Former Officer Takes Department to Court

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The City of Springfield appears ready to take on a former police officer in court as he challenges his termination. John Umenhofer lost his job earlier in the year. He’s claiming the department let him go because of his efforts to bring to light various acts of misconduct by staff. Both the … Continue reading »

Glenwood Redevelopment Talks Continue

GLENWOOD, Ore. — The city of Springfield is pushing forward with plans to redevelop Glenwood and it’s evaluating the role the county will play in the project. The Candlewood Suites are a fresh example of new development on Franklin Boulevard in Glenwood. But it’s only the start of an expansive plan to change the face … Continue reading »

Simpsons Mural Painting Nearly Complete

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The city of Springfield will be unveiling the highly anticipated Simpson’s mural Monday afternoon, but already crowds are starting to gather to get a sneak peek while the artists put the finishing touches on the project. Monday afternoon, the city of Springfield will have a block party to unveil the mural. The … Continue reading »

New Archery Range Opens to Public

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The city of Springfield celebrated the official opening of a new archery range at Clearwater Park on Saturday. With 17 targets from 7 to 60 yards and 10 to 50 meters, the outdoor range is the only one of its kind in the area, as well as, just one of a few … Continue reading »

OSP Chases Down California Driver

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A 19-year old California woman was taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation after she reportedly led police on a chase in Springfield just after midnight on Sunday morning. Oregon State Police say they tried to pull the woman over for a traffic violation on South A Street and 16th, but … Continue reading »

Springfield Looks Ahead to 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Mayor Christine Lundberg said things are looking up for the city of Springfield as businesses boom all around town. During her 2014 Springfield State of the City¬†Address, she spoke about embracing the city’s diversity and adapting to the changes its currently going through. 2013 was a year of change and revitalization for … Continue reading »

Springfield Residents Clean Up

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Organizers of this year’s Springfield Spring Clean-Up said people were lined up hours before the gates opened Saturday morning.¬†This was the free event’s 25th year. Participants had to show proof of their Springfield residency to drop off all their unwanted items. While organizers take just about everything, they say they shoot for … Continue reading »

Mayor Lundberg to give State of the City

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Mayor Christine Lundberg will deliver her State of the City address on Wednesday, January 16th. The City of Springfield starts the new year off strong. Last November, voters approved Measure 20-195, a five-year levy for Springfield jail operations and police services. Voters also passed the Willamalane Parks and Recreation District Bond Measure … Continue reading »

Free Science Workshops at Library

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield Public Library will host two, two-hour science workshops for 6th – 8th graders over the winter break. The workshops are presented by S.P.I.C.E. from the University of Oregon. The workshops run from 1-3 p.m. each day. There is a limit of 20 participants per class, so pre-registration is required. To … Continue reading »