Crash Blocks Hwy 99 Near Milliron Rd

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Police say one lane was blocked early Thursday morning due to a motor vehicle crash. The first calls came in just after 6:45 a.m. and both lanes were open by 8 a.m. This happened near Highway 99 S and Milliron Road in Junction City. There was no word on injuries.

Hundreds Run In 2nd Annual Rad Run

JUNCTION CITY, ORE. — Hundreds gathered at a Junction City vineyard Saturday to run through a muddy 5K obstacle course. About 800 people signed up for the second annual Rad Run this year at the Sollevato Vineyard. Runners say they enjoyed the course and getting down and dirty but their favorite part was running with … Continue reading »

Suspected Drug House Tenants Evicted

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The homeowner and the Junction City Police Department evicted all tenants at the house involved in an April Drug bust, early last week. No trespassing signs hang all over the yard outside the house on Juniper Street in Junction City, after the property owner evicted all the people living here last … Continue reading »

Daffodil Festival Kicks Off

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The official first day of spring may be less than a week away, but residents were out celebrating the season’s return Saturday during the 42nd Annual Daffodil Festival. The sun and dozens of volunteers welcomed the public at the Long Tom Grange that morning. Coordinators say there’s no truer sign of … Continue reading »

Bakery Prepares for Daffodil Festival

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — It’s almost time for the annual Daffodil Festival in Junction City. Thousands will drive out to the Long Tom Grange to view mile after mile of golden daffodils. New Day Bakery in Eugene will be providing their fresh baked cinnamon rolls. Organizers say last year, they asked New Day to provide blueberry coffee … Continue reading »

Cinnamon Rolls Back by Popular Demand

EUGENE, Ore. — A sweet and gooey crowd-pleaser will be back at this year’s Daffodil Festival in Junction City, and the local bakery supplying the treat says they’re sure to be a hit. New Day Bakery in Eugene will be providing their fresh baked cinnamon rolls for the 42nd Annual Daffodil Drive Festival, coming up next … Continue reading »

Junction City Habitat for Humanity Event

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Dozens gathered for a community event in Junction City Saturday to help raise money for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, as they prepare to build their 18th home. The owner of a new store in town has been a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity for the last five years. … Continue reading »

Roundball Wrap – January 24, 2014

For the January 24, 2014 edition of the Roundball Wrap, Stephen Nelson and Erik Elken bring you highlights from 13 prep basketball games from around Western Oregon, including our Game of the Night between Sheldon and Willamette. In addition to the highlights, get all your local prep scores.

ODOT to Activate New Traffic Signal

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A heavily traveled highway is about to get a lot busier, and to prepare, a new traffic signal will be switched on Tuesday. Drivers should be prepared to stop at the corner of Highway 99 and Milliron Rd. where engineers from the Oregon Department of Transportation will activate the new signal. … Continue reading »

Board Members React to Failing Bond

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The Junction City school board asked for more than $32 million in bonds for this year’s November Special Election. That would have raised taxes on a $180,000 home by more than $400 each year. Voters overwhelmingly turned down that request, with 64 percent saying ‘no’ to the funding as of Wednesday … Continue reading »

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