Flood Concerns in Burned Forests

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire season is still several months away, but the land burned last summer still poses a threat. The Bureau of Land Management is keeping a close eye on areas in the Douglas Complex vulnerable to landslides when it rains. Officials say if a half inch or more of rain is expected in 48 … Continue reading »

Eugene Students Learn About Weather

EUGENE, Ore. — The sixth graders in Ms. Bloom’s class at Applegate Elementary have been studying weather this year and had a few questions they needed answered by a meteorologist. We couldn’t let those questions go unanswered, so KEZI 9 Meteorologist Melissa Frey stopped by to give them a weather lesson first hand. They learned … Continue reading »

Hoodoo Recovering from Late Season

SISTERS, Ore. — Hoodoo Ski Resort is thankful for the more than two feet of new snow that fell this past week. Mother Nature hasn’t been so gracious this season. Managers say they were pulling snow out of trees and scooping up snow from any side of the slope they could in order finally open a … Continue reading »

Panelists to Discuss Climate Change

EUGENE, Ore. — Scientists from around Oregon and other Western states will be in Eugene this weekend to discuss climate change. The keynote topic will center on a study looking at how it will affect the state. Three University of Oregon professors will give us a glimpse into what the future holds for Oregon as … Continue reading »

Seafood and Wine Festival Kicks Off

NEWPORT, Ore. – The coast saw winds of more than 50 miles per hour earlier this week, and though it caused some concern for organizers of the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, the event is up and running for its 37th year. It was opening night Thursday evening for the event, on a much milder … Continue reading »

Drought Conditions Improve Across Oregon

LINCOLN, Neb. – The US Drought Monitor released the latest data on drought conditions across the nation Thursday morning which shows improving conditions across much of Oregon. According to the report, only 57 percent of Oregon is in severe drought, which is down from 77 percent just last week. The report also shows none of … Continue reading »

Residents Remove, Compost Yard Debris

EUGENE, Ore. — Two weeks after the snow started falling and the trees came down with the ice, many people are still figuring out what to do with all the storm debris. The city of Eugene says there are a few things residents can do with storm debris. They can turn the debris into wood … Continue reading »

City Works to Fill Potholes

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene is working to temporarily fill some of the potholes caused by this winter’s cold weather. New potholes spring up every year, but recent snowstorms have created even more around the city. Money to fix the roads comes from maintenance funds and a capital program. Crews say while they’re … Continue reading »

Crews Remove Large Tree from House

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Tree cleanup continues across the area following last week’s storm. In Springfield, one homeowner waited nine days to get a tree off her roof. On Glacier Drive in east Springfield, a five-man crew attempted to remove a 135-foot, 22,000 pound Douglas Fir tree that fell on her home a week ago Saturday. … Continue reading »

Storm Damages Wildlife Refuge Cages

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A wildlife refuge is fundraising to repair two essential bird cages that collapsed during last week’s snow storm. The Chintimini Wildlife Center cares for approximately 1,000 animals every year, and has three flight cages that it uses for its rehabilitation efforts to help injured or orphaned birds prepare to go back into … Continue reading »

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