City & Government

Change: The law of life

New Cottage Grove Police leadership paves way for rebuilding, rebranding COTTAGE GROVE – After a tumultuous couple of years — from sudden resignations and investigations finding “numerous instances of wrongdoing” of the department’s leadership — the Cottage Grove Police Department is working to regain the community’s trust, beginning first where[Read More…]

Power outages, tree debris dominate post-storm work

As the ice melted and a welcome thaw set over the southern Willamette Valley this week, the rising temperatures matched frustrated residents and volunteers. Lane County, Springfield, Cottage Grove, and Creswell all declared a state of emergency last week – a declaration that should speed resources and help to the[Read More…]

In Brief: Cottage Grove City Council Roundup

COTTAGE GROVE – The chambers were lively, and at times disruptive, during this past Monday’s city council meeting on Jan. 8. Cottage Grove City Council navigated through impactful topics, switching gears effortlessly with the skill of someone who knows all their favorite television channels would wield a remote. Solesbee’s State[Read More…]

Creswell assessing resident feedback on chain grocery store, Farmlands

CRESWELL – The City has taken the ongoing conversation surrounding the citizens’ desire to have a bigger grocery store seriously by circulating a questionnaire, which closed on Dec. 18, created by consultant Marketek, Inc. The consultant group is using market research to try to “think like a grocery store” to[Read More…]

Local Roundup Briefs: Week of Jan. 4

Mill Street Reconstruction Project begins this year SPRINGFIELD – The Mill Street Reconstruction Project is planned to begin the summer of 2024 and will extend through the summer of 2025. The project will address crumbling pavement as well as challenges faced by pedestrians and bicyclists. According to the City, the Mill[Read More…]



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