


Monday December 22 2014

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Flood Watch Cancelled For Portions Of Southwest Oregon

The Flood Watch for a portion of southwest Oregon has been cancelled. Rainfall has diminished in some areas so creeks and streams should continue to lower and any flooding should be subsiding. However, flooding on main stem rivers like the south and north forks of the Coquille at Myrtle Point and the Coquille river at [...]


Monday December 22 2014

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Flood Warning For Coquille River At Coquille

The National Weather Service in Medford reports that the Coquille River at Coquille is forecasted to crest at 25.98 feet at 5am on Monday, December 22nd. Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecasted. Roads are flooded in low lying areas near the Coquille River. At 7:30pm on Sunday, the stage was [...]


Monday December 22 2014

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101 North of Florence to Remain Closed through the Weekend

ODOT: Valley, No. Coast: US 101 will remain closed approximately 12 miles north of Florence, in Lane County, through the weekend, after a retaining wall adjacent to the highway failed in heavy rain, causing damage to the roadway. ODOT engineers will develop a plan to address the wall failure and repairs will be constructed [...]


Saturday December 20 2014

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Master Gardener Training Sign-Up Deadline Extended

[ December 31, 2014 5:00 PM to January 11, 2015 2:00 PM. ] There is still time to apply for the Coos County Master Gardener training, which begins in January. Because the training class is not yet full, the deadline has been extended to Wednesday, December 31st at 5pm. The Oregon State University extension Service Master Gardener training is held just once a year, from January through mid-March. [...]


Saturday December 20 2014

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AARP Tax-Aide Seeking Volunteers

This year, the AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. It is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP [...]


Saturday December 20 2014

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Single Lane Restrictions On Siuslaw River Bridge in Florence

A bridge maintenance project will result in daytime lane restrictions on Highway 101 at the Siuslaw River Bridge in Florence starting December 15h. This project is scheduled to continue through Thursday, December 18th. Travel across the bridge will be restricted to a single lane and controlled by flaggers between 9am and 3pm. During that time, [...]


Monday December 15 2014

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