Home Show to Help Shelterbox

EUGENE, Ore. — The Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show opens its doors Friday night, and there’s all kinds of demonstrations and displays to help you better your living space. There’s also an opportunity for visitors to help out people dealing with disaster. ShelterBox USA delivers the essentials people need to rebuild after disaster. … Continue reading »

Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show

EUGENE, Ore.– The Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show kicks off Friday evening. Organizers are celebrating the show’s 10th anniversary with more exhibits and activities than ever. There are 230 vendors and 65 seminars, including national salvage design expert Shannon Quimby. She will show off a room that she created with salvage materials. “You don’t … Continue reading »

Springfield Refurbishing Street Lamps

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Downtown Springfield will soon be seeing the light, thanks to some thrifty shopping. The city bought 1,000 used street lamps from San Diego at a fraction of the cost of new lamps. Right now, the lamps are being refurbished at a shop in Pleasant Hill. Each light cost $85. After work to … Continue reading »

OSU to Host Repair Fair

CORVALLIS, Ore. — If you’re in or near Corvallis, you have a chance to get some free repairs and learn how to do them yourself. Oregon State University Campus Recycling is hosting the January Repair Fair from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the OSU Recycling Warehouse. You can bring in small appliances, electronics, clothing, computers, … Continue reading »

Corvallis Up For $5M Energy Prize

CORVALLIS, Ore. —  Five million dollars is how much is at stake. Corvallis, one of 50 communities in the nation, is competing for a Georgetown University Energy Prize to continue promoting energy conservation. And if Corvallis were to win, residents in the community could also win some of the big prize money. Energize Corvallis, a … Continue reading »

Anchor Moms: My Wormy Life

Fact:   I moved to Eugene, Oregon because I like what the city stands for–it’s bike-friendly, green, and big enough to be a big city without being BIG. Fact:   I love gardening–from growing organic vegetables and fruit to harvesting them. Fact:   In 2014, we bought a home in Eugene with a big backyard. LET THE … Continue reading »

GMO Issue on Benton County Ballot

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A measure to ban GMOs out in the open will be on Benton County ballots in May. Last month, Benton Food Freedom submitted an initiative to get the measure on the ballot. It had enough valid signatures to move ahead. Organizers say the measure is about protecting area soil, water, air, and … Continue reading »

Sister City Program Picks Up Trees

MEDFORD, Ore. – Saturday and Sunday, the Medford Alba Sister City Association is picking up Christmas trees in Jacksonville and within Medford city limits. Donations collected will help send 29 students from North Medford, Saint Mary’s and South Medford High Schools to Alba, Italy in March, for their student exchange program. The students are hoping … Continue reading »

Reedsport Fined for Sewage Leak

REEDSPORT, Ore. — The City of Reedsport is facing major fines to the tune of $2,000. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued the fines after they say the city released raw sewage into Providence Creek. They also cited the city for not telling the public in a timely manner. The leak was caused by … Continue reading »

OSU Holds Surplus Sale at Co-ops

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University’s co-ops closed down this year, and now you can get good deals on remaining furniture. The sale is at Avery House and Azalea House through Wednesday on the corner of Madison Avenue and 11th Street. You can get bargains on tons of items, such as used couches, refrigerators and … Continue reading »

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