Eugene Launches Leaf Collection Website

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene is launching a new tool Thursday to help people with the leaf collection program. You can type in your address o find out what zone you live in and when your leaves will be picked up. The city’s leaf collection program starts on November 3rd in the central … Continue reading »

Dia de Los Muertos Exhibit Opens

EUGENE,  Ore — The dead come to life this Friday, Oct. 16.  Maude Kerns Art Center presents its Dia de Los Muertos Exhibit. The bright, colorful artwork is inspired by the Mexican holiday which honors the dead. Just as important as the art,  are the seven altars designed by local community members. It’s Maude Kerns … Continue reading »

Eugene Disaster Relief Trials

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens learned about the power in their pedals by taking part in the second annual Eugene Disaster Relief Trials. More than 60 people signed up to be a part of Saturday’s event. Participants rode to different check points around town and went through emergency drills, learning preparedness skills. Vendors set up a … Continue reading »

Designers Hit Runway at Fashion Week

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Fashion Week is here. Sixteen local designers, 45 models and 100 looks will hit the run way this weekend. Vanessa Froehling, Stitches by V designer, specializes in organic cotton, bamboo jersey and denim. She debuted her designs at last year’s fashion week in the ready-to-wear show, but fashion week is an opportunity … Continue reading »

Walk & Bike To School Day

SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– Springfield and Eugene joined more than 240 schools across Oregon to celebrate International Walk and Bike To School Day. It’s a great way to improve health, cut down on traffic congestion, and save the environment. There are other perks that aren’t so obvious. Studies show that healthy students make better learners. For parent … Continue reading »

Missing, Endangered Man Found Safe

EUGENE, Ore. — A frantic search to find a missing elderly man in ends in success. The 75-year-old Thomas Shea went missing just after six Tuesday evening, while on a walk with his family near the 11-hundred block of west 15th Avenue. He has advanced dementia and is not from the area. Police put out … Continue reading »

EWEB Riverfront Master Plan

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Water and Electric Board could clear a big hurdle Tuesday as it looks to redevelop a strip of riverfront property. The EWEB general manager is expected to recommend one of three teams seeking to become the master developer of its riverfront master plan. The utility company’s looking to convert the … Continue reading »

Volunteers Clean the Willamette River

EUGENE, Ore. — The Willamette River is flowing a lot cleaner Saturday thanks to volunteers from all over Lane County. More than 100 people signed up to help pick up garbage along the river in Eugene and Springfield. It’s part of the 2014 Great Willamette River Clean Up, headed by Willamette Riverkeeper. Volunteers cleaned up … Continue reading »

Woman Creates Felting Fashion

EUGENE, Ore. — Bubble wrap, wool, soap, nylons and a swimming pool noodle; What can you make with those items? A Eugene fiber designer created felting fashion and her creations are hitting the runway at Portland Fashion Week. At lightning speed, Tylar Merrill can transform fabric into fashion. She’s been sewing since she was about … Continue reading »

Pedestrian Red Light Installed in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — A new traffic signal on 30th Avenue near University Street was turned on Wednesday. The signal is designed to increase safety for the hundreds of school children, transit users and others who cross the street every day. The pedestrian-activated signal is the first of its kind in Eugene. Here’s how the crossing … Continue reading »

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