ODOT Prepares for Local Storms

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — ODOT is on standby as these storms work their way through the area. The biggest concern is aerial flooding because of all the leaves on the road, but ODOT says crews are ready if there are any unexpected events like landslides or downed trees. “We keep an eye on all areas. The … Continue reading »

Tree Falls in Eugene Neighborhood

EUGENE, Ore. — A big tree came crashing down in the Cal Young neighborhood Wednesday due to some intense winds. The tree fell around 2:30 p.m. on Robin Hood Avenue. The homeowner says their son was home and heard a loud noise. Police and public works quickly removed the tree. The homeowner says he’s sad … Continue reading »

OSU Studies Sea Lion Population Decline

Photo courtesy of the National Marine Fisheries Services (Permit No. 14355) NEWPORT, Ore. — A new study out of Oregon State University suggests sharks could be to blame for a declining sea lion population. Scientists say it’s possible the Pacific sleeper shark is preying on the endangered Steller sea lions in Alaska. OSU researchers say … Continue reading »

UO Honored Gold Bicycle Friendly

EUGENE, Ore. — The League of American Bicyclists recognized the University of Oregon with a Gold Bicycle Friendly University Wednesday. The University of Oregon encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as way-finding signs, bike parking and fix-it stations throughout campus. Being a bike friendly university has created opportunities for … Continue reading »

Crews Continue Maintenance Work

EUGENE, Ore. — Public Works and road crews aren’t the only ones with storm preps on their mind, area utility companies were also getting into rainy weather mode. Staff at Lane Electric says they’re keeping an eye on the weather patterns in case anything changes dramatically, but at this point they’ve got their normal response … Continue reading »

Post-Op Heart Attack Trial

EUGENE, Ore. – PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center will participate in a trial to find a cure for post-operative heart attacks. About one in ten people who undergo a non-cardiac surgical procedure could suffer a heart injury referred to as a myocardial injury after a non-cardiac surgery or MINS. In total, approximately one million adults … Continue reading »

Garbage Truck Overturns

EUGENE, Ore. — A messy scene Wednesday at the Goshen exit right off Interstate 5 after a dumpster overturned and spilled garbage on the road. Oregon State Police received a call about the incident just after 10:30 a.m. ODOT crews helped OSP in re-directing traffic at the intersection. OSP says incidents like this don’t happen … Continue reading »

Drywell Elimination Program

EUGENE, Ore. — The City of Eugene says preparations for storms start earlier than the public may realize. In 2012, the city began a Drywell Elimination Program. Drywells have historically been used in areas that don’t have a connected storm water drainage system. The water goes into these underground storage and infiltration structures during a … Continue reading »

Cabela’s Honors Domestic Violence Victim

EUGENE, Ore. — Cabela’s is taking a stand against domestic violence. The outdoor outfitter is hosting Hunting for Hope, Fishing for Families dinner and auction in Casey Wright’s memory on Saturday, Oct. 25. All proceeds will benefit Womenspace. Casey Wright, 26, died November 2013–the victim of domestic violence. Her former boyfriend, Robert Cromwell, is now … Continue reading »

Qualified Craft Worker Shortage

Oregon – A new survey found that 83 percent of construction firms in the state are having trouble finding qualified craft workers. The survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America also found 61 percent of firms are having a hard time filling professional positions, including project supervisors, estimators and engineers. A construction economist … Continue reading »

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