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Remodeling is simply surviving

Sometimes this do-it-yourself remodeling stuff is simply about surviving it.

After many years and MANY projects, you'd think I'd have some great tips, wouldn't you?

You'd be wrong.

My best advice for surviving a bathroom remodeling,...

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City of Albany accepts comments on Community Development Block Grant

The City of Albany is accepting public comments on Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs and the Draft 2015-2016 CDBG Action Plan. CDBG funds can be used for a variety of community development activities that primarily benefit low- and...

Housing options few and expensive in Cannon Beach

There are several reasons why working families can’t find housing in Cannon Beach, and a lack of available, low-cost units hovers near the top of the list.

Todd Johnston, executive director of Northwest Oregon Housing Authority, told the city’s...

Council tackles gravel roads

If neighbors on a local gravel road want their street paved, their proposal will be discussed in a public hearing where everyone can discuss it and the Cannon Beach City Council will make a final decision.

That provision is contained in revised...

Coos Bay neighborhood investigates local improvement district

COOS BAY — With city funds limited for street maintenance, one Coos Bay neighborhood has taken the initiative to investigate funding for repairs itself.

Residents along Nutwood Avenue and North 11th Street have petitioned the Coos Bay City...

Tulelake to apply for $2M in grants

The Tulelake City Council agreed to apply for nearly $2 million in state grants to help fund the new water treatment plant, build a soccer field and help low income people buy homes at its Monday night meeting.

Following a public hearing, grant...

An opportunity worth ignoring

City officials should take a look at whether the 3 acre parcel that once served as a Forest Service vehicle maintenance site could be put to good use as a public facility.

But the look they take should be long and hard, and should be weighed...

An opportunity worth ignoring

City officials should take a look at whether the 3 acre parcel that once served as a Forest Service vehicle maintenance site could be put to good use as a public facility.

But the look they take should be long and hard, and should be weighed...

City weighs new life for Olde School

Fruitland’s Olde School Community Center might soon become the new city hall and police department.

Initially the city planned on creating a new public safety building where city hall and the police, fire and ambulance departments share a space.

Lane County’s housing market gaining momentum

Lane County’s home sale market started to pick up some steam in February, with more new listings and higher pending sales compared to both the previous month and this time last year, according the Regional Multiple Listing Service.

Home sales...

City plans public hearing on grant program

SIDNEY — The first of the required two public hearings for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Cities Program will be held in Sidney City Council chambers in the Municipal Building, 201 W. Poplar St., at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.


Historic properties ordinance challenged again

The key opponent of Pendleton’s local law that limits what owners can do to historic homes found new ammunition to fight city hall.

Local attorney Tim O’Hanlon has for years been leading the charge to have the city change its historic...

Home improvement contractor accused of performing shoddy, incomplete work

KENTON — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced a lawsuit has been filed against a Lakeview home improvement contractor accused of failing to deliver promised services to consumers in several northwest Ohio counties.

The lawsuit accuses...

Home buying incentive program gathering steam in Boardman

A program that offers 100,000 on Jan. 1. The CREZ board also approved 5,000 on a first-come, first-serve basis once they close on a house — so long as it is located in the Boardman ZIP code and it is their primary residence.

Those thinking about...

Czech treasures found in translation

If it weren’t for Norma Comrada, most people in this country probably never would know about Karel Capek (pronounced Carl CHAH peck), and that would be a shame. That’s because Capek lived in Czechoslovakia — now the Czech Republic — from his birth on...

Lawn maintenance plan can be affordable

When it comes to lawn care, there's no need to wreak havoc on your wallet or on the surroundings.

"My speciality is improving the environmental and economic sustainability of turf," says Alec Kowalewski, a turf specialist with Oregon State...

Stanfield approves rezoning land for housing

Stanfield is one step closer to new housing after city council adopted an ordinance Tuesday night to rezone a piece of property from residential to multi-family residential.

The 12-acre piece of property north of town is owned by Stanfield...

Pending home sales increase

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Association of Realtors reports the number of single-family homes and condominiums put under agreement in January 2015 increased 19.5 percent from the level posted during the month a year ago.

The rate of purchase contract...

Sidney City Schools plans kindergarten screening, registration

SIDNEY — Sidney City Schools All-Day Kindergarten screening and registration for the 2015-16 school year will be held April 13-17 at Connection Point Church (formerly First Church of God), 1510 Campbell Road, Sidney. Children must be 5 years of age on...

New owner renovates Lake City Flour Mill

LAKE CITY — A Modoc County landmark is slowly regaining some of its historic appearance.

The Lake City Flour Mill, a three-story building in the pines near the Surprise Valley community of Lake City, is getting a facelift — but not a make-over —...

Realtors invest in permanent scholarship endowment fund

COOS BAY — The Coos County Board of Realtors doubled its investment in students at Southwestern Oregon Community College with a gift this month to a scholarship endowment fund.

The Realtors have committed to building up their permanent endowment...

Former Shockley employee opens rental management firm

A former employee of Terry Shockley, whose property management firm is in receivership, has opened a new Eugene property management business with plans to take on some of Shockley’s former clients.

Azlea Polito, general manager of Property...

Some vendors upbeat about annual Home and Garden Show

Between 2008 and 2011, the Overhead Door Company of Roseburg floundered. A flagging economy put home improvements on the back burner for many homeowners, and suddenly the 40-year-old company, which specializes in new garage doors, awnings and gutters,...

Father Hubbard's Cupboards sees color trends changing

SIDNEY — Father Hubbard's Cupboards, LLC, which is located at 128 W. Russell Road, is seeing a change in color trends for the new year.

“Stop in to see our new displays with some of the latest trends in cabinets and countertops. We also have...

Hoying & Hoying sees growth in new home construction
Hoying & Hoying sees growth in new home construction

ANNA — Hoying & Hoying Builders Inc. saw continued growth in the new home construction market in 2014.

“We've seen steady growth in our core business of building quality custom homes,” said Paul Hoying, President of Hoying & Hoying Builders Inc.