I-84 Partly Closed Due to Mudslide

Hood River, Ore.–I-84 eastbound will remain closed from Troutdale (milepost 17) to exit 62 in Hood River through the weekend. One lane of I-84 westbound will remain open between Hood River and Troutdale; travelers should expect slow traffic, delays, backups and possible short-term highway closures until they get past the slide area. ODOT will staff...
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State Lawmakers Approve Silver Alert Program

You’ve heard of an Amber Alert, that notifies the community when a child is missing. Oregon Lawmakers today approved a Silver Alert program that will help law enforcement agencies alert the public when an elderly person or other vulnerable adult is reported missing. 
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Commissioners Deny Jail Levy on May Ballot

Klamath County voters will not have to decide in May whether to approve a levy to help fund the Klamath County jail. County Commissioners yesterday said they weren’t given information about what the money would be used for, and encouraged supporters of the bill to try for the November ballot. 
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Beef Prices Up in January

January was a good month for beef prices! Ron Rowan with the Oregon Cattleman’s Association said beef prices in Oregon were $1.50 per pound for fed cattle. That’s nearly 20-cents more than the previous high price. Rowan said, however, that prices have come down in February. 
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Community Upset with Rocky Point Fire District

Folks who depend on the Rocky Point Fire District for emergency services… want to see the district’s board focus on adding more emergency personnel. The board recently approved motions to increase the new fire cheif’s monthly stipend by $500, and hire an assistant fire chief, and some members of the community aren’t happy about...
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Bear Hunting Tags Available

Salem, Ore. – It’s first come, first served for 300 available bear hunting tags in Southwest Oregon.  The controlled hunt application deadline was Monday, but you can still grab a tag. Bear season starts in mid-April and runs through May 31st.
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Cover Oregon Site Ready this Week. Sorta.

Salem, Ore.– The Cover Oregon website could be mostly functional by the end of the week. A spokesperson for Cover Oregon said they’re testing the application and enrollment part of the website, and if all goes well, insurance agents and community partners could begin enrollments in the next couple of day, though the website...
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KU to Get New Field

Klamath Falls, Ore. — Klamath Falls City Schools board of directors have agreed to take out a loan pay for a new football and track field for Klamath Union. Modoc Field’s renovation has a $1.5 Million price tag, and includes installing astroturf. The new stadium should be ready in time for football season. 
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Native Fish No Longer Endangered

Lake County, Ore.- An endangered fish native to the Goose Lake Basin is ready to be taken off the endangered list. The Department of Fish and Wildlife Wednesday announced that the Modoc Sucker is no longer in danger of extinction thanks to conservation efforts. 
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Drug Arrest on HWY 97

Redmond, Ore.- Oregon State Police announced Wednesday that they arrested a California man who was headed north on Highway 97. Troopers pulled him over for a traffic violation February 6th, and found Meth and Cocaine concealed in his car. 18-year old Francisco Huizar , Jr. from Castro Valley California faces drugs possession charges.  ...
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