Algae Watch at Fern Ridge

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — If swimmers head out to Fern Ridge Reservoir, they might notice some caution signs for toxic algae — but the county says it is still safe to swim. Lane County Parks say the signs are just warnings and that there is no health advisory. The county says it is perfectly safe … Continue reading »

Free Health Event for Veneta Residents

VENETA, Ore. — Around 30 Fern Ridge residents gathered at a Veneta church Saturday to receive free health care. The event featured dental, primary care, and even a warm meal for anyone in the Veneta area. One organizer said he frequently sees patients in the emergency room who don’t have access to primary care, which … Continue reading »

Parking Permit Required at Wildlife Area

FERN RIDGE, Ore. — As of Jan. 1, visitors heading to any of the ODFW wildlife areas will be required to have a parking permit. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says daily permits are $7 and annual permits are $22. The permits must be bought from any of the nine wildlife areas and … Continue reading »