Tiffany Eckert http://klcc.org en Two Bodies Discovered After Creswell House Fire http://klcc.org/post/two-bodies-discovered-after-creswell-house-fire <p>Human remains have been found in what's left of a rural Creswell home destroyed by fire last Wednesday. Sergeant Carrie Carver is with the Lane County Sheriff's office.</p><p><br />Carver: "Since the fire we have been out there sifting through debris and it's taken a little bit of time but we were able to recover two bodies. The bodies have yet to be identified though. The missing persons report that we put out on the 16th (July) for Mr. Dennis Michael Kelley and Mr. Carl Rob McFarland still stands. We are still looking for those two individuals."</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:03:39 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 18000 at http://klcc.org Management Assesses Fire Damage At Springfield Mill http://klcc.org/post/management-assesses-fire-damage-springfield-mill <p>Thursday's catastrophic fire at the Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill has left 250 employees jobless and owners of the parent company accessing their options. Swanson Group acquired the mill on F Street in Springfield in 2007. It is a total loss. The fire is under investigation. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert spoke to Swanson Group's Chief Operating Officer Chuck Wert as he arrived from company headquarters in Glendale to access the still-smoldering site.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:56:57 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 17771 at http://klcc.org Management Assesses Fire Damage At Springfield Mill Deadline Extended For Civic Stadium Fundraising http://klcc.org/post/deadline-extended-civic-stadium-fundraising <p>The effort to save historic civic stadium in Eugene continues. Yesterday (Wednesday) supporters were given an extension to raise money to renovate the dilapidated ball park.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:19:30 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 17706 at http://klcc.org Deadline Extended For Civic Stadium Fundraising Em's Cosmic Limo: Pedaling The Paths Of Country Fair For 30 Years http://klcc.org/post/ems-cosmic-limo-pedaling-paths-country-fair-30-years <p>KLCC reporters walked the paths of the Oregon Country Fair this weekend to find stories. Emery Blackwell was born with cerebral palsy and is unable to walk or do many of the things many of us take for granted. But he's able to ride a tricycle that he custom&nbsp;designed&nbsp;for his body. It's known as Em's Cosmic Limo, and with the help of a dedicated crew, he spends nights at the Country Fair pedaling people around.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>KLCC's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tiffany Eckert has the story.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:13:07 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 17428 at http://klcc.org Em's Cosmic Limo: Pedaling The Paths Of Country Fair For 30 Years Stopping The Summer Slide: Free Meals For Hungry Kids While School Is Out http://klcc.org/post/stopping-summer-slide-free-meals-hungry-kids-while-school-out <p>Oregon continues to rank among the most "food insecure" states in the nation. Dependency on food stamps is at an all time high. According to the Children's Defense Fund, more than 315-thousand Oregon kids were eligible for free or reduced school lunches last year. So, what happens when school is out? KLCC's Tiffany Eckert looks at the problem of childhood hunger and what some agencies and school districts are doing to meet the need over the summer.</p><p>"B" Loftis has been feeding school kids for 27 years.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:01:17 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 17169 at http://klcc.org Stopping The Summer Slide: Free Meals For Hungry Kids While School Is Out UPDATE: Activists Disrupt Monday Morning at Biomass Plant In Eugene http://klcc.org/post/update-activists-disrupt-monday-morning-biomass-plant-eugene <p>Updated: 7:20pm</p><p>Three people were arrested at a protest yesterday at the Seneca-Jones Biomass plant in north Eugene.&nbsp; The Lane County Sheriff's Office says about 100 people gathered outside the facility to oppose the bio-mass operation and the company's plans to log old growth trees in southwest Oregon. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:37:18 +0000 Rachael McDonald, Jes Burns & Tiffany Eckert 17005 at http://klcc.org UPDATE: Activists Disrupt Monday Morning at Biomass Plant In Eugene BottleDrop Redemption Center Opens In Eugene http://klcc.org/post/bottledrop-redemption-center-opens-eugene <p>The newest Bottledrop Redemption Center opens in Eugene today (Tuesday,) touting a cleaner, quicker way for consumers to return bottles and cans. Participating grocery stores within two miles of the new center will no longer be required to accept deposit containers. There are mixed feelings about the change.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 02:03:03 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 16612 at http://klcc.org BottleDrop Redemption Center Opens In Eugene DeFazio Criticizes "Drill Everywhere" Legislation on U.S. House Floor http://klcc.org/post/defazio-criticizes-drill-everywhere-legislation-us-house-floor <p>U.S Representative Peter DeFazio of Oregon blasted republicans in congress today (Thursday) for passing legislation that will mandate drilling off U.S. coasts and public lands.</p><p>As a Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee, DeFazio criticized the party line vote to approve H.R. 4899, saying it is the same proposal that passed last year and the year before that and the year before that.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:24:17 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 16391 at http://klcc.org DeFazio Criticizes "Drill Everywhere" Legislation on U.S. House Floor UO-Led Research Connects Sleep With Cognition http://klcc.org/post/uo-led-research-connects-sleep-cognition <p>A new University of Oregon-led study reveals some interesting notions about sleep. The research included middle-aged and older people in six countries. Anthropologists found a correlation between "optimal" sleep and increased cognition. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert spoke with the study's lead author.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:07:40 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 16148 at http://klcc.org UO-Led Research Connects Sleep With Cognition Groundbreaking Kicks Off LCC Campus Remodels http://klcc.org/post/groundbreaking-kicks-lcc-campus-remodels <p>Today (Monday), Lane Community College begins remodeling and expanding their student center at the core of main campus. KLCC's Tiffany Eckert reports the 35 million dollar project is expected to take a little over a year.</p><p></p><p>Center Building was built nearly 50 years ago and it shows. Siding is peeling away, concrete walls and walks are blemished. Lane County voters approved an 83 million dollar bond six years ago. Now the community college is spending the last of that money to finance the remodel.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:40:11 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 15711 at http://klcc.org Groundbreaking Kicks Off LCC Campus Remodels