Power Out for Thousands

UPDATE — Power has been restored. EUGENE, Ore. — EWEB was reporting major outages starting around 3:15 p.m. Saturday. They said thousands in Eugene were without power. Traffic lights at multiple intersections in the downtown area were out. Eugene Police are asking drivers to treat the intersections like four-way stops.   There is no estimated … Continue reading »

EWEB Seeks Input on Water Rate Increase

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Water and Electric Board is looking to raise water rates by more than 5 percent. It’s holding its final public hearing Tuesday before the board takes a vote. If approved, the average residential customer would pay about a $1.70 more a month. EWEB is not asking for an increase in the … Continue reading »

At-Risk Teens Run to Help Others

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 1,000 runners participated in the 8th annual EWEB Run to Stay Warm. Five high school students from Albany Option School trained for weeks to run the 5K. It was an accomplishment some students didn’t think they would reach when they first enrolled in a running class. “It was a little … Continue reading »

Students Take Part in Hands-On Job Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — When it comes to deciding what career to choose, nothing helps more than actually getting to try that job out for yourself. And that’s exactly what happened Thursday at the Construction and Utilities Career Day at the EWEB equipment yard in Eugene. More than 500 high school students from around Lane County … 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 »

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 »

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