LRAPA Lifts Burn Ban

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene-Springfield area is no longer under a burn ban. LRAPA lifted the ban Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. because air quality is improving in the Willamette Valley. Since the start of this month, air quality has been in the unhealthy range for residents. The agency’s director says the air quality in … Continue reading »

LIHEAP Placing Residents on Waiting List

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Agencies that administer the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program began placing people on a waiting list Friday. The agency that helps low-income families, LIHEAP, says it has to put those families on a waiting list. The reason is they haven’t received their money yet from the federal government. So until the … Continue reading »

Busy Season Begins for Heating Companies

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — It’s that time of year again when people are turning on the furnace for the first time only to find out it’s not actually working. Janice Herbert turned on her furnace this week, just like she does every year when the the weather starts to cool down. But this time around, her … Continue reading »