Rabies Case Confirmed in Lane County

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The first case of rabies so far this year in Lane County has been confirmed. Lane County Public Health says a fox found near a residence in Junction City tested positive for rabies. It is the first animal to test positive for rabies in Oregon this year. The fox was brought … Continue reading »

Landslide Closes Road Near Swisshome

NEAR SWISSHOME, Ore. — Debris from a landslide shut down a section of Stagecoach Road northeast of Mapleton this weekend. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday a person living near Stagecoach Road reported a section of the road covered with debris after a landslide. Sunday afternoon a resident spent a few hours clearing the … Continue reading »

County Administrator Search Continues

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Board of Commissioners is pumping the brakes a bit in its search for a new administrator. Last week, the board said it was fairly confident it would be able to offer the position to an applicant by now, but so far this is no deal. Commissioners say the decision … Continue reading »

Multi-County Meeting in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Cash-strapped counties in Southern Oregon could see some relief if lawmakers in Washington pass a new bill affecting timber production. District attorneys, sheriffs and commissioners from Lane, Douglas, Curry, Josephine and Jackson Counties are throwing their support behind the resolution. It would set aside additional acres of wilderness of the O&C lands, … Continue reading »