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 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 14, 2019 

Plans for fire station remodel shelved due to increased costs

Of The New Era The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District has abandoned plans to remodel Station 22, the Foster substation. The project was among those proposed as part of a $1.575 million bond levy a...

 

Temperate temperatures, moisture drop fire danger a notch

By Sean C. Morgan Of The New Era Thanks to low temperatures, relatively high moisture and a shot of rain early Thursday morning, the Oregon Department of Forestry South Cascades District reduced the fire danger level from “high” to...

 

Public Safety Log – August 14, 2019

Aug. 12 5:23 a.m. - Caller reported glass in her back door was broken out, 5600 block of Larch. Information noted. Aug. 11 12:19 a.m. - Shannon Marie Richards, 46, cited and released in field on Sweet Home warrant for failure to comply on original ch...

 
 By Cathryn Arndt    News    August 14, 2019 

Keto diet can help health, but basic good nutrition is key

In the world of nutrition, there is always a revolving door of what is "hot." The ketogenic (keto) diet is no exception. These days there are lots of programs and food products geared toward the keto...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 14, 2019 

City Hall now officially has new address after massive move

Of The New Era The City of Sweet Home opened for business in its new City Hall, 3225 Main St., Monday morning, Aug. 12. Two staff members kept the old City Hall, 1140 12th Ave., open Friday as...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 14, 2019 

Board votes to accelerate school repairs after storm damage

Of The New Era The Sweet Home School Board put the hammer down on repairs to district schools Monday night, Aug. 12. Board members voted 5-0 to approve a resolution declaring an emergency, which allow...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 14, 2019 

Health Fair bigger and better this year

Of The New Era Health vendors of all kinds will gather in Sweet Home Saturday to promote healthy living among Sweet Home residents at the fourth annual community Health Fair. “We’re maxed out this year in the Activity Gym,” said volunteer...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 14, 2019 

7-Eleven switchover not just a name change

Of The New Era Sweet Home's former Circle K convenience store was shut down last week as construction workers turned it into a 7-Eleven. The store is getting a total overhaul, said Mary Kay Riley,...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 14, 2019 

District gets new wheels for new school year

Of The New Era The Sweet Home School District last week moved four new buses into its fleet. The 2020 77-passenger Blue Bird Vision buses will replace four 2002 Blue Birds that have had various issues...

 

Public Safety – August 7, 2019

Aug. 5 1:02 a.m. - Caller reported that a male subject had come onto the Jamboree grounds twice and was then refusing to leave. Male left on foot while caller was on the phone with dispatch. Officer unable to locate. 3 a.m. - Caller reported that...

 

TOPS members attend Recognition Day

TOPS #0309 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) represented Sweet Home very well at IRD (International Recognition Day) in Portland. Donna Ego was the State Queen runner up for 2017 with a 70-pound loss and...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 7, 2019

Local teens learn leadership during summit at Cascadia Park

Of The New Era A dozen teenagers, all but one blindfolded, stumbled around a grassy area of Cascadia State Park Saturday morning, July 27, learning to be leaders. They were some of the two dozen...

 

Planners hold off on updates to city code

Of The New Era With just four members present, the Planning Commission held off taking action on proposed zoning code revisions Monday night during its regular meeting to allow more input from additional commissioners at its Sept. 3 meeting....

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 7, 2019

Hot Country Nights: Oregon Jamboree comes 'close' to record attendance

Of The New Era The Oregon Jamboree didn't quite match its record performance this year, but it was close, according to Festival Director Robert Shamek. His initial estimate, based on scan counts, volu...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    August 7, 2019

Got art? New City Hall gallery to display work

Of The New Era When the new City Hall opens at 3225 Main St. on Friday, Aug. 23, it will include a gallery space for public art displays. During the grand opening the SHOCASE Public Arts Committee...

 
 By Scott Swanson    News    August 7, 2019

Josai visitors experience new things during this year's trip to Sweet Home

Of The New Era The 2019 Josai exchange group ended their 13-day visit to Sweet Home with a first: a visit to the Jamboree. "We came later this year," said Takashi Takahashi, international school liais...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 31, 2019

City gets first installment of $9 million total in state grants for wastewater plant

Of The New Era The Sweet Home City Council last week accepted a $2 million grant from the Oregon Business Development Department to help pay for its planned $28.2 million Wastewater Treatment Plant project. It is the first of two grants, totaling $9...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 31, 2019

Sweet Home police get new vehicles as force switches to SUVs

Of The New Era In Sweet Home, the Dodge Charger police car will soon be a memory as the Sweet Home Police Department puts all but one out to pasture. The School Resource Officer will use the one...

 
 By Sarah Brown    News    July 31, 2019

New arrival's garden delivering produce – by the bucket

Of The New Era On Donnie Lowman's bucket list is the dream to own a farm, set up some worker bees, and start a hydroponic gardening system. Until then, he's settling for growing a garden – in...

 

Public Safety – July 31, 2019

July 28 8:21 a.m. - Caller reported a bike, a bike trailer and a backpack were left on her property, 4100 block of Osage. Placed in found property. 9:07 a.m. - Caller reported a dog running loose, 1100 block of 32nd Court. Dog placed in kennel, and...

 

Fire danger hits 'high' in Sweet Home

The fire danger rating in the Sweet Home area increased to “High” Tuesday morning, July 30, after the Industrial Fire Precaution Level moved from I to II on Thursday, July 25. “It’s cooling off for the next few days,” said Chad Calderwood,...

 

Sweet Home Municipal Court May, June, July

July 24 n Angulo, Cassandra, no contest, criminal trespass violation, fined $246. n Buttenhoff, Mikeal T., guilty, driving under the influence of intoxicants, fined $2,396 and sentenced to two days in jail, 60 months probation, 20 days work crew;...

 

Josai visitors get a taste of Sweet Home

Visitors from Josai Gakuen high school in Tokyo, Japan pay a visit, with their Sweet Home hosts, to Sugar Vibes donut shop Thursday morning, July 25, before hitting the road to a Corvallis Knights...

 

KFIR departs Sweet Home

Joe Van Ras, sales manager for KFIR radio station, moves items out of the radio station's longtime Pleasant Valley Road offices on July 20. KFIR went off the air July 20 to begin moving from Pleasant...

 
 By Sean C. Morgan    News    July 31, 2019

New city utilities manager to oversee treatment contract

Of The New Era Sweet Home's new utilities manager is native Steve Haney, will provide oversight over the city's contract with Jacobs Engineering, which operates and maintains the city's wastewater and...

 

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