What to do about South Eugene’s wood smoke problem

by Jo Niehaus, LRAPA Public Affairs Every fall, the cooler temperatures and changing leaves bring relief to the Pacific Northwest. However, the coziness and warmth from wood burning isn’t a welcome sight nor smell for all. We tend to think that wood burning is cost effective, traditional, natural, and creates a certain ambiance that is…

Amazon Organics to expand and re-open Jiffy-Mart

by Laurel Burke Amazon Organics is a medical and recreational cannabis dispensary located at 3443 Hilyard St. The owner has acquired the Jiffy-Mart space next door, which was vacated after the previous operators retired. Amazon Organics plans to re-open with a number of upgrades. My interview with Amazon Organics staff discussed how their business has…

Current Incentives to Replace Residential Heating Systems

As we approach the end of the current home heating season, now could be a great time to save on replacing old or inefficient home heating systems. A more efficient heating system could help reduce energy waste, lower energy bills, and when replacing wood stoves that emit a lot of smoke, could help insure compliance…