New Medical Clinic Coming to Oakridge

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — A new medical clinic will soon be opening in Oakridge, headed by two young entrepreneurs from the University of Oregon. The pair just got approved for $70,000 from the Lane County Board of Commissioners for their project. Oliver Alexander and Orion Falvey founded the Orchid Health Collective last year after attending a business conference … Continue reading »

Parents Line Up for Tickets

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Toys for Tots collection campaign will be over Saturday after the Springfield Parade, but now comes the really fun part. At 10 a.m. Friday, more than a hundred people were lined up at the Springfield Armory, to get a ticket for this weekend’s toy handout five hours before the doors opened. … Continue reading »

Missionary Team Still in Philippines

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The missionary team from the First Baptist Church in Oakridge is still in the Philippines. Pastor Bob Yoder says he spoke with the team leader on Sunday morning and they are doing great. They’ve been helping with clean up and transporting supplies to people in the city of Ormoc this week. “The … Continue reading »

Effects of Typhoon Reaches Oakridge

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The congregation at the First Baptist Church in Oakridge is going through waves of emotions because of personal ties to the Philippines. It sent out a missionary team last Wednesday, arriving just before the storm. Pastor Bob Yoder says the church was originally headed there to partner with other churches but quickly … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz – November 1

It’s the play-in week at the 6A, 5A and 4A levels with Roseburg, Thurston, South Eugene, Marist, Churchill, Elmira and Douglas all trying to keep their seasons alive and advance to the state playoffs. At the lower levels, Pleasant Hill, Oakridge, Oakland and Lowell all close out their regular seasons.

Landes Fire Burns Near Oakridge

OAKRIDGE, Ore. – Fire crews battled the growing Landes Fire near Hills Creek Reservoir, Saturday. The blaze has burned eight acres so far. Visitors of the area are being asked to stay clear of the reservoir because the helicopter blades can break tree limbs.      

Oakridge Ready for Mountain Bike Oregon

OAKRIDGE, Oregon — Mountain Bike Oregon kicked off its ninth year on Friday. Cyclists come from all over the world for the three-day premiere biking event and local businesses prepare in advance. About 350 cyclists are camping out in Oakridge this weekend, some from as far away as England. Randy Dreiling, one of the event’s … Continue reading »

Oakridge School’s Busing Battle

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — A feud’s brewing over the future of student transportation at the Oakridge School District. The Oakridge School Board says they won’t make a decision on outsourcing its student transportation Monday, despite what the Oregon School Employees Association said. In a press release Friday, OSEA said contracting out is “a bad bargain” for the … Continue reading »

Oakridge Celebrates New Library

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — A more than 40-year-old dream came true Saturday in Oakridge as residents celebrated the grand opening of their new library. The old library was built in 1961 and held 8,000 books. The new one is three times the size and will hold many more. The building was made possible by a federal … Continue reading »

ODOT Closing Highway 58 to Repair Tunnel

By Nha Nguyen HIGHWAY 58, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation is getting ready for some major construction on Highway 58. Starting the night of June 4, ODOT crews will completely close the section of the Willamette Highway at the Salt Creek Tunnel (milepost 56) in order to repair and modernize the historic tunnel. … Continue reading »