Old Spaghetti Factory Comes to Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. –The Old Spaghetti Factory says it is opening a restaurant in Corvallis this year. North of downtown Corvallis sits an old train depot on Northwest Second Street that has been transformed into restaurant after restaurant – and The Old Spaghetti Factory hopes to change the failing business cycle by bringing its chain to … Continue reading »

Free Well Testing in Benton County

BENTON COUNTY, Ore. — Approximately 77 percent of Benton County’s wells have not been tested – posing huge health concerns – according to the Benton County Environmental Health Department. The Oregon Health Authority has granted Benton County funds to conduct free well testing that will check for nitrate, arsenic, and coliform bacteria. Bill Emminger, the Environmental Health … Continue reading »

Former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh Dies

PORTLAND, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber ordered flags at public institutions to be lowered to half staff Monday following the death of a former Oregon governor. Vic Atiyeh, Oregon’s Republican governor from 1979 to 1987, died at Portland’s Providence St. Vincent Medical Center just after 8 p.m. Sunday. Atiyeh was surrounded by friends and family. A … Continue reading »

Climate Change Ordinance

EUGENE, Ore.– Local non-profit group, Our Children’s Trust, will ask Eugene city councilors to adopt an ordinance that will really step up the city’s commitment to reducing its impact on climate change. The group, comprised of about 50 youth, will present the Climate Recovery Ordinance on Monday. It outlines three goals. 1. By 2020, all … Continue reading »

55th Bohemia Mining Days Wraps Up

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The 55th Annual Bohemia Mining Days came to a close Sunday in Cottage Grove. The free event kicked off Thursday, drawing thousands of people. Those who came out enjoyed live entertainment and food, and they also got to shop around to different vendors. Organizers say they enjoyed meeting the many community … Continue reading »

Police Investigate Deadly Hwy 126 Crash

VIDA, Ore. — A Blue River woman is dead after an early-morning crash on Highway 126. Police say a Toyota Camry was driving eastbound at about 1:45 a.m. Sunday when it crossed the center line. The car’s driver over-corrected and crashed into a ditch near milepost 30. Police say the driver, 40-year-old Jennifer Coach, was … Continue reading »

Parents Arrested for Leaving Kids in Car

EUGENE, Ore. — Police say two parents were arrested for leaving their two children in a hot car. The Eugene Police Department says it got multiple calls around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, saying someone had left two kids in a car near the Washington-Jefferson Skate Park. Police say the car was parked in direct sunlight for … Continue reading »

Sick Leave Ordinance Up for Debate

EUGENE, Ore. — On Monday, the topic of mandatory sick leave will be up for discussion. The Eugene City Council is scheduled to listen to public comment on a sick leave ordinance Monday night, but the Lane County board is holding an emergency meeting that morning in hopes of halting the decision. The board believes … Continue reading »

Thousands Attend Eugene Sunday Streets

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands made it out for the Eugene Sunday Streets event. Residents got to see live entertainment, learn how to skate and meet different people from the community. Organizers of Sunday Streets say the free event is one of the most popular gatherings of the year and more importantly, it helps to build … Continue reading »

First Annual Dragon Boat Race

DEXTER, Ore. — Most of these people are on the same boat, a dragon boat that is. They’ve never paddled one. “It’s a lot harder than I thought,” said Chris Moses, a participant and veteran. Despite the challenges, Moses and his team are enjoying themselves. “It’s pretty fun. It’s a fun competition. I’ve never done … Continue reading »

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