Deception Complex Impacts Campgrounds

NEAR OAKRIDGE, Ore. — Heavy smoke hung over Oakridge and nearby areas due to the Deception Complex wildfire Sunday. While fire crews are making progress containing the blaze during the weekend, that smoke is causing many many people to change their holiday plans, but others decided to carry out their weekend plans. The Deception Complex … Continue reading »

Room to Open to Escape Smoke in Oakridge

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — Lane County Emergency Management is opening a room in Oakridge Thursday, so people can get a break from smoke. The air quality index has reached the “unhealthy” range for the first time this year in the Oakridge Area, because of wildfire smoke from the Deception Complex. The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency, … Continue reading »

Deception Fire Causes Smokey Skies

OAKRIDGE, Ore. – There has been quite a bit of smoke in the valleys this weekend and Monday. It’s all a part of the Deception Complex Fire near Oakridge. “Since July there has been five thunderstorms that have gone through this area. Out of those thunderstorms we have had 92 fires that have been detected,” … Continue reading »

Homes Evacuated Due to Brush Fire

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — A small brush fire Saturday forced the evacuation of a dozen homes. The fire started around 5 p.m. at East Third and West Oak Road. Luckily, there were helicopters already staged in the area for the ongoing Staley Fire and the fire was put out quickly. The fire charred two acres. There … Continue reading »

Student Arrested After Alleged Threat

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — Classes were in session at Oakridge High School Tuesday after police took a 15 year-old student into custody early Tuesday morning. The arrest followed a threat the student allegedly made. “A high school male had made statements that on Wednesday May 7,2014 a week from tomorrow he would bring a gun to … Continue reading »

Oakridge Student Arrested After Threats

OAKRIDGE, Ore. – The Oakridge Police Department says it arrested a student following threats to shoot other students at Oakridge High School. Police say around 6 p.m. Monday they received information from students at the high school about threats made by another student to shoot students at the school. Around 7 a.m. Tuesday, officers arrested … Continue reading »

New Medical Clinic Coming to Oakridge

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — A new medical clinic will soon be opening in Oakridge, headed by two young entrepreneurs from the University of Oregon. The pair just got approved for $70,000 from the Lane County Board of Commissioners for their project. Oliver Alexander and Orion Falvey founded the Orchid Health Collective last year after attending a business conference … Continue reading »

Parents Line Up for Tickets

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Toys for Tots collection campaign will be over Saturday after the Springfield Parade, but now comes the really fun part. At 10 a.m. Friday, more than a hundred people were lined up at the Springfield Armory, to get a ticket for this weekend’s toy handout five hours before the doors opened. … Continue reading »

Missionary Team Still in Philippines

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The missionary team from the First Baptist Church in Oakridge is still in the Philippines. Pastor Bob Yoder says he spoke with the team leader on Sunday morning and they are doing great. They’ve been helping with clean up and transporting supplies to people in the city of Ormoc this week. “The … Continue reading »

Effects of Typhoon Reaches Oakridge

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The congregation at the First Baptist Church in Oakridge is going through waves of emotions because of personal ties to the Philippines. It sent out a missionary team last Wednesday, arriving just before the storm. Pastor Bob Yoder says the church was originally headed there to partner with other churches but quickly … Continue reading »

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