Scoggins Valley Park Back Open After Wildfire

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 23, 2014
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Washington County opened up Scoggins Valley Park at Hagg Lake at dawn Wednesday morning.  The Scoggins Creek Wildfire forced the closure Friday.

Superintendent of Parks Todd Winter tells KXL crews were able to keep it from being burned.  Henry Hagg Lake ended up being a resource for wildfire crews as they pumped over 120,000 gallons onto the blaze.  Nearly 700 firefighters …

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Former Oregon State Employee Busted for Selling University Cell Phones

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 18, 2014
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Christina Adams from Eugene turned herself in Thursday.  She is facing charges of Aggravated Theft in the First Degree and Official Misconduct in the First Degree.

Oregon State Police Lieutenant Gregg Hastings tells KXL Adams is accused of illegally selling 388 OSU cell phones over a 5 year period, pocketing a total of $14,465.  She was  reportedly caught in 2013 and fired. …

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New Bike Signs Going Up Along the Waterfront

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 17, 2014
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The Portland Parks Bureau and PBOT are putting up signs along the Waterfront Thursday telling bike riders to slow down.  Complaints from pedestrians on the fairly narrow path have caused officials to try these signs.

They want bike riders to take it easy when riding while walkers are there.  And, if a rider wants to go fast, they are asking you …

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Canby Ferry Turns 100 Years Old

Posted by Brett Reckamp on September 16, 2014
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The iconic piece of Northwest Americana is now a century old.  On September 17, 2014, Clackamas County officials decided to use it to transport people and things across the Willamette River to get to and from the Clackamas County Fair.  It was so popular, they decided to keep it around for good.

Over the years, they have used 5 boats total. …

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Pink Martini Percussionist Derek Rieth Kills Himself

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 22, 2014
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Pink Martini’s percussionist is dead.  The Oregon State Medical Examiner says 43-year-old Derek Jordan Rieth shot himself in the head with a shotgun on Wednesday August 20th just after 8:00 p.m. Portland Police officers conducted a welfare check on Rieth and found him deceased in his home.  A shotgun was there and was seized as evidence. The popular Portland-based band …

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