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Articles from the August 9, 2018 edition

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 By Erin Tierney    News    August 9, 2018

You've GOAT to be KIDding me!

It was business as usual last Wednesday afternoon for Viper Aviation Mechanic Darrin Humble. That is, until it wasn't. Maybe the goats were curious about getting their pilot licenses. Maybe they...


Mayor, three council positions up for grabs

The City of Creswell will hold a general election on Nov. 6, and voters will be tasked to select a new mayor and three councilors to fill the City's roster. Deadline to file is Aug. 28 at 5 p.m.,...

 By Aliya Hall    News    August 9, 2018

Lane County Parks holds forum, unveils master plan

Lane County Parks introduced its park master plan to 11 Creswell community members on Aug. 1 during an open forum. The forum was designed to bring the plan to Lane County communities, where officials...

 By Don Williams    News    August 9, 2018

Carousel Project is 85 percent complete

When the Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel began the restoration process three years ago, a commitment was made to donors and supporters of the carousel, and to those with interest in following...

 By Erin Tierney    News    August 9, 2018

912 Project aims to educate, connect community

There is a place for the community to be educated on a variety of subjects in Cottage Grove, and that group is the Cottage Grove 912 Project, said Pam Duffy, who founded the group in 2009. It’s a...


Welcome to our World

DAVIS - Katie Dunnavin and Treven Davis, of Creswell, welcomed a baby boy to the world on July 28, 2018 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center RiverBend.... Full story


Cottage Grove plans 'Beer Mile, Toga Style'

Brew Rush scheduled as part of 40th anniversary 'Animal House' celebration on Saturday, Aug. 18 Back in 1978, the town of Cottage Grove buzzed as crews arrived to film 'Animal House,' a movie that... Full story


Through the Eyes of the Colonel - It's election time in Creswell

It is time for politics in Creswell, a topic for much deliberation. This happens every two years with two slots for City Council members and a Mayor to be elected. I hear that Mayor Stram is not seeki...


Over 3,000 volunteer labor hours later…

Dear Editor, Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel were thrilled to host an open house at the WOE fairgrounds Saturday, August 4, 10-2. This unveiling of the assembled carousel, which is 85% complete, accumulated over 3,000 volunteer labor hours....


Habitat for Humanity to close CG ReStore, but will still provide affordable housing

Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Thanks to the hard work of many committed volunteers, staff and generous donors, Habitat for Humanity has been well represented in the Cottage Grove Area since 1992. At... Full story


OFFBEAT OREGON HISTORY: University of Oregon founding father was once its number-one opponent

A few years ago, students at the University of Oregon launched a campaign to get two campus buildings renamed: one named after Classics professor Frederick Dunn, and one named after the first...


Take a friend hunting in 2018 – Enter to win a prize!

Take a friend new to the sport out hunting this year-there might be a prize involved. ODFW launched its second Take a Friend Hunting contest on Aug. 1. Hunters who take someone new to the sport out... Full story


Handle fish with care during hot summer weather

As temperatures rise, fish (especially coldwater species like trout) feel the heat, too. Anglers can do their part to reduce the stress fish are under. This is especially important when fishing in... Full story


Beginner bow hunting tips

There are a few steps that can be taken to improve beginner bow hunter skills. The first is to practice by taking time to shoot at least a few quivers of arrows a week, every week, year around....


Fishing gear for kids

When a kid is learning to fish, it is best to avoid using an adult tackle. Instead, by using the best quality kid's gear available, the design is usually better equipped for their hands and is more...

 By Yaakov Levine    Health    August 9, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Got Cognitive Function?

During Aug. I regularly schedule coaching sessions or have conversions on the sales floor with parents concerned about their children's return to school after summer break. Many bright students...



The first Saturday of each month in Creswell is guaranteed to be classic, shiny and custom, thanks to Creswell Library's Cars & Coffee event. Now in its eighth season, the event is held on the...


Instead of leaving soil naked, coat it with cover crops

No one wants to go through the winter with no clothes, not even the soil that grows our plants. So, jacket up the soil in cover crops. These hardworking plants can add organic matter and aerate the... Full story

 By Pat Edwards    News    August 9, 2018

Sweet Lorane Community News

I’m going to let this week’s column take me wherever it may lead. At the time of this writing, I’m heading into a very busy weekend that will be followed by another. My energy tank is nearing th...


Storyteller Christopher Leebrick entertains crowd

Storyteller Christopher Leebrick acts out the story "Old One Eye" during a Creswell Summer Reading event on Aug. 1. Leebrick, who has been entertaining audiences with his stories since he was 13, has... Full story


Always be ready to go camping

You can always be ready to go camping if you stay prepared. Grab three large plastic storage bins from a local store. Keep air mattresses, pumps, pillows and tarps in one bin. In the second bin, pack...


24th Annual Lowell Blackberry Jam Festival

The 24th Annual Blackberry Jam Festival was held at Rolling Rock Park in Lowell July 27 through 29. It featured great music, unique crafts, car and quilt shows, fishing derby, a 5K run and lots of...


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