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 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

When there's a need, Dave and Linda Holley step up to meet it

In their retirement, Dave and Linda Holley stay busy in relatively unconventional ways, this past weekend running gift cards to Northern California for the victims of a wildfire that killed at least 8...

 

Sweet Home gets some neighborly advice on homeless

A Lebanon city official told a Sweet Home group Thursday, Nov. 15, that communities can’t solve every part of homelessness and must focus on solving specific parts of it. In Lebanon, the community has been focused on keeping people from becoming...

 

Police Citizens Academy returning in what officials hope is more user-friendly format

The Sweet Home Police Department is planning to resume its Citizens Academy classes after the first of the year with a new format twist. This time, instead of a multi-week series, the academy program...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    November 21, 2018

New doctor feels right at home in town, at county health center

Sweet Home Health Center has a new physician. Dr. Denise Kelley is celebrating one year in Oregon, and two months as a full-time physician in Sweet Home. She studied at Hahnemann Medical College in...

 

Code enforcement officer making progress in community

Sweet Home's code enforcement officer handled 264 cases in the five-month span between June 4 and Nov. 2. Tommy Mull, a staffer for the city's Community and Economic Development Department, took over...

 

Approaching winter prompts attention to traction tires

With winter fast approaching, it’s time to think about snow, says the Oregon Department of Transportation. The studded tire season in Oregon began Thursday, Nov. 1, and runs through March 31, 2019. ODOT encourages drivers to consider other types...

 

SH turns out in force to celebrate

Sweet Home's Christmas season got a super early start Friday with the departure of the 2018 Capitol Christmas tree for Washington, D.C. The celebration included lots of music, a nighttime parade that...

 

Ranger District seeks comment on Upper Calapooia steelhead project

The Sweet Home Ranger District is seeking public comment on the proposed Calapooia Steelhead Habitat Enhancement Project. The project is located on and adjacent to the Calapooia River, beginning at the U.S. Forest Service boundary and extending...

 

Northwest Natural Gas rates decline with fall in gas prices

Northwest Natural Gas Company (NW Natural) has announced that customers are paying lower rates as of Nov. 1 – 2.1 percent, to be exact, for most. This is the fourth straight year that the cost of natural gas has dropped, and customers are still...

 

Ice cream shop's 'humble' opening draws a crowd Saturday

Henry and Mollie Wolthuis held a "humble grand opening" Saturday morning, Nov. 3, for their new Fire Haus Ice Cream Shop. The business brings Henry Wolthuis, a retired dentist who operated his office...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    November 7, 2018

'Most beautiful' Capitol Christmas starts journey to Washington D.C.

Deep in the Willamette National Forest but only 30 miles from the heart of Sweet Home, a caravan of vehicles wound its way Friday morning, Nov. 2, along a muddy road that led to the secret location...

 

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