Community Challenge Kicks Off Tuesday

EUGENE, Ore. — You can shake up your winter commute next week and win some pretty cool prizes along the way. The Business Commute Mini Challenge kicks off Tuesday and runs for three days. Organizers are asking people to bike, walk, bus or carpool to work. The more you participate, the more chances you have … Continue reading »

GMO Issue on Benton County Ballot

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A measure to ban GMOs out in the open will be on Benton County ballots in May. Last month, Benton Food Freedom submitted an initiative to get the measure on the ballot. It had enough valid signatures to move ahead. Organizers say the measure is about protecting area soil, water, air, and … Continue reading »

RRR: Recycling Unwanted Lights

EUGENE, Ore. — Now that the holidays are over, there’s a way to get rid of those unwanted lights, even the ones that don’t work anymore. You can drop them off at NextStep Recycling in Eugene. They’ll then refurbish the ones that work and use the ones that don’t for copper recovery. They say to … Continue reading »

Sister City Program Picks Up Trees

MEDFORD, Ore. – Saturday and Sunday, the Medford Alba Sister City Association is picking up Christmas trees in Jacksonville and within Medford city limits. Donations collected will help send 29 students from North Medford, Saint Mary’s and South Medford High Schools to Alba, Italy in March, for their student exchange program. The students are hoping … Continue reading »

Eugene Names Bold Steps Award Finalists

EUGENE, Ore. — Three Eugene-based companies are now finalists for the city’s Bold Steps Award. The finalists include Cafe Yumm, Essex Construction, and Thermo Fisher Scientific. The city says Cafe Yumm is a finalist because all of its restaurants are built to LEED standards, and one location has a solar-powered electric vehicle charging station. Essex … Continue reading »

Reedsport Fined for Sewage Leak

REEDSPORT, Ore. — The City of Reedsport is facing major fines to the tune of $2,000. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued the fines after they say the city released raw sewage into Providence Creek. They also cited the city for not telling the public in a timely manner. The leak was caused by … Continue reading »

OSU Holds Surplus Sale at Co-ops

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University’s co-ops closed down this year, and now you can get good deals on remaining furniture. The sale is at Avery House and Azalea House through Wednesday on the corner of Madison Avenue and 11th Street. You can get bargains on tons of items, such as used couches, refrigerators and … Continue reading »

Christmas Tree Recycling

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s that time of year–Christmas tree recycling. Lane Forest Products in Eugene started taking trees on Friday. They’re open seven days a week and take all trees, including flocked trees, but they request folks to remove all decorations before dropping them off. “We recycle all the trees. We grind them up and … Continue reading »

New E-Recycling Rules Coming in January

EUGENE, Ore. — The new year is about two weeks away, which means it’s time to think about all those new resolutions, and in some cases, new rules. Changes are in store come Jan. 1 for turning in old electronics. Retailers must follow certain requirements under Oregon’s electronics recycling law. Currently, computers, monitors and television … Continue reading »

Yes on Measure 92 Supporters Concede

SALEM, Ore. — Supporters of a measure requiring labels on genetically modified foods in Oregon are conceding defeat. The Yes on 92 campaign says there are no other legal options left that could lead them to victory. Measure 92 was defeated by just 812 votes out of 1.5 million, triggering an automatic recount. With just … Continue reading »

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