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Power rate hike by EWEB up for public hearing

The Eugene Water & Electric Board wants public input on its plan to hike electricity rates this fall, on the heels of a rate raise just four months ago, and with another expected hike this coming winter or next spring. The utility is holding a public hearing on the proposed …


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The hot holiday weekend may be over, but the hot weather will continue this week.

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Due to the Labor Day Holiday today my weekly weather quiz question will be presented starting Tuesday.

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Advisories: None at this time.

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We will be staying under a strengthening high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape covering the Pacific Northwest) for the week assuring that we will stay from very warm to hot.

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Here are your detailed forecasts.**

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Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Clear tonight, sunny and still very warm Tuesday, hot Wednesday, and very warm Thursday with clear nights lows 47-55 highs 92-95 cooling to 92 Thursday night. Sunny Friday and Saturday with clear nights, mostly sunny Sunday, mostly clear at night, partly cloudy Monday AM, then mostly sunny and cooler Monday afternoon highs moving between 95-85 lows near 52. (seasonal averages high 80 low 49)

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Forecast for the Umpqua Basin including Roseburg: Mostly clear tonight, sunny Tuesday and Wednesday with clear nights, mostly sunny Thursday, then mostly clear Thursday night lows near 55 highs 93-96 cooling to 92 Thursday.  Mostly sunny Friday, mostly clear at night, sunny Saturday, mostly clear Saturday night, then mostly sunny Sunday and Monday with mostly clear nights highs 94-97 then down to near 88 Monday lows near 55. (seasonal averages high 81 low 53)

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Forecast for the South Oregon Coast including Coos Bay and North Bend: Mostly clear this evening inland, mostly cloudy with patchy coastal fog late tonight and early Tuesday AM, sunny Tuesday afternoon, mostly clear Tuesday night with patchy coastal fog late at night and early Wednesday AM, sunny Wednesday afternoon, mostly clear with patchy coastal fog late Wednesday night and Thursday AM, sunny Thursday afternoon, then mostly clear Thursday night lows 49-53 highs 66-73 cooling to 68 Thursday. Mostly sunny Friday, mostly clear Friday night, sunny Saturday, mostly clear in the evening, partly cloudy with patchy fog late Saturday night and Sunday AM, partly cloudy Sunday afternoon, patchy fog late Sunday night, mostly cloudy with patchy coastal fog early Monday AM, then partly cloudy Monday afternoon highs 68-75 cooling to 65 by Monday lows 50-53. (seasonal averages high 66 low 51).

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Forecast for the Cascades of Lane County: A slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms this evening, mostly clear tonight, mostly sunny Tuesday and Wednesday, mostly clear at night, mostly sunny Thursday AM, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and Thursday night free air freezing level 14,000 ft. tonight through Wednesday, then 15,000 ft. Wednesday night through Thursday night lows 50-55 cooling to 52 Thursday night highs 82-85.  Mostly sunny Friday through Monday with mostly clear nights free air freezing level 14,000 ft. Friday through Monday highs 80-75 lows 55-48.

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**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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Three-Car Crash on Highway 226 Injures Two People

LINN COUNTY, Ore. — A three-car crash injured two people Saturday morning.

 

It happened on Highway 226 east of Highway 20 in Linn County.

 

Oregon State Police say a Toyota pickup driven by Katherine Hansen, 48, of Lebanon was heading westbound on Highway 20.

 

She was signaling to turn left when it was struck in the back by a Chevrolet SUV.

 

That car was driven by John Massey, 65, from Lebanon.

 

The impact caused the pickup to strike a Ford F-250 pickup towing a horse trailer.

 

Hansen’s passenger Bradley Doner suffered serious injuries.

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Fire Destroys Shed Construction Building

DIXONVILLE, Ore. — A fire destroyed a building Saturday evening used to manufacture storage sheds.

 

It happened on Breezy Lane off of Highway 138 in Dixonville, which is east of Roseburg.

 

Investigators say the fire was caused by an unattended burn barrel.

 

Douglas County fire officials say fire season remains in effect and all burning, including burn barrels, is prohibited.

 

No one was reported injured and the building was a total loss.

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A cure for the Monday blues, starring…De’Anthony Thomas?

After a long day of travel yesterday, we’re finally back within the comfortable boundaries of Eugene. The mood among Duck fans is, understandably, still somber after Oregon’s showing against LSU, and it’s hard to blame them. Chip Kelly’s squad was considered by many to be a contender for the national title and, after just one week, those dreams are in serious jeopardy.

It was a tough loss, and difficult to watch throughout. That much cannot be denied. But on this Labor Day morning, it seemed appropriate to lighten the mood a bit. Contrary to popular belief, there were a few positive developments to take away from Cowboys Stadium. To name a few:

De’Anthony Thomas

The fumbles. That’s all anyone will want to talk about when Thomas’ name is brought up, and yes, I saw them too. No one can deny that the momentum shifted permanently when the true freshman fumbled twice within the span of two minutes in the third quarter.

It was the classic example of why Kelly is so reluctant to play true freshman on a regular basis. But Thomas also showed flashes of brilliance, moments that explained why this freshman was out on the field in such an important game. Watch the tape of the fumbles again (if you can stomach it). You’ll notice that he was in midst of explosive runs on both occasions, showing off his blinding foot-speed and impressive vision. As a receiver, Thomas led the team in catches with five. As a running back, he hit holes harder than either LaMichael James or Kenjon Barner had all night.

The mistakes were huge, but Thomas’ debut can hardly be called a failure. If nothing else, the “Black Mamba” will certainly be exciting to watch.

Hroniss Grasu

The redshirt freshman center had one of the toughest assignments going into the year, replacing the ever-reliable Jordan Holmes at the focal point of the offensive line. For the most part, he proved highly capable against an elite LSU defensive front. Though Kelly said he would need to view the tape to further evaluate Grasu, his first impressions were telling.

“He was good,” Kelly said. “I thought he held up in there, we had no snap problems at all…I thought he handled himself and played with some poise.”

Saturday wasn’t the offensive line’s finest night, but Grasu deserves credit for an impressive first start.

-No Panic Button

The mood was oddly calm in the press room just minutes after the final whistle blew on Saturday. Kelly was measured in his assessment of the team’s performance, and when asked if he was worried about his players bouncing back, he placidly replied, “Not at all.”

Clearly, this performance was a setback, and the coaches know that. But it’s nice to see that Kelly doesn’t react to crisis like another head coach who happens to share his surname.

-Speaking of Panic…

It’s week two, and Oregon is favored by 27 points against Nevada this Saturday. Chill out, everyone.

 

Matsutake Mushroom Season Opening Tuesday

EUGENE, Ore. — School is starting this week for many school districts and so is the mushroom harvest.

 

Matsutake mushroom season opens for the Deschutes, Umpqua, and Willamette National Forests Tuesday.

 

Anyone harvesting matsutake mushrooms on national forest land must purchase a commercial harvest permit.

 

Permits cost $200 for the 62 day season, $100 for a half season permit which is valid for 31 consecutive days, or $8 per day with a five-day minimum purchase.

 

Harvesters must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid ID in order to purchase a permit.

 

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Have a great Labor Day Holiday. Play it safe and keep cool

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Due to the Labor Day Holiday today my weekly weather quiz question will be presented starting Tuesday.

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Hope you get to enjoy the beautiful weather for this Labor Day Holiday today. Be safe, don’t drink and drive or drink and boat. It will be slightly cooler but remember to drink plenty of water and get to a cool location if you get overheated.

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Advisories: None at this time.

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We will be staying under a strengthening high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape covering the Pacific Northwest) for the week. A little onshore flow today from a weak upper level disturbance may cool us down just a touch, but the ridge will get stronger Tuesday assuring that we will have a hot week.

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Here are your detailed forecasts.**

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Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly sunny but just a bit cooler today (Labor Day), mostly clear tonight, sunny and still very warm Tuesday and Wednesday with clear nights highs 90-93 lows 47-52. Sunny Thursday, clear Thursday night, then mostly sunny Friday through Sunday with mostly clear nights highs 92-94 cooling to 86 Sunday lows near 52. (seasonal averages high 80 low 49)

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Forecast for the Umpqua Basin including Roseburg: Sunny today (Labor Day), Tuesday, and Wednesday with clear nights highs 92-96 lows near 55. Sunny Thursday, clear at night, mostly sunny Friday, mostly clear at night, sunny Saturday, mostly clear Saturday night, then mostly sunny Sunday highs 95-87 lows 55-63. (seasonal averages high 82 low 53)

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Forecast for the South Oregon Coast including Coos Bay and North Bend: Mostly cloudy with patchy fog late this AM,  mostly sunny this afternoon (Labor Day), mostly clear with patchy coastal fog late tonight, partly cloudy with patchy coastal fog early Tuesday AM, sunny Tuesday afternoon, mostly clear Tuesday night, mostly sunny Wednesday, then mostly clear Wednesday night lows near 50 highs 63-72. Mostly sunny Friday, mostly clear Friday night, sunny Saturday, mostly clear in the evening, partly cloudy with patchy fog late Saturday night and Sunday AM, then partly cloudy Sunday afternoon highs 72-68 lows 50-55. (seasonal averages high 66 low 52).

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Forecast for the Cascades of Lane County: Mostly sunny with some patchy smoke today (Labor Day), mostly clear at night, mostly sunny Tuesday and Wednesday, mostly clear at night free air freezing level 14,000 ft. today through Wednesday, then 15,000 ft. Wednesday night highs 80-84 lows 48-52. Sunny Thursday, mostly clear in the evening, partly cloudy late Thursday night through Friday evening, clear Friday night, then mostly sunny Saturday and Sunday and mostly clear Saturday night free air freezing level 15,000 ft. Thursday and Thursday night, then 14,000 ft. Friday through Sunday highs 84-74 lows 52-48.

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**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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Get your local Eugene-Springfield news on-line at EugeneDailyNews.com.

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Eugene woman drowns in the Umpqua River near Elkton

34-year-old Genevieve Moreno of Eugene drowned Sunday afternoon after swimming through rapids in the Umpqua River at Elkton.

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Fire near Sisters still threatens camp

ON THE SHORES OF BIG LAKE — The lakeside youth camp, normally alive this time of year with the sound of children, was silent on Sunday afternoon except for the turbine whir of an orange helicopter, which scooped up 800-gallon buckets of water one after another and dropped them in …


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Parent files suit against Harrisburg School District, alleges son was bullied, assaulted

The mother of a middle school student has filed a federal lawsuit against the Harrisburg School District, alleging that its educators failed to accommodate her son’s Tourette’s Syndrome or to protect him from bullying and assaults by other students. The complaint, prepared by Tigard attorney Kevin Brague, seeks unspecified economic …


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Our Labor Day Holiday weekend heat wave will continue through the week. Remember to drink plenty of water and make sure your pets also have a good supply of cool water and a shady place to keep out of the sun.

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Only one day left so please be careful for the end this holiday weekend. Don’t drink and drive or drink and boat. It will be slightly cooler but remember to drink plenty of water and get to a cool location if you get overheated.

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Advisories: None at this time.

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We will be staying under a strengthening high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape covering the Pacific Northwest) for the week. Onshore flow Monday from a weak upper level disturbance may cool us down just a touch, but the ridge will get stronger Tuesday assuring that e will have a hot week.

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Here are your detailed forecasts.**

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Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly clear tonight, mostly sunny but just a bit cooler Monday (Labor Day), mostly clear at night, sunny and still very warm Tuesday and Wednesday with clear nights lows 47-52 highs 90-93. Sunny Thursday, clear Thursday night, then mostly sunny Friday through Sunday with mostly clear nights highs 92-94 cooling to 86 Sunday lows near 52. (seasonal averages high 80 low 49)

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Forecast for the Umpqua Basin including Roseburg: Mostly clear tonight, sunny Monday (Labor Day), Tuesday, and Wednesday with clear nights lows 56-54 highs 92-96. Sunny Thursday, clear at night, mostly sunny Friday, mostly clear at night, sunny Saturday, mostly clear Saturday night, then mostly sunny Sunday highs 95-87 lows 55-63. (seasonal averages high 82 low 53)

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Forecast for the South Oregon Coast including Coos Bay and North Bend: Mostly clear this evening, partly cloudy with patchy coastal fog late tonight, mostly cloudy with patchy AM fog, mostly sunny Monday afternoon (Labor Day), mostly clear with patchy coastal fog late Monday night, partly cloudy with patchy coastal fog early Tuesday AM, sunny Tuesday afternoon,  mostly clear Tuesday night, mostly sunny Wednesday, then mostly clear Wednesday night lows near 50 highs 63-72. Mostly sunny Friday, mostly clear Friday night, sunny Saturday, mostly clear in the evening, partly cloudy with patchy fog late Saturday night and Sunday AM, then partly cloudy Sunday afternoon highs 72-68 lows 50-55. (seasonal averages high 66 low 52).

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Forecast for the Cascades of Lane County: Mostly clear tonight, mostly sunny Monday AM (Labor Day), partly cloudy in the afternoon, mostly clear at night, mostly sunny Tuesday and Wednesday, mostly clear at night free air freezing level 14,000 ft. tonight through Wednesday, then 15,000 ft. Wednesday night lows 46-52 highs 80-84. Mostly sunny Thursday,  partly cloudy Thursday night through Friday evening, clear Friday night, then mostly sunny Saturday and Sunday and mostly clear Saturday night free air freezing level 15,000 ft. Thursday and Thursday night, then 14,000 ft. Friday through Sunday highs 84-74 lows 52-48.

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**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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Get your local Eugene-Springfield news on-line at EugeneDailyNews.com.

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Oregon sees surge in Latino home ownership

A decade ago, Oregon’s black and Latino populations shared a bleak distinction: They had the lowest homeownership rates in the state.

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