Merkley Proposes Legislation to Protect Sutton Mountain

Merkley Proposes Legislation to Protect Sutton Mountain

Following the lead of the Wheeler County Board of Commissioners and the Mitchell City Council, Senator Jeff Merkley introduced a bill in the US Senate last Thursday to protect Sutton Mountain and the surrounding land as a wilderness area. The…

Proposed Beach Smoking Ban Canned

Proposed Beach Smoking Ban Canned

Nothing says “summer” like spending a sunny day at the beach—catching some rays, hitting the water, maybe a nice picnic lunch, smoke a few butts. Wait, what about butts? Gross—why would you want to smoke at the beach? You got…

Oregon’s Finest Fall Foliage 2014

Oregon’s Finest Fall Foliage 2014

Fall has fallen and autumn has autumned. The leaves are embracing their eminent demise by turning all manner of gorgeous colors. Oregon has plenty of great places where you can see fall foliage, but here are our choices for the…

Paisley Caves Now A “Most Important” Archaeological Site

Paisley Caves Now A “Most Important” Archaeological Site

As October is Oregon Archaeology Celebration Month, it seems only fitting that Paisley Five Mile Point Caves have been added to the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places. The caves, located near Paisley in south-central Oregon, were the…

Eugene Adding 3/4 Mile Extension to Ridgeline Trail System

Eugene Adding 3/4 Mile Extension to Ridgeline Trail System

Following up on a plan first proposed in 2001, the City of Eugene has finally secured funding to build a new stretch of trail as part of the Ridgeline Trail system. The new stretch will connect existing trails at the…

Homeless Campers Volunteering for Park Maintenance

Homeless Campers Volunteering for Park Maintenance

A new program Eugene’s Community Supported Shelters has set up “rest stops” for homeless campers in exchange for volunteer work cleaning up and maintaining city parks. Twelve residents of one of the rest stops spent two hours on Wednesday, 7…