Feb 5, 2014
Fire managers ready for rain
A springy feel to dead-of-winter days may seem pleasant -- especially to people who harbor an aversion toward gray, dreary, damp surroundings -- but it can forebode trouble to Oregon Department of Forestry personnel working in the field.
Oregon considering smoking limits at state parks
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is contemplating a rule to ban smoking out in the open air on hiking trails, picnic areas, waysides and common areas of state campgrounds.
Miley: It's time to reconsider ban on big-box stores
It's time for the city of Stayton to revisit the "big-box store" ban. This was a hot topic several years ago when one of these stores eyed Stayton as a possible location.
Extradited, jailed man appears in court Monday
The charges against Gustavo Villanueva Gutierrez, 42, stem from a 2012 incident in which human remains were discovered by a Mill City hunter about four miles east of Gates.