Breaking Ground on New Habitat Home

EUGENE, Ore. — A local family is getting a house for the first time with help from Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity and local rotary clubs joined for a groundbreaking on Sunday afternoon. Ursula Jimenez and her two children will live in the house once it’s built. ┬áIn the past she’s helped build multiple … Continue reading »

Changes Coming to Annual Rotary Raffle

EUGENE, Ore. — Major changes coming this year to the Great Rotary Duck Race. The little rubber duckies floating down the Willamette will no longer decide the winner. This year, they’re changing it to the Great Rotary Raffle. Organizers say they made the change because of increasing costs and because it was so labor intensive. … Continue reading »

Volunteers Beautify Skinner’s Butte

EUGENE, Ore. — With a paintbrush and shovel, volunteers from the rotary and Northwest Youth Corp offered a helping hand to beautify Skinner’s Butte. “It’s an awesome project. We’ve got groups that are out doing a number of different things. From rehabbing existing trails, down to the big E on the Butte, to fixing weeding … Continue reading »

Volunteers Prepare for Duck Race

EUGENE, Ore. — Saturday, thousands of rubber ducks will race down the Willamette River, with winning prize numbers attached to them, for the Great Rotary Duck Race. On Thursday, nearly 100 volunteers helped put more than 64,000 numbers on the rubber ducks. At a tentative toal, with that many tickets sold at $5 each, the … Continue reading »