Serenity Lane Expands

COBURG, Ore. — A Eugene treatment center hopes to help even more people recover from alcohol and drug abuse. Work is underway on a $30 million expansion at Serenity Lane. The sale of a piece of property off Industrial Road in Coburg went through in 2008, but the heavy equipment just rolled in, last week. … Continue reading »

Living River Celebration Kicks Off

COBURG, Ore. — Crews are getting ready for this weekend’s Living River Celebration at Green Island near Coburg. It’s where the Willamette and McKenzie rivers come together. The McKenzie River Trust is holding its annual, free event. There will be tree climbing, birding, self-guiding walks, canoeing, and Ninkasi beer and music. “This is an opportunity … Continue reading »

Sprinklers Douse Fire in Paint Booth

EUGENE, Ore. — A close call at the Coburg Industrial Park. Crews responded to Carry on Trailers a little after seven Thursday night to check a fire alarm. They found smoke inside the building. Luckily the building has sprinklers, and they¬†extinguished the flames. Even so, crews had plenty of work to do. “We had to … Continue reading »

Coburg Child Wanders Away From Home

COBURG, Ore. — Oregon State Police are urging parents to keep a close eye on their kids after troopers found a girl with Downs Syndrome wandering around Coburg. Police said just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday an 8-year-old girl wandered into a Coburg antique store. OSP said they canvassed the neighborhood for about an hour before … Continue reading »

Coburg Fire District Burn to Learn

COBURG, Ore. — There was a lot of smoke in the air in Coburg Saturday but there’s no need to be alarmed. It’s part of a learning experience for some new firefighters. The community came out to watch as the newer recruits at the Coburg Fire District set fire to an old house to do … Continue reading »

Coburg Residents React to Recall Results

COBURG, Ore. — Residents hope things will settle down in Coburg after a recall effort to oust the mayor and two councilors failed. At least 65 percent of votes in all three races were in favor of keeping the leaders in office. A Coburg resident started the recall campaign, accusing two city council members of … Continue reading »

Applesauce Maker Decides Against Coburg

COBURG, Ore. — An international food processing company that was considering putting roots down in Coburg has decided to go another direction. After months of talks with Materne North America, a European company that produces the squeezeable applesauce brand GoGo Squeez, Coburg city leaders announced Wednesday that the company decided to go elsewhere. The news … Continue reading »

Coburg 2013 Antique Fair

COBURG, Ore. — Lovers of antiques and vintage treasures headed to Coburg Sunday to the 26th annual one-day antique fair. Organizers say this event has become a hot destination for antique collectors all over the west coast. “People tell me this show is the mecca of all outdoor one day shows and they just really … Continue reading »

Residents React to Possible Factory

COBURG, Ore. — An international food processing company could be calling the City of Coburg its new home in just a year’s time. While many of the residents we spoke to were excited about what a production company like this could do for the small town, there were some concerns about whether or not the … Continue reading »

Food Company Planning Move To Coburg

COBURG, Ore. — The Coburg City Council approved a tax exemption program for an applesauce production company that’s looking to move into the city’s industrial park. The company, Materne North America, gave its first public pitch Tuesday night at a joint meeting between the Coburg City Council and Lane County Commission. The plans call for … Continue reading »

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