Valley lends slow, steady salute on Memorial Day

Nine hundred sixty-eight in World War I. Three thousand, seven hundred fifty-seven in World War II. Two hundred and sixty-nine in the Korean War. Seven hundred and nine in Vietnam. Six in Desert Storm. Sixty-nine in Iraq.  Seventy-four in Afghanistan.  During Monday’s Memorial Day Celebration at the Springfield Veterans Plaza,[Read More…]

Easy being green: Arbor Month celebrates, promotes sustainability

A series of tree-centered events, including tree plantings, will mark Arbor Month in south Lane County following state forester Calvin Mukumoto’s proclamation that all of April is Oregon Arbor Month.  “Trees play an essential role in the lives of Oregonians,” Mukumoto said. “Living through the extreme heat of 2021 and[Read More…]