Winter Weather Causes Flight Delays

EUGENE, Ore. — A winter storm in other parts of the country is having a rippling effect on flights out of the Eugene Airport. With Christmas just around the corner, hundreds of people are traveling through the Eugene Airport Sunday. But while a number of flights out of the airport were delayed or canceled Sunday … Continue reading »

Eugene Red Lion Hotel Closing

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 40 employees will lose their jobs next month when the Red Lion Hotel in Eugene shuts its doors. The hotel announced Tuesday it will no longer house guests after Jan. 31. Representatives from Red Lion Hotels Corporate says they’ve reached an agreement with the property owners who want to re-develop … Continue reading »

TSA Investigates Changing Liquid Rules

(CNN) — A liquid bomb was the devious weapon of choice in the chilling 2006 plan to blow up as many as 10 U.S.-bound flights from the United Kingdom. The 2006 plot was foiled. But since then, for the past seven years flyers have been restricted to no more than 3.4 ounces of liquids allowed … Continue reading »

New Bus Offers Affordable Portland Fares

EUGENE, Ore. — A new bus service is offering affordable fares to Portland, starting on Thursday. BoltBus will take several round trips from Eugene to Portland Thursday through Monday, making one stop in Albany. During the two-hour ride, passengers can enjoy leather seats and the extra leg room that the bus has to offer. The … Continue reading »

Bolt Bus Expands Routes

EUGENE, Ore. — A new way to get out of town for the weekend is starting Thursday. The Bolt Bus already provides service between Seattle, Portland, Vancouver and other cities. But a new stop at Fifth Street Public Market in Eugene allows roundtrips to Portland from Thursday to Monday. The Bolt Bus will operate from … Continue reading »

FAA Could Change Electronic Device Rules

(CNN) — You may soon be able to use your iPad or Kindle during takeoff and landing. According to the New York Times, an FAA advisory panel will meet to complete its recommendations on restrictions for electronic devices while flying. According to the New York Times, the guidelines are expected to allow reading e-books or … Continue reading »

Plan Next Summer’s Vacation Now

(CNN) — The kids are back to school, the days are getting shorter, and the long Labor Day weekend is behind us. September may be the perfect time to start planning next summer’s vacation. It’s not just something to look forward to. Planning ahead can actually save you money. First, set aside a bit of … Continue reading »

Local Health Officials Hold MERS Meeting

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County public officials want you to know about a potentially deadly respiratory virus that’s being detected in multiple countries. The virus is called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The first case was reported in Saudi Arabia last year but has now spread to European countries. There have been no reports of … Continue reading »

Wineries Team Up for Wine Tour

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Wine tasting season is here. And with the warmer weather, some Willamette Valley wineries are teaming up for a wine tour in the Corvallis area. For $20, you can get a passport from the Visit Corvallis center downtown. That passport will get you free wine tasting at 15 different wineries in the … 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 »

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