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 »

Willamette Family Offers Support

EUGENE, Ore. — The Willamette Family Center is one of the nonprofits receiving money from this year’s Great Rotary Duck Race. The center offers inpatient and outpatient services for people dealing with addictions. One man, who’s been through the program says it was the parenting classes, which helped turn his life around. For Chris Carlisle … Continue reading »

VIDEO: Womenspace Flamingo Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Beware: you could see purple in your yard, as in purple flamingos. Yards across the area will be flocked this month. It’s one of many Womenspace fundraisers, and it’s new this year. Womenspace says its mission is to prevent domestic violence in intimate partner relationships in … Continue reading »

Nonprofit Gives Parents a Break

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Organizers of this year’s Great Rotary Duck Race hope to raise $500,000 this year, and you still have time to pick up a duck. Every year, the proceeds from the race go to support five area nonprofits that focus on this very effort year-round. One of those nonprofits is the Relief Nursery … Continue reading »

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