Mental Hospital Walls Put Up

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — For some, this project was more than a decade in the making and with the lifting of each panel, all the parties involved say they become closer and closer to making what was once just a dream, a reality. Construction on the facility alone costs about $84 million, but there are … Continue reading »

Hospital Construction Reaches Milestone

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Wednesday marks a major milestone for the mental hospital being built in Junction City. Construction crews are erecting the largest wall of the hospital, with Representative Val Hoyle and city leaders on site to witness it. They’ll also be watching just how much of an economic impact the construction will have … Continue reading »

Monster Plane Fest Takes Off

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The Aerobeez Monster Fest kicks off at the airport this weekend. Planes will be taking off and landing, but there won’t be pilots up in the planes. Instead, they’ll be controlling from the ground. This weekend, 60 pilots from Iowa, California, Washington and Oregon will showcase their radio control planes. The … Continue reading »

Large Turnout for Hospital Job Fair

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Even though it won’t be open for another two years, the Oregon State Hospital in Junction City started its recruitment process. The hospital held a job fair Thursday, starting the staffing process for the 174 bed psychiatric facility. The massive building’s scheduled to open in 2015. Once fully staffed, it will … Continue reading »

Hospital Holds Job Fair for 170 Openings

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Oregon State Hospital will hire hundreds of workers for the new Junction City Mental Hospital. A job fair will be held at the Junction City High School Thursday. The hospital will try to fill 170 open positions. It’s mainly recruiting direct care positions like psychiatrists, nurses, security staff and housekeeping. The … Continue reading »

Businesses Benefit from Festival

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Junction City wrapped up its annual Scandinavian Festival on Sunday and businesses around the area said they enjoyed the festival just as much as people who went for fun. Businesses around the Scandinavian Festival took advantage of all the people who came to Junction City. Rodeo Steak House and Grill owner, … Continue reading »

Residents Hope Hospital Revives Economy

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Full funding for the Junction City Hospital has residents hopeful the economy will finally move forward. While the project is still under construction, residents say the news has them excited for what’s to come. Residents say that Junction City has been through a lot since the fall of Country Coach in … Continue reading »

Mental Health Facility to Open in 2014

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — After years of planning, it’s full speed ahead for a new mental health facility. The Oregon legislature approved full funding for the project Monday. The secure, three-story state mental health hospital will serve 174 patients. Most of the patients in the state system have been convicted of a crime, but found … Continue reading »

Sewage Main Break Floods Street

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A sewage main break Thursday morning in Junction City flooded the street and forced people to find different ways to get to work and school. Crews say that the main break is so deep they’ll be working on it for much of the day. Around 7 a.m., public works was called … Continue reading »

Two Men Killed in Junction City Crash

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. – The Lane County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a deadly crash Saturday. A memorial now marks the site of the crash on River Road and Luckey Lane. Early Saturday morning a Camaro drove off River Road and rolled over into the field on the side of the road. The driver Luke … Continue reading »

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