OSP: Six Die in Crashes this Weekend

EUGENE, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System indicated six people died in five separate traffic crashes in Oregon during Labor Day Weekend. On August 30, a 74-year-old bicyclist from St. Helens was killed when a distracted driver struck him from behind as he rode westbound on Highway 30 west of … Continue reading »

Police Crack Down on DUIIs

MEDFORD, Ore — Medford Police are urging people to think twice before they get behind the wheel this Labor Day weekend.  This is because officers are cracking down on people driving under the influence. On Friday night, Medford Police arrested seven people for DUIIs.  On Saturday night, the same amount of officers are hitting the … Continue reading »

Popular Labor Day Destinations

EUGENE, Ore.– Thursday is the official start of the Labor Day weekend travel. It’s a chance for families to take that one last summer fling before school starts. Travel numbers are expected to break records, but thankfully, Lane County is a short distance away from popular Labor Day destinations. “You don’t have to travel far … Continue reading »

Out & About: Aug. 29th-31st

Baseball, football, and more, there’s lots to do with the family this weekend. In this week’s Out and About, this weekend college football season returns for both the Ducks and the Beavers. The Oregon Ducks will take on the South Dakota Coyotes Saturday night at 7:30 at Autzen. OSU will play against Portland State at … Continue reading »

Labor Day Gas Prices Lowest Since 2010

(CNN) — Motorists have something to celebrate this Labor Day weekend. Gasoline prices will be at their lowest levels since 2010. Regular gas will average $3.41 a gallon–that’s 18 cents less than last year and 42 cents lower than in 2012 Labor Day weekend. South Carolina has the lowest average price at $3.15 a gallon, … Continue reading »

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 »

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