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Secret Boy Scout Molestation Files Include Local, Regional Cases

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 26, 2012 by highboldtage

Secret Boy Scout Molestation Files Include Cases from Ferndale, Crescent City, Fort Bragg, Ukiah, Philo, Willits, Red Bluff, Anderson, Yreka and Dorris.    Also Cave Junction, Ashland and Grants Pass Oregon.

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 – 10:04 pm
LOS ANGELES — Thousands of previously unpublished Boy Scouts of America files that detail suspected sexual abuse by employees and volunteers have been posted online.
The Los Angeles Times ( ) published the database containing redacted victims’ names on Tuesday, including material that was released earlier by an Oregon Supreme Court judge’s ruling. The names of the alleged abusers – including doctors, teachers, priests – are included.

Southern Oregon Climate Change Sanctuary for Ancient Redwood Clones

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2012 by highboldtage

via SacBee:

A Michigan nurseryman and his team of tree climbers and horticulturists have cloned the world’s biggest redwoods and giant sequoias, bringing some of them back from stumps cut more than 100 years ago.

David Milarch, co-founder of the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive and the Champion Tree Project, hopes the small plantation south of Port Orford, Ore., will give the ancient giants a leg up on moving north to cooler climes as the climate changes and be the start of a campaign to plant some of the world’s fastest-growing trees all around the globe.

“I think we are entering into a time where the largest, oldest living beings on this earth need our help,” said Milarch, 63, of Copemish, Mich.

Only about 5 percent of the ancient redwoods are left standing, and among the sources of the clones is one that fell some 120 years ago- the Fieldbrook Stump near McKinleyville, Calif. Sprouts still come out of the stump, which is 33  1/2 feet in diameter without the bark. One of those sprouts provided cuttings for the project.

Redding 25 Y.O. Tara Gordon, Last Seen In Eureka, Found Dead Beside I-5 in Oregon

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 1, 2012 by highboldtage

who was Tara Gordon?

google news:

Unusual Unnamed January Hurricane Slams Central Oregon Coast..Sinkhole on 101

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 20, 2012 by highboldtage


“LINCOLN CITY — A Pacific storm packing hurricane-force winds battered the central Oregon Coast on Wednesday, arriving with a howl of wind and lashing rains around 4 a.m.

Wind gusts as high as 110 mph in some areas uprooted trees, brought down power lines and forced the closure of several main highways connecting the coast and the Willamette Valley.”

NEWPORT, Ore. — A sinkhole was developing on Highway 101 near Newport, according to Oregon State Police.

The potential sinkhole is located near milepost 144.  Drivers were warned to expect delays in the area, as Highway 101 is down to one lane of traffic.

more from google news:

Oregon Highway Conditions as of Jan. 20 2012 approx 1 pm pst.

ODOT updates the status of Oregon highways

ODOT: Oregon Highway Status Report: 11:30a 1/20/2012
You must carry chains with you in ALL mountain passes; please be prepared to use them.
Be alert for fallen trees, debris, mudflows and landslides; be prepared for delays and road closures.
Portland metro area
* I-5 (Pacific Highway) northbound right lane at exit 299A CLOSED and exit ramp closed due to landslide on exit ramp
* OR 43 (Oswego Highway; SW Macadam Ave.) Right southbound lane CLOSED due to sinkhole
* OR 281 (Hood River Highway) CLOSED between Hood River and Odell (mp 10—14) due to downed trees and power lines
North/Central coast, Central Willamette Valley
* U.S. 101 remains RESTRICTED to single lane 4.5 miles south of Newport; flaggers controlling traffic
* OR 18 (Salmon River Hwy) RESTRICTED to single lane intermittently through the Van Duzer Corridor (MP 6.5-21); expect intermittent 10-20-minute delays
* OR 34 (Alsea Highway) CLOSED east and west of Alsea (mp 22 and 44) due to landslides
* OR 36 (Mapleton-Junction City Highway) CLOSED west of Triangle (mp 25) due to a landslide; no estimate on reopening
* OR 99W RESTRICTED to one lane at the OR 34 South Bypass (mp 84.95), due to high water; semi-trucks only are being allowed through; detour in place
* OR 126 (McKenzie Highway) CLOSED between Vida and Blue River due to landslide; no estimate for reopening
* OR 153 (Bellevue-Amity Highway) CLOSED due to high water; no detour
* OR 180 (Eddyville-Blodgett Hwy) CLOSED at milepost 7 due to landslide
* OR 213 CLOSED one mile north of Marquam in Clackamas County due to road erosion; short detour; no estimate for reopening
* OR 229 (Siletz Hwy) CLOSED between mileposts 9 and 15 due to high water
Southern Oregon
* OR 38 will reopen this afternoon; expect minor delays
* OR 241 (Coos River Highway) will reopen this afternoon
* OR 255 (Carpenterville Highway) remains CLOSED; detour in place; expect 10-15-minute delays
Central Oregon All state highways OPEN; chains required on all vehicles on I-84 east of The Dalles
Eastern Oregon All state highways OPEN; extremely icy conditions in Umatilla and Morrow County area. Chains required on all vehicles on I-84 east of The Dalles to Pendleton, and on I-82, OR 11 and OR 204 in Umatilla County


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 12, 2011 by highboldtage


2011 October 13 04:13:59 UTC

Versión en Español

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 5.9
Location 43.450°N, 127.102°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles)
Distances 233 km (144 miles) W of Coos Bay, Oregon
277 km (172 miles) WSW of Newport, Oregon
277 km (172 miles) NW of Brookings, Oregon
365 km (226 miles) WSW of SALEM, Oregon
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 18 km (11.2 miles); depth +/- 3 km (1.9 miles)
Parameters NST=291, Nph=291, Dmin=234.9 km, Rmss=1.04 sec, Gp= 86°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=A
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc00068ex

Man Dies of Hypothermia, Starvation, Trapped for 70 Days 4 Miles from Civilization

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 18, 2011 by highboldtage

via KVAL Eugene, Oregon, USA:

MARION FORKS, Ore. – Snowed in with $5,000 cash, 68-year-old Jerry William McDonald made the last of his 68 notes on the camp on “Horn Rd.’ on April 15, 2011.

A Forest Service survey crew found him dead in a sleeping bag on Thursday, sheltered only by the canopy of a 1997 GMC pickup truck parked on a dirt road less than 4 miles from civilization.

An autopsy found McDonald died from hypothermia and starvation.


Newberry Volcano Near Bend Oregon to be Monitored for Eruption Risk

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2011 by highboldtage

In the past, eruptions at Newberry have taken two different forms, he said — one a Hawaiian-type eruption of basaltic lava out of fissures, which also results in cinder cones. The other eruptions are explosive events in the caldera area that led to the more silica-rich obsidian flows in the monument.

This is No Chernobyl – This Time The Plume is in the Ocean

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2011 by highboldtage

“”The operator of the crippled Fukushima complex begins releasing 11,500 tons of radioactive water into the Pacific to make room in storage tanks for even more highly contaminated water. The government says the release does not pose an immediate threat to humans.”,0,2631891.story
“Experts estimate that about 7 tons an hour of radioactive water is escaping the pit. Safety officials have said that the water, which appears to be coming from the damaged No. 2 reactor at Fukushima Daiichi, contains one million Becquerels per liter of iodine 131, or about 10,000 times levels normally found in water at a nuclear facility.”

I published the below on April 21 to little notice, I wonder if recent events change that.  [from wikipedia]

The North Pacific Gyre, located in the northern Pacific Ocean, is one of the five major oceanic gyres. This gyre comprises most of the northern Pacific Ocean. It is the largest ecosystem on our planet. It is located between the equator and 50º N latitude and occupies an area of approximately 20 million square kilometers.[1] The gyre has a clockwise circular pattern and comprises four prevailing ocean currents: the North Pacific Current to the north, the California Current to the east, the North Equatorial Current to the south, and the Kuroshio Current to the west. It is the site of an unusually intense collection of man-made marine debris, known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

see also:

SIROCCO has performed, at the request of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), simulations using the 3D SIROCCO ocean circulation model to investigate the dispersion in seawater of radionuclides emitted by the Fukushima nuclear plant. The model uses a stretched horizontal grid with a variable horizontal resolution, from 600m x 600m at the nearest grid point from Fukushima, to 5km x 5km offshore. The initial fields (T,S,U,V,SSH) and the lateral open boundary conditions are provided by the Mercator Ocean PSY4V1R3 system (one field per day, horizontal resolution 1/12 ° x 1/12 °). At the sea surface, the ocean model is forced by the meteorological fluxes delivered every 3hours by ECMWF. The tidal forcing at the lateral open boundaries is provided by the T-UGO model , implemented for this purpose by the SIROCCO team on the Japonese Pacific coast.

“Very close to the nuclear plant – less than half a mile (800 meters) or so – sea creatures might be in danger of problems like genetic mutations if the dumping goes on a long time, he said. But there shouldn’t be any serious hazard farther away “unless this escalates into something much, much larger than it has so far,” he said.”

“Pacific albacore (sometimes referred to as ‘white tuna’)… typically begin an expansive migration in the spring and early summer in waters off Japan that continues through the late summer into inshore waters off the U.S. Pacific coast, and ends in late fall and winter in the western Pacific Ocean…”

“Japan’s Radioactive Ocean”

“People are concerned that the tuna fish in Japan will migrate to the U.S. They will swim from Japan to the West Coast and arrive late this summer. Is there a cause for concern for U.S. tuna then?

While the U.S. FDA is checking any food imported from Japan for radiation, this tuna won’t be imported. A group of concerned fishermen in Washington wants the government to test these tuna when they arrive on the West Coast later this year.”


Pacific albacore, particularly juveniles (2-5 years old), typically begin an expansive migration in the spring and early summer in waters off Japan that continues through the late summer into inshore waters off the U.S. Pacific coast, and ends in late fall and winter in the western Pacific Ocean. The timing and geographic extent of the albacore’s migration in a given year is strongly influenced by oceanic conditions.

“”Some of the fish that are feeding there may be picking up some radiation and we don’t want to be harvesting that here in the United States if they do,” said Vidar Wespestad, a scientist with the American Fisherman’s Research Foundation.

Torpedo-shaped tuna leave the waters off Japan every spring, swimming at speeds of 50 mph to the waters off Oregon and Washington, arriving late summer.”

ABC News video:

Pacific currents map, via European Space Agency:

Oregon Town Is Sister City to Japanese Nuclear Ghost City

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 1, 2011 by highboldtage

“Within days of the quake, concerned Pendleton citizens met to exchange information and find a way to lend aid to the stricken sister city. Monday evening, Kate O’Berg, who has visited Minamisoma as part of the high school student exchange program the cities have, stepped up to shoulder leading the 20-or-so members of the good-willed band, which has dubbed itself the Sister City Relief Project.”

Anger in Rogue River Valley as Bankrupt Harry & David Crushed Under Buyout Debt

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2011 by highboldtage

The failure of the 77-year-old company is raising anger locally at Wall Street, which is seen as recklessly borrowing to do the buyout without regard for the local economy, workers or the business.

“Buying a successful company like Harry & David, and crushing it under millions in bonding debt required to pay for the purchase may be known as brilliant financial maneuvering on Wall Street,” said state representative Dennis Richardson, whose district includes the Rogue Valley. Mr. Richardson added: “Oregon citizens have a different name for it.”

via the Wall St. Journal: