Latino Heritage Month in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of families in Lane County is committed to sharing their culture and traditions as they celebrate Latino Heritage Month. When most families are going out to a dinner or a movie on a weekend night, some Latino families head to school. They bring their shoes, their bright beautiful skirts, and … Continue reading »

Detering Orchards’ Apple Daze

HARRISBURG, Ore. — The start of a tractor engine kicked off Detering Orchards‘ Apple Daze, it’s the first tractor ride of the season. Families were out early to enjoy some of the fall favorites. From activities to fall flavors. “We are serving free apple cobbler. It’s my mom’s famous recipe,” said co-owner Beck Detering. New … Continue reading »

All-Girl Performance Hopes to Inspire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A group of all-girl performers is sending out a message to empower others with a show Sunday in Springfield. Girl Circus was started 14 years ago by a Eugene woman who wanted to mentor and inspire young girls through theater and creativity. Darcy DuRuz is the creator and director of the group, … Continue reading »

Duck Race Helps South Lane Mental Health

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Saturday is the last day you can get tickets for the Great Rotary Duck Race, and we’ve been looking at which organizations it benefits every day this week. There are five in all that work to stop child abuse. Last but definitely not least, South Lane Mental Health is making a … Continue reading »

Video: Great Willamette River Cleanup

EUGENE, Ore. — This weekend is the 6th Annual Great Willamette River Cleanup. Cleanup efforts are taking part across 187 river miles. Volunteers are needed to help clean up trash. Willamette Riverkeeper Michelle Emmons joined us on KEZI 9 News Midday to talk about the event. Click here to sign up.

Out & About: Oct. 3rd-5th

Check out these fun events happening all over Western Oregon! Out & About Links: Springfield Mayor’s Art Show Colonial Harvest Days CROP Hunger Walk Eugene Generals Hockey CMA Getaway Contest For more information on other great events, or to submit your own, click here.

In the Garden: Drink Up Your Garden

EUGENE, Ore. — There are many great garden plants that you can make into drinks. In this week’s In the Garden, Caleb Johnson from Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows us what to plant in your own drinkable garden.

A Day in the Life: Vet Files Part 2

EUGENE, Ore. — Last time on “Day in the Life” we introduced you to Dr. Sean Barrett of the Santa Clara Animal Hospital. In part two, Dr. Sean takes on a new batch of cases, proving the work of a vet is just never done. If you have an idea for “Day in the Life,” … Continue reading »

Great Rotary Duck Race: Looking Glass

EUGENE, Ore. — Looking Glass, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping troubled teens, is one of five recipients of funds from the Great Rotary Duck Race. Looking Glass Executive Officer Craig Opperman says funds from the Great Rotary Duck Race are vital, but they especially help with child abuse prevention programs. He says this community … Continue reading »

Interview: 2nd Chance Animal Sanctuary

EUGENE, Ore. — If you didn’t know, 2nd Chances Animal Sanctuary in Eugene is a non-traditional rescue organization dedicated to providing a second opportunity for an enhanced quality of life for special needs animals. Its objectives are to raise awareness of the necessity for a sanctuary that provides long-term hospice and special needs care and … Continue reading »

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