Jared Tilbor comes to KMTR from the East coast, following a career in teaching. After living in New York City for almost a decade, he is enjoying getting to know the people and places of the Pacific Northwest.
Jared received his Master’s degree in education, and taught third through fifth grade in the South Bronx. He remains in contact with some of the amazing students he had.
He loves talking and learning from the people around him, as well as traveling. His interest in different cultures was fueled while an undergraduate at Union College, in upstate New York. He studied East Asian politics, and spent an unforgettable period in Vietnam.
In his free time, you can find Jared hiking, beaching, and enjoying snow sports in Oregon.
If you have a story idea or suggestion, don’t hesitate to email Jared! He looks forward to becoming a part of the Willamette Valley community.
By Jared Tilbor and News StaffPublished: Jul 8, 2014 at 8:39 PM PDTLast Updated: Jul 8, 2014 at 8:39 PM PDT
The Eugene Water and Electric Board proposed to build a 17-acre retail and housing development along the Willamette River.
Since submitting the proposals in April, EWEB had four groups offer to help transform the riverfront property. The utility board rejected a Eugene-based Paradigm Properties on Tuesday, citing a lack of experience with similar large-scale projects.
"All 4 of them were good. It's just that the 3 that are moving on had so much more mixed use development on a large scale- had much more of that type of experience,” said Joe Harwood, a spokesperson for the Eugene Water and Electric Board.
By Jared TilborPublished: Jul 2, 2014 at 12:01 PM PDTLast Updated: Jul 3, 2014 at 9:57 AM PDT
A former Willamette High School athletic trainer convicted of sexually abusing a student was sentenced to 3 years in prison Wednesday.
The court also ordered Timothy Schley to pay $15,000 and register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
Judge Debra Vogt imposed a five year “no contact” provision preventing Schley from communicating with the victim, despite pleas from the victim and the victim’s mother to allow the two to remain in contact and pursue a relationship.
By Jared Tilbor and News StaffPublished: Jun 30, 2014 at 5:48 PM PDTLast Updated: Jun 30, 2014 at 5:48 PM PDT
Local police will be increasing patrols this weekend in an attempt to keep drunk drivers off the road.
And this Fourth of July, if you refuse to take a breath alcohol test, you can plan on giving blood instead.
"In Lane County, we're encountering an average of perhaps 1,000 people per year who are driving under the influence," said Amy Seely with the Lane County District Attorney's Office, "and large numbers are refusing to provide a breath sample."
By Jared Tilbor and News StaffPublished: Jun 19, 2014 at 10:18 AM PDTLast Updated: Jun 20, 2014 at 8:54 AM PDT
An 18-year-old faces accusations that he murdered a woman in her home and raped another at gunpoint after entering her apartment through a 2nd-floor balcony in a deadly crime spree, police said.
Lucius Gentry Wilson III stands accused of murdering 36-year-old Angela Esther Stephenson.
Stephenson was found dead at 2 a.m. May 13 after her 8-year-old son reported his mother was bleeding.
Wilson is also accused of raping a woman at gunpoint May 7 after entering her second floor apartment through a balcony window. After the sexual assault, police say Wilson forced the victim at gunpoint to drive to a bank and withdraw money from her account.
By Jared TilborPublished: Jun 3, 2014 at 4:50 PM PDTLast Updated: Jun 3, 2014 at 6:04 PM PDT
Land originally intended for a prison is being used by a local non-profit to feed the community.
“This year we were notified by the Department of Corrections they had 100 acres out here that they knew they were not going to be building on for at least 10 years and they asked if we’d be able to use it,” said Beverlee Hughes with Food for Lane County.
Now, the non-profit is paying $1/year for the empty lot, hoping it can help fill gaps in their food supply while cutting costs long-term.
By Jared Tilbor and News StaffPublished: Jun 2, 2014 at 3:41 PM PDTLast Updated: Jun 2, 2014 at 5:03 PM PDT
Eugene Beer Week started in earnest Monday, with events planned across the city leading up to the annual Sasquatch Brewfest on Saturday.
This year, Sasquatch and many Beer Week events are being held in what is being touted as Eugene's "Fermentation District" - that area of the Whiteaker neighborhood that is now home to several breweries and tasting rooms.
Businesses in the neighborhood have joined residents and local government to spread a message of responsibility.
A poster campaign kicks off this week, reminding regulars and visitors alike to "Respect Yourself. Respect the Neighborhood."
By Jared TilborPublished: May 27, 2014 at 5:27 PM PDTLast Updated: May 27, 2014 at 5:27 PM PDT
EmX buses carry people commuters from downtown Eugene Station to Springfield cCenter and from there north to Gateway.
The sngle line transports 1 in 4 Lane Transit District riders.
By 2017, another section will be added.
"The third EmX segment was actually chosen in combination with LTD and Eugene City Council," said Lisa Van Winkle with LTD. "They wanted to look at ways to ease congestion out to West 11th and the West Eugene area."
Buses will travel down West 11th with stops planned on both Sixth and Seventh avenues.
The $93 million project is part of a long-term vision.
By Jared TilborPublished: May 21, 2014 at 4:34 PM PDTLast Updated: May 21, 2014 at 5:17 PM PDT
Marina Hajek vividly remembers that day in 2007 her son Vaclav went on a bike ride.
"My son went to water his pumpkin that he was growing to have a pumpkin for Halloween," Hajek said, "but he never came back."
That was Aug. 27, 2007. A 16-year-old driver sped around a stopped car on the right, hitting and killing the young boy as he crossed the street in a crosswalk.
On Wednesday, May 21, she planned to take part in the national Ride Of Silence.
This year's ride will start at 6 p.m. on Bailey Hill Road where Vaclav died and quietly cross the city on a route dictated by the sites where bicyclists have died. A eulogy for people killed on bikes locally will take place at 6:30 p.m. before riders depart.