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 By Aliya Hall    News    August 22, 2019 

Developer pitches new hotel

Springfield Developer David Loveall isn’t finished with his plans for Springfield. Loveall, who owns and redesigned the 300 block downtown, pitched the Springfield Utility Board (SUB) about buying...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 22, 2019 

Digital Monsters

If a bird were to fly up to the window, digital artist Josh Searl said he would stare at it for at least 20 minutes. "I love watching them move; I like to see how their wings work and how their moveme...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 15, 2019

PRIDE

Springfield-Eugene Pride held its first march on Aug. 10. Pride activities have been going strong for 28 years, organizers said, but the march was a new installment this year. This year, there were...

 
 By Jen Blue    News    August 8, 2019

Taking a swing at it

On Tuesday, July 23, Emerald Valley Golf & Resort hosted the 45th annual Eugene/Springfield Joint Chamber Golf Classic. Members of the Eugene and Springfield Chamber teed off at 1 p.m. and were...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 1, 2019

Thurston teacher's new series debuts

Family, belonging and ... goblins? These are the themes in local author William Ritter's new series debut, "The Oddmire: Changeling." The book follows two brothers as they "follow a curious map into...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    August 1, 2019

Springfield Briefs

Springfield Night @ the Emeralds Aug. 11 Eugene Emeralds will team up with the City of Springfield for the annual Springfield Community Night on Sunday, Aug. 11 at PK Park. Tickets include the pregame exhibition softball game between the Springfield...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    July 25, 2019

Economic development sparks Springfield's growth

When it comes to highlighting projects and business growth within the past 12 months, City of Springfield Economic Development Director Courtney Griesel compared it to picking a favorite child,...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    July 18, 2019

Stream Team helps clean Springfield's rivers

Outdoor enthusiast Terry Keene said every time he walks his dog down the McKenzie river, he always carries a grocery sack to pick up trash. "I feel real ownership of public land," he said. "I feel eve...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    July 11, 2019

Springfield Museum hosts 'Hops for History' event

Beer and history fans united at PublicHouse on July 2 to help support the Springfield Museum's "Hops for History" fundraiser. With $1 from each pint sold donated to the museum, the event was able to...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    July 11, 2019

East Springfield receives library book drops

Book lovers in eastern Springfield, unite! The Springfield Library has officially opened two satellite return sites at Splash! and the Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation for community...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    July 11, 2019

Springfield Notebook: Following interviews, the search continues

Following last week’s interview process, the City Council directed staff to continue recruiting efforts for the next city manager. The schedule is not yet set. Springfield City Manager Gino Grimaldi retired effective June 30, 2018. The City of...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    July 4, 2019

Bayne Gardner: 'Superhero of Art,'

Muralist Bayne Gardner said he has been interested in the art form for as far back as he can remember. From 7 years old he remembered seeing '80s-style graffiti on TV and in his hometown. "It was some...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    June 27, 2019

Springfield's murals represent city history

Art has always played an important role in Springfield's history. Niel Laudati, legislative and public affairs director for the City, said that before there were the restaurants and shops that drew...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    June 20, 2019

Public has unique chance to meet board

An official public meeting of the SUB board scheduled Thursday, June 20 -- where board members will respond directly to Springfield residents and ratepayers. It’s believed to be a first by an elected board in Springfield. The Springfield Utility...

 
 By Jen Blue    News    June 20, 2019

Just another day...

A couple strolls by one of the most well-known murals, installed by the Old City Artists in 2014, depicting Matt Groening's epic Simpsons characters. This is only one of many murals throughout the...

 

PublicHouse hosts museum fundraiser

The Springfield Museum will be holding a "pint night" fundraiser with the PublicHouse from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2019. One dollar from each pint sold during the event will be donated to the...

 

Springfield High graduation is Friday, June 7

Springfield High School Graduation will be at 7 p.m. at Silke Field, located at 908 N. 10th Ave., Springfield. If rains, graduation will be held in the gym. Class of 2019 will be honoring seven...

 

Thurston High graduation is June 8

Valedictorians: Matthew Hill & Kasey Lightheart Salutatorian: Mariah Hamburg National Honor Society: Marja Annus, Madilyn Colley, Paige Crolley, Michaela Dawes, Alliya Dodson, Leila Dopp, Kaytlyn Foust, Mariah Hamburg, Matthew Hill, Flynn Huston, Kas...

 

The Academy of Arts and Academics Class of 2019

The Academy of Arts and Academics' 86 graduating seniors for the Class of 2019. Graduation begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Springfield High School Auditorium. Ticket required for admission;...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 30, 2019

Sprind City Hall Gallery sends out call for 2020 exhibits

The final deadline is fast approaching for artists hoping to be part of the City Hall Gallery's 2020 exhibit schedule. The Springfield Arts Commission offers artists interested in exhibiting their wor...

 

Memorial Day 2019 - Spring in her step

Kat Romig, 16, of Springfield passes by the Uncle Sam hat painted on the Ken Kesey mural on Tuesday, May 21. The mural, located on the east stucco wall of Plank Town Brewing Company on Main Street in...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 23, 2019

City makes it easier to build 'small units'

The Springfield City Council has changed the development code, hoping to encourage builders to construct smaller housing units, an area city leaders say is necessary as one part of its affordable hous...

 
 By Staff Reports    News    May 23, 2019

Springfield Briefs

Canine calendar contest underway Live in Springfield? Pick up a pet’s waste? That’s all that qualifies residents to enter their dogs for the chance to be featured in the city’s 2020 “Canines for Clean Water” calendar. Many people may not...

 

Businesses supporting National Police Week

Area business owners are stepping up to show support for local law enforcement during National Police Week. Members of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce are engaging in two separate efforts to...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    May 16, 2019

Springfield City moves forward with Comcast settlement

Springfield City Council last week authorized City Manager Gino Grimaldi to execute a settlement agreement with Comcast for payment of additional franchise fees owed, reimbursement for costs...

 

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