Back to class doesn’t need to result in lunchroom waste

A few months ago, I was lucky to meet a Springfield School District school cafeteria employee during a community event. I was handing out materials about preventing wasted food when she relayed what her school was doing to avoid wasted food. As a sustainability professional and Springfield taxpayer, I was[Read More…]

Help save The Chronicle: 114-year-old paper needs financial support – now

A few weeks ago while attending a business-networking luncheon, a woman stood and gave a testimonial regarding The Chronicle. Sitting among business leaders positioned around long tables, I had no idea where the speaker might be going with her comments. She wasn’t an advertiser and there had been no specific[Read More…]

Fifty First Names Only: August 

Noel Nash, publisher  I had an opportunity to participate in a mock interview event as part of the Lane County CPT program. It was hosted at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce on Main St. Garrett, who runs Summer Jobs Program, organized the event in partnership with Paige at the [Read More…]

Mismanagement of lands causing grief in wildfire season

As I sit here writing this, the hazy air brings up anxiety reminiscent of September 2020. It also brings up frustrations over the continued mismanagement of our federally managed state lands. I’m Melinda Montgomery. My roots in Lane County go back to the 1850s when my great-great grandfather Parvin settled[Read More…]



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