Archived News

Lane County ranks No. 1 on list of Oregon's healthiest employers for fourth year in a row
Posted on 06/17/2024
Lane County has been recognized as the #1 healthiest employer in Oregon (1500-4999 employees) by the Portland Business Journal.   READ MORE...
Firewise applications due by Thursday, June 27
Posted on 06/17/2024
Lane County’s Firewise Grant Incentive Program is accepting applications from residents in unincorporated Lane County through 4:00 p.m. on June 27, 2024.  READ MORE...
David’s Chair coming to Howard Buford Recreation Area (Mt. Pisgah) to make trails more accessible
Posted on 06/13/2024
Later this summer, Lane County Parks will partner with Mount Pisgah Arboretum, McKenzie River Trust, David’s Chair and Travel Lane County to permanently place two track chairs at Howard Buford Recreation Area (HBRA).   READ MORE...
Lane County to auction six properties
Posted on 06/13/2024
Lane County is conducting a sealed-bid auction of real property now through 11:00 a.m. PST on Monday, July 22, 2024.  READ MORE...
Old Mill Road (Office Covered Bridge)
Posted on 06/11/2024
Mountain Bike Oregon is hosting its Annual Mountain Bike Camp from June 20 at 1:00 p.m. until June 23 at 4:00 p.m.  READ MORE...
Lane County Human Services publishes results from 2024 Homeless Point-in-Time Count
Posted on 06/06/2024
Every year on the last Wednesday of January, the Lane County Human Services Division, in partnership with numerous agencies and groups, conducts the annual one-night Homeless Point-in-Time (PIT) Count.   READ MORE...
Life Jacket Exchange to be held on June 15th thanks to Springfield Elks Lodge donation
Posted on 06/06/2024
Lane County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue and the Springfield Elks Club will be holding a Life Jacket Exchange on June 15th.   READ MORE...
Pet owners beware: another scam targeting people with lost pets in Lane County
Posted on 06/03/2024
Pet owners in Lane County are being targeting once again by scammers representing themselves as Lane County Animal Services.  READ MORE...
Free Household Hazardous Waste Roundup in Florence on Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8
Posted on 06/03/2024
The free Household Hazardous Waste Roundup will collect up to 35 gallons of household hazardous waste per customer on Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, in Florence.   READ MORE...
Daytime Closure: Earnest Covered Bridge
Posted on 05/23/2024
Earnest Covered Bridge will be closed Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting on June 3 and ending on June 28.   READ MORE...
Volunteer orientation for livestock rescue and animal preparedness on Saturday, June 8
Posted on 05/23/2024
Lane County Animal Services is partnering with Greenhill Humane Society to host a training for people interested in learning more about preparing animals large and small for an evacuation or volunteering to support livestock transportation, feeding, and sheltering operations during emergencies.  READ MORE...
Lane County Firewise Grant Program open for applications
Posted on 05/20/2024
Lane County’s Firewise Grant Incentive Program is accepting applications from residents in unincorporated Lane County beginning May 31 through 4:00 p.m. on June 27, 2024.  READ MORE...
Lane County celebrates Public Works Week with tours
Posted on 05/20/2024
This week is National Public Works week. In celebration, Lane County Public Works is hosting free tours at multiple parks and at Short Mountain Landfill.   READ MORE...
Election results available starting at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day
Posted on 05/20/2024
Election results will be made available to the public starting at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, May 21, and updated throughout the evening.   READ MORE...
ROAD CLOSURE: Beacon Drive West
Posted on 05/20/2024
Beacon Drive West is closed from June 3 to June 7 at milepost 0.3 between Prairie Road and River Road for culvert replacement.   READ MORE...
Remembering those who gave all in service of Lane County during National Police Week
Posted on 05/15/2024
This week marks National Police Week. This week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others while honoring those who commit themselves to the field of law enforcement.   READ MORE...
Lane County Public Health declares community-wide pertussis outbreak
Posted on 05/15/2024
Lane County Public Health (LCPH) has declared a community-wide pertussis outbreak due to a surge in cases surpassing typical community, regional, or seasonal expectations.   READ MORE...
ROAD CLOSURE: Row River Road
Posted on 05/14/2024
Row River Road closed at milepost 6 for culvert replacement from May 20 until June 17. This is the first of four closures over the summer and early fall.   READ MORE...
Hendricks Bridge boat ramp closed for removal of "Mt. Brushmore"
Posted on 05/13/2024
The boat ramp at Lane County’s Hendricks Bridge Park east of Springfield is closed this week, May 13 through May 17, for removal of debris from January’s ice storm.   READ MORE...
ROAD CLOSURE: N. Game Farm Road
Posted on 05/13/2024
N. Game Farm Road is closed overnight for paving between mileposts 1 and 1.7 from May 12 to May 16.   READ MORE...
Lane County voters: remember to sign the return envelope and return your ballots early
Posted on 05/13/2024
Voters are urged to return their ballots as early as possible to ensure they are received at Lane County Elections by the 8:00 p.m. deadline on Tuesday, May 21.   READ MORE...
Reusable dishware program seeks to divert thousands of pieces of dishware from trash during upcoming community events
Posted on 05/08/2024
Waste Wise Lane County is partnering with the City of Eugene and Action Rent-All & Events to provide reusable dishware for two upcoming large-scale community events in Springfield and Eugene to potentially divert thousands of plates, bowls, and utensils from the landfill.  READ MORE...
Lane County Sheriff's Marine Patrol offers free boat inspections during May
Posted on 05/02/2024
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Bi-Mart to again offer free boat inspections to help you get on the water safely!   READ MORE...
2024 Primary Election ballots in the mail for Lane County voters
Posted on 05/02/2024
The Lane County Elections office has placed ballots in the USPS mail stream for the 2024 Primary Election.   READ MORE...
Lane County Public Health seeing rise in pertussis cases
Posted on 04/26/2024
Lane County Public Health (LCPH) has confirmed a new case of pertussis (also known as whooping cough) in a recent uptick in cases.  READ MORE...
Lane County supporting employees by partnering with local childcare provider
Posted on 04/22/2024
Finding childcare is challenging for many parents in our area, and a lack of childcare can keep parents from being able to participate in the workplace. As part of its efforts to attract and keep a talented workforce, Lane County is partnering with local childcare provider Tip Tap Grow to help its employees access childcare.   READ MORE...
Free Household Hazardous Waste Roundup in Oakridge on Sat., April 27
Posted on 04/17/2024
The free Household Hazardous Waste Roundup will collect up to 35 gallons of household hazardous waste per customer on Saturday, April 27, in Oakridge.   READ MORE...
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Appreciation Week
Posted on 04/15/2024
The second week of April every year, the Lane County Sheriff's Office takes time to recognize and thank those that answer approximately 91,000 calls every year in our county, documenting about 74,000 incidents.   READ MORE...
Are you ready to vote, Lane County?
Posted on 04/15/2024
Election Day is quickly approaching, and the Lane County Elections office would like to encourage voters to register to vote or update their voter registration now, to be election-ready for the May 21, 2024 Primary Election.   READ MORE...
Lane County Storm Drain Cleaning Assistance Program accepting business signups through May
Posted on 04/15/2024
After launching last fall, Lane County’s Storm Water Management Program is back and accepting business applicants.   READ MORE...
County mowers are gearing up and need roadsides clear of obstructions, including signs
Posted on 04/08/2024
Drivers on rural County-maintained roads will see mowers clearing the road rights-of-way of grass and brush beginning this month.   READ MORE...
Food Waste Prevention Week launches to champion regional food waste reduction efforts
Posted on 04/02/2024
Waste Wise Lane County—part of the Lane County Waste Management Division—and the City of Eugene are partnering with organizations and governments locally and nationwide during Food Waste Prevention Week (April 1-7) to reduce wasted food at home, work, and throughout Lane County communities.   READ MORE...
Lane County bringing back updated equity advisory board
Posted on 03/27/2024
The Lane County Equity Program is restarting its community advisory board and is recruiting members.   READ MORE...
Last week for students to enter Elections coloring contest
Posted on 03/26/2024
Local students, kindergarten through college, are invited to create an “I Voted” coloring page for the Lane County Elections Office.  READ MORE...
Lane County grant supports Bi-Mart's new battery recycling program
Posted on 03/26/2024
Lane County-based Bi-Mart stores have launched a new 12-month pilot program that will provide households with a convenient and accessible way to safely recycle their batteries.  READ MORE...
Road Closure: Office Covered Bridge
Posted on 03/18/2024
The Office Covered Bridge in Westfir will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, for the City of Westfir's annual Easter egg hunt.   READ MORE...
Howard Buford Recreation Area (HBRA) set to reopen on Friday, March 15
Posted on 03/01/2024
After weeks of extensive cleanup and restoration efforts, Howard Buford Recreation Area (HBRA) is thrilled to announce it is reopening to the public on Friday, March 15.  READ MORE...
Community Health Centers of Lane County marks 20 years of service to Lane County
Posted on 02/29/2024
Community Health Centers of Lane County (CHCLC) is commemorating 20 years of providing patient-centered, quality health care services to some of the most vulnerable Lane County community members.  READ MORE...
Tiffany Brown selected as Lane County Emergency Manager
Posted on 02/20/2024
Tiffany Brown, a leader in emergency management in Oregon, has been chosen as the County’s new emergency manager and started in her new role earlier this month.   READ MORE...
Road Closure: Deerhorn Road
Posted on 02/13/2024
The west end of Deerhorn Road will be closed from February 14 through February 16.  READ MORE...
Pet owners beware: scam targeting people with lost pets in Lane County
Posted on 02/12/2024
Pet owners in Lane County are being targeting by scammers representing themselves as Lane County Animal Services.  READ MORE...
Lane County Elections holding student contest to create "I Voted" coloring page
Posted on 02/12/2024
Local students, kindergarten through college, are invited to create an “I Voted” coloring page for the Lane County Elections Office.  READ MORE...
Become a temporary election worker and help democracy thrive
Posted on 02/12/2024
The Lane County Elections Office is hiring temporary election workers to assist with the May 21, 2024 Primary Election.   READ MORE...
Lane County Human Services launches new technologies to improve access to housing and shelter services
Posted on 02/08/2024
Lane County Human Services, a division of Lane County Health & Human Services, today announced the launch of several new technologies designed to improve access and reduce barriers to shelters and housing options in Lane County.   READ MORE...
Lane County Board of County Commissioners declares emergency related to ice storm
Posted on 01/16/2024
The Lane County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously this evening to declare an emergency due to the ice storm.   READ MORE...
ALL IN Lane County announces positive year-end results
Posted on 01/11/2024
Following Governor Tina Kotek’s address marking the conclusion of the first phase of Oregon’s Emergency Homeless Response effort, ALL IN Lane County announced the year-end results for the multi-agency coordination initiative.  READ MORE...
Commissioners Trieger and Loveall chosen as chair, vice chair
Posted on 01/09/2024
Commissioner Laurie Trieger (District 3) will serve as chair in 2024 and Commissioner David Loveall (District 2) will serve as vice chair.   READ MORE...
State of the County to be held Monday, January 8
Posted on 01/02/2024
Lane County’s annual State of the County Address will take place on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. in Harris Hall (125 E. 8th Avenue, Eugene).   READ MORE...
Lane County secures grant funds to support housing rehabilitation in Oakridge and Westfir areas
Posted on 12/14/2023
Lane County has received $500,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to invest in the Regional Housing Rehabilitation Program.   READ MORE...
Lane County looking for rural residents who need help reducing wildfire risk around their homes
Posted on 12/14/2023
Rural residents who need help with fuels reduction to help make their homes less at risk from wildfire may be able to receive up to $4,000 in work from Lane County – and, unlike other grant programs, it does not require property owners to cover any of the cost.   READ MORE...
Lane County Youth Services hosting free community holiday meal on Dec. 13
Posted on 12/07/2023
Celebrate the holidays with Lane County Youth Services! Students in the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Education Center Culinary Arts Program will prepare and share a free holiday meal with the community  READ MORE...
Board of County Commissioners votes to build materials recovery facility for solid waste
Posted on 12/05/2023
The Lane County Board of County Commissioners voted 3-2 to begin the process to build an Integrated Materials & Energy Recovery Facility (IMERF) in Goshen.   READ MORE...
Board of County Commissioners takes stance on Measure 110 reform
Posted on 12/05/2023
The Lane County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously to include Measure 110 reform in its legislative priorities and principles ahead of the upcoming state legislative session.   READ MORE...
Community Health Centers of Lane County receives national recognition for quality care and increasing access
Posted on 12/01/2023
The Community Health Centers of Lane County (CHCLC), a division of Lane County Health & Human Services (LCH&HS), recently received national recognition in four areas from The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).   READ MORE...
Lane County's Deeds and Records Office moves next week
Posted on 11/29/2023
The Lane County Deeds & Records Office is relocating from the County’s Public Service Building at 8th and Oak in downtown Eugene to the Elections Office at 10th and Lincoln in Eugene.   READ MORE...
Waste Wise Lane County: Holiday leftover recipe contest gets cooking
Posted on 11/21/2023
As the holiday season kicks off, Waste Wise Lane County—a part of the Lane County Waste Management Division—again encourages county residents to do the holidays differently this year with the launch of its second “Simplify the Holidays” campaign.  READ MORE...
New partnership between Lane County Parks and non-profit David's Chair increases beach access in Florence
Posted on 11/14/2023
Lane County Parks is proud to partner with David’s Chair to provide beach access to people with mobility challenges at Heceta Beach in Florence!  READ MORE...
Lane County expands business directory to highlight diversity
Posted on 11/14/2023
Lane County’s Equity Program has expanded its online business directory to highlight local businesses owned by people of diverse backgrounds.   READ MORE...
Lane County’s Deeds & Records Office moving December 5
Posted on 10/30/2023
The Lane County Deeds & Records Office is relocating from the County’s Public Service Building at 8th and Oak in downtown Eugene to the Elections Office at 10th and Lincoln in Eugene.   READ MORE...
Eugene, Springfield and Lane County to begin leaf pickup
Posted on 10/26/2023
Lane County and the cities of Eugene and Springfield are preparing to kick-off their annual leaf collection efforts.   READ MORE...
County seeking applicants for public safety funding task force
Posted on 10/19/2023
Lane County is seeking applicants for a limited-duration public safety funding task force that will explore possible long-term public safety funding solutions.   READ MORE...

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