DuneFest Kicks Off on the Coast

WINCHESTER BAY, Ore. — DuneFest 2014 kicked off Wednesday at the National Forest Dunes Recreation Area in Winchester Bay. DuneFest is packed with exciting activities for all skill and age ranges with plenty of activities all weekend long. For those who do not own an ATV, there are several vendors who rent dune buggy quads … Continue reading »

Off-Duty Firefighter Dies at Launch Fire

FOURMILE LAKE, Ore. – An off-duty firefighter staged near the Launch Fire at Fourmile Lake died Tuesday night in what officials are calling accidental in nature. According to Sgt. Darren Frank at the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, 21-year old Matthew David Goodnature, of Phoenix, Oregon was taking a walk away from his fire camp at about … Continue reading »

Whole Foods Officially Coming to Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — One of the most popular grocery store chains in the U.S. is officially coming to Eugene. Whole Foods Market announced Wednesday plans to open its ninth store in Oregon at the corner of East Broadway Avenue and High Street. A representative with Whole Foods says the new store will bring an estimated … Continue reading »

All Ethiopian Athletes Located

EUGENE, Ore. — The missing persons cases involving four Ethiopian track athletes are closed after police located the fourth person Tuesday evening. University of Oregon Police says the missing 18-year-old woman was safely located in Federal Way, Washington where she’s staying with an acquaintance. The four athletes were reported missing by team coaches on Saturday … Continue reading »

Free Eye Exams

EUGENE, Ore. — A new law now requires all Oregon children age 7 or younger to have their vision screened before starting school or preschool. The purpose is to check for a number of eye diseases that can be treated successfully if caught early. Free eye exams are available. Eugene Public Library and Springfield Public … Continue reading »

State Hospital Holds Job Workshop

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Nearly 200 people turned out for a job fair in Junction City Wednesday, hoping to land a position with the Oregon State Hospital when it opens next year. The hospital will employ more than 500 people when it’s fully operational, most from around the area. Potential employees made their way to … Continue reading »

See Iconic Budweiser Horses

EUGENE, Ore. — The iconic Budweiser horses are here. The Clydesdale horses you see in the commercials will be appearing at multiple events to celebrate the 81st anniversary of Anheuser-Busch. The horses were originally used to deliver beer after prohibition. Now three teams travel the country showcasing the horses. It takes five hours to prep … Continue reading »

Movie Producer Making Batkid Documentary

TULELAKE, Calif. — A northern California boy became the world-famous “Batkid” last year.  Now, he is in the spotlight again. A movie producer is making a documentary about 5-year-old Miles Scott, his battle with leukemia, and the world’s effort to grant his wish of becoming Batkid. Filmmaker Dana Nachman says “Batkid Begins” is about more … Continue reading »

Ashland Nonprofit Convicted of Tax Fraud

ASHLAND, Ore. – An Ashland-based nonprofit, believed to have ties to terrorism, was convicted in court Tuesday. Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation pleaded guilty in district court. The conviction is for filing a false tax return with the IRS. The conviction stems back from a $150,000 donation moved through the foundation to its parent organization in Saudi … Continue reading »

Senate Votes to Debate Border Funding

(CNN) — The Senate voted 63-33 on a procedural vote to begin debate on a Democratic $2.7 billion spending bill to meet the needs of the unaccompanied minors at the southern border. The bill does not include controversial changes to a 2008 anti-trafficking law that many Republicans and the White House have said needs to … Continue reading »

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