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 »

First February Rain Tomorrow

Justin’s Monday Night Forecast Discussion:  Clouds are beginning to return quickly tonight along with some light to moderate sprinkles and drizzle overnight tonight ahead of the first cold front bringing showers for Tuesday morning’s commute. Lows under cloudy skies tonight will be well above freezing in the upper 30s and low 40s. Tomorrow’s cold front … Continue reading »

More Valley Snow Expected

EUGENE, Ore. — A majority of Lane County woke up to white Thursday morning after a rain-snow mix covered most of the valley late Wednesday night into the morning. The snow totaled half an inch in some spots by 8 a.m. Thursday. At the passes, it nearly totaled a foot. With more wintry weather on … Continue reading »

Eugene Prepares for Heavy Rains

EUGENE, Ore. — It has been raining off and on all day, but the city of Eugene hasn’t really taken any sort of break from making sure the roads stay clear as the storms move in. Public Works crews spent the day clearing out catch basins all over town. Going street to street, they unclogged … Continue reading »

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