Lane County

Outdoor burning date pushed back to October 7th due to fire danger

The fall outdoor burning season is expected to open on Saturday, Oct. 7 for many Lane County residents. The season, originally set to start Oct. 1, has been delayed a week.

July 20: 10:31 am: Reckless Driving – Marcola Rd. & Sunderman Rd. Involved gray Dodge Neon, unable to maintain lane – possibly drunk or texting.

4:03 pm: Theft – 91000 block, Horse Creek Rd. Involved is a scooter stolen off caller’s property.

7:28 pm: Criminal Trespass – 89000 block, Greenwood Dr. Complainant has a camper on property plugged into power & using the poll. 1 male said he would leave but hasn’t. Unknown if there are more.

by Sarah Craig
Thursday, June 15th, marks the last day of the outdoor burning season for most Lane County residents. Lane County Fire Defense Board closes the spring outdoor burning season every summer as fire season approaches. High temperatures and elevated fire risk keep the season closed until the fall outdoor burning season begins in early October.

170-foot setback will impact all Lane streambank properties

Flood

Flood insurance or fish? Officials of counties, cities and other municipalities around Oregon had that question put on their platters in April. That’s when a lawsuit by environmental groups generated recommendations from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration outlining ways the Federal Emergency Management Agency should modify the National Flood Insurance Program. Throughout the state, 15 salmon and steelhead species are listed under an Environmental Impact Statement. Each, according to NOAA Fisheries, depends on a healthy, functioning floodplain habitat.

LRAPA logoAfter a week-long delay, the Lane County Fall Open Burning season is set to start Saturday, October 8th until Monday, October 31st for many residents in the county.

Lane County NewsLane County’s 15 solid waste transfer stations, including the Glenwood location, begin operating on winter schedules on Saturday, October 1st (from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The Vida site will be open Wednesday through Saturday. The  McKenzie Bridge will only be open on Saturdays.

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