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.
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."
The "Keyboard Kitten" came to life for author Bob Welch early one morning last year with unexpected help of his own cat.
"One morning he literally walked across the keyboard, and he started typing letters and numbers and asterisks and such," Welch recalled, "and I said to myself: children's book."
Welch teamed up with his good friend and illustrator Tom Penix, and Comma the kitten's adventures in Oregon began.
One book just wasn't enough.
Comma is back in the sequel, "The Keyboard Kitten Gets Oregonized".
Two bodies found in the ashes of a Creswell-area house fire last week have not yet been identified.
"The fire burned so hot that at this point we don't even know if the bodies are male or female," Sgt. Carrie Carver with the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.
The Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office is working to identify the victims.
An 18-mile stretch of highway closed by a wildfire July 15 opened to one-way traffic with a pilot car July 22.
A man robbed a sandwich shop at gunpoint Tuesday morning, Eugene Police said.
The 250 employees who saw their jobs go up in smoke along with the Springfield Plywood and Veneer plant last week met Monday with the owner of the mill.
Millworkers received one of their last paychecks at the meeting at Springfield High School.
A representative of Swanson Group said it would take at least 2 years to rebuild the plant.
A Vancouver woman spent 12 hours trapped in a car with her dead passenger before being found by a hitchhiker after an accident near Cannon Beach on Sunday, Oregon State Police said.
NASA satellite images from the 2014 fire season and past major wildfires
Oregon's 32nd Governor Victor Atiyeh passed away at age 91.
Gov. Vic Atiyeh was the last Republican to serve as governor of Oregon, from 1979 to 1987.
Kitzhaber released this statement about Atiyeh's death Sunday evening - "I am deeply saddened by the passing of Governor Vic Atiyeh — a great Oregonian, an historic governor, and a remarkable human being."
About two-dozen people lined the overpass with American flags and signs on Saturday afternoon for Salem's slice of the big national movement this weekend against illegal immigration.
The organizer of the Salem protest against illegal immigration distanced her group from one woman's statements.
"We have compassion for the people coming here. But it's important they know they can't stay," said Cynthia Kendoll, president of Oregonians for Immigration Reform, the group that helped organize Salem's event. "They need to return to their home countries."
Crowds welcomed home the Army Reserve's 971st Movement Control Team Sunday with a ceremony at Elijah Bristow Park near Pleasant Hill.
The group of 20 uniformed service men and women spent the last year in Afghanistan. The special ceremony not only honored their service, but also celebrated the passing of the torch.
The 971st’s Captain Matt Mitchell stepped down, issuing the new command to Captain Tom Dargan.
“We went out there with a lot of brave soldiers who didn't come back. Fortunately our group from Eugene all came back alive. Can't say that for everyone,” said former Captain Matt Mitchell.
Oregon currently has over a dozen wildfires burning over 825 square miles of land. Many of the active conflagrations were sparked when lightning storms moved across the Pacific Northwest region on June 13 and 14.
Lab samples confirmed a stretch of the Willamette River is safe after an abnormal number of dead fish raised health concerns for people swimming or fishing in the area near Eugene/Springfield, emergency management officials said Sunday.