October 2012

Tebow May See Time at RB Coach Says

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th October SportsNew York JetsNFLTim Tebow
Rex Ryan says it's "a possibility" do-it-all backup quarterback Tim Tebow could see time at running back for the New York Jets on Sunday against the New England Patriots. The Jets are a bit short-handed at the position with backups Joe McKnight (sprained left ankle) and Bilal Powell (separated right shoulder) likely out for the game.Read More »

Mining Company Denied Permit for Water from Grave Creek

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th October NewsGrave Creekmining
The state of Oregon has denied a water permit for an Australian mining company that wants to develop a gravel pit along a tributary of the Rogue River. The Oregon Department of Water Resources says there is already too much water being taken out of Grave Creek, which flows into the Rogue at the start of the section that is one of Oregon's most popular whitewater runs. Water rightRead More »

Southern Oregon Man Convicted Again For Illegal Mine Claim

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th October Newsland usemining
A 52-year-old gold miner has been convicted of living illegally on his mining claim on a national forest in Southern Oregon. David Duane Everist was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail. He had been convicted of illegally living on his Twin Cedars mining claim on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and mining a streambed without filing a plan of operations with the U.S.Read More »

Boy Scouts Release 20 Years of "Perversion Files"

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th October NewsBoy Scouts
A trove of some 14,500 pages from the Boy Scouts' so-called "perversion files" have been made public, and the files show that on numerous occasions local officials helped cover up abuse allegations. A Portland attorney held a news conference on Thursday after which he made the files available. The documents date from 1959 to 1985.Read More »

Revamped Community Health Care Center Open

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th October Newshealth care
The newly revamped Medford Community Health Center is now open. A Wednesday ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house celebrated the finished work. The center now features 15 examination rooms, a community conference room labs and counseling rooms. Affordable Care Act funds, a Medford block grant and other grants helped finance the project.Read More »

Ducks-'Devils Game Promises To Deliver Entertaining Football

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th October Sportscollege footballOregon Ducks
Second-ranked Oregon has raced through the first six games without hitting much of a speed bump. Arizona State has exceeded most expectations in its first season under coach Todd Graham. The two Pac-12 division leaders get a chance to see just how good they are Thursday night in what should be an offensive showcase at Sun Devil Stadium. Oregon has been nearly unstoppablRead More »

An Oregon High School Football Game Racks Up A Combined 172 Points!

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th October Sportshigh school footballTriad Timber Wolves
66 points? In a football game? Would you believe the opposition scored 106? That’s what happened in a 1A 8-man game between Triad of Klamath Falls and Elkton. Granted, it is 8-man football, where a couple of broken tackles is almost certain to result in a score. Still, in the annals of football- 8-man or not- it's pretty impressive.Read More »

Citizens Patrol Josephine County Neighborhoods

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th October NewsGrants Pass newspublic safety
The sheriff's department in a vast, rural corner of southwest Oregon has been racked by budget cuts and the jail can hold only the worst offenders. But people in Josephine County aren't about to approve higher taxes to increase funding for law enforcement. So some folks have taken matters into their own hands - strapping pistols to their hips to patrol their own neighborhoods.Read More »

Klamath Falls Doctor May Come Home

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th October NewsimmigrationKlamath Falls news
A Klamath Falls doctor who left the country to visit relatives in the Republic of Maldives and was blocked from returning is expected to be home soon. Radio station KFLS reports the State Department has told Rep. Greg Walden that travel documents are being made available Wednesday for Dr.Read More »

Ashland Pursuing Day Center For Homeless and Needy

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th October NewsAshland newshomeless
The Ashland City Council has voted pursue further the idea of a day center for the homeless. The city would pay 100-thousand dollars over two years to lease a building out. According to the Ashland Daily Tidings, the city will accept applications from social service agencies help those in need. One will be selected, but will be encouraged to work with others.Read More »

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