Central Oregon

Central Oregon
Conflict in the wind
December 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1211_Wind_02Large swaths of Oregon’s public land are being leased for wind exploration, leaving wildlife at risk and raising serious questions about how energy projects should be developed.

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Hood River outpaces the state
November 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

1111_HoodRiver_01At a time when the economies of many Oregon cities and towns are fragile and shrinking, Hood River is enjoying slow and steady growth.

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Tofurky maker plans $10M Hood River plant
High Five
Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Turtle Island Foods, maker of Tofurky and other soy-based products, is building a $10 million food processing plant in Hood River.

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Vacancies swamp Sisters
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.
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Companies fight back against rising copper theft
High Five
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Farms and other businesses in rural Marion County are seeing an uptick in copper theft, despite the Oregon Legislature's amendment of the scrap-metal law last year.
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