Bethel Recycling Round Up

EUGENE, Ore. — Students and teachers collected tons of recyclables at the annual Bethel recycling round-up Saturday. People brought anything from electronics to mattresses and even vacuum cleaners to Willamette High School. The electronics will go to Next Step Electronics, and a whole truck full of household items will be headed to St. Vincent De … Continue reading »

Neighbors Fight Off Attacker

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene woman and her husband thanked their quick-thinking neighbors Monday. They helped save the woman from a violent attack at the couples’ home. The 50-year-old woman was attacked at her home on Raber Road around 2 a.m. Monday. Her husband, who neighbors say was at work, thanked his neighbors for putting … Continue reading »

EPD Arrests Man Following Assault

EUGENE, Ore. – Eugene Police say they arrested a man after he entered a home and assaulted a woman Monday. Around 2 a.m. officers responded to the 600 block of Raber Road where they found neighbors detaining Tyler Joseph Kowalchuk, 20, after he attacked a woman. Police say a 50-year-old female victim was home alone … Continue reading »

Parents React to School Closures

EUGENE, Ore. — As students prepared to return to class Friday morning, parents reacted to all of the lost school days. Classes were cancelled for up to five days in the 4J, Bethel and Springfield school districts. Representatives say it’s the most consecutive snow days they’ve ever seen. All of the cancellations were due to … Continue reading »

Outages Close Clear Lake Elementary

EUGENE, Ore. — Clear Lake Elementary reports it will be closed Friday, November 1, due to an EWEB power outage. The school says Adventure Club child care is open and will meet at the Bethel School District Office. Clear Lake is the only school impacted by the outage.  School at Clear Lake will be back … Continue reading »

ShelterCare Hands Out Bike Helmets

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Sunday Streets hit the Bethel Neighborhood Sunday and a local non-profit organization was there handing out free helmets to promote safety. ShelterCare says bike accidents can lead to significant brain injuries among children and adults; so it handed out 100 helmets to children and adults on a first come, first serve … Continue reading »

Bethel Adds Two School Days

EUGENE, Ore. — The Bethel School District added two new days to its calendar this year. According to a district spokesperson, the school board restored two days to the school year that were designated as budget reduction days. Those dates are September 27 and June 13. The additions were directly linked to the reduced costs … Continue reading »

Bethel Approves Bid Process

EUGENE, Ore. — The Bethel School District took the first step in securing some much needed upgrades. The school board approved the request for proposal process Monday night. It essentially allows architects and construction companies to come up with bids to build two new elementary schools and a new science wing at Willamette High School. … Continue reading »

Police Hosting Bethel Safety Meeting

EUGENE, Ore. — Residents in the Bethel area are invited to a community meeting Wednesday to discuss neighborhood safety issues. The Eugene Police Department says there’s been an increase in property crimes and suspicious behavior in the Bethel School District area. As a result, it’s working to teach residents ways they can stay safe by … Continue reading »

Bethel Neighbors Frustrated by Graffiti

By Nha Nguyen EUGENE, Ore. — Bethel neighbors say vandals are targeting area businesses. A recent rash of graffiti vandalism along West 11th and Bertelson has nearby residents and businesses a bit concerned. One of the victims was Bella Stone on West 11th. Taggers hit granite slabs twice in the past few weeks. Owners say … Continue reading »