July 2012

Firefighters Keep Grants Pass Area Grass Blaze Small

By Jim McCoy Thu 5th July NewsfireGrants Pass news

They've trained together and work well together, as evidenced by their work Wednesday in quenching a small grass fire in the 2400 block of Upper River Road. Mike Shaw, a spokesman for the Rural/Metro Fire Department says his department and firefighters from the Oregon Department of Forestry and  Grants Pass Fire Rescue combined to quickly quench a grass fire.Read More »

Street Closures in SW Medford

By Jim McCoy Tue 3rd July Newsroad work

The Medford Public Works Department wants you to be aware of some street closures while working is being done to upgrade sewer lines, turn lanes and bike lanes. Sidewalk work will also be performed by Ledford Construction.Read More »

Independence Day Celebrations, A Complete Listing

By Jim McCoy Tue 3rd July NewscelebrationsIndependence Day

Southern Oregon will be bustling with Independence Day activities. Here is a run down of what’s in store:

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BPA Signs Agreement To Strengthen Regional Power Grid

By Jim McCoy Tue 3rd July NewsBPAutilities

The Bonneville Power Administration says it signed an agreement Monday with three utilities to build a $14 million high-voltage line in central Washington. Under the agreement, the BPA would share costs with Chelan, Douglas and Grant County public utility districts.
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Burglar In Grants Pass Arrested After Standoff

By Jim McCoy Tue 3rd July NewsBurglaryGrants Pass news

An incident that started with a homeowner walking in on a burglary, ended with the suspect surrendering after a 3 hour stand-off with police.  21-year old Michael Ryan Quigley of Grants Pass is in Josephine County Jail, charged with a home invasion robbery of a residence in the 2000 block of NW Kip Lane Monday afternoon.Read More »

U of O Becoming Popular School Choice For Californians

By Jim McCoy Mon 2nd July Newscollege enrollmentUniversity of Oregon

More than 4,500 Californians enrolled at the University of Oregon in fall 2010, breaking a record. California is the largest and fastest-growing producer of Duck recruits outside of Oregon. The Register-Guard says it's a trend driven by the UO's aggressive marketing efforts and the school's desire for students who pay out-of-state tuition.
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Salem Man Objects to Planned Parenthood Teaching Class

By Jim McCoy Mon 2nd July NewsPlanned Parenthoodpregnancy prevention

The Salem-Keizer School District may lose a teen pregnancy prevention program. Some are blaming the father of one student complained about using Planned Parenthood instructors in the classroom.

The Salem man, Doug Muravez, says he doesn't have a problem with the lessons, but he objects to Planned Parenthood because it provides abortions.Read More »

AAA: Oregon Gas Getting Cheaper Still

By Jim McCoy Mon 2nd July Newsgas prices

The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.62. That's down 15 cents in a week and 64 cents in a month. It's 29 cents higher than the national average.

Some metro prices from Monday's AAA survey: Portland $3.61, Salem $3.52, Eugene-Springfield $3.52, Medford-Ashland $3.59.

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