Aubrey Bulkeley

Reporter

Aubrey Bulkeley joined KLCC in January 2019. She co-created FLUX podcast, a three-part series to accompany award-winning UO School of Journalism and Communication publication, FLUX Magazine. Bulkeley finished her Master's degree in Journalism at the University of Oregon in June 2019.  

Bulkeley was previously an international educator. She has lived on four continents and traveled to 38 countries. Bulkeley is a general assignment reporter for KLCC. 

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Wildlife Safari

When Governor Brown announced a state-wide lockdown in March 2020, Wildlife Safari was headed into the height of their busy season - Spring Break.

  

  

Les Zaitz/AP

  Ever wondered what would happen if a fire threatened a zoo? This became a potential reality for Wildlife Safari when a grass fire in Green, Ore. last month started a mile from their property line. 

  

Aubrey Bulkeley

MECCA (Material Exchange Center for Community Arts) in Eugene is hosting the 13th annual Object Afterlife art challenge at OSLP’s (Oregon Supported Living Program) gallery on 4th Ave. The pieces showcased in this project give new life to recycled materials. 

  

 

  

Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport has given a permanent home to an abandoned sea otter pup. Earle was found stranded in Pacific Grove, California.

  

  

Wildlife Safari

On Saturday, July 10, 2021, Riya uncharacteristically refused her dinner. For Sarah Huse, Carnivore Supervisor, this meant the birthing process had begun for the Sumatran tiger. 

    

Dan Stark

The extreme heat in the Pacific Northwest last month caused an uncommon problem for trees. It’s called sun scorch. Basically a sunburn for trees.

    

OPRD

As Oregon copes with drought conditions and limited wildfire resources, a ban goes into effect Thursday, July 22 on campfires in all state parks and forest lands east of I-5 from California to Washington.

  

  

KEZI / kezi.com

At a Board meeting on Tuesday, July 13, commissioners discussed a potential fireworks ban that would be automatically triggered when fire season is declared. The aim is to address fire danger.

  

  

Hult Center for the Performing Arts

The Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene is starting a new volunteer program, called Arts Ambassadors, aimed at broadening the venue's reach.

  

  

Greenhill Humane Society

As summer heats up, so does the risk of pets overheating. The most important thing you can do to keep your cat or dog safe is to leave them at home when you run errands. 

  

  

Andy Nelson / Register Guard/ Pool

After last year's Holiday Farm Fire, Greenhill Humane Society has some tips about how to prepare for a quick exit with your pets. According to Megan Brezovar, Community Engagement and Humane Education Manager, the most important thing in an emergency is to get yourself to safety - and bring your pets if you can.

 

  

  

Melorie Begay/KLCC News

  Eugene-based Arcimoto recently opened a rental program for it’s Fun Utility Vehicles or FUVs. Director of Communications Jonathan Miller shared why Arcimoto opened the rental center. 

  

Greg Yamada / Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Memorial Day marks the start of deer and elk birthing season. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to remind people to leave the young animals alone. 

  

  

Aubrey Bulkeley

For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Eugene Public Library is hosting a collaborative art installation called one thousand hopes. Coordinator Sara Miura Zolbrod drew on her experiences as an Asian Jewish American to create the project.

  

  

Anna Kien / University of Oregon GEO

After making most of its study abroad options virtual due to the pandemic, the University of Oregon is reopening opportunities this summer for students to study outside the US.

  

  

Lane Community College

Four seats will be decided in the upcoming elections on May 18th for the Lane Community College Board. 

    

Karen Richards

Bethel School Board in Eugene has four positions up for election on the May 18th ballot. One of which is contested.

  

  

Springfield School District

Three Springfield School Board seats are up for election on May 18th. Eight candidates are vying for two of the seats. 

  

  

Lane County Soccer Referees Association

There's a nationwide shortage of referees for amateur sports, and it’s affecting soccer in Lane County. An introductory course on Saturday, May 8, 2021 is aimed to recruit new refs.

  

  

  

Photo Courtesy of Eugene Pavlov Photography and Family Building Blocks / Oregon Community Foundation

Oregon Community Foundation announced today it is giving $40 million in state-funded grants to summer enrichment programs. 

  

  

Arcimoto

Arcimoto and 5th Street Public Market are celebrating Earth Day this weekend with an event to let people test drive the three-wheel, electric Fun Utility Vehicles or FUVs. 

  

Rachael McDonald

Allergy season can be particularly bad in our area because “The Grass Seed Capital of the World” is in Linn County. The broad, deep landscape of the southern Willamette Valley also retains pollen. How might the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having impact allergy season this year?

  

  

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds are gearing up for a new baseball season and fans can expect changes when going to PK Park.

  

  

OSPIRG Students

As Earth Day approaches, the organization OSPIRG Students is hosting online events for Youth Earth Week to encourage sustainable living.

Aubrey Bulkeley

The sun was bright and birds flew over the Willamette River while Project Manager Emily Proudfoot described the progress of the Downtown Riverfront Park project as she stood at the viewpoint where a path connects 5th Avenue to the water. 

  

  

DisOrient Asian American Film Festival

Recent events have brought racism against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the US into the spotlight. Eugene-based DisOrient film festival is working to build understanding and connection through film.

 

  

 

  

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and Carrie Mae Weems

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art has partnered with world renowned and Oregon-born artist Carrie Mae Weems for a public art campaign about COVID-19. The project’s focus is twofold.

   

Aubrey Bulkeley

Approximately 100 people gathered at the federal courthouse in downtown Eugene Sunday to speak out against racism towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

  

Alison Gash / Undueburdens.org

At the beginning of the pandemic when Oregon entered its first shut down, UO senior Emily Fowler found herself living back in Portland with her family and facing all online classes. One of those classes was with political science professor, Dr. Alison Gash. Gash discovered many of her students were experiencing this unprecedented situation alone or away from their peer support systems. 

  

  

Lane County Waste Management

During the pandemic, the way we do many things, like eating out, has changed. The pandemic has also changed how Lane County’s waste systems are used. 

  

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