Social Security Thief Sentenced

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A judge sentenced a Cottage Grove caretaker, Tuesday, for stealing social security benefits. Carel Cody, 47, of Cottage Grove was sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison for her theft of more than $200,000 in social security benefits since a man she was caring for died. According to court records, Cody’s … Continue reading »

Wanted Cottage Grove Man Arrested

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A wanted felon from Cottage Grove was caught by Oregon State Police after trying to flee from troopers Sunday night. Troopers say they tried to stop a reported stolen truck on Highway 26 near John Day. The driver, Douglas Gene Williams, 41, of Cottage Grove, failed to stop and turned onto … Continue reading »

Bohemia Mining Day Preparations

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — More than one hundred vendors were getting ready for a full weekend of fun, Wednesday. The Bohemia Mining Days celebration starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. The festival features music, square dancing, a little casino and even a re-enactment shootout. There’ll also be woodworking, arts and crafts and plenty of food … Continue reading »

Rabbit Rescue’s Ordinance Proposal

CRESWELL, Ore. — Her rabbits have everything they need, from fresh water and food to air conditioning and kisses. When Heather Crippen saw these furry creatures being chased by kids at the Cottage Grove Rodeo’s Animal Scramble last year, she couldn’t believe it. That’s when she took action. “From the very start, we wanted the … Continue reading »

911 Outage Near Cottage Grove

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — An outage has cut 911 service to some areas east of Cottage Grove. Anyone where service isn’t working should go directly to the Cottage Grove Hospital or the Cottage Grove Police Dept. Century Link is working to fix the problem. 911 service for the city of Cottage Grove does appear to … Continue reading »

Food Pantry Starts New Donation System

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A Cottage Grove food pantry introduced a new way to feed the hungry, Tuesday. Coordinators say the idea comes out of Ashland and involves community members regularly donating food collected by volunteers every two months. They say it could be a great way to keep their hungry neighbors fed year round. … Continue reading »

Driver Cited for DUII in HWY 99 Crash

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Oregon State Police say the driver involved in a serious-injury crash early Tuesday morning will face several charges, including DUII. Troopers say around 12:30 a.m. Tyler D. Wells, 21, of Cottage Grove was driving along Highway 99 near River Avenue when he took a curve too fast and slid sideways into … Continue reading »

Cottage Grove Residents Honor Veterans

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — All over western Oregon people found special ways to honor our military men and women on Memorial Day. Cottage Grove residents held a special ceremony to remember what’s important in life and the people who fight so hard to keep us safe. Patriotism. Honor. And remembrance. Those themes all rang true … Continue reading »

Men Arrested for Attempted Murder

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Oregon State Police have arrested two men in Cottage Grove for attempted murder following a shooting on HWY 99 on Wednesday evening. The dispute between Joshua Miller, Clinton Moore, and Harold Wilson started at Saginaw Trailer Court, a mobile home park. According to police, Wilson fled the park while Miller and … Continue reading »

City Concerned About Embezzlement Case

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Cottage Grove’s City Manager announced Monday that a former employee had embezzled money from the city. The city’s news surprised many, but also left a good amount of questions circling among the residents. City Manager Richard Meyers says the alleged thief was fired and the city’s money will be refunded by … Continue reading »

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