Interview: Covered Bridge Festival

Lane County has more covered bridges than any other county west of the Mississippi, and 17 of them are on the National Register of Historic Places.  On Saturday, people can celebrate this rich history at the 11th Annual Covered Bridge Festival in Cottage Grove’s Bohemia Park from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Judd Van Gorder … Continue reading »

Old Paint into New Art

EUGENE, Ore. — A Cottage Grove man turns what might be considered vandalism, into his own personal form of art. For the last two years, Josh Sands has been picking up discarded paint from various places around town and even the world. But it’s not about cleaning up, it’s about making something new. Sands uses … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz – September 27

For the September 27 edition of the Friday Night Blitz, Jake Zivin, Erik Elken and Stephen Nelson have highlights from eleven games plus scores from around the state, including our Game of the Week — Sheldon vs South Medford. Get a wrap-up of Mid-Willamette League play, and more.

Friday Night Blitz – September 20

On the September 20th edition of Friday Night Blitz on KEZI 9 News, Jake Zivin and Erik Elken bring you games from 11 games from around our area, including Sheldon at North Medford, Eagle Point at Springfield, and Scio at Santiam Christian.

Bow Wow Around Town in Cottage Grove

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The Humane Society of Cottage Grove will host its 7th Annual Bow Wow Around Town. The nonprofit will host the event on Saturday, September 21 at Prospector Park. It runs from 10-11:30 a.m. and registration starts at 9:30 a.m. The event will have 2 mile loop walk, door prizes, refreshments and … Continue reading »

Embezzlement Charges Expected

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The Cottage Grove City Manager says he expects criminal charges to be filed against a city employee accused of embezzlement. The city finished its investigation and the case has now been handed over to the district attorney’s office, though there’s no indication of when charges might be filed. In January, the … Continue reading »

Lawsuit Questions Alcohol Serving Limits

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — A DUII case in Cottage Grove is calling attention to how much is too much alcohol for bars and restaurants to serve to their customers. The family of Theresa Grodona, who was killed in a head-on collision with a drunk driver last year, is suing the driver, Jeremy Henry, and the … Continue reading »

Social Security Thief Sentenced

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A judge sentenced a Cottage Grove caretaker, Tuesday, for stealing social security benefits. Carel Cody, 47, of Cottage Grove was sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison for her theft of more than $200,000 in social security benefits since a man she was caring for died. According to court records, Cody’s … Continue reading »

Wanted Cottage Grove Man Arrested

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A wanted felon from Cottage Grove was caught by Oregon State Police after trying to flee from troopers Sunday night. Troopers say they tried to stop a reported stolen truck on Highway 26 near John Day. The driver, Douglas Gene Williams, 41, of Cottage Grove, failed to stop and turned onto … Continue reading »

Bohemia Mining Day Preparations

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — More than one hundred vendors were getting ready for a full weekend of fun, Wednesday. The Bohemia Mining Days celebration starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. The festival features music, square dancing, a little casino and even a re-enactment shootout. There’ll also be woodworking, arts and crafts and plenty of food … Continue reading »

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