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Rain or shine, the annual Lane County Fair kicks off Wednesday.

Crews were working to put the finishing touches on the midway before visitors arrive.

"There's always a lot of last-minute stuff that just can't get done until Tuesday," said Rachel Bivens with the fair, "but we're all used to it, and we all love it, and we thrive on it."
Local Hollering Place: 'This is a project that has a story to tell'(New) Hollering Place: 'This is a project that has a story to tell'(Photo Gallery)(Video)
Development of a destination retail and lodging complex at the Hollering Place is one step closer to becoming a reality.

"I'm really excited that we're now moving forward on a project that could eventually bring some jobs, bring some economic development to Empire which really needs it," said Bob Garcia, chairman of the tribal council for the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians.

Eugene FD: Flames from garage fire damage neighboring house

Eugene FD: Flames from garage fire damage neighboring house

Flames from a garage fire in the Bethel district charred the side of a neighboring house Saturday night, causing around $160,000 in damage, the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department said.

Taste Of Home benefits Lane Co.'s foster children: 'It's important for us to get these kids out of foster care'

Taste Of Home benefits Lane Co.'s foster children: 'It's important for us to get these kids out of foster care' »Play Video

Foster care children are getting some support from wine lovers this weekend at the Taste Of Home at Sweet Cheeks Winery.

The non-profit group A Family For Every Child has helped find homes for over 300 of Lane County’s foster care children.

Rebecca Rhodes, a spokeswoman for the group, said there are currently 1,000 children from Lane County still waiting to find a home. Money raised at the Taste Of Home event goes to helping unite those kids with a family.

Howard Buford Recreation Area reopened after fire near Mt. Pisgah

Howard Buford Recreation Area reopened after fire near Mt. Pisgah
A firefighting helicopter drops water on a fire in Howard Buford Recreation Area, which includes Mount Pisgah.

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.

Attic fire spreads at South Eugene home

Attic fire spreads at South Eugene home

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.

'Everyone was running. There was no walking out'

'Everyone was running. There was no walking out' »Play Video
Photo courtesy Steve Boulton

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.

 

Baby whale beached near Coos Bay

Baby whale beached near Coos Bay
The whale died on the beach. Workers buried it in the sand.

A 21-foot baby gray whale made its way on to shore at Bastendorff Beach on Thursday and died.

Fire closes park around Mount Pisgah

Fire closes park around Mount Pisgah »Play Video
A firefighting helicopter drops water on a fire in Howard Buford Recreation Area, which includes Mount Pisgah.

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.