Nonprofit could make it RAIN success in Creswell

CRESWELL – As the seasons change in Creswell, so do the opportunities to network and thrive. Last week, the City of Creswell hosted a free luncheon with guests from Oregon Regional Accelerator...

'Everything is a design decision'

SPRINGFIELD – With many irons in the fire, Springfield architect Jenna Fribley goes beyond the standard definition of what an architect is and does. She and Kelsey Buzzell are co-owners of Campfire...

'Help! I've fallen & I can't get up!'

Dressed up for Tuesday's "Meme Day," Jane Marquess (lower) and Makaela Seiber portray the classic Life Alert commercial tagline during Spirit/Homecoming Week at Creswell High School Tuesday. The...

What's in a name?

The Cottage Grove City Council is in a funny position in dealing with a "new" old bridge with a hazy naming history. Their job is now to agree on an official name to what everyone calls the "Swinging...

Dark skies loom over Patrician residents

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield City Council’s meeting room was packed for the third reading of a controversial proposed rezoning ordinance of the Patrician Mobile Home Park Monday night. In March, park owner Richard Boyles of Urban Transitions LLC...

Springfield's own Magnum P.I.

SPRINGFIELD – For the Oregon Association of Licensed Investigators (OALI) meeting happening on Nov. 2, Springfield P.I. Bill Lioio has been asked to give a talk; the title of his presentation: "The...

Creswell native, LCSO chief deputy is FBI grad

Lane County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) Chief Deputy Carl Wilkerson Jr., a Creswell native, recently completed one of the toughest challenges available to local law enforcement officers: the FBI National...

Movie nights in Lorane will keep you

The Rural Arts Center has announced its 2019-2020 lineup of movies for the Lorane Movie Night series. Just one thing, though... Their new licensing agreement won’t let them advertise the movies to...

Emerald Valley Magazine Springfield Spring 2019

Doris Jeanne Capps

Doris Jeanne Capps, 77, of Creswell, Oregon, passed away on Sept. 26, 2019. She was born on June 13, 1942 in Coquille, Oregon, to Monroe and Ruth Spurgeon. Doris worked as a legal secretary in...

Zella May Raney

A funeral service for Zella May Raney, 81, of North Bend, Oregon, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at North Bend Chapel, 2014 McPherson Avenue in North Bend. A public visitation will be...

Letter, contract given to Patrician Mobile Home Park residents

Dear Editor, On Oct. 2, all of the park residents except for those in RVs and a couple who rent, received a letter with a contract (proposed addendum to our rental agreements) attached from Mr. Boyles, the owner/developer of the Patrician Mobile...

Food to help Creswell kids greatly needed

Dear Editor, Creswell Food 4 Kids (CF4K) is a community-sponsored program, meaning it is run completely by donated time, funds and food given locally here in Creswell. Are there any local businesses that would be willing to have a CF4K Food...

Green growth coming from an unlikely source

Environmentalists just got some great news. America’s power plants will emit 2.3% less carbon dioxide this year compared to 2018. Even better, emissions will continue falling next year, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information...

'The beat goes on' (the road) for CMS athletes

CRESWELL – No one wants to think about the possibility of sitting in the stands, watching their son, daughter or grandchild participate in school football or basketball game, and seeing their child...

Salmon is tasty foundation for healthy diet

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This Chinese proverb rings true to many, but I suggest this newer adage as equally vital:...

Cullen Vance: A man of many art forms

Multitasking when it comes to art can be difficult, but to some, it seems to come with ease. Enter Cullen Vance, 28, a creative mastermind who's done just about any art form you can think of – from...

Nashville's loss is Lane County's gain

COTTAGE GROVE – There’s no denying that Brian James is one passionate dude. It’s etched across his face during every song he performs, and it shines through with his brand of music, which is mostly old-style blues and soul with a new twist....

Oregon's first published book was a torrid page-turner in its day

Early in the summer of 1854, an advertisement appeared in the Portland Oregonian – a tantalizingly feisty one, from an author braced for combat and essentially inviting the world to "bring it on":...

ANTIQUES AND COLLECTING:

Ever wonder who invented the table? The earliest tables seem to have been used by the ancient Egyptians, although they did not sit near it; they used the flat top to hold things. It was not until the...

Italian Sausage Soup

September arrives and all of a sudden, soup is back on the menu! With the cooler nights this Italian soup is sure to please. It's rich and can be made richer by adding a can of coconut milk at the...

Chinook salmon thriving through wet weather

Weather came to Oregon last week. It brought rain to every part of Lane County and dropped a few inches of snow on the Lane County Cascades. Initially, last week's series of unusually strong early...

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