Employees React to Mill Fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Dozens of employees were inside Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill as a fire broke out just before 5 p.m. Thursday. It was a frantic scene for employees at the mill run by Swanson Group. They say they feared for their lives and had to act fast. They said their decisions were a … Continue reading »

Crews Battle Fire at Springfield Mill

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The fire started a little before 5 p.m. Thursday evening and watched closely by fire crews, allowed to continue on through the night. Firefighters have yet to get inside to see what happened, but say they believe it began in a dryer. Despite the fact that Eugene-Springfield fire crews showed up just … Continue reading »

Fire at Springfield Swanson Mill

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Fire crews from several agencies responded to a fire at Swanson Group’s Springfield Plywood & Veneer mill Thursday evening. The fire started at about 4:41 p.m at 1651 South F Street, near S 18th and Booth Kelly Road. An evacuation notice was in effect for a one-mile radius of 26th and South M Street, … Continue reading »

Out & About: July 18th-20th

Check out these fun events happening all over Western Oregon! Out and About Links: Linn County Fair Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry, and Plain White T’s Bohemia Mining Days Coburg Golden Years Springfield Cruz For more information on other great events, or to submit your own, click here.

Slow “Cool Down” Into the Weekend

Meteorologist Marisa Woloszyn’s Forecast Discussion: It was another hot day Wednesday; high temperatures were in the mid to upper 90s inland. High pressure remains in control of our weather. Skies will be sunny inland and becoming sunny along the coast. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s and low 90s inland and mid 60s … Continue reading »

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 »

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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