Expanding Earthquake Warning System

EUGENE, Ore.– An experimental warning system in a UC Berkeley lab beat the Napa Earthquake by 10 seconds Sunday. It sounded an alarm and counted down to the impending magnitude 6 temblor. It’s the biggest test yet for a promising alert system that is already providing precious seconds of notice before quakes hit in Mexico and … Continue reading »

Amtrak Passengers Delayed After Crash

(CNN) — Some Amtrak passengers made it to Portland after being stuck for more than eight hours after their train crashed into a semi-truck in Marion County. The crash happened at about 2:30 p.m. Monday. Police said the driver did not see the train coming as he cross and once he did, it was too … Continue reading »

Happy Camp School Opens, Despite Fires

HAPPY CAMP, Ca. — Happy Camp Elementary students are in the classroom Monday morning after a delayed start due to wildfires. The air quality last week was “hazardous” for the Happy Camp area which prompted the Karuk Tribe to supply air purifiers to the elderly and others in need of them. Although the air quality … Continue reading »

Oregon Ranks as Least Corrupt State

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon is the least corrupt state in the country at least according to a new study that looks at waste, fraud, and abuse among public employees. The study, conducted by scientists at Indiana University and City University of Hong Kong, found that Oregon had 1.28 corruption convictions per hundred thousand public employees, … Continue reading »

Earthquake Hits Northern California

(CNN) — Authorities are assessing the damage after a strong earthquake shook Northern California on Sunday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the 6.0 magnitude struck six miles southwest of Napa. It damaged several buildings, sparked fires and cut off power to thousands of people. A Napa hospital reports treating nearly 90 patients for injuries. … Continue reading »

Oregon Least Corrupt Says New Study

MEDFORD, Ore. – Oregon is the least corrupt state in the country according to a study that looks at waste, fraud and abuse among public employees. The study, led by scientists at Indiana University at Bloomington and City University of Hong Kong using Department of Justice data, found that Oregon had 1.28 corruption convictions per … Continue reading »

Hiking Trails Close Due to 790 Fire

HEMLOCK LAKE, Ore. — The 790 Fire which is located near the Sky Lakes Wilderness Area by Hemlock Lake is affecting walking and hiking trails in that area. This includes parts of the Pacific Crest Trail which runs through the area. Fire Crews are working to fully suppress the fire, however  the terrain is very steep … Continue reading »

New District Ranger at Fremont-Winema NF

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – The Fremont-Winema National Forest has hired Dave Brillenz as the new District Ranger for Bly and Lakeview Ranger Districts (Southeast Zone). The newly hired Brillenz will provide oversight of the people and resources within 500,000 acres of national forest land. He starts his new position Monday, August 25th. “We are excited about … Continue reading »

Superheroes Surprise Child Burn Victim

PORTLAND, Ore. — Superheroes have a surprise for an Oregon boy who survived a terrifying fire that took the life of two of his cousins. Eight-year old Caden Teddleton has spent the last eight years in the burn center. He survived an RV fire in Coquille but lost his two of his cousins. That’s why … Continue reading »

Avoiding the Smoke In N. California

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. — As these fires continue to burn, sending smoke in the area, communities throughout Northern California are trying to deal with the poor air quality. Happy Camp Elementary is preparing to install air purifiers throughout the school sometime this weekend. The school is expecting to open Monday. That’s three school days later … Continue reading »

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