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3:06 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Arctic Air May Bring Snow

‘Tis the season for cold, and by Friday, arctic air might mix with moisture to bring snow to the Willamette Valley.

Steve Pierce is with the American Meteorological Society. He says this week’s chilly weather has been heading our way from Alaska.

Pierce: “That’s now sliding down across the entire Willamette Valley today and will be in place by this evening. People will notice the temperatures will drop substantially tonight as colder drier air moves over the area.”

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Forest Management
2:05 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Wyden Timber Plan Faces Criticism

Credit Rachael McDonald

US Senator Ron Wyden's bill to increase timber harvest in Western Oregon is generating criticism from both sides of the ongoing logging debate.

Doug Robertson is a Douglas County Commissioner and the President of the Association of O & C Counties. He says he's still analyzing Senator Wyden's bill but...

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The Very Little Theatre
10:25 am
Tue December 3, 2013

A Man Who May Be 14,000 Years Old

The Man from Earth was science fiction writer Jerome Bixby’s philosophical final work, a piece about immortality completed on his death bed in 1998. It was later made into a film that succeeded in unusual ways, and was adapted for the stage by Richard Schenkman. The Very Little Theatre in Eugene now offers a Stage Left production of the play, directed by Jay Hash, and starring David Mort as the central character, John Oldman. The play will run from December 6th through 15th. Jay Hash joins Eric Alan in the KLCC studios.

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Small Towns
8:23 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Cave Junction: A Town Making Do

Carol Dickson, administrator of Facebook watch group "To Catch A Thief"
Lucy Ohlsen

Cave Junction is a small town struggling to support itself. It is one of two incorporated cities in once Timber-rich Josephine county. In Southern Oregon, residents are coping.

On the Friday before Veterans’ Day. The mayor of Cave Junction and some volunteers are unloading trucks full of army surplus clothing to give away the next morning. 

This is the second “Stand Down” breakfast mayor Carl Jacobsen has hosted. At 69, he’s been mayor for 3 years.

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Klamath Basin
7:56 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Klamath Tribes and Ranchers Strike Water Sharing Deal

Wildlife refuge in the Lower Klamath basin.
Credit flickr

In Oregon’s Klamath basin, tribes say they have reached a major breakthrough in negotiations over sharing water with local ranchers.

They have the outline of a deal that could end 38 years of lawsuits and pave the way for removing four dams.

The conflict came to a head this summer when the Klamath Tribes used their senior rights to protect fish by shutting off the water to nearby ranches.

Those shutoffs sparked new negotiations. Don Gentry, Chairman of the Klamath Tribes, says the two sides have reached an agreement in principle.

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Homeless Issues
12:07 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Egan Warming Center Activates For Cold Nights

Credit Egan Warming Center

Eugene's Egan Warming Center will open Tuesday night. With temperatures forecast to drop into the teens, the agency is bracing for a long activation. But there's concern it might not be able to accommodate everyone.

Egan Warming Center is a network of churches that open their doors to homeless people on cold winter nights. St. Vincent de Paul operates the center. Executive Director Terry McDonald says they're looking for additional places-- especially at the end of the week.

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Dungeness Crab
11:55 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Officials Delay Start Of Oregon's Dungeness Crab Season

Dungeness Crab
Credit WA Fish & Wildlife

Oregon's Dungeness crab season has been delayed until December 16th. The season normally starts around the first of the month, but the crustaceans don't have enough meat yet.

Hugh Link is Executive Director of the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission. He says it's disappointing to crab fishermen to start the season late.

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Oregon Immigration
8:25 am
Mon December 2, 2013

20 Years Later, NAFTA's Dramatic Impact on Oregon

Credit City of Woodburn

Twenty years ago this month President Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Agreement into law.  Few foresaw that it would change the face of Oregon.

 

Downtown Woodburn seems to be in good economic shape. Anthony Veliz, who owns a marketing firm here, shows us around:

"All of these businesses here, as we're walking are Latino-owned businesses. King's Den barbershop and we have these little tienditas, little stores, shops, zapateria y joyeria.   We have a Mexican grocery store....we can go in...."

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Oregon Football
8:44 am
Sat November 30, 2013

Oregon's 'Civil War' Game Has A History Of Wagers

Marching Bands at the 2013 Civil War
Credit Desmond O'Boyle

The University of Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers have played each other since 1894. And along the way, friends, family and co-workers have been known to place wagers on the rivalry. KLCC's Desmond O'Boyle attended the game and asked fans from both schools about their most memorable civil war betting experience.

This year's game was a nail-bitter. Tied at halftime at 17, the Ducks pulled ahead of the Beavers with 29 seconds left in the 4th quarter with a touchdown pass from Marcus Mariota. The 36 to 35 victory was the sixth in a row for the Ducks in the series.

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Oregon football
9:42 pm
Fri November 29, 2013

Ducks Hold Off Beavers In Classic Civil War Game

The battle of the marching bands, cheerleaders, and mascots. Civil War game at Autzen 2013
Credit Desmond O'Boyle

Not everyone in Eugene, was shopping on Black Friday. Tens of thousands of fans filled Autzen Stadium for the 117th annual ‘Civil War’ game between the University of Oregon Ducks, and Oregon State Beavers. And the classic rivalry didn’t disappoint.

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