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HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) – Cooler westerly marine winds may provide
more relief for firefighters trying to contain a wildfire on the
north side of Mount Hood. Despite growing a few hundred acres to
about 6,200, activity at the Dollar Lake fire was lower than
expected Sunday. Fire management spokeswoman Carolina Hooper says
the cooler winds will help with control efforts. She says crews are
working to box in the fire from the north and west.
WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) – Oregon State Police say a north Oregon
coast collision between a Warrenton School District bus and a
pickup truck injured six students – one seriously – and the pickup
driver. The students ranged in age from 6 to 16. Senior Trooper
James Pierce says a 16-year-old girl was transferred to a Portland
hospital for treatment of her injuries. Five other students were
transported to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. A
seventh student was apparently unhurt. The pickup driver was also
transferred to a Portland hospital.
HAWTHORNE, Nev. (AP) – The Nevada Highway Patrol says an Oregon
man was killed when the pickup he was driving while pulling a
U-Haul trailer crossed into oncoming travel lanes and crashed into
a semi on a rural highway. The patrol says 51-year-old Larry W.
Kilburn of Sutherlin was heading south on U.S. 95 on Sunday morning
when his truck drifted into the northbound lane, striking an
18-wheeler that was hauling dog and cat food.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – After one night of music, what was supposed
to be a three-day electronic dance music festival near Eugene
fizzled out. A judge issued a restraining order Friday. Lane County
deputies blocked the roads to the rural Blachly (BLACH’-lee) site
of the Where Life Begins 2011 festival. The Eugene Register-Guard
reported the music ended about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, the second day
of the festival, and many festivalgoers packed up and left within
hours. County authorities cited fire danger and said promoters
didn’t get the permits they needed.
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