Hundreds Stay at Warming Centers

EUGENE, Ore. — Egan Warming Centers will now stay open through Monday night. They opened for the first time this season Saturday night, drawing more than 200 people at five sites across Eugene and Springfield. Coordinators say the first night went smoothly, with volunteers ready to go and donations on hand. The warming centers didn’t … Continue reading »

Egan Warming Centers Not Opening

EUGENE, Ore. — The Cottage Grove warming center is opening tonight and tomorrow night but the director of the Egan Warming Center says those will not be opening this week. When it comes to the decision to open or not open, director, Doug Bales, says it comes down to the many weather sources they use. … Continue reading »

Egan Warming Centers Staying Busy

EUGENE, Ore. — The extreme over night temperatures have kept the Egan Warming Centers busy. “It’s been a little hectic at the warming centers. Our numbers are up. We’re operating at full capacity right now. We’re opening emergency overflow sites every night and they’re all filled. We’re over 400 people staying at a warming center … Continue reading »

Warming Center Seeks Volunteers

EUGENE, Ore. — The winter season is just around the corner, and temperatures are getting lower and lower. Wednesday, the Egan Warming Center is training volunteers for its mission to keep the homeless warm. Training kicks off at the Hosea Youth Site on Monroe Street. The center was inspired by homeless veteran Major Thomas Egan … Continue reading »

Egan Warming Center Set To Open Nov. 15

EUGENE, Ore. — The leaves are changing and the cold winds are blowing, but the Egan Warming Center remains closed for now. St. Vincent de Paul says it will not be opening the warming centers yet even with overnight temperatures expected to drop. Charley Harvey, Associate Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County, … Continue reading »

Out & About: Feb. 8th-10th

If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, KDUK’s Valerie Steele has these suggestions. It’s Brewfest Week, and that means it’s time for the KLCC Microbrew Festival. Sample drinks from more than 50 breweries and watch the homebrew competition. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. You’ll get a souvenir … Continue reading »

Warming Centers Open Fifth Day in a Row

EUGENE, Ore. — The recent surge of cold weather is keeping volunteers busy at the Egan Warming Centers, and they may not get a break for a couple more nights. The warming centers are set to open again Monday night. It’s the fifth day in a row the centers have been open, marking the longest … Continue reading »

Egan Warming Center Makes Changes

EUGENE, Ore. — It will be another cold night Friday and volunteers at the Egan Warming Centers are working to make sure the homeless population won’t be left out on the streets. The group missed out on a below-freezing night last week. Egan Warming Center coordinators and volunteers say they feel horrible about missing out … Continue reading »

More Valley Snow Expected

EUGENE, Ore. — A majority of Lane County woke up to white Thursday morning after a rain-snow mix covered most of the valley late Wednesday night into the morning. The snow totaled half an inch in some spots by 8 a.m. Thursday. At the passes, it nearly totaled a foot. With more wintry weather on … Continue reading »

Warming Centers Closed Despite Cold Temp

EUGENE, Ore. — Controversy is heating up over Egan Warming Centers. KEZI 9 News viewers called us asking how it could be that the centers remained closed Wednesday night despite temperatures being well below their stipulation of 30 degrees. The temperature dropped as low as 20 degrees–that’s the coldest it’s been in about a year. … Continue reading »

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