Archive | March, 2012

Screen shot 2012-03-22 at 5.09.51 PM

A city on the move

Posted on 23 March 2012 by admin

Junction City community works together to complete a  20-year plan

by Vera Westbrook
for the Tribune

Planning the future of a city 20 years down the road is a daunting endeavor, but Junction City residents, officials and staff are working overtime to finish the task begun several years ago.
Community members volunteering their time in the planning commission, the city council and the Customized Periodic Review Subcommittee are holding several meetings weekly to complete JC’s Economic Opportunities Analysis (EOA) and to satisfy an agreement made with Hwy. 99 property owners known as the Westsiders.
On Mar. 13, Interim City Planner Stacy Clauson brought an update to the city council on phase II of the Customized Periodic Review process to finish the EOA. She presented three issues that the council had to make a decision about before the process could move forward.

Click here to read more.

Comments (0)

River Road drywells aren’t really dry

Posted on 23 March 2012 by admin

Eugene and Lane County are working together to correct drainage system

By Steve Rowland
for the Tribune

Someone pouring used motor oil into a storm water drain in a street may very well be the same as pouring it into the glass of water that you drink from your well. Dee-liciousss. For extra flavor, add commonly used garden chemicals.
With the water level averaging six to nine feet below the surface throughout the year, the average 14-foot drywell is very likely gathering contaminants from the street level and dispersing it into our aquifer. Also of concern are fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. The Federal government and the Oregon state government has directed local municipalities to correct the unsafe situation.
Therese Walch, Water Resources Manager and Doug Singer, a civil engineer, both from Eugene, discussed the situation with a gathering of the River Road Community Organization last week.

Click here to read more.

Comments (0)

An affair with nature

Posted on 23 March 2012 by admin

Santa Clarian, Susanne Twight-Alexander has self-published a nature-inspired poetry chapbook

By Gini Bramlett
For the Tribune

Slim, trim and remarkable agile, Susanne Twight-Alexander is inching into her 70th decade. Her agility is the result of her love affair with the outdoors, and the activities that have drawn her to the natural world throughout her entire life.
Now, after writing and compiling heartfelt poetry that has inspired her through her connection to nature over the past 30 or more years, the California native has self-published a 40-page chapbook containing some of her favorites poems.
“My poems are about my relationship with the outdoors,” said Susanne, whose Santa Clara home is adorned with diverse genres of colorful wildlife art. “It’s just something I needed to do.”
With her father a ranger in the northern California State Parks, Susanne and her three brothers grew up fascinated with the outdoor world. She graduated with a B.A. in Wildlife Conservation from the University of California in Berkeley.
“I felt like a fish out of water,” Susanne said about her time spent there. “So, I went hiking

Click here to read more.

Comments (0)

Monroe’s doors officially open

Posted on 22 March 2012 by admin

Monroe School District sets the number of non-resident students it will accept in the new school year

by sarah Moser
for the tribune
Last month the Monroe School Board unanimously agreed on the number of non-resident students its district would be accepting into each grade level under House Bill 3681.
The numbers were recommended by Superintendant Randall Crowson, High School Principal Bill Crowson and Grade School Principal Brenda Goracke, who analyzed each class size and what they felt was doable for the school. They also took into consideration the possibility that they would be losing students under the bill as well.
The number of students that will be accepted is as follows; Kindergarten; two; first grade; nine; second grade; zero, third grade; 11; fourth

Click here to read more.

Comments (0)

Rewarded for excellence

Rewarded for excellence

Posted on 22 March 2012 by admin

Heather Worley received the first President’s Volunteer Service Award from Coburg Police Department

by Sarah Moser
for the Tribune
Only a few short months ago, the Coburg Police Department partnered with Former President Bush’s Council on Service and Civic Partnership. With this partnership, the department is now able to honor its volunteers with the ‘President’s Service Award.’
Heather Worley, a student at Lane Community College in the Criminal Justice program, was the first ever to receive this award from the department.
The purpose of the award, which was established in 2003, is to honor those Americans who are dedicated to volunteering and give them some recognition for their hard work.
During Heather’s three consecutive terms volunteering at the department, she clocked in a total of 616 hours. Initially she started volunteering as part

Click here to read more.

Comments (0)

Advertise Here

Advertise Here