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. 

Ways to Connect

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. 

  

Cece Remior

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream joins other businesses opening in the 5th Street Public Market expansion. They are having a grand opening this weekend. 

  

Wildlife Safari

Arlene Herbert, who was instrumental in establishing the cheetah program at Wildlife Safari in Winston, Ore., passed away recently. Her legacy with the cats will be felt for years to come.

    

Sarah Grimm

In 2015, Oregon passed a law requiring tenants of multi-family properties be given the opportunity and resources to recycle. Lane County Waste Management is conducting a pilot program to better understand what will help.

  


Mountain Rose Herbs

E-commerce company Mountain Rose Herbs has purchased the Phoenix Industrial Park in the Whiteaker area of Eugene. The purchase of the 12-acre campus was finalized on December 31, 2020. 


Arcimoto

Arcimoto, creators of the Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV) announced last week they have entered a purchase agreement to buy a manufacturing site in Eugene. This will increase the company’s manufacturing space from 38,000 to 185,000 square feet. 

  

  

Nicole Nishimura

As La Perla closes its doors in downtown Eugene, the Community Fermentation Union is moving in.


Knot, Oleg Pashkovsky & Lika Borisova, Oregon Office of Outdoor Recreation

Oregonians wanting to get out of the house while being mindful of COVID guidelines have a new resource.

  

Eugene Marathon

As 2020 draws to a close, so does the window for participants of the Eugene Marathon. Since the race was cancelled, roughly 4,800 racers will need to decide by Dec. 31 how to use their registration.

  

  

La Perla & Cawood

Restaurants nationwide have struggled during the pandemic. La Perla Pizzeria is no exception. The downtown Eugene restaurant announced on their FaceBook page Dec. 14 they will be closing their doors at the end of December. 

  

Wendy Machalicek

Second graders at El Camino del Rio are holding a winter gear drive Thursday, Dec. 17 for Egan Warming Center. A classroom lesson turned into real life action.

  

  

McKenzie Community Development Corporation

Whether staying at local hotels or camping on their property, many people affected by the Holiday Farm Fire are still living in temporary situations.


Hult Center

As 2020 comes to a close with increasing COVID-19 cases, the Hult Center of Eugene is bringing back the ‘At Home Talent Show.’

Eugene Airport

As COVID-19 cases increase across Oregon, officials are discouraging travel, especially for Thanksgiving which impacts the Eugene Airport.


Egan Warming Center on Facebook

As temperatures decline, Egan Warming Center is keeping a watchful eye on the forecast. The Eugene/ Springfield organization is struggling amidst the pandemic to help the unhoused find shelter from the cold.


Aubrey Bulkeley

The Presidential election was officially called for Joe Biden on Saturday, November 7, 2020. That afternoon, Kim Pittman and Deb Lilly cheered as cars passed by the corner near the Federal Courthouse. They came from Fall Creek to celebrate Biden’s victory.

Aubrey Bulkeley

After the Presidential election was officially called for Joe Biden, the Community Alliance of Lane County held a celebration at the Federal Courthouse in Eugene. 

Andy Nelson / The Register-Guard

Few people were ready for what 2020 had in store. A pandemic, protests, economic distress and in much of Oregon, wildfires. Such crises can take a toll on our mental health.

 

Oregon Department of Transportation

Property owners across Oregon are grappling with how to rebuild after this summer’s devastating wildfires. They may be able to get help from FEMA and the EPA.  


Rachael McDonald

Oregon-based Brew Dr. Tea Company, formerly known as Townshends, will be closing all their tea houses by the end of October. 


Andy Nelson / The Register-Guard

As fire crews continue to work on containing wildfires in the region, many residents are still dealing with the effects of the smoke. Here are some things to consider for your HVAC and car filtration systems.


Carlos Delgado/AP Images for The HSUS

In response to the Holiday Farm Fire, Greenhill Humane Society has been assisting evacuees with their pets. Lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 prepared Greenhill for these efforts. 


George Filgate

Wordcrafters in Eugene has been awarded over $50,000 from national and state funds to support their work in the literary arts. 


Cafe Yumm!

The Broadway location of Cafe Yumm! in Eugene will be closing its doors for the final time on Friday, September 25. 


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.

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