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Guest Commentary: Company’s coming, but is Sweet Home going to be ready?


August 8, 2017

We are about to witness a once-in-a lifetime celestial event: a total eclipse of the sun.

Many of us have been aware of this, and looking forward to this event for several years. Sweet Home is on the inside of the southern edge of the moon’s shadow, which will plunge us into nighttime for a bit over a minute.

It is estimated that anywhere between 750,000 and 1.5 million people will travel from outside Oregon (mostly from Nevada, Idaho, Washington and California) to the 68-mile-wide path of “totality.”

State officials are warning travelers to expect gridlock in certain areas, and wa...

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