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Oregon delays start of commercial Dungeness crab along the entire coast

by News Staff KCBY Coos Bay Oregon Thursday, November 14th 2019 NEWPORT, Ore. – The state of Oregon will delay the opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season along the entire Oregon Coast after tests found the crabs have not yet developed enough meat. Dungeness crab is Oregon’s most valuable commercial fishery. The 2018-2019 season was delayed but […]

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Cannon Beach Health advisory issued for higher-than-normal fecal bacteria levels

by KATU News Tuesday, June 18th 2019 CANNON BEACH, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority issued a public health advisory Tuesday after discovering higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in the ocean waters at Cannon Beach. Health officials say the bacteria can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. Anyone visiting […]

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Oregon State Police out in force assisting motorists stranded on I-84 Hood River and Cascade Locks

The Oregon State Police is out in force this morning assisting with the motorists stranded on I-84 between Hood River and Cascade Locks. Troopers from the Portland Area Command & The Dalles Area Command have loaded up with extra fuel and some provisions to help as much as we can with the health and safety […]

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Invasive Insect Enters Oregon On Christmas Trees, Officials Warn

by Dylan Darling The Register-Guard Dec. 28, 2018 12:19 p.m. The Trump administration decided not to ban the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. Records show it continues to sicken people. Oregonians who bought their Christmas trees at a big box store should give them a close look and carefully dispose of them to avoid introducing a tree-attacking insect to […]

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Firefighters make progress on Hendrix Fire near Ashland

Posted by Oregon Dept. of Forestry information officers at 4:28 PM  ASHLAND, Ore. –  Firefighters are taking advantage of favorable conditions to make progress on the Hendrix Fire 9 miles southwest of Ashland. The Oregon Department of Forestry is in Unified Command with the U.S. Forest Service on the fire. The 1,060-acre fire is burning in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and on about […]

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Tropical Pink ‘Sea Pickles’ Are Invading the Waters of the Pacific Northwest

By Kimberly Hickok, Staff Writer | July 20, 2018 04:01pm ET A surprising newcomer is taking over the waters that lie off the Pacific Northwest coast. Gelatinous pink sea pickles first invaded the area in 2014, and now researchers report that these tubular tunicates appear to have fully colonized their new habitat and show no signs of leaving. […]