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Letters of Appreciation (May 28)

CARDV thanks community for run/walk success

The 14th Annual Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence Mother’s Day (Weekend) Run/Walk was a beautiful and enjoyable day!

Thanks to our premier sponsors: Silver Falls Dermatology, Alpacas in...

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Hood ornament maker produces a classic

WHITE CITY — John Billings was merely looking for something he could turn into cash as he combed through his father's Colorado workshop.

"It was 2004, right before the housing slump, and everything had gone through the roof," Billings recalled.

Hood ornament maker produces a classic

WHITE CITY — John Billings was merely looking for something he could turn into cash as he combed through his father's Colorado workshop.

"It was 2004, right before the housing slump, and everything had gone through the roof," Billings recalled.

Real estate broker is suing Coburg officials

Lane County real estate broker B.J. Jones is suing Coburg’s mayor and City Council, saying he took a $15,000 hit last summer when they refused to let a medical marijuana dispensary open in the city’s downtown core.

In a lawsuit filed in Lane...

Hermiston’s second student-built home up for sale

Hermiston’s second student-built home is up for sale.

The home was built by Hermiston, Umatilla and Stanfield high school students — mentored by local industry professionals — as part of the Columbia Basin Student Homebuilders Program.

It...

Carol Johansen joins Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty

GEARHART — Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty recently announced the addition of Carol Johansen to the Gearhart Office.

Johansen has been a licensed real estate broker since 1986, listing and selling primary and second homes, condominiums,...

Windermere Stellar announces top local brokers for 2015

CANNON BEACH — Windermere Stellar recently recognized its real estate brokers representing the company’s top 10 percent of 2015 production for hard work and commitment to their clients. They handled a combined total of 1,656 sales, helping clients in...

Clatsop County Real Estate Transactions

Sale Date Sale Price Year Built Acres Address Buyer Seller

3/1/16 190,000 1990 0.15 299 South St, Astoria Jamie Donatuto Renee Rowe

3/1/16 310,000 2003 1.00 92521 State Champ Rd, Astoria Brandon Dye John Webb

3/1/16 142,500 N/A 1.05...

Local home sales accelerate

Lane County home sales were brisk in April, exceeding the number of sold homes in the same month of 2015, according to the latest figures from the Regional Multiple Listing Service.

The 401 closed sales in April compared to the 382 closed sales...

‘Hatfields and McCoys’ as Gearhart rental showdown nears

GEARHART — Changes may be ahead in Gearhart’s short-term rental rules.

Gearhart City Administrator Chad Sweet has proposed maintaining the city’s comprehensive plan, which limits tourism.

However, he recommended lifting a proposed limit of...

Fruitland Council OKs 3 rezonings

FRUITLAND — The Fruitland City Council approved three requests to rezone three separate properties during its Monday meeting.

The three — a property on South Pennsylvania Avenue, properties between South Kansas and South Pennsylvania avenues,...

Eugene to launch planning for 515-acre Arlie Park

In the early 1900s, the land south of what would become Lane Community College near Mount Baldy was covered in forest, newly planted orchards and livestock trails, with a couple of homesteads on hundreds of acres. Today, a brick and stone hearth from...

Eugene council scrubs south Willamette planning effort

The Eugene City Council killed a proposed rezone of the south Willamette area Monday night as councilors and residents began drawing battle lines over how inclusive a new land use planning effort should be.

The council voted unanimously, after...

Movers and Shakers (May 9)
Movers and Shakers (May 9)

Officers & Directors

The Community Advisory Council for InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization, which serves Oregon Health Plan members in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties, unanimously elected Ellen Franklin to serve as its...

Scent of opportunity for commerical pot

It sounds like a Silicon Valley tale: Eugene brothers Paul and Brice Sherman and friend Adam Chase launch their startup with a year of 80-hour workweeks and nearly $200,000 in seed money.

The Monroe Street warehouse where they lease 2,500 square...

High hopes for housing

Submitting housing development applications is not a game, but there is a point system involved in securing state funding and for Diana Otera, every little bit counts.

Otera, who serves as executive director for the Klamath Housing Authority,...

Homes, land not staying on market for long

The real estate market continues to heat up in Grants Pass, based on numbers released this week from the Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service.

Sales of existing homes from Feb. 1 through the end of April jumped 36 percent over the same...

Homes, land not staying on market for long

The real estate market continues to heat up in Grants Pass, based on numbers released this week from the Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service.

Sales of existing homes from Feb. 1 through the end of April jumped 36 percent over the same...

Letter: Rentals benefit Gearhart

Over the last year, I have attended every Gearhart City Council and Planning Committee meeting dealing with vacation home regulations. I think it is now time to correct conclusions presented by some residents and exaggerated scenarios presented by a...

Sweet Home City Council OK examining potential purchase of former Ranger District office
Sweet Home City Council OK examining potential purchase of former Ranger District office

SWEET HOME — At a special meeting Monday evening, the City Council approved examining the potential purchase of the former Sweet Home Ranger District office at 3225 Highway 20 for $750,000.

The building would be developed into a new City...

The renovation game
The renovation game

Denise Nelson and her partner Dale Clark had been looking to buy a new house in the Corvallis area for more than 20 years. But they faced a shortage of homes on the market, especially those that had a country feel.

“We never found anyplace...

The renovation game
The renovation game

Denise Nelson and her partner Dale Clark had been looking to buy a new house in the Corvallis area for more than 20 years. But they faced a shortage of homes on the market, especially those that had a country feel.

“We never found anyplace...

Crescent phases

Three years ago, Crescent Village was at a crossroads.

Unveiled more than a decade ago by property investor John Musumeci, the northeast Eugene mixed-use development started in 2006 with construction of multistory apartment, office and retail...

Eugene office building bought

A Eugene attorney and a developer of housing for seniors have bought a prominent downtown Eugene office building for $7.2 million.

Attorney Kelly Beckley and developer Mike Hudman bought the five-story Parkview Place building at 101 E. Broadway,...