Fire Prevention Officer Wins Award

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A big state award is showcasing the Corvallis Fire Department’s fire prevention efforts. State Fire Marshal Jim Walker recently awarded Jim Patton, Corvallis Fire Prevention Officer, with the annual Golden Sparky Award.  Patton received the award on Thursday at the annual Oregon Fire Marshals Association banquet in Bend. The award goes to somebody who … Continue reading »

Former Slaves Owned Historic Home

CORVALLIS, Ore. —  A Corvallis home owned by former slaves is now in the National Register of Historic Places. The Gorman House, on Northwest 4th Street, is just north of downtown Corvallis. Mother and daughter Hannah and Eliza Gorman were slaves in Missouri in the early 1800s. In 1844, they traveled the Oregon Trail and … Continue reading »

Uber Appeals Eugene City Code

EUGENE, Ore. — A lengthy debate at the Atrium Building Tuesday afternoon over rideshare app Uber’s fines. The city of Eugene argues it has health and safety concerns over Uber operating without a license, which is the reason for these steep fines. But, Uber says it is just an app, not a taxi company and … Continue reading »

Mudslide Blocking Springfield Road

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Lane County Public Work Crews are working to clear a mudslide that is blocking the west end of Deerhorn Road. Drivers saw the slide at about 3:30 a.m. and called it in. The slide is blocking Deerhorn Road about a half mile from McKenzie Highway. Lane County Public Works say 12 trees came down … Continue reading »

Local Boy To Perform In Camelot

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene actor is making his debut on the big stage Tuesday night in “Camelot” at the Hult Performing Arts Center. 11-year-old Connor Truax has been cast as Tom of Warwick in the national tour of Camelot! Connor will be acting alongside touring professional actors and musicians. He first caught the acting … Continue reading »

Storm Uproots, Topples Tree

EUGENE, Ore. — Utility crews were on standby Monday night in preparation for potential outages and downed trees from a high wind advisory in the Willamette Valley. The storm was already showing its strength at a home in the 2500 block of McMillan Street in South Eugene. Strong winds uprooted and toppled a tree in … Continue reading »

OSU Spring Game Activities Announced

CORVALLIS, Oregon – Players Make Plays; Players Win Games. That’s the mantra for first-year head football coach Gary Andersen and April 18 is your opportunity to find out who is making plays to help the Beavers win games this season. It’s a new attitude under Andersen and with his leadership a hard-hitting format debuts for … Continue reading »

Beaver Fans React to Gonzaga’s Win

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A historic season ends on a sour note for the Oregon State University women’s basketball team Sunday evening at Gill Coliseum. Gonzaga is going to the Sweet Sixteen after eliminating the Beavers 76-64. KEZI 9 News spoke with Beaver fans on Monday, and there is not a lot of talk of disappointment. … Continue reading »

Marathon Mondays: Coaching

EUGENE, Ore. — It can be hard to stay motivated when running long distances alone, but it’s about finding the motivation, with the help of others, to step out and run. On a Saturday morning most people are relaxing from the work week or getting ready for weekend fun; but for some athletes, they’re up … Continue reading »

Washington-Jefferson Bridge Repairs

EUGENE, Ore. — The Washington-Jefferson street bridge is all repaired after a recent incident left the bridge damaged. ODOT crews were on the bridge Monday doing minor concrete work and repairing approximately 30 feet of guard railing. Officials say the damage was caused by a woman who tried to drive her car off the bridge … Continue reading »

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