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Kyle Miller Wins CGS Wingless Sprint Series Feature

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016
Cottage Grove, Oregon- Cottage Grove Speedway would host the fourth race of 2016 for the inaugural season of the Wingless Sprint Series. Seventeen drivers would make the journey to the historic -mile clay oval. Teams from Oregon and Washington would make appearances.
Sutherlin teenager Cooper Desbiens would get his J.H. Desbiens Construction/Budget Lumber/Lithia Autobody/Oregon Tool & Supply #4D Maxim to
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Fireworks and Fido

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016
As of today, firework use is legal through July 6th as Americans enjoy displays to celebrate Independence Day.
Unfortunately, as the festivities increase, so does stress in dogs and cats. The loud noises can be very scary and confusing for animals. While some pets don't seem to mind, others may hide or run.
"It's usually one of the busiest
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One year later: Marijuana legalization and its impact (or lack thereof) on local law enforcement

Modified: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016
This Friday, July 1, will mark the one-year anniversary of the legalization of recreational marijuana use for those over age 21 in Oregon.
There have been other milestones related to legalization since last summer: established medical marijuana dispensaries began selling recreational marijuana on Oct. 1, 2015 and were greeted with a wave of new customers. Last month, New Breed
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Woman sought in connection with teen party

Modified: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016
The Cottage Grove Police Department is seeking the public's help to locate a woman that police say furnished alcohol to a party involving several intoxicated juveniles last month.
The Department utilized its Facebook page Monday to enlist public involvement in the search for 33-year old Angela Ward, who they said purchased alcohol for several teens in advance of a
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On your mark, get set, read!

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016
Kyndra Kelley, age 6, chooses a book during the kickoff to the Cottage Grove Library's Summer Reading program on Wednesday, June 22. The Library reported that 197 children and 107 adults attended the kickoff, adding that 223 kids had already been signed up to participate in the program. Participants received a free book donated by the Friends of the Library
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BMX track torn down

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016
A structure that has played host to youth activities and competitions for many years in Cottage Grove came down in mere minutes last week.
Public Works Director Jan Wellman with the City of Cottage Grove said that the local BMX track, which existed on city land on the southeast edge of town since the 1980s, had become a "dangerous
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Sisters accused of robbing elderly veteran

Modified: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
On Friday, the Cottage Grove Police Department announced the arrests of two area sisters suspected of bilking an elderly area veteran out of over $100,000 in a four-month period.
The Department said Friday that it had arrested 57-year old Rita Amundson and her sister, 64-year old Teena Taylor, both of Cottage Grove, after a 94-year old World War II
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Joint ceremony held to honor, retire flags

Modified: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
The United States Flag Code states that, "The Flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning." On Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14, representatives of local American Legion Post 32, VFW Post 3473 and Boy Scouts Troop 140 presented a ceremonial flag
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Local gardener Andrea Mull receives state's top honor

Modified: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
The care and maintenance of a downtown Cottage Grove park was one of the reasons that a local woman was named the Oregon Federation of Garden Clubs' Gardener of the Year for 2016. A meeting involving that very same park, however, kept her from attending the ceremony and accepting her award.
Andrea Mull has been involved with the Cottage
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Local LCC campus plots its future

Modified: Wednesday, Jun 22nd, 2016
The economic downturn that devastated this country's economy several years ago sent many people who were frustrated with the state of the workforce and their place in it back to the halls of higher education. College enrollment figures soared, though the protracted recovery from the Great Recession has had the opposite effect, as numbers continue to fall. It is against
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