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Marijuana tax to appear on ballot

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
Cottage Grove should get a chance to vote on a three-percent tax on recreational marijuana retail sales this November, after the City Council approved a plan to place the tax before voters Monday night.
Oregon House Bill 3400, Section 34a states that "the governing body of a city or county may adopt an ordinance to be referred to the
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Zone change approved with second vote

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
The Cottage Grove City Council again voted 6-1 to approve a change in zoning for two properties on Lane Street near downtown Monday night, with the second affirmative vote putting the zone change into effect.
The Council had first examined a request from applicants Eric Scully and Glen Taylor to rezone the two properties adjacent to the railroad tracks
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OSU extension, 4-H program makes appeal for votes

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
On Tuesday, April 19, at the Healing Matrix in Cottage Grove "Support Lane County 4-H and Extension" supporters asked for the support of the public for the May Ballot Measure #20-239, which aims to provide local funding for 4-H and OSU Extension Service programs.
4-H and among other extension programs in Lane County have suffered greatly since the
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Cleanup, celebration mark Earth Day

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 26th, 2016
Cottage Grove's Earth Day celebration held out against the looming threat of rain on Saturday. Had the weather been less forgiving, the celebration would have been moved to the Cottage Grove Armory.
But no such relocation was necessary, and Coiner Park hosted about 50 different booths that represented various environmental conservationist programs and ideals, along with local vendors and
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Clearing the camps, part II: One woman's story

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 19th, 2016
When Cottage Grove police officers recently began visiting an illegal campsite on the southern end of town, they came into contact with 53-year old Roberta West, who said she's used the police directive to leave the camp to end a harrowing chapter of homelessness here.
"I started putting everything I own into a storage unit when the cops said
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Pool report talks public programs

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 19th, 2016
For those who do not visit often, one look at the schedule of Cottage Grove's Warren H. Daugherty Aquatic Center should make it obvious that the pool is a very busy place.
One of the few pools in Oregon under the ownership of a school district, the facility hosts mandatory swim lessons provided for area youngsters, and officials boast
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Zone change for two properties must wait

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 19th, 2016
The Cottage Grove City Council will revisit zone change applications at its Monday, April 25 meeting for two properties on Lane Street after the changes came one vote short of unanimous passage.
Glen Taylor and Eric Scully submitted applications to change the zoning on their properties at 115 and 125 N. Lane Street, respectively, from C-2 Central Business District
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New Breed Seed making plans to revolutionize marijuana industry

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 19th, 2016
A much-discussed construction project off Row River Road in Cottage Grove should soon be in operation, and its owners hope that their new venture can revolutionize the marijuana industry.
Harold Frazier said he was growing and selling onions in Washington when marijuana was legalized for recreational use, and the opportunities provided by legalization have led him and several business
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