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Civic Stadium
6:00 am
Sun February 2, 2014

Decision Looms For Eugene's Civic Stadium

Credit Jes Burns

This month, the Eugene 4J School Board is expected to make its decision about the fate of Civic Stadium.

4J Superintendent Sheldon Berman is expected to announce his recommendation at 4 p.m. Monday. Proposals from Fred Meyer, Eugene YMCA and The City of Eugene to purchase the property are each being considered. Eugene School district spokeswoman Kerry Delf says the School Board makes the ultimate decision February 19th.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
5:37 pm
Sat February 1, 2014

Mamo: Hawaiian duo on the Saturday Cafe

Mamo's Jeff Peterson and Nathan Aweau in the KLCC studios.

Jeff Peterson grew up with slack-key guitar as the child of Paniolos, Hawaiian cowboys.   Nathan Aweau grew up with jazz and classical music, only coming to traditional music later.   Performing together as Mamo, they show that island music is so much more than steel guitars and Don Ho.

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Other News
1:36 pm
Sat February 1, 2014

Homebrew Judging Underway

Homebrew Judging at Sprout! Food Hub
Credit Tripp sommer

The Homebrew Judging is underway at Sprout! Food Hub. Big thanks to Falling Sky Brewery for organizing the competition. Best of luck to all the entrants, and special thanks to the 44 judges spending their weekend tasting these fine homebrews.

Winners will be announced Saturday February 8 at the KLCC Microbrew Festival, around 9 p.m. 

Advance tickets on sale now!

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Sam Bond's Garage
3:43 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, Live at KLCC

Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys with Eric Alan in the KLCC studios.

The Michigan band Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys merge bluegrass, swing and other elements, with beautiful vocal harmonies and exceptional instrumental skill. On the road on their Here Between tour, they visited the KLCC studios a couple of songs in the midst of gigs in Lincoln City, Cottage Grove and Eugene.

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Jobs
2:29 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

New Call Center Hiring In Veneta

Lynn Schoessler of Business Oregon presents a check to John Stadter, President of First Call Resolution. Lane County Commissioner Jay Bozievich, right, holds the check from the county.
Credit Karen Richards

A three-year collaboration between state, county, and local groups has come to fruition in Veneta. First Call Resolution, a growing Oregon-based company, has moved into its new space and is now hiring.

"First call resolution" refers to the company's goal of solving a customer's question within one phone call. Today, the call center received two 50-thousand dollar business development checks, one from the state and one from Lane County.

This is the company's fifth center. President John Stadter says all the locations are in small Oregon communities:

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Axe and Fiddle
8:48 am
Fri January 31, 2014

The Moonshine, Live at KLCC

The Moonshine join Eric Alan in the KLCC studios for a live performance.

The acoustic Portland quintet called The Moonshine stopped into the KLCC studios before a performance at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove and a California tour. They played two original songs from their debut CD "And Now... The Moonshine," along with a take on the traditional "Cuckoo," as well as sharing a song from their CD.

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Wildlife
7:14 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Killing One Owl Species To Save Another

Biologist Lowell Diller bands a spotted owl on forest lands owned by the Green Diamond Resource Company in Humboldt County.
Liam Moriarty, JPR

It’s been nearly 20 years since the Northwest Forest Plan scaled back logging across the region, in large part to preserve habitat for the endangered northern spotted owl. But the spotted owl continues to decline. Scientists blame the larger, more aggressive barred owl for pushing the spotted owl out of its natural habitat. Now, federal wildlife managers have begun shooting barred owls to see if removing the competition will allow spotted owls to recover. A look at the controversy over the wisdom -- and ethics -- of killing one owl species to save another.

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Sports & Philanthropy
6:18 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Disc Golf Fundraiser For Food For Lane County

Credit www.herald-dispatch.com

Super Bowl Sunday ranks second among holidays for food consumption in the U.S. On Saturday, February 1, the Eugene Disc Golf Club is holding its Third Annual “Ice Bowl” to raise money for Food for Lane County.

Kansas City hosted the first Ice Bowl in 1987. Since then, the charity event has spread to all 50 states and several other countries. Coordinator Jim Johnson says unlike golf, disc golf can be played anytime of the year.

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Crime & Law
5:52 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Women Exiting Prison Have New Place To Reconnect With Their Children

Bothy Cottage in the Jefferson-Westside neighborhood of Eugene.
Jes Burns

Incarcerated mothers have a new place to re-connect with their kids after they get out of prison.  Thursday, the re-entry services group "Sponsors" cut the ribbon on a new house in Eugene that will provide a place for families to get a new start.

Each of the five modest-sized bedrooms has its own bathroom and one wall painted a bright-cheery color.  In about a week, women will begin moving into Bothy Cottage in the Jefferson-Westside neighborhood.  Each will be joined by up to two of their children.

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Hospitals
6:37 am
Thu January 30, 2014

PeaceHealth Works To Improve Surgical Safety

PeaceHealth surgeons take part in safety training.
Credit PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend is implementing a new surgical safety program developed by the US Department of Defense. The first training is Friday at the Springfield hospital

Riverbend has earned industry recognition for surgical patient care as well as “middle of the road” scores on a national hospital safety ranking. Hospital staff says they want to get medical error rates to “near zero.” They believe TeamSTEPPS will help.

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