Bug Killing Azaleas and Rhododendrons

EUGENE, Ore. — A warning for those who own azaleas and rhododendrons. If your plants are looking a little under the weather, a new pest might be to blame. Experts say the azalea lace bug is relatively new to the Northwest. But at Hendricks Park in Eugene, they’ve been in the area long enough to … Continue reading »

California Plastic Bag Ban Delayed

(CNN) — Looks like “paper or plastic” will still be an option in California for a while longer. The state passed a law that prohibits stores from giving single-use plastic bags for free to consumers. It was set to go into effect in July, until Tuesday. The secretary of state announced opponents of the law … Continue reading »

Warm Weather Affects Local Orchards

HARRISBURG, Ore. — All this unseasonably warm weather is causing trees at orchards to blossom early. Buds on peach trees are already opening up, which could mean fruit on the trees weeks early. But Greig Detering, owner of Detering Orchards, says it’s a bit concerning for the trees to blossom this early because they could … Continue reading »

Medford Could Ban Styrofoam Containers

MEDFORD, Ore.– Styrofoam containers could soon be banned from the City of Medford. The public is invited to attend the city council meeting, Thursday at 7 p.m. and weigh in on what they think. The city recorder, Glenda Wilson, said councilors can choose to enact the ban which means it would be effective immediately. This … Continue reading »

Trees Removed for EmX Project

EUGENE, Ore. — As work continues to get a public transportation line up, trees must come down. This is all part of Lane Transit District’s EmX project. Some trees along Sixth and Seventh avenues in Eugene, east of Garfield Street have been cut down, and crews are still working their way down to Charnelton Street. … Continue reading »

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 »

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