June 2012

Another Climber Falls On Mount Hood

By Jim McCoy Thu 21st June Newsaccidental fallsMount Hood

Authorities say a climber has fallen on Mount Hood, and rescuers are headed for the site. The Clackamas County sheriff's office said Thursday the report of the fall near the Hogsback came about 9:30 a.m.
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Forecast: 4th of July Travel Volume Will Tie Record For Heaviest in Decade

The upcoming fourth of July holiday looks to be a boon for the tourism industry. AAA is forecasting that 13.3 percent of Americans will be traveling 50 miles or more during the holiday period. In the Pacific region, about 12.7 percent of the population will be taking to the road to celebrate with family and friends.Read More »

Grant Will Repair, Re-open Railroad

By Jim McCoy Wed 20th June NewsrailroadsSiskiyou Rail Line

$7-million dollars in federal grants money is headed to southern Oregon to help repair the Siskiyou rail line that runs between Medford and Weed. The announcement came from Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Oregon District 4 Representative Peter DeFazio.Read More »

Dog Shooting in Rogue River A Mystery

By Jim McCoy Wed 20th June Newsanimal incidentsRogue River news

Investigators say somebody fired a gun directly into the mouth of a 2-year-old mixed-breed dog that was found bloody and tied to the porch of a Southern Oregon animal clinic. A veterinarian says the dog's survival depends on the wire holding his jaw together. She says the wound is leaking, but the dog is eating watered-down food.
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Body Found In Rogue River Identified As Bend Man

By Jim McCoy Wed 20th June Newsdrowning

The Jackson County sheriff's office says the body of a 69-year-old Bend, Ore., man has been found in the Rogue River in southern Oregon. Sheriff's spokeswoman Andrea Carlson said two fishermen spotted the body Tuesday morning and called 911.
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Fire Season Begins Wednesday

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th June NewsAshland newsfire protection

The Oregon Department of Forestry says it will start fire season restrictions Wednesday in Jackson and Josephine counties. That means debris burning will be prohibited, except in burn barrels with permits.
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Coos County Surviving With Money From Own Timber Lands

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th June NewseconomyOregon Coast newstimber industry

One of the Oregon timber counties facing a cutoff of federal money is dipping into a savings account built from its own logging receipts and expects to avoid big reductions and tax increases in the next budget.
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Part of Japenese Home Found In Washington?

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th June Newstsunami debris

Kayakers surveying Washington state's most remote beaches for debris from last year's Japanese tsunami say they believe they have found part of a house.
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Judge Orders Golden Temple Execs To Return Money

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th June NewsBusiness newscourt rulings

A judge has ruled that the CEO and four other executives who wrongfully assumed 90 percent ownership of the Eugene food company Golden Temple in 2007 must return $36 million to a receiver.
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Washington Gov. Calls For Federal Help With Tsunami Debris

By Jim McCoy Mon 18th June Newstsunami debrisWashington news

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire says federal help is needed to help clean up tsunami debris that reaches the West Coast. She told a news conference Monday morning at Ocean Shores, "We don't have the resources at the state level to do what we're going to have to do here."Read More »


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