From the Editor’s Desk

Black, white and read all over: Chronicle celebrates expansion, relationships

BRAD COOK / THE CHRONICLE – From left: Erin Tierney, executive editor; Ryleigh Norgrove, reporter; Noel Nash, owner and publisher; and Denise Nash, chief operations officer and co-owner at the Cottage Grove ribbon cutting event. What’s that saying? Is it always darkest before dawn? We haven’t been shy about sharing[Read More…]

Boomerang memories

Cylindrical holes carved into the bank at Fall Creek in the Willamette National Forest bustle with tiny lifeforms. Erin Tierney/The Creswell Chronicle I spent last weekend puttering along at Fisherman’s Point in Fall Creek, a spacious campsite made full with friends, crackling firepits and the sound of clinking bottles. When[Read More…]

In response to Spencer’s letter

Editor’s note: This column is in response to a letter to the editor in the Jan. 24 edition, entitled “In response to ethics column” written by community member Bill Spencer. Thank you, Bill Spencer, for expressing your thoughts in last week’s edition regarding the findings of the Creswell School Board[Read More…]

MEDIA ALLOWED. ACCESS DENIED. INVESTIGATION CONCLUDES. Part 5 – Ethics Commission dismisses Creswell School Board case

In April 2018, this reporter filed a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission (OEC) alleging that I was unjustly booted from an executive session at a Creswell School Board (CSB) meeting. To briefly recap, the incident occurred on March 14, 2018, when then-Chair Mike Anderson dismissed myself from attending[Read More…]

Chronicle changes political endorsement letter policy

Political campaigns have used newspaper opinion pages as a freebie advertisement space for years. It’s more common than ever for letter-writing campaigns to submit pieces, expecting to be published on the editorial page. These letter-writers are oftentime paid ghostwriters, with content that derives from talking points provided by campaigns. We[Read More…]