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Monday Morning Quarterbacking of Oakridge in “Secret Millionaire”

The long awaited episode of Secret Millionaire featuring Oakridge, Oregon aired last night on ABC. Did you watch it? Thoughts? Include your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below. Episode Summary George Rapier is the founder of WellMed, a medical management company that provides services to senior citizens. As part of “Secret Millionaire,” he … Continued

15 Minutes of Fame Arrives in Oakridge

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zPfyN5TH0E&w=560&h=315]   Although the controversy in Oakridge occurred more than a year ago, the details will finally be revealed on the Secret Millionaire on September 8. ABC describes the episode as, “George Rapier and his wife Kym, who own and run a multimillion-dollar healthcare business in Texas, leave their lavish lifestyle behind to go undercover … Continued

Oakridge Residents Reap Secret Millionaire Award

by: Scott Reynolds, Lane Today It’s no secret Oakridge’s economy has suffered disproportionately compared to the rest of Lane County in recent years. The once-thriving timber town of approximately 3300 residents was hit hard, first by the mill closures between 1978 and the 1990s, then the Great Recession. Throw in the well-publicized mismanagement of hundreds of … Continued

….And You Thought Damascus and Oakridge Had Problems

Small-Town Politics, All-Out War Infighting Among Town Officials Has Engulfed Quartzsite, Ariz.; ‘You Just Feel It’s a Powder Keg’ By TAMARA AUDI, Wall Street Journal QUARTZSITE, Ariz.—This tiny desert outpost is known for 70-degree winters, an annual gem show that draws thousands of visitors, and a nudist bookstore owner who conducts business in little more than … Continued

Oakridge’s New Reality Star?

Oakridge top cop hired to run city City councilors pick Police Chief Louis Gomez to become the city administrator By Christian Wihtol The Register-Guard OAKRIDGE — Louis Gomez has made the move from police chief to city administrator — after some rivals dropped out of the race. The City Council on Tuesday announced that it … Continued

Three Finalists Named for Oakridge City Manager

59 seek Oakridge manager position City residents will get a chance to meet the three finalists for the position today By Jeff Wright The Register-Guard Published: Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 04:25AM OAKRIDGE — Who would want to take on the top municipal job in a town as financially strapped and politically charged as Oakridge? At least … Continued

Mismanaged Oregon Towns Veer Toward Insolvency

Updated: Sunday, April 15, 2012, 2:08 PM By Rachel Stark, The Oregonian When Tiffany Couch’s phone rings, it often means trouble for another Oregon city. Last year she was called to Oakridge, a Lane County timber town of about 3,700 people that in two years ran through $1 million in reserves. She scoured the city’s books and … Continued

12/10/11 – The Bureaucratic Buzz

We Need Your Feedback! Take the ELGL Member Survey More than 100  members have completed the survey to add to that number, visit http://elgl.org/2011/12/07/elgl-member-survey/ Deadline for completing the survey is Friday, December 16. Interview with Former Governor Barbara Roberts, July ELGL Speaker Statesman Journal http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20111206/NEWS/112060317/Former-governor-Roberts-discusses-memoir?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CNews%7Cp Location Announced for February Forum with TriMet GM Neil McFarlane Rhyan … Continued

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