Log Truck Blocks Highway near Mapleton

MAPLETON, Ore. — A log truck lost its load in Mapleton Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened on the bridge over the Siuslaw River in Mapleton. Part of Highway 126 was blocked and the accident took about an hour to clear. The driver, 47-year-old James A. Schripsema, of Florence, was not injured. Photos courtesy of Oregon … Continue reading »

ODFW Reduces Steelhead Trout Population

DEADWOOD, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife plans to stop releasing Steelhead Trout in some tributaries of the Siuslaw River. ODFW plans on reducing Steelhead Trout in Lake Creek from 15,000 to zero, leaving many residents feeling blindsided. For the past five years, the trout were released into the creek as part … Continue reading »