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Investigation ongoing into pedestrian death

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014
State police say a
woman who thought she hit a deer in the road has contacted them

Oregon State Police are continuing an investigation into the death of a 39-year old Eugene man Saturday evening on Shoreview Drive near Dorena Reservoir, and they say they're utilizing new information developed Monday by the Lane County Medical Examiner.
On
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Ready for takeoff

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014


The buzz of small aircraft over the skies of Cottage Grove is expected to return soon with the completion of a project aimed at repaving the runway and updating the lighting system at Cottage Grove State Airport.
It's a development eagerly anticipated by the pilots that call the airport home for their planes, according to Shawn Kelley,
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Forum featuring council candidates set for Oct. 9

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014


Cottage Grove will talk politics next week, as the local election season kicks off with a candidates' forum organized by the Chamber of Commerce.
The forum will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9 at the reception hall of the Cottage Grove Community Center, located at 700 E. Gibbs Ave. Chamber Director Travis Palmer said
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Murphy moving on

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 30th, 2014


It may be difficult for many in Cottage Grove to imagine someone other than Heather Murphy as executive director of the Family Relief Nursery. But that's just what the Nursery will set out to do this fall, with Murphy set to transition into a position with the Children's Institute, an early childhood policy think tank based in Portland.
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Company monitors probation for CG court

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014


On a typical Thursday morning at Cottage Grove Municipal Court, nearly two-dozen individuals appear before Judge Martin Fisher. One by one, each is questioned about the charges they face, and plea deals are often discussed. The judge hears more details about the incident(s) in question from City Prosecutor Sean Kelly; he then often hears from public defender Ryan
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Victim pulled from submerged car identified

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014
On Monday, the Lane County Sheriff's Office identified the driver of a 2000 Honda Accord pulled from the waters of the Coast Fork Willamette River last week as 36-year old Joaquin VargasCortes of Medford.
The Sheriff's Office received a report of a vehicle in the water off London Road near milepost 12 at about 7:30 a.m. on Thursday. There,
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District Atty. investigating officer-involved shooting

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014

The Lane County District Attorney's Office, in conjunction with investigators from Oregon State Police, the Lane County Sheriff's Office, Springfield and Eugene police departments and Cottage Grove Police, are teaming up to investigate a shooting that involved a Cottage Grove police officer Saturday evening.
According to a Monday press release, three officers were present at the time shots
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Measuring Main Street

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 23rd, 2014


Interested citizens got a look Monday morning at some ways that downtown Cottage Grove might operate if overhauled in accordance with the oft-discussed Main Street Refinement Plan.
Beginning in December of 2013, the City of Cottage Grove Planning Department, in conjunction with Portland-based consultants Evans and Associates, conducted a series of public meetings aimed at planning the design
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