Monthly Archives: May 2012

Air quality an issue in Trainsong

Residents of the Trainsong Neighborhood in West Eugene may experience improvements in air quality after a new partnership formed at a Neighborhood Association meeting. Representatives from Beyond Toxics, an Oregon environmental health agency based in Eugene, spoke to the Trainsong … Continue reading

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Fairmount Neighborhood plans for Olympic Trials

Neighborhood Association discusses Olympic Trials plans By Nikki Wyatt The Olympic Trials will interrupt life in Fairmount, just not as much as they did in 2008, was the conclusion reached by the Fairmount Neighbors Association meeting Tuesday night. A crowd … Continue reading

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Profile Process

The best part of the profile assignment was getting to interview my subject and also hear from some of the other firefighters at Station 10 in Churchill. The firefighters at Station 10 are some of the friendliest people I have … Continue reading

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Profile: Todd Smith

When Todd Smith arrived on the scene of a major car accident on Highway 99, a woman is lying on the pavement, a pool of blood surrounding her head. Her husband lies near her already pronounced dead. He and his … Continue reading

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Amazon Residents, City Officials and University Personnel, Come Together to Solve the Neighborhood Parking Problem

On May 9th, Members of the Amazon neighborhood met to discus multiple issues including, most notably, a parking issue where too many students are using the neighborhood streets leading to less space for residents and increased concern over safety. The … Continue reading

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The Man About Town

Every weekday at 7:20 a.m. just after the traffic report on 590 KUGN’s morning news show the “Man About Town” comes on and informs listeners of what is happening around Eugene. Minutes later he is gone. Today he mentions, among … Continue reading

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A Man With a Sustainable Plan

The apartment is dirty. It isn’t overly disgusting but contains the kind of mess one would expect from a 21-year-old college student. A strange juxtaposition between lazy and hard working appears all around the Friendly Neighborhood apartment, as pizza boxes … Continue reading

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A Woman from Guanajuato, Mexico, Makes Eugene her Home

by Sara Sebastian Yolanda Campos, 48, walks steadily after her six grandkids who run in every direction at Trainsong Park in Eugene, Ore. At one point, three grandchildren and one neighbor-boy, Kaden, sit in swings yelling politely for somebody to … Continue reading

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Churchill firefighter glad to help

As little kids jump with joy and homeless people display peace signs toward the fire truck driving away from a minor accident in the Wal-Mart parking lot resulting in no injuries, all Firefighter Jason Lockett can say is that he … Continue reading

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Amazon Residents Express their Frustration Over Parking At Steering Committee Meeting

Amazon neighborhood residents of Eugene are upset at the University of Oregon students cluttering their neighborhood and using their streets as a parking lot as discussed at the Steering Committee meeting, Monday, May 9. The meeting, located in an event … Continue reading

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