Alicia Scott’s body found at Lake Euwana

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Mar 272015
 
Alicia Scott, 35 Body found Thursday at the headwaters of the Klamath River.

Alicia Scott, 35
Body found Thursday at the headwaters of the Klamath River.

The Klamath County 911 Dispatch Center received a call Thursday indicating a body had been located in the Klamath River, near Lake Ewauna. Klamath County Search and Rescue and members of the Klamath Falls Police Department responded and located a deceased female subject floating in the water. The subject was later identified as Ms. Alicia Scott who was reported missing by her family in early February.

Scott has family in Bend who reported her missing February 11th. Scott was said to have been in Klamath Falls area prior to that but she had no known friends or family in the area.

At this time, the circumstances of Ms. Scott’s death are unknown and the matter is under investigation.

Meanwhile, police investigating the circumstances of Scott’s disappearance and death are still seeking information from the public. Anyone who has information that could help with the case was asked to call the Klamath Falls Police Department at 541-883-5336.

Anonymous information can be left at the department’s tip line at 541-883-5334.

OLCC fines in the Bend area

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Mar 272015
 

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Violations and Fines:

Pho Viet & Café, 1326 NE 3rd Street, Bend; will pay a fine of $2,970 or serve an 18-day liquor license suspension for two violations. The first violation is for failing to verify the age of a minor before allowing him to buy or be served alcohol when he reasonably appeared under 26 years old. The second violation is for permitting employees to mix, sell, or serve alcoholic beverages, or supervise those who do, without a valid service permit.

The Commissioners ratified the following stipulated settlements for failing to verify the age of a minor before allowing him or her to buy or be served an alcoholic beverage when he or she reasonably appeared to be under 26 years of age:

Stop And Go Mini Mart, 1699 NE Highway 20, Bend; will pay a fine of $1,485 or serve a nine-day liquor license suspension.

OLCC releases reason for Marijuana guru’s firing…

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Mar 272015
 
Tom Burns Former top marijuana advisor to OLCC

Tom Burns
Former top marijuana advisor to OLCC

Yesterday a political bombshell went off at OLCC as Tom Burns, their in-house marijuana expert, was fired. Today the OLCC released the reason for Burns’ abrupt departure.

It centered around the term “veracity.” In the dictionary: “conformity to truth or fact; accuracy”

Here’s the story in the Oregonian. Click here.

Prineville: Truck flipped on its side on Tom McCall Road near Facebook Data Center

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Mar 272015
 

9:00am- A truck has flipped on its side on Tom McCall Road near the Facebook Data Center. The truck took out a power pole. Downed wires are not touching the truck and appear to be not active. Everybody is being kept clear of the scene.

The truck driver appears to be in and out of consciousness. Power company being notified.

9:09am- Driver is talking to a deputy. He’s complaining of pain. Still inside the vehicle.

9:15am- Truck is unsteady on its side. Will need stabilizing.

9:43am- Tom McCall Road is totally blocked due to the downed power lines. Power Company still not on scene. Deputies ask them to step it up.

10:41am- Road still blocked.

Expanded gun sale background checks bill introduced in the state legislature

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Mar 272015
 
Augustus Didzgalvis photo

Augustus Didzgalvis photo

Oregon lawmakers have introduced a highly anticipated bill that would require background checks for private gun sales. It would close a loophole that supporters claim, has made it easy for convicted felons and others prohibited from having guns to get them. Including the mentally ill.

But gun advocates contend the law only further infringes on their 2nd Amendment rights and they’re going to fight.

The update is in The Oregonian. Click here.

Timber revenue dependent counties are getting bailed out again – but only for two years….

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Mar 262015
 
Timber aid is coming back to rural Oregon counties - but only for two years.

Timber aid is coming back to rural Oregon counties – but only for two years.

With no small amount of political finesse by Republican powerhouse Greg Walden of Eastern Oregon, the U.S. House has passed a timber aid bill that will bail out logging dependent counties in Oregon – at least for the next two years. But after that, the counties’ fate might be right back into the fire. Sen. Ron Wyden said an accelerated timber cut rate is environmentally unsustainable. But for now, he says he’s hopeful the Senate will also approve the bill and that the President will sign it.

Then it’s back to work trying to come up with a sustainable funding program for those cash strapped Oregon counties. Wyden said they won’t be able to cut their way out of such a big problem with limited timber yields.

Here’s more from The Oregonian. Click here.

Oregon’s marijuana policy guru fired by OLCC

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Mar 262015
 
Tom Burns Marijuana Policy Guru canned by OLCC

Tom Burns
Marijuana Policy Guru canned by OLCC

Tom Burns who was widely heralded as a very competent marijuana policy visionary, contributing quite substantially to the tough job of coming up with permanent state rules and policies about medical and recreational marijuana, has been suddenly fired by his boss – Executive Director of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

Genuine shock seemed to describe the reaction by state lawmakers who are trying to finalize rules for both medical and recreational marijuana. The legislature is trying to keep up with time lines laid down for regulation formulation and enactment of those regulations. Without Burns, many are shaking their heads – wondering why did the firing come at such a critically strategic time?

The Oregonian tries to piece it all together. Click here.

Another multi-vehicle crash in front of Powell Butte Post Office

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Mar 262015
 

10:30am- Another multi-vehicle crash in front of the Powell Butte Post Office. This time no injuries to report. Everyone is out and walking around.

Reports say that two vehicles remain on the road blocking or partially blocking one lane of Highway 126. One made it into the post office parking lot.

No air bags were activated. “All out of their cars, and standing,” according to a plain clothed officer on scene.

Now reported that all three vehicles are pulled into the post office parking lot.