September 2012

Conservation Group Seeks To Halt Timber Sale

By Jim McCoy Thu 27th September Newsenvironmental groupstimber sale
Conservation groups are suing to stop a federal timber sale they say will destroy dwindling habitat for a tiny tree-top dwelling rodent called the red tree vole. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Eugene challenges the Rickard Creek timber sale by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.Read More »

Fatal Crash In Grants Pass Under Investigation

By Jim McCoy Thu 27th September Newsfatal crashGrants Pass news

Police are investigating a fatal single-car crash yesterday on Redwood Avenue in Grants Pass at 4:15 p.m. 35-year old Jeremy Pippin of Rogue River was headed south near milepost four, when the 1957 Chevy pick-up he was driving left the road and struck a large tree.

Pippin was declared dead at the scene.Read More »

NFL, Officials Nearing Deal?

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th September SportsNFLofficials
Two days after a controversial call cost the Green Bay Packers a win, the NFL and the referees' union are reportedly nearing an end to a lockout that put replacement officials on the field since the start of the season. According to several reports, the NFL and the union are close to a new deal that would allow the league's regular officials to return to work, possibly as early as this wRead More »

Ducks TE Adjusting To Backfield Role

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th September Sportscollege footballOregon Ducks

Tight end Colt Lyerla can be excused for momentary lapses because he's still getting used to playing a role in Oregon's backfield.  The sophomore laughed that he wasn't supposed to hold onto the ball when quarterback Bryan Bennett handed off to him in the third quarter Saturday night against Arizona.Read More »

Bridge Replacement A Part of Improvement Package for Fern Valley Interchange

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th September NewsFern Valley InterchangePhoenix
According to a report in the Medford Mail Tribune, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners has voted to accept over $3 million in federal bridge replacement funds. It would go to replace the bridge on Fern Valley Road, which passes over the Bear Creek Greenway in Phoenix. The new bridge would be better suited for commercial truck traffic, have defined bike lanes and sidewalks.Read More »

Reward Offered To Find Starter of A Josephine County Fire

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th September Newsreward offeredSlate Creek Fire
The Oregon Department of Forestry is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for setting the Slate Creek Fire on Labor Day at around 1:30 p.m.Read More »

Adjustments Made For Calculations of Food Benefits Announced

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th September Newsfood stampsSNAP program
Oregon households on what was formerly known as the food stamp program, now known as the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) program, may see a small increase in their monthly benefit amount. The federal government annually makes changes to the calculations used to determine how much an eligible person may receive.Read More »

Criado Trial Date Moved

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th September NewsCriado Murder Trial
The trial of an Oregon man accused of murdering his wife and four children has been postponed until next summer. The Mail Tribune newspaper reported Wednesday that attorneys for Jordan Criado requested the postponement.Read More »

NFL Meeting With Locked Out Refs

By Jim McCoy Tue 25th September SportsNFLreferee lockout

The NFL has been meeting today with its locked-out referees, in an attempt to resolve the labor dispute. This, as the league admits that a bad call cost the Green Bay Packers the game last night against the Seattle Seahawks.Read More »

Autistic Hoops Inspiration Now Makes His Mark As A Marathoner

By Jim McCoy Tue 25th September SportsbasketballJames McElwainMarathon

The autistic Rochester man who grabbed national headlines by scoring 20 points in four minutes in his only high school game has completed his first marathon and qualified for an even bigger race.Read More »

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