Bounty of Benton County Helps Nonprofit

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An annual event giving explorers a reason to see the county is giving all proceeds to a nonprofit. The Bounty of Benton County started this weekend and runs until Labor Day. Twenty-five wineries and restaurants around the county are giving participants free goodies or discounted items if they purchase an event passport. All proceeds go … Continue reading »

Bounty of Benton County

PHILOMATH, Ore. — A Labor Day event in Benton County is helping the economy, but is also raising money for a good cause. Different wineries and businesses, such as Spindrift Cellars, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, the Alsea Fish Hatchery, and Bellwether Wool Co. teamed up over the three-day weekend to support Strengthening Rural Families, a nonprofit … Continue reading »

Families Shop for School Supplies

EUGENE, Ore. — Many people spent Labor Day relaxing, but for others, it’s a day to do some back-to-school shopping. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), this time of year is often spent back-to-school or back-to-college shopping. It says this type of spending accounts for just over 70 billion of the year’s holiday spending, … Continue reading »

Sales and Closures on Labor Day

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Labor Day is summer’s last hurrah, but it’s also the last day for shoppers to get their hands on some hot bargains. Although many places are closed during the holiday, a number of stores and malls will be bustling with shoppers. For many retailers, this is the last day that they can … Continue reading »

Out and About: August 31st-Sept. 3rd

There are lots of fun activities going on in Western Oregon during this Labor Day weekend. First, you can enjoy it by exploring Benton County. The Bounty of Benton County features a self-guided tour of wineries, farms and more. There will be all sorts of activities, including wine tasting, food sampling and historic tours. Passports … Continue reading »

More Officers on Patrol This Weekend

EUGENE, Ore. — Because of the long holiday weekend, more officers will be on patrol. Local law enforcement is working together to keep suspected impaired drivers off our roads. There will also be extra patrol over seatbelt violators. Oregon law requires children less than 40 pounds to be in a child seat. For more information … Continue reading »

AAA Predicts Labor Day Travel Increase

EUGENE, Ore. — AAA says travelers could set a post-recession record this Labor Day holiday weekend. Compared to 2011, AAA expects that Labor Day travels will increase by 2.9 percent throughout the country. In our Pacific region, local analysts think Labor Day travel will increase by 3.2 percent–that’s the highest travel volume expected since 2008. … Continue reading »

Labor Day Travel Expected to Rise

(CNN) — The recent uptick in gas prices isn’t stopping Americans from trying to get out of town on the last major travel holiday of the summer. A travel survey by AAA shows 33 million people will travel 50 miles or more during the long weekend. Since last year’s survey, the number of travelers is … Continue reading »