Looking Back to the Snowy March 21, 2012

EUGENE, Ore. — Although western Oregon isn’t well known for having big snow storms, we’re no strangers to them either. In fact, just this winter we had two significant winter storms with more than six inches of snow right here in Eugene, but those were winter storms, not spring storms and for us to see … Continue reading »

Dog Walkers Take Advantage of Sunshine

EUGENE, Ore. — The sights and smells of spring are springing to life all over western Oregon, and more people are heading back outside to take advantage of the nicer weather. We saw many people Friday at Eugene’s Delta Pond Park exercising and walking their dogs. According to those dog walkers, the dogs are really … Continue reading »

Mount Ashland Cancels Season

ASHLAND, Ore. – Officials at the Mount Ashland Ski Area have announced that they will not open this season, marking the first time in its 50-year history it has failed to open for skiers and snowboarders. In an email sent Friday morning, officials explained that the mountain had received less than a foot of snow … Continue reading »

Earthquake Hits near Gold Beach

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — The USGS has downgraded an earthquake near Gold Beach Thursday afternoon. It is now listed as a magnitude 5.2 after an initial calculation of 5.6. The location has also been adjusted, slightly father off shore – about now about 130 miles south-southwest of Gold Beach, Oregon. It happened at 12:11 p.m. See the … Continue reading »

Enjoying Spring-Like Weather

EUGENE, Ore. — The colors are starting to explode all over the valley floor as flowers and trees come back to life. Those purples and blues are coaxing people outdoors, getting them back on course and playing some of their favorite games. KEZI 9 News photojournalist Tim Garner caught up with a few people who … Continue reading »

Rain Leads to High Water Levels

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – River levels were noticeably higher Monday morning after rainfall in the Rogue Valley over the weekend. From Sunday to Monday, Rogue River water levels increased by about seven feet and peaked around 11 feet near Grants Pass. Though the water levels never officially surpassed flood levels, the Rogue River overflowed in … Continue reading »

Earthquake Strikes Off California Coast

Near EUREKA, Calif. — A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California Sunday night, and many Oregonians reported feeling the tremor. It hit about 50 miles west of Eureka, and so far authorities say there was no damage or a tsunami. Scientists at Oregon State University say that’s due to the type … Continue reading »

Ski Teams Wrap Up Unprecedented Season

MEDFORD, Ore. – Kailey Flockoi and her coach gather over an iPhone, reviewing video from their championship race last week. The video shows the final runs of what will hopefully prove a once-in-a-lifetime season. “I definitely had a different image of what this year was going to go down like,” said Flockoi. Last week’s races … Continue reading »

6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Near Eureka

NEAR EUREKA, CALIF. — The United States Geological Survey says a 6.9 magnitude earthquake rumbled the ground last night shortly before 10:30 p.m. The epicenter was located 50 miles west of Eureka, California. The tremor was felt across Southern Oregon at 10:18 p.m. Sunday night when the earthquake struck. Emergency Management in Eureka says no … Continue reading »

Neighbors Fight to Rebuild Boardwalk

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Neighbors are fundraising to bring back a boardwalk to the Marys River Natural Area, after the original was destroyed during a major flood two years ago. The Corvallis Parks and Recreation Department received $193,910 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds to pay for 75 percent of the cost to replace the boardwalk. … Continue reading »

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