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Rogue Ales expands its borders

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Friday, April 16, 2010

rogueIt’s good to know you can be 8,000 miles from home and still get Oregon beer.

 

Libraries are flooded with visitors

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Nonprofits find themselves competing more and more with businesses for customers, and libraries are no exception. However, Oregon’s 130 public libraries are thriving and many are expanding an already loyal customer base.

 

Farmers markets draw different customers

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Farmers-MarketFarmers market managers say that while the growing season is just beginning to blossom, a wider variety of shoppers are popping up in local markets and vendors are adapting to changing customer needs.

 

Klamath drought takes toll on area farmers

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Articles - May 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010

The Klamath River Basin’s drought spells a dire year for farmers already suffering from last year’s bad commodity prices. Many hope to simply survive.

 

Oregon coastal tourism is picking back up

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Oregon_CoastThe Coast’s tourism industry is expected to be slightly better than last year.

 

Geothermal interest heats up in Oregon

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Friday, April 16, 2010

geo2Cheaper technology, stimulus funding and interest in renewable power have spurred a renaissance in geothermal exploration in Oregon after decades of failed attempts.

 

Wind farm construction puts stress on eastern railway yard

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Articles - May 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010

DSC_0014New wind farm construction is straining the capacity of Shutler Station Industrial Park to the point that Gilliam County officials are asking for a state grant for additional railway track.

 
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