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Outdoors: Invasive jumping worm used by anglers threatens native worms

By Kym Pokorny Oregon State University Writer Jumping worms, a not-so-nice pest that arrived in the United States in the 1920s as fishing bait and as hitchhikers on imported plants and soils, have vaulted into gardens and nurseries up and down the...

 

Containment on Bruler Fire at 47%

Crews have contained 47% of the 195-acre Bruler Fire 30 miles northeast of Sweet Home, the U.S. Forest Service announced Monday morning. No further growth was reported overnight in the week-old...

 

Lane County deputy drowns at Lewis Creek Park

A Lane County Sheriff's Office deputy drowned Sunday afternoon at Lewis Creek Park east of Sweet Home. Courtney Anderson, 36, of Eugene, was on a paddle board near the creek's designated swim area...

 

Sheriff's deputies seek missing hiker in rugged terrain

Linn County Sheriff’s deputies continued an intense search effort Sunday on Mount Jefferson for a Salem man who was reported to have fallen on the mountain. According to Undersheriff Paul Timm, just after 11:46 a.m. on Friday, July 23, Linn County...

 
 By The New Era    News    July 28, 2021

SHPD warns of "stranger danger" after pair of reports

The Sweet Home Police Department on Tuesday issued a warning to residents to watch for strangers in vans attempting to pick up children after receiving two reports last week. In the first, according to an agency release, a woman reported that her... Full story

 
 By The New Era    News    July 28, 2021

Oregon health officials recommend masks indoors

The Oregon Health Authority announced Tuesday, July 27 (after the New Era’s press time this week), that masks are once again required indoors, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Gov. Kate Brown had relaxed most state restrictions on June... Full story

 
 By The New Era    News    July 28, 2021

WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Bruler Fire containment at 53%

A South Cascade Interagency Type 3 team assumed command Wednesday at the 195-acre Bruler Fire 30 miles northeast of Sweet Home, the U.S. Forest Service announced late Wednesday afternoon. Containment is listed at 53%. The blaze was first spotted Mond... Full story

 
 By The New Era    News    July 28, 2021

Mop-up work continues on Bruler Fire; containment at 53%

The South Cascade Interagency Type 3 team continued mop-up Thursday at the 195-acre Bruler Fire 30 miles northeast of Sweet Home, the U.S. Forest Service announced in a release. Containment is listed at 53%. The blaze was first spotted Monday, July... Full story

 
 By The New Era    News    July 28, 2021

Search suspended for missing Mount Jefferson climber

The Linn County Sheriff's Office has suspended the search for a missing climber on Mount Jefferson, according to a news release issued Thursday afternoon. Steven Van Pelt, 33, of Salem, has been... Full story

 
 By The New Era    News    July 28, 2021

Monmouth man dies in crash near Independence

A Monmouth man was killed Wednesday, July 28, in a two-vehicle crash on Corvallis Road at Parker Road near Independence. Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies and medical personnel responded to the...

 
 By The New Era    News    July 28, 2021

FRIDAY UPDATE: Crews mindful of weather forecast at Bruler Fire

Mop-up activity continued Friday as crews faced uncertain weather conditions on the 195-acre Bruler Fire 30 miles northeast of Sweet Home. Containment remains at 53%. The U.S. Forest Service reported that the South Cascade Interagency Type Team 3... Full story

 
 By The New Era    News    July 28, 2021

Cooling center open Friday and Saturday at Lebanon Senior Center

In response to excessive heat warnings predicted Friday and Saturday, July 30-31, the City of Lebanon has opened a cooling center at the Lebanon Senior Center. 80 Tangent St. The center will be open until 5 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m....

 

Oregon Jamboree kicks off in Sweet Home

Corvallis' Adam Larson & Co. launches the main-stage party in raucous style at the Oregon Jamboree on Friday, July 30....

 
 By The New Era    News    July 28, 2021

MONDAY UPDATE: Bruler Fire containment at 65%

The South Cascade Interagency Type Team 3 continued mopping up and strengthening contingency lines Monday on the 195-acre Bruler Fire, burning 30 miles northeast of Sweet Home. Containment is at 65%. According to a U.S. Forest Service announcement, c... Full story

 

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