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Lane County Economic Development Manager Sarah Means receives 20 Under 40 Award
12/05/2017
Sarah Means, Lane County’s Community & Economic Development manager, was selected as a 2017 20 Under 40 Award recipient.
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Waste-free holiday: Create creative and eye-catching holiday decorations and gift wrap by reusing everyday materials
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.
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Waste-free holiday: DIY gift making can be more memorable, less wasteful
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.
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Waste-free holiday: Lane County Master Recyclers offer tips to make good use of leftover holiday food
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.
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Lane County Public Health urges community members not to use the botanical product known as kratom
11/21/2017
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a strong warning last week to consumers to stay away from the botanical product known as kratom, citing 36 deaths linked to products containing the substance.
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Road Closure: Gilham Road
11/21/2017
The northbound lane of Gilham Road between Ayers Road and Ashbury Drive will be closed intermittently weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from November 27 to December 22.
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Waste-free holiday: Join MECCA for Create Something Day – a free, creative alternative to Black Friday
11/20/2017
This free, family-friendly event is a green, creative alternative to Black Friday, where attendees can make holiday gifts while sipping hot cider and tea.
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Waste-free holiday: Volunteering as a family is a priceless gift
11/16/2017
What better way to celebrate the season of giving than to give time and talent by volunteering as a family! While it might be a challenge to coordinate everyone’s schedules, volunteering as a family has many worthwhile benefits. Children learn to give back to the community when they see firsthand how volunteering makes a difference and how good it feels to help others and enact change. It’s also a valuable way to get to know organizations in the community and find resources and activities for children and families.
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Alana Holmes selected to lead Lane County Human Resources Department
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.
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