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 By Aliya Hall    News    October 10, 2019 

Springfield's own Magnum P.I.

SPRINGFIELD – For the Oregon Association of Licensed Investigators (OALI) meeting happening on Nov. 2, Springfield P.I. Bill Lioio has been asked to give a talk; the title of his presentation: "The...

 

Dark skies loom over Patrician residents

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield City Council’s meeting room was packed for the third reading of a controversial proposed rezoning ordinance of the Patrician Mobile Home Park Monday night. In March, park owner Richard Boyles of Urban Transitions LLC...

 

'Everything is a design decision'

SPRINGFIELD – With many irons in the fire, Springfield architect Jenna Fribley goes beyond the standard definition of what an architect is and does. She and Kelsey Buzzell are co-owners of Campfire...

 

New boutique helps provide medical care for community

SPRINGFIELD – You might call the building fairly nondescript, with an aging blue metal overhang, residing between other buildings ranging from a truck-rental outlet and local convenience store....

 
 By Jen Blue    News    October 3, 2019

Crafts + Cider

SPRINGFIELD – Last weekend at Bring Recycling Director of Operations Steven Colbert instructs young orchardist Wiley Bucolo in how to press apples into cider for Wildcraft Cider Works' 5th annual...

 
 By Jen Blue    News    October 3, 2019

75 & feelin' fine

The storm clouds parted and the sun was shining Sunday as Willamalane Park & Recreation District celebrated its 75th anniversary with a sprawling community hoopla at Willamalane Park in...

 

@ THE LIBRARY

SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Public Library is now offering several promotional items for sale at their front desk, in addition to other items provided by Friends of the Springfield Public Library...

 

$8K WON'T CUT IT

SPRINGFIELD – Residents at the Patrician Mobile Home Park feel like their ground is being pulled out from under them – literally, and Springfield City Council got an earful from park residents about it at the Sept. 16 meeting. A request came to c...

 

Experts: These days, cougars commonly seen in wild like deer, elk

SPRINGFIELD – The Dorris Ranch cougar sighting in the late morning on Sept. 17 caused a bit of a clamor to locals in the area, but overall, experts say their presence has become all too common. “We’ve constantly gotten reports of (cougar...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 26, 2019

'the ways of the mountain men'

SPRINGFIELD - Tucked away in southern Springfield, Scouts from as far away as Brookings, Corvallis and Lincoln City gathered for the 27th annual Fall Rendezvous, an event hosted by the Oregon Trail...

 

Willamalane's 75th Anniversary Community Celebration

SPRINGFIELD - A giant Ferris wheel, axe-throwing and the unveiling of a new, interactive mural is set to shake up Willamalane Park on Sunday, Sept. 29, from noon to 6 p.m. as part of the recreation...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 19, 2019

Chuck and Alice brings Portland-style boutique downtown

SPRINGFIELD - Throughout the home décor boutique, tokens from the shop's namesake are hung on the walls: Canvas photographs of the couple, Chuck and Alice; a woven deer tapestry that hung in their li...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 19, 2019

Art talks at the 2nd Friday Art Walk

SPRINGFIELD – For Springfield's Colette Govan, the Second Friday Art Walk is one opportunity to see all the changes in town. "There's a lot going on here," she said. The September Second Friday Art...

 

Hope on the horizon for Springfield's homeless

SPRINGFIELD – The Egan Warming Center is hopeful of finding a new location to service the Springfield area this winter. Negotiations are underway for a site that will likely provide at least a...

 

Roadtrip in the Gypsy Rose

My family recently embarked on a four-generation road trip. There were five of us in a small recreational vehicle. Our ages ranged from 7 to 93, including myself; my mom, "Grandma Em"; two of my daugh...

 

Booth-Kelly becoming a hub again

SPRINGFIELD - Booth-Kelly was a central hub for the City of Springfield in its early formation. And recently it has become a center of activity once again. This stems from the unique and interesting,...

 

Mariachi music, traditional dances, food, piñatas at City Hall Sept. 13

SPRINGFIELD – Celebración de la Herencia Hispana & El Grito, the Hispanic Heritage Celebration and El Grito, is being held at Springfield City Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept....

 

OPEN FOR JUSTICE

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Justice Center will be hosting an Open House from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. The Open House will be an opportunity for the community to meet police...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 12, 2019

Making art accessible for everyone

SPRINGFIELD - The goal of the Springfield Arts Commission (SAC) is to make art accessible for everyone in the city. "To me, that means it needs to be very public," SAC Board Chair Daphne Mantis said....

 

City considers adjusting codes to boost development

SPRINGFIELD – City Council members heard recommendations on a new transportation plan, including proposed changes to street connectivity policies, maximum block lengths and adjustments to accommodate multi-unit housing developments. These included...

 

Passport to food, drinks and more

SPRINGFIELD – The second annual Savor Springfield passport event kicked off Thursday, Aug. 29 at Dark & Stormy, located at 420 Main St. in Springfield. The month-long contest concludes with a...

 

Springfield encourages you to join its team

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield School Board has an opening and is currently accepting applications, as are a number of other boards, committees and commissions within the City. The School Board will...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 5, 2019

Springfield Museum, Oregon trail lacemakers weave together exhibit

SPRINGFIELD – It was a "perfect collaboration" between the Springfield Museum and Oregon Trail Lacemakers that made the lacemaking exhibit at the museum such a success, Museum Curator Maddie McGraw...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    September 5, 2019

The RIGHT to ORGANIZE

The Eugene Springfield Solidarity Network was among the groups celebrating Labor Day on Monday at Splash! at Lively Park in Springfield. ESSN's mission states that it "brings together labor unions,...

 

Fate of Patrician Mobile Home Park still undecided

SPRINGFIELD – Citizens filled the seats and lined the walls in the Springfield City Council Chambers for Tuesday night's Council meeting. More than 30 people spoke on the possible rezoning of 13.6 acres of land between Beltline and Game Farm Road...

 

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