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Pump business weathers downturn
Jan/Feb 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012

0112_PumpBusinessIn the 20 years since Max Ozawa founded Ozawa R&D, a business that assembles precision metering pumps used in agriculture and food processing, the company has reduced its workforce and experienced a decline in manufacturing capacity. It survives by selling a premium product: relatively lightweight and long-lasting pumps that deliver precise amounts of fertilizer and other chemicals into water systems.

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New course for water ideas
Jan/Feb 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012

0112_WaterIdeasWater use is an ongoing issue in the state, as farmers, industry, conservationists and governments, particularly in Eastern Oregon, all vie for an increasingly stressed resource.

 

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The new ranch economy
Jan/Feb 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012

0112_Ranch_05It takes cattle, sheep, hay, wheat, hunting, tourism, wool, yarn, custom farming, conservation, wind — and things yet to be imagined — to secure the future of the historic family-owned Imperial Stock Ranch.

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Uranium mining could bring jobs to Eastern Oregon
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Oregon Energy hopes to mine uranium from a pit in Eastern Oregon, bringing jobs to the area suffering from high unemployment.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger cast in bronze in Oregon
December 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1211_BronzinatorTim Parks does not impress easily. The founder and owner of TW Bronze in Enterprise comes across as laid back and unpretentious. But even Parks felt a bit of a thrill when Arnold Schwarzenegger rode shotgun with him to take a tour of his bronze foundry in September.

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