January 2009

Significant water funding sinks

It was an ambitious plan felled by the collapsing economy. But since we’re talking water, contentiousness also played a hand.

"Real" jobless figure is twice as bad: 13.3%

The growing unemployment rate in Oregon is distressing, but the “real” unemployment rate is actually nearly twice as bleak.

Umatilla tribe considers incubator for startups

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation wants to find a way to nurture startups in the Pendleton area.

Coos Bay port buys railroad, plans for future shipping terminal

After more than a year of vociferous conflict between federal, state and regional officials and the owner of the Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad, the International Port of Coos Bay has said it will buy the 126-mile line for $16.6 million.

Ski resorts get first snow, open season

MtHoodA healthy dose of early season snowfall helped Oregon ski resorts tally more than 2 million paying visitors last year, an industry record that may prove difficult to match this year.

Finding hidden bombs

SkyResearch.jpg“Do you lift weights?” Before I can answer, Sky has handed me something large, metallic, and, I am guessing, heavy.