Mt. Ashland Reveals Ski Survey Results

ASHLAND, Ore. — Mount Ashland is revealing the results of its recent ski survey. The survey had 1,200 responses telling mountain management what they want to see over the next 50 years. Some want to see longer runs and faster lifts. Others focused inside the lodge, calling for better food, a bigger bar and more lodging. … Continue reading »

Burn to Cause Smoky Conditions

EUGENE, Ore. – People should expect smoky conditions near Mount Pisgah in the next few days. Lane County will be conducting a prescribed burn at the Howard Buford Area and the Nature Conservency’s Willamette Preserve Monday. During the burn the north trailhead of trails 3 and 7 will be closed, but the other trails won’t … Continue reading »

Public Works Crews Prepare for Rain

EUGENE, Ore. — Brace yourselves on this first official day of fall for some heavy rain. The rain will last into Wednesday morning’s commute. It’s the biggest storm since March. Crews got an early start Tuesday to make sure it doesn’t catch us off guard. They were out at 6 a.m. checking in on the … Continue reading »

Fall Starts & So Does the Fall Weather

EUGENE, Ore. — Fall officially starts at 7:29 p.m. The season starts when the suns direct light moves from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere, crossing the equator at exactly 7:29 pm Pacific Daylight Time. But enough about the science, fall brings a change in weather from the summer sunshine and heat to the … Continue reading »

Eugene Couple Stranded in Mexico

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene couple is sharing their story after being stuck in Cabo San Lucas for days, following the destruction caused by Hurricane Odile. Gary and Nancy Carlile left two weeks ago with family for a relaxing getaway in Mexico. But a week into it, the hurricane ripped through and left thousands of … Continue reading »

Local Wine Grape Harvest Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — Local wineries are expecting a great year ahead, as workers begin harvesting this year’s grapes. Sarver Winery says the hot summer weather produced a great crop this year. During Monday’s overcast morning, workers at Sarver Winery at Elhanan Vineyard were busy removing muscat grapes from the vine. This year, these grapes, along … Continue reading »

Oregon Fall Foliage Blog Goes Live

EUGENE, Ore. — With the start of fall inching nearer, the changing leaves become a prime attraction. That’s why Travel Lane County is joining forces with forest rangers, biologists and leaf lovers from around Oregon. Together they’ll update a new blog with the most up-to-date fall foliage information. It’s called OregonFallFoliage.wordpress.com. The site will offer … Continue reading »

Fire Burning Through California

EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. — Smoke continues to fill the sky from a massive wildfire in California. The so-called King Fire is burning through the El Dorado National Forest, about 60 miles east of Sacramento. So far, the fire has charred more than 18,000 acres, and it is threatening more than 1,600 homes and other … Continue reading »

Crews Sift Through Boles Fire Rubble

WEED, Calif.– Fire Crews are assessing just how much damage was left behind from the Boles Fire. They are sifting through the rubble Wednesday, trying to find anything that may have been sparred. They are also working to make sure the area will be safe for others to enter. Downed power lines, hot spots, and … Continue reading »

Donations Sought for People in Weed

WEED, Calif. — United Way of Jackson County has opened an account at U.S. Bank for the long-term healing of the communities affected by the Boles Fire burning in Weed, California. United Way said, “Weed and its surrounding communities have experienced devastation. These donations will be used to help them rebuild.” Any donations made to … Continue reading »

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