November 2012

Recapping The Busy Weekend in Southern Oregon Sports

Melissa Sweat scored 25, but Ashland High product Kelsi McKinnis lit up the twine with 36 as Puget Sound handed the Lady Raiders basketball squad their first loss of the season 93-81. The Raider men fell the night before, 87-84 to Lewis and Clark. The men’s team is 6-3. In college football, the Raiders fell in overtime 47-44 to No. 3 Morningside in the NAIA quarterfinals.Read More »

Beavs Assess Civil War Loss

By Jim McCoy Mon 26th November Sportscollege footballOregon State Beavers
When the Oregon State Beavers gathered to discuss the wreckage that was a 48-24 loss to Oregon Saturday, there was really no need for a post-mortem. The causes of the disaster were obvious. The Beavers never gave themselves a chance. Six turnovers - four interceptions and two fumbles - buried the Beavers as much as Oregon's otherworldly spread offense, which rolled up 570 yards.Read More »

OSP: Fewer Fatalities On Oregon Roads During Holiday Weekend

By Jim McCoy Mon 26th November Newshighway safetyOregon State Police
Fewer Oregonians perished in motor vehicle-related crashes over theThanksgiving and Oregon-Oregon State Civil War weekend. An Elgin man died in a single car accident, and a pedestrian in Portland was struck and killed. These two fatalities represent a decrease from the three that died last year at this time.Read More »

Voisin Retains Ashland City Council Spot

By Jim McCoy Mon 26th November News2012 General ElectionAshland City Council
By a razor thin margin of 29 votes, Carol Voisin will retain her seat on the Ashland City Council. The margin ended up being greater than the limit for triggering an automatic recount. Voisin was challenged by Jackie Agee. City Councilor Greg Lemhouse and Mayor John Stromberg also kept their offices.Read More »

5-Way Tie For Cave Junction City Council Race

By Jim McCoy Mon 26th November NewselectionsJosephine County news
There's a five-way tie for a seat on the Cave Junction City Council - each person got three write-in votes each. So the election may be settled by chance, through drawing a name from a hat, for example. After the incumbent decided not to run, 62 voters wrote in names. Josephine County Clerk Art Harvey tells the Grants Pass Daily Courier the top finisher got seven votes but was disqualiRead More »

Developer Looking To Sell Coos Bay Sand

By Jim McCoy Mon 26th November Newscoastal newssand
A development company hopes to sell about four million cubic yards of sand from a 69-acre property in Coos Bay and then build a 500-unit housing project. Ocean Grove Development Group sees a growing demand for sand for big construction projects and because of the special sand used in hydraulic fracturing drilling for natural gas. But other businesses that sell sand in the area told The WRead More »

Oregon Revenue Forecast: Small Revenue Increase Expected

By Jim McCoy Tue 20th November NewsOregon economyrevenue forecast
State economists expect Oregon to collect slightly more money in the near term than they forecast three months ago.Experts released the quarterly revenue forecast to state lawmakers on Tuesday.Read More »

Ashland City Council Race Remains Close

By Jim McCoy Tue 20th November NewsAshland City Councilelectionsrecounts
The race for a seat on the Ashland City Council remains undecided. Incumbent Carol Voisin leads challenger Jackie Agee by just 28 votes- 4,884 to 4,856. The County Clerk's office still has problem ballots to work through that were rejected by tabulating machines.Read More »

Jackson County Jail Inmate Escapes

By Jim McCoy Tue 20th November NewsescapeJackson County Jail
The Jackson County sheriff's office says an inmate escaped Monday night from the recreation yard at the jail in Medford. Authorities are looking for 42-year-old Bradley William Monical, who is considered a threat. He was jailed facing robbery charges. The public is advised to call 9-1-1 if they see him.

Storms Wreaking Havoc on Oregon Coastal Roads, Inland Roads Reporting Wet, Bare Pavement

By Jim McCoy Tue 20th November Newsroad conditionsweather
Roads in Oregon were generally open Tuesday in the aftermath of the storm that claimed one life in Oregon. U.S.Read More »

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