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CG High School Athletes & Coaches! Lady Lions Volleyball Team reached the Sky-Em League playoffs with an 8-2        record. The Boys Soccer Team came in third place with a 5-3-1 record. Congratulations!

CG Athlete of the Week Piper Youngmayr! Piper is an 11th grader who was named to the Sky-Em Second Team All-    League Girls Cross Country Team placing 12th overall. Congrats!

CG Sentinel Staff’s New Office After a half century (plus) at its familiar location on North Sixth Street, the Cottage      Grove Sentinel office is now in the Safeway Shopping Center next to the UPS Store. Stop by and say hi!


Lane County’s COVID-19 Low Risk Level Threatened  On March 25, Lane County happily moved into the State’s low  risk category. A post-Spring Break spike in corona virus cases threatened to move us back into the moderate risk category, however the State granted a two-week grace period to get the numbers of new cases back down. So Grovers, do your part by washing your hands often, wearing your masks, and planning your get-togethers outside whenever possible.

Give Blood & Save a Life! The blood supply in our county has remained critically low since the onset of the coronavirus. Recent confusion over eligibility is having a significant impact on our regional blood supply. Inventory of most blood types is now down to a less than 24-hour supply! To schedule your donation, visit or call 800-398-7888.


THU 4/15: CG Sentinel Best of South Lane County 2020 Survey Deadline: Take a few minutes to cast a vote for your favorite local businesses and organizations. Paper ballots are available at the newspaper’s NEW office at 1498 E. Main St. (next to the UPS Store) or take the survey online. Go to: and click the link to the voting site. (One ballot per person) The Sentinel will publish the winners in its April 22 issue.

THU 4/15: Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council hiring youth for summer jobs: Positions are up to 15 Youth Crew Members (ages 16-19).  or more info:

FRI 4/16: City of Cottage Grove Budget Committee Vacancy due in City Manager's office by 5 pm. The appointee will serve the balance of a vacated term which expires December 31, 2023.  The Budget Committee reviews the City’s financial plans and policies, including the annual budget.  The 14-member Committee is comprised of the Mayor and six City Councilors and seven members from the community.   Download app at

FRI 4/16:  If I Were Mayor Contest Call for Entries due in City Manager’s Office by 5 pm. South Lane School District students are invited to participate in the annual Oregon Mayors Association’s contest. The contest contains three contests:  Poster contest for 4th & 5th Graders, Essay contest for youth of ages for 6th- 8th Graders, & Digital Media Presentation for high school students. More information & entry forms are available from the City Manager’s Office in City Hall, 400 E. Main St. or online at: Local winners compete in the state contest for a chance to win a prize worth $500!

Lane County Extension May 18 Ballot Measure: To learn more about this upcoming request for support visit   or send email to

Main Street Hanging Basket Program  Spring is here and Downtown Cottage Grove requests donations to purchase        and maintain the baskets throughout the summer. Mail $20 per basket to Downtown Cottage Grove  c/o Molly Murai at 400 E Main Street Cottage Grove, OR 97424. To apply for the watering job from mid-May to mid-Sept, contact Molly ASAP at The position pays $3,600 with golf cart, water & fertilizer provided.

Be an Author Call for Submissions: The Cottage Grove Harpies, a local writers group, invite submissions from storytellers, essayists, and poets for the group’s upcoming anthology of South Lane County Authors in early 2022.       Submission deadline: Aug 15 No submission fee. For more info:   or

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) uses a Risk Level Framework to determine COVID-19 risk by county, which will be used until vaccines successfully end the pandemic. The system encourages counties to curtail the spread of the virus and the weekly results from each county will determine its risk category. Lane County is currently in the LOW Risk category and below are our restrictions for that category:

Social Get-Togethers: Indoors - Limited to no more than 10 people, total, from no more than four households Outdoors limited to 12 people from no more than two households

Faith-based Organizations: (Includes funeral homes, mortuaries, and cemeteries) Limited to a maximum of 75% of   indoor capacity. Outdoor capacity: 300 people max

Restaurants & Bars: In-person seating not to exceed 50% max capacity. Indoor seating maximum 8 persons per table. Outdoor dining allowed up to 300 people in dining of no more than 8 people per table. Take-out is strongly encouraged. Closing time: Midnight

Indoor Recreation and Fitness Organizations: Maximum 50% occupancy. Indoor full-contact sports prohibited.

Indoor Entertainment Establishments: Capacity: Max 50% occupancy. Closing time: Midnight

Outdoor Recreational facilities: Maximum 300 people. Outdoor full-contact sports allowed.

Outdoor Entertainment Establishments: Zoos, Gardens, & Aquariums Outdoor entertainment activities Outdoor pools Maximum 300 people

Personal Services: (ex. hair salons, tattoo parlors, massage therapy) Allowed

Grocery Stores & Pharmacies Retail Stores & Malls: Limited to a maximum of 75% capacity Curbside pickup is strongly encouraged

Offices: Limited office work

Long-Term Care Facilities: Indoor and Outdoor visitation permitted.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

To find out the latest information on COVID-19 Vaccinations visit:

Lane County Public Health COVID Vaccine Pre-Registration Underway Sign up now at to be notified by email when and where vaccines are available for your category. For assistance contact the City’s Community Service Department at 541.942.1185.

COVID 19 City of Cottage Grove 65+ Vaccine Clinic, Fridays, 10 am-Noon, Bohemia Park Pavilion McCoy's Pharmacy receives a limited number of doses so registration is required by calling 541.942.1185. Remember to bring your Medicare card or insurance card to the vaccine clinic. 

Public Health officials caution it will take until early summer until the vaccines will have widespread use and allow the current state of emergency to end.

Lane County Vaccine Registration Scam Alert:  You will NOT be asked for personal financial information or be required to give your Social Security number to get on a vaccine list. If you have any questions contact Lane County Public Health at 541.682.1380.

Lane County Public Health Officials ask community members to continue to "KEEP YOUR BUBBLE SMALL" until more individuals are vaccinated! Take extra measures to limit contacts and modify daily activities to increase safety and reduce personal exposure & practice good hygiene For more detailed info:

The City of Cottage Grove COVID-19 operational changes:

City Hall reopened to the public (appointment requested for issues that can't be done online)

Planning, Zoning & Building issues: Call 541.942.3340  

Water or sewer service assistance: Call 541.942.3346

Library/Community Center Building remains closed.

Library Services:  Call 541.942.3828 or email: for curbside pick-up of library materials. Access the library card catalog: Computer access suspended

Meetings: No public in-building attendance for meetings. Meeting link information is on City webpage:

Lane-Douglas Connector New Bus Service connecting Eugene & Roseburg offers public, accessible transportation to veterans and the public in rural communities for better access to healthcare services and shopping opportunities.

HOURS:  Tuesdays & Thursdays between 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.

STOPS:  Roseburg - V.A. Hospital, Drain - Ray’s Food Place, Cottage Grove - Walmart & PeaceHealth Medical Center & Eugene - V.A. Clinic. For an introductory period, service will be free to the general public. LDC is an Umpqua Public Transportation District service operated by South Lane Wheels. For more information or to schedule a ride, call UPTD dispatch toll-free (888) 232-8121.

Wipes Clog Pipes: It is very important that city residents hooked to the City sewer system not flush items down the toilet that don't belong in the sanitary sewer system. The wastewater treatment plant is designed to treat pee, poop, and toilet paper only. Do not flush paper towels, tissues, disinfectant wipes, diapers, baby wipes, fats, grease and or oils even if they are marketed as flushable. By not flushing items that can't be treated it will ensure the sewer treatment plant can operate as designed and meet DEQ requirements.

You Are Not Alone Physical distancing required by COVID-19 creates increased concerns and there is help. The Oregon Department of Human Services invites you to visit:

Cottage Grove Mutual Aid Hotline Are you looking for help and want to know what programs and services are available to assist you? Call or text 541.649.2460 or email to get connected to a volunteer who can help.

Recycling: For up-to-date information visit these two Facebook pages: Recycling in the Grove & EcoGeneration The next Plastics Recycling Take Back is Saturday, May 8 from Noon-2 pm at the CG Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave.

"Humane Hero Award" is a community recognition for a person or business owner who has made a positive difference in an animal's life or environment. The Humane Society of Cottage Grove (HSCG), created the award and seek nominations for it. Send name and contact information to HSCG volunteers will also be on the lookout for acts of kindness towards animals.

Spay & Neuter Your Pets!  The Humane Society of Cottage Grove’s This & That Corner Thrift Shop at 33 N. 8th St. is open Monday-Saturday from 10 am-4 pm. All sales benefit animals in our community. HSCG offers discount spay & neuter coupons, which are accepted at  veterinary clinics in CG & Creswell.

Local Businesses Send Out SOS! Hey! Remember all the local small businesses that you’ve asked for years to donate and/or sponsor your sports clubs, school events, organizations, etc.? They’re now calling in a favor so please answer the call! The CG Chamber of Commerce has a list of businesses that need your support on its website:

Online Shoppers can support local nonprofits on Amazon Smile! Go to and choose an organization. Every time you buy a qualifying item, the organization gets free money. There are a lot of local places  on the list- just make sure you find Cottage Grove, OR (not TN, WI, or MN)

Low Income Rural Home Repair Loans Available from Lane County and managed by St. Vincent de Paul. The loan can be used for roofs, foundations, dry rot, plumbing, siding, heating systems, windows, doors, insulation, paint, and much more. For more information please contact Andy Clay at (541) 743-7128.

City provides free notary service since local businesses that provide this service have not been able to do it due to COVID-19 restrictions. The notaries do not notarize anything that does not contain the notary block, Last Will and Testaments or anything that requires a witness. Call 541.942.5501 to make an appointment.

City of Cottage Grove Website New Address: To increase online security, in 2021, city staff is changing its website address from to

CG Police Department offers a $500 Reward for information leading to the arrest & conviction of graffiti vandals.  Call 541.942.9145 ext. 1

DMV COVID-19 Backlog Extends Grace Period for Expirations: If your driver license, permit or vehicle registration expires between Nov 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021, you have until Dec 31, 2021 after the expiration date to renew without being cited.  DMV offices are open by appointment. Visit for a list of services available by office. Some services are available online at

Statewide Eviction Moratorium Extended to June 30: With limited exceptions, landlords cannot evict renters for nonpayment or without cause until July. Renter protection is not automatic. Renters must fill out and sign a sworn declaration of financial hardship and provide it to the landlord. More info at

SAVE THE BEES! Spring is here and bees are on the move. If you see a huge cluster of bees, call a beekeeper. Please do not call a bee exterminator please. The bees are not hostile. They have no eggs or honey to defend when you see them clustered on objects, they're stopping for a quick break. Please don't spray them! Contact a beekeeper and they will come out and take them! Swarms will soon be popping up across the state! They're just looking for new homes, let a beekeeper rehome them for you!  Do a Google/Facebook search for local beekeepers.

Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center expands hours: Beginning April 1, the Center’s hours are          Monday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm & Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-4 pm


Cottage Village Tiny House Project Seeks Matching Donations: A $50,000 Challenge Grant from the Storms Family Foundation helps the Cottage Village Coalition raise the final $155,000 to complete the 13 tiny home village on East Madison Avenue by this summer. (Nine cottages are now occupied.) Mail check or money order payable to Square One Villages to 15 N. Polk St. Eugene, OR 97402 (Put Cottage Village in memo line) To donate online go to:

CG Christian School Fundraiser: The school’s annual Christmas bazaar was canceled last year so students are selling See’s candy bars (milk & dark chocolate) for $2.50 each while supplies last at the UPS Store (next to Safeway). Community support from these two fundraisers will help subsidize tuition for students and provide for some of the school’s operational needs. To place your order call 541.942.3846.

Buster Keaton Mural Restoration Project Seeks Matching Donations: The Mural Committee hopes to complete the project to coincide with this year’s 95th anniversary of the movie’s release. Donations can be made by check or money order payable to the CG Historical Society and mailed to PO Box 142, Cottage Grove, OR 97424. Please note in the memo line the donation is for the mural project. For more information call Call Councilor Roberts at 541.942.0018 or Lloyd Williams at 541.942.1310

Bohemia Mining Days 2021 Celebration: At its March 24 press conference, BMD Board Members said they are planning a two day event, Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17. Planning continues until May 4, when the state announces what limitations will be on large outdoor entertainment venues this summer. The COVID-19 cancelation of BMD 2020 leaves the board with little money to produce an event this summer. The fundraising goal is $10,000 to pay for liability insurance, toilets, security, and the logistical costs of creating "Bohemia City" in Coiner Park. To make debit/credit card donations go to www.BohemiaMiningDays. org. Mail checks and money orders, payable to BMD, to PO Box 1297, Cottage Grove, OR 97424


Village Green Resort Fireside Room Performers This Week, 725 Row River Rd., 541.942.2491 (No Cover Charge)

MON  4/12: Bobby Seelover (smooth jazz), 7-9 pm

TUE 4/13: Dave Bock (solo guitar), 7-9 pm

WED 4/14: Neil Gregory Johnson (folk singer), 7-9 pm

THU 4/15: Gregg Biller (blues, early country & old-time swing), 6-9 pm\

FRI 4/16: The Haystacks (pop, rock, country & jazz)

SAT 4/17: Blue Mountaineers (bluegrass), 8-10:30

SUN 4/18: Dave Bock (solo guitar), 7-9 pm

Cottage Theatre Update: CT remains closed until large gatherings are permitted. They need your financial support to complete the expansion project on its mandated construction schedule that begins in early 2021. For donation information visit or call 541.942.8001

Local Museums have reopened! Masks are required & social distancing guidelines are followed.

Bohemia Gold Mining Museum, 308 S. 10th St. (Red Barn across from Bohemia Park), Fridays & Saturdays, 1-4 pm

CG Historical Museum, Birch Avenue & H Street, Saturdays & Sundays, 1-4 pm

Oregon Aviation Museum, 2475 Jim Wright Way (across from Cottage Theatre), Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-4 pm

Pickleball Anyone?  Open play Pickleball every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 am- Noon-ish at the Coiner Park Tennis Courts, Free activity all are welcome. For more info call Ken at 503-318-8915 or Chris at 541-914-5937.

CG Speedway 2021 Season Begins: Schedule may change due to COVID-19 restrictions. Spectators are allowed but at a limited capacity, tickets are available to purchase online or at the Speedway office. From more info call Heather at 541-729-8666. The track is located at 2150 N. Douglas Ave. (next to WOE Fairgrounds) General Admission Prices: Adults - $15.00; Jrs, Srs, & Military - $12.00; Youth 6-12 - $5.00; 5 & Under - Free All events can be seen live with ppv at Saturday, April 17 Racing Classes: Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, Street Stocks & Limited Sprints – Winged

Cottage Grove High School Home Games This Week

TUE:  5:00 pm, Boys Varsity Baseball v. Siuslaw & Girls Varsity Softball v. Siuslaw

FRI:    3:00 & 5:00 pm, Girls Varsity Softball v. Marist & Boys Varsity Baseball v. Marist

WEEKLY BINGO GAMES Masks required, temperatures taken at the door & COVID-19 safety protocols are followed. Food & drinks available for purchase at each venue.

WED: Elks Bingo, Wednesdays, Elks Lodge, 775 N. River Rd. Doors & Lounge open at 5 pm. Early Bird Bingo begins at 6:30 pm, (packs $3 for first & $1 for additional packs per person). Regular games begin at 7 pm (first packs $5 and $9 for additional packs).

FRI: American Legion Post 32, 5-7 pm, 826 W. Main St. Cards: 50-cents. Payout is 80% per game

SAT: VFW Post 3473, 3-5 pm, 3160 Hillside Dr. Cards: 50-cents Dabbers available to use or buy. No bills over $20 accepted. Payout is 80% per game

SUN: Covered Bridge Brewing Group, 1-3 pm, Main & Hwy 99. Cards: 50-cents & $1 blackout

Covered Bridge Brewing Weekly Events, 926 E. Main St., (541) 649-1419 Outdoor events so dress warmly. Family & Pet Friendly venue

TUE:    Karaoke Night, 6-10 pm Presented by Caught in the Act Entertainment

WED:  “Un-plugged” Acoustic Music, 6-8 pm  Check Facebook page for weekly performer

THU:   Trivia Night, 6-8 pm   Test your knowledge with trivia hosted by Elliot Martinez. Teams up to 6 people. Absolutely no phones! Prizes include Covered Bridge Brewing Group gift cards and other goodies.

SAT:    Karaoke Night, 6-10 pm Presented by Caught in the Act Entertainment

SUN:   Bingo, 1-3 pm Presented by Brewers Guild   Cards: 50-cents & $1 blackout


LCC Cottage Grove Center: Winter Term offers both online and in-person classes. There’s even a free Zoom 101 class to help you learn how to participate with confidence in a virtual class! For class information call 541.463.4202 or visit: FREE CLASS: High school students graduating in 2021 or 2022 can take one tuition-      free course during spring or summer term to jump-start their college education. ($480 savings on 4 credit course)        Registration and a Tuition Waiver Request Form must received by the first day of the term (March 29 or June 21) For more information go to or call Brenda at 541.463.3443. TUITION RATES for 2021-22: On March 17, the LCC Board set tuition at $126/credit. College officials hope the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II will offset the need for an additional $10 emergency fee per credit.

South Lane School District Update: All grades have now transitioned to the District’s hybrid learning model.          Superintendent Yvonne Curtis: “…This is the time of the year when students typically grow the most. We believe it’s possible that our students will blossom even more as they enter the nurturing environments of  our schools and     classrooms after a year of Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) and isolation. We hope students’  return to school        allows families the opportunity to restore family life to a healthy balance.” CG High School College & Career Transition Specialist Lacey Guest said the hybrid class schedule still makes it possible for high school students to work in local businesses. For more info call 541.780.2099 More detailed info is posted on the School District website and social media platforms:  Webpage:;  Facebook:   Instagram: @southlane_sd & Twitter:  @southlane_sd

More detailed info is posted on the School District website and social media platforms:  Webpage:; Facebook: Instagram: @southlane_sd & Twitter:  @southlane_sd

Singing Creek Educational Center:  SCEC is a local nonprofit providing historically-based learning for kids aged 6 and up. History Homeschool is online this Fall with stories, games, worksheets, videos and recipes for you and your child to do at home. Cost is only $15 per session per child.  Summer Camps are filling up fast!  Save The Date: Saturday,  October 2 at CG Armory for The Green Living Fair”. For more information send email to:  Website: Check out the new Opal Whiteley video on their website.

Student Drop-in Learning Center: Weekdays (except Wed), 8 am-3:30 pm, Riverside Community Church, 1255 S. River Rd. Provides a free, safe, clean & fun atmosphere with Internet Wi-Fi for Middle & High School students to learn & participate in their classes and complete their schoolwork. Space is limited so arrive early. Masks required and COVID-19 safety protocols are followed.

Lane County 4-H Enrollment Open to youth 4th Grade thru 19-year-olds. For more information and enrollment forms go to:      

Local Weekday Youth Programs:

Mondays 6:30-8 pm: Living Faith Assembly Royal Rangers is a faith-based scouting program for youth K-12 at 467 S. 10th St. Call 541.942.2612 for more information.

Wednesdays 6:30-8 pm: CG Bible Church AWANA Program offers a fun program for children, ages 3 years through 6th grade, that includes games, Bible memory, refreshments and Bible lessons. The church is located at 1200 E. Quincy Ave. Call 541.942.4771 for more information.     

  ■ MEETINGS (If your organization meets virtually or in-person and wants to be listed here send email to

City Council, Virtual Meeting , Monday, 7 pm, City Hall Council Chamber, 400 E. Main St.


Phone:   866.899.4679 Access Code: 990-403-677

AGENDA: Multiple-Unit Property Tax Exemption Applications for SquareOne Villages (Madison Ave. tiny house            project) & Hi-Valley Development Corporation (former Harrison School redevelopment project);  Annexation                ordinance allowing city services extended outside city limits (for properties with failing water wells & septic               systems);  Appropriation of Travel Oregon $30,000 grant (for new parklets/Streeteries); Police Dept. personnel policy change allowing a Sergeant acting in an official capacity may directly supervise a relative or member of his/her household; Adoption of Five Year Utility Rate Financial Plan starting in 2021-22. The 8% (increase will increase the monthly utility bill by $4.30 for the average user on July I, 2021); CG Area Transit Development Plan Update ; Vision Keepers Committee Appointments (Councilor Chalice Savage & PeaceHealth  representative, Anna Marie Dudley); Budget Committee Interview Subcommittee Appointments; Recommendation for April 26 Council Work Session to adopt 2021 goals; Local Foods, Local Places Community  Action Plan Presentation; Staff & Councilor Reports

TH 4/15: Rotary Club Virtual Meeting at Noon To participate in the meeting call 541.554.6946

TH 4/15: Lane County League of Women Voters, Virtual meeting at Noon (free & open to the public) Speaker: Tod Schneider, Executive Director of Community Supported Shelters, on creating safe transitional shelters for homeless individuals  To register: and click on register button

TH 4/15: Chamber Business After Hours, 5:30-7 pm, Oregon Aviation Museum, 2475 Jim Wright Way. A great opportunity for local business owners and employees to network and learn more about Chamber benefits.



Community Sharing Food Boxes Available on Monday, 1:30-6 pm; Tue-Fri, 11 am-3:30 pm, 1440 Birch Ave. The number of food boxes offered has increased. For eligibility requirements call 541.942.2176


Trinity Lutheran Church, 5:15-6:15 pm (Doors open at 5 pm) FREE, Sixth & Quincy Ave. Take Out Only


Café 60 Senior Meals, Noon, 925 W. Main St. Take Out only available.

Meals on Wheels Home Deliveries Call 541.682.3353 for information on the program


VFW Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast 8-10 am, VFW Hall, 3160 Hillside Dr. Cost: $5 Menu: Biscuits & Gravy with Sausage Links

Soup's On, 4:30-6 pm, ROP Building, 632 E. Main St. (former Healing Matrix Bldg). Free to-go meal. Pet food & fresh produce also provided. Site is wheelchair accessible.


WED  4/21: Health Care for All Oregon (HCAO) Lane County Chapter Virtual Zoom Meeting at 6 pm. Learn about the current state of our health care system and how implementation of a publicly funded system would benefit communities that they live in.  Panelists from AFSCME, NAACP, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and Orchid Health will discuss the topic and participate in a Q&A Session at the end of the presentations. To Register go to: For  more information contact Barbara Harrison: Phone 607.279.6429 or Email:

FRI 4/23: Fourth Friday Art Walk Returns! from 6-8 pm, Historic Downtown District, Enjoy shopping, dining, art and    music as the Historic Downtown District sidewalks come alive for this free monthly event bringing together artists,       musicians and community to celebrate our talented, artistic and diverse population. Masks required in participating        businesses.

SAT 5/01: KindTree-Autism Rocks Online Live Auction: Each Saturday in April themed auctions featuring pieces    created by participants of the art program conclude with a special auction on May 1. Each week features new art at

SAT 6/26: VFW Post 3473 Freedom Festival & Car Show, 11 am-4 pm, 3160 Hillside Dr. Features fun, food & cars. Vendors and car owners call 541.942.7099 for additional information


Student Drop-in Learning Center needs volunteers to support youth who need Internet access and help with homework at Riverside Community Church. Contact Richard New via Facebook for details.

Humane Society Thrift Store needs volunteers to help staff the This-N-That store at 33 N. 8th St. If you love animals and you’re a people person, stop by and pick up an application. Shop's Winter Hours 10 am-4 pm

Community Sharing Pantry Front Counter & Food Box Delivery Drivers For additional information contact Glenn Trujillo Pantry Manager at 541-942-2176 or email:

Senior & Disability Services Senior Services Advisory Council  Are you a senior?  Have a passion for working with       seniors?  If yes, consider applying for membership on the Senior & Disability Services Senior Services Advisory Council. The advisory council advises S&DS on services and advocates on senior topics.  Membership Application deadline:  April 30, 2021. For more information call 800-441-4038 or email at:

WOE Fair needs volunteers to produce this year’s event, Aug 20-22. Contact:

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