BCSO to Convert Fleet to Propane Fuel

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Come summer, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office patrol fleet will have a new look – at least inside the trunk – where new propane tanks will be. The Sheriff’s Office is converting most of its patrol fleet from current gasoline vehicles to dual gasoline and propane vehicles – something that it says … Continue reading »

Philomath Named Tree City of the Year

PHILOMATH, Ore. — A small town in Oregon is getting a big honor for a big project. The city of Philomath has been named the Tree City of the Year for its dedication to tree planting and maintenance. Oregon Community Trees, the state’s urban and community forestry council, says kids helped public works crews with … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Weather-Damaged Plants

EUGENE, Ore. — This past winter we had a lot of extreme weather that might have damaged some of the plants in your yard. In this episode of In the Garden, find out what to do with your winter-damaged plants.

GMO Ballot Measure Draws Big Money

MEDFORD, Ore. – One house at a time, nearly 50 volunteers charged through Jackson County neighborhoods Saturday morning trying to spread the word. “We’re looking for assistance on the phone, we’re looking for assistance on the streets, we’re looking for stuff in envelopes, fliers, whatever it is,” said volunteer Mariska Pactwa. The canvassing is part … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Fertilizer

EUGENE, Ore. — Plants need good nutrients in order grow, but do you know the proper way to feed them? In this episode of In the Garden, we show you the winning combination of fertilizer for your garden. Johnson Brothers Greenhouses will also be doing free soil testing on Sunday, April 6th from 11 a.m. … Continue reading »

Lane Blood Center: Go Green, Give Red

EUGENE, Ore. — Earth Day isn’t for another few weeks, but a Eugene organization is celebrating all month long. The Lane Blood center has kicked off a new campaign to “Go Green by Giving Red”. The group says for every donation of blood in April, it’ll plant a tree. It says it will buy up … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Amending Clay Soil

EUGENE, Ore. — Every great garden needs great soil, and if your soil is heavy with clay, don’t worry. We have some tips from Johnson Brothers Greenhouses on how you can start fresh this season in the garden. One thing that lot of people forget about is here in the Northwest we’ve got a lot of … Continue reading »

Local Farmers to Showcase CSA Programs

EUGENE, Ore. — Ever wonder who grew the corn you eat with your dinner? Tuesday night is your chance to find out and enroll in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. It’s the annual That’s My Farmer event held at First United Methodist Church at 13th Avenue and Olive Street in Eugene. The event is a … Continue reading »

Volunteers Clean Up Coastal Beaches

FLORENCE, Ore. — It’s not just those who live on the coast who are taking part in cleaning up local beaches. Some people traveling through Florence Saturday picked up a bag and gloves to clean up trash along the coast. Some volunteers make it a point to clean up the coast. “Well we like to … Continue reading »

Hundreds of Trees Planted Near Beltline

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of people came out on Saturday to help beautify an empty stretch of land in west Eugene that hundreds of people drive by every day. About 100 volunteers turned out for the event, coordinated by Friends with Trees. They planted 211 new trees and shrubs on the land, which runs along … Continue reading »

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