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Man Sentenced for Park Rape


EUGENE, Ore. — A former Eugene resident will spend more than six years in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl. Anthony Meredith, 22, pleaded guilty to raping the girl at Alton Baker Park during a game of hide and seek in 2008. A sketch was released at the time of the assault, but Meredith wasn’t … Continue reading »

Alton Baker Canal Stocked with Trout


EUGENE, Ore. — Lunkers have landed at Alton Baker Park, much to the appreciation of some eager anglers. On Thursday, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife crews backed up a truck full of large trout and unloaded them into the water. The smallest fish put in the water was 12 inches long. “All these rainbow … Continue reading »

City of Eugene Sowing Seeds


EUGENE, Ore — The City of Eugene is sowing seeds and ensuring native habitats stay native. The City’s Parks and Open Space department oversees over 70 developed parks and over 2,500 acres of open space. If there’s a renovation project, plants and seeds are required. In 2006, the city opted to cultivate its own seeds … Continue reading »

Kids Run for Children’s Miracle Network


EUGENE, Ore. — The heavy downpour Sunday didn’t stop nearly 150 kids from running a couple miles Sunday morning to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. The kids running for kids race has two options for the young ones. They can either run or walk a 5K or a 1K race. Organizers said this year’s … Continue reading »

In-Town Hook-Ups: Fishing Alton Baker Canoe Canal


This spring, you don’t have to hike miles into the wilderness or paddle your way into a high-alpine honey hole to make good trout fishing happen. You don’t even have to wait for spring to officially start. Catching nice-sized rainbow trout, in town, is as easy as taking a walk in the park—Alton Baker Park, to be exact.

Out of the Darkness: Hope for Suicide Prevention


A tragic loss gave Angela McClintic the inspiration and strength to organize the first-ever Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Eugene in October 2009. The walks have become an annual event held at Alton Baker Park with the purpose of raising awareness for suicide prevention.

Big Bang Theories and Candy Dreams: The News Week in Review


Another Fourth of July has come and gone, and with it went millions of dollars spent on fireworks. We Americans are all about those rockets' red glare. And we put our money where our mouth is.

Keeping Up With the Headlines: The News Week in Review


From Jerry Sandusky's trial expanding to include incest charges [1] to a U.S. House panel trying to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt [2], keeping up with the news has been difficult this week. That's not to even mention trying to keep with those Kardashians. But if you live in Eugene, the Kardashian part got a bit easier.

Volunteers Clean Up Alton Baker Park


Nearly 50 volunteers showed up to beautify Alton Baker Park's trails in honor of National Trails Day.
People gathered near the Alton Baker Community Gardens where REI and Nearby Nature representatives prepped them for the ...

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