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 »

Firework Sales, Better Than Expected

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — At the Crossfire World Outreach Ministries’ tent in Springfield, managers said they weren’t sure what to expect with the Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday, this year. But their relief sales ended up being better than expected. Most firework stands will continue to sell fireworks through Friday; after that, they become … Continue reading »

Few Pets Turned in to Greenhill Humane after July 4

EUGENE, Ore. — Greenhill Humane Society staff usually sees a bunch of animals coming in on the Fourth of July and the day after. But this year, they say only a few came in. “It seems like over the years, people are learning to keep their pets indoors, to make sure they have collars and … Continue reading »

No Fireworks Citations Issued in Eugene and Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Here in Oregon, the Fourth of July was pretty quiet. It’s usually the most deadly holiday in our state. But Oregon State Police reports no deadly crashes in the 30-hour holiday period over Independence Day for the first time in 33 years. Eugene and Springfield police also didn’t issue an illegal fireworks … Continue reading »

Fireworks Explosion Burns Two Juveniles

FLORENCE, Ore. — Two juveniles were severely burned by an explosion involving fireworks near Florence. On Tuesday a group of juveniles poured gasoline into an underground tank on Hemlock Street in Glenada, Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue Fire Marshal Sean Barrett said. The next day, they dropped a lit legal fountain firework into the tank … Continue reading »

Folks Line Streets for Creswell Parade

CRESWELL, Ore. — With more than a hundred entries, the city said this year’s Creswell Fourth of July Parade was definitely bigger and better than in years past. What started out more than 20 years ago as a way to show off a new fire engine, the parade has grown into a massive tradition for … Continue reading »

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