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June 2011

The farm-direct meat revolution

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Articles - June 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_InTheCut_02Farm-direct pushes boundaries of the local meat industry.
 

Steens Mountain Wilderness Resort becomes a fixer-upper dream

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Articles - June 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_FixerUpper_02The Steens Mountain Wilderness Resort was bought by Mark Webb for about $200,000. He got 16 acres, a mobile home, eight cabins and a whole lot of work necessary to upgrade after years of neglect.
 

Oregon craft beer business keeps growing

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Articles - June 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_BeerBusinessOregon craft beer, despite fear of falling sales and a hesitation to expand throughout the recession, is doing better than ever.
 

Fish fight on the lower Columbia

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Articles - June 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_FishColumbia_02A coalition of sport fishermen and related businesses is luring legislators to ban commercial gillnet fishing in the main stem of the lower Columbia River below Bonneville Dam.
 

Vacancies swamp Sisters

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Articles - June 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_VacanciesSistersMost tales about rapid and sometimes reckless growth east of the Cascades tend to center around the fortunes of Bend. But the latest Census figures show that the Central Oregon town that grew fastest over the past decade was Sisters.
 

Warm Springs Composite Products goes global

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Articles - June 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_WarmSprings_01Warm Springs Composite Products, a tribal enterprise that manufactures fire-rated door components, finds success with fire code certification.
 
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