City Approves Funds for Fire Victims

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Help is on the way for those forced from their apartments after it was deemed unfit to live. During Monday’s council meeting, councilors talked about dipping into the general fund to help those who can longer live at the Main Street building because it doesn’t meet fire and other city codes. The … Continue reading »

Changes Coming to Main Street

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Two heavily used roads in Springfield could be getting a major makeover. Travelers depend on Main St. and McVay Hwy. to get to the downtown area or to LCC. As the population grows and as development in the Glenwood area continues, the city is studying both roads in order to find ways to … Continue reading »

Main Street Bridge Work Begins

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Drivers who cross the Willamette River on Main Street might want to take a different route Monday and Tuesday. Traffic will go down to a single lane on the westbound bridge, as Oregon Department of Transportation crews inspect the bridge. Thursday night from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the westbound bridge will … Continue reading »

Planners to Discuss Future of Main St

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — As the city of Springfield continues to grow, planners are looking to revitalize the Main Street Corridor. The corridor runs from downtown to Thurston. The last time the city gave it a major makeover was in the late 1980s, and planners say it’s about time for another one. They say they want … Continue reading »

Crash Site Has Dangerous History

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A yellow light flashes when a pedestrian is ready to cross Main at 50th in Springfield. “Pedestrian activates the flashing beacon and it’s very, it really has a very bright yellow light that really captures motorists attention, supposed to capture their attention and then when they, and they’re supposed to stop,” said … Continue reading »

Three Arrested In Springfield Attack

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police tried to detain three suspects at an apartment Saturday morning after neighbors say they attacked a man. “The kick in team or entry team, they all went in about 12 or 15 of them. They went inside and were in there for probably at least an hour and a half … Continue reading »