“Bags of Love” Helping Kids in Crisis

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene-based non-profit helped more than a thousand children in crisis last year and it’s hoping to help even more this year. Bags of Love is an organization that partners with over 40 agencies to provide bags full of blankets, toys, clothes, and other items to children. Executive director, Di Barrong, says … Continue reading »

Cascade Raptor Center Family Events

EUGENE, Ore. — Some families are kicking off summer learning about nature and wildlife. This is the second of five family nature discovery days being put on by the Cascades Raptor Center. Families can explore the facility and learn about the different birds or make arts and crafts. Organizers say they host one of these … Continue reading »

Thousands Run the “Dirty Dash”

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of people got down and dirty Saturday in Eugene for the third annual Dirty Dash. There were over 5,000 people who ran the 5k at Mt. Pisgah. Some were experienced runners and some were first timers. Things got dirty real quick for everyone. “It was awesome,” said seven year old, Keian … Continue reading »

Car Crashes Into Home

EUGENE, Ore. — A car came crashing into a Eugene family’s home early Friday morning. No one was hurt. Deputies believe an impaired driver is to blame. Lane County sheriff’s deputies were called to the home on the corner of Gimpl Hill Road and Bailey Hill Road just after 12:30 a.m. They say people inside … Continue reading »

Ems Drop Another One to Tri City, 5-4

Courtesy: Eugene Emeralds PASCO, Washington – For the sixth time in the past eight games the Emeralds got on the scoreboard first, but the Tri City Dust Devils responded quickly and never looked back as they handed Eugene their second straight loss, 5-1. After the Ems had their four-game win streak snapped in dramatic fashion … Continue reading »

Tri-City Ends Ems’ Win Streak at Four

Courtesy: Eugene Emeralds PASCO, Wash.– The Ems were as close as four outs away from winning their fifth straight and moving above .500 for the first time this season, but a wild and explosive eighth inning led to a Dust Devils comeback as the Emeralds fell, 6-4. The Emeralds entered tonight’s game having scored first … Continue reading »

Horse Vaulting Regional Championships

EUGENE, Ore. — The best horse vaulting competitors in the Pacific Northwest were in Eugene Sunday. The American Vaulting Association hosted its 2014 regional championships at the Oregon Horse Center. It’s the first time regionals have ever been in Eugene. Organizers of the competition say the show is like watching gymnastics or dance on horseback … Continue reading »

WJ Skate Park Grand Opening

EUGENE, Ore. — The Washington-Jefferson skate park was available to riders in early April but Saturday was the official grand opening. On Saturday afternoon, everyone who helped make the park possible invited the whole community to celebrate the decade-long project. It’s not everyday you find someone this age, this excited about a skate park. “I’m … Continue reading »

Windermere Staff Donate Day of Service

EUGENE, Ore. — Roughly 75 employees of Windermere Real Estate got down and dirty Friday volunteering for Food for Lane County. This was eighth year the group donated a day of service to the organization tending to its 2.5-acre GrassRoots Garden just off Coburg Road behind the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Eugene. Staff, family … Continue reading »

EPD Hosts Fireworks Turn-In Event

EUGENE, Ore. — Local law enforcement groups are hosting a fireworks turn-in event for the very first time. The Eugene Police Department is joining forces with the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department and Eugene Metro Bomb Squad hoping to make the 4th of July and other fireworks friendly holidays as fun and as safe as possible. You … Continue reading »

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