Students Compete in Solar Car Challenge

EUGENE, Ore. — The sunshine is bringing people out of the house, and for middle school students all over Lane County, it’s also driving their fun. On Saturday, EWEB hosted its 17th annual Solar Challenge at Cal Young Middle School in Eugene. Teachers were given EWEB-donated supplies and for a month, taught about solar power … Continue reading »

EPD: Scammers Claim to Shut Off Power

EUGENE, Ore. — A warning from Eugene Police. They say scammers are calling people, claiming to be with EWEB. The caller explains there’s a truck on the way to shut off power and then tries to get the person on the other end of the line to pay them directly. Without a payment, they say the … Continue reading »

Air Cars on the Move

EUGENE, Ore. — About 45 students from three Springfield middle schools took part in the 14th annual Air Cars competition Wednesday morning at Thurston Middle School. The students have been learning about Newton’s laws of motion. Then they were given a motor, wheels, and propeller and asked to design a mini-car for fastest speed. “It … Continue reading »

EWEB Repairs South Bank Bike Path

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Water and Electric Board will repair a compromised section of the south bank bike path near it’s Willamette River property Wednesday. A water main break at East Eighth Avenue and Hilyard Street in December damaged the path, forcing a temporary closure. The main break disturbed the rock and soil supporting … Continue reading »

Non-Profits Receive Greenpower Grants

EUGENE, Ore. — Saving energy is generating a lot of green for two local non-profits. The Eugene Hearing and Speech Center and the Relief Nursery, each won a 2014 Greenpower Grant from EWEB. The organizations were presented $50,000 this weekend. Both plan to use the money to install solar panel systems at their Eugene centers. … Continue reading »

EWEB Riverfront Property for Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s said to be commercial property that could transform the face of Eugene and it’s finally going up for sale. The 27-acre EWEB property stretches from the DeFazio Bridge, all the way to the University of Oregon. Officials at EWEB and the city say they’ve spent the last six years coming up … Continue reading »

EWEB Work Closes Eugene Streets

EUGENE, Ore. — Starting Monday EWEB will be closing 13th Avenue between Garfield and Hayes. Crews will be starting a two-month long project to repair some water lines. The project stretches down 13th from Garfield to Adams. The work will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EWEB is urging drivers to choose alternate … Continue reading »

Help with High Energy Bills

EUGENE, Ore. — As the temperatures drop, EWEB customers say their bills are rising. Company officials say consumption has gone up nearly 45 percent. Some say their bills have doubled since the cold snap. EWEB says not to worry; they have different resources to help those who are struggling to pay the bills. Traci Ferguson … Continue reading »

Outage Leaves Customers In The Cold

EUGENE, Ore. — Quick work by EWEB utility crews helped save people from what may have been a long, cold night. A power outage left more than 1,200 people in the dark in the west Eugene, Barger and Echo Hollow areas. Eugene Police had to direct traffic because even the traffic signals weren’t working. No … Continue reading »

Water Mains Burst Due to Cold

EUGENE, Ore. — Residents living near 4th and Polk woke up to an interesting sight in their front yard after a water main burst early Sunday morning. “Just came out to a big old river of water on the street,” said Eugene resident Jacob Hansen. EWEB said it had a number of water mains around … Continue reading »

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