Todd Patopea is just trying to enjoy his hamburger. But instead, the newly-minted food cart owner is nearly Tased by Eugene police officers — he’s about to be part of a high speed pursuit. “This bike comes racing down the street and bike cops are chasing him,” Patopea said. The cops disappear down a side […]
The City of Eugene expects more than 4,000 to attend its third annual Sunday Streets event, which promotes healthy lifestyles and alternative transportation, downtown this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the first of two Sunday Streets events this summer. The city will shut down Eighth and 10th avenues from Pearl to […]
Elfriede Prefontaine died Tuesday at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield. She was 88. Prefontaine was the mother of University of Oregon graduate and track star Steve Prefontaine. Twelve days before her death, she fell down at an assisted-living facility in Eugene, according to The Register-Guard. More to come.
University of Oregon tennis player Alex Rovello died Saturday at Tamolitch Falls near the Trailbridge Campground, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office said. The 21-year-old Rovello was a junior journalism major at the UO. Update, 5:52 p.m.: The Oregon athletic department released a statement regarding Rovello’s death Sunday afternoon. “The Oregon tennis family is devastated by the loss […]
Students who created a petition to get Tuesday finals canceled after the Monday Blackboard outage are asking the University of Oregon to end its relationship with the company that created the software. As of this post, it has more than 1,600 signatures. “Any unplanned loss of access to the Blackboard system, especially during final exams, amounts […]
A small fire in a stairwell in Tingle Hall at the Hamilton Residence Hall took place shortly after 4 p.m., according to tweets from students and from the official University media relations Twitter account. The UO Alerts page confirms the incident, including the fact that officials from the Eugene Fire Department are currently investigating the […]
Scammers have called at least two Eugene Water & Electric Board customers since Friday and asked them to wire money through Western Union. The utility provider said today in a statement that it does not ask customers to pay late bills by wiring money. If you’re behind on your bill, EWEB will remind you through the […]
Olympic gold medalist and former University of Oregon student Ashton Eaton will go before the Oregon State Senate on Thursday and thank them for supporting the Olympic Trials in Eugene last summer, The Associated Press reported this morning. He is slated to speak for 30 minutes. Eaton set a decathlon world record at the trials and went on to […]
Woody Tasch has been a catalyst for $21 million of investments in 180 small food enterprises and organic farms over the past two years. He’s the founder and chairman of Slow Money — a nonprofit focused on such investments. “This program will urge us to put our money where our mouths are,” said Wayne Morse Center […]
UPDATE: At 4:45 p.m., some University residence halls remained without power, including parts of the Walton Complex, Earl Hall and Straub Hall, according to a University press release. “Heat, fire systems and lighting are necessary for a safe living environment,” Michael Griffel, director of University Housing, said in the press release. “As such, we are […]
According to DailyEmerald.com statistics, this is a countdown of the most viewed stories of the year: 10. A torrential downpour in November slammed the campus and flooded streets throughout Eugene. 9. The tragic death of University student and Chi Omega member Lill Pagenstecher from meningitis was a low point in 2012. 8. A controversial column said […]
University of Oregon alum and Newport native Nichole Mead, Miss Oregon 2012, will visit the UO on Feb. 14 and give a speech about scholarships from the Miss America Organization. The speech will take place at the Veterans Memorial Building on Willamette Street at noon. She’ll sign autographs at The Duck Store at 2 p.m. Mead graduated from the UO in […]
Members of local Native American, Hispanic and African-American communities feel blindsided by a change-up in the University of Oregon’s former Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, The Register-Guard reported today. The UO is severing ties with three assistant vice presidents — Emilio Hernandez, Carla Gary and Tom Ball — who were tasked with promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. Instead, […]
Despite comment from Taco Bell on Friday saying it wouldn’t happen, a “coming soon” sign with the Taco Bell logo appeared today in front of the Starbucks building at the corner of 13th Avenue and Alder Street. It appears that the fast food restaurant will replace the Quiznos inside Starbucks which closed several months ago. The sign says […]
The Huffington Post today wrote about a YouTube video showing Arizona State supporters taunting an Oregon fan at Thursday’s game. It appears that beer was thrown on her and she eventually left the section. It’s unclear how the disagreement began, according to the post.
The 60-foot “A” that sits atop A-mountain near Sun Devil Stadium was painted green Wednesday night, according to CBS Sports. Naturally, Oregon fans are getting the blame. The “A” is usually gold.
The Daily Beast has rated U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley as the third greenest politician in the United States. Of more than $6 million in campaign contributions he’s received, about $90,000 were meant to promote environmental legislation. Merkley was at the EMU two weeks ago talking about homeownership and the economy.
A vigil for Carlene Ho — who drowned Monday in a Klamath County lake — will take place at 8 p.m. Sunday at Hendricks Park. Another vigil for Ho will take place in San Francisco at the same time. “We want to celebrate the life of this amazing, talented, loving, charasmatic and happy individual,” the […]
Senior safety John Boyett told the Napa Valley Register Sunday that he will undergo surgery this week to repair partial tears in both of his patella tendons. The surgery will end his 2012 season. Boyett read from a prepared statement: “I’ve had a lingering injury that I played through all last year. The hope was, […]