Creswell checking off moratorium to-do list

CRESWELL – The city council passed two resolutions this month to address receiving money from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program. The CWSRF “acts like an environmental infrastructure bank by providing below-market rate loans to eligible recipients for water infrastructure projects,” wrote Lauren[Read More…]

7 years of dedication saved Creswell’s historic schoolhouse, Creswell First! takes it from here

It was one of the first stories I stepped into as a reporter for The Chronicle. About eight years ago, the Creswell City Council had a tough decision to make. It was under ownership of a dilapidated one-room schoolhouse in the middle of a residential neighborhood. With no capacity to[Read More…]

Power outages, tree debris dominate post-storm work

As the ice melted and a welcome thaw set over the southern Willamette Valley this week, the rising temperatures matched frustrated residents and volunteers. Lane County, Springfield, Cottage Grove, and Creswell all declared a state of emergency last week – a declaration that should speed resources and help to the[Read More…]

Dangerous ice storm scars cities with damage, causing major disruptions

No community was spared from the intense grips of a relentless ice storm. Blasts of arctic gusts up to 20 miles per hour and an accumulation of up to 4-6 inches of ice brought cities in the Southern Willamette Valley to its knees, prompting power outages that affected thousands and[Read More…]



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