November 2009

Trouble in Timber Town: Decades after an industry downfall, towns still grapple with what's next

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

obm 091709 -303Oregon's historically timber-dependent communities struggle to diversify with increasing desperation. What's ahead for these once-prosperous towns? It's a question far from answered.

 

Down by the old mill

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

0T5P8680Bob Russell finds his dream in making Butte Creek Mill a thriving business for Eagle Point.

 

The electric acid test

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

NISSAN_EV6Will 2010 be the year Oregon finally realizes its green dream of being a national market for highway-ready electric vehicles?

 

PDX bicycle boom races through the recession

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

IMG_7097If you think Portland has gone to the bicyclists, just wait until 2030.

 

From ranch to runway

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

0X4Q1358In front of a crowd of black-clad urbanites sitting in the dark, rancher Jeanne Carver told her “sunlight story.”

 

Visitors hit attractions

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Many of Oregon’s top attractions have seen their visitor numbers increase over the last year despite the bad economy.

 

Got milk glut? Dairies struggle

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Oregon dairy farmers have been losing money since the financial crisis drove down milk prices last fall.

 
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