Archived News

Eugene, Springfield and Lane County to begin leaf pickup
Posted on 11/01/2021
Lane County Public Works will begin its annual leaf pick-up program on Monday, November 8.  READ MORE...
Residents encouraged to comment on proposed county redistricting maps
Posted on 10/28/2021
Lane County’s Independent Redistricting Committee (IRC) is seeking public comment as it works to select which of four possible redistricting maps to provide to the Board of County Commissioners for further discussion.   READ MORE...
Transportation and enforcement officials urge driver safety along London Road on Halloween weekend
Posted on 10/28/2021
This Halloween, drivers should remember: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different.   READ MORE...
Virtual open house Nov. 3 for Lane County Bicycle Master Plan
Posted on 10/28/2021
On Wednesday, November 3, the proposed plan will be available for public input and analysis during a virtual open house.   READ MORE...
Share your thoughts on a new strategic plan for Lane County
Posted on 10/27/2021
Community members are invited to take an online survey at www.LaneCountyOR.gov/StrategicPlan. Responses are anonymous.   READ MORE...
2021-2022 property tax statements available online, arriving in mailboxes
Posted on 10/20/2021
Lane County taxpayers are receiving their 2021-2022 property tax statements in the mail this week. Statements are also available online now, as well as information about the county value trends, levy changes, and individual property tax account information, at www.lanecounty.org/AT. The first payment is due on November 15, 2021.   READ MORE...
Road Closure: Irving Road (Eugene)
Posted on 10/11/2021
Irving Road between NW Expressway and Prairie Road will be closed during the day on Thursday, October 14, for paving and striping.   READ MORE...
Ecological burn planned at Mt. Pisgah today, Oct. 4
Posted on 10/04/2021
Lane County Parks, in cooperation with the Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah, as well as Rivers to Ridges partners, will be conducting an ecological – or prescribed – burn at the Howard Buford Recreation Area (HBRA) today, weather permitting.   READ MORE...
Lane County declares second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day
Posted on 09/28/2021
The Board of County Commissioners voted to declare the second Monday in each October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.   READ MORE...
Road Closure: North Fork Siuslaw Road (Florence)
Posted on 09/21/2021
A portion of North Fork Siuslaw Road will be closed for large culvert installation.   READ MORE...
Vaccination requirement announced for County employees
Posted on 09/16/2021
Lane County Government employees and volunteers will be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and reach fully vaccinated status by November 30, 2021 unless exempt under existing law.  READ MORE...
Lane County named healthiest large employer in Oregon
Posted on 08/25/2021
Lane County was ranked the #1 healthiest larger employer in Oregon by the Portland Business Journal.   READ MORE...
Board of Commissioners urges immediate action to contain spread of Delta variant
Posted on 08/25/2021
Read the full Board Order here.  READ MORE...
Public agencies to auction surplus vehicles and equipment
Posted on 08/16/2021
Lane County Fleet Services will conduct a public, open-bid (with proxy bidding) auction from Thursday, August 26, to Saturday, August 28.   READ MORE...
Free Household Hazardous Waste Roundup in Florence on Friday August 20 and Saturday, August 21
Posted on 08/10/2021
The free Household Hazardous Waste Roundup will collect up to 35 gallons of household hazardous waste per customer on Friday, August 20, and Saturday, August 21, in Florence.   READ MORE...
Lane County and City of Eugene Joint FY2021 Justice Assistance Grant Application Notice
Posted on 07/13/2021
Learn more about the application and provide comment by August 20.  READ MORE...
Local fire and emergency response agencies plead caution amid high fire danger
Posted on 07/02/2021
Fire season is in full swing in Lane County and precautions are necessary throughout the summer and fall; however, the Fourth of July weekend brings additional challenges.  READ MORE...
Help build Lane County's Climate Action Plan
Posted on 06/28/2021
Beginning June 28, Lane County will collect input and feedback from community members to help guide the development of the Lane County Climate Action Plan.  READ MORE...
Applications open to serve on Lane County's redistricting committee
Posted on 06/22/2021
Lane County’s Home Rule Charter requires that boundaries for Lane County commissioner districts be evaluated and updated at least once every ten years. The last redistricting effort was completed in 2011. The current redistricting process will be led by a committee of Lane County community members.  READ MORE...
Fire danger leads to call for extreme caution celebrating the Fourth of July
Posted on 06/22/2021
Lane County Parks, Lane Fire Authority and the Lane County Sheriff’s Office are urging caution when celebrating the Fourth of July this year, especially if your plans include parks along Fern Ridge Reservoir.  READ MORE...
Extreme drought declared for Lane County
Posted on 06/22/2021
The Lane County Board of Commissioners voted today to declare a local emergency regarding the extreme drought conditions found throughout much of Lane County and expected to last into the summer.  READ MORE...
London Road Safety Corridor goes into effect July 4
Posted on 06/21/2021
To reduce DUII, speeding, and the number of people killed and injured, Lane County has designated London Road as a Safety Corridor which doubles traffic fines. The designation includes the first seven miles of London Road, from Latham Road to Cottage Grove Reservoir Road. The doubling of fees will be effective July 4, 2021 through July 5, 2023.  READ MORE...
New round of rent assistance pre-applications opens as eviction moratorium ends
Posted on 06/15/2021
Pre-applications for rent assistance will reopen in Lane County on Friday, June 25, at 9:00 a.m. and close on Monday, June 27, at 5:00 p.m.  READ MORE...
ROAD CLOSURE: Marcola and Wendling roads
Posted on 06/09/2021
Marcola and Wendling roads will be closed from Mohawk Valley Assembly of God Church to Mohawk High School on Saturday afternoon for a graduation parade.  READ MORE...
Free household paint and fluorescent lamp collection in Florence Friday, June 18
Posted on 06/08/2021
The free household paint and fluorescent lamp collection will accept up to 35 gallons of household paint and 20 fluorescent lamps per household on Friday, June 18, in Florence.   READ MORE...
Lane County launches 30th Avenue Active Transportation Plan
Posted on 05/28/2021
Between now and autumn 2022, Lane County is studying how to improve safety, comfort and connections along the 30th Avenue corridor from Agate Street to McVay Highway for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers.  READ MORE...
ROAD CLOSURE: Irving Road (Eugene)
Posted on 05/28/2021
Irving Road will be closed during the day from June 1 through June 4 for storm water system installation.  READ MORE...
Rent assistance applications open in Lane County now through May 28
Posted on 05/21/2021
Lane County Human Services has opened another round of rent assistance applications for Lane County renters.  READ MORE...
Lane County Planning Commission needs 3 new members
Posted on 05/19/2021
There are three vacant positions on the Lane County Planning Commission and applications to fill those positions are being accepted now.  READ MORE...
Lane County to auction 9 properties, including homes and vacant lots
Posted on 05/12/2021
Lane County is hosting an oral auction of real property on Wednesday, June 9, at 10:00 a.m. in Harris Hall (125 E. 8th Ave., Eugene).  READ MORE...
Lane County and Community LendingWorks to distribute $2.4 million in small business grants to businesses not funded in January
Posted on 05/12/2021
Lane County and Community LendingWorks will distribute an additional $2.4 million in small business grants to Lane County businesses that applied during the last round of funding in December 2020 but did not receive funding and were waitlisted.  READ MORE...
Lane County Firewise Grant Program open for applications
Posted on 05/11/2021
Lane County’s Firewise Grant program is accepting applications from residents outside of urban growth boundaries in Lane County through May 28.  READ MORE...
New round of rent assistance opening for applications on Tuesday, May 11
Posted on 05/07/2021
Applications for the new funding will be open on Tuesday, May 11, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST.   READ MORE...
Lane County and local chambers advocate for review of guidance related to high and extreme risk designations
Posted on 04/27/2021
The letter, which is co-signed by the Eugene, Springfield, Florence, Oakridge and Cottage Grove chambers of commerce, outlines four requests that Lane County believes will help continue to protect the public health of our communities while balancing the wellbeing of our business community.  READ MORE...
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is coming up -- are you ready?
Posted on 04/26/2021
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is Saturday, May 1, and Lane County residents are encouraged to prepare for wildfire season.  READ MORE...
Wildfire recovery funding distributed to local agencies
Posted on 04/23/2021
Lane County requested funding from the State under House Bill 5042 to help local agencies replace funding that was used to respond to the Holiday Farm Fire in September, or to help them continue their support of fire recovery.  READ MORE...
Ages 16+ are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine
Posted on 04/21/2021
One of the best ways to get an appointment is through a pharmacy or primary care provider.   READ MORE...
Glenwood Transfer Station now open Sundays
Posted on 04/08/2021
The site – which is operated by Lane County Waste Management – is now open Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  READ MORE...
Lane County receives additional COVID-19 Rent Relief from State of Oregon
Posted on 03/11/2021
Applications for the new funding will be open on Friday, March 19, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST. This application is for Lane County residents with household income at or below 80% Area Median Income. A link to the online application and information phone line will be posted on the website www.LaneCounty.org/RENT.  READ MORE...
Road Closure: Elk Creek Road
Posted on 03/03/2021
Elk Creek Road will be closed March 5 and 6 for tree removal.  READ MORE...
Helfrich Landing closed Tuesday and Wednesday (Feb. 16 & 17) for wildfire cleanup
Posted on 02/11/2021
Lane County Parks’ Helfrich Landing will be closed to the public on Tuesday, February 16, and Wednesday, February 17, for wildfire cleanup.  READ MORE...
Audit finds public safety levy funds used as promised to voters once again
Posted on 01/27/2021
An annual, independent financial audit of the use of public safety 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 pilot project to improve multi-family recycling underway
Posted on 01/26/2021
Fresh with the New Year, Lane County Waste Management Division began a 6-month pilot project that seeks to improve the quantity and quality of recycling at apartments, condominiums and multi-tenant properties.  READ MORE...
Long-term disaster recovery manager selected for Holiday Farm Fire
Posted on 01/14/2021
Matt McRae has been selected as the long-term disaster recovery manager by Lane County. McRae will lead long-term recovery efforts along the McKenzie Corridor as residents and businesses work to rebuild following the Holiday Farm Fire.   READ MORE...
Lane County and Community LendingWorks distribute $3.6 million in small business grants to 239 Lane County businesses
Posted on 01/13/2021
Lane County and Community LendingWorks have notified 239 businesses that they are recipients of a collective $3.6 million in funding from the small business grants offered in December.  READ MORE...
Road Reopens: North Fork Siuslaw Road
Posted on 01/12/2021
North Fork Siuslaw Road has reopened between milepost 3 and milepost 18 after emergency tree removal.   READ MORE...
Local leaders come together to denounce events in nation’s Capitol
Posted on 01/06/2021
Local leaders have come together to issue a statement denouncing today’s events in Washington, D.C. and calling for communities to come together to participate in civil democracy.  READ MORE...
Statement from Chair Berney
Posted on 01/06/2021
Statement from Lane County Board of Commissioners Chair Joe Berney in response to today’s events in Washington, D.C.  READ MORE...
ROAD REOPENS: Richardson Upriver Road
Posted on 01/04/2021
Richardson Upriver Road near Walton has reopened following emergency road maintenance.  READ MORE...
Baker Bay Campground and Marina on-site caretaker position open for applications
Posted on 12/29/2020
Caretakers are paid to live in the campground full-time and oversee day to day operations of the campground. They are responsible for site management of the campground and marina, reservations and sales, general maintenance and representing Lane County Parks. Caretakers are contracted positions; the Baker Bay position is compensated at $2,200 monthly.  READ MORE...
Virtual State of the County Address on Monday, January 4
Posted on 12/29/2020
The entire State of the County Address, including swearings-in, will be held in a virtual format. It can be watched live at www.lanecounty.org/webcasts, at www.facebook.com/LaneCountyGovernment and on Comcast Channel 21.  READ MORE...
WasteWise Holiday: Gift Giving
Posted on 12/17/2020
This year’s series of holiday waste prevention tips includes ways to conserve resources and save money while keeping us safe, healthy and connected with loved ones during the holiday season.  READ MORE...
Commissioners adopt County's first Affordable Housing Action Plan
Posted on 12/16/2020
In late 2018, Lane County partnered with Better Housing Together, a local nonprofit housing advocacy organization, to convene local government and nonprofit agencies alongside business and advocacy groups to create an Affordable Housing Action Plan.  READ MORE...
Lane County partners with State to host virtual Holiday Farm Fire cleanup Q&A session
Posted on 12/07/2020
Holiday Farm Fire survivors are invited to participate in a virtual question and answer session regarding ash and debris cleanup of fire-affected properties on Wednesday, December 9, at 6:00 p.m.  READ MORE...
Love parks? Live in West Lane County? Consider applying for the Lane County Parks Advisory Committee
Posted on 12/07/2020
The Lane County Parks Advisory Committee is seeking applicants to fill the West Lane County seat starting in the new year.  READ MORE...
Lane County Board of Commissioners seeks input on redistricting process
Posted on 11/16/2020
The Lane County Board of Commissioners is holding a work session focused on the redistricting process on Wednesday, December 2, at 9:00 a.m.  READ MORE...
Deadline for Holiday Farm Fire survivors to register for FEMA assistance is Monday, November 30
Posted on 11/10/2020
Holiday Farm Fire survivors who have not yet registered for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Individual Assistance Program have until Monday, November 30, to do so.  READ MORE...
Commissioners approve addition of 4.0 FTE deputy sheriff positions to enhance rural patrol
Posted on 10/27/2020
The Lane County Board of Commissioners unanimously (4-0) approved the addition of 4.0 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) deputy sheriff positions in order to enhance rural patrol and service for the next five years.  READ MORE...
Hendricks Bridge boat ramp reopens after major improvements
Posted on 10/26/2020
Lane County Parks’ popular Hendricks Bridge boat ramp has reopened after major improvements thanks to a partnership with the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). Hendricks Bridge Park closed on June 8, 2020 to begin the project.  READ MORE...
Lane County opens emergency shelter beds in response to freezing temperatures this weekend
Posted on 10/23/2020
In response to temperatures predicted to fall below freezing beginning this weekend, Lane County is opening emergency shelter beds at Lane Events Center. The shelter will operate under strict COVID-19 protocols.  READ MORE...
Commissioners adopt Community Benefits Bidding Program to increase investment in local economy
Posted on 10/20/2020
the Lane County Board of Commissioners adopted its first-ever Community Benefits Bidding Program (CBB). The CBB will require any County-led capital improvement projects with a budget of $1 million or more to prioritize contractors that provide living wages and significant local economic benefits.  READ MORE...
Lane County Board of Commissioners adopts first Climate Action Plan for internal operations
Posted on 10/20/2020
The plan describes six goals and targets that include carbon-neutral operations by 2050. The plan also describes specific actions that Lane County can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with day-to-day operations.  READ MORE...
Right of entry forms for hazardous waste cleanup post-fire available, must be submitted by October 16
Posted on 10/05/2020
Before residents can rebuild, property must be cleared of household hazardous waste or other hazardous substances. Property owners can OPT IN for hazardous waste removal services at no cost to them (property owners’ insurance may be billed if applicable).   READ MORE...
New FREE app helps residents answer their hardest recycling questions in English and Spanish
Posted on 08/26/2020
Lane County has launched a new WasteWise Lane County app, available for free in the Android and Apple stores and powered by ReCollect, as part of the #RecycleRight! statewide campaign. Residents can also use the tool to schedule household hazardous waste appointments.  READ MORE...