Interview: Art and the Vineyard

EUGENE, Ore. — You can get music, art and wine all in one place at the annual Art and the Vineyard happening at Alton Baker Park. Maude Kerns couldn’t pull off the event without volunteers, and they say you can attend the event for free if you help. Michael Fisher with the Maude Kerns Art Center joined us … Continue reading »

School Summer Construction Begins

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The classrooms throughout Eugene and Springfield might be empty, but it’s anything but quiet at school districts in the area. Administrators say now that kids have gone home for summer, construction projects can begin. Work is happening at all the school districts and there are some major projects set to take place … Continue reading »

LTD Summer Pass Offer for Kids

EUGENE, Ore. — A special deal this summer for kids in the Eugene-Springfield area that lets them skate, swim and possibly bowl a strike, all for one price. It’s called the 1Pass and anyone under the age of 18 can get one for $50. The pass gets kids on any LTD bus and into any … Continue reading »

Eugene Sunday Streets Moves Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — The third annual Eugene Sunday Streets is taking over downtown for the first time. Organizers say the event is all about promoting a healthy lifestyle and local business, which is why they decided to bring things to the city center this year. The location won’t be the only new addition though; this … Continue reading »

The First Tee Impacting Kids Beyond Golf

EUGENE, Ore. — Driving. Chipping. Putting. Those are three simple things that kids learn in The First Tee, along with the program’s core values that include courtesy, confidence and respect. “Respect is huge and to be able to convey that message to the kids and then give them a place to apply it, then it … Continue reading »

Oregon Country Fair’s Economic Impact

VENETA, Ore. — Every year, huge crowds descend upon this small town to enjoy the Oregon Country Fair. How does this influx of visitors affect the local economy? “There’s not a lot of impact to the city directly,” says Shauna Hartz, finance director for the City of Veneta. Hartz says that most of the $20,000 … Continue reading »

Dry Winter Could Affect Fire Season

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The warm spring weather means that the wildfire season is also just around the corner. Local wildfire experts say the dry winter could mean trouble in the high country. “Snowpack levels are below normal in most parts of the state,” said Brian Dally, Wildland Supervisor. Western Oregon is seeing a lot less … Continue reading »

Eugene Prepares for Summer in the City

EUGENE, Ore. — Spring just got here, but Eugene city councilors are already making big plans for this summer. The council learned Wednesday about plans for Summer in the City, as well as the things to come. Councilors focused on downtown revitalization over the past few years, and the nearly $200 million worth of investments … Continue reading »

Enjoying the Last Day of Summer

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s the last day of summer and Mother Nature seems to be letting go, slipping us into fall weather already. KEZI 9 News photojournalist Kathleen Spencer went to find out how people are preparing for the change of seasons. Fall officially starts at 7:49 a.m. Saturday.

Sticking With The Summertime Sizzle

Justin’s Wednesday Night Forecast Discussion: Toasty today with Eugene and Roseburg in the upper 80s and Corvallis at 90 degrees! With the jet stream pointed up into British Columbia, I’m expecting more of the same for the rest of the work week (and school week.) Overnight tonight, expect clear skies and another nice, mild start … Continue reading »