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STATE FIRE MARSHAL OFFERS HOME HEATING SAFETY TIPS

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 7th, 2016
As colder weather arrives, State Fire Marshal Jim Walker is urging Oregonians to use heating appliances wisely.
"With the onset of cooler weather, I urge citizens to ensure all their heating appliances are in good working order," says Walker. "Have your woodstoves, fireplaces, and chimneys, cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified specialist before using them. Portable space
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Seedling grower PRT purchases local nursery

Modified: Wednesday, Dec 7th, 2016
PRT USA, a forest seedling propagator that bills itself as the largest producer of container-grown forest seedlings in North America, announced last week that it has reached an agreement with Weyerhaeuser to purchase its Cottage Grove-based forest seedling nursery. The company said the transaction is expected to be complete in early 2017, after the current crop can be harvested and
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Seventy-five years ago, Pearl Harbor attack spurred fear of attack on mainland

Modified: Wednesday, Dec 7th, 2016
Today, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, marks the 75th anniversary of a date that continues to live in infamy.
The surprise strike by Japanese aircraft against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, killed more than 2,400 military personnel and wounded nearly 1,200. Sixty-eight civilians were killed and 103 were wounded.
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Oregonian report details lead in nation's armories

Modified: Wednesday, Dec 7th, 2016
Toxic lead in armories used by the National Guard was the basis of a lengthy expose published by the Oregonian on Friday, though Cottage Grove's City Manager told the Sentinel Monday that the City has long been aware that there could be lead in the Cottage Grove Armory.
Entitled "Toxic Armories: National Guard inaction exposes communities to lead," the
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Board talks names, plans for new school

Modified: Wednesday, Dec 7th, 2016
The South Lane School Board heard a lot about the District's new school Monday night, which included a look at further details of its design, its cost and its name.
Local voters approved a $36-million bond to replace the aging Harrison Elementary School building in May, though Greg McCracken and Mike Gorman of BLRB Architects began working with groups
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'Not just for Seniors' South Lane Wheels for everyone

Modified: Wednesday, Nov 30th, 2016
Speak with just about anyone who helps provide or utilizes the services of Cottage Grove-based South Lane Wheels, and they'll tell you the same thing: Though seniors make up a large portion of the public transportation system's ridership, advocates of the system -- from its executive director to its frequent riders -- point out that a ride on its buses
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Council supports tiny houses, sets pot tax, talks safe routes to school

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016
The Cottage Grove City Council approved a resolution to set a three-percent tax on purchases of recreational marijuana of three percent on Monday evening. An ordinance of an intergovernmental agreement to bring in the state's Department of Revenue to collect the tax was also discussed.
Citizens voted to allow the City Council to set a tax of up to
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