America’s Best Communities Contest

EUGENE, Ore. – A competition is looking to award millions of dollars to struggling small towns, so they can strengthen their economies and revive the American dream. There are a lot of qualifying cities in Oregon; in fact, Coos County is featured in a video that is being distributed nationwide to encourage communities to enter … Continue reading »

Elmira Teacher Nominated for All-Star

ELMIRA, Ore — A teacher, who’s a big Mariner’s fan could score some national attention, but he needs your help. Target and People magazine are searching for an all-star teacher, and Bob Bruce is one of the finalists. Bruce teaches at Fern Ridge Middle School and he’s been teaching in the area for thirty years. … Continue reading »

BBQ Giveaway: Tuesday’s Recipe

Rib Rub Prep Time: 10 minutes Yield: Makes about 3/4 cup Ingredients: 1/3 cup paprika 1/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons black pepper 2 tablespoons salt 2 teaspoons dry mustard 2 teaspoons cayenne 1 teaspoon white pepper Preparation: Mix all ingredients. Work 1/2 half mixture into meat 12-24 hours before cooking. Apply remaining rub before smoking. … Continue reading »

BBQ Giveaway: Monday’s Recipe

Bacon Meatloaf Sliders Ingredients: 1 package slider buns 1 1/2 pounds ground beef ¼ pound diced cooked bacon  1 cup fresh bread crumbs  1 onion, diced  1 egg, lightly beaten  1 1/2 teaspoons salt  1/2 teaspoon pepper  2 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce  3 tablespoons vinegar  3 tablespoons brown sugar  2 tablespoons Dijon mustard  2 tablespoons … Continue reading »

Contest Winner Claims Ford F-150 Pickup

EUGENE, Ore. — Wednesday was a big day for Dany Jensen of Springfield, the big winner of the KEZI 9 News Kendall Ford Driveaway contest. Dany’s grand prize is a 2013 Ford F-150 Supercrew XLT pickup truck. Dany stopped by the KEZI 9 News studios to fill out some paperwork and then headed over to … Continue reading »

Eugene Woman Enters National DIY Contest

EUGENE, Ore. — A girls costume company in Eugene is in the running for a national DIY contest. Richelle Rudeen, owner of Ella Dynae Designs, says she’s hopeful her company will win the Martha Stewart American Made Contest. The national contest celebrates the makers of America, which she says is fitting for her hand-made girls … Continue reading »