Coloring contest winners

Coloring contest season is always a joy for both children and The Chronicle team. Dozens of kids showcased their artistic talents, and Denise Nash, co-owner of The Chronicle, shows off her own skill set by creating creative baskets for the winners with handpicked and handmade items tailored to the season.[Read More…]

Cottage Theatre’s Into the Woods: A darkly delightful production

Review: Yes, it’s happily ever after, at least until reality bites. That’s also when the Cottage Theatre’s production of Into the Woods shifts from a whimsical journey through the heroes of Grimm’s fairy tales to a dark and twisted story of hopes, dreams and, most importantly, wishes.  Cue the musical’s[Read More…]

A good scare

BOB WILLIAMS / THE CHRONICLEDespite the autumn chill, large crowds came out to see what horrors could be found at Dorris Ranch during Willamalane’s haunted hayride last weekend.  For those who love the Halloween season, Willamalane is happy to oblige with spooktacular events planned throughout October.  Despite the autumn chill[Read More…]

Downtown Springfield LTD station dedicated to DeFazio

A ‘SWEET’ SEND-OFF SPRINGFIELD –  Thirty-six. Count ‘em. Thirty six white and blue balloons strung around the Lane Transit District Downtown Station last week. Thirty-six years of representing Oregon’s 4th Congressional District.  Last week, area leaders gathered to “welcome home” Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Springfield), who will retire from office in[Read More…]

Smile! It’s contagious

SPRINGFIELD – It’s the little things that make days a bit brighter sometimes. Lane Transit District celebrated World Smile Day on Oct. 7, with its bus operators and staff wearing smiley face buttons. “We started this in the pandemic, and everyone loved it. We decided to bring it back for[Read More…]

Mill strikers hold the line

More than 1,100 sawmill workers, log truck drivers, and loggers are picketing Weyerhaeuser Corporation sawmills in Oregon and Washington, the first walkout to hit the giant lumber producer in 36 years. After four weeks on the picket line, workers are feeling the impact — but union organizers say morale is[Read More…]

Homeless shelter bid awarded

COTTAGE GROVE – Carry it Forward, a Lane County non-profit that serves unhoused people, has been awarded $ 200,000 annual contract with the City of Cottage Grove to run the shelter site off of Highway 99.  “I feel that this is the best bite we can make,” councilor Kenneth Roberts[Read More…]