Kilcullen

Community to Facility Privleges

11-19 Pendleton CottagePENDLETON, Ore. — Cheryl Kidd, the woman who shot and killed Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen currently calls a secure residential treatment facility in Pendleton home. Despite protests from Kilcullen’s friends and family, Kidd was transferred there last month.

They’re not the only ones with concerns about the care she and her housemates are receiving in the community.  At the Pendleton Cottages, Kidd has the possibility of supervised or unsupervised public outings, that have many questioning the safety for those living nearby.

For a time, inside the walls of the Episcopal Reedemer Church, a desk sat empty. “We met through another connection when she was looking for a place to volunteer because she was at a stage that made sense for her and we had a need for volunteers and so the two came together,” said Alison Dingle, interim rector Redeemer Episcopal Church.

Dingle said she didn’t really know anything about her new secretary until she was hired. “Well she was great with people.  She was friendly, outgoing, welcoming. Her office skills were not what we thought they might be and see what her barriers to employment might be,” said Dingle.

Dingle’s volunteer was also a patient at Pendleton Cottages, a secure residential treatment facility serving mostly individuals deemed guilty except for insanity.

Patients at the cottages are cared for on an individual level with various treatments, some that even allow time off campus. A point of contention with city officials in what was originally a welcomed project following the closure of other similar facilities, resulting in a loss of around 300 jobs. “I think the only time that the line has kind of been drawn in the sand was around the conversation about the population being in the community unsupervised and the state dug their heels and probably rightfully so, and the city did as well,” said Chief Stuart Roberts, Pendleton Police Department.

“As it was put into place, initiated, the next thing we knew was we were having these folks in our libraries. I mean, they had freedoms in the community that we were a little more than stunned about,” said Mayor Phillip Houk.

Houk said he feels the city was misled. But, state staff say the possibility was made very clear to the facility opening via public discussions and reports.

In any case, they were stuck. “So, what we then did was take the other approach and work with them to make swure that we have as much information that they could legally provide us through the police department,” said Houk.

Pendleton’s police chief says staff met most of his requests including a secure fence and notifications about new patients, as well as those being released.  Ultimately, everyone agrees a lot of trust is placed in the staff. “That’s why the whole system is so structured to provide that safeguard to make sure that folks are safe when they are able to be in the community,” said Dingle.

So, how does the surrounding community feel about having these patients here? Including those like Cheryl Kidd?

“I wasn’t aware of it. But, I can definitely see the advantage of letting them slowly back into the community and getting more used to life outside,” said Nicholas Ficenec, Pendleton resident..

“I think most of the general public were unaware albeit some attention to the subject some years ago, those who paid attention may have concerns, but none of those people have voiced that to me,” said Roberts.

“People are already kinda messed up who aren’t in there, so I’m not really concerned about it,” said Jasper Sabatino, Pendleton resident.

While there were a few concerned about these unsupervised visits, there’s only so much that can be done. “We had no private information about her. It was what she disclosed and my stance really in working with anyone is, who they are is who they are now. We have a choice or we can trust in the humanity of people in our communities,” said Dingle.

One way the board quantifies the efficiency of their decisions is through recidivism, meaning how often does someone under their care re-offend. While the overall recidivism rate is less than 1%, .88& to be exact, board members said there have been no reports of any client from Pendleton Cottages being convicted of a new crime.

January 23 – Morning Headlines

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Morning Headlines

Projects like the WJ skatepark will be 75% funded by the City of Eugene, at the same time, the City Council is proposing a city service fee and a stormwater surcharge to cover the current budget deficit.
Projects like the WJ skatepark will be 75% funded by the City of Eugene, at the same time, the City Council is proposing a city service fee and a stormwater surcharge to cover the current budget deficit.

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  • Residents give cold shoulder to city’s proposed stormwater surcharge
    During a frigid evening, several Eugene residents tonight gave a cold reception to a proposed city fee that would increase Eugene’s stormwater charge on homes and businesses by up to $10 a month, or $120 a year. All 22 residents who addressed the
  • Biker sues driver over crash
    A Springfield man who was chased down by members of a motorcycle club after a crash on Highway 126 last year is being sued by the club member who was injured in the wreck. Attorneys for Roseburg resident Valentin Camarillo filed suit last week in Lane
  • Man gets  23 years  in prison  for attack
    A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbery, burglary and sex crimes in connection with a disturbing attack on an 84-year-old Eugene woman in her home last July. Jackie Griffin Harpole, 32, appeared in Lane County Circuit Court and was sentenced to more th
  • Kilcullen family backing new laws
    The wife and father of slain Eugene police officer Chris Kilcullen are pitching legislation that would make it more difficult in Oregon for people to leave secure state psychiatric hospitals after they’ve been deemed mentally unfit to stand trial
  • Blachly-Lane Electric Co-op out $600,000+ due to state hospital & business delays
    As the new Oregon State Hospital remains under construction near Junction City, the area’s electricity provider is out several hundred-thousand dollars due to delays on the project.

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Tim Chuey Weather:

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Be careful on the roadways this morning. We have a good chance of fog, freezing fog, and possible freezing rain this morning until about noon, then changing to rain this afternoon as the temperatures warm up a bit.

The high pressure (shaded “Arch” shape with blue arrows) is moving to the east allowing storms to return to the Pacific Northwest as an upper trough of low pressure (shaded “U” shape) moves in along the coast. Watch out for slippery roadways early this AM due to fog freezing on the surface of the road through today. A frontal system is headed our way to return the chance of rain to Oregon. Another frontal system will be moving into the Pacific Northwest late Thursday into Friday bringing more rain with it by late at night.

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High: 47
Low: 33
Forecast: Cloudy with patchy fog and freezing fog with occasional rain and freezing rain (under 0.10 in. of ice possible) this AM until about noon or so, rain this afternoon (0.10 in. of rain possible), mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of evening showers (under 0.10 in. of rain possible), partly cloudy with patchy fog and freezing fog late tonight, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain Thursday afternoon, rain Thursday night (under 0.10 in. of rain possible) through Friday night highs 42-47 lows 33-40. Mostly cloudy with rain likely (60%) Saturday, showers likely (60%) Saturday night, a (40%) chance of showers Sunday, then mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of showers Sunday night through Monday night, then a good (50%) chance of rain Tuesday highs 48-44 lows 35-33. (seasonal averages high 48 low 35)

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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July 26 – Morning Headlines

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Welcome back to the Lane County Jail. Members of the recently graduated class of inmates make a return appearance. (image: Warner Brothers)
  • Stabbing leads to 20 years of psychiatric watch
    A judge on Wednesday ordered a young Springfield man to spend 20 years under the jurisdiction of Oregon’s Psychiatric Security Review Board, after finding him guilty but for insanity, of attempted murder in 2010. The placement means Miguel Angel Part…
  • McKee handcuffed in court
    A once high-living Eugene financial planner awaiting trial on aggravated theft charges was handcuffed in a courtroom and taken to jail Wednesday for contempt of court in a civil case. James Scott McKee, 44, came to court to seek a postponement of his p…
  • Arrests follow early release
    The revolving door at the Lane County Jail is spinning. About 400 inmates have been granted early release from the jail since late June, when the sheriff’s office shut down 96 beds in response to budget cuts. Seventeen of those inmates have since bee…
  • Lane County commissioners discuss annexing land in Florence
    It was standing room only Wednesday at the Florence Justice Center as people packed into a tiny conference room to connect with county commissioners in Eugene…
  • Joey Harrington to join FOX Sports as college football analyst
    Former Oregon great Joey Harrington will be joining FOX Sports as a college football analyst for the network’s college football pregame show, according to USA Today and The Oregonian. The former Duck standout, who accumulated a 25-3 record during…

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Tim Chuey Weather:

Another hot one today, but we will cool down a bit as we slide into the weekend.

High: 86
Low: 53
Forecast: Hot.

An upper air trough of low pressure (“U” shape on the brown line) will sit offshore for a short time. That, when added to a weak surface disturbance that will brush by Oregon Friday, will increase onshore airflow enough to bring some clouds and cool us down a bit for the weekend. High pressure (“arch” shape on brown line) will take over after that and will give us great weather into next week. {Note: The Jet Stream movie may not be updated so you could see a previous date first then the forecast positions. The forecast positions are still in line with what should be happening.}

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The pollen count for the Eugene-Springfield area is:
Grass- Moderate (5)
Trees- Low (3)
Data from Oregon Allergy Associates
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Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly sunny and warm today, clear this evening, partly cloudy late tonight, cloudy Friday AM, mostly sunny and a bit cooler Friday afternoon,  mostly clear Friday night, cloudy Saturday AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, then mostly clear Saturday night highs 86-79 lows near 53. Mostly sunny Sunday through Wednesday, partly cloudy Sunday night and Monday night with mostly clear skies Tuesday night highs 80-83 lows near 52. (seasonal averages high 84 low 52)

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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May 8 – Morning Headlines

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Headlines

The NE Highlanders clinched the league softball title with a 5-0 win over Marist Monday night
  • No school layoffs, closures
    The Eugene School District budget, in free-fall for the past several years, will level off in 2012-13, with no layoffs or school closures in the proposal reviewed and approved by the district’s Budget Committee on Monday. It’s a far cry from the $2…
  • Army Recruiter Being Charged
    A Eugene Army recruiter will soon face charges for sexual misconduct. Springfield police say a mandatory reporter told officers about an alleged sexual encounter between the recruiter and a teen. Officers say the 33-year-old recruiter had sex wit…
  • Autopsy finds inmate died of aspiration pneumonia
    An autopsy conducted today by the deputy state medical examiner for Lane County indicated that a 24-year-old man found dead early Saturday morning in a cell of the Cottage Grove Municipal Jail died of aspiration pneumonia. Toxicology …
  • Theater group sells downtown building to developer
    Eugene developer Steve Master has made another bet on downtown. Lord Leebrick Theatre is glad he did. Master and his partners last month purchased the building on the southwest corner of Broadway and Olive Street from Lord Leebrick Theatre. … …
  • Blachly-Lane Electric Co-Op Increases Rates
    A small, local utility company recently raised its prices. Managers at Blachly-Lane Electric Co-Op say it’s been a few years since they raised rates. But because their power supplier boosted prices, the co-op had to pass some of those costs along…
  • Officer Kilcullen’s Name to be Added to Memorial Wall
    Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen’s name will be added to the Oregon Fallen Law Officers Memorial in Salem Tuesday. Officer Kilcullen was killed in the line of duty just more than a year ago. EPD says it’s sending several representat…
  • Campus chicken pox outbreak a concern for students
    A surprising surge of chicken pox cases have been seen in recent weeks by the University Health Center. Five cases have come in with the troublesome spots, although health center employees are concerned about more than itching. According to health cent…
  • University of Oregon finishes Atlas of Yellowstone
    It took nine years, about 100 experts and 30 cartographers to complete, but a University of Oregon-led project to create an atlas of Yellowstone National Park is done.
  • Oregon Mozart Players resign from the Hult Center
    Facing a budget crisis after losing a key foundation grant, the Oregon Mozart Players announced today that they are trimming their budget and moving out of the Hult Center. The chamber orchestra was among the original five resident performing companies…

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Tim Chuey Weather:

You’ll notice the difference in cloud cover and temperature today.

High: 72
Low: 33
Rain: 20% by tonight

high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on the yellow line) gave us sunshine and warmer temperatures. There will be a cool down today due to a weakening frontal system that’s still offshore and an upper level trough of low pressure (“U” shape on yellow line) behind the ridge.  Then it’s back to sunny and warmer again but not as warm as it was Monday afternoon.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis:  Partly cloudy and a bit cooler today, mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of drizzle this evening, mostly cloudy tonight, AM clouds, a mix of clouds and sun and cooler Wednesday afternoon, partly cloudy Wednesday night, partly cloudy with patchy fog Thursday AM, mostly sunny in the afternoon, then mostly clear Thursday night highs 72-60 warming to 64 Thursday lows 39-33 warming to 36 Thursday night. Mostly sunny Friday, mostly clear Friday night, mostly sunny Saturday through Monday highs 73-78 cooling to 76 Monday lows 40-47. (seasonal averages high 66 low 42)

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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December 13 – Morning Headlines

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City Council postpones Occupy campsite vote till Wednesday

Headlines

  • City Council postpones Occupy vote to Wednesday
    The Eugene City Council voted Monday evening to postpone the decision on whether to allow the Occupy Eugene movement to stay in Washington Jefferson Park past its Dec. 15 deadline, opting to revisit the issue this Wednesday, Dec. 14. Dozens of proteste…
  • Images show suspect in coffee stand robbery
    Police released photos Monday of a suspect who robbed a drive-up coffee stand last week.
  • City manager proposes way to dismantle Occupy Eugene camp
    The City of Eugene’s top manager has suggested the City Council take a number of steps to move the Occupy Eugene camp out of a city park and restore the park as soon as possible after a Dec. 15 deadline passes.
  • Governor appoints new head of business services
    Gov. Kitzhaber has appointed Patrick Allen director of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, pending Senate confirmation. Allen has been with the department since 2003, including as acting administrator of the Building Codes Division…
  • Bethel Students Design Kilcullen Memorial Garden
    The highway signs honoring Officer Chris Kilcullen are up and now another effort is under way to honor the fallen Eugene police officer. On Monday, leadership students at Willamette High School worked on the design of the Chris Kilcullen Memorial …
  • Oregon men’s basketball: Ducks hang on to beat Portland State, 79-70
    Oregon kept itself unbeaten this season at Matthew Knight Arena by holding off Portland State for a 79-70 victory on Monday night. The Ducks (6-2) have now won all five of their home games, though the biggest test to date comes Sunday when Virginia (8-…

Tim Chuey Weather:

Still waiting to get rid of the freezing fog, but the wait is almost over. Your Tuesday morning will be a frosty one again.

High: 43
Low: 28
Rain: fog

high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on the jet stream) has continued the fog and freezing fog to start the workweek. An upper air trough of low pressure (“U” shape on the jet stream) will return the clouds and chances for rain (which also means a bit warmer at night) by Wednesday night as a new frontal system moves in.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Mostly cloudy with areas of fog and freezing fog this AM, mostly cloudy with patchy lingering fog this afternoon, patchy evening fog, mostly cloudy with areas of fog late tonight and Wednesday AM, mostly cloudy with some patchy lingering fog in the afternoon, becoming cloudy with a good (50%) chance of evening rain, rain likely (60%) Wednesday night, cloudy Thursday AM and a mix of clouds and sun in the afternoon with a good (50%) chance of showers, then partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Thursday night highs 36-43 lows 28-32. Partly cloudy with areas of fog Friday and Friday night, a mix of clouds and sun with areas of fog and a slight (20%) chance of showers Saturday, a (30%) chance of rain Saturday night through Sunday night, then mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain Monday highs 40-46 lows 30-35. (seasonal averages high 45 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.

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December 11 – Morning Headlines

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John Kilcullen stands before his son's highway memorial signage. (image courtesy KLCC)

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Tim Chuey Weather:

There is still a chance of fog and freezing fog to start off your Sunday. The chance of rain is returning and it will warm up just a bit.

High: 42
Low: 28
Rain: 20%

cold front is moving in bringing clouds and a chance of rain, but a high pressure ridge (“Arch” shape on the jet stream) will bring back the fog and freezing fog to start the workweek. An upper air trough of low pressure (“U” shape on the jet stream) will soon after return the clouds and chances for rain.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Cloudy with patchy fog and a slight (20%) chance of sprinkles and light drizzle and patchy freezing fog this AM, a slight (20%) chance of afternoon showers, mostly cloudy with areas of fog and patchy freezing fog late tonight and Monday AM, a mix of clouds and sun in the afternoon, mostly cloudy with patchy evening fog, areas of fog late Monday night and Tuesday AM, a slight (20%) chance of rain in the afternoon, then mostly cloudy with a (30%) chance of rain Tuesday night highs 42-38 warming to 43 Tuesday lows 28-33. Mostly cloudy with a (30%) chance of rain Wednesday, a good (50%) chance of rain Wednesday night, cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain Thursday, mostly cloudy with a (30%) chance of rain Thursday night, a mix of clouds and sun with a  slight (20%) chance of rain Friday, then just mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday highs 43-39 lows 34-30. (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.

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Officer Chris Kilcullen to Receive Purple Heart

EUGENE, Ore. — Friday night, 47 law enforcement officers will be honored at the Oregon Peace Officers Association annual awards banquet. That includes Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen, who was killed in the line of duty.

 

The association will present a posthumous Purple Heart award to Kilcullen’s family at the 42nd annual awards banquet.

 

It’s being held at Spirit Mt. Casino, and is open to the public. In all, 75 awards will be given out to honor Oregon’s finest.   

October 31 – Morning Headlines

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Delma Kollar - 114yrs old - Creswell Oregon.

Headlines

  • Homeowner extinguishes garage fire, minor burns
    A Sunday morning house fire required one homeowner to spring into action and crews to investigate an attached garage.
  • Elmira man injured in two-vehicle crash on West 11th
    A 20-year-old Elmira man was taken to the hospital after he collided with another motorist around 9 a.m. today on West 11th Avenue about a quarter-mile east of Green Hill Road, Eugene police said. Ethan James Lindsey was headed east on West 11th when h…
  • Eugene Police Give Warning to Campers at Alton Baker Park
    Eugene police have asked campers at the Alton Baker Park to get ready to leave.   The request is in anticipation of a Monday council meeting to lift the allowance for campers to stay there. Police have visited the site to issue warnings …
  • EPD issues high number of citations during Halloween weekend
    Going into this Halloween weekend, the Eugene Police Department knew it would be a challenge. Game day festivities, Occupy Eugene protests and Halloween parties had Eugene filled with a variety of rabble-rousers, which led to 137 incidents prompting po…
  • Volunteers clean up Kilcullen memorial site
    More than a dozen volunteers turned out Sunday to clean up and revamp the memorial site of fallen Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen near the intersection of Highway 126 East…
  • Creswell woman turns 114 on Monday
    Heaven can wait. Delma Kollar is still here. And, according to the only group that appears to track supercentenarians — people 110 or older — only four other current human beings have been here longer. “Here” being the planet Earth…
  • Oregon men place 3rd at Pac-12 Cross Country Championships; women take 4th
    Buoyed by experienced senior star Luke Puskedra and a collection of various freshmen, the No. 23 Oregon men’s cross country team claimed a third-place finish at the Pac-12 Cross Country Championships this weekend in Litchfield Park, Ariz. The Ore…
  • Oregon soccer falls to Cal, Stanford as Pape Field closes for good
    Senior day for the Oregon women’s soccer team held particular significance on Sunday as the Ducks not only bid farewell to their own three seniors but played the final game ever at Pape Field. In their last weekend at Pape, the Ducks dropped two …
  • Oregon volleyball splits with Utah, Colorado
    Six days after posting arguably their best win of the season, the No. 16 Oregon volleyball team suffered its worst loss. The Ducks fell 13-25, 25-22, 28-26, 17-25, 15-8 to visiting Utah on Friday night, wiping away any momentum they had from an upset w…

Tim Chuey Weather:

No tricks for today’s weather. We should dry out in time for the “Trick-or-Treat” crowd to finish their rounds this evening.

High: 56
Low: 28
Rain: 20%

An upper air trough of low pressure (“U” shape on yellow line) has brought back the moisture as it sends afrontal system through, until high pressure returns this afternoon through Wednesday, then it’s back to low pressure and rain again. A REMINDER: We will go back to Standard time NEXT WEEKEND (officially at 2 AM Sunday November 6th).

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Partly cloudy with patchy fog and a slight (20%) chance of showers this AM, partly cloudy in the afternoon and tonight, patchy late night and AM fog Tuesday, mostly sunny Tuesday afternoon, partly cloudy with patchy fog Tuesday night and Wednesday AM, becoming cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Wednesday afternoon, then rain Wednesday night highs near 56 lows 33-28 warming to 36 Wednesday night. Mostly cloudy with showers Thursday, showers likely (60%) Thursday night, a mix of clouds and sun with a (40%) chance of showers Friday, a (30%) chance of showers Friday night, mostly cloudy with a good (50%) chance of rain Saturday, rain likely (60%) Saturday night, then showers likely (60%) Sunday highs 49-44 lows 34-40. (seasonal averages high 58 low 39)

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

October 28 – Morning Headlines

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Headlines

  • Wyden, DeFazio pursuing county-funding measures
    Oregon’s Congressional delegation is working on a two-pronged approach to funding Lane County and other counties in Oregon with vast areas of federal forest land that the counties can’t tax: Renew a long-standing but chronically threatened payments…
  • Recognize this tag? Call police
    Springfield Police have received reports of at least six incidents of graffiti at six different churches this week.
  • UO Administrators Strike Bargain with “Occupy Eugene”
    After less than a day of occupying the quad on the University of Oregon campus, protesters who had arrived early on Thursday agreed Thursday evening to a temporary relocation at a site owned by the university.   According to UO spokesman Phi…
  • Trees Come Down for Salmon Restoration
    For decades, state biologists thought the best way to manage Oregon rivers was to keep them free of wood fiber.  But that resulted in a shrinking of the salmon population.   So now the idea is to drop and pull down the trees to provide the …
  • Police beef up Halloween patrols
    Watch out for the folks dressed as cops this weekend and Monday. They’re likely to be the real thing. The Halloween weekend will bring extra officers onto the streets of Eugene, Springfield and much of Lane County as police gear up for what has becom…
  • New Eugene bankruptcy judge appointed
    A longtime Portland bankruptcy lawyer has been appointed as a U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge at the Eugene federal courthouse. Thomas Renn, 52, was apppointed Wednesday to fill the local judgeship vacancy when Bankruptcy judge Albert E. Radcliffe died sud…
  • Kilcullen to be added to Oregon law enforcement memorial
    A Eugene police officer shot and killed during a traffic stop in April 2011 and a Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputy killed in a shootout with a gang of masked men in 1882 will have their names added to the Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memor…
  • Eugene woman puts together unique homelessness art exhibit
    A unique art exhibit spotlighting homelessness in Lane County will go on display in Eugene this coming weekend, as Eugene artist Amy Bowers displays her collection of found signs used…
  • UO Breaks Ground on New Soccer and Lacrosse Facility
    Construction around Autzen Stadium has been going on for months now, but it’s worth it for the soccer and lacrosse teams.   The new stadium is being built south of PK Park.   The 12,000-sqaure-foot stadium will be ready for play o…

Tim Chuey Weather:

It looks like you’ll need the rain gear for the Friday night High School Football games tonight in Western Oregon.

A reminder: Standard Time returns at 2 AM Sunday November 6th not this weekend.

High: 60
Low: 38
Rain: 60%-90%

The jet stream shows a trough of low pressure (“U” shape on yellow line) bringing clouds and rain back. An area of high pressure (“Arch” shape on yellow line) will clear us out a bit Saturday, but a large upper level low (the next “U” shape on the yellow line) will take over along with a frontal system Sunday that will bring back more chances of rain to the Pacific Northwest.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Patchy AM fog, mostly cloudy with rain becoming likely (60%) by this afternoon (0.10 in. of rain possible), cloudy with evening rain, a good (50%) chance of showers late tonight (0.10 in. of rain possible), mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Saturday AM, partly cloudy Saturday afternoon and night, a mix of clouds and sun Sunday AM, becoming mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain Sunday afternoon, then a good (50%) chance of showers Sunday night highs 58-60 lows 45-38 warming to 42 Sunday night. A mix of clouds and sun Monday, partly cloudy Monday night through Wednesday, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of rain Wednesday night, then a mix of clouds and sun with a (30%) chance of rain Thursday  highs 58-54 lows 37-45. (seasonal averages high 59 low 40)

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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October 26 – Morning Headlines

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State Police are looking for a few...better recruits.

Headlines

  • Former SELCO assistant manager pleads guilty to embezzlement
    A former SELCO Credit Union assistant branch manager admitted in federal court Tuesday that she used her supervisory position to conceal her theft of nearly $150,000 between 2003 and May of this year. Lenora Jane Colburn, 49, pleaded guilty to a single…
  • Truck theft results in quick recovery by CG police
    On Tuesday afternoon Cottage Grove’s Dave Ward could hardly believe his eyes when he saw his truck and trailer being driven north on Harvey Road by a stranger. “I was servicing an account near Safeway, my son and I were just finishing up,
  • Eugene voting wards adjusted
    The Eugene City Council on Monday night unanimously approved relatively minor changes to City Council ward boundaries, as part of the once-in-a-decade redistricting exercise. Most of the boundaries of the eight wards will remain the same, but some adju…
  • Eugene officer’s memorial to be improved
    Springfield City Council member Joe Pishioneri says plans are in the works for a permanent marker to eventually replace the current collection of flags, flowers and memorabilia.
  • LCC President named CEO of the year
    Lane Community College President Mary Spilde was named Chief Executive of the year earlier this month by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), beating over 1,200 other community college presidents across the country to earn the associat…
  • Fitness tests wash out Oregon State trooper recruits
    The Oregon State Police are recruiting troopers and hoping they’ll get more applicants who have worked on their pushups.
  • Tech coworking space to open downtown
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Tim Chuey Weather:

A chilly start to your Wednesday with the chance of frost, fog, and maybe even freezing fog. Drive carefully.

High: 62
Low: 40
Rain: none

The jet stream shows a trough of low pressure (“U” shape on yellow line) is moving away from Oregon and it will be followed by a short lived area of high pressure (“Arch” shape on yellow line). A large upper level low will take over late in the week we’ll see a frontal system that will bring back more chances of rain to the Pacific Northwest.

Forecast for the Southern and lower Mid Willamette Valley including Eugene-Springfield and Albany-Corvallis: Patchy fog and frost with possible freezing fog early this AM, a mix of clouds and sun in the afternoon, partly cloudy and not as cold tonight, partly cloudy Thursday and Thursday evening, mostly cloudy Thursday night, mostly cloudy with a (40%) chance of rain Friday, then showers likely (60%) Friday night highs 56-62 lows 40-45. Mostly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Saturday, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Saturday night, a mix of clouds and sun with a slight (20%) chance of showers Sunday, 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, partly cloudy with a slight (20%) chance of showers Monday night, then a mix of clouds and sun Tuesday highs 62-57 lows near 46. (seasonal averages high 60 low 40)

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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