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Local non-profit sues former employee

Modified: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017
*This story has been edited to clarify that Aprovecho totaled the alleged misuse of funds and unpaid rent for a total amount of $33,565.
Former administrative coordinator, Dante Layton is being sued by local non-profit Aprovecho after the organization calculated more than $20,000 in lost income and electronic financial records deleted.
Aprovecho is suing Layton for $33,565; a

Local theatre readies for new season

Modified: Wednesday, Jan 18th, 2017
The Cottage Theatre is now entering its 2017 season which will boast six new plays, including several musicals.
All of the plays bare no familiarity with the theatre except for one, The Importance of Being Earnest, which the Cottage Theatre presented once before in 1994.

CGHS plans auction

Modified: Wednesday, Jan 18th, 2017
The Cottage Grove High School Athletic Department hosting a fundraising event to help bring more money to athletic programs at the high school. The department is hosting a dinner and auction on Feb. 18 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The idea came to Athletic Director Gary Roberts when he spoke

City Hall shut down

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 17th, 2017
Some office re-arranging and a tripped breaker saved the city a potentially expensive repair after an employee tasked with fixing the breaker, discovered a more serious issue.
On Jan. 12, city employees and inmates being housed in the building were forced out into the street due to what city manager Richard Meyers described as a problem with the main

Cottage Grove man still missing

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
Hank Vaughn Canaday, 37, was initially reported missing on Jan. 9.

Mr. Canaday is still missing, although we have information that as of approximately 10:00pm on Tuesday 01/10/16, he was on foot on Franklin Boulevard in Eugene, near PC Market of Choice. Eugene PD, Springfield PD, and Oregon State Police have been given this information.

According to

Libraries on the road to closure in Douglas County

Modified: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
Inclement weather did not stop the Douglas County Commissioners from holding a public hearing concerning the possible closure of the county's library system on Wednesday, Jan. 4.
For over an hour, the commissioners heard from the public and offered their own understanding of the impending funding crisis set to hit the library system this summer.
"Know this: We

Annual Bald Eagle Count to be held Saturday

Modified: Wednesday, Jan 11th, 2017
The annual bald eagle count will be held Saturday morning at 10 a.m. The Coast Fork Birders will be meeting at 78405 Cedar Park Rd., Cottage Grove. The Alison Center leads the count and will visit Dorena Reservoir and Cottage Grove reservoir. The weather is forecasted at 45 degrees on Saturday, so dress warm and bring snacks.

Taylor pump project adds $127,000

Modified: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
Under the management of the newly sworn-in mayor Jeff Gowing, the Cottage Grove City Council approved a change order just over $27,000 for upgrades to the Cottage Grove Water Pump Station at its first meeting of the year.
The million-dollar project, also known as the Taylor Pump Station, hit a snag when Pacific Power altered the path of service

South Lane School District plans to choose a name by month's end

Modified: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
The school district is getting close to naming the new elementary school that is in the process of being built off of 10th St. The district has opened online voting polls for six different possibilities.
Communications Director Garrett Bridgens says that the website has over 2,000 votes, more than the city's 2016 election participation.
Unlike the elections, however, the

School board debates budget

Modified: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
South Lane School District's budget discussion was one of the more intensely debated topics during this first school board meeting of 2017. This year's budget has the potential to effect certain programs in certain school and even have days cut from the school year.
The winter weather hasn't helped the situation either.
For budgetary reasons, there was talk

Winter Weather Closures and Delays for Monday, January 9, 2017

Modified: Monday, Jan 9th, 2017
UPDATED 8:37am
• South Lane Sch. Dist. - Closed. Many roadways are still too slick.
• Head Start of Lane Co. - Agency is closed. No Staff. Head Start estarα cerrado hoy. El personal
no se presentara a trabajar.
• Creswell Christian School and Child Care Center - 2 Hours Late
• Creswell Sch. Dist. - Closed

OSP Urging Safe Travels After Responding to Over 750 Traffic Incidents In 36 Hours

Posted: Sunday, Jan 8th, 2017
In the past 36 hours we have had responded to over 750 traffic incidents statewide. These include 91 road hazards, 266 disabled vehicles, and 394 reported crashes. Most were weather related. Fortunately no lives were lost but we are still urging motorists safe travels during this storm.
If traveling is not necessary, please don't. If it is necessary please

Winter Weather delays and closures for January 7, 2017

Modified: Saturday, Jan 7th, 2017
• ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - With the hazardous driving conditions, chains are now required on Interstate 5 through the Eugene metro area (mp 184-209) for all vehicles over 10K gross vehicle weight. Traction tires are allowed in place of chains on vehicles under 10K GVW and not towing. All towing vehicles must use chains. Freezing rain, sleet and

Agencies warn against winter storm set to hit this weekend

Posted: Saturday, Jan 7th, 2017
According to the National Weather Service, an ice storm is set to hit Lane County this weekend, effecting roadways and utilities. As a result, local agencies are gearing up and preparing for the worst, warning residents to stock up on supplies early.
EPUD Public Relations Coordinator Patty Jo Angelini said, "We would rather people be safe than sorry. That

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