Log Truck Blocks Highway near Mapleton

MAPLETON, Ore. — A log truck lost its load in Mapleton Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened on the bridge over the Siuslaw River in Mapleton. Part of Highway 126 was blocked and the accident took about an hour to clear. The driver, 47-year-old James A. Schripsema, of Florence, was not injured. Photos courtesy of Oregon … Continue reading »

FEMA Raises Mapleton Home from Floods

MAPLETON, Ore. — A Mapleton homeowner is getting some help in hopes of avoiding future flooding. FEMA is giving the homeowner a $77,000 grant to raise the home, which sits in a floodplain. The grant covers 75% of the project while the homeowner has to pick up the rest of the cost. In January, flooding … Continue reading »

50 Years of KEZI 9 News: 1996

As KEZI celebrates 50 years on the air, we take a trip back in time to Mapleton, 1996, courtesy of reporter Doug Barber. Elvin Huntington was just one of 30,000 residents displaced by the floods of ’96. Heavy rains in January of that year saturated the ground. That was followed by a blizzard that padded … Continue reading »