Senator Wyden Delivers Food Boxes

EUGENE, Ore. — Senator Ron Wyden is helping deliver food to Eugene families for the holidays. He was joined by University of Oregon’s “O Heroes” athlete volunteers. They delivered food boxes to families at the Stellar Apartments in west Eugene. Senator Wyden says in a time when giving is celebrated, it shouldn’t just be for … Continue reading »

Kiefer Mazda Gives Away Car

EUGENE, Ore. — Kiefer Mazda got in the holiday spirit this year and donated two cars to those who may need a set of wheels. In November, Kiefer announced its Cars for Christmas charity event. In 250 words or less, the community was invited to write letters recommending a friend or family member who may need … Continue reading »

Wreaths to Remember Vets

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Hundreds of veterans around Eugene and Springfield were honored Saturday as part of the annual “Wreaths Across America”. Although the campaign started back in 2002, it’s been celebrated locally for the last three years. Local organizers say it’s important for the nearly 4,000 vets in this area to be remembered during the … Continue reading »

Volunteer Firefighters Helping Kids

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Volunteer firefighters at the Locke Fire Station in Corvallis each donate 170-200 hours a month of their time to the community. It’s a profession that means long hours and hard work. The paycheck? A love for helping people. “I did a ride along in Eugene,” said volunteer Justin Lewis. “And they ended … Continue reading »

Motorcyclists Deliver Toys

EUGENE, Ore. — Children at the ShelterCare family housing in Eugene are enjoying new gifts today after Santa came roaring in, not on a sleigh, but a motorcycle. The rough and tough bikers, known as “Cruizers for Christ”, have a soft spot. “Seeing all the motorcycles come in, all the Harleys, the rumbling–it’s pretty exciting. … Continue reading »

Folks Take Advantage of Holiday Weekend

EUGENE, Ore. — Last year, Christmas was on a Sunday. But this year, it falls on a Tuesday, which gave people a full weekend to get their Christmas errands accomplished before the big holiday rolled around. The malls and other shops in town have been filled with shoppers taking advantage of the extra time. Last-minute … Continue reading »

Last-Minute Travelers Line Up for Fuel

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Folks hitting the road on Saturday were definitely not alone. About 26.7% of the U.S. population was right along side them this holiday season. Gas stations in town were filled with drivers fueling up to get to their desired destinations. As to why they waited and how it was going, the responses … Continue reading »

Local Cemetery Lights Up the Holidays

EUGENE, Ore. — Thanksgiving to New Year’s is probably the toughest stretch of time when mourning the death of a loved one, but one local cemetery is trying to ease that struggle with their annual luminary lighting. The staff at Sunset Hills Cemetery in South Eugene says it’s important to take this time to reflect … Continue reading »

Permits for Christmas Trees Available

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — If hiking through the forest to cut down your own Christmas tree is the approach you prefer, here are a couple of things to keep in mind: First, you need to buy a $5 Forest Service personal use permit. That lets you cut down a tree on designated ares of forest … Continue reading »

Local Greeting Cards Biz Takes Off

EUGENE, Ore. — Bloom Paper Goods, an online greetings cards website based in Eugene, recently made its big debut just in time for the big holiday season. Customers can upload photos into specially designed templates, which can be professionally printed and shipped to them or they can do it from their own desktop at home. … Continue reading »