September 2012

Fresno St. Prepares For The High Octane Ducks

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th September Sportscollege footballOregon Ducks

While Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr knows No. 4 Oregon is going to be fast, and Autzen Stadium is going to be loud, he got over any fear associated with big games last season.Read More »

Friday Football Preview

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th September Sportshigh school football

North Medford goes into Friday night action with a little momentum behind them after a dramatic 16-15 victory over McNary in their opener. Tonight, the Black Tornado (1-0) visit McKay.Read More »

Josephine County Channels Money Into Justice System

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th September NewsJosephine County JailJosephine County news

A Southern Oregon county struggling with the end of federal timber subsidies has decided to restore some of the jail capacity it cut earlier this year when it turned loose nearly 40 inmates. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports that Josephine County will staff the jail to accommodate 69 inmates, up from 30, hiring a deputy and two monitoring technicians.
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Oregon Mining Company Cuts Jobs

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th September NewseconomyjobsOregon coast

A mining company in Coos County says slowing growth in China and economic uncertainty in Europe are behind job cuts that cost 31 of its 100 workers their jobs.  The World of Coos Bay reports the chromite mining operation will be cut from seven days a week to four. Output is expected to fall by half.
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Wave Energy Testing Off Oregon Coast

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th September Newsalternative energy

Researchers from Oregon State University are helping test a way to generate energy from ocean waves off Newport. A wave energy buoy was moored last week two miles off Yaquina Head for a five-week test. It's a $750,000 prototype owned by Northwest Energy Innovations.

The Oregonian reports OSU scientists are gathering information on its potential impact on marine life.Read More »

Wheaton College Alum To Make First NFL Start

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th September SportsAndy StudebakerNFLWheaton College

The Chiefs' replacement for one of the NFL's most feared pass rushers this Sunday will be an unheralded veteran linebacker out of tiny Wheaton College.
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Report: Existing Home Sales Soar

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th September Newsreal estatesouthern Oregon economy

There’s good news in the southern Oregon real estate picture. Existing home sales jumped 21.5 percent in the most recent rolling quarterly report from the Rogue Valley Association of Realtors. 599 homes sold in the county between June 1 and August 31, compared 493 the year before.Read More »

$395,000 Donated To Oregon HEAT

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th September Newsheating assistanceOregon HEAT

The Oregon HEAT program  is receiving $395,000 to help low-income residents with their heating bills. The program works in partnership with Pacific Power. $125,000 came from donations by Pacific Power customers, employees,  and retirees. Another $270,000 comes the utility’s shareholders.Read More »

Ashland Council Seeks Organic Protection

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th September NewsAshland news. organic crops

The Ashland City Council voted Tuesday night to ask Jackson County commissioners to protect organic farming in the county from genetically modified crops. Organic farmers said their crops could be contaminated by pollen drifting from fields of crops that have been genetically modified to repel insects or withstand weed killers.
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