Major Local Timber Purchase Announced

MEDFORD, Ore. — Seattle-based Green Diamond Resource Company is investing in Southern Oregon timber land. The company recently announced the purchase of 600,000 of land from JWTR LLC in Klamath Falls for an undisclosed price, meeting with Jackson County Commissioners Thursday to discuss the final terms. Of that land, 17,000 acres were burned in the … Continue reading »

Fire Prevention Week: Home Heaters

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — It’s National Fire Prevention Week and the Douglas County Fire Prevention Co-op is spreading the word about different fire safety topics. Today, the Co-op released safety information about heaters. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), half of all home-heating fires occur during the winter months. On average, NFPA research … Continue reading »

Water Released to Protect Salmon

KLAMATH BASIN, Ore. — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is increasing water flows in the Klamath River to fight a parasite attacking salmon. Officials say the increases from Iron Gate Dam near Hornbrook, California started Saturday and will run 10 days. They say this will prevent water from being released from Upper Klamath Lake, which … Continue reading »

Sex Offender Sentenced to 25 Years

EUGENE, Ore. — A former Sheldon High School student was sentenced to 25 years in prison Tuesday on child pornography charges. Judge Debra Vogt sentenced Elliot Cumer, 19, to 25 years in prison. Cumer must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and have lifetime post-prison supervision, which was the key … Continue reading »

Fatal Crash Near Pleasant Hill

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — Oregon State Police confirms there was a fatal crash early Monday morning on Highway 58 at Parkway Road in the Pleasant Hill area. They say the crash involved only one vehicle off the road and there was one person inside. Police were called to the scene at approximately 7:20 a.m. Shortly after … Continue reading »

Boaters Rewarded for Life Jackets

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon State Marine Board, Lincoln County and Tillamook County Sheriff’s Offices and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are teaming up to evaluate life jacket wear in Oregon. Marine deputies will reward adults who are wearing their life jackets as part of a nationwide Wear It campaign, which educates boaters about the … Continue reading »

California Man Arrested on Meth Charges

NEAR MADRAS, Ore. — An OSP traffic stop on Friday along Highway 97 near Madras led to the discovery of approximately 20 pounds of liquid methamphetamine concealed in a rental car. Oregon State Police report 25-year-old Silvestre Rivera Fernandez, from South Gate, California, was pulled over for speeding in a construction zone. The trooper searched the … Continue reading »

Coast Guard to Close Newport Facility

NEWPORT, Ore. — The U.S. Coast Guard is preparing to close a facility in Newport where a search and rescue helicopter is stationed, and budget cuts are to blame. The three and a half acre site has a hangar and barracks, used on a rotation basis by four-person crews who are permanently stationed at the … Continue reading »

Crews Still Active at Contained Fire

COPCO ROAD, Ore. — There’s nothing but burned trees as far as they eye can see and even though  the Oregon Gulch Fire reached full  containment several weeks ago, fire crews are still coming out nearly  every day, keeping a close eye on it. At least six times a week, forest officers from the Oregon … Continue reading »

PDX Has Plan for Potential Ebola Crisis

PORTLAND, Ore.  (ABC) — The Portland International Airport is making a plan to handle the potential Ebola crisis. Isolation bags are being used as a front line of defense when it comes to stopping someone who shows up in the airport with the virus. Airport officials said the bags control a person’s bodily fluids, preventing … Continue reading »

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