Lanes Restricted on Siuslaw River Bridge

FLORENCE, Ore. — A bird abatement project will restrict travel on the Siuslaw River Bridge in Florence to a single lane this week. Work will happen between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, and traffic will be controlled by flaggers. Travelers should expect delays no longer than 20 minutes. The project is … Continue reading »

Siuslaw River Floods Homes In Mapleton

MAPLETON, Ore.– Dozens of homes in Mapleton are under water Sunday night after the Siuslaw River crested Sunday morning after the Siuslaw River crested Sunday morning. People living here in Mapleton along the Siuslaw River say while flooding is not uncommon in this area, they had to prepare pretty quickly for this flood. Roads are … Continue reading »

Residents Prepare for Flooding

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Rising rivers are causing concerns for people living along the Mohawk and Siuslaw Rivers. These residents are asked to take caution Saturday night as heavy rain moves through the valley. Although they’re not concerned about water levels getting high enough to flood like it has in previous years, residents say they always … Continue reading »

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 »

ODFW Reduces Steelhead Trout Population

DEADWOOD, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife plans to stop releasing Steelhead Trout in some tributaries of the Siuslaw River. ODFW plans on reducing Steelhead Trout in Lake Creek from 15,000 to zero, leaving many residents feeling blindsided. For the past five years, the trout were released into the creek as part … Continue reading »