Man Killed in Shooting, Suspect Arrested

  EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a man following a fatal shooting Friday in Eugene. Brian Sears has been lodged in the Lane County Jail for murder. Deputies┬áresponded to calls of a gunshot wound just after 5:30 p.m. on the 100 block of Ruby Avenue. When they arrived, deputies say they … Continue reading »

Cottage Grove High School Vandalized

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Cottage Grove High School officials say it could take weeks to fix the vandalism that hit them overnight. Fortunately, surveillance video obtained Friday could help the school district identify the culprits. School staff was just hoping to work on some finishing touches with school starting next week, but that all got … Continue reading »

Daisy Ducks Give Team Secret Ingredient

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon football team takes on the University of South Dakota Saturday. What many don’t realize is Oregon gets a little boost loaded with love. Come half-time, the team brings out its secret ingredient–Rice Krispies treats. Since 2009, the Oregon Daisy Ducks booster group has been making homemade treats for … Continue reading »

Raptor Center to Host Family Day

EUGENE, Ore. — Labor Day weekend is the last hurrah before school starts. If you’re looking for a fun and educational family outing, head to the Cascades Raptor Center. Family Nature Discovery Day is the last Sunday of the month through September. There are over 50 non-releasable birds to visit, plus activities where they can … Continue reading »

Downtown Sidewalks for Walking Only

EUGENE, Ore. — Starting Aug. 29, if you are biking or skateboarding in downtown Eugene, you better keep your wheels on the streets. The sidewalks in the heart of downtown are now for walking only. There used to be a zone where skateboarders couldn’t use the sidewalks and a zone where bicyclists couldn’t use the … Continue reading »

Cosmos Creations Receives Grant

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A new local business is expanding, thanks to an $85,000 grant from Lane County. The funds helped Cosmos Creations buy a new machine and help build a new plant. Cosmos Creations is a company that produces puffed corn meal snacks. At the new plant site, it might just look like piles … Continue reading »

Elk Horn Brewery Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — After a former Carl’s Jr. Restaurant near the University of Oregon campus sat vacant for more than a year, local entrepreneurs have developed it into a brewery. The Elk Horn Brewery opened just two days ago, and they say they’ve been swamped. They brew their own cider, beer, and produce their own … Continue reading »

Popular Labor Day Destinations

EUGENE, Ore.– Thursday is the official start of the Labor Day weekend travel. It’s a chance for families to take that one last summer fling before school starts. Travel numbers are expected to break records, but thankfully, Lane County is a short distance away from popular Labor Day destinations. “You don’t have to travel far … Continue reading »

Duck Downtown Kickoff!

EUGENE, Ore.– Duck fans will have more to cheer about this football season! Friday kicks of Duck Downtown. It’s a brand new series of events hitting the downtown scene of both Eugene and Springfield, every Friday before home football games. “All kinds of special offers, from food and beverage and retail discounts,” said Lisa Lawton … Continue reading »

Cottage Grove H.S. Vandalized Overnight

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Early Friday morning a golf cart was stolen from the Hidden Valley Golf Course and used to vandalize Cottage Grove High School. The communications director for the South Lane School District, Garrett Bridgens, said at about 4 a.m. Friday an alarm notified the school district of a break in. A golf … Continue reading »

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