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OREGON STATE POLICE INCREASING PATROLS FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Modified: Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Motorists who choose to drive impaired, not use their safety restraints, drive distracted or make other dangerous driving decisions should expect to draw the attention of law enforcement officers statewide during the 2015 Memorial Day holiday weekend. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers, county sheriffs and local police officers will step up enforcement efforts, now through May 31, 2015, to help
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More suspects likely in child's disappearance

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015


Police continue to unravel details following the recovery of a child reportedly taken by her non-custodial parent who was recovered in Cottage Grove last week, and they say criminal charges will likely be issued to more people involved in the case than just the little girl's mother.
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Referendum signatures turned in, to be counted

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015


The signatures have been turned in, and all that's left now is the waiting.
Petitioners hoping to gather enough signatures to refer Cottage Grove's Main Street Refinement Plan to voters in a September election were confident they would be able to turn in the required number by the Wednesday, May 13 deadline. A preliminary count based on
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Poetry in motion

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
photo by Jon Stinnett
Instructor Pamela Lehan-Seigel's Ballet 3/4 class performs at Saturday's recital hosted by South Lane Ballet Academy at Cottage Grove High School, an event that drew a large crowd of supporters and raised funds for the school. Pictured from left to right are: Maia Andrews, Mazie Halvorson, Ireland Ellis, Destin Halvorson and Hannah Mathis. They are dancing
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Pursuit of felon ends in family fracas

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Cottage Grove Police say their attempts to apprehend a man wanted on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm led to an altercation with several of the man's family members in a home off South 10th St. last Tuesday.
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Eugene Symphony coming to play at Bohemia Park

Posted: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015


The Eugene Symphony is coming to Cottage Grove.
City Manager Richard Meyers stated as much to the City Council at its May 11 meeting, and on Monday Meyers confirmed that the Symphony has booked a Monday, July 20 engagement to perform at Bohemia Park.
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Referendum discussion heats up as deadline for petition looms

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015


Cottage Grove's Main Street Refinement Plan has been the talk of the town since city officials convened public meetings to begin the planning process a year and a half ago, and in advance of a deadline to put the plan before voters this fall, it doesn't seem like the talk will be dying down any time soon.
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Mother's first ride

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
As a special event to commemorate Mothers Day, a local Harley Davidson enthusiast group from Cottage Grove visited Magnolia Gardens assisted retirement living facility. There, they presented flowers to the moms who call Magnolia Gardens home, in addition to offering rides on their hogs. Pictured at left is 87-year old Bea Schriber, who rode a Harley for the first time
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Hwy. 99 repaving may begin this week

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
A project to repave more than 12 miles of OR 99 between Creswell and Cottage Grove will begin as early as this week with the grinding of asphalt on the Hill Creek Bridge, approximately one mile south of Creswell, according to officials with the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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Vision2037 presents awards

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
The Cottage Grove VisionKeepers committee presented its annual awards at the May 11 Cottage Grove City Council meeting. The individuals and organizations who were honored on Monday night were chosen based on qualities that represent the goals of Vision 2037.
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Gravel-pit goats have kids

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015


Several minutes into my goat-observation expedition, I had yet to encounter goat one.
Given advance notice by Louie Knutson -- the loader operator with Portable Rock Productions who manages goings-on at the company's Sears Road rock pit -- that the famed "gravel-pit goats" that call the quarry home are typically found high up on its rocky hillside
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Two men involved in shooting identified

Posted: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
The Lane County Sheriff's Office last week identified the two men involved in a shooting incident that occurred in a Curry Avenue neighborhood on Saturday, May 2.
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