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Lane County COVID-19 Risk drops from Extreme to Very High (as of Feb 26) allowing restaurants and gyms to reopen for the first time since last November! Please support these neighbors who are struggling to survive this pandemic…

South Lane School District staff and elementary students who return to their classrooms this week! This is Classified Appreciation Week! Thanks to all the classified staff for their ongoing commitment to student success!

Red Fox Grill Owners Kimberly Crawford and Arli Wynn for reopening the former Tiffaniee’s food truck on the corner of Whiteaker and Hwy 99. Their weekly schedule is Thursday-Sunday from 7 am-2 pm with the official opening this Thursday, March 4. They plan to keep some of Tiffaniee’s favorites and add new ones. To place your to-go order call 541-579-4863.

Grover Tamar Veatch and her family were surprised last Sunday morning at their front door by Publisher’s Clearinghouse representatives with the traditional balloons and a giant check for $5,000 every week for life!

Territorial Seed Company owners Tom & Julie Johns for their generous donation of vegetable seeds to Community       Sharing. The free seed packets are in boxes on a cart outside the food pantry at 1440 Birch Ave.

City of Cottage Grove received a $30K Travel Oregon Award to install three parkets/streateries in downtown CG.

City Manager Richard Meyers received a surprise award from the Lane Council of Governments as its 2020    Outstanding Public Employee. He will be recognized at LCOG’s Annual Awards program this Friday.


Blood Donations Needed Now: The blood supply in our county has remained critically low since the onset of the coronavirus. Blood Types O Positive & B Negative are in critical supply this week! Please donate and save someone’s life! Donations are needed for life-saving blood AND your donation could put you in the driver’s seat! Donate with Bloodworks Northwest by March 17 for a chance to win one of nine pre-selected automobiles. Appointments are required, visit or call 800-398-7888. Terms and conditions for the contest can be read at  For more information, visit To make an appointment, visit or call 800-398-7888.

STATE OF EMERGENCY EXTENDED On Feb 25, Governor Kate Brown extended her declaration of a state of emergency regarding COVID-19 for an additional 60 days, until May 2. The previous executive order was set to expire on March 3, 2021. The state of emergency declaration is the legal underpinning for the executive orders the governor has issued to keep Oregonians healthy and safe throughout this crisis, including orders regarding the risk level framework that establishes essential health and safety protections for Oregon and orders around childcare, schools, and higher education operations. Extending the state of emergency declaration allows those orders to stay in effect. The Governor reviews and re-evaluates each emergency order every 60 days to determine whether those orders should be continued, modified or rescinded.

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 High Risk category.

Here are our current restrictions in Lane County in the HIGH RISK category:
Social Get-Togethers: (indoors and outdoors) Limited to no more than six people, total, from no more than two households
Faith-based Organizations: (Includes funeral homes, mortuaries, and cemeteries) Limited to a maximum of 25% of capacity or 150 people indoors (whichever is smaller) or to 150 people outdoors (CDC recommendation not requirement)
Restaurants & Bars: In-person seating at 50% max capacity or 50 people (whichever is smaller). Indoor seating maximum 6 persons per table. Outdoor dining allowed up to 150 people in dining of no more than 8 people per table. Take-out is strongly encouraged. Table seating limited to no more than 2 households. Closing time: 11 pm
Gyms and Fitness Organizations: Maximum 25% occupancy or 50 people total whichever is smaller. Indoor full-contact sports prohibited. Indoor recreational facilities: Capacity: Maximum 25% occupancy or 50 people total, whichever is smaller. Closing time: 11:00 pm Outdoor recreational facilities: Maximum 75 people. Outdoor full-contact sports allowed for adult/club/youth sports with guidance requirements. Outdoor full-contact sports allowed for K-12 with submitted plan Outdoor Entertainment Activities: Zoos, Gardens, & Aquariums Outdoor entertainment activities Outdoor Pools
Maximum 75 people Personal Services (hair salons, tattoo parlors, massage therapy): Allowed Grocery Stores & Pharmacies Retail Stores & Malls: Limited to a maximum of 50% capacity Curbside pickup encouraged
Offices: Work from Home Required (to the greatest extent possible) Public-Facing Offices closed to the public
Long-Term Care Facilities: Indoor and Outdoor visitation permitted.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

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

The implementation plan depends on Oregon receiving a reliable supply of doses from the federal government.

The current plan is to vaccinate teachers and childcare providers to allow schools to reopen. Starting Feb. 8, begin vaccinating the first of four “waves” of seniors.

        Wave 1: Seniors 80 and older

        Wave 2: Seniors who are 75 and older

        Wave 3: Seniors who are 70 and older

        Wave 4: Eligibility to all Oregonians 65 and older

On Jan 25, Oregon’s 27-member COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee met for its fourth and final official meeting. They recommended four groups move forward concurrently once Oregon has vaccinated a critical mass of seniors. Those groups would be:

Adults 16-64 with underlying health conditions

Front-line workers (to be defined)

Adults and youth in custody 16 years and older

People living in low income and congregate senior housing

People who live in multi-generational households would be next in line behind these groups, followed by the general population. As a next step, OHA staff will review the operational and legal dimensions of the recommendations before they are referred to Governor Kate Brown. The committee has an optional meeting on Feb. 2 to discuss implementation issues.

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 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.

Lane County Public Health Officials ask community members to "KEEP YOUR BUBBLE SMALL"! 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:

City Council Ward 1 Council Vacancy Update: The six applicants are Billy Reed, Donn Rust, Chalice Savage, Jennifer        Crosby, Scott Borgioli and Duane Taddei. The interviews are Monday, March 8 at 5:30 pm with the appointment made at the 7 pm meeting.

Eagle Scout TJ Cruden needs History-loving Grovers to help complete his project: TJ is digitizing the CG Sentinel        copies stored at City Hall. On Saturday, March 6, there are two 4-hour shifts needing 10 people per shift. Morning Shift is 8 am-Noon and Afternoon Shift is 1-5 pm. Tasks involve preparing issues to be scanned then scanning and editing them. Refreshments provided and a great way to support a local Boy Scout, preserve local history and meet other history-loving, community-minded neighbors. Sign up using these links:

Morning Session:

Afternoon Session:

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.

Warming Shelters are Ready: Community Sharing’s Warming Shelter will be activated when the evening temperatures drop to 29 degrees or lower, and will open from 7 pm to 8 am through March 31. To learn more about or to volunteer to help with the Warming Shelter project visit the Community Sharing website at:  They are currently accepting donations and looking for volunteers to help support the functions of this vital service. 

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, March 13 from Noon-2 pm at the CG Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs Ave.

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

Eugene's Dizzy Dean Donuts are now available in The Grove: Buster’s Main Street Café Owner Paul Tocco invites all donut lovers to pre-order a pre-set ½ Baker’s Dozen (7 donuts) for $8 or a pre-set Baker’s Dozen (13 donuts) for $13.50. Available Wednesday – Sunday. Must order online 12 hours in advance to enjoy these sweet treats made fresh daily in Eugene.

New FEMA Youth Preparedness Council seeks applicants who will serve a two-year term working on projects at the local and national level while developing leadership and project management skills. Applicants must be in grades 8-11, have a passion for preparedness and helping others, and have an aptitude for working in a team and as a leader. Additional information is available at www.ready.gove/kids/youth-preparedness-council. Application deadline is Sunday, March 7 at midnight.

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 Fundraisers: The school’s annual Christmas bazaar was canceled last year so students are selling 10 lb bags of fresh California oranges for $10 and See’s candy bars (milk & dark chocolate) for $2.50 each. 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

Girl Scout Cookie Season Extended thru March 28! There are no in-person sales this year due to COVID-19. Cottage Grove’s two troops are 100% funded by cookie sales. Go to the Cookie Finder website and enter your zip code to be connected to the local troop members’ websites.

If I Were Mayor Contest Call for Entries: 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. Entries must be submitted to the City Manager’s office by Friday, April 16, at 5 pm,.  More information and entry forms are available at: or in the City Manager’s office. Local winners are entered into the state contest for a chance to win a prize worth $500!

South Valley Little League: Spring Registration Now Open for Baseball & Softball for Youth ages 5-14. Register online at If you have any questions about our online registration platform, contact us by email at


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 CLOSED

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.

Bingo Games Supporting Local Veterans (masks required & social distancing enforced)

American Legion Post 32, Fridays, 5-7 pm, 826 W. Main St. Rules: Temperature taken at the door. Cards are 50-cents. Payout is 80% per game. Food & drinks available for purchase.

VFW Post 3473, Saturdays, 1-3 pm, 3160 Hillside Dr. Set of Two Cards: $1, dabbers available to use or buy. Food & Drinks available for purchase. No bills over $20 accepted.

Elks Bingo, Wednesdays, 5 pm, Elks Lodge, 775 N. River Rd. Doors open at 5 pm. Early Bird Bingo begins at 6:30 pm (packs $3 for first & $1 for additional packs per person). Regular Bingo begins at 7 pm (first packs $5 and $9 for additional packs). Open to the public and all ages welcome. Minors need an adult with them to collect any winnings. All COVID-19 safety precautions are enforced. Temperature taken at door and masks required. Come early and enjoy dinner on the Bingo Burger Menu. Lounge opens at 5 pm for beverages.

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:

South Lane School District Update: Superintendent Yvonne Curtis said in the District’s Feb 5 Newsletter to Parents, "Thank you for your patience as we work through the details and communicate them to you. We want you to know that we do intend to begin the transition to hybrid in-person learning for elementary students on March 1.” More detailed info is posted on the School District website and social media platforms:  Webpage:; Facebook: Instagram: @southlane_sd & Twitter:  @southlane_sd        

CG Historical Society Weekly History Mini-Lessons are offered on its website and Facebook page. In addition to the standard lesson there are links to an easy to print student version of each lesson. Student versions include discussion points and vocabulary. They are planning to continue to offer these lessons until they can safely return to their monthly Saturday presentations.

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.  For more info: 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: CG Bible Church AWANA program [Wednesdays from 6:30-8 pm at 1200 E. Quincy Ave.] offers a fun program for children, ages 3 years through 6th grade, that includes games, Bible memory, refreshments and Bible lessons. Call 541.942.4771 for more information.  Living Faith Assembly Royal Rangers is a faith-based scouting program for youth K-12  on Mondays from 6:30-8 pm at 467 S. 10th St. Call 541.942.2612 for more information.       

Coquille Tribal Community Fund offers COVID-Related Grants: The Tribe offers a special grant cycle open from       March 1 to March 31 and invites organizations and agencies in Lane County specifically seeking Pandemic –related         community grants. Applications available online at

Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council hiring youth for summer jobs: Positions are 2 Youth Crew Leaders (21+)       And up to 15 Youth Crew Members (16-19). Crew Leader application deadline is March 31. Crew member application deadline is April 15. For more info:

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

MON 3/1: CG Caregivers Network, 11 am –1 pm, CG Bible Church, 1200 E. Quincy Ave. Monthly potluck that is open to all area caregivers.

MON 3/1: South Lane School Board Virtual Meeting, Monday, March 1, 5:30 pm Online: Phone:  1.650.667.2578    PIN: 965 215 966#

AGENDA TOPICS: Enrollment Report, Graduation & Drop Out Rates, Community Garden Project, 2021-22 School Year Draft Schedule, Facility Use/COVID-19 Guidelines & Waiver, Pest Control Management Plan, 2020-21 Calendar Adjustment, Adjust Superintendent’s Evaluation Timeline, Contract with AMERESCO for Bohemia School HVAC Project, Staff and Superintendent Reports

MON 3/1: City Youth Advisory Council “If I Were Mayor” Contest Virtual Workshop, 6:30 pm For access code information go to: The Mayor is scheduled to attend the workshop and share entry ideas.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     WED 3/3: OHA Facebook Live Q & A on Grief & Loss, 12:30 pm  Feb 28 marked the anniversary of the first case of          COVID-19 in Oregon. Since then 2,208 Oregonians have died from the virus. Dr. Robert Neimeyer, Portland Institute          for Loss & Transition Director and OHA experts will answer your questions about coping with grief.  “The statistics          themselves are numbing,” says Dr. Neimeyer. “When we experience a profound loss, our world is changed. It’s made alien by that rupture between the way things were and the way they are now.” 

Rotary Club, Thursdays at Noon To participate in the virtual meeting call 541.554.6946


MONDAY-WEDNESDAY: 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

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


VFW Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast To-Go: 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.


Recycling: The next monthly Plastic Recycling Take Back Event is Saturday, March 13, from Noon-2 pm at the CG Library/Community Center. More info on Facebook: Recycling in the Grove & EcoGeneration

SAT 3/13: Cottage Grove Variety Bazaar, 8 am-5 pm, Elks Lodge #1904, 775 N. River Rd. Participating vendors offer      housewares, make-up, jewelry, woodworking and crafts.

FRI-SUN 3/19-21: Prospectors & Gold Diggers Club Fundraiser, Covered Bridge Brewing Group, Main & Hwy 99       The “Pints for a Cause” fundraiser features a custom-brewed beer named for the nonprofit organization. Sales from this special beer will go to the Club to support the maintenance of the historic Dr. Snapp House on North River Rd.

March VFW Community Dinner To-Go, 4-6 pm at 3160 Hillside Dr. MENU: Entree, soup, salad, dessert and coffee or tea for $7 Sodas are 50 cents extra. Soup, salad and dessert only available for $5. A hot dog meal for kids includes chips, fruit cup, and juice box for $5. March Entrees: 3/12 Corn Beef & Cabbage & 3/26 Liver & Onions OR Chicken Pasta Primavera


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 For additional information contact Glenn Trujillo Pantry Manager at 541-942-2176 or email:         

Community Sharing’s Warming Shelter will be activated when the evening temperatures drop to 29 degrees or    lower, and will open from 7 pm to 8 am through March 31. To volunteer visit the Community Sharing website at:    or call Forest at 541-942-2176.

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