From the KVAL.com archives
An earthquake Sept. 29, 2009, sent shockwaves around the world and waves that forecasters feared might hit Oregon's shores, triggering a Tsunami Advisory for the Oregon Coast.
From the KVAL.com archives
Brian Todd has lived in Florence for 11 years. He was working in construction last year until the economy took a turn for the worst.
"For me going 8 months without a job, kind of blew me back a little bit. I was becoming a very desperate person," said Todd.
How can something that happens every day be news?
Check out the sunset photos posted on KVAL.com by YouNews reporters who visit or live in Florence and, well, you get a sense for how the sun going down might just be the biggest news of even the best days.
Check these out -- then share your own.
KVAL Meteorologist Seth Wayne and I judged a BBQ contest at Three Rivers Casino Hotel a couple of weeks ago and the food was truly marvelous.
Seth and I tried chicken and ribs from four different vendors. I really like BBQ food to be a bit smokey and saucy.
51 breweries participated in the Microbrew Fest over the weekend by offering brews to taste. Patrons purchased "taste tickets" for $1 each and I sampled 5 different brews. (The samples were small.)
Of those, my favorite was the Firthur Pale Ale from Wakonda, Florence, Oregon.
In a joint statement issued Thursday, West Lane County Commissioner candidate Tony McCown announces he is ending his bid for the commissioner seat and is endorsing candidate Jerry Rust.
On Thursday, the Oregon Senate passed House Bill 3613A 22 to 8, establishing a moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling until 2020. This ten-year moratorium is four times as long as the previous moratorium passed in mid-2007 that expired this January 2, 2010.
Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) responsible for the illegal kill and waste of three elk in the Trask Unit near Tillamook.
Two Eugene men faces burglary and theft charges after a deputy stopped to check on their vehicle and discovered property traced to a breakin in Florence, Ore.
Press release courtesy OSU
Toothed whales are known to form long-standing social groups – especially among females – and scientists have hypothesized that these bonds are created to fend off sub-dominant males interested in mating, and to watch after each other's offspring while individual females dive for food
The first round of Apple A Day Rural Volunteer EMS Training Grants are now available for volunteers who work in communities more than 10 miles from population centers of 40,000 people or more.
The new Overleaf Event Center in Yachats is open and ready for meetings and gatherings. Located at the entrance to the Overleaf Lodge Resort, the Event Center offers an intimate environment surrounded by the natural beauty of native plantings and walking trails.
From Lane County
Road name: First Avenue
Location: Florence, Oregon
Closed at: Mile post 0.346 (near Lookout Street) to mile post 0.410 (Falcon Street)
Dates and times: 8 a.m., Monday, March 8 until 5 p.m.
If you're on the Oregon coast today, please send us your photos. With the coast under a tsunami warning following the 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile, we want a glimpse of conditions. No flooding is expected for Oregon but sea levels are expected to rise. Post here or e-mail kvalnews@kval.
Did you know there's a project underway to create a National Coast Trail, which would make it possible to travel by land or water around the entire United States border?
Learn more about it at Hiking the Oregon Coast Trail, an illustrated talk by Al LePage, the Director of the National Coast Trail Association, on Thursday, March 4, at 6:00 at the Downtown Eugene Public Library