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Lane County speaks to rural economic development

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce members heard a presentation last Wednesday, Feb. 15, concerning economic and community development in rural Oregon. The presentation, given by Lane County Community and Economic Development Officer Kim Thompson, centered on opportunities for the county to work more closely with rural areas and communities.
The "Rural Prosperity Initiative," according to Thompson is a targeted approach

CG to combine public works, community development

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Cottage Grove City Manager Richard Meyers recently made a decision. He will not be filling the position left vacant by retired community development manager, Howard Schesser.
"I will not be filling that position," Meyers said. "Instead, I'll combine those two departments."

Carousel restoration underway

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
The decades-old effort to bring a carousel to the city's Main St. has a new group of volunteers: students.
Cottage Grove High School art students have undertaken the task of restoring the carousel animals as part of their advanced art class set to last through the spring.
"They started about two weeks ago," said Russ McGuire, a member of

Banner Bank Robbed

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
Cottage Grove Police are still investigating after a man wearing what police describe as a "shaggy black wig" robbed Banner Bank in Cottage Grove late last week.The call came in just after 2 p.m. noting that an unidentified male had gotten away with an undisclosed amount of cash.


Modified: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
The Cottage Grove City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution recommending the restoration of recreational immunity rights during it's Monday, Feb. 13 meeting.
The issue first appeared earlier this year when the Oregon Legislature introduced several bills concerning the matter, particularly Senate Bill 504 which would effectively hold city employees responsible in some cases of injuries on

Rosie the Riveters visit Cottage Grove Classes

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
Opal Nelson earned $1 a week as a maid in Indiana. But it wasn't enough. When a girlfriend suggested they try their luck in California and answer the call for workers at an aircraft plant, she hopped on a Greyhound bus and headed west.
"We had $20 between us which shows how far we planned ahead," she said. The money

Dojo urges unity

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
Since the conclusion of the 2016 election cycle, news talk shows, commentary, magazines and other outlets have reflected a divided America with polling by the Pew Research Center supporting its claims. According to polls, Americans are divided along party lines and with several protests taking place across the county. Marches have been completed and more organized over issues of race,

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