Author: MICHAEL DUNNE - [email protected]

A ‘spark’ of inspiration 

Hands-on opps for youth coming to Booth-Kelly SPRINGFIELD — “Sparks” will soon be flying at the Booth-Kelly Center in Springfield — ones that will intersect community, education, and business for the county’s young and underserved population.  This spring, Connected Lane County, an organization which creates educational and occupational opportunities for[Read More…]

Wyden: Low-cost housing not a bridge too far 

SPRINGFIELD – While Eugene recently hosted Democratic Party luminaries Senators Bernie Sanders and Jeff Merkley and retiring Representative Peter DeFazio, Springfield also enjoyed an audience with a political heavyweight as Senator Ron Wyden made an appearance at Hayden Bridge Landing to tout affordable housing solutions. Wyden is an affordable housing[Read More…]

Rural Internet inches closer

While still moving at dial-up speed, a recent announcement from Lane Council of Governments offers a hopeful sign that the promise of broadband internet for rural parts of Lane County is getting closer. LCOG—which describes itself as a one-stop destination for services to local governments and agencies in the Lane[Read More…]