High Obesity Rates in Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — 60 percent of people in Lane County are obese or overweight. That’s according to new numbers from Lane County Public Health. Lane County Public Health says the numbers aren’t as surprising as you might think, even in a county that is known for being active and having access to fresh produce, there … Continue reading »

LULAC Celebrates Young Adult Council

Eugene, Ore.– A local non-profit organization that advocates for Latino civil rights is celebrating a milestone. The League of United American Citizens, or LULAC, created the Young Adult Council. It’s the first of its kind in Oregon and it’s open to young adults in Lane County. The goal of this council is to guide youth towards … Continue reading »

Hay Baler Damaged in Goshen Grass Fire

Goshen, Ore. — Warm temperatures and dry conditions posed a challenge to firefighters who battled a grass fire at a Goshen farm Monday afternoon. Crews from Goshen and Pleasant Hill Fire Districts, along with South Lane Fire & Rescue and the Oregon Department of Forestry, responded to the emergency around 12:45 p.m., after someone reported … Continue reading »

Pursuit Ends With Motorcycle Into Tree

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — Oregon State Police arrested a 26-year-old North Carolina man Friday evening after he attempted to elude officers. A sergeant tried to stop a motorcyclist on US Forest Service Road 15 just after 6 p.m. The driver failed to yield and sped off before crashing into a tree near Blue River Reservoir. … Continue reading »

DHS Offers New Child Welfare Approach

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Child Welfare is changing in Oregon, offering more options for families who need help. The new approach called Differential Response is available to families in Klamath, Lane, and Lake counties. This new approach aims at giving families struggling with abuse or neglect more flexibility when it comes to Department of Health … Continue reading »

City and County Consider Land Swap

EUGENE, Ore. — The City of Eugene and Lane County are considering partnering together in a land swap that could give the farmers market a permanent year-round site. Organizers with the Lane County Farmers Market say it’s grown over the years, and has used all of its space in the park blocks. Farmers are asking for more … Continue reading »

Ballot Fix Deadline Approaches

EUGENE, Ore. — Tuesday is the deadline for voters to fix their ballots. In the May primary elections, there were two close commissioner races. The Lane County Elections Office says hundreds of ballots are still under review because they were either unsigned or the signature didn’t match the voter  registration form. On Friday, there were … Continue reading »

Motorcyclists Wear Pink for Cancer

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Pro Rodeo is switching out their horses for a different kind of ride. Hundreds jumped on their motorcycles Saturday for a scenic ride through Lane County. The Tough Enough to Wear Pink Motorcycle Poker Run raises money for breast cancer screening and diagnostic imaging through the Cascade Health Foundation. It’s … Continue reading »

Lane County Commissioner Race

EUGENE, Ore. — Three county commissioner seats are up for re-election, and each of them are contested. Commissioner Jay Bozievich is running for re-election for Position 1 of west Lane County against one opponent. Commissioner Sid Leiken is running for his second term in office for Position 2 of Springfield, running against two opponents. Commissioner … Continue reading »

Cromwell Convicted of Murder

  EUGENE, Ore. — A jury has found a Springfield man guilty of murder in the death of his ex-fiancée Tuesday, after less than an hour of deliberations. Last week, Robert Cromwell testified that he killed 26-year-old Casey Wright with a baseball bat because he was so upset. There was tension in the courtroom as both … Continue reading »

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