Veterans-Only Swim Gets Grant

EUGENE, Ore. — Veterans in Eugene will get access to another form of therapy, thanks to a grant from the Oregon Country Fair Board. The funding makes a veterans-only swim at Tamarack Pool available to veterans at no cost. Staff members say the warm, therapeutic pool offers important healing aspects. Ted Vasquez, a disabled veteran, … Continue reading »

A Day in the Life of a Short-Order Cook

EUGENE, Ore. — Frankie Gibson is general manager and chief cook at Brails Restaurant. “I started when I was like 17 at IHOP, and I worked there for 17 years. That’s where I learned how to cook,” Gibson said. He knows his way around a kitchen, especially a tight one like Brails in Eugene where … Continue reading »

PeaceHealth Celebrates New Building

EUGENE, Ore. — PeaceHealth celebrated the completion of its new inpatient behavioral health building. Staff held a ribbon-cutting and open house event Monday morning. The $13.1 million project will provide 35 private beds, 20 of which are licensed as secure beds compared to eight in the existing unit. Staff say the new space is not … Continue reading »

Run Raises Money for Hospice

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — More than 100 runners and walkers gathered at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend Sunday to remember loved ones who’ve passed away. It was the third annual Walk and Run to Remember. Before heading out on the course, participants put pictures and messages to lost loved ones on a piece of cloth … Continue reading »

Eugene to Hold Hearing on Pot Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — The public can voice its opinion on whether they think pot should be taxed in Eugene if it becomes legal statewide. City councilors held initial talks earlier this month, and most councilors say they aren’t too interested in imposing a tax, but they want to hear from the public before making a … Continue reading »

Eugene Airport to Expand Terminal

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Airport is getting ready for construction. Traffic has increased at the Eugene Airport over the last couple of years, and now the terminal building will undergo a major expansion project to accommodate the increase in passengers. The nearly $17 million project aims to relieve some congestion points around the airport, … Continue reading »

EPA Tests Soil in West Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Residents in West Eugene had the opportunity Sunday to find out if their garden soil contains dangerous contaminants. The EPA, Beyond Toxics, and LRAPA teamed up for the soil screenings. People brought in a small sample of their garden soil to the testing site. The EPA ran it through an x-ray test … Continue reading »

Animals Saved In Florence Pet Shop Fire

FLORENCE, Ore. — A pet store in Florence caught fire Saturday night with animals still inside. Fortunately, most of the animals made it out safely. Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue is still investigating how it all started. The fire caused thousands of dollars worth of damage and officials don’t believe the fire was suspicious. Crews … Continue reading »

Volunteers Canvas for School Bond

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield school supporters went door to door Sunday trying to convince voters to put more money into the classroom. Students, faculty, staff, and parents hit the pavement near Thurston High School to spread the word about the Springfield school district’s bond measure. Around 40 volunteers walked around with clipboards, yard signs, and … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Ducks After Routing Huskies

EUGENE, Ore — After beating Washington 45-20, Oregon moved up to #6 in the new AP Top 25, released on Sunday, October 19. Full postgame interviews with the Ducks after their 11th straight win over Washington are below: Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich: Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost: Oregon defensive coordinator Don Pellum: Oregon quarterback … Continue reading »

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