Oregon Governor Sets Deadline on Columbia River Crossing

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 27, 2014
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Oregon Governor John Kithzhaber sent a letter to Senate President Peter Courtney and Speaker of the House Tina Kotek late Monday telling they they need to either get something done on the Columbia River Crossing project by March 9th or he’ll have ODOT scrap the whole thing and begin archiving.

Oregon lawmakers already passed a $450 million dollar bill, but Washington …

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Gorgeous Weather at Oregon Coast – Jealous Portland?

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 15, 2014
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Portland is dealing with pretty typical weather in mid-January, plenty of clouds, some fog and mist, but if you can head east or west for about 30 miles, you will find sunshine!  High temps on Mount Hood made it into the 50′s and over at the Oregon Coast – Wednesday was a chamber of commerce day.  Beach walkers basked in …

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H1N1 Flu Strand Claims Another Oregon Life

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 8, 2014
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53-year-old Suzie Mahaffey died in a Salem hospital Tuesday morning.  She reportedly came down with Bronchitis on December 29th and never got better.

Multnomah County Health Officer Dr. Justin Denny says the number of flu cases are not up, but the severity of the cases is far worse than in recent years.  He says this year’s H1N1 Strand is the same …

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FOUND: 71-year-old Hiker Missing on Mt Hood

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 6, 2014
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Updated 10:00 pm – Hiker FOUND.  Gary Tuor and his dog Buddy have been located.  It will take several hours to get them out.

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A hiker who was supposed to be home Sunday is still not home was found late Monday evening.  Below is the press release that was issued late Monday afternoon for Gary Tuor.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is …

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Damascas Police Officers Rescues Dog Stuck for 5 Days

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 6, 2014
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Black Lab Sampson went missing on New Year’s Day.  His owner Greg Herbst put out the word, but was beginning to lose hope until Monday when someone heard a whimper.  They looked down a ravine near the Stone Cliff Inn Restaurant in Carver and saw the dog sitting on a ledge.  It looked like it had been down there for …

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