Communities Roundabout: piece of cake or runaround? Roundabout: piece of cake or runaround?
Traffic troubles have Springfield police paying special attention to the Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway roundabout. Look for increased patrols this week as officers scope out drivers not yielding and making illegal lane changes.
Communities Share your Thurston news Share your Thurston news
KVAL News values contributions from the people who live in communities like Thurston through YouNews and these new KVAL Communities sites.

One of the most prolific contributors is YouNews reporter photomike68.
Communities Thurston High grad wins gold at word cycling championships Thurston High grad wins gold at word cycling championships
A 2000 Thurston High School graduate and her teammate won their second gold medal in cycling at the 2009 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships on Sunday, Sept. 13.

Karissa Whitsell, 28, of Eugene, Ore., and teammate Mackenzie Woodring of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Communities Springfield honors student artists Springfield honors student artists
The Springfield Education Foundation (SEF) will honor the 19 students whose artwork was selected for the 2009–10 Student Art Calendar at Young Artist Celebration 2009 on Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 4:30–6:00 p.m. at the Richard E. Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St., Springfield.
Communities 'War of the Worlds' at Wildish theater 'War of the Worlds' at Wildish theater
Press release courtesy Willamalane

The Golden Age of Radio comes alive in a dramatic re-creation of the 1938 radio program, "War of the Worlds," to be performed Oct. 9-11 at the Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St. in Springfield.
Communities Springfield Historic Commission meets Oct. 13
The Springfield Historic Commission will meet on October 13, 2009 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Springfield City Hall (225 Fifth Street) in the Library Meeting Room. The public is welcome to attend.
Communities Lots of Hail Lots of Hail
YouNews Reporter renatebonham posted some great pictures of hail in Springfield on Tuesday, Sept. 29th.
Communities Maybe Thurston fans root a little too hard sometimes
Morning announcements at Thurston High School Sept. 29 included this warning:

"Students please do not stand on or jump on the benches at the football games. One was broken during the game on Friday night against S. Eugene.
Communities Thurston football on High School Gameday Thurston football on High School Gameday
The Sept. 25 edition of High School Gameday, which airs Fridays at 11:20 p.m. on KVAL TV, featured Thurston's matchup with South Eugene. posted highlights from two recent Thurston games online.
Communities Local Diabetes camp started because of Thurston family Local Diabetes camp started because of Thurston family
Camp Wilani has served family's in Lane County every summer for over 50 years with it's traditional and rustic day and overnight camps. But this year due to the involvement of a local Thurston family they reached out to serve in a different way.
Communities 52nd Street  closed Thursday 52nd Street closed Thursday
A short stretch of 52nd Street in Springfield will be closed Thursday, so plan your commute accordingly.

The road will be closed from G Street up to the intersection with Highway 126. The closure is scheduled to last from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Communities Springfield's First Dog Park Springfield's First Dog Park
Springfield is getting its first dog park.

You can't take your dog here yet, but progress is being made on the four-acre park. The park was just seeded with a special "self-healing" turf.

It will have an area for large breed dogs and one for small breeds.