Eugene en Eugene Gets A "Rest Stop" For Homeless <p></p><p>The <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>city of Eugene </strong></a>is finally getting a "rest stop"… but not the kind where travelers pull off the freeway for a few minutes.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>"Rest stop" in this context means a place for homeless people to spend the night in tents, a legal place to sleep in town.&nbsp; Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:20:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 4387 at Eugene Gets A "Rest Stop" For Homeless Eugene Utility Rates To Go Up <p>The Eugene Water &amp; Electric Board voted last night to raise water rates by 6 percent and electricity rates by nearly 5 percent.</p><p>The Register-Guard reports the water hike is double what management recommended. Board members decided to start saving to develop a second water source for the city in case of an emergency, such as an earthquake.</p><p>Starting in February the water bill for an average single-family home will go up about $2 to $33 a month. The electric bill will go up more than $6 to $162.</p><p></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:18:29 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 4127 at Party Patrols Start In Eugene <p>Classes start Monday at public universities in Oregon, and Eugene police are resuming party patrols to control noise and crowds in student neighborhoods near the U of O.</p><p>The Register-Guard reports police have already been called this week to quiet noisy parties near campus.</p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:53:00 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 602 at Party Patrols Start In Eugene Eugene City Council To Allow Small Homeless Camps <p>The <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Eugene City Council</strong></a> voted this week to pass an ordinance allowing small camps for the homeless.</p><p>The ordinance would give the council the authority to create multiple volunteer-run camps for up to 15 people&hellip; if a tryout with a first camp goes well.&nbsp; Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:59:10 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 493 at Eugene City Council To Allow Small Homeless Camps At The End Of The Sewer Pipe <p>As much as we'd like to think the contents of our toilets just go away when we flush, there is no such place as "away."&nbsp; But communities around our region continue to look for ways to treat sewage and other waste products in ways that benefit the environment.&nbsp; The efforts include the<a href="" target="_blank"><strong> Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary</strong></a> and the Biocycle Farm of the <a href="" target="_top"><strong>Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission</strong></a> in the Eugene area.</p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 23:01:29 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 231 at At The End Of The Sewer Pipe