Local Woman Makes a Difference with Kids

EUGENE, Ore. — A number of people work jobs that don’t end when the time clock stops. That’s the case for one local woman, who’s going above and beyond to put kids first in our community. Our community champion this week is a mom, a boasted-about boss and an advocate for kids. KEZI 9 News … Continue reading »

Interview: Hispanic Heritage Celebration

EUGENE, Ore. — Antonio Huerta, a real-life cowboy and head of UO’s outreach efforts, dropped by the KEZI 9 News This Morning studio to discuss this weekend’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration.

Pet of the Week: Bobby

EUGENE, Ore. — If you have an active home and would love to adopt a dog, meet Bobby, our KEZI 9 News Pet of the Week. He is a 1-year-old Chihuahua/mix. He would do great in any home, including homes with cats, dogs and young children. If you’re interested in adopting Bobby or any other pet … Continue reading »

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.

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