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 »

Homemade Explosive Injures Man

EUGENE, Ore. — One lane of West Eighth Avenue between Washington and Jefferson street was shut down in downtown Eugene Thursday because of police activity. Eugene police served a search warrant at a home in the 500 block of West Eighth Avenue. They say Brian Markowsky was taken to the hospital earlier Thursday after with … Continue reading »

Deception Complex 53% Contained

WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST – Evacuation orders are in place for La Duke Road, the Deception Creek Mobile Home Park, and the Middle Fork Ranger Station, due to the Deception Creek Complex Fires. Despite the slightly better conditions, as of Thursday afternoon, more than 1800 acres have fallen to the flames, really pushing the 24 crews, four … Continue reading »

Kids to Take Part in Art Apprenticeships

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Ever wanted to live the life of an artist without giving up your day job? In October, 30 eighth graders from Hamlin Middle School will take part in a 10-week apprenticeship program through the Lane Arts Council and the Springfield Education Foundation. One of the artists, Betsy Wolfston, has been a professional … Continue reading »

Salem Girl Holds Prom Dress Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. — A Salem beauty queen is using her recent title to make a difference in her community. Brandi Urban, age 17, Miss Oregon Teen Cover Girl, visited KEZI 9 News This Morning on Thursday to talk about Abby’s Closet. The nonprofit collects prom dresses and gives them to teens who can’t afford them. … Continue reading »

Eugene Concert Choir Wins Grant

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Concert Choir Foundation was just awarded $125,000 to commission a new 30-minute orchestral work–and its focus will be on Alzheimer’s Disease. Famed Oregon composer Joan Szymko will create the work the first year and the ensemble will work on the music the second year. The choir will also work with … Continue reading »

100 Holes of Golf in One Day

CRESWELL, Ore –  An upcoming golf tournament is giving new meaning to the word extreme. Could you play 100 holes in one day? The 4th Annual Feynman Group Charity Golf Marathon is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 12, at the Emerald Valley Golf Resort in Creswell. It’s the only event of its kind in the area where … Continue reading »

Douglas County Fire Restrictions

ROSEBURG, Ore. — More than 35 million Americans will hit the road for the upcoming holiday weekend the unofficial end to summer, but there are some restrictions in place if you plan on heading to area forests. The continuing hot and dry conditions have caused the Douglas Forest Protection Association raised the fire danger level … Continue reading »

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