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Linn County

Commissioners to accept more CAFO input

After extensive discussion May 13, Linn County Commissioners agreed to reopen a code text amendment process. The issue concerns Confined Animal Feeding Operations for which the commissioners had approved a one-mile setback from neighboring properties […]

Linn County

Youth Wage Grant program open

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker have again unanimously approved the annual First-Time Youth Wage Grant program for its 18th year. Linn County uses economic development funds generated by the Video […]

Oregon Health Authority funding has provided Linn County’s Crisis Intrvention Team with a mobile clinic. SUBMITTED PHOTO

County extends mental health outreach

ALBANY — Linn County has provided mental health crisis assistance to rural areas for a long time.  But starting this month, the county’s Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT) will be able to provide in-person services […]

The camping area at John Neal Park in Lyons was not impacted by the 2020 wildfires. SUBMITTED PHOTO

County seeks grant for Lyons park

ALBANY — Linn County Parks & Recreation director Stacey Whaley was given a green light by the Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning to apply for a grant from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to […]

Linn County Deputy Assessor Matt Pitcher talks about the document digitizing project within the Linn County Assessment and Tax Collector’s Office. Alex Paul, Linn County

Commissioners approve digitizing contract

Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker approved spending $228,774 to digitize thousands of records housed in the Assessment and Taxation Office at their board meeting Feb. 6. Deputy Assessor Matt Pitcher […]

Linn County

Commissioners OK CAFO setback

On Dec. 12, Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker took a major step toward defining where Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) can be built in Linn County, approving a code text change that […]

Linn County

Commissioners deny road name change

A request to change the name of Stellmacher Drive southwest of Albany was rejected Tuesday, Dec. 5 by Linn County Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker. Robert Clausen, who lives in a home […]