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City of Corvallis

Restoration of a Corvallis park finally concluded this July after 10 years. Part of the $120,000 project turned an old softball field in to a natural wetland area. The field flooded much of the year, the new natural area is accessible year-round.

Recorded on: July 29th, 2016

Air date: August 1st, 2016

Speakers:

Don Hann, USDA Forest Service

Earlier this year, the U.S. Board on Geographic Names determined that 13 sites in Oregon’s Grant County would drop the word “squaw”.   This aligns with a 2001 state law banning the word for public areas.  Now as KLCC’s Brian Bull in Eugene reports, a county official hopes the federal government will allow two place names to be used over those proposed by local Indian tribes. 

Springfield Schools

District officials plan to replace the underground water system at Page Elementary School in Springfield. Six classrooms were found to have higher-than safe lead levels.

Willamette National Forest

A popular trail along the McKenzie River will remain closed through the weekend. Crews are fighting the 2 1/2 acre Blue Top Fire near Blue Pool and Tamolitch Falls east of Eugene.

Pixbay

A measure that aims to curb wildlife trafficking qualified for Oregon’s November ballot yesterday (Thursday). The petition received almost 25-thousand more signatures than was necessary for the Secretary of State’s office to approve it.

Rachael McDonald

Eugene area fans will have a unique opportunity to watch elite athletes compete at a new summer track meet at Hayward Field on Friday. 17 Olympic runners will be there.

Oregon Puts A Value On Elliott State Forest

Jul 28, 2016
Oregon Department of Forestry

The State of Oregon has come up with a value for a forest in Southern Oregon that it wants to sell.

Richard Meyers

Eugene owned PakTech will be expanding its business operations to Cottage Grove starting in December. The plastic handle creator bought the former Kwikee building for $2.5 million.

Rachael McDonald

The Eugene City Council Wednesday approved a 10-year property tax exemption for a developer to build apartments downtown. This is the first time the city has granted a Multi-Use Property Tax Exemption since it changed the controversial practice.

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