Letters to the Editor

Creswell railroad tracks much improved

Dear Editor, To the railroad employees and ODOT, a big kudos to all of you for fixing the main railroad track in town. It is so much smoother and nicer. Also, a huge thank you for repainting those arrows, for turning left and going straight on Oregon Avenue. As it[Read More…]

Women, life, freedom

Dear Editor, On Sept. 16, a 22-year-old Iranian-Kurdish girl named Mahsa Amini was beaten to death by the morality police in Tehran, Iran. Her only crime was that she had shown a few strands of her hair from under her hijab (head covering). Her death led to widespread protests against[Read More…]

CG resident grateful for Eugene’s help with policing

Dear Editor: I want to publicly praise the City of Eugene’s elected and appointed officials. For decades, they’ve maintained a commitment to use their resources and influence to support the needs of the rural communities that surround it. Today, citizens in Cottage Grove, Creswell, Florence, and Veneta would not have[Read More…]

Alan Stout right choice for Springfield

Dear Editor, Springfield has a chance to elect an excellent state representative in Alan Stout this November for Springfield House District 7.  A business owner who understands how increasing taxes and inflation in Oregon impacts the working families of Springfield, he will fight to decrease state regulations to make it[Read More…]

Congrats to chalk artists

Dear Editor:  On Friday, Sept. 30 during the Cottage Grove Art Walk, the first annual Cottage Grove Chalk Fest filled the sidewalks with chalk art.  Thank you to the volunteers and to all the businesses who donated prizes. It was very hard to choose just one or two artists from[Read More…]

Cottage Grove police behavior should be focus

Dear Editor:  I’m writing as a concerned citizen. Thank you for covering the police beating near Main Street. I know it takes courage to cover a controversial topic as some in our town threaten others for even speaking of it. I’m writing however because the article does not do the[Read More…]

Support strikers seeking a living wage

Dear Editor:  As a retired member to the Teacher’s Union, I would like to call attention to the Cottage Grove community members who are maintaining picket lines at the shuttered Latham Weyerhaeuser mill. They are standing 24/7 through cold lonely nights, rain, and without wages. It is not just here[Read More…]

Residents fight fires together

Dear Editor, You had an article in your last paper about the need for a fire department up here in the Dorena-Disston area. As a matter of fact, we do have an unofficial fire department with three fire trucks and about 20 “fire trailers” that George Swain has helped folks[Read More…]



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