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Communities Home of the state champion girls basketball team Home of the state champion girls basketball team
From KVAL.com

Redemption was the motivation Cottage Grove used to bring home its first girls basketball state title.

The top-ranked Lions, state runner-up a year earlier, had to hold off a late run from Sky-Em League rival Marist for a 53-51 win in the OSAA 4A championship game at Gill Coliseum.
Communities Failure to fill: Willamette Valley reservoirs need more rain Failure to fill: Willamette Valley reservoirs need more rain
Willamette Valley reservoirs most likely will not fill this year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today. "With rainfall about 75 percent of normal now, we need a very wet spring to fill the reservoirs," said Dustin Bengtson, Willamette Valley Project operations manager.
Communities Scammers target seniors with 'grandson in Canada' ruse
The "grandson in Canada" scam is popping up again in our area.

A woman in Cottage Grove called the KVAL tipline, saying she got a call from her supposed "granddaughter" in Canada who needed money to bail her out of jail.

The caller asked grandma not to tell her parents.
Communities EPUD switches up office hours EPUD switches up office hours
The Emerald People's Utility District is moving their office hours to a four day a week schedule as part of a new pilot program. Hours on the days the office is open will also be extended.

The switch will happen May 3. The EPUD office will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Communities Dry winter could hurt summer recreation plans
While many of us are enjoying the warm, dry weather, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hoping for some rain.

Without a wet spring, officials say several of the Willamette Valley reservoirs will not fill this year -- and that could impact your summer recreation plans.
Communities Grandparents victims of scam
Bill and Betty Hill of Cottage Grove were almost victims of a sophisticated phone scam. In the video they tell in their own words what happened and how they were almost conned out of nearly a thousand dollars.
Communities Crash on Highway 99 North of Cottage Grove
Traffic was slow going Thursday night around 10 o'clock. The Oregon Department of Transportation says a crash on Highway 99 knocked down a power pole and crews had to replace it.

Oregon 99 was closed at mile post 14.5 north of Cottage Grove.
Communities Cottage Grove artist's work on display in Corvallis this April Cottage Grove artist's work on display in Corvallis this April
From a press release

The Majestic Theatre Art Gallery's monthly Artists Reception on Friday, April 2, 2010 from 5:00 to 6:30.

This month the Majestic Art Gallery is featuring original metal artwork by Jerry Buskirk of Wood-N-Iron in Cottage Grove, Ore.