Gilham Students Launch Rockets

EUGENE, Ore. — Gilham Elementary School launched into the new school year Friday. This is the 11th year, the school’s fifth graders got the chance to set off water bottle rockets on the playground. Staff and students agree it’s a great way to start building their classroom community. “I’m really excited to see my friends … Continue reading »

FFLC Youth Farm to Host Festival

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Gardeners know the season is changing by their harvest. You can find an abundance of organic vegetables and fruits at Food For Lane County’s Youth Farm Fest. It’s happening Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the youth farm at 705 Flamingo Avenue in Springfield. There will be live … Continue reading »

Interview: Mayor’s Teen Art Show

EUGENE, Ore. — Local teens will have the honor of of having their art on display at the 15th annual Fast Forward Mayor’s Teen Art Show, opening Friday night from 6-8 p.m. at Maude Kerns Art Center. Mayor Kitty Piercy will presents the Mayor’s Choice Award. Michael Fisher from the art center was on KEZI … Continue reading »

Interview: SMART Readers

EUGENE, Ore — An Oregon nonprofit is getting national recognition for helping to improve children’s reading skills. The Start Making A Reader Today, or SMART program, is the 2014 Recipient of the Library of Congress Literacy Award in the American Prize Category. Laure McNichols, SMART’s Lane County Assistant Manager, joined us live in the studio … Continue reading »

Interview: How to Prevent Car Break-Ins

EUGENE, Ore. — A recent rash of car break-ins at Spencer Butte prompted police issue an alert. They say hikers heading out on the trails returned to find broken windows and their valuables stolen. Debbie Janecek, a crime prevention specialist with the Eugene Police Department, joined us on KEZI 9 News Midday to talk about … Continue reading »

Interview: Good Will Grill

EUGENE, Ore. — Siuslaw’s 4th Annual Good Will Grill, a benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, is happening Friday, Sept. 13. It will be held in the bank parking lot at 260 Country Club Road between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The cost is $10 per plate. Click on the video above for more … Continue reading »

Four More Days of Hot Weather

Meteorologist Melissa Frey’s Forecast Discussion: It was another clear start to the day Friday with no sign of clouds across the entire state. High pressure and off shore winds are keeping us clear, dry and warm and this pattern is going to hold through early next week. Highs will be in the mid to upper … Continue reading »

Man Found Dead in Barn Fire

EUGENE, Ore. — The Pleasant Hill Fire Department says a man died after a barn fire broke out in the 85000 block of Dilley Lane. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says the victim was 36-year-old Nicholas Wize. Investigators found his body inside the burning barn just before 8 a.m. It’s unknown how long Wize was … Continue reading »

Non-Profit Teaches Self Defense

EUGENE, Ore. — A local non profit is teaching women and other high-risk groups how to defend themselves. The Warrior Sisters Society formed about a year ago. It’s a non-profit dedicated to teaching free self defense classes to women, children and the elderly. Co-founders Samantha Krop and Rachel Ivey are self-taught experts, showing kids a … Continue reading »

Hot & Dry For The Weekend

Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:   **A strong solar flare erupted from the Sun yesterday and is heading towards Earth. There’s a fair chance we might be able to get a glimpse of the Northern Lights Friday night. Click here for a great site to track the best timing and locations: http://www.softservenews.com/Aurora.htm Even though tonight … Continue reading »

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