NEARLY 80 RESIDENTS WHO OPPOSE A PROPOSED PIPELINE FROM COOS BAY TO MALIN PROTESTED SATURDAY IN SHADY COVE. IT'S KNOWN AS THE JORDAN COVE PACIFIC CONNECTOR LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS PIPELINE OR L-N-G. THE PIPELINE RUNS 230 MILES AND PROPONENTS PROMISE JOBS. BUT PROTESTERS BELIEVE THE PROJECT WILL IMPACT BOTH THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANS. THE PROJECT STILL NEEDS STATE AND LOCAL PERMITS TO BE APPROVED.
AN ALLEGED ARMED ROBBER IS ON THE LOOSE... ACCORDING THE JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT.
DEPUTIES SAY THAT A MASKED GUNMAN WALKED INTO THE GOLD HILL MARKET AND DELI SATURDAY NIGHT DEMANDING CASH. THE SUSPECT FLED ON FOOT BEFORE POLICE ARRIVED. THEY SAY THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A MALE ABOUT 5'9'' AND WAS LAST SEEN WEARING A DARK BLUE SWEATER. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL POLICE.
DRIVERS BEWARE..... A MASSIVE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SET TO BEGIN TODAY COULD IMPACT YOUR MORNING COMMUTE.
STARTING TODAY...TRAFFIC WILL BE NARROWED TO ONE LANE IN EACH DIRECTION ON I-5 NEAR EXIT 24.
THE SPEED LIMIT WILL ALSO BE REDUCED TO 50 MILES PER HOUR. ODOT SAYS YOU CAN EXPECT DELAYS FOR ABOUT 25 DAYS UNTIL THEY'RE FINISHED. FOR THE LATEST TRAFFIC CONDITIONS VISIT TRIPCHECK.COM
THE OREGON D-O-J IS INVESTIGATING A CLAIM THAT JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF LIEUTENANT BOB SERGI...WHO'S RUNNING FOR SHERIFF... VIOLATED ELECTION LAW...
LIEUTENANT SERGI SAYS HE DID *NOTHING WRONG... AND YESTERDAY HE SENT OUT A PRESS RELEASE THAT STATED HE IS CONFIDENT HE WILL BE CLEARED OF ALL CHARGES... NEARLY TWO WEEKS AGO SERGI SAYS HE WAS PUT ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE WHEN THE JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT FILED A COMPLAINT AGAINST HIM. SERGI SAYS HE'S ACCUSED OF USING ADDRESSES FROM AN EMPLOYEE'S ROSTER TO SOLICIT CAMPAIGN FUNDS...BUT HE SAYS THAT'S NOT THE CASE.
THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WOULD *NOT* TELL US WHAT THE STATUS OF THE INVESTIGATION IS...
BUT SERGI SAYS HE WILL CONTINUE RUNNING FOR SHERIFF. SERGI ALSO SAYS HE IS STILL ON ADMINISTRATIVE PAID LEAVE. WE LEFT SEVERAL MESSAGES WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE...BUT THEY DID NOT RETURN OUR CALLS.
ROGUE VALLEY RESIDENT, BOURNE HUDDLESTON WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON. HE'S CONVICTED OF MURDERING HIS WIFE KRISTY AT THEIR HOME IN 2012.
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HIS CAREER, THE JUDGE RECOMMENDED HUDDLESTON NEVER BE RELEASED UNTIL HE SERVES OUT HIS NATURAL LIFE.
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By Dennis Powers
When driving southward on I-5 towards Medford, the near-perfect, mirror image of Japan’s Mt. Fuji appears. Although Mt. McLoughlin at 9,495 feet high is the tallest volcano between Mt. Shasta and Crater Lake, its base size is dwarfed by the much taller Mt. Shasta (14,162 feet high with near thirty times more volume) and Crater Lake’s Mt. Mazama (ten times as much)--but this one dominates the lower Valley. From distant Medicine Lake in California, around the rim of Crater Lake, or along I-5 between Yreka (California) and Medford, Mt. McLoughlin is easily recognized.
The symmetrical shape appears when viewed from the south or southeast. It becomes apparent that a large part of the mountain is missing when seen from a different direction; for example, from the north along the Crater Lake rim or east from Klamath Lake. This was due to late Ice-Age glaciers that shaved away the mountain’s northeast side, lowering the summit by 300 feet and gouging out a large bowl-like hollow.
The mountain is a young volcano geologically. Formed by a series of eruptions and cooled lava flow over long periods of time, geologists have determined that its steep-sided, lava cone is less than 700,000 years old. Indicating later eruptions, its western and southern flanks suggest that the bulk of its form is no older than 200,000 years, with much of this probably younger, perhaps as late as 20,000 to 30,000 years ago.
Leaving Fort Vancouver to trap beaver and otter for sale in England, Hudson Bay Company’s Peter Skene Ogden traveled through Central Oregon. Ogden’s journal contains this notation for February 14, 1827: “I have named this river Sastise River. There is a mountain equal in height to Mount Hood or Vancouver; I have named (it) Mt. Sastise. I have given these names from the tribes of the Indians.” Historians believe that he actually spotted the Rogue River and Mount McLoughlin, and this would have been the first recorded observation.
The name tributes John McLoughlin, one of the most influential figures in the early 1800s in Pacific Northwest history. The Oregon legislature renamed the peak from Mount Pitt to Mt. McLoughlin in 1905, and the U.S. Board of Geographic Names recognized that change in 1912.
McLoughlin was Canadian born and didn’t become an American citizen until he was 67 years old. However, he had been a frontier doctor, British fur trade officer, the founder of Fort Vancouver (1825) and of Oregon City (1842). When he was the Chief Factor (Superintendent) of the British Hudson Bay Company (“HBC”), based at Fort Vancouver on the Columbia River, American pioneers arrived there without supplies. As the last stop on the Oregon Trail for many, they asked McLoughlin to help them survive their first winter in Oregon. He did--although this later cost him his job. Dr. John McLoughlin’s key role in Oregon’s early history prompted the state legislature in 1957 to name him the “Father of Oregon” on the 100th Anniversary of his death.
On July 1, 1927, a two-foot diameter pipeline began carrying water from Mt. McLoughlin by gravity flow to Medford (and eventually other cities in the Bear Creek Valley). Its snowmelt percolates through the porous, volcanic soils to emerge again at Big Butte Springs (2,700-foot elevation) near the town of Butte Falls and provides the area today with the great majority of its water needs.
The access to Mt. McLoughlin is considered “remarkably easy” via Oregon Highway 140 between Medford and Klamath Falls. Held in high esteem by residents, the thick conifer forests around its base and other nearby mountains provide enjoyable hiking and fishing. After the snow has melted from the trail, hikers have a relative hard hike ahead, but the views are magnificent--and a continued tribute to this Southern Oregon landmark.
Sources: “USGS/Description: Mt. McLoughlin Volcano, Oregon,” at Mt. McLoughlin; “My PNW: Mt. McLoughlin, Oregon” at More on Mt. McLoughlin; “The McLoughlin Memorial Association,” at John McLoughlin; Jeff LaLande, “The Oregon Encyclopedia: Mt. McLoughlin,” at Mountain Write-up (With Images).
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