By Seena SleemPublished: Jul 25, 2014 at 6:58 PM PDTLast Updated: Jul 25, 2014 at 7:51 PM PDT
Some of the racers in Sunday’s Eugene Marathon are getting some tips for the big day while picking up their race numbers at the Health and Fitness Expo at Matthew Knight Arena.
Race organizers expect nearly 6,000 runners from across the nation and world to hit the 26-mile course through Eugene.
“I look for races all over the country that are fun and challenging, and also fast and furious. So I love the scenery and I love to just get out there and run,” said Scott McLelland, a marathon runner from North Carolina.
By News StaffPublished: Jul 24, 2014 at 9:58 PM PDTLast Updated: Jul 25, 2014 at 2:51 PM PDT
The Eugene Emeralds took the field Thursday night with some pooches from the Greenhill Humane Society for the "Dog Days of Summer", the 5th annual night devoted to helping find homes for dogs from the Eugene-based shelter.
The Oregon Country Fair aimed to entertain the weekend crowds of over 15,000 people walking through the gates each day, filling every corner of the 280-acre fairgrounds near Veneta with something to discover.
A fast-growing wildfire is burning houses and buildings around Sprague River Sunday night after a wildfire started near the town earlier that afternoon.
Fire official from South Central Oregon Interagency Fire are working to assess the wildfire damage to the Moccasin Hill subdivision, but said over 100 people have been evacuated to the Sprague River Community Center.
Officials first spotted the Moccasin Hill wildfire at around 2 p.m. Sunday, burning about 75 acres of timber and brush on private land. As of 8 p.m. Saturday the fire is about 600 acres northeast of Klamath Falls.
Thunderstorms are expected to move across Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington on Sunday, with strong cells dumping rain and hail in some areas. Weather officials predict high pressure to build on Monday, bringing heat and humidity back to the region.