August 2012

New Padres' Owners Include Golf Star

Major League Baseball owners have approved the sale of the San Diego Padres to a group that includes the O'Malley family and pro golfer Phil Mickelson.

     Commissioner Bud Selig announced the endorsement Thursday following owners meetings in Denver. Under the deal, the group will buy the franchise from John Moores for around $800 million.Read More »

Carroll Quiet on Plan For Seahawks' QB

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th August SportsNFLSeattle Seahawks

Pete Carroll continues to be very guarded about his grand plan concerning the three-way battle for the starting quarterback position.
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Wildfire Update

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th August Newswildfires

Forestry officials are reporting progress being made on the wildfires burning in Oregon, California and Nevada.Read More »

Audit: Oregon Unemployed Overpaid By $41 million in 2011

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th August NewsOregon governmentunemployment benefits

An audit found the state of Oregon overpaid the unemployed $41 million in 2011 in jobless benefits. The state has sent letters to everyone who received too much money telling them to pay it back.

 The deputy administrator of unemployment benefits, Dee Anna Hassanpour, told the Salem Statesman Journal the volume of claims from the recession swamped her office.Read More »

Human Bean Offering Drink Discounts In Friday Food Drive

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th August Newsaccessfood drivesHuman Bean

Tomorrow, Friday August 17th, all Human Bean locations in Jackson and Josephine County will offer discounts to customers who donate non-perishable food for the needy in Southern Oregon. Their aim is to help local food banks address an increased demand for food assistance.Read More »

Rewards Offered For Help In Jackson County Poaching Cases

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th August NewsOSP Fish and Wildlife DivisionPoaching

Fish and Wildlife investigators from the Oregon State Police are seeking public help in solving several recent cases of poaching in Jackson County. A reward is being offered by the oregon hunter’s association.
One case involves a headless elk carcass found in the Butte Falls area. It was left to waste on Rancheria Road on July 20th near milepost 2.Read More »

Apple Submits Central Oregon "Data Hall" Plan

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th August NewsAppleCentral Oregon news

Apple Inc. has dropped a big hint about its plans for a large-scale data center in Central Oregon. The Bend Bulletin reports that a master plan submitted to the city of Prineville shows two buildings with more than 500,000 square feet of what are described as "data halls."
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Judge: Hormon Lawsuit Can Go Forward

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th August NewsKyron Hormon

A Portland judge has ruled that a lawsuit against the stepmother of a missing Oregon boy can go forward.
Judge Henry Kantor said Wednesday a two-year delay sought by Terri Horman, stepmother of Kyron Horman, wouldn't serve a purpose.Read More »

Six More Low-Income Families To Get Ashland Homes From ACCESS

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th August News

By next summer, housing for six more Ashland families will be in place in the Hyde Park complex by way of ACCESS. Three one-bedroom units, two three-bedroom units and one two-bedroom unit will be built.Read More »

Portions of Pacific Crest Trail Between Highway 138 & 58 Closed Due To Wildfire

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th August NewsPacific Crest Trailwildfires

Two wildfires broke out Tuesday afternoon in the Umpqua National Forest, approximately six miles northeast of Lemolo Lake near Windigo Butte. Crews are at work to suppress the 11 acre Cow Horn fire and the 75 acre Butte fire.Read More »


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