February 2013

The Latest At Golf's Honda Classic

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th February Sports2013 Honda ClassicGolf
Branden Grace sure hasn't found anything too intimidating about the "Bear's Trap" at PGA National. The South African birdied all four of the holes in that closing stretch Thursday for a 5-under 65 at the Honda Classic.Read More »

Executive: NCAA Deserves Some of the Criticism It Gets

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th February SportsethicsNCAA
A top NCAA executive says the governing body deserves some of the criticism it has been peppered with lately while trying to run the "messy and complex business" of college sports. Executive committee Chairwoman Lou Anna K.Read More »

Body Found In Siskiyou County and Identified

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th February Newsbody foundDavid Perry
Investigators are working to get to the bottom of what became of David Perry. The 69-year old’s body was found in the middle of Soap Creek Road in the Yreka area today. Sheriff Jon Lopey says he doesn’t think Perry’s death was a homicide. Deputies have taken photographs and gathered evidence from the scene. An autopsy is expected in the next few days.

Meth-Related Arrest In Talent

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th February NewsChristine Lee Petersonmeth
A suspected meth dealer from Talent is in Jackson County Jail. MADGE (Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement) conducted a search of a residence at 405 West Valley View Road. On Wednesday, investigators discovered meth, packaging, scales and drug records. 60-year old Christine Lee Peterson was arrested. She’s charged with manufacture, delivery and possession of a controlled substance.Read More »

Picketing To Resume Outside Port Of Vancouver

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th February Newslabor disputelongshoremanPort of Vancouver
Longshoremen who have been locked out of their jobs at a Pacific Northwest grain terminal have resumed picketing while they await the replacement workers who are expected to load an export ship. Pat McCormick, a spokesman for the Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Association, says it is possible that United Grain will resume operations Thursday with replacement workers.Read More »

Exhibit Will Feature Dock From Tsunami

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th February NewsdockJapanese tsunami
The Hatfield Marine Science Center will open an exhibit in March featuring a slice of a Japanese dock ripped loose during an earthquake and tsunami and washed up ashore near Newport last year. A museum official says the exhibit is a reminder that a similar earthquake and tsunami could happen in the Northwest. The Salem Statesman Journal reports the exhibit will open March 10 at tRead More »

Federer, Djokovic On Course To Meet at Dubai

By Jim McCoy Wed 27th February SportsDubai ChampionshipsTennis
Defending champion Roger Federer and top-seeded Novak Djokovic are on course to face each in the Dubai Championships final after each moved into the quarterfinals Wednesday with straight set victories. The world's two best players were joined by Juan Martin del Potro and Tomas Berdych who also won in straight sets.Read More »

Report: Niners QB Smith Headed To Kansas City

By Jim McCoy Wed 27th February SportsAlex SmithKansas City ChiefsNFL
A person with knowledge of the trade tells The Associated Press that the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to acquire quarterback Alex Smith from San Francisco. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade does not become official until March 12, when the NFL's new business year begins. It's the first big player move by Kansas City since Andy Reid took over as coach Read More »

Study: National Parks Bring Over $38 million to Southern Oregon Economy

By Jim McCoy Wed 27th February NewsCrater LakeOregon Cavestourism
According to a just-released study, Crater Lake National Park and the Oregon Caves brought in over $38 million dollars in 2011. According to the study conducted by Michigan State University, almost two-thirds of the money was spent on food and lodging.Read More »

Public Comment Drawing To Close on Crater Lake Logging

By Jim McCoy Wed 27th February NewsBybee Timber Salelogging
Timber and environmental groups are debating a logging proposal on the western border of Crater Lake National Park. The public comment period ends Thursday on an environmental assessment, and the Forest Service could approve logging or conduct a more exhaustive environmental impact statement. The Oregonian reports environmentalists have gathered 10,000 comments in opposition to Read More »

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