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SERVING WESTERN LANE COUNTY SINCE 1890
Directors replace Carnahan
with Scott over ethics
concerns from community
B Y C HANTELLE M EYER
PHOTOS BY ANDREW VAUGHN
This year’s Northwest Bronco Roundup participants park their 129 Broncos on the South Jetty beach near Florence. A total of 172
Broncos and more than 200 people were part of the weekend event from Aug. 15 to 16.
Northwest Bronco Roundup gathers 172 Broncos,
donates 3,832 pounds of food for local charity
At its regular meeting Aug. 19, the
Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue (SVFR)
Board of Directors returned to business as
usual after last month’s dismissal and rein-
statement of Fire Chief Jim Langborg. Part
of that included solidifying leadership with-
in the board.
“As you all know, the chain of command
is a really important thing in any organiza-
tion,” board member John Scott said.
“We’ve got the board, the board president,
the chief and then staff, in that order.”
Scott referenced the “period of turbu-
lence in our recent history,” when Board
President John Carnahan presented the first
motion to dismiss Langborg.
“I think this creates a very awkward situ-
ation, since the board president and the
chief have to be in daily contact,” Scott said.
“I’m at the point where I throw it out to
John (Carnahan) and say the best thing he
can do is resign his presidency.”
Scott was careful to say that no longer
being president would not affect Carnahan’s
membership on the board.
Carnahan said, “I believe that we’re here
to make the fire department successful. I
had not changed my mind by the end of the
meeting, but the board did. ... When that
decision is made, it’s a board decision, and
not a personal decision.”
B Y C HANTELLE M EYER
Dummer said, “This brings people
together from all over the West
Coast — Canada to California and as
far inland as Las Vegas, Nev., and
Some of the Aug. 15 and 16
in Florence involved playing
on the dunes, holding a Show-N-
Shine at Woahink Lake and taking a
massive group photo on the South
together to celebrate a
common interest? History.
Of the 172 Broncos participitating
in the NWBR, 129 drove out on the
Now in its fifth year in
beach for the group shot.
Florence, the Northwest
A passing Bakersfield, Calif., pilot
named Joshua Dace Knerr captured a
Bronco Roundup (NWBR)
photo of the group lining up.
brings together connois-
“It was a pretty awesome sur-
Part of the event’s fun was driving the vintage Broncos
prise,” Dummer said.
in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area.
seurs of 1966 to 1977 Ford
In 2014, there were 113 Broncos
Florence’s Historic Old Town, area lighthouses at the NWBR.
Dummer cited the support of the Northwest
According to event organizer Tom Dummer, and landmarks and ample camping and out-
Vintage Broncos and the local Florence com-
the annual Bronco gathering began in Sand
munity in the growth of the event.
“It’s a vacation with friends and families,”
Lake, Ore., in 1999.
In turn, the NWBR members supported the
Dummer said. “This event has been a great
For a while it was simply named “The
family gathering with so many different things Florence community by holding a food drive
Unevent,” a name that belied the amount of
raffle to benefit the community where they
planning that went into hosting more than 100
hold their roundup.
The event attracts Bronco enthusiasts of the
out-of-town vintage Bronco enthusiasts.
pristine factory stock, Baja Bronco editions,
Organizers picked Florence because of the
See ROUNDUP 6A
full-custom builds and rock buggies.
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area,
DUNES CITY PONDERS PERS REQUIREMENTS
Adding benefits could increase part-time salary budget up to 34 percent
B Y J ACK D AVIS
Concern was raised dur-
ing the Aug. 13 Dunes City
Council meeting regarding
Ambulance . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
the state’s requirement that
all Dunes City full and part-
time employees now must
be paid Public Employee
Dunes City currently has
one full-time and four part-
time employees. Full-time
City Administrator Fred
Hilden is already covered
under PERS. According to
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Word on the Street . . . . . . . A7
THIS WEEK ’ S
Ruede, the addition of the
PERS benefit package to
part-time employees would
increase their payroll
expenses 28 to 34 percent.
According to Hilden, the
state requires PERS benefits
to be paid to all public
employees who work more
than 600 hours a year.
Full Forecast, A3
gears up for
District to launch all-day
post-grad success program
B Y J ACK D AVIS
Mapleton School District registration is
Monday, Aug. 24, and Tuesday, Aug. 25,
from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. each
day. Kindergarten students and new elemen-
tary students can register at the elementary
school office during those hours.
All middle and high school students must
register at the high school office.
On Wednesday, Sept. 2, the district will
hold an elementary school meet and greet
from 1 to 3 p.m. Students are invited to
come to the elementary school, meet the
teachers and drop off school supplies.
“Mapleton is excited to start a brand new
school year with full-day kindergarten and
district-wide implementation of Advance-
ment Via Individual Determination (AVID)
College and Career Readiness Strategies,”
said Superintendent Jodi O’Mara.
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