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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    December 12, 2018 

SH delivers tree – and more – in Washington

The Capitol Christmas tree came out of Sweet Home's local forest near House Rock Campground and traveled 3,000 miles to the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol building, and a contingent of Sweet Home and...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    December 12, 2018 

Work under way to improve Foster Dam Road, parking

Work is wrapping up this week on a portion of nearly $1 million in improvements to Foster Dam Road and the parking lot serving the west end of Foster Lake. The $826,158.80 project is being...

 

Public Safety Log Dec. 12, 2018

Dec. 6 9:11 p.m. - Kristopher Moak, 32, arrested for misdemeanor driving while suspended and cited for violation of the basic rule, 74 mph in a 55-mph zone, and failure to carry proof of insurance....

 

Apartment fire blamed on improperly discarded cigarettes

Fire heavily damaged an apartment in Sweet Home Tuesday evening, Dec. 4. At 5:01 p.m. Tuesday, the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District was dispatched to an apartment fire at 2300 Main St....

 

Five arrested during Willow search

Five people were arrested on drug-related counts during a search of a home at 1907 Willow St. Thursday morning, Dec. 6, according to Sweet Home Police Chief Jeff Lynn. According to a department...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    December 12, 2018 

USFS staffers, others say trip to capital with tree was 'amazing'

Following a local parade and festival celebrating the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree, the 82-foot noble fir from the Sweet Home Ranger District set off cross country to Washington, D.C., for an official...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    December 12, 2018 

Lighting ceremony speakers extend some love to Sweet Home

"Let 'er rip," called out U.S. Speaker of the House as Oregon fourth-grader Bridgette Harring-ton turned on the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree lights last week, capping off the 3,000-mile trip of a...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    December 12, 2018 

SH representatives get some quality time with congressional delegates

Members of Sweet Home's congressional delegation say that their plans will help Sweet Home as it attempts to address various issues, including wastewater improvements, better broadband and better fore...

 

City throws weight behind $500,000 housing rehab grant

Following a public hearing, the Sweet Home City Council on Nov. 27 approved a resolution to move forward with a request for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to pay for home rehabilitation. Sweet Home is a part of a countywide partnership...

 

Sean C. Morgan reports from Washington: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting

Referencing the film "It's a Wonderful Life," Speaker of the House Paul Ryan called on Hillsboro fourth-grader Bridgette Harrington to join him in lighting the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree tonight. "We... Full story

 

Study: Many local residents don't know healthcare options

Sweet Home residents face frequent turnover of medical providers – and that's when they are even aware that services exist. Those were among conclusions reached by COMP-Northwest medical students...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    December 5, 2018

Singing Christmas Tree gets new, but familiar, director

The scaffolding is up for the 37th Annual Sweet Home Singing Christmas Tree production and the boughs are going on for this year's performance, which will feature John Kluttz acting as its new music d...

 

Volunteers respond to call for help to clean up campsites in Quartzville area

What started with a call for volunteers on Facebook resulted in a massive clean-up effort Saturday morning, Dec. 1, by 40-plus people at the Yellowbottom area of Quartzville. David Trystman of Sweet...

 

Washington, D.C. experience an eye-opener for Sweet Home student

After attending a Washington, D.C., summit on school violence, high school senior Madelyn Neuschwander and City Councilor Lisa Gourley say at-risk students need more support and more counselor time...

 

Public Safety Log Dec. 8, 22018

Nov. 30 3:32 a.m. - Earl Ryan Dodge, 24, arrested on Albany warrant for failure to appear on original charges of second-degree theft and possession of burglary tools and cited for defective taillights, 1200 block of Nandina St. Cited and released....

 

Burglar cleans out Gleaners' meat locker

Sweet Home Police are investigating the theft of nearly 150 pounds of meat during a burglary last week at Sweet Home Gleaners. Police received a report of the burglary at 1:20 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25....

 

Leaf pickup program exceeds expectations all the way around

The city's new leaf program has been a complete success, according to Public Works Director Greg Springman. So much so, he said, that the new program won't need any adjustments going into the next...

 

Corps warns of hazards in lake beds

Due to low water levels in many Corps reservoirs in the Willamette Valley, officials are warning reservoir users of potential hazards. The low levels, a result of low precipitation this fall, are exposing soft, muddy areas of lake bed, which could...

 

Foster remodel plans finished; Holley next

Plans for the remodel of Foster Elementary School are complete, and gLAs Architects, the Eugene firm that is designing improvements for a number of schools in the district, is working on drawings for...

 

SHFAD's final new vehicles hit the roads in Sweet Home

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District has taken delivery of the final two vehicles planned as bond purchases: a new brush rig for the battalion chiefs and a new four-wheel-drive ambulance. They...

 

City: Water leak detection, repairs to save big bucks

The City of Sweet Home estimates that up to half of the water it produces is leaking out of the system. Under a contract with the city, American Leak Detection is locating and compiling a list of leak... Full story

 

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