October 2012

Fortifying Search Efforts For Missing Teen Hikers

By Jim McCoy Mon 29th October Newsmissing hikerssearch and rescue
More searchers are converging on the foothills of the Cascade Range south of Portland looking for two teenagers who went for a day hike and are missing after two nights of wet, windy weather. Deputy Nate Thompson of the Clackamas County sheriff's office said Monday the two are Boy Scouts experienced in the outdoors, but authorities don't know what kind of gear they took.Read More »

Stabbing Incident On Bear Creek Greenway

By Jim McCoy Mon 29th October Newsstabbing
Police say a homeless man stabbed another transient multiple times in an argument in a Medford greenway. Sgt. Kerry Curtis says the 32-year-old victim was likely saved by the Medford Fire Department and Mercy ambulance crews.Read More »

Pac 12 Race Heating Up

By Jim McCoy Wed 24th October Sportscollege footballPac 12 conference
Oregon State is off to its best start since before World War I, undefeated and up to seventh in the BCS rankings. All that has done is keep the Beavers on pace with second-ranked Oregon in the Pac-12 North Division. Heading into the final five weeks of the regular season, the Pac-12's division races are heating up. The North will likely come down to the two Oregon schoolRead More »

Ducks and Buckeyes To Meet in 2020 and 2021

By Jim McCoy Wed 24th October Sportscollege footballOregon Ducks
Ohio State and Oregon have agreed to a home-and-home series with games to be played in 2020 in Eugene, Ore., and in 2021 in Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes and the Ducks have met eight times, including in the 2010 Rose Bowl game, a 26-17 Ohio State win. The first meeting between the teams came in the 1958 Rose Bowl, a 10-7 Ohio State win.Read More »

Grants Pass Police: Planned Parenthood Protestor Released

By Jim McCoy Wed 24th October Newsabortion debatePlanned Parenthood
Police say a protester involved in a stabbing outside a Planned Parenthood health center in Oregon has been released, and it will be up to the district attorney to decide if criminal charges are filed. Grants Pass police Lt.Read More »

Jackson County Property Tax Revenue Declines A Second Year In A Row

By Jim McCoy Wed 24th October NewsJackson County real estateproperty taxes
The amount of money collected by Jackson County from property taxes is dropping by 4 million dollars. Due to declining real estate values, the amount collected from property taxes is 232 million, down from 236 last year, and 237 million dollars in 2010.

Environmentalists File Suit To Stop Dredge Mining

By Jim McCoy Wed 24th October Newsdredge miningenvironmentRogue River
Environmental groups contend that the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is failing to protect coho salmon from dredge mining in the Rogue River Basin, and they have filed a lawsuit. They want to require biologists to review dredging operations to make sure they don’t harm fish.Read More »

Intel Plans Expansion of Hillsboro Campus

By Jim McCoy Wed 24th October NewsBusiness newsIntel
Intel plans to expand a $3 billion research factory under construction at its campus in Hillsboro. The Oregonian reported Wednesday the chipmaker plans a second module, attached to the building now under construction and due to open next year. Intel said construction of the second phase will begin next year, and it will start production in 2015.Read More »

Huskies Have Concerns To Address As They Prep For No.7 Beavers

By Jim McCoy Tue 23rd October Sportscollege footballOregon State Beavers
Washington's three-game losing streak is enough of a concern for Steve Sarkisian that with a home game against No. 7 Oregon State this week, correcting the Huskies' road woes can take a backseat. But the reality is that very soon, Washington will need to correct its trend of being uncompetitive away from home or its goal of reaching a bowl game for a third straight season will disappear.Read More »

Earnhardt Cleared By Doctors To Race Again

By Jim McCoy Tue 23rd October SportsDale Earnhardt Jr.NASCAR
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been cleared to race this Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. Earnhardt missed two races because of two concussions suffered in a six-week span. He was cleared Tuesday to resume racing by neurosurgeon Dr. Jerry Petty. The visit to Petty came a day after Earnhardt tested a car at Gresham Speedway in Georgia to see how he felt behind the wheel.Read More »


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