Archive for August, 2011

Save the Riders Dunes submitting signatures

August 30, 2011 2:41 pm News

Hundreds of letters and signed petitions urging the U.S. Forest Service to keep several miles of trails through vegetated areas of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area open will be delivered to ODNRA headquarters in Reedsport tomorrow morning. Barb Rowland, a member of the group Save The Riders Dunes says they’ve been actively working to […]

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Ice machine woes continue

August 30, 2011 2:40 pm News

Port of Siuslaw Commissioners heard an update yesterday on the status of the commercial ice machine.  After a seven year effort by community members to get it installed, it made and delivered two batches of ice before breaking down. Getting it repaired has been an arduous task with cost estimates ranging into the thousands of […]

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Irene helps local officials

August 30, 2011 2:38 pm News

Leaving more than 40 dead in her wake, as well as more than a billion dollars in damage across 11 states, Hurricane Irene could hardly be called a false alarm.  But, there are still those who were critical of preparedness efforts in areas where the storm’s damage was slight.  Those criticisms are easier for emergency […]

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2nd Oregon News Minute from the AP

August 30, 2011 1:47 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute,300 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon judge will decide who is responsible for paying about $26,000 in medical bills that piled up after the state took custody of the young daughter of two members of a faith-healing church. Timothy and Rebecca Wyland […]

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Eugene Emeralds begin final regular season series

August 30, 2011 1:10 pm Sports

The Eugene Emeralds are back on top in the West Division of the Northwest League as they enter the final five game series of the regular season.  They’ve already clinched a spot in divisional playoffs that begin next week… that’s because they had the league’s best record at the midway point.  They currently hold a […]

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1st Oregon News Minute from the AP

August 30, 2011 12:50 pm Associated Press, News

AP-OR–1st NewsMinute,299 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press UNDATED (AP) – Firefighters are close to containing Oregon’s biggest wildfire, burning in rangeland west of Fossil, but a new fire has erupted in timber at the crest of the Cascades outside Sisters. Fire officials say the Shadow Lake fire has burned about […]

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NW Sports from the AP

August 30, 2011 12:49 pm Associated Press, News, Sports

AP-NW–1st SportsMinute,379 Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – Mike Carp hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels last night. Dustin Ackley, who had three hits and a pair of RBIs, […]

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NW Sports from the AP

August 29, 2011 4:27 pm Associated Press, News, Sports

AP-NW–1st SportsMinute,405 Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) – Dayan Viciedo made a sudden impact in his return to the majors, hitting a three-run homer in his season debut as the Chicago White Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 9-3 yesterday for a sweep. Viciedo was […]

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Group hopes to change Heceta Water District in order to preserve it

August 29, 2011 4:26 pm News

It’s still in the preliminary stage, but a core group of organizers want to change the way Heceta Water District is structured… so they can help keep it the same.  The group, made up of Lea Patten, Dick David and Ron Gerber, want voters to approve formation of a “People’s Utility District” that would take […]

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Port meeting midday again

August 29, 2011 4:23 pm News

The Port of Siuslaw Commission has been doing an increasing amount of business in special midday meetings recently.  They have another one today at noon in which they’ll hear an update from commissioner Joshua Greene on the status of the Ice Machine.  The commercial ice-maker was completed following a seven-year effort this past spring.  However […]

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