No longer sheltered …

Armitage Park in north Eugene is a favorite for river floaters and fishermen and can be very busy on a warm day. Social distancing can be a challenge in the parking lot. Like a heavy, wet snowfall, COVID-19 sweeps over communities, clearing our streets of people, traffic and many of[Read More…]


The dunes remain a place where solitude and simplicity can still be found. Frank Armendariz/The Chronicle FLORENCE – The Oregon dunes began to form about 100,000 years ago and are now among Oregon’s oldest geological features. To add a little perspective, 100,000 ago was about the time the Cascade Mountain[Read More…]

Bobcat Released Into Wild

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife officials safely released a male juvenile bobcat into the wild last week. Based on its teeth, the bobcat was at least six months old; it was released on BLM land in Lane County. ODFW’s evaluation of the bobcat showed it to be healthy. It[Read More…]