Oregon Ski Season Gets Underway

BEND, Ore. – Mt. Bachelor has announced that it will open on a limited basis starting Monday, November 24th. Representatives said although the snow base isn’t immediately deep enough to support traditional skiing and snowboarding on the resort’s primary runs, there is enough snow beneath the Sunshine Accelerator lift to allow for a pre-Thanksgiving terrain. … Continue reading »

At-Risk Teens Run to Help Others

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 1,000 runners participated in the 8th annual EWEB Run to Stay Warm. Five high school students from Albany Option School trained for weeks to run the 5K. It was an accomplishment some students didn’t think they would reach when they first enrolled in a running class. “It was a little … Continue reading »

Lawsuit Challenges Air Facility Closure

NEWPORT, Ore. — A federal lawsuit is about to be filed, challenging the legality of the U.S. Coast Guard’s plans to close its air facility in Newport. The Newport Fishermen’s Wives has been raising money so the group could hire an attorney to file a lawsuit. On Friday, the Newport City Council unanimously decided it … Continue reading »

Search for 7 Year-Old Ends in Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. – A 7 year-old missing from McMinnville since Wednesday is safe, after her father turned himself in to Ashland Police. According to McMinnville Police Captain Dennis Marks, Paul Bute picked his daughter Reagan up early from school Wednesday morning. He lost custody of Reagan a short time later in the day, making the … Continue reading »

GRACO Announces Major Stroller Recall

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Child care products company Graco has voluntarily recalled 11 stroller models that reportedly poses the risk of lacerating a child’s finger. The models were sold between August 1st 2000 and November 19th 2014. The strollers are equipped with an external sliding fold-lock hinge that reportedly can pinch a finger, or possibly even … Continue reading »

DA’s Asked to End Marijuana Prosecutions

SALEM, Ore. – Advocates for legal recreational marijuana in Oregon are calling on the state’s District Attorneys to stop prosecution of pending marijuana criminal cases. Measure 91 on the November General Election ballot made marijuana possession legal under certain parameters as of July of 2015. Now, the chief petitioner of the measure, and representatives from … Continue reading »

Plumber Arrested for Invasion of Privacy

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Police are looking for more possible victims after an Albany plumber was accused of secretly filming customers in the shower. James Bartholomeusz, 39, owns Ace Rooter Services, which serves Albany, Corvallis and Salem. He’s facing charges of burglary and invasion of personal privacy. Investigators say he recorded video of a client in … Continue reading »

Oregon Population Continues to Surge

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland State University’s Population Research Center finds people continue to flock to the Beaver state. A preliminary report shows Oregon’s population increased from 3,919,025 in 2013 to 3,962,565 in 2014. According to researchers, the increase of 43,545 people is due to improving economic conditions, and people moving to the state. Bend, Salem, … Continue reading »

Oregon Sees Best Job Growth in Decades

SALEM, Ore. – The State of Oregon added 9,900 jobs in October, marking the largest monthly increase in nearly 20 years. According to the Employment Department, the last time Oregon’s economy added this many jobs was in August 1995 when 10,400 were added. Manufacturing, health care, and professional and business services are all identified as strengthening markets. … Continue reading »

Couple Arrested in Front of Jail

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Eugene couple was arrested Sunday afternoon for allegedly having sex in a car parked directly in front of the Springfield City Jail. Kelli Knutson, 24, and Logan Jackson, 33, were booked for indecent exposure and disorderly conduct. Police say someone called to complain after motorists were slowing down to watch the … Continue reading »

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