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Oregon Gulch Fire Passes 50 Square Miles

MEDFORD, OR — Fire officials said the Oregon Gulch Fire continues to threaten about 270 structures on the Oregon-California border, and has grown to nearly 51 square miles.  Despite the growth, officials say firefighters are making good progress and have the Oregon Read More

Umatilla Seeking Moratorium On Adult Businesses

UMATILLA, OR — The addition of a third strip club in downtown Umatilla has residents and officials wondering how to prevent more.  City planner Bill Searles told the Eastern Oregonian Umatilla’s zoning ordinances are different from those in most cities and Read More

USDA Extends Assistance Deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The USDA Farm Service Agency announced an extenstion to the enrollment deadline for the 2012 and 2013 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program.  The new deadline to file has been extended from August 1st to August Read More

Bethlehem Inn Awarded $5K From SCHS

BEND, OR — The Bethlehem Inn, recently announced it had been awarded a $5,000 grant from the St. Charles Health System in support of the Inn’s Families First Program. “We are honored and very excited to have been selected for this critical funding support Read More

Man Jumps Off Bridge, Dies During Attempted Arrest

COOS BAY, OR — Coos County authorities are investigating the death of an man who jumped off a bridge Thursday as a sheriff’s deputy was attempting to arrest him.  The District Attorney said it’s not known whether Leon Williams Jr., 18, North Bend, was Read More

West Coast Governors Oppose Offshore Drilling

OLYMPIA, WA — The governors of Oregon, Washington and California sent a joint letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewel Thursday, stressing that they don’t want the possibility of drilling off of the West Coast.  The Interior Department is developing an Read More

Eugene Twins Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

EUGENE, OR — Jody and Jacky Allard, twin brothers living in Eugene, have been returned from Colorado where they were arrested in May as fugitives.  The two 42-year-olds were lodged Wednesday in the Lane County Jail on felony child pornography charges.  Local Read More

Columbia River Fall Salmon Season Starts Friday

SALEM, OR — The Buoy 10 salmon fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River opens to coho and Chinook fishing Friday, and the 1.5 million Chinook salmon that are predicted to return to the mouth of the Columbia this year could set a modern record.  The Buoy 10 Read More

DCSO: Plan Ahead For Outdoor Adventure

BEND, OR — Before you plan your next hike, bike ride or kayak trip in Central Oregon, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is asking you to prepare accordingly.  Lt. Scott Shelton told KBNW News it’s estimated that between 1.2 million and 1.5 million people Read More