Geocaching in Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been 14 years since the very first geocache was hidden in Beavercreek, Oregon. Since then, the grownup game of hide and seek has grown to more than six million geocachers around the world, and Lane County is front and center in that growth. Click here for more information on GeoTours.

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 »

Duck Downtown Kickoff!

EUGENE, Ore.– Duck fans will have more to cheer about this football season! Friday kicks of Duck Downtown. It’s a brand new series of events hitting the downtown scene of both Eugene and Springfield, every Friday before home football games. “All kinds of special offers, from food and beverage and retail discounts,” said Lisa Lawton … Continue reading »

Families Learn to Fish for Free

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Looking to get your feet wet and try something new? The whole family is invited to an event focused on fishing in the local region. Fishing experts from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will teach kids how to cast, reel, and tie flies and knots. You’ll also get a chance … Continue reading »

Travel Lane County Wins Contract

EUGENE, Ore. — At least for another three years, Travel Lane County’s budget is safe. The non-profit’s contract as the sole destination marketing agency was up for grabs this year, drawing attention and interest from out of state. A review committee recommended to the Lane County Board of Commissioners that the destination marketing contract be … Continue reading »

Travel Lane County Could Lose Ad Funding

EUGENE, Ore- ┬áTravel Lane County is worried nearly a third of its funding might be headed out-of-state. ┬áThe non-profit organization has been the destination marketing contractor for the county for about 20 years, but now, a committee has recommended the contract be divided. Every few years there’s an open process for this marketing contract. This … Continue reading »

Candlewood Suites Breaks Ground

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Organizers have broken ground on a new hotel that they hope will give the Glenwood area a much-needed boost. Some wondered how a hotel would fare in this part of town, but the owners of the soon-to-be-built Candlewood Suites say they saw an opportunity that they just couldn’t pass up. “It took … Continue reading »

Eugene Airport Adds American Airlines

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Airport added its sixth airline under its wings Wednesday afternoon with American Airlines’ inaugural flight. City leaders and airport officials say it will bring passengers from farther places and add more diversity to the city of Eugene. “We’re really excited. It’s a great thing. American was here 20 years ago … Continue reading »