Opinion & Editorial

Proud to have PRIDE in Cottage Grove

Dear Editor, As a heterosexual man I am proud that the Cottage Grove City Council majority (5-2) recently voted in favor of the first Pride Month Proclamation. Those opposed were Mayor Solesbee and Councilor Erwin. Mayor Solesbee called it “tribalism” and “identity politics” and that “we speak for all citizens.”[Read More…]

New sports reporter, UO interns add more power to reporting

Chronicle staff report  The Chronicle – the only hyper-local, locally-owned newspaper covering Springfield, Thurston, Cottage Grove, Creswell, and Pleasant Hill high school sports teams – has hired University of Oregon graduate McKenzie Days as its new reporter, replacing Pierre Weil. Days, a Brooklyn, N.Y., native, graduated in 2023 from UO with[Read More…]

TrackTown: A legacy owned by generations

In an article for Eugene Magazine’s Summer 2008 issue, Vin Lananna—former University of Oregon head track & field coach—wrote, “The spirit of TrackTown USA isn’t confined to the track at Hayward Field. Walkers, joggers and runners fill the beautiful trails that wind throughout Eugene and the surrounding hills. Runners of[Read More…]

Creating climate-friendly and equitable communities 

In November 2022, a coalition of cities and one county filed a lawsuit relating to the Climate Friendly and  Equitable Community (CFEC) rules adopted by the Land Conservation and Development Commission. The CFEC rules were adopted in response to former Gov. Kate Brown’s Executive Order which directed state agencies to[Read More…]



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