Cottage Grove

Capitol experience: CG council visits Salem

Merryday Editor’s note: This past week, local government representatives traveled to Salem to attend, “City Day at the Capitol.” Highlights included presentations from the League of Oregon Cities government relations team on legislative priorities, and briefings from Oregon’s new governor and legislative leadership about their priorities for the 2023 session.[Read More…]

Grove honors poet Burns

COTTAGE GROVE — Last week, Coast Fork Brewing hosted the 8th Annual “Robert Burns night,” celebrating the birthday of the Bard of Scotland. The ale-house was filled with tartan, whiskey and poetry in the spirit of Robert Burns Day, a Scottish national holiday that celebrates the life and work of[Read More…]

December Class Acts

Cottage Grove High School The Cottage Grove High School December Student of the Month is Kennedy Umbarger, ninth grade. According to educator Elyzia Wineriter, “Kennedy is an intelligent and eager learner, always exploring more possibilities with other students. She makes my day just by being in class and asking questions.”[Read More…]

High school sports zone highlights of 2022

Creswell, Cottage Grove host World’s Best From July 15-24 Lane County hosted the World Athletic Championships, the biggest track and field competition in the world. 179 nations competed in the Championships, and two of those nations made special connections to two towns in our area. Creswell hosted the Finnish National[Read More…]

Cottage Grove police officers absolved in use-of-force investigation

The Cottage Grove Police department concluded its internal investigation into the September use-of-force incident involving the beating of an unhoused man. The result? “Reasonable and justified.” The Sept. 1 incident involved a member of the unhoused community, 28-year-old Alexander Harrelson, who was captured on a downtown shop’s video surveillance holding[Read More…]

Grove OKs body cams

COTTAGE GROVE –  On Monday, the Cottage Grove Police Department was awarded a five-year, $205,700 contract to fund the purchase of state-of-the-art body cameras that aim to boost transparency and officer efficiency. The Cottage Grove city council voted unanimously to approve the contract with weapons manufacturer Axon Enterprises, which manufactures[Read More…]