Council Denies Corvallis Hotel Proposal

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Corvallis City Council shot down a downtown hotel proposal Monday night that would have partnered the city with developers to build a parking garage. Developers have proposed building a Hyatt Hotel in downtown Corvallis at the corner of First Street and Adams Avenue. But they asked the city to partner with them … Continue reading »

Eugene, Lane County Land Swap Discussion

EUGENE, Ore. — A potential land swap is in the works in downtown Eugene between the City of Eugene and Lane County. Both parties are discussing the possibility of swapping the county’s Butterfly Lot, a parking lot on the corner of 8th and Oak Streets in downtown Eugene, with part of the city’s unused City Hall building … Continue reading »

Corvallis Water Main Breaks

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Homes and businesses along 5th Street in Corvallis may be without water for at least 24 hours, as crews are working to fix a broken water main. The break happened around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon near 5th St. and Harrison Blvd., and knocked out water along 5th St. between Tyler Ave. and Monroe … Continue reading »

Downtown Eugene Among Best in Country

EUGENE, Ore. — Downtown Eugene was now ranked among the best downtowns in the country. Livability.com ranked downtown Eugene as number nine on its list of Top 10 Downtowns in the country. Eugene made its way onto the list with its population and income growth, affordable housing, and retail and office vacancy rates. It’s no … Continue reading »

Eugene Sunday Streets Fill Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — Three miles of the busy downtown streets were shut down for residents to walk, roll and bike around. Sunday was the third annual Eugene Sunday Streets event. Downtown Eugene had it all. From live music to kids activities, people gathered downtown for Eugene Sunday Streets. “He’s having a grand time. It looks … Continue reading »

Park Your Art Here Displays New Piece

EUGENE, Ore. — A brand new piece of art is now on display in downtown after being unvieled at Eugene Sunday Streets. It’s part of the Park Your Art Here project. The painting is the work of a Canadian artist, Cindy Chen. Her work was chosen from over a hundred different pieces submitted to the … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Vin Lananna and Ian Dobson

TrackTown USA President Vin Lananna: Former Olympian and event organizer Ian Dobson:

Downtown Tech Companies Thriving

EUGENE, Ore. — Many business are still recovering from the efffects of the recession, but one industry is booming in downtown Eugene. The vice president of a local tech company says the job opportunities in the Eugene tech world are thriving. With the revitalization of downtown Eugene, it’s brought in a lot of new businesses … Continue reading »

Downtown Restaurant Gets A New Sign

EUGENE, Ore. — In the 1980’s it was cool and hip. Twenty five years later,  Ambrosia Restaurant and Bar is switching things up. The colorful and iconic sign on the building got a new look. Owner Armen Kevrekian said a design team, led by his daughter, decided it was time for a change. Kevrekian said … Continue reading »

Independence from Fossil Fuels

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Hundreds of people spent their Fourth of July in downtown Corvallis celebrating the nation’s independence from Great Britain 237 years ago, but others are promoting other types of independence. For most people, the Fourth of July means spending time with family and friends. Hundreds of participants marched down Monroe Avenue as part … Continue reading »