Warm Temps Could Mean Early Pear Harvest

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Pear Orchard Farm and at several other orchards in the Rogue Valley have seen the fruit trees already start to develop. Fruit trees are in the early stages of development, and at this point they are farther along than they would be on a typical year. The warm temperatures from early spring … Continue reading »

Scenic Florida Highway Washed Out

PENSACOLA, Fla. (CNN) — Heavy rains and severe flooding have battered roads in Florida. In Pensacola, the rushing waters caused parts of scenic highway to buckle and collapse. This scene was repeated in several places along this coastal east-west highway route. The National Weather Service says as much as 18 inches of rain fell in the … Continue reading »

Obama to Visit Washington Landslide Area

OSO, Wash. (CNN) — President Obama will visit Washington state Tuesday to mark the grim one-month anniversary since a devastating mudslide left behind a graveyard of debris. Obama will tour the area and meet with rescue crews and the relatives of victims. The rain-saturated hillside along the Stillaguamish River gave way on March 22. It unleashed … Continue reading »

City Reminds Bicyclists How to Stay Safe

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene has a few reminders for bicyclists about staying safe on the road, now that we’re seeing warmer weather. The city’s bike and pedestrian coordinator says if you haven’t used your bike recently, it’s a good idea to make sure the brakes are working and the tires are fully … Continue reading »

Group Hosts Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been three years since the world was able to see a total eclipse of the moon, and Monday night is your chance to see it again. Astronomers with the Eugene Astronomical Society say it will take about three and a half hours for the moon to slip into the Earth’s shadow … Continue reading »

Your Common Questions About Allergies

EUGENE, Ore. — A lot of people are itching to get outside and enjoy the spring weather, but if you’re one of the many who suffers from allergies, that may leave you itching even more. Tree pollen is in high gear and many allergy sufferers are sniffling and sneezing because of it. We asked our … Continue reading »

“Opposition” Puts Mars In The Spotlight

EUGENE, Ore.– Tonight the Earth, Mars, and the Sun will all align in what is called the “Opposition.” This is when all three celestial bodies are aligned in a row, making Mars appear up to ten times brighter than it usually is in the NE sky. You will be able to see Mars and its … Continue reading »

Fallen Tree Blocking Silver Lane

EUGENE, Ore. — A tree fell Thursday afternoon, blocking Silver Lane in Eugene. EWEB and city crews are there assessing the damage and clearing the road near the Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary School. Eugene Public Works says a water main might have been damaged when the tree broke. No other information is available at this … Continue reading »

Good Friday Earthquake 50th Anniversary

(CNN) — Today marks 50 years since one of the most-powerful earthquakes ever recorded. On March 27th, 1964, a magnitude 9.2 quake hit Prince William Sound, Alaska. The explosive tremor shook much of the West Coast of North America for several minutes. One hundred and thirty people from Alaska to California died in the damage … Continue reading »

Storm Damages Masonic Cemetery

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s first cemetery is still working through the damage of February’s winter weather. Staff say the ice storm took quite a toll on the centuries old Eugene Masonic Cemetery. More than a month later, fallen limbs and trees still litter the grounds. Volunteer crews are working hard to clean things up. “Eugene … Continue reading »

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