June 21 – Morning Headlines
- City to look at new taxes
The Eugene City Council in the months ahead will tackle the politically charged topic of new taxes. City Manager Jon Ruiz on Wednesday raised the issue with the council as a way to develop what he calls a “sustainable” municipal government budget, …
- Free Shuttles for Olympic Trials
Lane Transit District and Starline Luxury Coaches will provide free shuttles for the Olympic Trials. The shuttles will run every 15 minutes, beginning two to three hours before the start of events. You can catch the shuttles at Park a…
- City asks for views on plastic bag ban
Got an opinion about Eugene banning plastic bags? The city wants to hear from you. Residents and retailers can participate in separate online surveys until midnight July 11. The survey results will be presented to the City Council when it meets on July…
- Cottage Grove Home Destroyed By Fire
A Cottage Grove family loses their home to a fire despite efforts by firefighters to control the flames. Eleven firefighters worked to extinguish this house fire on Gillespie Road. No one was home at the time of the fire, but the…
- School budget will cut into reserves
With no comment, Eugene School Board members on Wednesday passed a budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year that relies on reserve funds to make up for a decrease in local and state funding. The Eugene School District estimates that it will receive $2.1 mill…
- TrackTown 2012 local organizing committee to give away free tickets on Friday
Just one day out from the start of the U.S. Track & Field Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, those looking to get in to the event without shelling out some..
- Farm stand at hospital raises funds and health awareness
Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend is part of a growing movement around the country to bring farm-fresh, locally grown produce to hospital parking lots as a way to promote health and wellness. In its second year, the farm stand at RiverBend offer…
- Volunteer army
They’re descending on Eugene from all 50 states. They have a host of different skills and some lucky few of them will go on to the Olympics. They aren’t athletes. They’re volunteers, 1,800 of them. That’s about how many people it will take to k…
- Four-star wideout Darren Carrington commits to Ducks
The San Diego native wasted little time in accepting an offer from Oregon.
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Tim Chuey Weather:
Forecast: partly cloudy
Summer officially began with the Summer Solstice yesterday. An upper level low (“U” shape on orange line) brought some moisture our way and produced a few showers. Weak high pressure (little “Arch” shape on orange line on last graphic) will keep us dry through this evening. A frontal system will slide through today (position shown is for Friday) and an upper level low will move in behind the ridge both of which will return the slight chance of showers by late tonight and another frontal system (the one shown offshore) will follow just as the Olympic Trials open and continue into the weekend and middle of next week. The weather isn’t the only thing that will be a challenge to the athletes. The pollen count will stay high enough to bother those athletes who are allergic. So far, at least, we don’t have smoke from wildfires or grass field burning as we did during the previous Olympic Trials held here.
Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Partly cloudy today, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers late tonight, cloudy and cooler with a good (50%) chance of rain Friday AM, rain likely (60%) Friday afternoon (0.15 in. of rain possible), cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Friday evening, showers likely (60%) late Friday night (0.10 in. of rain possible) and Saturday AM, a good (50%) chance of showers in the afternoon, mostly cloudy in the evening and partly cloudy late Saturday night with a good (50%) chance of showers highs 78-62 lows 52-47. A mix of clouds and sun with a (40%) chance of showers Sunday AM, a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers Sunday afternoon, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Sunday night, a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers Monday through Wednesday and partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers each night highs 67-70 lows 46-50. (seasonal averages high 75 low 48)
- Forecast for the Umpqua Basin including Roseburg
- Forecast for the South Oregon Coast including Coos Bay and North Bend
- Forecast for the Cascades of Lane County
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.
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