Shifting Downtown Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — More businesses are coming to Eugene near the Broadway and Willamette area. Businesses owners in that area say the foot traffic and activity has picked up, making it a desirable part of town for new companies. With more businesses like Killer Burger and Starbucks moving to the corner, city planners are optimistic … Continue reading »

Downtown Sidewalks for Walking Only

EUGENE, Ore. — Starting Aug. 29, if you are biking or skateboarding in downtown Eugene, you better keep your wheels on the streets. The sidewalks in the heart of downtown are now for walking only. There used to be a zone where skateboarders couldn’t use the sidewalks and a zone where bicyclists couldn’t use the … Continue reading »

Friends Remember Dean Sweeden

EUGENE, Ore. — As the Eugene Police Department investigates a Eugene man’s death his friends gathered in his honor Wednesday night. Police say 23 year-old Dean Sweeden died after a possible assault in downtown Eugene Wednesday morning. Friends say once they heard the news of Sweeden’s passing, they decided to meet to remember and honor … Continue reading »

Community Proposes Downtown Festival

EUGENE, Ore. — After organizers decided to cancel the Eugene Celebration this year, community members are stepping up to give the city of Eugene a chance to still have some fun. Organizers say Eugene deserves to showcase it’s unique artists, entertainers and local business. The organizers say a lot of people expressed disappointment following the … Continue reading »

Residents Give Input on Market District

EUGENE, Ore. — What would you like to see built in downtown Eugene? That’s what a group of developers were out to ask the community Friday. Anyone had the chance to give their two cents about what should go into the market district. That’s the gravel lot near Oak and 6th Avenue. Developers were taking … Continue reading »

Red Wagon Creamery Anniversary

EUGENE, Ore. — The Red Wagon Creamery in downtown Eugene celebrated its one year anniversary with free ice cream. The sweet treat has been a part of the Eugene food scene since 2011 but didn’t have an actual shop until a year ago. The owners say they started out small and through community support, they … Continue reading »

From Pits to Praises: Downtown Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Two hundred and fifty million dollars have been invested in downtown Eugene in the last four years. Cranes are up at the core campus project on East Broadway and the new Northwest Community Credit Union headquarters on Eighth Avenue. Plans are also under way for a multi-use development at Sixth and Oak … Continue reading »

HIV Alliance Hosts LGBTQ Health Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — A local non-profit is reaching out to gay men in the community with the hopes of teaching them how to live a healthy lifestyle and reduce the spread of HIV. The HIV Alliance hosted an event Saturday at the Atrium Building in downtown Eugene. Several local doctors and educators were there as … Continue reading »

Bright Idea Lighting Up Downtown Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — A bright idea to spruce up downtown Eugene is under way. Unique light fixtures are being installed on the city’s light poles. A prototype has been installed on Broadway and Willamette of the energy efficient LED linear lights. The idea is similar to the flower pots hanging from some of the light … Continue reading »

New SLEEPS Location

EUGENE, Ore. — SLEEPS protesters set up camp on 8th Avenue Thursday and call it Whoville. The group says its one of three Whoville sites across the Eugene. The group has previous set up camp at the Lane County Fairgrounds and at Chambers and River roads in west Eugene. Protesters say the fight for a … Continue reading »

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