Interview: Eugene Symphony Play It Again

EUGENE, Ore —   Did you play a musical instrument in high school or college and then stopped playing?  You’re invited to Play It Again! Play it Again! is in its fourth season!   The Eugene Symphony is offering amateur musicians an opportunity to receive coaching from professional Eugene Symphony Teaching Artists. The ensembles meet biweekly … Continue reading »

Smoke Shop Robbed at Knifepoint

EUGENE, Ore. — Employees at a smoke shop in Eugene say the store was robbed at knifepoint Saturday. It happened around 1:30 p.m. at GJ’s Smoke Shop on the 4000 block of Royal Avenue. Employees say a suspect armed with a knife got away with some cash and fled toward nearby apartments. The suspect is described … Continue reading »

Fishing For Smiles

EUGENE, Ore —  Many people  kick off the new year with a resolution to lose weight and get fit, such is the case for Rodney Reece. Two years ago, he made a personal commitment to  get some exercise. Now, his determination could soon land him in the Guinness Book of World Records. Reece says he … Continue reading »

Dangerous Corner, Family Wants Change

EUGENE, Ore. — A dangerous intersection in Eugene has a couple asking for change. The Johnsons say crashes have been a problem for several years right outside their home at the intersection of Frigon Avenue and Adelman Loop. They want to prove to the city that something needs to be done. They’ve installed surveillance cameras … Continue reading »

Fans Invited to Tailgate in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Even if you’re not going to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl, you can tailgate in Eugene. The Duck Store is inviting the public to their Tailgate Tuesday event at the Oakway Center. Staff will be handing out free gift bags, food and drinks to get fans excited for the Rose Bowl. This … Continue reading »

Warming Centers Open Their Doors

EUGENE, Ore. — The Egan Warming Centers will be open Monday and Tuesday night, but organizers are still looking for help from trained volunteers. Volunteers say during the holidays many people who regularly give their time to the shelters, are out of town. That’s why they need more help this week as the sites open … Continue reading »

2 Morning Fires, Arson Suspected

EUGENE, Ore.– Two early morning fires have investigators suspicious that an arsonist is at work. At 2:20 a.m. Tuesday, the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department responded to debris fire near the Big Y Liquor Store on West 6th Avenue in Eugene. An hour later, firefighters put out a dumpster fire just blocks away, on the 1600 block … Continue reading »

Bed bugs found at Eugene Library

Eugene, Ore. – The downtown Eugene Library is dealing with unwanted guests –bed bugs. The tiny insects were discovered earlier this month by a library patron, who found them in a chair on the third floor. More bugs were discovered in chairs on the second floor, too. Staff quickly took action – removing the infested … Continue reading »

First Cidery Open in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene is no stranger to breweries and wineries. Last month, the area’s first cidery opened for business. WildCraft Cider Works just opened the day before Thanksgiving near 4th and Lincoln. Being the first cidery in Eugene makes it unique, but its business approach also sets it apart. The general manager says they … Continue reading »

Two Firefighters Injured in House Fire

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department says two firefighters were injured and sent to the hospital early Sunday morning, after fighting an extensive house fire in Eugene. The call came in just after 3:00 a.m. for a structure fire on the 1900 block of Willamette Street. When crews arrived they saw the upstairs of … Continue reading »

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