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Dangerous Driving Conditions Cause Multiple Crashes
Oregon State Police report that freezing rain is now falling in southern Douglas County. Multiple crashes have been reported near Myrtle Creek. An OSP vehicle has been struck multiple times while the trooper was out on another crash. There are no injuries reported. More information as it becomes available.
Myrtle Point Schools Two Hours Late
Myrtle Point School District reports that schools are 2 hours late with no morning preschool.
Still Hungry For Turkey? Hunting Open Through Dec. 31st
Turkey hunting is open from now through December 31st in most of western Oregon. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says all hunters need is camouflage clothing and a willingness to explore the woods. Turkeys favor oak habitat and will eat any seed, fruit, nut or insect. Look for the hawthorne, dogwood, crab apple, [...]
Free Parking At Oregon State Parks Black Friday
Encouraging people to get outdoors on the day after Thanksgiving, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will suspend day parking fees on November 27th at all 26 state parks that charge a fee. “Rain or shine, windy or not, Oregon’s outdoors are a constant source of joy,” says Oregon Parks and Recreation Department director Lisa Sumption. [...]
Thanksgiving Travelers Enjoy Low Gas Prices
Triple A of Oregon reports that the average price for retail gas remains on track to drop below $2 a gallon by Christmas for the first time since 2009. the national average for regular falls eight cents to $2.06 per gallon while Oregon’s average decreases six cents to $2.35. Triple A forecasts that nearly [...]
Winter Weather Advisory Above 2000 Feet
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 4am on Wednesday, November 25th, above 2000 feet. Snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches and a dusting to as much as 2 inches between 1500 and 2000 feet. Snow will affect travel through Wednesday morning. A cold storm system will bring rain [...]
Pacific Connector Protest Period Extended
The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service announced that they plan to adopt the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-prepared Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Jordan Cove Energy and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Projects. The protest period is being extended to allow for 30 days from the date of the Environmental Protection Agency [...]
Dungeness Crab Season Delayed
The commercial Dungeness crab season on the Oregon coast normally opens December 1st, but testing of crab in recent weeks showed elevated levels of domoic acid in the southern half of the state. Based on those results, and consultations with the Oregon Department of Agriculture, the Oregon Commercial Crab Industry and Washington and California Departments [...]
Winter Weather Advisory Going Into Effect
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory, in effect from Tuesday, November 24th at 1am through Wednesday, November 25th at 4am. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches above 2,000 feet. Locations include passes along Interstate 5 between Grants Pass and Roseburg, Highway 66 and Highway 227 over the Rogue/Umpqua divide. Precipitation [...]
New Members Appointed To Powers City Council
The Powers City Council now has a full seven-member panel. New members Jim Adamek, Jim Clauson Junior and Rayburn Guerin were appointed to the Council on November 17th. Adamek and Guerin will complete the terms ending December 31st, 2018. Clauson will complete the term ending December 31st, 2016. Adamek has served as a member of [...]