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Local family prepares for move to Habitat house

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014

The Acker family of Cottage Grove can't wait to move in to their new four-bedroom, two full bath home at 1511 Harvey Lane. Ironically, the square footage of the home is 1313 square feet, but the Ackers feel like the luckiest family in Cottage Grove. The interior of the home has passed all inspections and the family, all

ODOT plans major interstate repaving project

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014

The Oregon Department of Transportation is planning an extensive repaving project on Interstate 5 south of Cottage Grove in the coming months that will necessitate the closure of interstate onramps and exits and could be detrimental to some local businesses.
Dan Latham, a spokesperson for ODOT, announced Friday that the agency will be repairing and replacing much of

Cottage Grove LCC campus awaits word on budget shortfall

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014

Falling enrollment at Lane Community College could lead to budget cuts for the 2014-15 school year, the school's president said last week, and a meeting next week should shed more light on the impact any possible budget cuts may have on the school's Cottage Grove campus.
President Mary Spilde told Eugene's Register-Guard last week that a budget

Creech resigns as Chief of South Lane Fire and Rescue

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014

On Monday, South Lane Fire and Rescue Board President Mike Caven said that if he had it to do all over again, he would.
"Going back two years to our recruitment process, if I would've known what the Chief was going to be able to accomplish in a short time but that he would only be here for

City councilors, employees take Weyerhaeuser tour

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014

Cottage Grove Mayor Tom Munroe, select Cottage Grove City Councilors and city employees got an inside glance at one of the community's largest employers Monday with a guided tour of much of lumber giant Weyerhaeuser's 80-acre facility south of town.
The tour, facilitated by City Councilor Jeff Gowing, also 25-year Weyerhaeuser veteran millwright, showcased much of a

Council decides against pot dispensary moratorium

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014

The Cottage Grove City Council wordlessly rejected the chance to place a moratorium on the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries Monday evening.
Vigorous public comment and discussion among the councilors had preceded the decision minutes earlier not to regulate the hours during which dispensaries could operate in Cottage Grove, but by the time the moratorium issue was

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