Franziska Monahan

News Volunteer

Franziska is a UO Journalism Student and KLCC News Dept Volunteer for the 2016-2017 school year.

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The forewarned eclipse traffic is finally upon us in some parts of Oregon. According to Vicky Ryan with Crook County, congestion began as early as Wednesday morning in Prineville, where people are passing through on their way to Big Summit Prairie.

US Forest Service Umpqua National Forest

A level three, or “go,” evacuation status has been declared for parts of Douglas County as the Umpqua North Complex begins to threaten homes and businesses.

Ore. Dep. of Public Safety Standards and Training

Governor Brown has activated around 100 members of the Oregon National Guard to help with firefighting efforts at the High Cascade Complex near Crater Lake.


Eclipse watchers have been anticipating August 21st’s weather conditions for months, especially along the Oregon Coast. Finally, as the day approaches, more definitive forecasts are becoming available.

The day of the eclipse is almost upon us and many places distributing solar viewing glasses have already sold out. The Oregon Attorney General’s office has issued a warning about eclipse glasses scams as consumers scramble to find a pair.

Franziska Monahan / KLCC

Monday night hundreds took the streets of Eugene in protest of the violence that arose between white supremacists and counter protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, which resulted in the death of a young woman, Heather Heyer, as well as many other injuries when a 20 year-old man drove his car through a crowd of counter protestors.

Rhianna Gelhart / The Register Guard

A blaze at the Wood Recovery Lumber Mill near Junction City could burn for up to a week. The city’s fire chief, Brandon Nicol says that’s because of the amount of logs stacked on the property, the fire could burn for up to a week.

Housing Works

Vacancy rates in Central Oregon are currently under one percent and there is an intense need for affordable housing options. Tuesday August 15th will be the groundbreaking on a project to turn an old school in Prineville into affordable housing units.

Franziska Monahan

After President Trump signed an executive order calling for a ban on travelers from seven majority Muslim countries, U.S. colleges scrambled to figure out what it meant for their students from those regions.

The Whitewater Fire in the Mount Jefferson wilderness is affecting people’s eclipse plans. But officials are concerned about the potential for more fires to be ignited.