Sheriff’s Office Community Meetings

LANE COUNTY, Ore.– The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce a new round of Community Awareness Meetings beginning November 20, 2014. Sheriff Tom Turner will be visiting communities within Lane County to hear about the issues and concerns facing each individual area and to answer questions. We will be discussing the positive impacts … Continue reading »

Lane County Gives Free Tdap Immunization

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Public Health will administer 500 free Tdap vaccines at the Charnelton Clinic, Friday. “Vaccinations are very important in preventing outbreaks as they promote herd immunity, and when you get the Tdap shot you are actually protecting yourself and the community from three diseases at once,” said Dr. Patrick Luedtke, Lane … Continue reading »

Collaboration to End Vet Homelessness

EUGENE, Ore. — Homelessness is a problem many veterans experience locally and across the country. But, a collaboration between Lane County and the cities of Eugene and Springfield is hoping to put fourth a housing first model, so no veteran has to live on the streets. Charles Platt is a local veteran who’s now managing a … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Response to Measure 91

EUGENE, Ore. — Local law enforcement agencies say they don’t have a plan in place yet for changes in enforcement once recreational marijuana is legal. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says impaired driving is illegal, whether pot is legal or not. But it will look to states that already have recreational usage to see what … Continue reading »

Glenwood Redevelopment Talks Continue

GLENWOOD, Ore. — The city of Springfield is pushing forward with plans to redevelop Glenwood and it’s evaluating the role the county will play in the project. The Candlewood Suites are a fresh example of new development on Franklin Boulevard in Glenwood. But it’s only the start of an expansive plan to change the face … Continue reading »

Mushroom Festival at Mt. Pisgah

EUGENE, Ore — Rain or shine, you can expect a great turnout at the annual Mushroom Festival at Mt. Pisgah on Sunday,  Oct. 26. The festival is the largest display of mushrooms on the West Coast. Cascade Mycological Society and Lane Community College are festival partners. Volunteers forge all the mushrooms, set up the stunning … Continue reading »

Lane County Home Improvement Show

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands are getting fresh ideas this weekend on how to improve their homes. The Lane County Home Improvement Show is back at the fairgrounds for the 32nd year, bringing in hundreds of vendors to help local residents make changes to their homes. Coordinators say this year, it’s all about technology—lots of new … Continue reading »

Lane Co. Discusses Marijuana Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — The vote to legalize marijuana is a month away and Lane County is considering a new tax, should Measure 91 pass. County commissioners discussed two ordinances Tuesday at their meeting. One which would tax medical and recreational marijuana, the other only recreational. Commissioners voiced concerns and questions and struck down the first … Continue reading »

Lane Co. Bat Tests Positive for Rabies

NOTI, Ore. — Lane County Public Health says laboratory results confirmed a bat found in Noti, tested positive for rabies. Officials say on October 3, a family in Noti found their cats playing with a dead bat in their barn. The bat was sent to the state lab and a preliminary positive test for rabies … Continue reading »

Lane County To Propose Pot Tax

EUGENE, Ore.– The vote to legalize marijuana in Oregon is just around the corner, and local governments are considering imposing a tax should Measure 91 pass in November. For the first time, Lane County commissioners will present their proposed ordinance. They are calling for a county tax equal to 50 percent of the state tax rate … Continue reading »

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