Torch maintains flame of excellence

The Torch staff holds 12 of the 15 awards that were collected at the ONPA Collegiate Day 2017. The Torch recently made a significant showing at an awards ceremony for the Oregon Newspaper Publishers...

Late show for snow

The North and Middle Sister Mountains overlook a field in Sisters, Oregon. A recent storm brought the snowpack up to 77 percent of average levels, but lower snow levels could mean longer droughts...

Serving those who served

On Thursday, Nov. 9, a lunch for employee veterans at Lane Community College will be held in Bldg 31, the Longhouse, on Main Campus from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Although LCC has held...

Senator Wyden holds town hall at Lane

U.S Senator Ron Wyden speaks to people gathered for an annual town hall meeting about Jordan Cove and the proposed pipeline at LCC's main campus. Senator Ron Wyden held a town hall meeting on...

Homelessness jumps in 2017

Every year, the Lane County Human Services Commission releases its annual “Homeless Point in Time” count. The homeless headcount statistics were obtained in a 24-hour period on January 25th, 2017 when a group of...

Practice what you teach

On the night of Dec. 8, Lane Community College health and physical education instructor Grady O’Connor used his skills in first aid to stop a man from choking. He performed first aid procedures on...

Florence center lands a leader

The interim dean of the Lane Community College Florence Center, Russ Pierson, recently accepted the opportunity to remain in as the official dean of the Florence Center. Pierson has been the interim dean since...

Flu outbreak: serious issue or speculation?

Within the first few weeks of January, outbreaks of the flu have killed several older residents in Lane County. The World Health Organization defines an outbreak as a cluster of people who have caught the...

Folded flyers land at Lane

The most popular belief about when the first paper airplane was flown is attributed to the Chinese, who flew paper airplanes about 2,000 years ago. Two French brothers, Jacques and Joseph Montgolfier, made a...