Alton Baker Canal Stocked with Trout

EUGENE, Ore. — Lunkers have landed at Alton Baker Park, much to the appreciation of some eager anglers. On Thursday, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife crews backed up a truck full of large trout and unloaded them into the water. The smallest fish put in the water was 12 inches long. “All these rainbow … 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 »

Run Or Dye Event Cancelled

EUGENE, Ore. — A big race fails to take place on Saturday in Eugene. Those registered for the first Run or Dye event in the area were just notified about two weeks ago that organizers were forced to cancel and the reason behind why is still unclear. Several people registered for the event contacted KEZI … Continue reading »

Hundreds Turn Out to March for Babies

EUGENE, Ore. — People in Eugene joined more than 1,500 other communities around the country Saturday, taking part in the annual March for Babies. Coordinators with the March of Dimes say more than 400 people showed up at Alton Baker Park Saturday morning for the 10k and 3k walks. The mission of the nonprofit is … Continue reading »

Kids Run for Children’s Miracle Network

EUGENE, Ore. — The heavy downpour Sunday didn’t stop nearly 150 kids from running a couple miles Sunday morning to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. The Kids Running for Kids race had two options for the young ones. They could either run or walk a 5K or a 1K race. Organizers said this year’s … Continue reading »

Willamette River Floods Bike Paths

EUGENE, Ore. — The Willamette River in Eugene poured onto walking and bicycle paths Saturday night and Sunday morning as levels rose from 15 feet to nearly 18 feet. A part of the East River Path between the Owasso Bridge and the Beltline in Eugene was completely flooded, sending cyclists and pedestrians the other way … Continue reading »

Crowds Gather At Great Rotary Duck Race

EUGENE, Ore. — Six local non-profits will be receiving big financial help after all of the money raised in The Great Rotary Duck Race. Alton Baker Park was filled today with supporters of these organizations that are receiving funds to help prevent child abuse. “I feel excited,” said Patricia Wigney, executive director at Bridgeway House. … Continue reading »

Volunteers Clean the Willamette River

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 150 volunteers came out to help clean the Willamette River Saturday. This was the 5th annual Great Willamette clean-up, a project that stretches all the way to Portland. Organizers say there were four ground sites and two water-based sites this year. Among the garbage picked up, organizers say hypodermic needles … Continue reading »

Pre’s Trail Revival Run

EUGENE, Ore. — Runners are gearing up for the annual Pre’s Trail Revival Run. The Oregon Track Club event happens Friday night at 6:30. The 4K course starts at Alton Baker Park and will feature hay bale obstacles. Proceeds go directly toward the yearly upkeep of the trail. Event coordinators like Kim McManus say it’s … Continue reading »

Eugene Celebrates Gay Pride on Saturday

EUGENE, Ore. — One of the longest pride celebrations in the country kicks off Saturday. August 10 is the Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival at Alton Baker Park. This will be the 32nd year the event is taking place. It’s sponsored by Pride Foundation and Symantec. The event runs from noon until 7 p.m. Admission is free, … Continue reading »

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