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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Wildfire Closures

Sep 11, 2020
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Due to wildfires and poor air quality from smoke in the KLCC listening area, there have been many closures. Here is a compiled list of what we know so far. We will update this post regularly as we get new information.

Tiffany Eckert

Large animals rescued from the Holiday Farm Fire are being evacuated to the Lane County Fairgrounds. Organizers are requesting donations to care for the animals. Requested items are fly spray, hoof picks, kiddies pools and small and medium zip ties. They also ask for goat hay holders, horse buckets, chicken waterers and other chicken supplies. 

Saturday Market

Due to poor air quality the Eugene Saturday Market and Lane County Farmers Market have canceled their events for this Saturday, Sept. 12 in downtown Eugene. This decision was made to protect the safety of vendors, staff and community members.

Several vendors for the farmers market are in the evacuation zones and even more have been unable to harvest their crops this week due to the wildfires and smoke.

 

Corvallis-Albany Farmers’ Market has also made the decision to close Saturday, Sept. 12 due to forecasted air quality.

Nina Fink

 

Volunteers are needed to help with relief efforts at Silke Field across from Springfield High School. Organizers are looking for people to cover shifts beginning Thursday, September 10 through Tuesday, September 15. Volunteers will help with the intake of items, organizing, and helping people find what they need.

 

Masks are required for all volunteers. Those wanting to help are asked to sign up in advance and not just show up. For more information, go to mckenzieriver.org/volunteer.

Blachly-lane Electric Co-op has shut off all feeder cables in forested areas of their service district. This means all substations, except Junction City and Parker, both of which are on highway 99. 

Aubrey Bulkeley

Due to the high winds last night Parks and Space Urban Forestry crews have been working to clear downed trees throughout Eugene. Today crews are focussing on trees that are blocking roadways or have fallen on houses.

Eugene Public Library

The Windfall Reading Series which highlights writers from throughout the Northwest is going virtual this year. The Lane Literary Guild and Eugene Public Library are adapting with the times.


Rich Hobby

The Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene has been lit up red this week in support of a nationwide effort to raise awareness of how the pandemic has affected the live events industry.


Ben Shapiro

Eugene-based company, Emerald Broadband, was awarded $1.5 million of CARES Act funds as part of Business Oregon’s Rural Broadband Capacity Program. The grant money was awarded to finish an existing program in Western Lane County.

Aubrey Bulkeley

About 150 people attended a rally Saturday at the Main Post Office in downtown Eugene. It was part of a nationwide event in response to recent comments by President Trump about mail-in voting and Postmaster General Louis Dejoy’s decision to remove mailboxes and sorting machines. 


Aubrey Bulkeley

Businesses across Oregon are finding ways to cope with COVID-19 safety guidelines, which require masks indoors. Eugene Family YMCA adapted their group exercise classes by taking them outside.


Matt Gonzalez

The City of Eugene has adapted an existing program to help local businesses take advantage of outdoor park spaces during the pandemic. 

City of Eugene Cultural Services

This week is the third annual Visual Arts Week in Eugene. Events being held through Saturday.

  

Aubrey Bulkeley

Hundreds of people marched through Downtown Eugene Saturday in support of Black Trans Lives. The goal of the event, hosted by Black Unity and Eugene Pride, was to highlight the intersection between the Black and LGBTQIA+ communities.


Eugene Public Library

In November, Eugene voters will decide whether or not to renew a five year levy for the Eugene Public Library. The current levy, approved by voters in 2015, provides the library with 2.7 million dollars every year. This funding is set to expire in June 2021. 

  

Eugene Public Library

Two Eugene Public Library services suspended in March as part of pandemic safety measures have restarted this week. 


Terah Stuve

Several hundred cars drove around the capitol building in Salem Monday to protest in-person classes amid Oregon’s rising Covid-19 cases. People from all over the state joined Oregon Safe Return to Schools, part of a national movement called Refuse To Return. 


Lane County Farmers Market

According to the Oregon Food Bank, nearly 600,000 Oregonians are food insecure. This means they lack access to enough affordable and nutritious food. A program at the Lane County Farmers Market is trying to help.


City of Eugene

The City of Eugene has been working on an interpretive art piece over the last two years that commemorates the experiences of its Black citizens both today and in the past. The effort was underway before recent protests sparked conversations about systemic racism.


City of Eugene

As Lane County continues to re-open, temporary COVID-19 shelters for the unhoused are closing down. In response, the City of Eugene collaborated with the Eugene Mission and Community Supported Shelters to create a second microsite located in the Whiteaker neighborhood.

Aubrey Bulkeley

Black Unity protesters marched in Eugene Wednesday night in what the group calls an education protest. Approximately 150 people marched through the Whiteaker neighborhood.


 

Aubrey Bulkeley

The Black, Indigenous, People of Color, or 'BIPOC, Liberation Collective led roughly 300 protesters in a silent march through Eugene last night. Supporters walked through the city to protest police brutality and systematic racism. 


City of Springfield

As counties across Oregon continue to re-open, so do local libraries. KLCC’s Aubrey Bulkeley found out how some are adapting to new restrictions. 


Aubrey Bulkeley

Hundreds of people joined leaders of Black Lives Matter Eugene to peacefully protest through downtown Springfield Saturday night.


City of Eugene

As Lane County continues to reopen, the City of Eugene has a new program to help restaurants increase dining capacity. The  City of Eugene’s Anne Fifield says the “Streateries” program helps restaurants by adding dining areas in places like sidewalks and street parking. 


Lane County Public Health

Lane County Public Health Spokesman Jason Davis says COVID-19 testing guidelines have been broadened and local testing capacity is ready to increase. Testing numbers have yet to ramp up - likely because area doctors have been following advice to conserve resources. 

Lane County Public Health

For the second day in a row, Lane County Public Health reports no new cases of COVID-19. The number of cases in the county have plateaued at 48. One person remains hospitalized, 25 are recovering at home and 21 have completely recovered from the virus. 

Aubrey Bulkeley

Like most everything during this time, Eugene’s Riverfront Park project has needed to make adjustments. However, construction on the next phase will continue as scheduled.


Lane County Farmers Market

The Lane County Farmers Market officially began their regular season last week under statewide Coronavirus restrictions. The market is considered an essential service and is open for business, but with a few changes. 

Wildlife Safari

Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon announced a new litter of cheetah cubs born at the park. This makes 219 births for the most successful breeding program in the Western Hemisphere.


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