RRR: Good Earth Home and Garden Show

EUGENE, Ore. — The Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show kicks off this weekend in Eugene. Wednesday afternoon, vendors moved into the Lane Events Center. From architects to builders to local stores, dozens of vendors set up booths made of recycled products. Down to Earth’s booth consists of recycled art, glass and composting bins. … 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 »

Community Challenge Kicks Off Tuesday

EUGENE, Ore. — You can shake up your winter commute next week and win some pretty cool prizes along the way. The Business Commute Mini Challenge kicks off Tuesday and runs for three days. Organizers are asking people to bike, walk, bus or carpool to work. The more you participate, the more chances you have … 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 »

RRR: Recycling Unwanted Lights

EUGENE, Ore. — Now that the holidays are over, there’s a way to get rid of those unwanted lights, even the ones that don’t work anymore. You can drop them off at NextStep Recycling in Eugene. They’ll then refurbish the ones that work and use the ones that don’t for copper recovery. They say to … 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 »

Eugene Names Bold Steps Award Finalists

EUGENE, Ore. — Three Eugene-based companies are now finalists for the city’s Bold Steps Award. The finalists include Cafe Yumm, Essex Construction, and Thermo Fisher Scientific. The city says Cafe Yumm is a finalist because all of its restaurants are built to LEED standards, and one location has a solar-powered electric vehicle charging station. Essex … 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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