America’s Best Communities Contest

EUGENE, Ore. – A competition is looking to award millions of dollars to struggling small towns, so they can strengthen their economies and revive the American dream. There are a lot of qualifying cities in Oregon; in fact, Coos County is featured in a video that is being distributed nationwide to encourage communities to enter … Continue reading »

Hundreds Turn Out For Spring Plant Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of people eager for spring stocked up on herbs, veggies and flowers at Saturday’s Food For Lane County plant sale. The annual spring sale benefits the non-profit’s garden programs. The GrassRoots Garden was packed as soon at the sale started, and coordinators say about 1,000 people attend over the course of … Continue reading »

Program Helps Seniors Stay in Homes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A local program is working to help senior citizens stay in their homes. Through a $200,000 grant from the Oregon Housing and Community Services, the Community Lending Works Program at NEDCO is now offering low-interest loans to qualified, fixed-income homeowners age 65 and up. The money can be used to update a … Continue reading »