Curry County Sheriff to Step Down

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — After a long fight against budget cuts, and with resources in his department dwindling due to lack of funding, Curry County Sheriff John Bishop said he can’t physically handle it anymore. Bishop announced his is stepping down as sheriff, citing the stress of the funding crisis. Over the past few years, … Continue reading »

Humpty Dumpty Takes Big Fall; Shatters

(CNN) SALEM, Ore. — The saying “Humpty Dumpty took a big fall” is true this morning. The Humpty Dumpty sculpture at the Enchanted Forest in Salem fell from its perch this weekend when two visitors tried to climb the wall. The visitors were trying to take a picture with the well-known exhibit and Humpty accidentally … Continue reading »

Good Samaritans Stop Robber

EUGENE,  Ore. — A team effort between an unlikely group of heroes leads to a thwarted robbery and a man behind bars. Andrew Khuu was walking to the 7-Eleven to get an e-cigarette when he heard screaming coming from inside and someone yelling that a woman had been stabbed. As he went inside to help, … Continue reading »

Ballot Measures Deadline has Passed

SALEM, Ore. — The deadline to get initiatives on the November ballot has now passed. Voters will be asked to choose whether to grant driving privileges to people who can’t prove they’re legally in the U.S. Voters will also need to decide on an equal rights amendment. Petitions to legalize recreational marijuana and require businesses to … Continue reading »

Fires in Lakeview Increase in Size

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Firefighters have responded nearly 40 fires in the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership area (SCOFMP) since July 1, according to the Management teams most recent press release. The largest is the Saddle Flat fire which was reported at 3:25 p.m., July 3 and has grown to 5.3 acres. It is located at Township 23S … Continue reading »

Man Dies After Injuries from Kitesurfing

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. — A 49 year old man died after an apparent kitesurfing accident on the North Coast on Thursday. Wiley Dale Johnson Jr., an off-duty lieutenant of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue was transported to the hospital for injuries sustained. Thursday evening, Oregon State Police was notified that an adult male was being taken to a hospital in … Continue reading »

C&K Market Emerging From Bankruptcy

BROOKINGS, Ore. — The business that owns Ray’s Food Place and Shop Smart says they’re coming out of bankruptcy. The company filed for bankruptcy late last year. C&K Market is agreeing to a plan that will allow them to operate without court supervision. As part of the company’s re-organizing, C&K Market says it has a … Continue reading »

Team to Launch Keg Rocket

PORTLAND, Ore. — A group of Portland beer lovers have found a unique way to chill their suds. The group, called “Team Numb” is getting ready to launch their first ever, two stage rocket filled with kegs of beer. The team has been building and launching high powered rockets for over 15 years. So far, … Continue reading »

OLCC Reacts to Marijuana Measure

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Liquor and Control Commission is getting ready for what could become Oregon’s recreational marijuana market. Oregonians will get to vote on legalization of recreational marijuana in November, if enough of the 145 thousand signatures last week are valid. The ballot measure sets the OLCC as the regulatory body. Officials say … Continue reading »

Crews Respond to 34 Fires

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Inter-agency fire crews are continuing to mop-up on lands where lightning struck and started a fire for the past 36 hours. Firefighters have responded to 34 confirmed fires in the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership area (SCOFMP) since July 1, with three new fires being reported since 12 a.m. July 3. … Continue reading »

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