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Theft Victim Tracks Down Stolen Laptop

By Susan Gager
 
COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A Cottage Grove man took matters into his own hands after being the victim of a burglary.  A burglar made off with the man’s most valuable possessions.  But in a high-tech twist, social media helped nab the su…

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52nd Bohemia Mining Days Festival Begins

By Sonia Talati
 
COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — It all started back in 1864, when trekkers discovered gold in the mountains near Cottage Grove.  And Cottage Grove celebrates that discovery and the boom that followed with the annual Bohemia Mining Days Festi…

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At least a slight chance of getting wet until late Saturday, then dry and slow warming again. Still holding a bit below average for high temperatures.

_______________   _______________ Advisories: NONE AT THIS TIME. ________________ An upper level trough of low pressure (“U” shape) has moved into the Pacific Northwest and will keep us alternating between periods of  clouds and cooler temperatures, and even some light rain or drizzle, then back to some more sunshine and warming temperatures. A frontal system is approaching the […]

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LCC nails down construction costs for downtown project

Lane Community College has passed a key hurdle that keeps its new downtown campus project on track and, more importantly, on budget. The college has negotiated a guaranteed maximum construction price with its general contractor that sets the cost of th…

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Eugene Named Great Place for Car-Free Vacation

EUGENE, Ore. — The cost of a vacation can add up rather quickly, especially when you factor in the cost of renting a car and the gas to fill it up.
 
But what if you could vacation somewhere without a car?
 
One online writer recently wrote about si…

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Park & Ride Location Opens in Veneta

VENETA, Ore. — After two years of planning and construction, Veneta residents now have another option for their commute.
 
Officials dedicated a new park & ride facility Friday where people can park their vehicles and take a Lane Transit District…

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Da Vinci Days to Celebrate Art, Science, and Technology

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CORVALLIS, Ore. — Inspired by Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci, hundreds of artists, engineers, teachers, organizations, and individuals will celebrate da Vinci Days over the weekend.  The event las…

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Counseling Center to Offer Services to Veterans

EUGENE, Ore. — A new counseling program geared towards helping miliatary veterans will begin accepting clients in September.  Northwest Christian University (NCU) expects the program to help support veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disor…

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Hemp Fest Kicks Off At Maurie Jacobs Park

EUGENE, Ore. — The 2011 Hemp Fest kicks off at 4:20 p.m. Friday night at Maurie Jacobs Park.
 
The three day event will feature bands, speakers, venders, and booths discussing all aspects of Cannabis.  Event coordinators say part of the goal behind …

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Students Play Quidditch at Alton Baker Park

By Jessica Debbas
 
EUGENE, Ore. — A group of local high school kids grabbed broomsticks from their homes to bring a popular fantasy movie to life.
 
It’s the sport of Quidditch from the Harry Potter stories, the most popular game among young witche…

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State to investigate complaints of human pesticide exposure

Some residents are calling it an environmental horror story, and on Thursday they got the chance to voice their concerns to the state and federal governments.

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