WJ Skatepark Regional Competition

EUGENE, Ore.– The first regional skateboarding competition rolled through the new Washington Jefferson Skatepark and Urban Plaza Saturday. ¬†About 60 professional and amateur skateboarders came from all over the west coast. They competed for $6,000 in prizes and a $1,000 prize for the best trick. Many people who attended say they feel lucky to have … Continue reading »

WJ Skate Park Grand Opening

EUGENE, Ore. — The Washington-Jefferson skate park was available to riders in early April but Saturday was the official grand opening. On Saturday afternoon, everyone who helped make the park possible invited the whole community to celebrate the decade-long project. It’s not everyday you find someone this age, this excited about a skate park. “I’m … Continue reading »

Scotty Svetal’s Road to Recovery

EUGENE, Ore. –It’s been more than five months since a young man from Eugene was hit by a car while on his skateboard. He was critically injured, but has made an amazing recovery. Scotty Svetal almost died, but his family calls him their hero as he works every day to regain his strength both mentally … Continue reading »