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 By Cody Warren    News    November 21, 2019 

New Heights - On a quest for glory, growth

Near the border of Argentina and Chile, the world's tallest active volcano stands waiting for its next contestant. Ojos del Salado has seen many men try to conquer its steep and icy summit on...

 By Erin Tierney    News    November 7, 2019

Biggest Horse Seize in County Fueled by Neighbors' Complaints

CRESWELL – Strained whinnies pierced through a grassless pasture, bouncing off gnawed barn doors while animal control seized 61 severely neglected horses from a horse trainer on Oct. 30. "This is...

 By Gini Davis    News    November 7, 2019

Halloween a real 'treat'

Families keeping it local for Halloween were in for a real treat as they trick-or-treated, with at least six events in Creswell on Oct. 31 where kids met up with friends, showed off their costumes,...

 By Erin Tierney    News    October 31, 2019

Measles Carrier Visited Creswell

CRESWELL – Two new measles cases were confirmed in Oregon, and one of those infected made a stop in Creswell on Monday, Oct. 21, according to Lane County Public Health officials. A Lane County resident and a visitor to Washington County were...

 By Jen Blue    News    October 31, 2019

Month-Long Transportation Project Underway on Oregon Avenue

CRESWELL – The well-known stretch of Oregon Avenue that runs over the railroad tracks between Front and Mill streets is often congested on most days, leading to an uneven symphony of honking horns...

 By Erin Tierney    News    October 24, 2019

Businesses shift, reshape downtown

CRESWELL – Downtown Creswell is shifting and reshaping, and the proof is behind the “closed for renovations,” “coming soon” and “now open” signs taped on Oregon Avenue storefronts. While Creswell bid adieu to a handful of businesses...

 By Aliya Hall    News    October 24, 2019


CRESWELL – When a disaster happens in the area, the more trained hands on deck the better. That's why South Lane County Fire & Rescue offers Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. Fo...

 By Gini Davis    News    October 24, 2019

FRN donors help families write success stories

CRESWELL – During a fundraiser dinner held Oct. 18 in the Creswell High School commons, guest speaker Elizabeth Harter, at left, of Creswell, shares her family's experiences utilizing respite care,... Full story

 By Erin Tierney    News    October 17, 2019

Council tosses out 'not a nuisance' protest

CRESWELL – After the word hit in September that the Whistle Stop building on South Mill Street was to be abated, property owner Carlton Garton penned a letter of protest to City Recorder Roberta Tharp. “I have performed clean up work and believe...

 By Gini Davis    News    October 17, 2019

Library showcases expansion, says 'thanks'

About 150 guests circulated through the airy, expanded space at Creswell Library on Saturday, Oct. 12 as the library celebrated the near-completion of its 10-year expansion project. Library board...

 By Aliya Hall    News    October 17, 2019

Mayor's Ball shines for Armory fundraiser

COTTAGE GROVE – Twinkling lights against black curtains, gold stars hanging from the armory ceiling and blue-white stars decorating the stage truly made the Mayor's Ball on Oct. 12 as "Timeless as...


Creswell native, LCSO chief deputy is FBI grad

Lane County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) Chief Deputy Carl Wilkerson Jr., a Creswell native, recently completed one of the toughest challenges available to local law enforcement officers: the FBI National...

 By Gini Davis    News    October 3, 2019

'CATCH' healthy behaviors

CRESWELL - Bolstered by a $20,000 Lane County Public Health (LCPH) grant, Creswell Middle School is out to "CATCH" students eating healthy foods and being physically active. The two-pronged...

 By Joseph Blum    News    August 22, 2019

Blue Valley Bistro to unveil McKenzie Allison mural

Since 2010, when Seth and Melissa Clark bought the Blue Valley Bistro – formerly Creswell Coffee Co. and thought of as “Creswell's living room” – the community-minded couple has used the shop’s walls and environment to showcase local...

 By Susan Blachnik    News    May 23, 2019

Good news brewing for food pantry, kitchen project

APRIL UPDATES In April, Community Food for Creswell was awarded $20,000 from the Elizabeth S. Holden Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, toward the Community-use Commercial Kitchen project. Our g...

 By Gini Davis    News    May 16, 2019

Kindergarten moms feted with pre-Mother's Day tea

Creslane kindergarten's annual Mother's Tea illustrated just how special mom is, on Mother's Day and every day. The event was held May 10 in all four kindergarten classrooms. Moms were treated to tea...

 By Aliya Hall    News    May 2, 2019

Committee learns how to find best-fit superintendent

The Creswell School Board has 26 applicants for its superintendent position after more than 30,000 people were emailed about the job opening, said Sarah Herb, executive search specialist for the...


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