What's New

Lane County takes on Territorial Highway
03/22/2019
The 42-mile stretch of Territorial Highway located within Lane County’s boundaries, with the exception of the portion that is also Highway 36, is now under the jurisdiction of Lane County after months of planning with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), which previously had jurisdiction over the highway.
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Limited reopening of Howard Buford Recreation Area (Mt. Pisgah) on Saturday
03/15/2019
Howard Buford Recreation Area, also called Mt. Pisgah, will reopen nearly 20 miles of trail to the public on Saturday, March 16.
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Temporary parking relief coming to downtown Eugene
03/12/2019
The Lane County Board of County Commissioners has approved a contract to bring temporary parking relief to downtown Eugene for both visitors and businesses. The temporary parking will be located on the County’s newly acquired vacant lot east of the Public Service Building in downtown Eugene.
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Businesses and home owners encouraged to submit initial storm damage assessments online
03/12/2019
As storm damage clean up continues, businesses and homeowners are encouraged to submit an initial damage assessment to Lane County that will then be shared with Oregon Emergency Management.
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Homeowners beware: Fraud claiming imminent property seizure makes its way to Lane County
03/11/2019
Letters claiming to be a “Notice of Warrant and State of Oregon Tax Lien Action” have been reported by some Eugene residents. The notice claims that property seizure is imminent and provides a non-local number for resolution.
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Lane County Sheriff's Office recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for Every 15 Minutes Program Participation
03/08/2019
On March 5, 2019, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office was recognized as the 2018 Oregon Group Advocate of the Year by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in connection with the Sheriff’s Office’s continued efforts in decreasing drunk driving related crashes and fatalities through a program called Every 15 Minutes.
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Outstanding Intergovernmental Team Award presented to Lane County and City of Eugene employees
03/07/2019
Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) honored Lane County and the City of Eugene with the 2019 Outstanding Intergovernmental Team Award on March 2.
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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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Authorities ask motorists to avoid secondary routes; be cautious before following mobile maps
02/25/2019
Reports of drivers searching online or on mobile mapping applications for rural routes to avoid closures and slow downs on I-5 are concerning as Lorane Highway, London Road and others are in much worse condition than main routes.
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