Weekly Clips for June 27

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This week’s top highlights…

Springfield, Creswell to put  best foot Fourth next week
Between Springfield and Creswell Fourth of July celebrations, the southern Willamette Valley in one week will transform into a patriotic paradise. Springfield’s 19th annual Light of Liberty Celebration will pack…
Springfield, Creswell to put  best foot Fourth next week
Between Springfield and Creswell Fourth of July celebrations, the southern Willamette Valley in one week will transform into a patriotic paradise. Springfield’s 19th annual Light of Liberty Celebration will pack…
2nd city council recall attempt sticks
City Recorder: Cottage Grove special election scheduled July 30 COTTAGE GROVE – Chief petitioner Michael Borke has done what he was unable to last year: collect enough valid signatures to…
2nd city council recall attempt sticks
City Recorder: Cottage Grove special election scheduled July 30 COTTAGE GROVE – Chief petitioner Michael Borke has done what he was unable to last year: collect enough valid signatures to…
Emmons viable D12 write-in Dem candidate in fall
Although Darin Harbick won the Republican primary vote for District 12 with over 80% of the vote against incumbent Charlie Conrad in the May Primary, he will not be running…
Emmons viable D12 write-in Dem candidate in fall
Although Darin Harbick won the Republican primary vote for District 12 with over 80% of the vote against incumbent Charlie Conrad in the May Primary, he will not be running…
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…
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…
‘Spirit of Bohemia Mining Days’ alive and well three weeks out from makeshift event
COTTAGE GROVE – When the Bohemia Mining Days board decided to cancel the event for 2024, Matthew Hewlett, a BMD board member at the time, asked for permission to put…
‘Spirit of Bohemia Mining Days’ alive and well three weeks out from makeshift event
COTTAGE GROVE – When the Bohemia Mining Days board decided to cancel the event for 2024, Matthew Hewlett, a BMD board member at the time, asked for permission to put…

In case you missed it…

CTE program tackling Oregon’s homeless

PHOTOS PROVIDED Everyone Village, based in Eugene, acts as a temporary address for previously unhoused people who, thanks to Team Oregon Build, now have single-room, transitional shelters with a lock to call home.

Students across middle, high schools helping construct sheds, cottages, planters, and more

Although Constructing a Brighter Future has rebranded itself as Team Oregon Build, a new name doesn’t mean a new direction for the program.

In fact, it will be doubling down on its mission – to address the homeless crisis by building single-room, transitional shelters for unhoused people while providing youth the education and hands-on practice to later enter high-wage, high-demand construction trades – as it expands to reach all nooks and crannies of Oregon.

These shelters are delivered to local housing sites, like Eugene’s Everyone Village.

“When someone comes in Everyone Village, they’re coming from a season of homelessness, and they’ve lost literally everything – not just material possessions and a home, also their self worth, value, and ability to engage in good relationships and have community,” said Gabe Piechowic, co-leader of Everyone Village. “As they come into the village and begin engaging with students who are building their cottages and middle schoolers who are building their garden beds and picnic tables, they are automatically infused into a family.

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