Aubrey Bulkeley

Reporter

Aubrey Bulkeley joined KLCC in January 2019. She is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism at the University of Oregon. In 2018, Aubrey co-produced a three-part podcast for FLUX Magazine, a UO School of Journalism and Communication publication. She was previously an international educator and has traveled to 37 countries. Aubrey is a general assignment reporter for KLCC. 

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Wildlife Safari

Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon has welcomed a 5-foot 10-inch baby giraffe to its animal family.The two-week-old female is the third giraffe to be born at the park since the breeding program started in 2011. Wildlife Safari has successfully bred numerous species, including cheetahs, but General Curator Dan Brands says this process had its own learning curve. Giraffes give birth standing up so the baby drops about six feet.


Aubrey Bulkeley

Eugene-based company Blue Lotus Chai won a 2019 Silver Sofi award from the Specialty Food Association. The international award is considered the “Oscars of Artisan Foods.” 


Philomath Express

As graduation season comes to an end, Philomath High School has special reason to celebrate. Every senior who started the school year earned their high school diploma.


Tiffany Eckert

Eugene City Council heard public comment last night about a proposed ordinance revision that would allow property owners to remove people for trespassing in the planter spaces between the curb and the sidewalk.


Aubrey Bulkeley

For the last five years, students at Springfield High School have had a unique learning experience creating an outdoor magazine. Their hard work and dedication earned them a Pacemaker award from the National Scholastic Press Association this spring. 

Photo courtesy Oregon Department of State Lands

Oregon State University will hold community listening sessions June 4-6 about the future of Elliott State Forest. They’re considering using the forest for research.

It’s been a couple years since Elliott State Forest has been actively maintained. If OSU were to take it over, they would need a strategy to provide local revenue, access and recreational use, as well as a focus on conservation.

Lane Community College

Lane Community College is now a certified Bee Campus. They became the 5th college in Oregon to make this move.

Becoming a Bee Campus means LCC took specifics steps to encourage native pollinator species, not just bees. In April students planted native Willamette Valley plants in 5 gardens around campus.

Aubrey Bulkeley

The Board of Trustees approved a tuition increase for University of Oregon students this afternoon. It affects undergraduate students who are Oregon residents.

City of Eugene

The City of Eugene is holding a community meeting this Wednesday to imagine a new future for the Park Blocks. 

As part of the effort to develop downtown, the city wants to recreate the Park Blocks into a town square that better meets the needs of the community.


Aubrey Bulkeley

In the 21 years since the tragedy at Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon, school shootings have become more common. In 2018, The Washington Post reported more than 210 thousand students have experienced gun violence at school since Columbine. As a survivor of the Thurston shooting, I take a look back with several classmates to reflect on how that experience has stayed with us.


Aubrey Bulkeley

41 percent of university students struggle with food insecurity according to a report published last week by the Hope Center. This is up 5 percent from 2018. The University of Oregon began a pilot program this year called Feed the Flock to address the issue.


Eugene 4J

Despite a teacher walkout closing schools Wednesday, the Eugene 4J district will still provide meals for students.


Fatima Roohi Pervaiz

The 41st annual Take Back the Night rally will be held this Thursday at the University of Oregon.


Katz Family

After 42 years of operation, Eugene institution, Humble Bagel closed its doors on Tuesday.

Cafe Yumm!

The Broadway location of Café Yumm! in Eugene will likely be closing in September. Development of high-rise apartments and the restaurant‘s lease not being renewed earlier this year gave the company a sense something like this was coming.

  

Benton County

Following heavy floods, Benton County declared a state of emergency Thursday. This allows the county to be reimbursed from the state for the extra personnel hours and infrastructure damage.


350 Eugene

Local environmental groups will hold a town hall about climate issues in Eugene today, April 11. The meeting will focus on transportation which is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions.

Lane County Sheriff

Despite some sunbreaks today, more rain is expected. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office urges people to stay out of flood waters.

Aubrey Bulkeley

The Oregon Ducks face Baylor Friday in the Women’s NCAA Final Four. This is the first time the team has made it this far in the tournament. KLCC went on campus to find out what students at the University of Oregon think about this groundbreaking achievement.


Stephen Fickas and Marc Schlossberg

Most transportation systems don’t take cyclists into account. Partnering with the city of Eugene, professors at the University of Oregon are trying to change this with an app.


Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

In an effort to protect the Western Snowy Plover, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is roping off nesting areas along the Oregon Coast through mid-September.


Oregon Coast Aquarium

This Saturday, volunteers will clean beaches from Astoria to Brookings. The Oregon Coast Aquarium will be hosting one of these 45 beach clean ups.


Cascades Raptor Center

A month after heavy storms dumped 18 inches of snow across the region, the Cascades Raptor Center is ready to reopen. Volunteers have been working hard to repair damage. Most of the aviaries and trails are restored for visitors. The center will be open from 10 am - 4 pm beginning Friday, March 22. 

Irin Mannan

For the sixth year in a row, students from Oak Hill School in Eugene are going to the 2019 National Speech and Debate Championships.  

Eugene Police Department

Among other things, the Eugene area is known for bike theft, especially downtown.  The police department is working to keep this from happening.


University of Oregon

This week, restaurants at the Erb Memorial Union on the University of Oregon campus are donating a portion of their proceeds to Ducks Feeding Ducks. This effort is meant to address food insecurity as KLCC’s Aubrey Bulkeley reports.

Eugene Family YMCA

Eugene Family YMCA is open to anyone in the community who needs a place to stay warm, charge phones or a hot shower. Entrance is free and no membership is required to use the facilities.

The YMCA is located across from South Eugene High School and will be open until 10 pm today.

Rachael McDonald

LTD plans to resume regular weekday schedule service on Friday as road conditions allow. Routes will be evaluated in the morning to decide whether regular service can be restored. Service alerts will be updated as changes are made. Before leaving in the for your journey, check LTD.org for snow and service updates.

Oregon Department of Transportation

Some previously closed roads have been partially re-opened today, while others are still blocked by downed trees and power lines. Highway 38 is now open from Reedsport to I5. Oregon 138W continues to be closed to through traffic, but is expected to be open later tonight.

More Snow Coming

Feb 26, 2019
Rachael McDonald / KLCC

More snow fell Tuesday evening in the South Willamette Valley. The valley floor got several more inches. And more snow is falling Wednesday morning. 

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