Special Reunion at Holt International

EUGENE, Ore. — She’s been called the mother of all of Korea’s orphans. On Monday she stopped in Eugene. For some it’s been years since they saw Molly Holt, the woman who’s continued her parents legacy of helping orphaned and abandoned children in Korea. For Holt adoptee Melinda Dionne this reunion with Holt and her … Continue reading »

Community Help Replace Stolen Tricycle

EUGENE, Ore. — An update on a story we brought you this weekend about a stolen tricycle. Evan McClendon is a student at the University of Oregon who suffers from a neuromuscular disorder. He has extremely weak legs and feet, and his only way to get around is on his tricycle until Sunday morning when … Continue reading »

Springfield Welcomes the Simpsons

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — An iconic day for the City of Springfield as it unveiled the anticipated Simpsons mural downtown. For over two decades, one family has been embraced all over the world and today, that family came to life in Springfield. “It’s wonderful. It’s wonderful,” said Jess Stafford. Stafford couldn’t wait to introduce her family … Continue reading »

Wells Tested Around Race Event

LEBANON, Ore. — Sprint jet boat races are likely coming back to Lebanon this weekend after the State Watermaster gave the event a preliminary green light – despite neighbors’ concerns about their wells drying up. The United States Sprint Boat Association is hosting the world championship event over Labor Day weekend, and says it will … Continue reading »

Earthquake Building Standards

EUGENE, Ore. — Bridges aren’t the only structures around town that could run into problems, local buildings might not be able to withstand a strong seismic event. City of Eugene officials say there have been building codes in place for years to make sure buildings don’t collapse, if there is a quake; but, there could … Continue reading »

Seismic Bridge Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — Officials in Oregon say an earthquake of the magnitude like the one in Northern California could cause catastrophic damage. The Oregon Department of Transportation says bridges built nowadays have seismic standards they must adhere to; but some of the state’s oldest bridges, could cause the transportation system to shut down if a … Continue reading »

Deception Fire Causes Smokey Skies

OAKRIDGE, Ore. – There has been quite a bit of smoke in the valleys this weekend and Monday. It’s all a part of the Deception Complex Fire near Oakridge. “Since July there has been five thunderstorms that have gone through this area. Out of those thunderstorms we have had 92 fires that have been detected,” … 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 »

Back to School Tips

EUGENE, Ore. — Schools in Oregon start a week from Tuesday and this means parents are preparing to help their children transition back to school. Sometimes it’s hard because kids have spent the last three months hanging with friends and going to summer camps. Dan West, a local teacher from Oregon Connections Academy, stopped by … Continue reading »

Deception Complex Causes Smokey Skies

OAKRIDGE, Ore. – Fire crews battled wildfires west of Oakridge the weekend. The wildfires make up the Deception Complex and consist of the Staley Fire, Deception Fire, Green Lake Fire, Davey Fire, and Pool Fire. The fires have burned 445 acres as of Monday morning and are 53 percent contained. Helicopters played a significant role … Continue reading »

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