OSU Expansion Begins

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th June NewsOSU-Cascades

Construction on Oregon State University's four-year campus in Bend is set to start before July 4.

The Bulletin reports ( the 10-acre campus has been delayed by blocked legal challenges from opponents who content the area is too crowded to accommodate a university.

OSU-Cascades vice president Becky Johnson says further court challenges would onRead More »

Burnout Operation Continues At Buckskin Fire

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th June NewsBuckskin Fire

Forest officials have issued this latest update concerning efforts to put out the Buckskin Fire, burning near the California border in southwest Oregon:

Firefighters initiated a burnout operation in the northeast section of the Buckskin Fire in their effort to contain the wildfire, which is now 2,635 acres and six percent contained.Read More »

Medford Man Accused Of Serial "Road Rage"

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th June NewsRIchard Nuckolsroad rage

Authorities say a Medford man accused of running multiple vehicles off the road in a string of incidents has been arrested.

The Mail Tribune reports ( ) that 18-year-old Richard Nuckols was arrested Tuesday on two counts of third-degree assault, four counts of the unlawful use of a vehicle as a weapon, four counts of recklessly endangering another person and foRead More »

Burglars In Medford Capitalize On Open Garage Doors

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th June NewsBurglary

The Medford Police want to remind homeowners to remember to close their garage doors at night. They report two homes that were burglarized thanks to the opportunity provided by open garage doors.

Yesterday morning- in the 4000 block of Hemlock- approximately $1,500 in items were taken from the garage. The home owners also report their vehicles has been rifled through.Read More »

Good Progess Made On Buckskin Fire, Other Fires Declared "Out"

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th June NewsBuckskin Fire

According the most recent update from the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, indirect containment lines are complete around the eastern and southern flanks of the Buckskin Fire. Air tankers applied retardant to fortify lines and crews installed pumps and water hoses to support today’s burnout operation.

The fire has grown slightly to 2,476 acres, and is now 5-percent contained.Read More »

Florence RV Storage Facility Fire Causes $5Mil. Damage

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th June Newsfire

Losses from a fire that damaged eight units at a recreational vehicle storage facility in Florence may total more than $5 million.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports ( ) Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue Fire Marshal Sean Barrett says the Tuesday fire at Pacific Pines RV Park and Storage appears to have started in a delivery van in one of the units.Read More »

Lawsuit Revived Against Half-Brother Of Jackie Kennedy-Onasis

The Oregon Court of Appeals has revived a lawsuit filed by a man who alerted police that the half-brother of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had a collection of child pornography.

James Auchincloss of Ashland pleaded guilty in 2010 to charges of encouraging child sexual abuse.

He fired personal assistant Edward McManus after learning he informed police.Read More »

30th Annual Medford Cruise Promises Family Fun

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th June NewsMedford Cruise

Car enthusiasts of all types will want to take note of one of the more celebrated events in the northwest. The 30th Anniversary Medford Cruise culminates this Friday and Saturday and promoters promises this to be something special with everyone’s favorite events this year with a little twist.Read More »

Firefighters Make Progress On Buckskin Fire

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th June NewsBuckskin Fire

Forestry officials are reporting little growth on the Buckskin Fire, which is burning in the scar from the 2002 Biscuit Fire. At last report, the fire had reached 2,360 acres.

Smoke is expected to reduce visibility at times throughout the next couple of days.Read More »

Oregon Legislature Approves Retirement Savings Bill

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th June Newsretirement savins bill

The Oregon Legislature has approved a bill automatically enrolling Oregonians in a retirement plan if their employer doesn't already offer one.

The bill passed Tuesday with support only from Democrats, who say people are much more likely to save for retirement if they're automatically enrolled.

Democrats say their bill will ensure people are prepared for retirementRead More »


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