Tracktown Tuesdays: Spirit Movers

EUGENE, Ore. — While many runners can finish the marathon in just a few hours, one group of spirited ladies will take much longer than that. But they are determined to finish, no matter how long it might take to cross the finish line. Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton introduces the Spirited Walkers.

High Obesity Rates in Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — 60 percent of people in Lane County are obese or overweight. That’s according to new numbers from Lane County Public Health. Lane County Public Health says the numbers aren’t as surprising as you might think, even in a county that is known for being active and having access to fresh produce, there … Continue reading »

Boy Scout Gear Stolen

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Just days before leaving for camp, a Boy Scout troop discovered that hundreds of dollars worth of its gear was missing from its storage shed. Troop One in Corvallis shares the shed with a Corvallis church and with a Girl Scout troop, and it says that someone broke in a few days … Continue reading »

Crews Respond to Creswell House Fire

CRESWELL, Ore. — Crews are on the scene of a house fire on Butte Road. South Lane County Fire and Rescue say it started around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday and is now under control. Firefighters say they’ll be out at the house for most of the night investigating.

Keystone Café Closing

EUGENE, Ore. — A popular Eugene restaurant is closing after more than 30 years of business. The Keystone Café, located at Fifth Avenue and Lawrence Street announced on its Facebook page that it will be closing its restaurant at the end of next month. Its last day open is August 31. The restaurant declined to … Continue reading »

Civic Stadium Deadline Extended

EUGENE, Ore. — The deadline to save Civic Stadium has been extended until December. The Eugene City Council is giving Friends of Civic Stadium three more months to raise money to buy the historic ballpark. Friends of Civic Stadium say they’re excited about the fundraising deadline extension until December because it gives them extra time … Continue reading »

Day of Community Service

EUGENE, Ore. — Accountants at Moss-Adams traded in their computers for tool belts and braved the heat for their annual day of service. About 60 volunteers from the Eugene accounting firm worked at five local nonprofits. Where about a dozen employees painted a Habitat for Humanity home on Yogi Drive near River Road. Others volunteered … Continue reading »

Bohemia Mining Days Gets Ready to Open

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — If you’re looking to take a trip back in time, there’s a living history festival taking shape in Lane County. Organizers are putting the final touches on Bohemia Mining Days in Cottage Grove. It starts Thursday at 4 p.m. The theme this year is Swindlers, Scoundrels, Liars and Cheats. Organizers were … Continue reading »

Eugene Man Creates Mason Jar Koozies

EUGENE, Ore. — A new Eugene company is taking to the Web and road in hopes of raising the funds needed to produce a special koozie. The Mason-ry koozie, made out of silicone is designed to perfectly fit a pint size Mason jar and take on anything modern man can throw it at, including a … Continue reading »

CrossFit Competitor Going to Worlds

EUGENE, Ore. — One man is set to represent Eugene on a world stage next week when he competes in the Reebok CrossFit Games in Los Angeles. Ben Stoneberg competed in the games last year and placed 16th overall in the world. This year, he says he wants to at least match that, but he’s … Continue reading »

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