Damascas Police Officers Rescues Dog Stuck for 5 Days

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 6, 2014

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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Public Hearings Set to Debate Smoking Ban in Oregon State Parks

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 3, 2014
Dodge Park Camping

The Oregon Parks Department is considering banning smoking not only in common areas of parks, but also on hiking trails, picnic areas and common areas of campgrounds.  They are following marching orders from the Governor to cut down on everyone’s exposure to second hand smoke as well as left behind cigarette butts.  Four different public hearings are scheduled over the …

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Cover Oregon Director Hands in Resignation

Posted by Brett Reckamp on January 2, 2014

Rocky King says he will step down after his three-month medical leave is up on March 5th.  The Director of Cover Oregon has been medical leave since early December.  He is the second Cover Oregon leader to quit.  Chief Information Officer for the Oregon Health Authority Carolyn Lawson resigned last month.

The Cover Oregon website was supposed to go live in …

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Mount Hood Snowpack Brings Bad News

Posted by Brett Reckamp on December 31, 2013
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Photo:  Don Ryan

Hydrologists have completed their snow survey for Mt Hood and say we are well below average.  Here is the latest message and results from the NRCS Oregon Snow Survey.

At the Mount Hood snow course, we measured 12.4 inches of water content and the snow was 28 inches deep. This 12.4 inches of water stored in the snowpack today …

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Ducks Handle Longhorns in Alamo Bowl

Posted by Brett Reckamp on December 30, 2013
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Photo:  Thomas Boyd / The Oregonian 

On the strength of their defense, the #10 Oregon Ducks rolled the Texas Longhorns 30-7 in the Alamo Bowls in San Antonio, Texas.  The Ducks enjoyed 2 TD’s on defense, while Quarterback Marcus Mariota handled the offense with 133 yards on the ground and 253 through the air.

The game was the last for long-time Oregon …

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