SLCF&R

Finding a way forward

Editor’s note: The Chronicle reached out to area leaders and residents for their ideas on how our communities might heal and move forward in a positive manner following social media posts by SLCF&R Fire Chief John Wooten and his statements after those posts came to light. In some cases, people[Read More…]

New fire station plans ‘on ice’

CRESWELL — South Lane County Fire & Rescue will not be pursuing the bond measure for the proposed new fire station in Creswell in November, Division Chief Joe Raade said on Tuesday, citing financial impacts because of the Coronavirus.   “There are a lot of people unemployed because of the[Read More…]

Radcliffe resignation statement

I, Jennifer Radcliffe, hereby resign my director position on the South Lane County Fire & Rescue Board. It has been an honor to serve this community for over five years.  As the most senior member of this board, I am very proud of the many positive strides that have been[Read More…]

SLCF&R board reinstates Wooten

Some board members met at South Lane County Fire & Rescue in Cottage Grove, 233 E. Harrison Ave. on June 18 to consider the fire chief’s reinstatement or discipline. ERIN TIERNEY/THE CHRONICLE COTTAGE GROVE —  South Lane County Fire & Rescue Chief John Wooten was reinstated last week, after being[Read More…]

Wooten investigation ongoing

South Lane County Fire & Rescue Chief John Wooten was placed on leave last week. COTTAGE GROVE – It’ll be another week before the South Lane Fire County Fire & Rescue board reconvenes to discuss the investigation of fire Chief John Wooten’s alleged personal Facebook posts dating back two months,[Read More…]

Wooten: New station would be district hub

South Lane County Fire & Rescue Chief John Wooten provided artist conceptual drawing and architectural schematics for the new station at this week’s Creswell City Council Work Session. Erin Tierney/The Chronicle CRESWELL – South Lane County Fire & Rescue Chief John Wooten this week updated Creswell City Council on current[Read More…]