Desmond O'Boyle

Weekend Edition Host / Reporter

Desmond O'Boyle is KLCC's local host of Weekend Edition Saturday and Weekend Edition Sunday.

He graduated from Colorado Mesa University with an AA in 2006. Shortly after, he moved to Eugene and continued his education at the University of Oregon studying Journalism. He started working as a volunteer at KLCC in 2011 and graduated with a BS later that year.

Desmond plays the Great Highland Bagpipe and is Pipe Major of the Eugene Highlanders. He has been playing since he was 12.

Other interests include skiing, hiking, disc golf, and cooking.

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A construction crew accidentally hit a gas line today (Monday)  in downtown Eugene. Reports came around 9:00 am from multiple residents and businesses in the area near the future site of Whole Foods. Police temporarily closed roads in the surrounding area until it was determined it was safe. Mellissa Moore is a spokesperson for Northwest Natural Gas. She says this is a good time to remind construction crews and homeowners how important it is to call before you dig.

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The solar energy sector continues to grow in Oregon, and a new census shows jobs in the industry are booming as well.

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Oregon delegates continue to react to the occupation at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Harney County. Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley was in Eugene Friday and said the occupation has been a tremendous cost to the State, and federal government because of the FBI time and local community expenses.

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Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley stopped by the Falling Sky Delicatessen in Eugene, Friday, to discuss retirement savings plans for small businesses.

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The new Veterans Affairs Medical Clinic opens to the public Monday (today). In an effort to get vets the care they need, Lane Transit District is offering free service to the facility. Passengers simply need to tell their bus driver they are going to the new V-A Clinic to receive an LTD day pass. Andy Vobora is the Director of Customer Service and Planning for LTD.

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The City of Eugene unveiled three options to revitalize Kesey Square, Friday.

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The Siuslaw National Forest is proposing a plan to improve habitat and stream surroundings. Proposed actions include commercially thinning about 53 hundred acres; create snags to promote nesting cavities for wildlife, and placing wood in streams to improve Coho salmon spawning. Casey Hawes is with the Siuslaw National Forest. He says the area is located about 14 miles northeast of Florence.

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Veterans have a brand new facility to get healthcare in Eugene. After nearly ten years of delays, mismanagement, and funding issues, dignitaries and veterans formally unveiled the new building Saturday (yesterday).

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Oregon's youngest county is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. The county is hosting multiple events and contests to commemorate the occasion.

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The University of Oregon Ducks couldn't hold off Texas Christian University's Horned Frogs Saturday evening in the Alamo Bowl. The game came down to "Whose backup quarterback was better?"

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