Category Archives: KDRV

‘Aggressive efforts’ hold Worthington Fire to 600 acres overnight

A multi-agency assault on a fast-growing wildfire between Eagle Point and Butte Falls kept the fire from growing considerably overnight, according to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Fire crews responded to the fire roughly five miles to the northeast of Eagle Point on Thursday afternoon, later prompting evacuation orders for one nearby road.. Brian […]
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Oregon agency delivers setback to Jordan Cove LNG terminal project

The state Land Use Board of Appeals has reversed a decision by the city of North Bend to allow dredging for the Jordan Cove terminal facility. Source: Oregon agency delivers setback to Jordan Cove LNG terminal project

Oregon National Guard soldiers complete wildland firefighter training

More than 400 Oregon citizen-soldiers completed either first-time or refresher training for wildland firefighting this month in preparation for possible deployment to fire lines this summer. Source: Oregon National Guard soldiers complete wildland firefighter training

Nine Oregon bars and restaurants reported to OSHA for violations

The OLCC said that nine establishments had major violations of social distancing and mask requirements, and the reports are being forwarded to OSHA. Following enforcement measures over the Fourth of July weekend, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) said that reports on nine bars and restaurants that violated social distancing or face covering requirements will […]
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Public database of Oregon law enforcement disciplinary actions goes live

A database that will detail state investigations into Oregon law enforcement officers and any disciplinary action taken is now live, according to the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). Source: Public database of Oregon law enforcement disciplinary actions goes live

The quest to honor OSP trooper killed on Sexton Mountain in 1933

A plaque honoring trooper Burrell Baucom stands at the Manzanita Rest area on I-5, but the site of his death has been lost to time. In July of 1933, an Oregon State Police trooper was killed on Sexton Mountain during a struggle with two suspected car thieves. Though trooper Burrell Baucom has been memorialized since, […]
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Missing Oregon foster child ‘in critical danger’ found safe

A 16-year-old foster child in Portland who went missing last month and was later found is now missing and ‘in critical danger’ again, according to authorities. Source: Missing Oregon foster child ‘in critical danger’ found safe

Oregon announces partnership with local jet boat company at TouVelle

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department said that it has signed a contract with Rogue Jet Boat Adventures to operate out of the west side of TouVelle State Recreation Site. Source: Oregon announces partnership with local jet boat company at TouVelle

ODF ‘has the funding it needs’ to fight Oregon’s wildfires over potentially active fire season, state officials say

Ahead of another summer in Oregon with the potential for major wildfires, state officials held a conference on how agencies are prepared to respond. Though conditions on the ground look dire for the 2020 Fire Season in Oregon, state officials expressed a measured degree of optimism in a Friday press briefing with multiple agencies involved […]
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Senior living facilities maintain restrictions as Southern Oregon is approved for Phase II

All of Southern Oregon will be entering Phase II this week. Most of us will be able to enjoy fewer restrictions, but not all, senior living facilities are still facing restrictions. Source: Senior living facilities maintain restrictions as Southern Oregon is approved for Phase II