Archived News

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...
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...
Voter registration deadline for January special election approaches
Posted on 12/29/2017
The voter registration deadline for the January 23, 2018 Special Election is Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  READ MORE...
Waste-free holiday: Guide to recycling holiday packaging materials
Posted on 12/22/2017
The Lane County Master Recycler Program has collected some handy tips to help you take care of the most common items generated during the holidays.  READ MORE...
Waste-free holiday: Guide to recycling electronics after the holidays
Posted on 12/18/2017
Recycling and reusing electronics saves the energy used in mining and processing of raw materials, conserves natural resources, and reduces environmental degradation, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.  READ MORE...
Vandals destroy Mt. Pisgah parking area, cause need for costly repairs
Posted on 12/15/2017
Vandals have caused extensive damage to the North Trailhead Parking Area at Mt. Pisgah. An unknown person or persons have been “mudding” in the parking area, making it impossible to park vehicles in nearly half the lot, damaging vegetation and causing a significant amount of damage.  READ MORE...
Lane County boasts highest waste recovery rate in Oregon
Posted on 12/15/2017
The latest report from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) places Lane County in the lead for waste recovery efforts. In 2016, Lane County households and businesses recycled 258,370 tons – another 258,041 tons of waste ended up in the landfill.  READ MORE...
Lane County Youth Services hosts 12th annual free Community Holiday Meal
Posted on 12/11/2017
On Wednesday, December 13, Lane County Youth Services will host the 12th annual Community Holiday Meal from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Carmichael Room at Lane County Youth Services' Serbu Center. The meal is provided by the Martin Luther King Jr. Culinary Arts Program free of charge and is open to the entire community.  READ MORE...
Waste-free holiday: Give the gift of experience or service
Posted on 12/11/2017
Choosing a gift for loved ones during the holiday season doesn’t have to include long lines or items that are quickly outgrown or discarded. The gift of an experience or of providing a service for a loved one creates lifelong memories while reducing waste.  READ MORE...
Lane County Economic Development Manager Sarah Means receives 20 Under 40 Award
Posted on 12/05/2017
Sarah Means, Lane County’s Community & Economic Development manager, was selected as a 2017 20 Under 40 Award recipient.   READ MORE...
Waste-free holiday: Create creative and eye-catching holiday decorations and gift wrap by reusing everyday materials
Posted on 12/04/2017
The holidays are a time for togetherness and giving, but during the holidays more trash is created than at any other time of the year. Reduce your environmental impact this holiday season by choosing to reduce and reuse.  READ MORE...
Waste-free holiday: DIY gift making can be more memorable, less wasteful
Posted on 11/27/2017
Why devote so much money, time and stress to procure items that may be headed for a garage sale or the landfill in less than a year? Why not prevent waste, reduce personal stress and save money by doing it yourself for some or all of your gifts this year? There’s a do-it-yourself idea that’s right for you.  READ MORE...
Waste-free holiday: Lane County Master Recyclers offer tips to make good use of leftover holiday food
Posted on 11/21/2017
Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, the United States will waste about five million tons of food. This is not only a waste of all that turkey, pie and mashed potatoes, but also a waste of all the resources that went into growing, processing, shipping, cooling and cooking that food. This holiday season, consider these tips to help reduce food waste at home while also helping save time, money and the planet.   READ MORE...
Alana Holmes selected to lead Lane County Human Resources Department
Posted on 11/14/2017
Alana Holmes, a leader with more than 25 years of experience in human resources, has been chosen as the County’s new Human Resources director. Holmes will join Lane County on December 11, 2017.  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...
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 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...
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...
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...