Archive for August, 2011

Forest fuels drying out

August 31, 2011 2:55 pm News

A combined interagency effort helped contain a pair of brush fires in the Florence area over the weekend.  Aaron Schneider, Assistant Fire Management Officer with the Siuslaw National Forest says the first fire burned about a quarter acre of brush and grass near Sutton Campground Saturday afternoon. Soon after that, a second blaze in about […]

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Gas prices up for holiday

August 31, 2011 2:54 pm Gas Prices, News

Hurricane Irene sent wholesale gasoline prices up just in time for the Labor Day holiday.  The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded, as measured by Triple-A, increased four cents a gallon this week and is now at $3.61.  Oregon’s average went up three cents to $3.75, while the average in Florence increased […]

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3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

August 31, 2011 2:54 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–3rd NewsMinute,305 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A $1.5 million lawsuit accuses the Oregon Department of Human Services of failing to prevent the starvation and beating death of Eugene teenager Jeanette Maples in 2009. The Register Guard reports the lawsuit was filed in Lane County on […]

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Dunes Trail Plan moving to next phase

August 31, 2011 1:45 pm News

A process to evaluate and reduce the number of trails used by ATVs in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area will likely take several months before a final plan is drafted.  Critics say it’s too restrictive, closing many miles of trails that have been used for years.  Central Coast District Ranger Pam Gardner defended the […]

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2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

August 31, 2011 1:44 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute,314 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Members of President Barack Obama’s jobs and competitiveness council are meeting in Portland today to hear ideas from academics and the public on how to curb a shortage of engineers in the United States. The public can submit questions […]

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1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

August 31, 2011 1:13 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–1st NewsMinute,317 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say a hay truck fire closed northbound lanes of Interstate 205 south of Portland for hours and helped snarl the Tuesday evening commute on nearby Interstate 5. Fire crews spent hours dousing the fire, which started […]

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NW sports from the AP

August 31, 2011 1:13 pm Associated Press, News, Sports

AP-NW–1st SportsMinute,474 Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – Mike Trout homered twice and drove in five runs to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 13-6 rout of the Seattle Mariners last night. Trout started the onslaught in the second with a solo shot […]

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Bears end Ems six game win streak

August 31, 2011 1:12 pm Sports

The Yakima Bears ended a Eugene Emerald six game winning streak last night, handing the Ems a 7-1 loss in Central Washington.  Things started off well for Eugene, who took a one-run lead in the third, but a six run fourth inning for the Bears put them ahead for good.  The two teams meet again […]

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True Freshman starting in backfield for Beavers

August 31, 2011 1:11 pm Oregon State Sports, Sports

That other program…  The Oregon State Beavers… are preparing for their season opener at home Saturday afternoon against the Sacramento State Hornets.  The lineup will be a mix of the old and the new… veteran Ryan Katz will get the start at quarterback but behind him in the backfield, says coach Mike Riley, will be […]

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3rd Oregon News Minute from the AP

August 30, 2011 2:41 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–3rd NewsMinute,271 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A custody dispute in Salem has ended with seven people injured. Police tell the Statesman Journal a mother was trying to drive away from a volatile situation yesterday when her car struck three people in an apartment parking lot. […]

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