Partnership to Help Create Startups

EUGENE, Ore. — Governor John Kitzhaber stopped in Eugene Wednesday to sign a declaration of cooperation that could help boost our local economy. The Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network is expected to create tech start-ups here in the Willamette Valley and keep these companies in the local area. Something business leaders say is a win-win … Continue reading »

RAIN Program to Help Startups

EUGENE, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber will be in Eugene Wednesday to sign a Declaration of Cooperation in support of a program that will help entrepreneurs get companies off the ground. It’s called the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network, also known as RAIN. The City of Eugene will launch it Wednesday at the Eugene Chamber of Commerce. … Continue reading »

Overnight Snow for the Cascades

METEOROLOGIST MARISA WOLOSZYN’S FORECAST DISCUSSION: Showers will continue on and off into Sunday night into Monday. The snowline will be around 4,000 feet Sunday night before falling to 3,000 feet Monday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Cascades from midnight to 4 p.m. Monday. Expect 2-3 inches of new snow across the … Continue reading »

Rain Helping Farmers

HARRISBURG, Ore. — After a dry January, farmers are breathing a sigh of relief this week because they are finally getting the rain the soils need. Though some farm lands are seeing a bit of flooding, crop growers in the Willamette Valley are saying they are happy to see the rain. Detering Orchards, a farm … Continue reading »

Ice And Snow Out, Wind And Rain In

EUGENE, Ore.– Downed trees line the roads after powerful winds and heavy rain slammed across the region overnight. Eugene Public Works waited until the wind advisory was lifted at 6am on Wednesday morning, to start cleanup. Crews focused on clearing blockages on the roads for the morning and afternoon commute, and then moved on to … Continue reading »

Entrepreneurship Program Moves Forward

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Good news for entrepreneurs in the Southern Willamette Valley: the Cities of Corvallis and Eugene are teaming up to boost tech-based start-ups with the help of two Universities and the local business community. The Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN), is a network that will help match entrepreneurs to resources in the … Continue reading »

Exercising in the Storm

EUGENE, Ore. — The wet weather certainly didn’t discourage runners, from getting out. A number of people Monday said they don’t care it if it’s raining, they still brave the cold to get a good run in. Runners say there’s never going to be a perfect time to run during the fall and winter in … Continue reading »

Winds Causes Tree to Fall

SANTA CLARA, Ore. — The wind in the valley hasn’t been able to match up to that on the coast but it’s done quite a bit of damage over night. While the weather didn’t stop many people from going about their regular routine today, a Santa Clara family is busy cleaning up their yard. There … Continue reading »

Strong Storm Hits Florence

FLORENCE, Ore. — Between the waves crashing into the shoreline, the wind rattling between strands of grass on the coastline, and heavy rain hitting the sand, it was a pretty loud afternoon on the coast. But the storm wasn’t the only sound filling the air. “The bands are all here ready to play and so … Continue reading »

Local Farmers Cope without Rain

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been 19 dry days and counting now in what’s shaping up to be one of the drier springs on record. Local farms have only received six inches of rain since January, about a third of what they’re supposed to get. But where Mother Nature fails, farmers prevail. “When it gets hot, … Continue reading »

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