What off season?

A trip down ‘Memory Lane’ SPRINGFIELD — With 1,100 blueberry plants and two staff members, Memory Lane Berrie’s winter season is perhaps more labor-intensive than the summer season of production.  “People think it’s the offseason and it’s not, there’s a lot of work to do,” said Dani Miller, co-owner of[Read More…]

High school sports zone highlights of 2022

Creswell, Cottage Grove host World’s Best From July 15-24 Lane County hosted the World Athletic Championships, the biggest track and field competition in the world. 179 nations competed in the Championships, and two of those nations made special connections to two towns in our area. Creswell hosted the Finnish National[Read More…]

Running history finds home at Dorris Ranch

SPRINGFIELD — When you see someone do the impossible, everything becomes possible.  That’s what former olympian Ben Blankenship hopes to bring to sustainability – and Springfield, too.  Blankenship is the founder of Endless Mileage, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering sustainable environments and programming that inspires the next generation of[Read More…]

Inn’s 75 residents evicted

Last week, a multi-jurisdictional inspection was conducted at GuestHouse Inn & Suites in cooperation with the Eugene Springfield Fire Marshal’s Office, the City of Springfield Building Official, City of Springfield Code Enforcement, and the Springfield Police Department. The inspection resulted in the abrupt moving of the inn’s 75 residents.  The[Read More…]

Gift supports children’s literature programs for the Springfield Library

SPRINGFIELD — Elementary school children in Springfield will benefit from a legacy donation made to the Springfield Public Library Foundation to honor the late Springfield community member Kate Wallace. The sizable gift of $100,000 will support children’s library materials for years to come.  The Kate Wallace Endowment Fund, established by[Read More…]

On the rise

Springfield extends Buick construction  SPRINGFIELD — Officials extended funding to transform the parking lot near the old Buick dealership into a mixed-use residential building, in the hopes of promoting economic vitality downtown and to bring new life to the historic corner.  “What we hope to bring to Springfield is energy,”[Read More…]

Arrow Park amenities on point

SPRINGFIELD – A frigid 40-degree wind chill wasn’t going to stop anyone from visiting newly opened Arrow Park. With red cheeks and puffy coats, Yolanda Elementary students took a recess to shoot basketballs, swing on the swing set, spin on the merry-go-round and glide down the slide. Willamalane staff also[Read More…]

Springfield, Eugene get thumbs up on renewable energy project

A Eugene-Springfield renewable energy project led to regional and national awards for the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC). The MWMC was honored with the National Environmental Achievement Award in Resource Recovery from the National  Association of Clean Water Agencies and an award for Excellence in Resource Recovery from the Pacific[Read More…]