Archived News

Lane County Health & Human Services announces loss of patient and client information
Posted on 07/25/2018
Lane County Health & Human Services (H&HS) today announced that 49 boxes containing 566 Community Health Centers of Lane County patient medical information files and 149 Lane County Developmental Disabilities client files were lost.  READ MORE...
ROAD CLOSURE EXTENDED: Spring Creek Drive (Santa Clara)
Posted on 07/19/2018
Spring Creek Drive will be closed between mileposts 0.2 and 0.3 from Monday, July 16, through Friday, August 3, for a culvert replacement project.  READ MORE...
Lane County Sheriff's Mounted Posse will be at the Lane County Fair assisting with parking - on horseback!
Posted on 07/17/2018
The Lane County Fair is this week, and the Lane County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse will be there on horseback assisting with parking at the fairgrounds.   READ MORE...
Grant funds increased patrols during Oregon Country Fair
Posted on 07/11/2018
The Lane County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) will be conducting high visibility traffic enforcement patrols in the Veneta area during the Oregon Country Fair, held on July 13-15, 2018.   READ MORE...
Lane County Animal Services provides tips to keep your pets safe and calm on the Fourth of July
Posted on 07/02/2018
Fourth of July fireworks can be a stressful event for your pup or kitten. Help ensure the whole family stays safe on the Fourth of July by following these five tips for pets.  READ MORE...
Lane County Environmental Health restarts mosquito monitoring program in time for season
Posted on 06/12/2018
Lane County Environmental Health is conducting active mosquito surveillance this summer for West Nile Virus and Zika Virus.   READ MORE...
Starting July 1 construction & demolition materials must be sorted for recycling
Posted on 06/05/2018
Beginning July 1, 2018, Lane County’s Glenwood Transfer Station and Short Mountain Landfill will no longer accept loads of construction and demolition materials (C&D) over six cubic yards until they have been sorted for recycling in order to better comply with State of Oregon recycling regulations.  READ MORE...
Daniel Hurley selected to lead Lane County Public Works
Posted on 06/05/2018
Lane County Administrator Steve Mokrohisky has chosen Daniel Hurley, a leader with more than 20 years of experience in public service, to serve as the County’s new Public Works director.  READ MORE...
Lane County Budget Committee unanimously approves budget; sends it on to the Board of County Commissioners for adoption
Posted on 05/18/2018
On May 17, the Lane County Budget Committee unanimously voted to approve the proposed Fiscal Year 2018–19 budget and send it on to the Board of County Commissioners for adoption. The Budget Committee is comprised of the five elected county commissioners and four appointed residents.  READ MORE...
ROAD CLOSURE: Fox Hollow Road
Posted on 05/16/2018
Fox Hollow Road is closed to all traffic from 400 feet west of Spencer Hollow Road to Spencer Hollow Road through Friday, May 18.  READ MORE...
Lane County releases 2018 Point in Time Count data
Posted on 05/16/2018
Every year, the Lane County Human Services Division conducts the annual one-night Homeless Point in Time (PIT) Count. The PIT Count is a three-part survey that includes a count of the unsheltered and sheltered population of people experiencing homelessness, as well as a Housing Inventory Count (HIC).  READ MORE...
Don't get mowed down: County mowers are hitting the road and need clear rights-of-way
Posted on 05/16/2018
Drivers on rural County-maintained roads will see mowers clearing the road rights-of-way of grass and brush beginning this month. Property owners can help prepare by ensuring they have not placed anything in the mowers’ path in the road right-of-way.  READ MORE...
Election results available starting at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day
Posted on 05/14/2018
Election results will be made available to the public starting at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, May 15, and updated throughout the evening until all ballots are processed.   READ MORE...
Sheriff's Office grant-funded traffic enforcement during Rhododendron Festival
Posted on 05/11/2018
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting saturation patrols in the Florence area and Highway 126 West area from Friday, May 18, through Sunday, May 20, during the Rhododendron Festival.  READ MORE...
Have you mailed your ballot?
Posted on 05/08/2018
Lane County Elections recommends that voters mail back their voted ballots to the Elections Office no later than Wednesday, May 9.  READ MORE...
Cottage Grove Household Hazardous Waste Roundup on Saturday, May 12
Posted on 05/07/2018
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...
Lane County teams up with Springfield’s Community Transition Program to offer fire extinguisher training to students
Posted on 05/04/2018
Lane County Fleet Services will lead a fire extinguisher use and safety training for students enrolled in Springfield Public Schools’ Community Transition Program (CTP).   READ MORE...
Haven't received your ballot yet?
Posted on 05/02/2018
Lane County ballots were mailed on Thursday, April 26, 2018 and registered voters should have received their ballots by now.   READ MORE...
Review both sides of ballot
Posted on 05/01/2018
Ballots are arriving in the mail at the homes of registered Lane County voters. Before turning in a ballot, voters should remember to review both sides of the ballot.  READ MORE...
Proposed Lane County Budget includes new plans to reduce PERS costs, increase housing funds
Posted on 05/01/2018
On May 1, Lane County Administrator Steve Mokrohisky presented the proposed Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget for Lane County to the Budget Committee, comprised of the five elected county commissioners and five appointed residents.  READ MORE...
Lane County Public Health declares pertussis outbreak: urges everyone to make sure pertussis vaccinations are up-to-date
Posted on 04/30/2018
Following the identification of up to 12 cases of pertussis, also called Whooping Cough, at Sheldon High School, Lane County Public Health has opened up an outbreak investigation and is urging the community to check their whooping cough vaccination status.   READ MORE...
Ballots mailed on April 26
Posted on 04/26/2018
Lane County Elections mailed ballots for the May 15, 2018 Primary Election on April 26. Voters will receive ballots today, April 26, through Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  READ MORE...
Lane County Sheriff's Office Partners with the Drug Enforcement Agency to help community members safely dispose of expired, unwanted or outdated prescription medications
Posted on 04/25/2018
The Drug Take Back Event is on Saturday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Eugene/Springfield Fire Station 16 (6853 Main Street, Springfield).  READ MORE...
Road Closure: Rose Hill Road (Florence)
Posted on 04/24/2018
Rose Hill Road will be closed at milepost 0.20 on Tuesday, May 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  READ MORE...
Voter registration deadline is April 24
Posted on 04/20/2018
The voter registration deadline for the May 15, 2018 Primary Election is Tuesday, April 24, 2018. This is also the deadline to change your party affiliation.  READ MORE...
Lane County adopts 3-year strategic plan focused on health, safety and partnerships
Posted on 04/20/2018
The Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt a new strategic plan (2018–2021) that will focus the work of Lane County into four priority areas during the next three years.  READ MORE...
“Garbage Guru” helps Lane County residents recycle it right
Posted on 04/19/2018
The Garbage Guru is an online tool that allows Lane County residents to enter items into a search bar and find out if it is recyclable and, if so, where it can be recycled.   READ MORE...
ROAD CLOSURE: Paschelke Road (Marcola)
Posted on 04/17/2018
Paschelke Road near Marcola will be closed at the Earnest Covered Bridge from Monday, April 23, to Friday, June 1, for a bridge re-roofing project.  READ MORE...
Think twice before throwing lithium batteries away; contamination and fire danger pose risks
Posted on 04/11/2018
Most households have multiple electronics with rechargeable, lithium-ion or lithium-polymer batteries, including laptops, cell phones, tablets, digital cameras, power tools and more. When these items or their batteries reach the end of their useful life, they must be disposed of properly or the risk of contamination and fire puts both people and the environment at risk.  READ MORE...
Lane County Public Health announces annual Excellence in Public Health Award recipients
Posted on 04/10/2018
In recognition of National Public Health Week, Lane County Public Health (LCPH) and the Lane County Board of County Commissioners acting as the Board of Health honored CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets) and Ana Maria Dudley of the South Lane School District (SLSD) Family Resource Center as the recipients of the third annual Excellence in Public Health Awards.  READ MORE...
Florence Household Hazardous Waste Roundup on April 13 & 14
Posted on 04/04/2018
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...
Road Closure: Green Hill Road
Posted on 04/02/2018
Green Hill Road will be closed at the Port of Coos Bay Railroad crossing from 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6, to 6:00 a.m. on Monday, April 9.  READ MORE...
Hayden Bridge Boat Ramp will reopen on Saturday, March 31
Posted on 03/30/2018
Hayden Bridge Boat Ramp will reopen on Saturday, March 31. Hayden Bridge Boat Ramp is located near the intersection of Hayden Bridge Road and Marcola Road.  READ MORE...
Bellinger, Hendricks Bridge boat ramps reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 30; McKenzie River will be passable for boats
Posted on 03/29/2018
The Bellinger and Hendricks Bridge boat ramps will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 30. Hayden Bridge Boat Ramp remains closed until further notice. The McKenzie River will be passable for boats Friday morning – although boaters are urged to exercise extra caution downstream from Hayden Bridge.   READ MORE...
Lane County Solid Waste Transfer Stations Move to Summer Hours on April 1
Posted on 03/27/2018
Lane County’s 15 solid waste transfer stations, including the Glenwood location, begin operating on summer schedules on Sunday, April 1.  READ MORE...
New Community & Economic Development analyst will advocate for rural communities
Posted on 03/12/2018
Lane County has selected Austin Ramirez to serve as the new Economic Development management analyst devoted to supporting rural Lane County communities and the County-led Rural Prosperity Initiative.  READ MORE...
Free Master Recycler Workshop in Cottage Grove on March 20
Posted on 03/12/2018
Cottage Grove-area residents are encouraged to attend a free workshop that will teach attendees how to recycle effectively, safely dispose of hazardous waste, and report illegal dumping.   READ MORE...
Oakridge Household Hazardous Waste Roundup on Saturday, March 17
Posted on 03/12/2018
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...
Applications are being accepted for the spring Master Recycler Program
Posted on 02/26/2018
Spring classes will be held on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., April 3 through May 29, 2018 at Lane County Waste Management Division (3100 E 17th Avenue, Eugene).  READ MORE...
Prepare for icy road conditions; travel with caution
Posted on 02/22/2018
Drivers in Lane County should prepare for icy roads tonight and during the Friday morning commute.  READ MORE...
Lane County selects Casey Crear as performance auditor
Posted on 02/21/2018
Casey Crear, PhD has been selected as Lane County’s next performance auditor. If the contract is approved by the Board of County Commissioners during its February 27 meeting, Crear will join Lane County in March.  READ MORE...
Lane County Assessor offers free tax workshop for business owners
Posted on 02/15/2018
The Lane County Assessor’s Office is offering a free business personal property tax workshop on February 22, 2018.  READ MORE...
Mt. Pisgah Habitat Management Plan one step closer to completion; community members invited to open house to review draft plan
Posted on 02/07/2018
Community members are invited to learn more about the draft Habitat Management Plan for HBRA at an open house on Thursday, February 15, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Harris Hall (125 E. 8th Avenue, Eugene). There will be a brief presentation at 5:30 p.m.  READ MORE...
New card-only day pass machine at Mt. Pisgah increases convenience for park visitors
Posted on 02/05/2018
Beginning February 14, 2018, the kiosk where visitors to Mt. Pisgah purchase their day passes will accept only debit or credit cards – no cash.  READ MORE...
Lane County Sheriff's Office opens 50 additional local jail beds
Posted on 02/02/2018
On February 3, 2018, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office will be adding fifty jail beds for local defendants and offenders, increasing the number of local jail beds to 367 from 317.   READ MORE...
Independent audit finds jail levy funds used as promised to voters
Posted on 01/30/2018
An annual, independent financial audit of the use of jail levy revenue has found that funds have been used as promised to restore local jail beds and critical youth treatment facilities.  READ MORE...
Lane County Waste Management announces Creswell, Rattlesnake, and Marcola electronic recycling
Posted on 01/29/2018
Lane County Waste Management’s Creswell, Rattlesnake, and Marcola transfer stations have begun accepting computers, TVs and other electronics for recycling.  READ MORE...
Lane County invites community to weigh in on three-year strategic plan
Posted on 01/22/2018
Community members are invited to take an online survey at http://bit.ly/LaneCoSurvey. Responses are anonymous.  READ MORE...
Election results available starting at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day
Posted on 01/22/2018
Election results will be made available to the public starting at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, January 23, and updated throughout the evening until all ballots are processed.   READ MORE...
Take the pledge and ditch the disposables! Tips to help reduce waste
Posted on 01/17/2018
Lane County Waste Management is inviting Lane County residents to reduce the amount of waste generated each year by pledging to ditch disposables.  READ MORE...
Have you mailed your ballot?
Posted on 01/17/2018
Lane County Elections recommends that voters mail back their voted ballots to the Elections Office no later than Wednesday, January 17. 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...
Lane County voters should have received their ballots by now
Posted on 01/10/2018
Lane County ballots were mailed on Thursday, January 4, 2018.  READ MORE...
Commissioners Jay Bozievich and Sid Leiken chosen as chair, vice chair
Posted on 01/09/2018
Commissioner Bozievich will serve as chair in 2018 and Commissioner Leiken will serve as vice chair.  READ MORE...
Ballots for January 23 special election mailed today
Posted on 01/04/2018
Lane County Elections mailed ballots today for the January 23, 2018 Special Election. Ballots are expected to be delivered to all eligible voters beginning today, January 4, through Tuesday, January 9, 2018.   READ MORE...
Join us for the annual State of the County Address on January 8
Posted on 01/03/2018
Lane County will host the annual State of the County Address on Monday, January 8, 2018. This annual event provides both a look back at major events in 2017 and a look forward to the opportunities and challenges Lane County will be addressing in the coming year.   READ MORE...