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Work progresses at Coiner Park, new Arby's site by Walmart

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
New construction can be counted upon to come to the attention of passersby, and the Sentinel regularly fields questions about new projects popping up in the area. These days, two projects in particular seem to have piqued public curiosity, and as such the Sentinel offers this construction update:

Four more join City Council race

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 24th, 2016
Cottage Grove voters will elect a new mayor and three new City Council representatives this November, and recently, four more candidates threw their proverbial hats into the ring.
Current City Councilors Jake Boone, Jeff Gowing and Mike Fleck have all filed to run for the mayoral seat currently held by Tom Munroe, and the looming absence of Gowing at

Local woman charged with felony for allegedly striking child

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
A 25-year old Cottage Grove woman faces a felony charge after police say she left bruises on a two-year old child during an incident in late January.
Detective Doug Skaggs said that bruises on the buttocks and legs of the two-year old were discovered by a family member of 25-year old Tiffany Nicole Roberts-Larson. Skaggs wrote that medical professionals

Code officer tasked with 'zombie houses'

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 23rd, 2016
In her new position, Shauna Neigh is set to do battle with Cottage Grove's "zombies."
Neigh, who also serves as the director of the Cottage Grove Main Street Program, began a stint last week as a code enforcement officer with the City's Planning Department. During the City's 2016-17 budget process, city staff spoke of the need for a code enforcement

LRAPA: High temperatures create conditions for increased smog in Lane County

Posted: Friday, Aug 19th, 2016
As the temperature reaches into the high 90s and above, smog levels are also rising in Lane County.

Smog, or ground level ozone, is created when nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) have a chemical reaction in the presence of sunlight. Some examples of major sources include emissions from cars, power plants, lawn mowers, refineries, and

Excessive Heat Watch for Cascade Foothills in Lane County, OR

Modified: Thursday, Aug 18th, 2016
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch from 2 p.m. Thursday until 9 p.m. Saturday for areas including Cottage Grove.
They say an upper ridge of high pressure will settle over the area Thursday through Saturday, bringing increasingly hot weather. Northeast to east winds are expected to intensify the heating on Friday. High temperatures will be in

Wieners added to WOE Fair's Sat. lineup

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 17th, 2016
An event that offers what may be the most manic few minutes in Cottage Grove's yearly calendar finds itself in a new home this weekend.
The W.O.E. Heritage Fair returns to the fairgrounds north of Cottage Grove (at 2000 N. Douglas) this Friday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Aug. 21. As ever, the Fair offers local entertainment acts, contests in

Deadline to run for local office approaches

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
This November, Cottage Grove will cast votes that could significantly alter the face of city government for the next few years. But in some contests, it remains to be seen if they'll have anyone to vote for.
The Tuesday, Nov. 8 ballot will feature openings for three seats on the Cottage Grove City Council. Voters will also choose a

Park screening marks General's 90th

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
Just before showtime, a visibly excited Travis Palmer, Executive Director of the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce, took a turn at the microphone.
"How's this for small-town America?!" Palmer exclaimed to a cheer from the gathered crowd. "There is no other place in the world and nothing I'd rather be doing than this."

London area residents talk Neighborhood Watch with Sheriff's Office after recent burglaries

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 16th, 2016
The London Grange was packed Monday with concerned area residents seeking to form a Neighborhood Watch group. The meeting was inspired by multiple break-ins in the area, including an incident in which a dog was shot and killed. Residents count that at least five burglaries have happened in recent weeks.
Several rumors are going about that the burglaries have

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