NextStep is Taking Unneeded Electronics

EUGENE, Ore. — Have you considered reducing, reusing and recycling your electronics? A group called NextStep Recycling wants people to donate their used and unneeded gadgets rather than stashing them away. It takes everything that runs on batteries or plugs, including TVs, radios, stereos and VHS/DVD players. NextStep says what you may consider trash another … Continue reading »

Ham Radio Volunteers Relay Messages During Emergencies

EUGENE, Ore. — Western Oregon counties have emergency plans in place in the event of a major catastrophe like an earthquake or tsunami. Part of the plan includes volunteers. Monday through Saturday, like clockwork, Bob Welfel checks his home weather station. His automated systems give rain totals and current temperatures, and it’s fed into his … Continue reading »