Midway through an early harvest, one of the world's largest pear growers says its Rogue Valley crop isn't meeting expectations.
Medford-based Naumes Inc. told the Mail Tribune (http://is.gd/Q1Kdho ) that the harvest is two weeks ahead of schedule and it looks like the yield will be 15 percent below normal. It says the culprit was a two-day freeze in late March.Read More »
The smoke from the July Complex of fires in Siskiyou County that has been hovering over southern Oregon in recent should clear out soon. The National Weather Service is forecasting a shift in the winds that will clear out the Rogue Valley.
Southeastern Oregon and northeastern California won't be as fortunate. Thick smoke will be the order of the day in those regions.Read More »
The turnaround expert hired to fix Cover Oregon has stayed longer than expected, did more than planned and has left behind a big bill.
The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/N6aZIq ) Clyde Hamstreet has completed his job stabilizing Oregon's health care exchange.Read More »
A state spokesman says a trucker who drove a 69-ton turbine from Kansas to Oregon only to see it tip over a block from its destination wasn't carrying the proper endorsements for hauling the load.
The Eugene Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/XYCNBW) the accident closed a Highway 126 off-ramp and a Springfield street for much of Wednesday.
Workers piled up gravel to brace the Read More »