HealthWatch: Riskiest Extreme Sports

NEW ORLEANS, Lou. — Orthopaedic surgeons say of all the extreme sports,  the greatest risk of head injuries comes from skateboarding. The study is being presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held from March 11 to 15 in New Orleans. The researchers looked at data from seven popular sports … Continue reading »

Skatepark Fundraising Efforts Begin

EUGENE, Ore. — Construction at the Washington Jefferson Skatepark is nearly complete and the skating community is on board. “I’ve been to Portland talking to kids in Portland. They all know about it. There’s a big Internet buzz going about it. It’s the largest covered, lit skate park in the nation, so there’s a lot … Continue reading »

Skateboard Park Opens in Gold Hill

GOLD HILL, Ore. — The Gold Hill Skate Park is now open. The town held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion this morning. The park is a memorial to Tom Fish, a Gold Hill native and skateboarder who died of a drug overdose four years ago. His ashes are mixed into the concrete … Continue reading »