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 »

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 »

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