BMWCMF Improves Signage

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — The annual migration to the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Festival is happening now. The music began Friday morning, with the bigger stars and entertainers taking the stage at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. Campers say they’ve had fewer problems and less frustration getting to the venue. Organizers and law enforcement say that’s not a … Continue reading »

BMWCMF Unveils Stage Changes

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — For those who have been to the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival before, you’ll notice a big difference. And for those who are here for the first time, you’ll be impressed by the stage. It’s a monster and something both fans and entertainers will enjoy. “They’ve got a bigger stage, one of … Continue reading »

Blake Shelton Fan Excited for Concert

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — If Sunday’s headliner at the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival, Blake Shelton, chooses to mingle with the crowd a bit, he better be careful. Amidst the fans is a sweet woman we met. Her name is Susan Heiney, and she’s a huge Blake Shelton fan with a liking for Blake’s voice and … Continue reading »

Teens Stranded by Greyhound

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two teens were left stranded in an unfamiliar place by a big name bus company. A pair of Eugene parents says Greyhound left their kids to fend for themselves, after the company overbooked their bus. The situation probably sounds a nightmare all parents have had. Adam and June Kinch say they had … Continue reading »

Central Point Approves Marijuana Tax

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Central Point City Council passed a second reading of an ordinance on Thursday night that will tax medical and recreational marijuana. Even though the mayor and city councilors have made it very clear that they don’t want any form of marijuana anywhere in Central Point. In a unanimous vote, Central … Continue reading »

Truck Carrying Wine Bottles Crashes

GOLD HILL, Ore. — Drivers along I-5 southbound at mile post 44 north of Gold Hill will be moving through just a single lane Friday. That’s because a truck carrying 50,000 empty glass wine bottles crashed early Friday morning. ODOT representatives say all of the glass bottles have to be removed from the trailer before … Continue reading »

Festival Announces Boise Show

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — Organizers of the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival made a big announcement Thursday. Next year Boise, Idaho will be added to the lineup, the same weekend as Cape Blanco, July 31st through Aug. 2. Seventy percent of attendees in Brownsville come from Portland and Washington, but organizers say they draw from the … Continue reading »

Campers Arrive for BMWCMF

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — It’s move-in day at the festival Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival. Shortly before noon, thousands of campers began the slow methodical journey down Highway 228, pulling into the camp east of town. Camping spots are sold out. That’s because many of the people there Thursday have been preparing for this week since … Continue reading »

Structural Protection in Place for Homes

Near SHADY COVE, Ore. — The State Fire Marshall’s Office and local fire districts are working together to protect about 135 threatened structures in the evacuation zone of the Rogue River Drive Fire. The area is roughly a six mile stretch of Rogue River Drive. Units are doing house visits today, meeting face to face … Continue reading »

Man Drowns at Lake of the Woods

LAKE OF THE WOODS, Ore. — Timothy Donnavan Coleman, 25, drowned at Lake of the Woods near the Sunset campground on August 6, officials said. He was there with some friends from Ashland and at about 7:30 p.m. Emergency dispatch was called as Coleman was struggling in the lake and yelling for help. Coleman went … Continue reading »

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