Tag Archives: Elliott State Forest

State works toward public option for Elliott State Forest

The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) has been working to find a way to keep the 82,500 acres of the Elliott State Forest publicly owned while allowing the state to send revenue to the Common School Fund. Tuesday morning, DSL Director Jim Paul updated the State Land Board members, Gov. Kate Brown, Secretary of […]
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Bill strikes a balance to keep Elliott public and fund schools | Guest Editorial |

Many of us learn important foundational lessons in our youth that influence our thinking and behavior throughout our entire lives. Two lessons I learned at an early age, which have played important roles in my life, are the value of education for personal growth and as a key to social and economic success and the […]
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Gov. Brown traveled to Elliott State Forest to celebrate $100 million bonding plan 

Gov. Kate Brown traveled Friday to Douglas County to mark a symbolic end to the contentious debate over the Elliott State Forest, even as a timber company that had hoped to buy the forest vows to fight the state in court. Source: Gov. Brown traveled to Elliott State Forest to celebrate $100 million bonding plan […]
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Legislative accomplishments more of a puzzle — Guest Opinion

Legislative accomplishments more of a puzzle. The 2017 Legislative session in Salem has ended, the dust has settled and the senators and representatives have resumed life in their local communities. Folks want to know what got done in Salem. Well, that’s the hard part because there is no single answer. Source: Legislative accomplishments more of […]
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2017 Oregon Legislature: Session produced good things for rural Oregon — Guest Opinion

On Friday, July 7, the gavel came down one last time to signal the end of Oregon’s 2017 legislative session. It was the final moment of a packed, productive, sometimes disappointing and occasionally contentious five months in the Capitol. From the first day of the session, much of our discussion, sometimes heated, centered around our […]
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Timber company sues state agency over Elliott State Forest deal

The timber company behind the lone bid to buy the Elliott State Forest filed a lawsuit this week alleging Oregon violated its own policies when elected officials “unilaterally and wrongfully terminated” an agreement to sell the land to a private company for $220.8 million. Source: Timber company sues state agency over Elliott State Forest deal | […]
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Timber firm sues Oregon agencies over Elliott State Forest

Timber firm sues Oregon agency over Elliott State Forest. Lone Rock Timber Management Company filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Salem, asserting the state wrongfully terminated an agreement to sell the Elliott State Forest. The Roseburg-based timber company is seeking more than $3 million from the State Land Board and Oregon Department of State Lands. Source: […]
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Timber company sues state over nixed sale of Elliott

Lone Rock Resources claims the state breached an agreement with the company when it canceled its plan to sell the Elliott State Forest. A Roseburg timber company is suing the Department of State Lands and the State Land Board for about $3.3 million for backing out of the sale of the Elliott State Forest. Source: […]
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Special election, cost containment, bonding measures advance

Bill provides bonding authority to ‘buy’ the Elliott State Forest, provides for special election if health care provider tax goes on the ballot Lawmakers advanced several key pieces of legislation out of the Legislature’s main budget committee Monday, one week before the constitutionally required end of the session. They include an elections bill, a cost […]
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Elliott Forest, Roseburg veterans home make the state bonding list

The state Legislature’s Ways and Means Committee approved a list of projects to receive state capital construction bond dollars on Monday. It includes $100 million for the Elliott Forest, $8.1 million for Umpqua Community College and $10.5 million for a local match for a new veterans’ home in Roseburg. The Elliott Forest package, part of […]
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