Thousands Participate in Butte to Butte

EUGENE, Ore. — About 4,500 participants made it out to the 41st Annual Butte to Butte. While some records were broken, making that kind of history wasn’t everyone’s goal Friday morning. It was a tight race in the 10K Men’s Division with Chris Kwiatkowski taking first by mere seconds with a time of 30 minutes … Continue reading »

Eugene Emeralds Game Sells Out

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Pro Rodeo is not the only hot ticket Thursday night. The Emeralds say their game is sold out. The team says while they expect tickets to go quickly every year, this year they sold out much earlier, about a week ago. Besides the game itself, another big draw to this … Continue reading »

Red, White & Blue Fest Starts Thursday

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Red, White, and Blue is getting ready to come back to Corvallis. The Downtown Corvallis Association is gearing up for its 20th annual Red White and Blue Riverfront Festival that begins Thursday evening. There will be music, food, crafts, and even a magician. “It’s just a great day to celebrate Independence … Continue reading »

Drivers Prep for Fourth of July Travel

EUGENE, Ore. — The Fourth of July if Friday, but the travel holiday periods kicks off Wednesday are runs through Sunday. AAA projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend–that’s up almost 2 percent from last year. Drivers told KEZI 9 News they’re frustrated with … Continue reading »

Firework Stands are Up

SPRINGFIELD Ore. – The Fourth of July is still more than two weeks away, but fireworks tents are already popping up around town. The first ones showed up Tuesday around Gateway Loop. They will sell all type of fireworks, beginning on Monday, June 23, the first day legal fireworks can be sold in the state … Continue reading »

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 »

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