January 5 – Morning Headlines

Could the Mayor have spoken up and headed off a controversial direct protest by members of the Occupy Eugene movement? Councilman Poling thinks so. Was this a strategic move by incumbent mayoral candidate Piercy?
Could the Mayor have spoken up and headed off a controversial direct protest by members of the Occupy Eugene movement? Councilman Poling thinks so. Was this a strategic move by incumbent mayoral candidate Piercy?


  • Council strife persists over Occupy Eugene
    City Councilor George Poling is not only angry with Occupy Eugene protesters who recently twice visited his house — he’s upset with Mayor Kitty Piercy. The northeast councilor says it took the mayor too long to criticize the protesters after their …
  • Property owner and neighbors clash over BMX park
    “Welcome to the Dog Pound.” An athletic young man in a bicycle helmet issues the invitation at the beginning of a video that was posted online. The camera pans through a warehouse crowded with teens and young men, many of them on BMX bi…
  • Suspect’s mental fitness remains in doubt
    An attempted murder suspect from Springfield returned to a Lane County courtroom on Wednesday after a stint in the Oregon State Hospital, where he underwent a mental evaluation. Miguel Angel Partida-Haaby’s attorney, Rebecca Davis, told a judge durin…
  • Springfield Man Arrested for Allegedly Going Through Someone’s Purse
    Springfield Police arrested a man who allegedly went through someone’s purse at a Springfield medical office.   Workers are Oregon Medical Group told police that on Tuesday at about 11:15 a.m., they found Allan Pola, 46, going thr…
  • Glide teen struck by driver having argument
    A 13-year-old Glide girl was struck by a vehicle on Tuesday, that police say was being driven by a woman having an argument with her son in the car.
  • Deadly car crash results in 10 year prison term
    A judge has sentenced a Eugene man to 10 years in prison, followed by three years of probation, after his conviction for manslaughter, assault and reckless driving.
  • Oregon Food Bank CEO retiring at end of June
    A woman who has helped develop a nationally recognized hunger-relief network in Oregon and southwest Washington says she’ll retire as CEO of the Oregon Food Bank, effective June 30.
  • Man charged in case involving vandalized UO public safety vehicle
    Eugene police have charged 20-year-old Max Aaron Chase of Eugene with one count of first-degree criminal mischief in connection with vandalism committed more than a year ago that resulted in about $7,000 worth of damage to a University of Oregon Depart…
  • Emerald Valley Boys and Girls Club reopens
    The Emerald Valley Boys and Girls Club has reopened after shutting its doors since October 2011.
  • Topless Protest in Eugene Not a Crime
    A second topless protest hit the streets of Eugene Tuesday night.   On Tuesday night sometime after 5 p.m., a group of five topless women and a couple men marched across the bridge that connects the city and county buildings outside the Euge…
  • Ridgeline expansion no easy trail
    It seemed clean, simple and, well, a touch soul-less, the announcement in early December that the city of Eugene was acquiring 193 more acres to add to its 1,200-acre Ridgeline Trail System. It was actually none of the three. To begin, I come at this w…
  • Mischief at the mall: Duo cited for scrambling up on roof
    Two young men got stuck on the roof of the Valley River Center mall after shimmying up the wall to retrieve a shoe.
  • Two Billies make Class 3A all-state
    Pleasant Hill wide receiver Will Parmenter and offensive lineman Parker Smith were first-team all-state selections in Class 3A football. Coquille linebacker Derrick Yarnell and punter Austin Arrant were also first-team picks. Santiam Christian and Dayt…
  • Pac-12 sets football schedules for 2012 season
    Every Pac-12 football game will be broadcast to a national audience, which is a first for the conference. The Ducks and Beavers both start their seasons at home on Sept. 1.

Tim Chuey Weather:

Just a little wet for your Thursday, then we’ll start drying out again.

High: 50
Low: 33
Rain: 60%

frontal system brought clouds and some rain back. There will be a dry period for the weekend. Another frontal system will be pushed in by an upper level low (“U” shape on yellow line) early next week, but the space in between will be dry. The snow levels still will not come down low enough to increase the possibility of some serious mountain snow. Mt. Ashland is closed now due to poor snow conditions. Hoodoo is officially open this week (as usual closed Wednesdays). Still not enough snow yet for Willamette Pass to open for skiing. Please check their web sites for the latest details and updates.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Cloudy with showers likely (60%) this AM, a good (50%) chance of isolated showers (under 0.10 in. of rain possible) this afternoon, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers this evening, patchy AM fog, just mostly cloudy Friday, a slight (20%) chance of rain in the afternoon, a (30%) chance of showers in the evening, a slight (20%) chance of showers late Friday night, a mix of clouds and sun Saturday, then partly cloudy Saturday night highs 50-42 warming to 45 Saturday lows 36-33. Partly cloudy Sunday and Sunday evening, mostly cloudy Sunday night, mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain Monday and Monday night, then partly cloudy Tuesday through Wednesday highs 49-45 lows near 34. (seasonal averages high 46 low 34)

Because weather forecasting is a combination of science, intuition, and timing there can be no absolute guarantees that individual forecasts will be 100% accurate. Nature is in a constant state of flux and sudden unexpected weather events can happen.

Keep Current on the Weather: timchueyweather4u.com

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