Interview: Create Something Day

EUGENE, Ore. — The crowds will rush out to malls all across the country the day after Thanksgiving, but there’s a greener alternative to Black Friday. It’s called Create Something Day put on by MECCA. People will be making gifts out of reuse materials in an effort to reduce our waste during the holiday season. … Continue reading »

Black Friday Shoppers Shop Online

EUGENE, Ore. — More people will do their Black Friday shopping from the comfort of their own homes this year. A study by Bankrate.com found that 40 percent of Americans plan to shop on Black Friday. Of those who will shop, 28 percent will head to stores and the rest will go online. It’s mostly … Continue reading »

Record Passenger Airport Traffic

EUGENE, Ore. — Thanksgiving and Black Friday is over but business at the Eugene airport is not. Today is expected to be the airport’s second busiest passenger day ever.  Administrators say more than 1,700 passengers are expected to roll through the terminal today. Travelers said things ran pretty smoothly for them. “I noticed the security … Continue reading »

Shoppers Get Deals Without Camping Out

EUGENE, Ore. — Whether going to the store with a game plan or just looking for some low prices, shoppers said they found everything they needed at stores on Black Friday. “Just looking for business shirts, just some basic things, a few presents for family,” said Mark Coombe, a shopper at Valley River Center. Over … Continue reading »

Buy Local First Day in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Despite the downtown Black Friday shopping buzz, small Corvallis shops are preparing for Buy Local First Day. Or Small Business Saturday. The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and the Corvallis Independent Business Alliance teamed up for the annual event. Independently-owned businesses will offer discounts as an incentive for people to shop locally. “I think … Continue reading »

Choosing Football Over Shopping

EUGENE, Ore. — While shopping was on the minds of many on Friday, football took center stage for others who were looking forward to this year’s Civil War game. Kickoff was at 4:00 p.m. at Autzen, but several tailgaters marked their spots early. Some even spent the Thanksgiving holiday in their tailgating spot. Fans we … Continue reading »

Making Black Friday Fun For Kids

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — During the Black Friday craziness, most of the focus is on adults getting started on their holiday shopping, so a local mall wanted to make sure kids didn’t feel left out. Gateway Mall had some special, free activities for little ones Friday, hoping to make the day a little more fun for … Continue reading »

Lines Brave the Cold for Black Friday

EUGENE, Ore. — Millions of Americans were in line all morning to get the lowest prices on Black Friday items. The Cabela’s at Gateway Mall opened its doors at 5 a.m. The line wrapped all the way around Cabala’s, International Fitness and into Target. Hundreds of people braved the cold to get their hands on … Continue reading »

Family Sells Their Spots in Line

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — There’s help for people who want to get rock bottom prices on Black Friday but don’t want to stand in line. Some people are actually paying others to stand in line for them. For one local family their trip to the mall will be a bit unusual, since they won’t be standing … Continue reading »

Men Arrested for Black Friday Theft

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police arrested two men who allegedly tried stealing merchandise from a car on Black Friday at the Fred Meyer on Division Avenue. A security guard told police he saw Joseph Dexter and Donavan Lacoste breaking into a truck just after 5 a.m. Both men were charged with theft and breaking into … Continue reading »

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