Tag Archives: Linn County

Linn-Benton sees 7 new COVID-19 cases; state authority says Benton not meeting standards

Benton County has fallen below state standards for the phased reopening strategy, according to an Friday announcement by the Oregon Health Authority State for phased reopening. The announcement came hours before the OHA announced its daily COVID-19 case counts — Benton County’s rose by four while Linn County’s rose by three as of midnight Saturday. […]
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Crawfordsville landowners appeal LUBA ruling

The owners of 108 acres near Crawfordsville have appealed a decision by the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals that overturns county approval for rezoning the property from farm/forest to non-resource 5 acre minimum sites and would negate a potential housing development .In August, the Linn County Planning Commission and Linn County Board of Commissioners […]
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Ruling overturns rezone of rural Oregon property | Oregon | capitalpress.com

An Oregon land use board has reversed a county zoning decision that allowed a 108-acre farm and forest property to be split into smaller parcels. The property near Crawfordsville, Ore., is mostly located in big game habitat that can’t legally be switched from a “farm forest” zone to a “non-resource” zone that permits 5-acre tracts, […]
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Linn County reports 2 new COVID-19 cases; Benton holds steady

The Oregon Health Authority reported 67 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, all confirmed, including two in Linn County. Source: Linn County reports 2 new COVID-19 cases; Benton holds steady | Local | democratherald.com

Linn, Benton counties ask governor to reopen

Linn and Benton counties have petitioned Gov. Kate Brown asking that businesses be allowed to reopen as early as May 15, but public health officials are cautioning that a successful reopening will depend largely on individuals continuing to act responsibly. The Linn County Board of Commissioners sent a revised petition to the governor Friday afternoon, […]
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Small Oregon county launches ambitious coronavirus testing program after state couldn’t help

“If it can happen there, it can happen anywhere,” county commissioner Roger Nyquist said. Source: Small Oregon county launches ambitious coronavirus testing program after state couldn’t help

Coronavirus outbreak grows at Oregon food plant

The National Frozen Foods plant in Albany remains shuttered temporarily after tests confirmed that at least 18 employees had contracted COVID-19. Source: Coronavirus outbreak grows at Oregon food plant – oregonlive.com

Coronavirus in Oregon: Locals scramble to get medical supplies to hard-hit Oregon veterans home

Locals scramble to get medical supplies to Oregon veterans home hit by coronavirus. Linn County Commissioner Roger Nyquist was so desperate to get needed protective gowns for the veterans nursing home hit by coronavirus in Lebanon that he found himself standing in the paint section of a Home Depot store. He was looking for anything that would […]
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New Veterans Home cases bring Linn County total to 8

The number of cases of COVID-19 at the Edward C. Allworth Veterans Home in Lebanon has increased to eight. The Oregon Health Authority announced that six additional residents of the home have tested positive. The new cases join the two that were announced Wednesday. Source: New Veterans Home cases bring Linn County total to 8 […]
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Oregon’s newest cases of coronavirus found at veterans home in Linn County

The two latest cases of coronavirus in Oregon, announced Wednesday night, are two men who live at a veterans home in Linn County, according to the Oregon Health Authority. The men, who are over 80 years old, live at the Edward C. Allworth Oregon Veterans’ Home in Lebanon. Health officials said the men in Linn […]
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