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Dams help Corps go with the flow

Modified: Wednesday, Feb 10th, 2016
In one room of a multi-story building beneath the hulking figure of the Lookout Point Dam near Dexter -- a building where the elevator travels to floors labeled by their elevation above sea level -- a series of computer screens showcases the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' efforts to control the waters of the Willamette River and its tributaries.
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Smithsonian traveling exhibit to explore what it means to be human

Modified: Wednesday, Feb 10th, 2016
Late last week, personnel at the Cottage Grove Library received an exciting message: The exhibit is on its way.
Beginning next Wednesday, Feb. 17, the Library will host a traveling exhibit entitled "Exploring Human Origins: What Does It Meant to be Human?" an installation brought to Cottage Grove by the Smithsonian Institution, the American Library Association and the John
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Council passes tobacco license ordinance

Modified: Wednesday, Feb 10th, 2016
The Cottage Grove City Council voted 6-1 in favor of an ordinance that will create a licensing program for the City's tobacco retailers Monday night, introduced originally by the Lane County Health Department in early 2015.
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End of an era

Modified: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016
Roger Braswell is a man in near-constant motion.
On a typical day at the Cottage Grove Safeway store, Braswell, its manager, checks in with employees at each department, trouble-shooting issues with each conversation. He offers a greeting and a thank-you to customers, many of whom he knows by name, until a call over the intercom pulls his attention elsewhere.
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Local air-quality agency details proposed changes to outdoor burning rules

Modified: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016
The task of monitoring and protecting Lane County's air quality falls to the only local air quality agency in the state of Oregon, and representatives of the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency recently detailed its efforts to the Cottage Grove City Council.
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School Board talks grad rates

Modified: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016
South Lane School District Superintendent Krista Parent spent much of the School Board's Monday-evening meeting discussing the District's high-school graduation and dropout rates, in particular a significant decline in the four-year graduation rate at Cottage Grove High School.
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District Attorney visits, touts County's changes

Modified: Wednesday, Feb 3rd, 2016
Lane County District Attorney Patricia Perlow said a tax levy approved by county voters in 2013 has proven "of great benefit" to the County's ability to hold people accountable for the crimes they commit here, and on Thursday, Perlow visited Cottage Grove to make the case for her election in 2016 and to talk about how she believes early interventions
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