Mission to Ban Fireworks

EUGENE, Ore. — Demolition is under way at a north Eugene home that was destroyed in a fire sparked by Fourth of July fireworks. Now the homeowners are on a mission to ban fireworks. Last month, the Chavez’s saw the home they built go up in flames. On Thursday, they saw it destroyed. Tony and … Continue reading »

Not a Busy Fourth of July for Police

EUGENE, Ore. — Despite all of the fireworks, Eugene Police say the Fourth of July was a quiet one. The numbers are in the single digits for DUII charges and loud noise complaints. There were seven noise complaints last night, that’s up from three from last year. And there was only one DUII report compared … Continue reading »

Firework Vendors Hold Massive Sales

EUGENE, Ore. — Firework vendors are hoping to go out with a bang! For the next couple of days they’ll be having massive sales to get rid of unsold fireworks. Vendors we spoke with say they saw a huge spike in sales leading up to the Fourth of July and they think it’s because of … Continue reading »

Independence from Fossil Fuels

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Hundreds of people spent their Fourth of July in downtown Corvallis celebrating the nation’s independence from Great Britain 237 years ago, but others are promoting other types of independence. For most people, the Fourth of July means spending time with family and friends. Hundreds of participants marched down Monroe Avenue as part … Continue reading »

Crowds Line Streets at Harrisburg Parade

HARRISBURG, Ore. — The annual Harrisburg Parade draws crowds from all over. There are a number of reasons why people came out to watch the parade. For veterans it’s about love of country. “Well I’m an American, what a wonderful day to be out on the birthday of America what a great day,” said Bill … Continue reading »

Thousands Run From Butte to Butte

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of people ran from Spencer Butte to Skinner Butte in the 40th annual Butte to Butte race. In honor of the 4th of July some runners wore red, white, and blue. Nabi and Kathleen Malekzedah were decked out from head to toe in patriotic clothing and have been running this race … Continue reading »

Butte to Butte Turns 40

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of people will kick off their Fourth of July holiday by running through the streets of Eugene for the annual 40th Annual Butte to Butte race. New this year, at the finish line, will be live entertainment and a finish line festival. Also there are some new sponsors like Umpqua Dairy, … Continue reading »

Red, White and Blue Riverfront Festival

CORVALLIS, Ore. – To celebrate Independence Day, the city of Corvallis is putting on a spectacular fireworks show with some old fashion fun. The city’s annual two-day Fourth of July festival kicks off Wednesday, July 3. The Red, White and Blue Riverfront Festival will be held downtown on the banks of the Willamette River. There … Continue reading »

Fireworks Sale Benefits Church

EUGENE, Ore. — A local church says the Fourth of July is helping to keep the church doors open. That’s because it’s selling fireworks to keep funding going. For the past 20 years, Crossfire Ministries has been selling fireworks for the Fourth of July. Those funds go directly toward its outreach programs, which the pastor … 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 »

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