Lane County

The News Guard

Archie Knowles Campground, located 18 miles east of Florence, has been closed for 5 years. Starting with a groundbreaking ceremony tomorrow, work will begin immediately to rehabilitate the site.

Oregon Employment Department

In both Lane and Douglas Counties, the unemployment rate was down last month.

Sheltercare.org

Sheltercare of Lane County has received a half million dollars to get mentally ill homeless people into housing. That’s as the Eugene City Council passed a resolution calling for a Housing First model to address homelessness.

Rachael McDonald

The largest mental health facility in Lane County isn’t a hospital. It’s the county’s only nightly shelter for homeless folks. That’s according to Eugene Mission Executive Director Jack Tripp. Earlier this month, he took county leaders on a tour of the mission.

Junction City

Winnebago is coming to Lane County. The recreational vehicle company will move into the former Country Coach facility in Junction City.

Mt Pisgah Arboretum

The Lane County Parks Master Plan is undergoing an overhaul. The latest step in this process is to form a blue ribbon task force for long-range parks planning.

Rachael McDonald

In Tuesday's special election, the levy to support the Eugene Public Library passed by just under 2,000 votes.

Lane County

Lane County has updated its human rights plan. It was approved unanimously by the Board of Commissioners Tuesday.

Lane County will open its own health clinic early next year, in an effort to better serve its 1,500 employees.

County spokeswoman Devon Ashbridge says the goal is for the clinic to help control and reduce long term healthcare costs.

Rachael McDonald

Lane County has completed safety improvements along Row River Road in Cottage Grove where a bike/ pedestrian trail intersects it.
Officials held a ribbon cutting Wednesday. KLCC's Rachael McDonald spoke with Lydia McKinney, Transportation Planning Manager for Lane County.

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