Yellow Point Fire Burns 550 Acres

NEAR ALMA, Ore. — Firefighting crews worked to contain the Yellow Point fire Sunday near Alma. Ground crews are working to create fire lines and helicopters are fighting the blaze from the sky. Flames from the Yellow Point Fire cover the hillside. “The fire’s burning pretty active today,” said Matt Howard, Oregon Department of Forestry … Continue reading »

Eugene Faces Potential Firework Ban

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s record dry weather could put a stop to fireworks fun for some Eugene residents this summer, fire marshals warned Monday. The Eugene area is still about 15-and-a-half inches behind on rain this year so far, which is leading to obstacles with backyard burning, wildfires season, and now fireworks. Fire marshals are … Continue reading »

Keep Skin Healthy During Winter

(CNN) — Winter can be a tough season, especially when it comes to your skin. Combine the cold temperatures outside with the warm temperatures inside and skin can begin to crack. And that’s not good. “You could be giving all sorts of nasty bacteria a way to get into your skin. That can lead to … Continue reading »

Longest May Dry Stretch in almost 20 Years

By Lauren Mickler LANE COUNTY, Ore. — The forecast shows we’ll have a total of 16 straight days without rain come Monday. That hasn’t happened in Eugene since 1992. Thursday marked the 13th straight dry day in Eugene, and for David Desmond at Lost Creek Farms, that meant switching on the sprinklers. “Usually I can … Continue reading »