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Celebrating opening of new clinic

SPRINGFIELD - G Street Integrated Health, a nonprofit health clinic at 1435 G St., opened its doors to Springfield in October 2019, and made it official with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Feb. 20. The...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 27, 2020 

Springfield wants its own slice of TrackTown -Indoor track proposed on Glenwood riverfront

SPRINGFIELD - By 2021, a new structure could grace the vacant land along Glenwood's riverfront. An indoor track facility has recently been proposed to fulfill that space, which would complement the...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 27, 2020 

City Council weighs property annexation request

SPRINGFIELD - During the Feb. 19 Springfield City Council meeting, the council heard two ordinance first readings regarding a property annexation for a health hazard abatement issue and amending code...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 20, 2020

Cities open doors to affordable housing

SPRINGFIELD - In the Springfield-Eugene area, affordable housing has been a concern for citizens. Together, the cities of Springfield and Eugene are working toward updating their 2020 Consolidated Pla...

 

District expanding dual immersion program

SPRINGFIELD - The Dual Immersion Committee presented its program recommendation to the Springfield School Board as the district rolls out an expansion of dual immersion curriculum into middle school....

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 13, 2020

Timber leaders discuss industry challenges

SPRINGFIELD - Leaders in the local timber community came together last week at the Springfield City Club meeting to discuss the importance of timber in Oregon and the challenges facing the industry...

 

A welcome sign

Springfield's new landmark greets a log truck returning to town from the McKenzie Highway. The wood and steel sign was installed Friday, Feb. 7, by Urban Lumber Company....

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 13, 2020

Oregon Humanities discussion illuminates technology's impact

SPRINGFIELD — As part of the the Oregon Humanities’ nationwide conversation project, Springfield residents last week participated in a discussion about technology and how it affects humanity....

 

Thurston Hills, forestry, trails assessment released

THURSTON - A revised Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Thurston Hills Non-Motorized Trails and Forest Management Project was released last week and includes five alternatives for the project. The...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 13, 2020

Creative kids: City Hall hosts Young Artists Gallery

SPRINGFIELD - Kids are massive generators and art, though their work is not often put on public display. As the chair of the Young Artists Gallery Committee in the Springfield Arts Commission, Summer...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    February 6, 2020

Dropping 'book barriers' - BookFest organizers hold fundraiser at PublicHouse

SPRINGFIELD - Summer reading is critical for students still learning to read, which is why Connected Lane County (CLC) and United Way of Lane County have created the community-wide book drive,...

 

Exploregon: The Backstories - Hell's Canyon Scenic Byway in winter? 'Hell' yes!

There are places in the Pacific Northwest that are hammered with tourists in the late spring, summer and early fall. But these remote outposts are often somewhat deserted when winter settles in. My wi...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 30, 2020

Springfield's next level - Lundberg plans to push City forward

SPRINGFIELD – As Springfield continues expanding and growing, Mayor Christine Lundberg said she wants to be there to help facilitate it. After serving as mayor for 10 years, serving 20 years on the...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 30, 2020

'Sense of Urgency' - Eyster outlines campaign for mayor

SPRINGFIELD – Longtime resident and community leader Mike Eyster launched his 2020 mayoral campaign last week because, he said, for all of its successes, the city could be achieving even more....

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 30, 2020

Books & Brew boasts 'best year yet'

SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Public Library is like the community's living room, according to Springfield Public Library Foundation President Sheryl Eyster. This makes the library's annual Books...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 30, 2020

Tribal Education coming to Oregon curriculum

SPRINGFIELD - During the Jan. 27 school board work session, the board received an update from Elementary Director Suzanne Price about Senate Bill 13 Tribal Education, and how the school board will be...

 
 By Noel Nash    News    January 23, 2020

Cottage Grove Chamber: Glitz, glamour and goodwill

COTTAGE GROVE – On an evening with the glitz and flare of "A Red Carpet Event," it was the humble, down-home acceptance speeches from the honorees that stole the show during the Cottage Grove Area...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 23, 2020

Marching for Martin Luther King Jr.

SPRINGFIELD - In his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable web of mutuality, tied in a...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 23, 2020

Library kicks off winter author celebration

SPRINGFIELD - Vikings have gained a reputation in present-day views of history for pillaging villages in England, but Oregon author William "Bill" Sullivan suggests that the Vikings were more...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 23, 2020

Built by the McKenzie River

SPRINGFIELD - When it comes to local rivers, Springfield Museum Curator Maddie McGraw said people tend to first think of the Willamette, though the McKenzie River has a long and meandering history of...

 

'Inspiring excellence' - Springfield Chamber Awards

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce staff, from left: Max Molzahn, Paige Sharpe, Judy Clark, Elora Kelsh, Vonnie Mikkelsen, Dani Thompson, Natasha Boska, and Phil Morton....

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 16, 2020

'Vision, Guts, Gravitas'

SPRINGFIELD - As Mayor Christine Lundberg reflected on the City's strides during Monday's Springfield State of the City Address, her eyes remain fixed on the future. "We will move into the future...

 

Eyster says he's running for mayor

SPRINGFIELD - Mike Eyster is running for Springfield mayor this year, he announced on Tuesday. "I'm running for mayor because I care deeply about Springfield," he said. "As a champion for our city and...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 16, 2020

Springfield wants to keep Preschool Promise Program

SPRINGFIELD - January has been a busy month for the Springfield School District. Along with doing the legwork to apply for the Student Success Act funding, the district is also working to keep major...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    January 9, 2020

Council weighs annexations

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield City Council this week set its sights on the future development of Main Street and the Gateway area at its Jan. 6 meeting. The meeting kicked off with Melissa Cariñ,...

 

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