Crews Begin Prescribed Burns Along Coast

FLORENCE, Ore. — Smoke could be seen for miles out on the Florence coast Thursday, as the Siuslaw National Forest employees started their first of two prescribed burns. The prescribed burn got started around 10 a.m. and crews are now all done for the day. People living close to the area should still expect to … Continue reading »

GMO Labeling Debate Hits Close to Home

EUGENE, Ore. — The national debate over labeling genetically engineered foods is hitting close to home. One of the nation’s top safety food experts made a stop in Eugene¬†Wednesday. Consumer Reports Senior Scientist Michael Hansen spent time at Johnson Vegetable Farms to advocate for Measure 92. If passed, it would require the labeling of all … Continue reading »

Ninkasi Gets Green Roof Makeover

EUGENE, Ore. — The new Ninkasi Brewing administration building in Eugene is getting quite the makeover. The roof of the building was turned green in more ways than one. It’s all to help the overall efficiency and sustainability of the building to reach LEED certification. The green roof was designed by a local architect, and … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Fall Planters

EUGENE, Ore. — Some of your summer flowers might be done for the season, so now’s a good time to update your pots with beautiful fall flowers. KEZI 9 News Anchor Sean Cuellar shows us how in this week’s In the Garden.

Reusing Materials from the Old City Hall

EUGENE, Ore. — The city says it’ll be reusing 95 to 99 percent of the old city hall building during construction of the new city hall. The project manager says the wood from the outside and pieces of the steel structure will be used to construct the new building. All of the concrete will be … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Berry Preps

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s summertime, and now’s the time you’re enjoying your raspberries, your blackberries, but it’s also time to start thinking about next year’s crop. You need to get your gloves and your pruners out because raspberries and blackberries actually grow by suckers. So if you don’t prune them, they’re just going to take … Continue reading »

Recycling Bin or Trash?

EUGENE, Ore. — Most of us have recycled for years, but that doesn’t mean we’re doing it right. Lane County Waste Reduction Specialist Sarah Grimm says there are many items that get thrown in recycling that can’t be recycled, like paper cups and food containers. And some items are illegal to throw away, like motor … Continue reading »

City of Eugene Sowing Seeds

EUGENE, Ore — The City of Eugene is sowing seeds and ensuring native habitats stay native. The City’s Parks and Open Space department oversees over 70 developed parks and over 2,500 acres of open space. If there’s a renovation project, plants and seeds are required. In 2006, the city opted to cultivate its own seeds … Continue reading »

Exterminators Respond to Yellow Jackets

EUGENE, Ore. — The hot, dry weather we’re seeing is the perfect breeding ground for yellow jackets and wasps. Researchers at Oregon State’s Department of Horticulture say this year is very similar to last year. They’ve taken quite a few calls this month for bald faced hornets in the Corvallis area. “The yellow jacket activity … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Honey Bees

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s August, and this month we celebrate honey bees. August 16th is National Honey Bee Day. It’s a great time to remember to issues honey bees face. Obviously, the news of misused pesticides is one, but there are also other challenges that they face. There are viruses and diseases that are being … Continue reading »

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