New Concerns Over Former County Employee

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — A renewed request to look into actions involving former Lane County administrator Liane Richardson. Commissioner Sid Leiken was firm in his email he sent out Friday morning asking the county to look further into concerns regarding Richardson. In the email commissioner Leiken sent to interim county administrator Alicia Hays and his fellow commissioners … Continue reading »

County Forms Poverty & Homeless Board

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Lane County Human Services opened its application process Thursday, for non-profits to apply for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program funding. On top of that funding, they’ve also announced a new Poverty and Homeless Board (PHB) to tackle the growing problem. The new Poverty and Homeless Board won’t set to work until … Continue reading »

Swine Flu Case Confirmed In Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Public Health has confirmed one case of swine flu in Lane County, and health officials are already concerned. Researchers say it’s the same virus that killed about 280,000 people worldwide, if not more, when it first hit in 2009. In Lane County, the health department says a man is now … Continue reading »

Serenity Lane Awards Community Leaders

EUGENE, Ore. — One of Eugene’s top alcohol and drug treatment centers hosted a community breakfast Wednesday. They’re recognizing those on the front lines of addiction treatment. Serenity Lane hosted its second annual community breakfast at the Eugene Hilton and the public was invited. The organization presented six awards to members of the community who have contributed … Continue reading »

Last Day to Register to Vote

EUGENE, Ore. – Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in Lane County’s November 5 special election. Voters who live in the Springfield or Junction City school districts, or the River Road Park and Recreation District are eligible to vote. Measures in the school districts will ask voters to approve bond measures to … Continue reading »

Big Turnout For Home Improvement Show

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Home Improvement Show at the fairgrounds wrapped up it’s final day on Sunday. Organizers say they were happy with the turnout, saying they saw strong attendance. Vendors reported they saw the best results they’ve seen in years and the people who attended the event say they are leaving with … Continue reading »

Crowds Gather At Great Rotary Duck Race

EUGENE, Ore. — Six local non-profits will be receiving big financial help after all of the money raised in The Great Rotary Duck Race. Alton Baker Park was filled today with supporters of these organizations that are receiving funds to help prevent child abuse. “I feel excited,” said Patricia Wigney, executive director at Bridgeway House. … Continue reading »

Booths Set Up for Home Show

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re ready to tackle a home improvement project, look no further than the Lane County Home Improvement Show. It’s back for its 31st year, with 230 home and garden exhibits at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Each booth has the hottest new products and gadgets on the market, and you can pick … Continue reading »

Copper Thieves A Problem In Lane County

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Copper theft is a widespread problem and here in Lane County, it’s a huge problem for communications company, CenturyLink. The town of Dexter had phone outages last weekend due to what CenturyLink says were copper thieves. The company says this isn’t the only time they’ve seen it as it’s been a problem … Continue reading »

Voter Registration Deadline Nears

LANE COUNTY, Ore. – The deadline nears for voter registration in the upcoming special elections in Lane County. Voters must register by October 15. On October 18, in-state ballots will be mailed out and official drop sites will be open. For more information on the measures in Lane County or to register, click here.   … Continue reading »

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