In the Garden: Berry Preps

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s summertime, and now’s the time you’re enjoying your raspberries, your blackberries, but it’s also time to start thinking about next year’s crop. You need to get your gloves and your pruners out because raspberries and blackberries actually grow by suckers. So if you don’t prune them, they’re just going to take … Continue reading »

Recycling Bin or Trash?

EUGENE, Ore. — Most of us have recycled for years, but that doesn’t mean we’re doing it right. Lane County Waste Reduction Specialist Sarah Grimm says there are many items that get thrown in recycling that can’t be recycled, like paper cups and food containers. And some items are illegal to throw away, like motor … Continue reading »

City of Eugene Sowing Seeds

EUGENE, Ore — The City of Eugene is sowing seeds and ensuring native habitats stay native. The City’s Parks and Open Space department oversees over 70 developed parks and over 2,500 acres of open space. If there’s a renovation project, plants and seeds are required. In 2006, the city opted to cultivate its own seeds … Continue reading »

Exterminators Respond to Yellow Jackets

EUGENE, Ore. — The hot, dry weather we’re seeing is the perfect breeding ground for yellow jackets and wasps. Researchers at Oregon State’s Department of Horticulture say this year is very similar to last year. They’ve taken quite a few calls this month for bald faced hornets in the Corvallis area. “The yellow jacket activity … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Honey Bees

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s August, and this month we celebrate honey bees. August 16th is National Honey Bee Day. It’s a great time to remember to issues honey bees face. Obviously, the news of misused pesticides is one, but there are also other challenges that they face. There are viruses and diseases that are being … Continue reading »

New Container Redemption Policies

Note: The text of this story has been updated since its original publish date. EUGENE, Ore. — If you return containers for money, there are some new rules and guidelines to be aware of. The changes are affecting some stores within a three-mile radius of the new BottleDrop Center on West Broadway in Eugene that … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Deadheading 101

EUGENE, Ore. — Your summertime flowers might be losing their luster, but there is a quick fix right in our gardens. Deadheading is an easy way to get rid of that old, ugly, faded flower and give the plant some more energy to put some new beautiful blooms on. So you’re going to definitely need … Continue reading »

LRAPA Accused of Discrimination

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency is trying to clear the air over a recent complaint. Beyond Toxics filed an official complaint against LRAPA. It is upset over the decision to allow a power plant to increase its pollution in west Eugene. The complaint stems from a recent decision regarding particulate emissions … Continue reading »

Brewery Starts Bike Share Program

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene brewery is encouraging folks to explore the city while reducing their carbon footprint. Falling Sky Brewing recently started a new bike share campaign. It’s called Bike Here, Bike Share. The staff says response has been great since things got rolling a couple of weeks ago. And while it’s a new … Continue reading »

Bikes Power Band at Ballpark

EUGENE, Ore. — Lots of home run power is on display Tuesday night at PK Park. But, they won’t be the only power people are talking about. Anybody coming into the stadium for the Northwest League All-Star Game from the front gates will see Pedal Power Music. It’s a blend of people on stationary bikes … Continue reading »

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