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  1. Pedestrian stuck and killed by pickup near Florence, OregonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 9 | Seattle Times

    The agency says the woman from Eugene was walking in a travel lane of Highway 101 while dressed in dark clothing after sunset Monday. Other passing motorists called to express concern shortly before she was struck.


  2. Benson, Virginia HenrieRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 6 | Waco Tribune-Herald

    ... by Lake Shore Funeral Home.She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Henrie of Waco; stepson, Phillip Benson of Florence, OR; grandson, Michael Clapper of Waco; granddaughter, Debbie Daves of Utah and Cindy Lacy of Kentucky; great-granddaughters, Emily ...


  3. Trailer park standoff ends with suspected drunken gunman tear-gassed, tasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 21 |

    A man suspected of drunkenly terrorizing his neighbors with a firearm was arrested after police say he holed up in his single-wide trailer on the Oregon coast for hours and trained his weapon on state troopers. It took a SWAT Team's arsenal of tear gas and pepper spray to finally flush Scott Williams, 54, from his manufactured home in Florence early Thursday, said Oregon State Police.


  4. Central Oregon Coast's Yachats and Florence in December, JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2017 | Beach Connection

    Music, food, the holidays, a good helping of whales and even a festival of gems and minerals: this is what's in store for this particular chunk of central Oregon coast around Yachats and Florence. The two towns keep kicking out the jams with a variety of events.


  5. Club to hike to Cape MountainRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2017 | The News-Review

    The Friends of the Umpqua Hiking Club plans to hike an 8.2-mile strenuous loop through old-growth coastal forest Dec. 16 at Cape Mountain, north of Florence. The hikers plan to take the longer loop past a hitsi to Berry Creek and Nelson Ridge, which will offer a view of the coast.


  6. Around the UmpquaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2017 | The News-Review

    ... Club plans to hike an 8.2-mile strenuous loop through old-growth coastal forest Dec. 16 at Cape Mountain, north of Florence. The hikers plan to take the longer loop past a hitsi (rough native shelter) to Berry Creek and Nelson Ridge, which will ...


  7. Oregon Coast High Surf Advisory Wed, Walloping Waves Continue Through WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2017 | Beach Connection

    ... advisory in effect from the southern Washington coast all the way down to the middle of the Oregon coast, around Florence. It includes all of the upper half of Oregon, such as Seaside, Manzanita, Oceanside, Lincoln City, Newport and Yachats. ...


  8. Dunes City divided over marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2017 | The News-Review

    ... via AP) A Nov. 16, 2017 photo shows a sign for Dunes City, Ore., a community of about 1,300 people south of Florence on the Oregon coast. Oregon is reviewing plans from 3 commercial marijuana growing operations in Dunes City, a tiny town near the ...


  9. Explore the great American sandboxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2017 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    ... according to Lon Beale, the magazine's publisher and the owner of Sand Master Park, a private dune field in Florence, Ore. Because it's so arduous to walk up the soft sand, it takes five hours to hike the 6 miles to the top and back, according to ...


  10. Oregon's Infamous Exploding WhaleRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2017 | New Urban Legends

    ... in America's collective memory. That's the day the state Highway Division tried to blow up a beached whale south of Florence, Ore. But the plan went awry, creating one of the most interesting stories ever reported in newspapers, on radio and TV. It ...


  11. Oregon Coast Warnings: Crabbing Closure, Sick Sea Lions May Affect DogsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2017 | Beach Connection

    ... while sick sea lions are posing a health risk to pets in other areas. (Above: healthy sea lions lounging near Florence). Along the Oregon coast and the California coast, wildlife officials are running into an alarming number of stranded sea lions ...


  12. Trending: Do the Dunes: Where You Can Ride the SandRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | The New York Times

    ... according to Lon Beale, the magazine's publisher and the owner of Sand Master Park, a private dune field in Florence, Ore. The tallest dunes in North America are at Great Sand Dunes National Park, with the highest rising 750 feet. Because it's so ...


  13. Central Oregon Coast Fall Shimmers with Holidays in Yachats, FlorenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2017 | Beach Connection

    A phenomenal amount of fun continues on the central Oregon coast in October and November in both Yachats and Florence. The enormous Yachats Celtic Music Festival is one of the highlights, but then the holidays kick in and you start to get a glimpse of heretofore unseen attractions like the light keeper's quarters at Heceta Head Lighthouse, a month filled with cheerful celebrations and lots of music and theater.


  14. Woman who died in Florence police custody identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 |

    The Lane County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday an autopsy was conducted on 47-year-old Melissa Gallauher, who is from the Florence area. It says the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office is working to determine the cause of death.


  15. Oregon Coast Nature Events: State of the Coast, Bees on BeachesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2017 | Beach Connection

    The central Oregon coast will be droppin' a whole lotta knowledge this month, starting with a talk in Yachats about bees and then the impressive State of the Coast conference in Florence. On October 15, the small town of Yachats goes bonkers for bees.


  16. Great Outdoors and Great History Battles: Oregon Coast Summer SizzlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2017 | Beach Connection

    ... coast will be a good thing. At the Cape Perpetua Visitors Center near Yachats and Oregon Dune Day Use Area near Florence, there will be be guided hikes. These are led by rangers, and they're available every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., ...


  17. June Highlights of Oregon Coast: Music, Kites, SandcastlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2017 | Beach Connection

    ... groups involved with displays and activities. Live music with "Back In Time" and Good Eats. 10a.m. - 3p.m. $5. Florence Airport. 2001 Airport Way, Florence, Oregon. June 17. Cannon Beach ...


  18. Spring Break Kicks Off with Whale Week, Astronomy Parties Around Oregon, the CoastRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | Beach Connection

    ... rather early. But wait, that's not all folks. Reports of Orcas are also coming in from around the Yachats and Florence area, which increases your chances of seeing something doubly spectacular. Orcas often follow the gray whales as they chase the ...


  19. Some Oregon Coast Beaches Under Restrictions to Protect Threatened PloverRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2017 | Beach Connection

    ... number of beaches affected by these rules, with the majority of restrictions or complete closures happening in the Florence area or southward. These include: Oregon Dunes Day Use Area, Siltcoos Estuary and surrounding area, Spinreel to Horsfall ...


  20. Beachy Romance: Great Oregon Coast Makeout SpotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2017 | Beach Connection

    ... a quarter-mile walk from the Nye Beach Turnaround. Strawberry Hill, near Yachats. About halfway between Yachats and Florence sits this intricate wonder that's a kind of a miniature cove containing both soft sandy stretches and rocky nooks and ...


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