Area briefs: Week of Aug. 5

- Cottage Grove offering Utility System tours: If you’re interested in joining city councilors or the mayor on a tour of the utility system and Water Treatment Plant, contact the city manager’s office at 541-942-5501. The final two groups of three-week tours begin Aug. 12 and Sept. 2. Participants can see firsthand the operations of the facility, ask questions and gain a better understanding of the City utility operations.

Arrest: James Richard Church was lodged in Lane County Jail on charges of Burglary 2, Theft 1, and . . .