Driving a message in Springfield: Buttigieg, DeFazio tout rural investment

NOEL NASH/CHRONICLE PHOTO From left, Rep. Peter DeFazio, Lane Transit District general manager Aurora Jackson, Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis, and Springfield Mayor Sean VanGordon listen to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday, July 15 at LTD’s station in Glenwood. GLENWOOD – South Lane County is fully charged – just ask[Read More…]

Parade aftermath still sparks debate: City leaders try to explain roles, dispel misinformation

ERIN TIERNEY/CHRONICLE PHOTO It was standing-room only at City Hall on Monday in Creswell as the City Council heard community comments surrounding the Fourth of July parade, conducted without permits. City officials attempted to clarify misinformation about their role in the traditional event. CRESWELL – It was standing-room only at[Read More…]

Proud Boys won’t be in Bohemia Mining Days parade

COTTAGE GROVE – The Bohemia Mining Days’ two-day festival and parades will continue without interruption, president Don Williams said Friday morning, after members of the Proud Boys extremist group said they would not try to participate in events.  On Thursday, Williams told The Chronicle that BMD’s parade chairman told him[Read More…]

Crowds swell, celebrate holiday; police manage public safety concerns

BOB WILLIAMS/FLASHBOX STUDIO LCSO Sgt. Scott Denham cautions parade participants regarding safety codes; horses, a bicyclist, pedestrians, and cars and trucks made for a congested intersection CRESWELL – Police in Creswell say that the unauthorized parade in the early afternoon on July 4 was kept under control and did not[Read More…]

Fireworks Co. president calls out Creswell schools; parade draws nearly 1K; ‘Proud Boys’ rally fizzles

BRADLEY COOK/FLASHBOX STUDIO As fireworks explode above, a brush fire gains intensity during the Creswell Chamber of Commerce fireworks show Sunday, July 4, on the old Bald Knob Mill property along Highway 99. Note: This story was updated at 5:10 p.m., Wednesday, July 7 CRESWELL – The City’s annual Fourth[Read More…]

Update: Creswell fireworks fire ‘contained’

The fireworks display put on by the Creswell Chamber tonight sparked a fire on the Bald Knob property, near where the fireworks were set off. BRAD COOK/For The Chronicle – VIDEO: – CRESWELL – Amidst a cacophony of official and unofficial fireworks displays around Creswell on Sunday, July 4,[Read More…]