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Western Oregon is known for its "liquid sunshine", bringing moisture that turns the countryside an emerald green in the spring.  Residents perpetuate that image in the hopes that people are disuaded from moving here.  Their hopes continue to be dashed as Oregon continues to have one of the larges...
Eugene, Oregon is a great base from which to enjoy the outdoors. Drive in any direction and you can experience beautiful scenery.  Residents and visitors are an hour's drive west to the Oregon Coast or an hour's drive east to the Cascade Mountains.  Rivers, waterfalls, old-growth forests, covered...
International students aren’t the only ones who are nervous about traveling so far from their familiar home and culture to study at the University of Oregon.  Their parents also worry, since they are too distant to be able to quickly lend help and support should their child encounter difficulties...
The FFIS Homestay Program matches University of Oregon international students with local community volunteers for a short-term homestay when the student first arrives in Lane County, Oregon. Volunteers open their hearts and home to young adults far from home, helping them to get oriented and sett...
The Friendship Foundation for International Students (FFIS) Homestay Program matches University of Oregon international students with local community volunteers for a short-term homestay when the student first arrives in Lane County. Volunteers open their hearts and homes to young adults far from...
The Friendship Foundation for International Students (FFIS) provides short-term homestay programs at the beginning of the fall, winter, and spring terms.  Incoming University of Oregon international students stay in a local community member’s home for 3-5 days.  They then move to permanent housi...
The Friendship Foundation for International Students (FFIS) provides short-term homestay programs at the beginning of the fall, winter, and spring terms.  Incoming University of Oregon international students stay in a local community member’s home for 3-5 days.  They then move to permanent housin...
Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint is a popular place to stop for locals and visitors alike.  It is located on the central Oregon Coast north of Florence and the Sea Lion Caves in Lane County.Picnic tables and restrooms are available.  It's a short hike up to the lighthouse keeper's fo...
The Friendship Foundation for International Students Homestay Program matches University of Oregon international students with local community volunteers for a short-term homestay when the student first arrives in Eugene and Lane County.Volunteers open their hearts and home to young adults far fr...
Be Aware - Bears and cougars are native to this area!This is the sign that greets me as I begin my hike in Wild Iris Ridge Park.  The trail is the newest link in the Ridgeline Trail System, located in the south hills of Eugene, Oregon.The trailhead is wihin easy walking distance from my home and ...
Lane County, Oregon residents have many choices for water recreation in the verdant Pacific Northwest.  Before Fern Ridge Reservoir was completed in 1941, Triangle Lake was the most popular local spot for enjoying the water. Triangle LakeThis 293-acre lake was originally known as Loon Lake, Lake ...
A Night Out Ends In A Life Lost It was a warm August Saturday night like most others in Eugene, Oregon.  Jessica Tutt, Andrew Michael Rosborough, and Kelly Ann Hover were enjoying friendship and a few drinks at Taboo, a downtown Eugene nightclub, with employees of KNRQ Rock 97.9 FM, owned by Cumu...
Willamette RiverThe Willamette River flows north from the Cascade Mountains in western Oregon, through Eugene, on its way to Portland where it joins the mighty Columbia River.  Its 187-mile journey provides ample opportunity for water recreation for nearby residents.Marshall Island Boat RampMarsh...
Willamette National ForestThe Willamette National Forest in western Oregon has over 1.5 million acres of nature to enjoy and explore.  It has eight wilderness areas and numerous backpacking and day hiking opportunities.  A favorite day hike near the McKenzie River is the Delta Old Growth Nature T...
Vaclav Hajek (1997 - 2007)On a sunny late August day in 2007, a 10-year-old boy prepared to walk his bike across a crosswalk after tending to the family's community garden plot.  A car stopped to let the boy cross the street.  Behind the car, an impatient teenager in a pickup truck swerved around...
The Oregon Coast is justly famous for its scenic vistas, attracting people from around the world to its shores.  Oregonians refer to their ocean border as "the Coast".  Say "We're going to the ocean" and you'll mark yourself as a visitor to this Pacific Northwest state.No matter whether you live ...
Oregon Covered Bridges Oregon has one of the largest concentrations of covered bridges in the United States, numbering more than fifty.  Lane County in western Oregon has 20+ covered bridges, giving it the distinction of having more covered bridges than any county west of the Mississippi River.Co...
It's a beautiful morning in Eugene, Oregon and I'm anxious to get outdoors for some fresh air and exercise.  Fortunately I don't have to drive far to enjoy seeing wildlife and verdant landscapes. Where should I go? Alton Baker ParkI could walk around Alton Baker Park, Eugene's largest park, with ...
 On June 19, 2005 (Father's Day), cousins Nick Davis, 13, and Britton Shepherd-Davis, 15, went swimming in a gravel pond in west Eugene, Oregon where a quarry used to be.  It was their last swim, as they both tragically drowned.  Seventeen-year-old Johnny Emory in 1994 and 12-year-old Ryan Lamber...

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