Bounty of Benton County Helps Nonprofit

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An annual event giving explorers a reason to see the county is giving all proceeds to a nonprofit. The Bounty of Benton County started this weekend and runs until Labor Day. Twenty-five wineries and restaurants around the county are giving participants free goodies or discounted items if they purchase an event passport. All proceeds go … Continue reading »

Millions Raised In Challenge for ALS

EUGENE, Ore. — The “Ice Bucket Challenge” is getting a warm reception from people all across the country and advocates for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease research say it has done more than they could have ever imagined. As of Monday, the ALS Association has received more than $15 million in donations … Continue reading »

Renters Warned About Real Estate Scam

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is warning others about a rental scam. Art Tegger says he found an unbelievable deal on a rental in West Eugene. But, when he stopped by to see the home, he found out it was on the market for sale, not rent. He’s urging others to be very careful … Continue reading »

Trenton Nowak’s Family Remembers Him

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — We first met Trenton Nowak three weeks ago. He was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor in June and given six months to live. He lost the battle just two months later on Sunday, August 17. “Really hectic and sad and overwhelming. We’re just trying to keep it together and get … Continue reading »

LTD Wins National Award

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane Transit District  celebrated a big award Monday with a new brew. LTD has been named the 2014 Outstanding Public Transportation System and to celebrate, it’s partnering with Falling Sky Brewing. They’re selling t-shirts, have guest speakers, and even brewing a special beer called the Mash Transit Ale. LTD was recognized by the … Continue reading »

Eugene Man Facing Kidnapping Charges

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is in jail Monday night, facing a lengthy list of charges including robbery and kidnapping. Police got the call just after 8:00 p.m. Sunday about a kidnapping in West Eugene. Police said Manuel Vasquez kidnapped a relative, held the person at a home, but the victim eventually escaped. EPD … Continue reading »

Preparing Kids for the School Year

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Just about two weeks until local kids head back to school and school districts are reminding parents to get their kids vaccinated and if new to school get an eye exam. Starting this year, any child under age seven, who’s starting school for the first time is required to get an eye … Continue reading »

Paddle Oregon 2014 Takes Off

CORVALLIS, Ore. –   A week-long trip down the Willamette River is officially underway for about 200 paddlers who will be learning about the river’s ecology, history, and its importance to Native American culture. Hundreds of canoeists and kayakers are paddling 98 miles in five days, from Corvallis to Canby. Paddle Oregon 2014 is an annual … Continue reading »

Artists Roll Out New Creations

EUGENE, Ore. — Artists in Eugene are rolling out new creations. A steam roller was brought out at the Gallery at the Watershed in Eugene, where large pieces of art carved into wood were steam-rolled onto sheets. The event kicked off the new Watershed Arts Foundation Program, which aims to teach classes about art. “Lots … Continue reading »

Trenton Nowak Loses Battle to Cancer

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — We’ve learned Trenton Nowak, a 7-year-old boy diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor, has passed away. Ever since Trenton was diagnosed, his family made it their mission to make the best of the time he had left. It was back in June that Trenton’s family learned he had a rare, aggressive … Continue reading »

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