"The 1960s would be the last confirmed, documented case that is well known," said Jason Davis with Lane County Health.
In Oregon, bats are often associated with the rabies virus.
An infected fox is unusual, and the community should be aware of the possible danger, Davis said.
"Foxes have more access to humans," he said. "Whereas a bat is airborne and while they do rest and interact with humans in some way, a fox could potentially pose more of a risk being in the bushes."
A successful television news reporter in Las Vegas, the busy mother of two was even training for a marathon.
"I looked fine, and I had no indication i was sick," she said. "I just had that spot on my back. It was a little itchy, but other than that, it wasn't a problem."
It was a problem: Stage III melanoma that spread to her lymph nodes.
The Howard Buford Recreation Area was reopened Saturday after officials closed the county park to let fire crews fight a wildland fire that consumed over an acre of land.
An attic fire inside a South Eugene home spread Saturday morning, burning a large portion of the back side of the house.
No one was inside the burning home when firefighters arrived on-scene, officials said.
Firefighters responded to the house on Lincoln Street just after 6:30 a.m. Saturday to find smoke billowing from the roof.
A man was taken to the hospital Saturday morning after he slid out while turning his motorcycle onto Chambers from 6th St., Eugene Police said.
Tom DeHaven has worked in the wood products industry for 43 years, 23 of them at the mill in Springfield.
He said this is the moment they all prepare for.
An abnormal number of dead on the Willamette River prompted a warning to avoid contact with the water until further notice.
A 21-foot baby gray whale made its way on to shore at Bastendorff Beach on Thursday and died.
The county park that includes Mount Pisgah closed Friday while a helicopter dropped buckets of water on a wildland fire.
Lane County said Howard Buford Recreation Area is closed due to the fire. Lane County Parks staff evacuated visitors from the park.
The fire has burned an estimated 4 or 5 acres near the northwest corner of the park near the north trailhead.
The fire began around 12:30 p.m.
A jail inmate due to be released July 24 walked away from a work crew assignment at the County Courthouse on Wednesday morning, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said Friday afternoon.
The owner and four employees of a Coos Bay business pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the United States by selling $10 million worth of knock-off parts to the Department of Defense, including parts intended to keep the rotors on military helicopters.
Motorists traveling north on Interstate 5 should expect lane closures, congestion and delays between Drain and Cottage Grove today and tomorrow, July 18-19, due to pavement repairs.