60,000 Ducks Dip Into the Willamette

EUGENE, Ore. — The 27th Annual Great Rotary Duck Race took place down at Alton Baker Park on Saturday. This year at least 60,000 rubber ducks were dropped into the Willamette River at noon, amounting to more than $300,000 to support the overall effort of preventing child abuse throughout the area. Flock member Diana Bray … Continue reading »

Eugene Rape Suspect Has Criminal History

EUGENE, Ore. — We’re learning more about the man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl nearly six years ago at a Eugene park. A detective involved with the case at the Summit County Sheriff’s Office told KEZI 9 News criminal records aren’t public record in Utah, but court records are. After a little digging, we … Continue reading »

Parkinson’s Awareness & Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. — Parkinson’s disease is the topic of discussion Sunday at Alton Baker Park as hundreds gathered to walk and fundraise. This is the 10th annual Sole Support for Parkinson’s awareness and fundraise walk. Coordinators say hundreds of family members, friends, and people living with Parkinson’s walked a 1k and 5k, raising money for … Continue reading »

Dirty Duck 5k Comes Back for Second Year

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s bye week for the Oregon Ducks but Duck fans were still throwing up their O’s today, as they ran the Dirty Duck 5-k at Alton Baker Park. The run is a combination of die-hard Duck fans and other popular color runs. In its second year, the race brought out over 500 … Continue reading »

Alton Baker Canal Stocked with Trout

EUGENE, Ore. — Lunkers have landed at Alton Baker Park, much to the appreciation of some eager anglers. On Thursday, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife crews backed up a truck full of large trout and unloaded them into the water. The smallest fish put in the water was 12 inches long. “All these rainbow … Continue reading »

City of Eugene Sowing Seeds

EUGENE, Ore — The City of Eugene is sowing seeds and ensuring native habitats stay native. The City’s Parks and Open Space department oversees over 70 developed parks and over 2,500 acres of open space. If there’s a renovation project, plants and seeds are required. In 2006, the city opted to cultivate its own seeds … Continue reading »

Run Or Dye Event Cancelled

EUGENE, Ore. — A big race fails to take place on Saturday in Eugene. Those registered for the first Run or Dye event in the area were just notified about two weeks ago that organizers were forced to cancel and the reason behind why is still unclear. Several people registered for the event contacted KEZI … Continue reading »

Hundreds Turn Out to March for Babies

EUGENE, Ore. — People in Eugene joined more than 1,500 other communities around the country Saturday, taking part in the annual March for Babies. Coordinators with the March of Dimes say more than 400 people showed up at Alton Baker Park Saturday morning for the 10k and 3k walks. The mission of the nonprofit is … Continue reading »

Kids Run for Children’s Miracle Network

EUGENE, Ore. — The heavy downpour Sunday didn’t stop nearly 150 kids from running a couple miles Sunday morning to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. The Kids Running for Kids race had two options for the young ones. They could either run or walk a 5K or a 1K race. Organizers said this year’s … Continue reading »

Willamette River Floods Bike Paths

EUGENE, Ore. — The Willamette River in Eugene poured onto walking and bicycle paths Saturday night and Sunday morning as levels rose from 15 feet to nearly 18 feet. A part of the East River Path between the Owasso Bridge and the Beltline in Eugene was completely flooded, sending cyclists and pedestrians the other way … Continue reading »

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