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Latest Oregon News from the AP

AP-OR–3rd NewsMinute,301 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press MADRAS, Ore. (AP) – More firefighters are battling a wildfire that has burned more than 900 acres in central Oregon. The Sandy Fire District says Clackamas County firefighters were dispatched about 3:00 this morning to the Elk Fire, […]

Ems lose

The Eugene Emeralds continue their late season struggle against the Everett Aqua Sox.  Eugene managed just six hits in a 7-nothing shutout loss in Everett last night.  The Sox had 13 hits in all to improve to 18-9 in the second half of the season, four games ahead of the […]

Port Commission calls special meeting

The Port of Siuslaw will hold a special meeting tomorrow morning at the Port office in Old Town.  Two items are listed on the agenda, approval of a bid to repair the roof on Mo’s Restaurant and to discuss the job description for a new manager.  The previous manager, Mark […]

MOOT merges with Chamber

After months of what was described as an “operational challenge” by the Merchants of Old Town, the group will cease to exist as a separate entity later this fall.  MOOT will become a committee of the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce, but will continue to function as a downtown association, […]

Water infrastructure improvements funded

The Heceta Water District will get not only a low interest loan to help repair key infrastructure, but they’ll also get a sizeable grant to go with it.  District manager Scott Meyer said they recently learned they won a $1.8-million loan… at one percent interest… from the state’s Safe Drinking […]

Oregon News from the AP

AP-OR–2nd NewsMinute,296 Here is the latest Oregon news from The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Samudra — the Oregon Zoo’s youngest elephant — turns 3 years old today. Zookeepers say the ton-and-a-half Asian elephant maintains his impressive growth rate by nursing and eating lots of hay and produce. On […]