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Southern Oregon Artist Creates Bronze Of Pendleton Roundup Queen

A new statue paying homage to the queen of the 1929 Round-Up has been unveiled in Pendleton.

The East Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1C2f8Dr ) About 60 people, including Pendleton Mayor Phillip Houk, were present Saturday when the bronze statue of Kathleen McClintock was revealed. The statue now joins bronze images of two famous rodeo cowboys and a brothel madam.Read More »

Teen Drowns Near Honeyman State Park

By Jim McCoy Fri 26th June News

Divers have recovered the body of a 17-year-old Florence boy who drowned at Woahink Lake.

KCST radio reports that Jose Dela Mora was swimming with friends late Thursday afternoon to a sand bar in the north end of the lake near Honeyman State Park.

When Dela Mora said he was too tired to continue, a friend tried to help but couldn't prevent him from slipping beneatRead More »

Health Advisory Issued For Lake Billy Chinook

Health officials are warning people to avoid contact with water in northwest Oregon's Lake Billy Chinook, where potentially harmful concentrations of blue-green algae and its toxins have been detected.

The Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/1FFmxTN) the advisory issued Thursday by the Oregon Health Authority says drinking the water is especially dangerous.

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Census Figures: Oregon Is Going Grayer

By Jim McCoy Fri 26th June NewscensusOregon demographics

New estimates from the U.S.Read More »

National Guard Pilot Makes Emergency Landing In K-Falls

By Jim McCoy Fri 26th June Newsemergency aircraft landing

An Oregon Air National Guard pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after experiencing medical problems during a training mission.

The Herald and News reports (http://bit.ly/1KfJ4gf ) spokeswoman Master Sgt.Read More »

Roseburg Forest Products Moving Headquarters

By Jim McCoy Thu 25th June NewsRoseburg Forest Products

Roseburg Forest Products will relocate its headquarters to Springfield.

The Roseburg News-Review reports (http://bit.ly/1J6Mn8e ) that the company announced Monday that the move is largely an attempt to appeal to younger employees who don't want to move to rural Oregon.

The company says it will keep its mills running in Douglas County, but departments like finance Read More »

Police Officer "Justified" In Use Of Deadly Force

A Jackson County grand jury has ruled that a Medford police corporal was justified in using deadly force when he shot and killed a suspect.

The Medford Mail Tribune reports (http://is.gd/FQRH8R ) that Cpl.Read More »

Police Investigate Sunny Valley Shooting

By Jim McCoy Thu 25th June NewsDavid MainJason Ryan Taylershooting

The Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section is investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon at 5:07 p.m. in the Sunny Valley area.Read More »

Firefighters Progress On Buckskin Fire

By Jim McCoy Thu 25th June NewsBuckskin Fire

The burnout operation at the Buckskin Fire is complete. The Oregon Team 3 Interagency Incident Management Team is reporting 60-percent containment of the lightning-caused that has grown slightly to 5,341 acres.

Today, crews are patrolling and mopping up hot spots along the southwest containment line near Baldface Creek.Read More »

Troops Return Home To Southern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Wed 24th June NewsNational Guard

About 200 troops from the Oregon National Guard have returned home after serving nine months in Afghanistan.

April Davis says the Oregon National Guard troops have been in the U.S. for a few weeks undergoing demobilization processes.Read More »

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