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Election results available starting at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day
05/20/2019
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 until all ballots are processed.
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Short Mountain Landfill experiences two fires in one weekend; improperly disposed of batteries likely to blame
05/16/2019
While the cause of last weekend’s landfill fires remain uncertain, Lane County Waste Management would like to remind community members of the fire danger posed by improperly disposing of flammable materials, including lithium batteries, charcoal briquettes, propane tanks, fireworks and chemicals.
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New Mt. Pisgah webcam now live
05/16/2019
A new webcam from Lane County Parks offers a view of the Mt. Pisgah summit as seen from the North Bottomlands in the Howard Buford Recreation Area.
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Have you mailed your ballot?
05/15/2019
Lane County Elections recommends that voters mail back their voted ballots to the Elections Office no later than Wednesday, May 15. 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 Avenue, Eugene.
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Dowens Road 2 Fire Information
05/11/2019
Information regarding the Dowens Road 2 Fire east of Cottage Grove.
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Haven’t received your ballot yet?
05/09/2019
Lane County ballots were mailed on Thursday, May 2, 2019 and registered voters should have received their ballots by now.
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Household Hazardous Waste Roundup scheduled in Cottage Grove on May 11
05/06/2019
The collection is FREE for hazardous waste that is from household sources; up to 35 gallons total per customer.
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Review both sides of ballot
05/06/2019
Ballots are arriving in the mail of registered Lane County voters. Before turning in a ballot, voters should remember to review both sides of the ballot.
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Lane County recycling event collects 7.49 tons of plastic
05/03/2019
Lane County residents collected 7.49 tons of plastic items to be recycled at the Glenwood Transfer Station in April.
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Proposed Lane County budget is structurally balanced and includes funding for new behavioral crisis center
05/02/2019
The proposed 2019-2020 budget for Lane County is, for the third year in a row, structurally balanced without the use of reserves and includes no layoffs or reductions in services.
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Ballots Mailed Today, Thursday, May 2, 2019
05/02/2019
Lane County Elections mailed ballots today for the May 21, 2019 Special Election.
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Voter registration deadline Tuesday, April 30
04/25/2019
The voter registration deadline for the May 21, 2019 Election is Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
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Snowstorm damage tops $17 million for public infrastructure in Lane County
04/25/2019
Lane County agencies reported $17,339,039 in public infrastructure damages due to the snowstorm that occurred in late February.
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Lane County to open four temporary locations for free storm debris disposal
04/24/2019
--Recognizing the need for residents to have locations to dispose of storm debris caused by the February snow event, Lane County is opening four locations for free disposal of downed trees and limbs in areas that were the hardest hit by the storm and are not served with local wood recovery/recycling options. Three transfer stations (Rattlesnake, Marcola, and Oakridge) and one temporary site in the Fall Creek area will be open on three Saturdays for storm debris disposal from private residences. Hours of collection will be 8:30 a.m. – 4: 30 p.m. on April 27, May 4, and May 11.
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April Flood Event Information
04/12/2019
Up-to-date information regarding the potential flooding in areas of Lane County from April 7 to April 12.
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Chief Deputy Cliff Harrold selected to lead the Lane County Sheriff’s Office
04/10/2019
The Lane County Board of Commissioners has selected Chief Deputy Cliff Harrold as the next Lane County Sheriff.
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Lane County, partners working to support rural communities
02/27/2019
Lane County Emergency Management has been working closely with other public agencies and partners to evaluate and respond to emergency needs. Oakridge: • Lane County and the Red Cross have a convoy of critical supplies and resources to support a warming center and shelter at Oakridge High School. • The convoy includes: food, water, diapers, baby food, medication, insulin, oxygen tanks, batteries, pet supplies from Greenhill, and other critical supplies. • Lincoln County is supplying emergency food supplies that are included in the convoy. • Eric Plebuch of Petersen Cat is supplying a generator and electrician to support the Oakridge Shelter. The equipment is staged to move as soon as Highway 58 is passable. • Lane County Fleet Services is including a mechanic with the convoy who can help remove trapped or abandoned vehicles along Highway 58 in support of ODOT’s efforts to continue clearing the highway. • Search and Rescue was able to make a delivery to Oakridge Fire of oxygen to support their needs. McKenzie Valley: • McKenzie Fire and Rescue has established a warming center at the Leaburg Fire Station and has a water filling station, heat and coffee for residents who can safely travel to that location. • A warming station has been established at the Upper McKenzie Fire Station. • Lane County, Verizon and EWEB crews are close to reaching a critical communications tower that serves the McKenzie Valley to make repairs and bring it back online. Once the tower is back online, it will provide emergency responder communication, as well as cell phone service. • The City of Eugene is transporting a satellite cellular service tower to support emergency communication in the upper McKenzie Valley until the communications tower is repaired. Additionally, Lane County has opened a non-emergency inquiry line (541-682-3977) to address resident questions and concerns. The call center will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until conditions improve. When possible, Lane County Search and Rescue volunteers are responding to residents facing immediate life safety issues as a result of the winter storms.
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Call center available for non-emergency inquiries related to winter weather
02/27/2019
Lane County has launched a call center in response to the recent heavy snowfall. The call center is for community members who have non-emergency inquiries related to our winter weather.
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