Author: Chronicle Staff

Cedar Creek Fire: 113,000 acres burn

A weekend of cooler weather and some widespread rainfall helped a still-growing army of nearly 2,600 firefighters on the 113,000-acre Cedar Creek Fire conduct burnout work and build fire lines, to reach their first containment figure in days, at 11%, Cedar Creek Fire officials said this week.   Last week,[Read More…]

Letter to the editor

Addi’s Diner article brings back sweet memories Dear Editor: In your Sept. 8 issue you published an article on Addi’s Diner. It brought back some lovely memories. Thirty-one years ago, I escaped the traffic madness of Los Angeles and settled into a wonderful house on West D Street in Springfield[Read More…]

Police Logs

CRESWELL: SHERIFF’S OFFICEMONDAY, SEPT. 12 1:41 am: Suspicious conditions, E. Cloverdale Rd./Zinkier Ln.  7:28 am: Suspicious subject, 90 N. Mill St.  11:09 am: Runaway, 655 W. Oregon Ave.  11:11 am: Trespassing, 30 Almond Way 1:08 pm: Identity theft, 1000 Swale Ridge Lp.  1:10 pm: Subject down, 150 Melton Rd.  9:55[Read More…]

New Covid-19 booster could be available this week

Federal authorities last week authorized the use of new updated bivalent COVID-19 boosters for people 12 and older, and the updated boosters are expected to be available in Oregon as early as this week. The recommendation comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)[Read More…]

EWEB pitches water treatment plant 

GLENWOOD – At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) was scheduled to provide information to council on a proposed water treatment plant, potentially located in Glenwood. EWEB is interested in constructing a Willamette River Water Treatment Plant in Glenwood to improve the resiliency and redundancy of[Read More…]

Street lights getting TLC with LEDs

SPRINGFIELD – The City of Springfield is continuing the process of replacing outdated street lights throughout the City with Light Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures. This lighting is up to 70%  more energy-efficient, lasts four-to-five times longer, and allows for better control of light output than the existing high intensity discharge[Read More…]

Thurston Hills fire human-caused

THURSTON – Last weekend, fire officials received a report of a fire at Thurston Hills Natural Area, near the Camas Crest Trail on the western side of the property. The smoke plume was visible from most of Springfield. The Oregon Department of Forestry and Pleasant Hill Goshen Fire and Rescue[Read More…]

Americorps team serving Grove region

COTTAGE GROVE — This summer, The Center for Rural Livelihoods, a nonprofit centered in Lane County and aiming to advance social, economic and ecological resilience, hosted an Americorps team that served the greater Cottage Grove region.  The crew had a rocky start, driving from the Americorps headquarters in Denver to[Read More…]

Caffeine boost to benefit Lane Families

On Friday, Sept. 2, the Human Bean will host a Drink Day in Benefit of the Family Relief Nursery.  FRN helps provide critical support services to over 900 Lane County families. From 5 a.m. to 9 p.m ., 50% of purchases at the Human Bean will benefit the nonprofit. Visit[Read More…]

‘Days of Caring’ needs volunteers

The United Way’s annual Days of Caring needs volunteers. Registration closes Friday, Sept. 9.  Open projects include the Community Sharing Program in Cottage Grove, McKenzie River Discovery Center in Walterville, and more events in, Springfield, including with the Pearl Buck Center, A Family For Every Child, and more. Registration closes[Read More…]