No Response Outside of Fire Districts

VENETA, Ore. — Local fire districts say in rural areas, with few homes, it’s not uncommon to be outside of a fire district. If there’s a house fire, crews will not respond. A map showing all the boundaries for fire districts in Lane County shows jagged district lines that don’t always back up to another … Continue reading »

Vehicle Registration Fee Proposal

EUGENE, Ore.– Gas prices continue to drop, but the cost of owning your car in Lane County may be on the rise. Commissioners are exploring¬†a local vehicle registration fee to pay for road maintenance, and may decide whether or not to put it on the May ballot. The fee would nearly double what most drivers … Continue reading »

Homeless Rest Stop Open House

EUGENE, Ore. — Community members had a chance to tour the newest homeless rest stop in Eugene Saturday. The Nightingale Health Sanctuary opened in December. It’s near Lane County Behavioral Health, across from Autzen Stadium. It’s home to about 20 people and has room for ten more. Residents say they’re very happy at the new, … Continue reading »

Business Networking Events

LANE COUNTY, Ore.– The State of the County and City of Eugene and Springfield addresses have all wrapped up. The common message in all of them is improving the economy. Today, cities are launching a series of networking events for entrepreneurs. First Thursday Coffee Meetup If you are interested in networking with other entrepreneurs and … Continue reading »

State of the County Address

EUGENE, Ore. — The economy, public safety and hiring a new county administrator were just some of the points Lane County Commissioner Pat Farr touched on Monday night in the State of the County Address. While he highlighted last year’s strengths and weaknesses, the focus was on 2015. The night started with a look at … Continue reading »

Preview: State Of Lane County Address

LANE COUNTY, Ore.– Lane County Commission Chair Pat Farr will deliver the State of the County Address at the Lane Events Center at 6 p.m. Monday. He will also announce the hiring of a new auditor. Farr says the county accomplished a great deal in 2014. One of the biggest accomplishments is hiring a new … Continue reading »

Bike Trails Showcased in Magazine

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County’s bike trails are taking center stage in a 10-page feature spread in a popular magazine. Each year Bike Magazine releases its “Bible of Bike Test,” an issue dedicated to showcasing the best biking in the country. Bike Magazine staff spent 170 hours riding trails around Oakridge, the McKenzie River and … Continue reading »

Vehicle Fee Moves Forward

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County residents are one step closer to voting on a vehicle fee in May. The Board of Commissioners voted to move the ballot measure forward. Staff will now write up ballot language and have a first reading of the measure on January 6th. The proposed vehicle fee would be $35 dollars … Continue reading »

Letter Carriers’ Food Drive Starts

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Letter carriers in Lane County were out picking up more than just mail Saturday.¬† Saturday kicked off their annual food drive. Folks left bags full of canned goods by their mailboxes and postal workers picked it up. The food drive is one of the largest in our area. It helps to fill … Continue reading »

Warming Centers Open for Saturday

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD/COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The Egan Warming Centers will be open the night of Saturday, Nov. 29th. Volunteers are on standby for the night of Sunday, Nov. 30th and Monday, Dec. 1st. Sites activated for Saturday, Nov. 29th are as follows: 1. First Christian Church, 11th & Oak Eugene (shuttles to take guests to other … Continue reading »

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