Springfield http://klcc.org en Fire Completely Destroys Springfield Plywood And Veneer Mill; Workers Displaced http://klcc.org/post/fire-completely-destroys-springfield-plywood-and-veneer-mill-workers-displaced <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>UPDATE: Thursday 10:00 pm&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>A fast-moving fire engulfed and destroyed the Springfield Plywood and Veneer mill Thursday. No injuries were reported.</p><p>To see a video of the helicopter dropping water on the fire, visit our<a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152264550791033&amp;set=vb.126164826032&amp;type=2&amp;theater"> KLCC Facebook page</a>.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:15:03 +0000 Angela Kellner 17710 at http://klcc.org Fire Completely Destroys Springfield Plywood And Veneer Mill; Workers Displaced Springfield Mural To Feature "The Simpsons," Artists Needed. http://klcc.org/post/springfield-mural-feature-simpsons-artists-needed <p></p><p></p><p>The City of Springfield is partnering with the iconic television show The Simpsons to bring the family to Downtown on a mural. The show is celebrating its 25<sup>th</sup> anniversary. It's the longest running scripted show currently still on the air.</p><p></p><p>The critically acclaimed show featuring Homer, Bart, Maggie and Lisa is set in Springfield. Simpsons Producer Al Jean says they have always been vague about which state the show is set in.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 16651 at http://klcc.org Springfield Mural To Feature "The Simpsons," Artists Needed. Incumbents Hold Onto Their Seats On Lane County Board of Commissioners http://klcc.org/post/incumbents-hold-their-seats-lane-county-board-commissioners <p></p><p>Jay Bozievich and Faye Stewart were not defeated by opponents in the May Primary. They were elected to another 4-year term on the Lane County Board of Commissioners, according to final election results released Friday.</p><p>Bozievich beat Dawn Lesley by 75 votes in the West Lane race, so there won't be a run-off in November.</p><p>Stewart won the East Lane race over four opponents, avoiding a runoff against top challenger Kevin Matthews by just seven votes.</p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 03:46:58 +0000 Angela Kellner 15158 at http://klcc.org Incumbents Hold Onto Their Seats On Lane County Board of Commissioners Simpsons Mural To Be Painted In Springfield http://klcc.org/post/simpsons-mural-be-painted-springfield <p>The Simpsons are coming home to Springfield. Well, on a mural at least. The city is partnering with Simpsons production crew with input from series creator Oregon native Matt Groening. Springfield Community Relations Manager Niel Laudati says the show is a cultural icon now, and it's great the City has a role to play.</p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 18:00:33 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 14781 at http://klcc.org Simpsons Mural To Be Painted In Springfield Pay Recommended for Springfield City Councilors http://klcc.org/post/pay-recommended-springfield-city-councilors <p></p><p>A commission recommends Springfield City Councilors should be paid.&nbsp; KLCC’s &nbsp;Claude Offenbacher reports the question may go to voters in November.</p><p>The Springfield Planning Commission, acting as the Committee for Citizen Involvement, has concluded paying stipends to City Councilors to be justified. The proposal would be to pay 500 dollars to the Mayor and 300 dollars to Councilors monthly. Some Councilors and city staff had prompted a study by the Commission, which then considered the request, taking an Oregon-wide perspective…</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 19:06:27 +0000 Claude Offenbacher 14446 at http://klcc.org Pay Recommended for Springfield City Councilors Two Challengers Face Incumbent For Springfield Position On Lane County Board of Commissioners http://klcc.org/post/two-challengers-face-incumbent-springfield-position-lane-county-board-commissioners <p></p><p>The race for the position representing Springfield on the Lane County Board of Commissioners has attracted two challengers for incumbent Sid Leiken. Political newcomer Charmaine Rehg and Springfield City Councilor Sheri Moore are taking on the career politician.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 07:01:00 +0000 Angela Kellner 13161 at http://klcc.org Two Challengers Face Incumbent For Springfield Position On Lane County Board of Commissioners Lane County Will No Longer Hold Inmates For Federal Immigration Officials http://klcc.org/post/lane-county-will-no-longer-hold-inmates-federal-immigration-officials <p>After a court decision earlier this month, Lane County has changed its policy on holding inmates at the request of federal immigration officials.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:57:37 +0000 Jes Burns 12299 at http://klcc.org Lane County Will No Longer Hold Inmates For Federal Immigration Officials It's A Girl! Halsey Parents Welcome 4th Girl On New Year's Day http://klcc.org/post/its-girl-halsey-parents-welcome-4th-girl-new-years-day <p></p><p>Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend welcomed its first baby of 2014 at 7:26 Wednesday morning. Emma Grace Baer is named after her maternal grandmother. She is the fourth child of Miriam and Levi Baer. Their three other children are all girls under the age of six.</p><p>The couple lives in Halsey, but is originally from Kentucky. They had planned for a homebirth, but opted for the hospital because the baby was found to have a cyst on her lung. Doctors say she appears to be in very good health but will need to be brought in for check-ups over the next few months.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 03:14:05 +0000 Angela Kellner 5756 at http://klcc.org It's A Girl! Halsey Parents Welcome 4th Girl On New Year's Day Veterans Honored in Hometown Fashion http://klcc.org/post/veterans-honored-hometown-fashion <p>From Marines to beauty queens, the 14th Annual Springfield Veteran's Day Parade had the largest number of entries ever. The parade honors all who served in the Armed Services. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert was along the parade route Sunday afternoon and has this report.</p><p>As the parade begins, on-lookers line the streets waving small American flags. Eugene Highlander bagpipe band marches behind the color guard. (bagpipes playing) Excited kids stand at the ready to catch the candy that flies from parade floats. This is one of the ways the city of Springfield pays respect for veterans.</p><p></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 03:50:56 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 2807 at http://klcc.org Veterans Honored in Hometown Fashion Springfield School Bond Fails http://klcc.org/post/springfield-school-bond-fails <p>Springfield School District leaders are disappointed a $62.5 million measure failed to pass Tuesday.</p><p></p><p>The money was sought to upgrade technology, replace Hamlin Middle School and upgrade other school buildings. Devon Ashbridge is Springfield Schools Communications Specialist:</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:57:56 +0000 Rachael McDonald 2578 at http://klcc.org Springfield School Bond Fails