Jes Burns

Reporter

Jes Burns is a former KLCC host/reporter.  As of September 2014 she is a reporter for EarthFix.

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Elliott State Forest
12:37 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

UPDATE: Activists Disrupt Monday Morning at Biomass Plant In Eugene

Credit Cascadia Forest Defenders

Updated: 7:20pm

Three people were arrested at a protest yesterday at the Seneca-Jones Biomass plant in north Eugene.  The Lane County Sheriff's Office says about 100 people gathered outside the facility to oppose the bio-mass operation and the company's plans to log old growth trees in southwest Oregon.  

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Track and Field
9:36 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Ducks Hold On To Overall Leads At NCAA Track & Field Championships

Oregon's Laura Roesler (third from left) in a heat of the 800m Wednesday. She went on to become National Champion in the event on Friday.
Credit Jes Burns

The wind whipped and the sun never really broke through on day three of the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene.   Still more than 10-thousand fan flocked to Hayward field Friday to see who would be crowned collegiate champions in fifteen events.  

The only thing faster than the runners on the track were the black storm clouds speeding over, high above Hayward field.  But the rain held off.  Fans filed in, programs were sold, coaches coached from the sidelines, and the crowd cheered, loudest for the Ducks.

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May 2014 Primary
4:42 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Close East Lane County Commissioner Race Triggers Recount

Incumbent Commissioner Faye Stewart is currently leading the East Lane County Commissioner race.
Credit Lane County

The Lane County Elections Office announced Tuesday that the East Lane County Commissioner's race will require a recount.  

Incumbent Commissioner Faye Stewart faced three challengers in the May Primary.  Fifty-percent plus one vote is required to be elected.  But under Oregon law, an automatic recount is triggered if election results are too close.  

Lane County Spokeswoman Anne Marie Levis said it was initially unclear if Stewart's margin of 50-percent plus eight was enough to avoid an automatic recount.  The county sought clarification.  

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Wildfire
12:28 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Officials Say Fire Near Bend Human Caused

Credit Central Oregon Fire Info

Updated 6:17pm.

Firefighters had to scramble Tuesday afternoon to extinguish another wildfire on the outskirts of Bend.

Fire spokeswoman Lisa Clark says a lookout on Lava Butte spotted the smoke a near the trailhead of a popular mountain-biking area known as Phil's Trails on the western outskirts of Bend.   Helicopter and engine crews quickly put it out.

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Track & Field
12:19 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

The Best Collegiate T&F Athletes Coming To Eugene

Hayward Field, site of the 2014 NCAA Track & Field Championships.
Credit Jes Burns

The best collegiate track and field athletes in the country are traveling to Eugene this week to compete in the NCAA Championships.  The 4-day meet opens Wednesday at Hayward Field. 

 

The University of Oregon Men’s track and field team got some big news last week.  The national rankings were released and the Ducks were on top for the first time since April.  Senior Trevor Dunbar is one of 21 U of O entries who hope to score points for the team.  Dunbar will be running the 5000 and 10,000 meters.   

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Sports
3:24 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Beavers National Championship Hopes Dashed

Credit Scobel Wiggins/Oregon State Athletics

The hopes of the top-ranked Oregon State University baseball team were dashed Monday night after they were eliminated from the NCAA tournament.  The Beavers lost to UC Irvine 4-2 in the Regional finals.  A dejected Head Coach Pat Casey spoke after the game, the fifth of the weekend for the team. 

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Sports
4:51 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

39 Ducks Will Compete At NCAA Track & Field Championships In Eugene

Senior Laura Roesler is the favorite in the women's 800m at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene.
Credit Eric Evans/GoDucks.com

Oregon schools sent dozens of athletes to the NCAA Western Preliminaries in Arkansas over the weekend, hoping to qualify for the national championships happening in Eugene in less than two weeks.  Perennial track and field powerhouse, the University of Oregon, qualified 39 individuals for the finals – 20 women and 19 men.
 

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Sports
4:26 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Ducks Out, But Beavers Still Alive In NCAA Baseball Post-Season

Credit Scobel Wiggins/Oregon State Athletics

Both Oregon and Oregon State’s baseball teams played in NCAA Regional tournaments this weekend.  
 

Because of Oregon State’s number 1 rank, the team hosted their post season regional.  But the home crowd couldn’t deliver a perfect weekend for the Beavs.  OSU won their opening game against North Dakota State, but then dropped their second to UC Irvine.  The Beavers came back and won their next two games against UNLV and UC Irvine.  

OSU’s Jeff Hendrix, a Corvallis native, went 4 for 4 in Sunday’s win.   

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Sports
4:21 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Oregon Softball's National Championship Hunt Ends In Oklahoma

Credit Jes Burns

The University of Oregon softball team ended their run at a National Championship on Sunday.  It was an up and down weekend for the Ducks at the women’s College World Series in Oklahoma.  Oregon won their first game against Florida State, then dropped their second to Florida.  That loss sent them to the loser’s bracket, where they faced and defeated last year’s national champion, the University of Oklahoma.  But Oregon wasn’t able to pull out a win against Alabama, and was knocked out of the tournament.
 

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Track and Field
5:43 pm
Sat May 31, 2014

Eugene's Prefontaine Classic Celebrates 40 Years With Two American Records

The crowd of 13,000 enjoyed a beautiful day for track and field at the Prefontaine Classic.
Credit Jes Burns

One of the most storied professional track and field meets in the world turned 40 this weekend.  The best US and international athletes traveled to Eugene for the Prefontaine Classic.

Two American records fell at the 2014 Pre.  Shannon Rowbury set the record in the 2 mile distance.  And to the joy of his former home crowd, Galen Rupp broke his own national record in the 10,000 meters.

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