Lightning Sparked Fire Burns Near Dexter

DEXTER, Ore. — Lightning strikes have sparked new wildfires in the Willamette Valley, including a fire burning near the town of Dexter. The Oregon Department of Forestry said Monday about a dozen new fires were started overnight by the lightning. Crews say the Dexter fire has burned about 20 acres so far, and they feel … Continue reading »

Festival of Eugene Short on Donations

EUGENE, Ore. — The Festival of Eugene is making its last push for donations this weekend. But, organizers said they still have a few thousand dollars to raise by Monday to make the event happen. Organizers said they received nearly $5,000 in donations this weekend. This all happened after a financial fall through on Friday … Continue reading »

Fatal Motorcycle Crash Closes Highway

NEAR VIDA, Ore. — Highway 126 is now open after a fatal motorcycle crash closed the highway for hours Saturday morning. The McKenzie Highway was closed for about two hours Saturday morning as Oregon State Police tried to figure out what caused a motorcyclist to lose control and crash in the middle of the highway. … Continue reading »

UO President Gets Severance Package

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon has an interim president after Michael Gottfredson’s sudden resignation. Why he quit is still unclear, but that’s not the only thing people are wondering about. During a meeting Thursday night, board members voted to not only accept Gottfredson’s resignation, but to also provide him with a nearly $950,000 … Continue reading »

UO Chooses Interim President

EUGENE, Ore. — Provost Scott Coltrane will be taking on the role of interim President of the University of Oregon. The UO’s Board of Trustees made the announcement after officially accepted former President Michael Gottfredson’s resignation Thursday evening. At the meeting, the board of trustees discussed Gottfredson’s time at the UO. They say he did … Continue reading »

Fire Contained on Fox Hollow Road

EUGENE, Ore. — The threat of evacuation is over after a large fire threatened homes in South Eugene Thursday afternoon. Emergency crews from around Lane County responded to the 32,000 block of Fox Hollow Road around 1:12 p.m., after receiving calls of a fire and possible explosions. “I looked up in the sky above the … Continue reading »

Huston’s Death Ruled Suicide

(KGW) DUNDEE, Ore. – A day after the body of missing Dundee mom Jennifer Huston was found on a remote Sheridan property, officials have ruled her death a suicide. The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Huston died of asphyxiation and the manner of her death was listed as a suicide. Her body was found … Continue reading »

UO President Gottfredson Resigns

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon president has announced he is resigning. The following message from President Michael Gottfredson was published to the University of Oregon’s website Wednesday: Today it is with mixed emotions that I announce my decision to depart the UO as President and pursue other opportunities in academia. I accepted the … Continue reading »

UPDATE: Dundee Mom Found Dead

DUNDEE, Ore. (KGW) — Missing Dundee mom Jennifer Huston has been found dead, in a remote area of Yamhill County near Sheridan, police said. A property owner spotted her SUV Tuesday morning in a grove of trees near Southeast Gopher Valley Road, just off Highway 18. He alerted police around 10:30 p.m., who soon found … Continue reading »

City Prepares to Take Down Graffiti

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The city of Springfield is preparing for a graffiti cleanup Tuesday on the EWEB Bike Path. Two neighbors who live near the path are not only fed up with the graffiti but say this is a growing problem in the city of Springfield. “This is our home, and our home doesn’t look … Continue reading »

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