Fatal Lane County crash: One person dead after vehicle strikes trees
One person is dead after a traffic crash on Crow Road near Milepost 7 late Thursday. Deputies arrived at around 6 p.m. and found a 2023 Ram pickup had left the road, hitting trees, according to a release from the Lane County Sheriff's Office. The driver, the only person in...
News Release: Middle Fork designates areas near Oakridge for day use
Oakridge, OR, Nov. 30, 2023 – The Willamette National Forest issued a Forest Order for the Middle Fork Ranger District that designates some areas near Oakridge for day use only by enacting restrictions that prohibit overnight camping and parking. Developed campgrounds will not be impacted. The order, which was developed with community support and public input, is in effect through Dec. 31, 2026, unless rescinded or modified sooner.
This Unsuspecting Drive-In Has Some Of The Absolute Best Burgers You Can Find In Oregon
I'll never forget the day I stumbled upon this hidden gem while cruising down Highway 58 in the Oregon Cascades. Tucked away in Oakridge, Stewart's 58 Drive-In is a retro diner that's a throwback to the 1960s, and let me tell you, their burgers and onion rings are out of this world! The moment you bite into one of their juicy, grass-fed beef burgers, it's like a flavor explosion in your mouth. And don't even get me started on their onion rings - crispy, golden, and absolutely addictive.
Winter Storm Warning issued December 2 at 3:00AM PST until December 2 at 10:00PM PST by NWS Portland OR
* WHAT…Heavy snow above 3000 feet. Additional snow accumulations. of up to 1 to 6 inches except up to 1 to 2 feet above 5000 feet. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph. * WHERE…In Oregon, Northern Oregon Cascades and Cascades in. Lane County. In Washington, South Washington...
Ho Ho Ho and away we go! First three days in December Kick off the Oakridge-Westfir holiday season
By JANET HANSON/for The Herald — Ho Ho Ho and away we go! First three days in December kick off the Oakridge-Westfir holiday season in high gear. There’s no place like home for the holidays. Bundle up and join your friends and neighbors doing everything from having breakfast with Santa, shopping, buying a Christmas tree helping to save TV Butte, to eating some more, and watching as the longest covered bridge in Oregon is lit to celebrate the season.
Local Eugene Residents Arrested in Major Drug Bust on I-5, Thanks to CSPT-funded Street Crimes Unit
The Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit (SCU) has discovered a large shipment of illegal drugs on the I-5 corridor. The SCU officers, with the help of EPD Special Investigation Unit detectives and other agencies, tracked the vehicle from California to Lane County.
Man charged with murder found to be 'extremely dangerous,' admitted to Oregon State Hospital
A 30-year-old man charged in March with murder in the death of a 91-year-old woman at her home on Henderson Avenue has been committed to the Oregon State Hospital after being found unable to assist in his legal defense due to underlying mental health conditions. Michael Patrick Hill was taken...
The Transformation of Culp Creek: From Timber Town to Recreational Haven
Once the heart of Oregon's timber industry, Culp Creek has evolved into a serene retreat that honors its historical roots while embracing its natural splendor. Nestled in the Cascade Range foothills, this community was once punctuated by the sounds of over 20 mills, including the prominent Bohemia, Inc. The Oregon, Pacific and Eastern Railway line, a vital transport artery, now serves as the scenic Row River National Recreation Trail, offering a journey through Culp Creek's storied past and lush landscapes.
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Crash, Warrant, Theft, Drug Arrests, Death Investigation, and Break-in hit Lane County, Oregon
This week in Lane County, Oregon, there were several incidents that occurred, including a fatal car crash, a warrant served for a probation violation, theft and credit card fraud, drug-related arrests, a death investigation, and a break-in at the Greenhill Humane Society.
Oakridge City Council Meeting November 16, 2023: No-show councilors, fee waivers and short-term rental fees discussed
By JOY KINGSBURY/for The Herald — Mayor Cutchen is traveling and was not able to attend this meeting. Dawn Kinyon, Council President, conducted the meeting in his place. John Crowder, an Oakridge resident for eight years, told Council he was “warmed” to hear the pledge of allegiance recited at our City Council meetings.
Southern Lane County community petitions to form own fire district
Residents of the southern Lane County community around Dorena Lake are one step closer to forming their own fire district. Reta Cochrane, one of the petitioners behind an initiative to form the Row River Fire District, said residents depend on volunteers, and assistance from other districts. She said it can take more than 40 minutes for firefighters from other areas to respond to 911 calls. She said neighboring districts are doing their best, but the valley needs its own station to protect itself from fast-moving wildfires.
Longtime St. Vincent de Paul executive director transitions to emeritus role, successor announced
LANE COUNTY, Ore. — After serving as St. Vincent de Paul's (SVdP) Executive Director for 39 years, Terry McDonald is transitioning into a new role as Emeritus Director. McDonald has been working with SVdP since 1971 and became its executive director in 1984, assuming the role from his late father, H.C. McDonald; the only person to precede Terry in the position.
Garbage rates could increase if county commissioners approve new waste facility
LANE COUNTY, Ore. - Rate payers could see an increase in their garbage rates over at least the next six years if Lane County commissioners approve a contract to build a new waste processing facility. Lane County Waste Management and Bulk Handling Systems will propose a contract that will be...
Lane County awards contract for proposed mental health stabilization center in Eugene
Lane County Commissioners approved a contract Tuesday for Connections Health Services to operate the county's planned mental health stabilization center. Proposed to be built alongside several other county-owned buildings along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard north of Autzen Stadium, the stabilization center would be a resource to treat people experiencing a mental health crisis, providing short-term support that could help keep people from ending up in jail or a hospital.
Making Democracy Illegal
Change doesn’t come easy or fast, especially when there is big money at stake. For over 10 years, Community Rights Lane County (CRLC), an all-volunteer activist group, has been working to protect Lane County residents by putting an end to the deadly practice of aerial herbicide spraying in our forests.
Lane Co. expands business directory to highlight diversity
Lane County’s Equity Program has expanded its online business directory to highlight local businesses owned by people of diverse backgrounds. The Diverse Business Directory can be found online at www.LaneCountyOR.gov/DBD. “We believe in supporting diverse businesses here in Lane County,” said Shayna Higashi, Lane County Equity Program analyst. “This...
‘Time Can’t Heal This’
At 4 am on Nov. 2, 2013, Sydney Brooks answered a knock on her door in her bathrobe. There were two uniformed officers at her door, asking if Brooks’ daughter was Casey Wright. “They said, ‘She’s dead.’ It was like a punch in the stomach,” Brooks says. “It was...
Free Gifts for Kids in Eugene
This article was written in part with AI assistance. The holiday season is a time for spreading joy and cheer, and this spirit is particularly evident in the generous efforts of various organizations and individuals in Eugene, Oregon, who work tirelessly to ensure that every child experiences the magic of Christmas. Through a range of gift-giving programs, these benevolent endeavors aim to bridge the gap in income disparity and ensure that no child is left behind during the festive season.
Lane County, Blue River explore what it takes to make a small, rural community successful
About 30 community members spent a recent evening perusing tables laid out with maps in the McKenzie High School gym, asking questions about three zoning plans for the redevelopment of Blue River three years after the Holiday Farm Fire devastated communities along the McKenzie River Valley. Lane County designated Blue...
Lowell football player wins Register-Guard Athlete of the Week
Lowell football player JaMar Thurman is The Register-Guard's Athlete of the Week. Thurman won the newspaper's poll for top area athletes, which is voted on by readers. Thurman rushed for five touchdowns and caught another for 296 total yards in the Devils' 74-42 victory over Weston-McEwen in the OSAA Class 2A state title.