Veneta House Fire Kills Two Dogs

VENETA, Ore — The Lane Fire Authority says two dogs were killed in a house fire in Veneta Thursday afternoon. They say the fire broke out just before 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon in the 2600 block of Vista Drive. No one was home when it started. But two dogs died and a Husky was saved. … Continue reading »

A Cup for a Cause in Veneta

VENETA, Ore — A cup for a cause Thursday in Veneta; a huge outpouring of support for the families impacted by the fatal crash on Highway 126 near Mapleton, one week ago. Folks from all over came to Cup of Joe for a fundraiser benefiting the families of Abby Boydston and Olivia Nicol. People could … Continue reading »

Detailing Tragedy: Crash Survivor Speaks

VENETA, Ore. — After five days in the hospital, a Mapleton student is finally back home following last week’s deadly crash on Highway 126. 15-year-old Olivia Nicol is talking about the wreck that killed two of her classmates and the support that immediately followed. In an emotional interview KEZI 9 News Reporter Sarah Hurwitz sat … Continue reading »

Seventh-day Adventist Facing Lawsuit

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. — The Seventh-day Adventist Church is under fire, facing a major lawsuit involving sexual abuse allegations. Two men who grew up in Veneta filed a lawsuit in Multnomah County Circuit Court Tuesday claiming they were sexually abused by a youth leader and the church looked the other way. The two alleged victims … Continue reading »

Oregon Country Fair Opens

VENETA, Ore. — It was day one of the Oregon Country Fair. Whether it’s the music, costumes or more than 80 vendors, there’s something for everyone. There’s something about it that not only keeps fair goers coming back, but artists as well. KEZI 9 News Reporter Sarah Hurwitz spoke with two vendors who’ve been at … Continue reading »

Firefighter Dies in Crash

VENETA, Ore. — Local volunteer firefighters are dealing with the loss of one of their own Tuesday night. Ross Stang, 29, of Veneta, was killed Monday night in a motorcycle crash. Stang was a volunteer firefighter with the Lane Fire Authority. His co-workers and close friends say his death is a terrible loss to the … Continue reading »

Free Health Event for Veneta Residents

VENETA, Ore. — Around 30 Fern Ridge residents gathered at a Veneta church Saturday to receive free health care. The event featured dental, primary care, and even a warm meal for anyone in the Veneta area. One organizer said he frequently sees patients in the emergency room who don’t have access to primary care, which … Continue reading »

Free Health Clinic Opens In Veneta

VENETA, Ore. — In a world of changing healthcare, more people have access to health insurance. But having access to medical care can be challenging for rural communities like Veneta because the closest options are at least 30 minutes away. But that’s not the case anymore. The Lane Fire Authority in Veneta has opened its … Continue reading »

ODF Holds Public Hearing on Rulemaking

VENETA, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry will hold a public hearing on proposed rulemaking for the Oregon Smoke Management Plan. The Smoke Management Plan outlines the management prescribed forest burning on private, federal and other public lands to protect air quality and maintain forest productivity and health. ODF invites the public for comment … Continue reading »

Changes To Emergency Care In Veneta

Veneta, Ore.– The days of “you call, we haul” are nearing an end for EMS at Lane County Fire Authority in Veneta. As the world of health care changes, new models of care are emerging. One of them is called community paramedicine, also known as mobile integrated healthcare. It expands the roles of paramedics and … Continue reading »

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