Author: By Emma Routley - The Chronicle

Chief: We need better fire prep

“It turns out that a fire season 2021 preview is upon us,” said Tom Boyatt, Springfield community services manager, at the Springfield City Club April 15 meeting. “Dry conditions, east winds and hot temperatures, that’s the recipe.” The rising temperature and wind speed in Lane County is closely monitored by[Read More…]

Creswell Grange celebrates a full year of special seasons

EMMA ROUTLEY/CHRONICLE PHOTO “Santa” Patrick Dearth, left, and “Witch” Vickie Weathers helped welcome guests to the grange’s all-season holiday event. Santa Claus paid the Creswell Grange an extra visit this year after the pandemic’s mass cancellations left the locals lacking holiday cheer — and brought all the other holidays along[Read More…]


EMMA ROUTLEY/THE CHRONICLE The Alvarado family helped their toddler find her eggs, which were quickly discarded back on the ground after finding the goodies inside. SPRINGFIELD – Thousands of eggs were hidden throughout the trees of Dorris Ranch on Saturday, and families took turns filling their baskets after missing out[Read More…]

Author shares Country Fair research

SPRINGFIELD – While the 2021 Oregon Country Fair is still up for debate, Springfield Celebrates Authors welcomed longtime fair participant Suzi Prozanski, who shared her research novel of the Oregon Country Fair history from the last three decades. An annual series presented by the Springfield Public Library, Springfield Celebrates Authors[Read More…]