News

Pages

Book Review
8:47 am
Fri May 2, 2014

The Thing With Feathers - Book Review

Credit courtesy of noahstrycker.com

The Thing with Feathers,” released at the end of last month, is a new book by South Eugene graduate and self-described bird nerd, Noah Strycker.  The book’s been getting rave reviews from the birding community, but I think that sells it short.  While Strycker begins each chapter with bird watching anecdotes and fascinating facts, he never stops there.   

Read more
Other News
7:00 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Back To Mac - Student Life Returns To Historic McArthur Court

Students celebrate on the floor of McArthur Court.
Credit Amanda Butt

For 84 years, the University of Oregon’s Mac Court, a.k.a. “The Pit,” was home to the school’s basketball teams, with nicknames including the Tall Firs and the Kamikaze Kids. It’s where Ducks went to register for classes. It hosted musical performances by the likes of Elvis, Frank Zappa and the grateful dead. Now, the building is being put to new use.

Read more
May 2014 Primary
7:43 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Candidates Rely On Ground Game in Commission Race

Dawn Lesley canvassing in Veneta on a rainy Saturday.
Credit Rachael McDonald

Making an impression on voters one-at-a-time could make a big difference in the contest for West Lane County Commissioner this month. Conservative commissioner Jay Bozievich is being challenged by moderate candidate Dawn Lesley. Both are relying on the "ground-game" to reach voters.

Bozievich: "Hello. I'm Jay Bozievich. I'm your County Commissioner and I'm running for re-election. I'm coming around asking people for their support for May 20th."

Lesley: "Hi. Are you Nancy?" I'm Dawn Lesley and this is my son Clayton and I'm running for County Commissioner."

Read more
Free Personal Services
6:00 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Free Personal Services In Rural Lane County

Credit livinginthesun.info

A nonprofit serving Fern Ridge is offering a one-day, one-stop event for anyone in need of free personal services. 

While Eugene and Springfield residents in need have several agencies to turn to, that's not the case in Oregon's rural areas.

Mid Lane Cares, a nonprofit serving the Fern Ridge community, seeks to change that:

Kis:   "We get very little attention from all the big agencies based in Eugene, and people here have a pretty hard time getting to Eugene."

Read more
Cozmic
3:30 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Matt Andersen Performs Live at KLCC

Matt Andersen at KLCC
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Matt Andersen hails from the tiny Canadian village of Perth-Andover, and now spends much of his life touring with his acoustic blues music. His newest CD is Weightless, produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos. Before performing at Cozmic in Eugene on Wednesday, April 30th, he dropped by the KLCC studios to play a few soulful songs from Weightless and talk to Eric Alan about working with Steve Berlin, his collaborative songwriting process and a recent experience he had performing for prison inmates.

Read more
Bees
1:10 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Beekeeper Removes Swarm From Behind KLCC

Honeybees swarm the trellised gate behind the Starlight Lounge next door to KLCC.
Credit Rachael McDonald

Honeybees swarmed Wednesday morning behind the KLCC studios in downtown Eugene. They may have come from wild hives on the roof of the nearby Rogue Brewery. When bees swarm, there's a list of people who can come and take them away.

 
Brent Hefley is on the Lane County Bee Keepers Association Swarm list. He got a call from the Rogue and came out to the parking lot behind KLCC. He brought a wooden box.

Read more
City of Eugene
11:53 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Eugene City Manager Presents Budget

Eugene's Sheldon Branch Library will remain open next year with one-time funds. Voters may be asked to fund the branch long term.
Credit City of Eugene

 

Eugene City Manager John Ruiz presented his budget recommendations Tuesday for the next fiscal year. Voters may be asked to pass a levy to support Eugene's Sheldon branch library.

Eugene faces a 2.5 million dollar gap in its general fund for fiscal year 2015. The proposed budget includes cuts to library and recreation programs, park maintenance, human rights and neighborhood services. Eugene Budget Committee chair Laura Illig says this comes out of a nearly year-long process of public meetings.

Read more
2015 Budget
11:38 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Lane County Budget Outlook "Stable" For FY2015

Credit Lane County

It's budget season for municipalities and counties all over Oregon.  Tuesday night, the Eugene City Manager offered his recommendations on how to plug a $2.5 million budget gap.  A few blocks away, Lane County's administrator was doing the same.  The immediate outlook is much rosier for the county.

Interim Administrator Alicia Hays delivered her budget message to the Lane County Budget Committee, saying it has been a rocky year for the county.  Despite this…

Read more
Viz City
6:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

2 shows at the JSMA

Lalla Essaydi, Les Femmes di Maroc, #21C

Sandy and Terry talk about 2 big exhibits at the JSMA:  Contemporary Oregon Visions: Jo Hamilton and Irene Hardwicke Olivieri  and The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection

Read more
Hult Center
6:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Trumpeter Chris Botti Comes Home

Chris Botti

Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti returns to the Willamette Valley with a performance at the Hult Center in Eugene on May 1st, not far from where he grew up in Corvallis. He speaks with Eric Alan about collaborating with Mark Knopfler and Frank Sinatra, and how growing up in Corvallis helped him as a young player.

Read more

Pages