Archived News

Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Center announces turkey dinner fundraiser
Posted on 11/07/2017
Lane County Youth Services' Martin Luther King Jr. Education Center’s (MLK Ed Center) Culinary Arts Program will be preparing turkey dinner packages for sale to the public. All proceeds will go directly to funding the Culinary Arts Program.  READ MORE...
Lane County Assessor Mike Cowles receives Excellence in Community Service Award
Posted on 11/06/2017
Mike Cowles, Lane County’s assessor and tax collector, was recognized as a 2017 Public Sector Champion by Thomson Reuters.  READ MORE...
Leaf pickup begins on November 13
Posted on 11/06/2017
Lane County Public Works will begin its annual leaf pick-up program on Monday, Nov. 13. The County collects leaves in two rounds in two general areas: Santa Clara north of Beltline Highway and several Springfield locations generally just outside the city limits.  READ MORE...
Election results available starting at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day
Posted on 11/06/2017
Election results will be made available to the public starting at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, and updated throughout the evening until all ballots are processed.   READ MORE...
Have you mailed your ballot?
Posted on 11/01/2017
Lane County Elections recommends that voters mail back their voted ballots to the Elections Office no later than Wednesday, November 1. After that date, Lane County Clerk Cheryl Betschart suggests voters return their ballots to one of the many official ballot drop sites available, or turn them in at the Elections Office at 275 W. 10th Ave., Eugene.  READ MORE...
Low-income energy assistance program opens waitlist
Posted on 10/30/2017
Beginning Wednesday morning, November 1, Lane County LIHEAP agencies will begin placing households on LIHEAP appointment waiting lists.   READ MORE...
Lane County to auction 26 residential, vacant, and commercial properties
Posted on 10/30/2017
Lane County is hosting an oral auction of real property on Friday, November 3, at 11:00 a.m. in Harris Hall (125 E. 8th Ave., Eugene).  READ MORE...
Lane County and AFSCME reach tentative contract agreements; strike over
Posted on 10/24/2017
Tentative contract agreements have been reached between Lane County and its largest employee union, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), after nearly eight months of negotiations. As a result, AFSCME has ended the strike; AFSCME members will return to work on Wednesday, October 25, and County services will build up to normal levels throughout the day.  READ MORE...
Lane County Vital Records reopens as labor negotiations continue
Posted on 10/24/2017
Lane County remains committed to reaching an agreement with AFSCME that balances providing competitive wages and benefits with being responsible stewards of taxpayer resources.  READ MORE...
Lane County expands Veterans Services and Land Management services as strike continues
Posted on 10/23/2017
Lane County and AFSCME will continue in mediation this week in an effort to reach an agreement that balances providing competitive wages and benefits with being responsible stewards of taxpayer resources.  READ MORE...
Lane County remains firm at $8.8 million compensation increase
Posted on 10/20/2017
After nearly 8 months of attempting to reach a new contract agreement between Lane County and its largest employee union, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Lane County remains resolute in the offer of the estimated $8.8 million increase in compensation that was authorized to go into effect October 21st.   READ MORE...
Lane County reopens several services as employees return to work
Posted on 10/20/2017
Lane County has been working with AFSCME leaders since March 1 to come to an agreement on updated terms for a three-year contract (2017-2020). The County has made a proposal that is similar to contracts already accepted by five other employee labor organizations at Lane County.   READ MORE...
Lane County AFSCME strike and negotiations update
Posted on 10/18/2017
Lane County remains committed to reaching an agreement with AFSCME that balances providing competitive wages and benefits with being responsible stewards of taxpayer resources.  READ MORE...
Lane County considers implementation of an AFSCME contract
Posted on 10/16/2017
On October 17, the Board of County Commissioners will consider authorizing implementation of a three-year contract that represents an $8.8 million increase over current compensation for the 692 employees represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The proposed implementation contract is an increase from the County’s September 15 final offer.  READ MORE...
Lane County bans plastics and plastic-coated papers from Florence and Swisshome commingle recycling
Posted on 10/09/2017
Lane County will join the City of Florence and its curbside collection companies in banning all plastics and plastic-coated papers from the commingled recycling mix.   READ MORE...
Lane County Public Health urges community members to get a flu shot early this year
Posted on 09/26/2017
Lane County Public Health (LCPH) is urging community members to get the flu shot early in order to prevent as much influenza in our community as possible.  READ MORE...
Nine public agencies to auction surplus vehicles and equipment
Posted on 09/22/2017
Lane County Fleet Services will conduct a public, sealed-bid auction from Thursday, September 28, to Saturday, September 30.  READ MORE...
Evacuation advisories discontinued for Upper Mckenzie River area
Posted on 09/18/2017
The evacuation advisories for the upper McKenzie River area have been lifted and are no longer in effect. This includes Camp Melakwa and Foley Hot Springs.   READ MORE...
Lane County Special Waste offers proper asbestos disposal information
Posted on 09/15/2017
In Lane County, the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) requires that homeowners properly dispose of asbestos disturbed or removed during home renovations – even if they are doing the work themselves.  READ MORE...
Road Closure: Battle Creek Road
Posted on 09/11/2017
Battle Creek Road will be closed at Coyote Creek Covered Bridge from September 21 through October 13 while the bridge is re-roofed.  READ MORE...
Fire restrictions lifted in Lane County Parks
Posted on 09/08/2017
Due to the wetter and cooler weather, Lane County is reducing its precaution levels for Lane County parks. All trails at the Howard Buford Recreation Area (Mt. Pisgah) are open to the public.  READ MORE...
Lane County Public Health Reminds Community Members to Prepare for Labor Day Heat & Smoke
Posted on 09/01/2017
Due to the combination of heat, smoke, and the fact that people all over Lane County will likely be heading outdoors, Lane County Public Health is advising community members to take special precautions in order to keep themselves and their families safe and healthy.  READ MORE...
Lane County and partners to deploy speed feedback signs as school begins
Posted on 08/31/2017
Nine new mobile speed feedback signs will remind Lane County drivers to slow down as area schools welcome students back to class.  READ MORE...
Lane County recognized as third healthiest large employer in the state
Posted on 08/24/2017
Lane County has been recognized as 2017’s third healthiest large employer in Oregon by the Portland Business Journal and is the only government agency to place within the top 5 in any category.  READ MORE...
Headed to a Lane County park to watch the eclipse? Here’s information you need to plan ahead
Posted on 08/16/2017
With up to 99-percent totality in Lane County, area parks are expected to be popular eclipse viewing spots for locals and visitors alike. Lane County Parks encourages park visitors to arrive early, stay put, leave late and leave no trace.  READ MORE...
Eclipse tips for Lane County residents
Posted on 08/15/2017
Lane County is gearing up to help residents and visitors make the most of the 2017 solar eclipse on August 21st!  READ MORE...
Lane County Parks upgrades popular Harbor Vista webcam, adds Orchard Point webcam
Posted on 08/11/2017
Lane County Parks released an upgraded version of the Harbor Vista webcam and added a webcam at its Orchard Point Marina at Fern Ridge Reservoir.  READ MORE...
Road Closure: Prairie Road Connector
Posted on 08/10/2017
The Prairie Road Connector near Junction City will be closed at the Portland and Western Railroad crossing from August 23 to August 25.  READ MORE...
Applications are being accepted for the Lane County Master Recycler Program
Posted on 08/09/2017
Lane County Waste Management Division is offering a FREE course this fall that provides comprehensive training on local solid waste issues.  READ MORE...
Lane County Public Health reminds community members to prepare for extreme heat
Posted on 08/01/2017
Temperatures are forecast to surpass the 100-degree mark this week, giving rise to heat-related illnesses.  READ MORE...
Pets and livestock need relief from the heat, too
Posted on 08/01/2017
Lane County Animal Services urges pet and livestock owners to be mindful of how extreme heat can affect their animals and take steps to keep them safe.  READ MORE...
Karen Gaffney chosen to lead Lane County Health & Human Services
Posted on 07/24/2017
Lane County Administrator Steve Mokrohisky announced that Karen Gaffney, a leader with 27 years of experience in public service, has been chosen as the County’s new Health & Human Services director. Gaffney will assume her new role on July 29, 2017.  READ MORE...
Gilham Road closed on July 24
Posted on 07/19/2017
Gilham Road will be closed between Ayers Road and Ashbury Drive on Monday, July 24.  READ MORE...
Belknap Covered Bridge (West King Road) closed the week of July 24
Posted on 07/10/2017
West King Road will be closed during the Belknap Covered Bridge rehabilitation construction project, which includes a new roof, the week of July 24.   READ MORE...
Lane County and Eugene Yacht Club offer fireworks at Fern Ridge for the Fourth of July
Posted on 07/03/2017
Haven’t decided where to watch fireworks tomorrow night? Celebrate the Fourth of July at Fern Ridge Reservoir!  READ MORE...
The Lane County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved key deal points on an agreement between the County and City that would provide a site for a new County Courthouse on the former City Hall site.
Lane County Board of Commissioners Approves Property Exchange that Creates Civic Center and Restores Historic Public Square
Posted on 06/27/2017
The Lane County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved key deal points on an agreement between the County and City that would provide a site for a new County Courthouse on the former City Hall site.  READ MORE...
Lane County receives All-America City Award for efforts to improve early literacy
Posted on 06/21/2017
Lane County received the prestigious All-America City Award for its civic engagement to help more young children from low-income families achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school success.  READ MORE...
Lane County’s adopted budget includes reduced levy amount and structurally balanced General and Road funds with no use of reserves for the first time in seven years
Posted on 06/20/2017
The Board of County Commissioners unanimously adopted the budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18, which balances the General Fund and Road Fund without the use of reserves for the first time in seven years. The adopted budget again includes no layoffs and no reductions in services to residents.  READ MORE...
Audit of Lane County road maintenance activities finds roads and bridges in good condition; inadequate funding for preservation and maintenance means future declines and costlier repairs
Posted on 06/08/2017
The Lane County Performance Auditor’s Office released its most recent audit of the Road and Bridge Maintenance Division in Public Works.  READ MORE...
Sheriff's Office 7th Annual Life Jacket Exchange
Posted on 06/06/2017
Lane County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and the Eugene Emerald Valley Rotary Club will be holding the 7th Annual Life Jacket Exchange on June 10th and 11th at Cabela’s.  READ MORE...
Crow High School students win statewide Problem Gambling Awareness Video PSA Contest for second straight year
Posted on 06/01/2017
A group of Crow High School students received the highest number of votes in the annual Oregon Problem Gambling Awareness Video Contest sponsored by the Lane County Prevention Program.  READ MORE...
Update: Donald and Barbara Williams Located
Posted on 05/26/2017
Oregon State Police located Donald and Barbara Williams of Springfield.   READ MORE...
Results from 2017 Annual Homeless Point in Time Count
Posted on 05/26/2017
There were 1,529 people counted during Lane County's 2017 Annual Homeless Point in Time Count.  READ MORE...
Applications open for Orchard Point Park and Marina concessions operator
Posted on 05/24/2017
Lane County is seeking an independent contractor with customer service experience and a basic understanding of restaurant business procedures to provide quality food and beverages at the Orchard Point Park and Marina concessions building.   READ MORE...
Board of Commissioners adopts Stepping Up Initiative to reduce the number of people in jail with mental illnesses
Posted on 05/23/2017
The Lane County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution to join the Stepping Up Initiative, formalizing ongoing efforts to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in the Lane County Jail.  READ MORE...
Public safety levy renewal approved by voters
Posted on 05/16/2017
Election results indicate that Ballot Measure 20-271, which proposed a renewal of the Jail and Critical Youth Services Five-year Levy, was approved by voters in the May 16, 2017 election.   READ MORE...
Board of Commissioners provides increased access with improved meeting webcast
Posted on 05/15/2017
The Lane County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) will be streaming BCC meetings on a new live webcast system designed to increase accessibility to local government.   READ MORE...
Election results available starting at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day
Posted on 05/15/2017
Election results will be made available to the public starting at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, May 16, and updated throughout the evening until all ballots are processed.  READ MORE...
Lane County extends input period for Parks Master Plan; adds meeting in Springfield on May 22
Posted on 05/12/2017
Lane County Parks has hosted several community workshops across Lane County this spring and will hold one additional workshop in Springfield to ensure community members have an opportunity to participate.  READ MORE...
Lane County Sheriff’s Office partners with Bi-Mart to offer free boat inspections
Posted on 05/11/2017
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Bi-Mart again this year to offer free boat inspections to help you get on the water safely!  READ MORE...
Lane County’s proposed budget structurally balances General and Road funds with no use of reserves for the first time in seven years
Posted on 05/11/2017
The proposed Lane County budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18 balances the General Fund and Road Fund without the use of reserves for the first time in seven years. The proposed budget again includes no layoffs and no reductions in services to residents.  READ MORE...
Free Household Hazardous Waste Roundup in Cottage Grove, May 13
Posted on 05/09/2017
Lane County is holding a free hazardous waste roundup for households and will collect up to 35 gallons of hazardous waste per customer. Businesses, schools, churches or non-profit organizations are subject to disposal fees.  READ MORE...
Sheriff's Office seeks public's help in missing person case
Posted on 04/28/2017
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance locating 28-year-old Daniel Oberg from Sweet Home.   READ MORE...
Sheriff's Office hosting National Drug Take Back Event
Posted on 04/26/2017
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be hosting the 8th Annual National Drug Take Back Event on April 29, 2017.  READ MORE...
Lane County Prevention Program announces Mind Your Mind @ Work Award 2017 recipients
Posted on 04/25/2017
The month of May is Mind Your Mind Month in Lane County, sponsored by Lane County Public Health's Prevention Section.   READ MORE...
Earth Day and the importance of recycling
Posted on 04/21/2017
In one year Oregonians are able to recycle enough to offset nearly all the greenhouse gas emissions produced by Oregonian air travel that same year.  READ MORE...
Lane County Parks & Open Space Master Plan Community Workshops
Posted on 04/18/2017
Lane County is seeking community insight regarding the Parks & Open Space Master Plan to help create the best future for Lane County parks.   READ MORE...
Free Recycler’s Handbooks for schools, events and community groups
Posted on 04/17/2017
We’ve got 5,000 FREE copies of our comprehensive Recycler’s Handbook ready for distribution to schools, teachers, events, churches, and groups of any and all kinds that want to offer this resource to attendees, members, employees or students.  READ MORE...
Community Health Centers of Lane County hosting jobs open house on April 19
Posted on 04/13/2017
The CHCs are holding a jobs open house to provide more information regarding open positions on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Delta Oaks Clinic (1022 Green Acres Road, Eugene).   READ MORE...
Gary Williams selected as East Lane commissioner
Posted on 04/12/2017
Gary Williams was selected by the Board of County Commissioners to fulfill the remainder of the current District 5, East Lane commissioner term, which runs through the end of 2018.  READ MORE...
Seeking applications for Large Event Oversight Group
Posted on 04/07/2017
The Lane County Parks Advisory Committee is seeking applicants interested in shaping the future of Lane County parks by serving on the Large Events Oversight Group.   READ MORE...
29 East Lane commissioner seat applications received
Posted on 04/07/2017
The application period for those interested in fulfilling the remainder of former District 5, East Lane Commissioner Faye Stewart’s term ended today at 5:00 p.m. There are 29 total applicants, of which 27 meet the minimum qualifications and will move forward in to the interview process.  READ MORE...
Mercer Lake Road Reopens
Posted on 04/07/2017
Mercer Lake Road near Florence reopened at milepost 2.0 after a landslide on Friday.  READ MORE...
New property sales search tool available
Posted on 04/05/2017
A new, free property sales search tool has been released by the Lane County Assessor’s Office.   READ MORE...
Applications for East Lane commissioner seat open through April 6
Posted on 03/23/2017
Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 6. All applications must be submitted online using the County’s application portal. The posting is available at http://bit.ly/2nEh1nb.  READ MORE...
Independent audit finds jail levy funds used as promised to voters
Posted on 03/22/2017
An annual, independent financial audit of the use of jail levy funds has found that funds have been used as promised to restore local jail beds and critical youth treatment facilities.  READ MORE...
Commissioner Faye Stewart accepts new position; will leave Board in April
Posted on 03/21/2017
Commissioner Faye Stewart announced today that he is stepping down from his elected office in order to take a position with the City of Cottage Grove as the director of Public Works and Development.  READ MORE...
Road Closure: Parvin Road at Parvin Covered Bridge
Posted on 03/17/2017
Parvin Road at Parvin Covered Bridge will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, beginning March 23, 2017 and ending March 31, 2017.  READ MORE...
Commissioners approve ordinance raising the age to purchase and possess tobacco products to 21
Posted on 03/14/2017
Lane County commissioners, acting as both the Board of County Commissioners and the Board of Health, voted today to raise the legal age to purchase or possess tobacco products to 21 throughout Lane County.  READ MORE...
Household Hazardous Waste Roundup in Lowell, March 18
Posted on 03/13/2017
Lane County is holding a free hazardous waste roundup for households and will collect up to 35 gallons of hazardous waste per customer.  READ MORE...
Prepare for potential flooding along Mohawk and Siuslaw rivers
Posted on 03/08/2017
Lane County Emergency Management advises residents living along the Mohawk and Siuslaw rivers to prepare for potential overnight flooding.  READ MORE...
Free application workshops for job seekers
Posted on 03/02/2017
Lane County Recruitment Coordinator Laura Vinson will lead four free job application workshops in communities across Lane County in March.  READ MORE...
Deadline to file a personal property tax return for businesses is March 15
Posted on 02/23/2017
Personal property tax experts will be available to assist taxpayers on Wednesday, March 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Assessment and Taxation Office, 125 E. 8th Avenue, Eugene). The service is free and offered on a drop-in basis.  READ MORE...
Moody’s upgrades Lane County’s credit rating after successful efforts to control costs, reduce debt and increase financial stability
Posted on 02/21/2017
Lane County officials were notified last week that Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. independently reviewed and increased Lane County’s General Obligation Limited Tax (GOLT) bond rating from Aa3 to Aa2. This rating is the highest of its kind in Lane County’s history, an improvement in the County’s general credit profile and a reflection of its long term financial stability.  READ MORE...
Jasper-Lowell Road Reopens
Posted on 02/21/2017
Jasper-Lowell Road reopened at milepost 1.2 at 2:30 p.m. on February 21.  READ MORE...
Road Closure: Bernhardt Creek Road
Posted on 02/13/2017
Bernhardt Creek Road will be closed intermittently February 14, 15 and 16 for geotechnical drilling.  READ MORE...
Second trimester property tax payments due February 15, 2017
Posted on 02/10/2017
Splitting your property tax payment into trimesters this year? If so, your second trimester payment is due Wednesday, February 15.  READ MORE...
Lane County to place public safety levy renewal on May ballot for voters to decide
Posted on 02/01/2017
The Lane County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to place the question of renewing the five-year public safety levy on the May 2017 ballot.http://www.lanecounty.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_3585797/File/Government/BCC/2017/2017_AGENDAS/012417agenda/T.14.B.pdf  READ MORE...
Lane County sells parkland to City of Eugene to assist with completion of Ridgeline Trail System
Posted on 01/31/2017
Lane County commissioners voted to sell the City of Eugene a parcel of unused parkland in South Eugene that will help the City to continue developing its popular Ridgeline Trail System as agencies work together to realize the vision of the Rivers to Ridges Partnership.  READ MORE...
Lane County considered for credit upgrade after successful efforts to control costs, reduce debt and increase financial stability
Posted on 01/30/2017
Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., which provides credit ratings and risk analysis for countries and organizations, is evaluating Lane County’s creditworthiness for a potential upgrade in credit rating.   READ MORE...
Manufactured Structures Office closed for software upgrade
Posted on 01/27/2017
Lane County’s Manufactured Structures Office will be closed Monday, January 30, through Wednesday, February 1, in order to perform a State-required software update.  READ MORE...
Mind Your Mind Project to award local businesses for promoting mental wellness
Posted on 01/25/2017
This is the third year that the Mind Your Mind Project will launch this local campaign to promote mental wellness and National Mental Health Awareness Month.  READ MORE...
Lane County parks to go smoke and tobacco-free
Posted on 01/24/2017
The Lane County Board of Commissioners approved a restriction on smoking and tobacco use in all Lane County-operated parks.  READ MORE...
Homeless individuals and families to be counted during Annual Homeless Point in Time Count
Posted on 01/24/2017
On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, Lane County Human Services, our local anti-poverty program, along with its nonprofit partners, will conduct a Point in Time (PIT) Count of people who are homeless in Lane County.   READ MORE...
Road Closure: Gilham Road
Posted on 01/23/2017
Gilham Road will be closed between Ayers Road and Ashbury Drive from Monday, January 30, to Sunday, February 26.  READ MORE...
Lane County’s Performance Audit Committee seeking new member
Posted on 01/12/2017
The Lane County Performance Audit Committee is seeking a Lane County resident to fill a vacant seat. Applications are due on Thursday, January 19, by 5:00 p.m.  READ MORE...
Volunteers needed for Lane County's Annual Homeless Point in Time Count
Posted on 01/11/2017
On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, Lane County Human Services, along with its non-profit partners, will conduct a Point in Time (PIT) count of people who are homeless in Lane County.   READ MORE...
Commissioners Farr and Bozievich Chosen as Chair, Vice Chair
Posted on 01/10/2017
Commissioner Pat Farr will serve as chair in 2017 and Commissioner Jay Bozievich will serve as vice chair.  READ MORE...
State of the County Address
Posted on 01/09/2017
Commissioner Faye Stewart delivered the annual State of the County Address, including a look at accomplishments in 2016 and priorities for 2017.  READ MORE...
New tool allows public to view county road closures and issues in real time during storms
Posted on 01/06/2017
A new online tool will allow the public to view road closures or restrictions due to downed trees, debris, landslides or flooding in near real-time on County-maintained roads.  READ MORE...
Armitage Park reopens; Park rangers remind visitors of continued risk
Posted on 01/06/2017
Lane County’s Armitage Park day use area has reopened following heavy damage to power lines and trees during last month’s ice storm. Visitors to Lane County parks are still advised to use caution.  READ MORE...
Lane County Public Health confirms at least 7 deaths attributed to influenza-like illnesses since mid-December; urges vaccination
Posted on 01/05/2017
Lane County Public Health today confirmed 11 outbreaks of influenza-like illness have been reported within the last 30 days in Lane County, 6 of which have been reported within the last week. During this same time, 7 people have died due to influenza-like illness, 4 in the last week.  READ MORE...
Prepare now for new ice storm
Posted on 01/05/2017
According to the National Weather Service, a new ice storm is on its way to Lane County this weekend.   READ MORE...
Lane County continues fighting wintery road conditions
Posted on 01/05/2017
Lane County Road Maintenance has been working around the clock for two weeks in an effort to recover from last month’s ice storm and reduce the impact of the recent snowfall.   READ MORE...
Lane County Assessor offers free tax workshop for business owners
Posted on 01/04/2017
The Lane County Assessor’s Office is offering a free business personal property tax workshop on January 12.  READ MORE...
Power Outage Help Lines Close
Posted on 12/21/2016
Lane County Emergency Management closed the 211 Call Center on Wednesday, December 21.   READ MORE...
Three parks reopen in wake of ice storm; Armitage Day Use remains closed
Posted on 12/21/2016
Howard Buford Recreation Area (Mt. Pisgah), Zumwalt Park near Fern Ridge, and Whitely park near River Road are reopening after multi-day closures due to last week’s ice storm.  READ MORE...
Lane County begins hazard tree and debris removal
Posted on 12/21/2016
As part of ongoing storm recovery efforts, Lane County Public Works is beginning debris clean up in the River Road/Santa Clara area north of the Beltline Highway.  READ MORE...
Property tax relief for property damaged by last week’s storm
Posted on 12/19/2016
Property taxes on real property that has experienced a casualty loss due to either an “Act of God” or a fire during the tax year may be eligible for a reduction of tax.  READ MORE...
Help line open to assist people with long-term power outage-related crises
Posted on 12/17/2016
Lane County Emergency Management has activated a helpline for people still without power and experiencing a crisis.  READ MORE...
Low weekend temperatures and continued power outages bring new risks after ice storm
Posted on 12/16/2016
Lane County Public Health officials warn residents of increased risk of frostbite, hypothermia, carbon monoxide poisoning and food poisoning as temperatures plunge and power outages continue. If you know someone without power, please share this information.  READ MORE...
Four County parks closed due to icy conditions
Posted on 12/15/2016
Four Lane County-operated parks will close until further notice due to icy and unsafe conditions.  READ MORE...
Stay home! Road conditions unsafe; County road crews to resume cleanup efforts in the morning
Posted on 12/14/2016
Lane County road crews are ending response to calls of downed trees and branches tonight due to unsafe conditions. Crews will resume cleanup efforts in the morning.  READ MORE...
Commissioners appoint James Manning to fill remainder of Senator Edwards’ term in Legislature
Posted on 12/14/2016
The Lane County Board of Commissioners voted to appoint James Manning to fill the vacancy in Oregon Senate District 7 left by the resignation of Senator Chris Edwards.   READ MORE...
Sheriff's Star
Connect with Lane County Sheriff's Office
Posted on 12/12/2016
The www.lanesheriff.org URL is experiencing technical difficulties. We are working to resolve the issue. Until we are able to do so, please access the Sheriff's Office web pages by visiting www.lanecounty.org/sheriff.   READ MORE...
Open House Offers Public Opportunity To Learn More and Comment on City Hall, County Courthouse and Farmers Market Options
Posted on 12/07/2016
Community members are invited to learn more and provide comment regarding scenarios for possible placement of City Hall, the County Courthouse and the Farmers Market on December 13.  READ MORE...
Alert Sign
Emergency manager advises preparedness for icy conditions and power outages
Posted on 12/07/2016
Lane County Emergency Management is encouraging Lane County residents to be prepared for icy conditions and potential power outages beginning in the early morning hours of Thursday, December 8, 2016.  READ MORE...
Winter Driving
Be aware of icy road conditions; travel with caution
Posted on 12/05/2016
Winter weather is here and with it come potentially hazardous road conditions and the need for extra caution when driving.  READ MORE...
MLK Education Center to hold free annual holiday meal
Posted on 12/05/2016
The annual meal is Wednesday, December 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Carmichael Room at Lane County Youth Services (2727 MLK Blvd., Eugene).  READ MORE...
Behavioral Health Audit Report Cover
County performance auditor releases report on mental health program
Posted on 12/05/2016
The report notes several recent improvements to the program’s services, including a new 24-hour crisis center, a new circuit court mental health court, and expanded mental health care services in the Lane County Jail.  READ MORE...
City, County Joint Elected Officials Meeting Scheduled for December 5
Posted on 12/02/2016
Elected officials will be presented with a report analyzing three scenarios for siting City Hall, the Courthouse and Farmers Market.  READ MORE...
New Website Homepage
County releases new, more accessible website
Posted on 12/01/2016
Lane County has released a new website designed to provide faster and simpler access to services, as well as provide more opportunities for community members to receive information.  READ MORE...
2017 State of the County Address on January 9
Posted on 11/29/2016
The Annual State of the County Address will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in Harris Hall.  READ MORE...
Road Closure: Old Mill Road
Posted on 11/22/2016
Old Mill Road, which runs through the Office Covered Bridge in Westfir, will be closed on December 3 for the annual Holiday Bridge Lighting Festival.  READ MORE...
Join MECCA for Create Something Day – a free, creative alternative to Black Friday
Posted on 11/21/2016
In an effort to limit the sale and creation of new products, MECCA inspires families to come together and create gifts for friends and loved ones during the holiday season.  READ MORE...
Local Governments and Partners Pledge to Preserve Welcoming, Respectful Communities
Posted on 11/18/2016
Across Lane County and within its cities, we are committed to providing a safe, welcoming and respectful environment for all who reside in, visit and pass through our communities.  READ MORE...
Annual Senior Holiday Dinner needs your support
Posted on 11/17/2016
The 37th Annual Senior Holiday Dinner will be held on Sunday, December 25, at the Eugene Hilton.  READ MORE...
Waste-free holiday: Volunteering as a family is a priceless gift
Posted on 11/17/2016
What better way to celebrate the season of giving than to give time and talent by volunteering as a family!   READ MORE...
Lane County Poverty and Homelessness Board helps expand emergency shelter
Posted on 11/15/2016
As part of its Emergency Shelter Winter Response Plan, the Lane County Poverty and Homelessness Board has added dozens of new emergency shelter beds available November to March.  READ MORE...
The votes are in -- RECYCLE your campaign signs!
Posted on 11/10/2016
Campaign signs made with the common, corrugated signboard material can be recycled for free at the Glenwood Transfer Station.  READ MORE...
Joint Elected Officials meeting on coordinated planning postponed: Mayor, Commissioner to travel to White House event on veteran homelessness
Posted on 11/10/2016
Due to a number of unanticipated absences, the Joint Elected Officials meeting scheduled for Monday, November 14, at 5:30 is being cancelled and will be rescheduled for early December.   READ MORE...
Public Health urging residents to take preventative steps against influenza
Posted on 11/04/2016
Lane County Public Health is urging Lane County residents to take preventative action to reduce the occurrence of influenza after a recent spike in influenza-like illness, primarily centered in the Florence area.  READ MORE...
New program helps homeowners with property tax payment assistance
Posted on 11/03/2016
Lane County is participating in a new State initiative designed to help homeowners who fall behind in their property taxes.  READ MORE...
One possible scenario for downtown development.
Community members invited to view and comment on possible downtown development options
Posted on 11/01/2016
Community members are invited to learn more and provide comment regarding the six scenarios for possible placement of the City Hall, the County Courthouse and the Farmers Market within a three block area currently being evaluated by the City and County.  READ MORE...
Medical Doctor
Syphilis rates increasing at an alarming rate
Posted on 10/27/2016
Lane County Public Health (LCPH) announced the case rate of the sexually transmitted disease syphilis has increased as much as 1,000 percent in Lane County since 2010.  READ MORE...
Low-Income Energy Assistance Program awaits funding release
Posted on 10/27/2016
Beginning Tuesday, November 1, non-profit and senior services agencies that administer the LIHEAP program throughout Lane County will begin placing households on LIHEAP appointment waiting lists.   READ MORE...
Deadline extended: Lane County Parks invites applications for Master Plan Task Force
Posted on 10/17/2016
With over 70 parks, Lane County is seeking help from the community to create a comprehensive park and open space system plan that includes creating a long-term vision for County parks and recreation.   READ MORE...
News Update
Bird with West Nile Virus found in Lane County
Posted on 08/17/2016
Health officials urge citizens to take preventive measures for mosquito-born illness and other health concerns.  READ MORE...
Apply for the Lane County Master Recycler Program – locations in Eugene and Florence!
Posted on 08/05/2016
Lane County Waste Management Division is offering a free course this winter that provides comprehensive training to help Lane County residents and businesses reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink waste habits.  READ MORE...
Mental health conference brings nationally renowned experts to Eugene; hopes to shift thinking on mental health
Posted on 02/11/2016