VENETA, Ore. — The Oregon Country Fairgrounds were a different sight Monday as staff members and vendors worked to clear out. Staff members said while the OCF takes six to eight weeks to set up, it takes less than half that to break down. More than 45,000 people visited the fairgrounds this past weekend. While … Continue reading »
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 »
VENETA, Ore. — The Oregon Country Fair opens its gates on Friday, and the Lane County Sheriff’s Office has taken steps to make sure people are safe. The speed limit has been lowered to 45 on Highway 126 on both sides of the main entrance. No parking and no u-turn signs also line the road. … Continue reading »
VENETA, Ore — Many neighbors in the Trinity Terrace subdivision in Veneta say they moved to the neighborhood for the trees, but this week, they found out the greenways behind their houses they thought were protected, are not actually as safe as they thought. The Cummings live right at the end of Trinity Street, on … Continue reading »
VENETA, Ore. — Investigators are learning more about last Wednesday’s standoff in Veneta. According to the Lane County Medical Examiner, Bradley Chauran killed his wife, Kelly, before taking his own life. Investigators say evidence within the home suggests he had been planning the attack beforehand.
VENETA, Ore. — A quiet Veneta neighborhood experienced a violent awakening Wednesday morning after a suicide call ended in two dead instead of one. Police first responded just before 6 a.m. to a call from a man on Jake Street reporting his own suicidal behavior, but what unfolded in the next four hours was much more … Continue reading »
VENETA Ore. — One man and one woman are dead after a standoff in Veneta, one of whom was believed to be suicidal. More than 20 units from multiple agencies responded to a home on Jake Street in Veneta Wednesday morning after reports of a suicidal person. The initial call came just before 6 a.m. … Continue reading »
VENETA, Ore. — The wet weather didn’t put a damper on people looking to take advantage of the three-day weekend. Lane County campgrounds were packed by people who chose to get away for Memorial Day by pitching a tent close to home. Some call it a staycation; when it feels far away from home, but … Continue reading »