New Bike Share Program Awarded Grant

EUGENE, Ore. — The City of Eugene is moving forward with a new bike share program to help people get around. The Oregon Transportation Commission approved a grant to fund the project valued at more than $900,000. It will help pay for 28 stations between downtown Eugene, the University of Oregon, and the Whiteaker neighborhood. … Continue reading »

Friends of Civic Stadium Celebrates Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — We’re just days away from the Eugene Civic Alliance’s purchase of Civic Stadium. Friends of Civic Stadium, a partner in the process, celebrated that pending sale of the historic ballpark at Oakshire Brewing Wednesday night. While the Eugene Civic Alliance is heading the purchase, Friends of Civic Stadium have raised $300,000 to … Continue reading »

Uber Appeals Eugene City Code

EUGENE, Ore. — A lengthy debate at the Atrium Building Tuesday afternoon over rideshare app Uber’s fines. The city of Eugene argues it has health and safety concerns over Uber operating without a license, which is the reason for these steep fines. But, Uber says it is just an app, not a taxi company and … Continue reading »

Three Vehicle Crash at 6th & Chambers

EUGENE, Ore — Crews responded to the scene of a three vehicle crash on West 6th & Chambers just before 6:00 a.m. on Friday morning. Eugene Police say all three vehicles were heavily damaged, and one person was transported to the hospital with what appeared to be non life-threatening injuries. The crash closed the westbound … Continue reading »

Students Help Plant Trees

EUGENE, Ore. — There are more than 40 new trees in the ground in Eugene thanks to some 8th graders. They replaced some of the trees lost in last year’s ice storm. They planted more than twenty species from native Ponderosa Pines to Flowering Magnolias at Westmoreland Park. Students from the Arts and Technology Academy … Continue reading »

Uber Appeal Hearing Postponed

EUGENE, Ore. — An appeal hearing concerning ride-sharing app Uber has been postponed. Jan Bohman, Community Relations Director for the City of Eugene, says the hearing will take place at a later date. It was originally planned for Monday morning. Uber is appealing fines of nearly $200,000 for operating without a license. Current city code … Continue reading »

Homeless Rest Stop Open House

EUGENE, Ore. — Community members had a chance to tour the newest homeless rest stop in Eugene Saturday. The Nightingale Health Sanctuary opened in December. It’s near Lane County Behavioral Health, across from Autzen Stadium. It’s home to about 20 people and has room for ten more. Residents say they’re very happy at the new, … Continue reading »

City to Hold Uber Hearing

EUGENE, Ore. — Changes could be coming to the city of Eugene’s transportation code to allow rideshare app Uber to continue operating within city limits. The city of Eugene is holding a public hearing on Tuesday to get input from residents about taxi companies and whether changes should be made to the city code, allowing … Continue reading »

Homeless Rest Stops Set to Expand

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene is set to expand its homeless rest stops. The Eugene City Council granted that extension earlier this month. The camp at Roosevelt and Garfield is one of three in good standing set to go from 15 to 20 campers. “It’s our home for now. We’re trying to make … Continue reading »

Old Civic Stadium Faces New Options

EUGENE, Ore. — The future of Eugene’s Civic Stadium is getting an extension. Any hopeful owners now have until January 16 to put in bids to the City of Eugene. When the 4J School District approved the city’s bid for the stadium, it was conditional. The city needed to find a partner with at least $3 … Continue reading »

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