August 2012

Crater Lake Now Closed To Scuba Diving

By Jim McCoy Wed 29th August NewsCrater Lake

National park officials have temporarily closed Crater Lake to scuba diving over the threat of invasive species. Park officials announced Wednesday that the closure will remain in effect while they develop rules to be sure that microscopic species, such as quagga mussels, spiny water fleas and viruses, don't hitchhike into the pristine lake waters on diving gear.
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Firefighters Resign In Port Orford

By Jim McCoy Wed 29th August Newscoastal newsfirefighters

The chief and at least six firefighters have resigned from the Port Orford fire department. That's about one-third of the volunteers in the Port Orford Rural Fire District.
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"Bountygate" LB Optimistic He'll Play

Browns linebacker Scott Fujita says he's "optimistic" he'll play in Cleveland's season opener against Philadelphia despite a three-game suspension hanging over him for his part in New Orleans' bounty scandal.
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NASCAR: Stewart Regrets Outburst, Sees No Future Trouble With Rival

By Jim McCoy Tue 28th August SportsMatt KensethNASCARTony Stewart

Tony Stewart says he doesn't expect any drama between himself and Matt Kenseth, despite throwing his helmet at Kenseth's car at Bristol over the weekend.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Goff Fire Prompts Evacuation Notice of Seiad Valley

By Jim McCoy Tue 28th August NewsevacuationsGoff Firewildfires

At just after 11 a.m., the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s office issued a 6-hour notice for immediate evacuation in the Siead Valley area due to the spread of the Goff Fire. Residents have one to two hours or less to evacuate.Read More »

8,000 Pounds of Peaches Donated By Harry & David

By Jim McCoy Tue 28th August NewsaccessHarry and Davidlocal fruit

Today, Harry and David donated 8,000 pounds of peaches to feed the needy in Southern Oregon. ACCESS picked up and will distribute the fruit. The agency works with a network of 24 food pantries.Read More »

Fire Destroys Shop on Eagle Point Property

By Jim McCoy Tue 28th August NewsEagle Point newsfire

Fire investigators are working today to try to determine what may have caused a shop fire at 377 Dahlia Terrace in Eagle Point Monday night at around 8 p.m. The building was described as a “complete loss” by battalion chief  Myron Harvey of Jackson County Fire District 3.Read More »

Peace Accord In JPR Struggle With SOU

A peace accord has been reached in the battle for control of Jefferson Public Radio, which broadcasts in Southern Oregon and Northern California. The Mail Tribune reports the parties announced Monday in Medford that Southern Oregon University will take control of all 22 radio stations and create a separate fundraising arm for other projects.
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Isaac Forcing Saints To Change Plans

The New Orleans Saints have changed their practice schedule and travel plans with Tropical Storm Isaac heading for the Gulf Coast.

Interim coach Joe Vitt canceled practice and meetings on Monday to allow players to evacuate their families. The Saints also called the Cincinnati Bengals and got approval to use their Paul Brown Stadium facilities this week.
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College Coach Not Surprised at Seahawks QB Decision

By Jim McCoy Mon 27th August SportsNFLRussell WilsonSeattle Seahawks

Some people might be surprised that rookie Russell Wilson was named the Seattle Seahawks' starting quarterback. His college coach isn't one of them. Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema says he's been telling anybody who would listen that Wilson would end up winning the starting job.

Bielema said he exchanged text messages with Wilson to congratulate him.Read More »

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