Nathan Bouquet

News Intern

Nathan Bouquet is a student journalist at the University of Oregon and a volunteer in the KLCC newsroom. 

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City of Eugene

Four artists will paint murals in and around downtown Eugene to send a message to the community about river pollution starting Saturday. This is the second year in a row that the city of Eugene has chosen artists for its UpStream Art project.

Eugene Transportation Department

The City of Eugene will host the 9th annual Sunday Streets event this weekend in downtown Eugene. People are encouraged to come out and walk, ridem and roll in a strip of downtown blocks that are completely closed off from car traffic.

Imperfect Produce

Food waste is a large problem in the U.S. One reason for this is that produce that isn’t pretty doesn’t make it to supermarket shelves. A west-coast based grocery company brings fresh produce that doesn’t meet retail standards directly from local farms to consumers.

Rising tension between unionized staff and the management at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center has resulted in talks of a strike.

Joe Eilers

Another recreational water use advisory has been issued by the Oregon Health Authority, this time for Odell Lake in Klamath County. This is the fourth notice since the start of summer about algal blooms in Oregon water.

Oregon Aviation Historical Society

Cottage Grove’s Oregon Aviation Historical Society will hold the 41st annual Jim Wright Stearman Fly-In on August 3rd. The event features the powerful Stearman biplane, which has been around since the conception of American flight.


Springfield’s historic Dorris ranch will see renovation efforts by Willamalane funded by a $20 million bond measure passed in 2012. The public park is set on a working orchard within city limits and is a point of pride for Springfield residents.

Nathan Bouquet

After more than 30 years of buying and selling all things music, Skip’s Records & CD World is closing its doors.

Eugene Pro Rodeo

The Eugene Pro Rodeo begins its 28th anniversary tonight with a four-day competition at the Eugene Horse Center. The theme, “Tough Enough to Wear Pink,” is designed to raise awareness for those affected by breast cancer.

Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center

With 4th of July celebrations just around the corner, people should be aware of how their pets might react to fireworks. Every year, pets run away from home because of unfamiliar and noisy festivities.

Corvallis City Club

A community meeting will be held in Corvallis next Thursday in order to decide on bylaws for a homelessness advisory council. It’s designed to assess, plan and respond to homelessness issues in Benton County.

With temperatures in the Willamette Valley hitting the mid-90s, medical providers and safety officials warn citizens to take precautions before exposing themselves to harsh weather.

Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs

Oregon governor Kate Brown designated June 12th a statewide observance of women veterans. Oregon is now the fourth state to officially acknowledge women’s contributions to the U.S. military.

Cynthia Wooten

The Oregon Country Fair celebrates its 50th birthday this summer. On Saturday, a celebration will mark the designation of the fair as an Oregon heritage tradition.

Lane Community College

A two-year cybersecurity program will be offered by Lane Community College in the fall. Students will be prepared to enter the network security workforce with industry-approved computer labs and instructional assistants.

Citizens voiced their concerns about a proposed payroll tax at a Eugene City Council public hearing on Tuesday night. It would fund police and fire services, the municipal court and prosecution, and prevention and homeless resources in the city.

Oregon Health Authority

Increasing temperatures have led the Oregon Health Authority to notify citizens about cyanobacterial blooms in lakes, reservoirs, and rivers. Exposure to blooms can give people symptoms resembling a stomach flu and can kill smaller animals.

Rachael McDonald

The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department has issued a warning for citizens to be extra cautious in and around the Willamette River and other waterways. 

Karen Richards

Unseasonably hot temperatures and low humidity have led the Lane Fire Defense Board to temporarily ban outdoor fire activities. Beginning this Thursday in Lane County, the spring outdoor burning season will be suspended for one week.

Lane County

Oregon State Marine Patrol deputies are warning boaters in Lane County about an obstruction on the McKenzie River. Two downed trees block a section one mile downstream from the Bellinger boat landing.

Nathan Bouquet

Eugene’s Franklin Boulevard will see detours and lane closures starting Monday as a result of construction for the University of Oregon’s pedestrian sky-bridge.

Rachael McDonald

Lane County Public Works will open new disposal sites for debris that fell during February’s snowstorm. For the next three Saturdays, trees, limbs, and branches will be accepted in Rattlesnake, Marcola, and Oakridge.

Margaret Bull

A drama troupe from South Eugene High School was selected to perform a Broadway production at the International Thespian Festival.

Camp Lutherwood

A 60 year-old camp’s main lodge burned down last Friday near Fern Ridge Lake. Camp Lutherwood, which hosts schools and youth groups year round, is working hard to rebuild after a tragic electrical fire.