Linn County Sheriff to Retire

ALBANY, Ore. — After 29 years serving Linn County, Sheriff Tim Mueller is retiring. In a personal note to Linn County residents, the sheriff says he’s decided to “hang up his gun and put away his uniform” on December 31. He served as sheriff for the past 8 years. Sheriff Mueller says he’ll miss working … Continue reading »

Benton County Sheriff to Retire

CORVALLIS, Ore. — After more than six years in office, Benton County’s sheriff is retiring. Diana Simpson made the announcement Wednesday. She recommends that Benton County commissioners promote Undersheriff Scott Jackson to replace her. During her time as sheriff, Simpson helped the sheriff’s office navigate significant budget cuts and pass an operating levy in 2007. … Continue reading »

Public Hearing on Safety Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — A recent survey found the majority of people in Lane County will support a public safety property tax levy. Members of the community listened to results from that survey Tuesday night and then offered commissioners their own input on whether they would or would not support the tax. Lane County residents packed Harris … Continue reading »