POLICE ACROSS THE STATE ARE ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S HELP THIS MORNING IN FINDING A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER... HE MAY BE TRYING TO LEAVE THE STATE WITH A YOUNG CHILD.
27-YEAR OLD DAVID MICHAEL BROWN IS WANTED ON 20 COUNTS OF ENCOURAGING CHILD SEX ABUSE.
BROWN IS 5-FOOT-9,
210 POUNDS WITH BLACK HAIR AND BROWN EYES.
IF YOU SEE HIM CALL 911.
THE ENTIRE STATE OF OREGON IS GETTING EARTHQUAKE PREPARED TO THE TUNE OF 300 MILLION DOLLARS.
ACCORDING TO OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING, 175 MILLION DOLLARS WILL GO TO MAKING SCHOOLS EARTHQUAKE SAFE.
THIS IS THE LARGEST AMOUNT OF MONEY EVER PUT TOWARD SEISMIC PREPAREDNESS.
DESPITE THAT, THE SENATE PRESIDENT SAYS NONE OF IT WILL GO TOWARD RETRO-FITTING THE STATE CAPITOL, WHICH WOULD *NOT* WITHSTAND A LARGE EARTHQUAKE.
A NEW STUDY FINDS OREGON RANKS AS THE SECOND WORST STATE IN THE NATION TO EARN A LIVING.
ACCORDING TO THE ROGUE WORKFORCE PARTNERSHIP, THE AVERAGE OREGON WORKER MAKES 46-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR...
THAT'S JUST 8-THOUSAND MORE THAN FOLKS IN JACKSON COUNTY, SITTING AT 38-THOUSAND...
AND 33-THOUSAND IN JOSEPHINE COUNTY.
FIRE CREWS ARE HOPING TO HAVE THE BUNKER HILL COMPLEX FIRE 100 PERCENT CONTAINED BY THE END OF TODAY.
THAT FIRE STARTED LAST FRIDAY ABOUT 15 MILES NORTH OF DIAMOND LAKE IN THE UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST.
IT'S CURRENTLY 90 PERCENT CONTAINED AND HAS BURNED 388 ACRES.
IT'S BEEN 2 YEARS SINCE ANYONE HAS LAST SEEN OR HEARD FROM RUCH WOMAN STEPHANIE WARNER.
WARNER WAS LAST SEEN IN 20-13 AT THE ASHLAND 4TH OF JULY PARADE.
NBC5 NEWS WAS FIRST TO REPORT LAST WEEK THAT THE JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HAS NAMED WARNER'S BOYFRIEND, LENIE AIMES AS A SUSPECT IN THE CASE.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THIS INVESTIGATION, CALL THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE.
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BILL'S GUESTS FOR 7-07-15
6:35 Peter Jedick, historian and author of "How Democrats Bankrupted America".
7:10 State Rep. Sal Esquivel with a legislative wrap up!
7:35 Dale Matthews from Bad County.com, Hemp moratoriums, and the Jo Co Commission!
8:10 Joe Guzzardi from Californians for Population Control and a talk about the illegal alien murdering a woman in San Francisco.
8:45 Business Interview with the folks at Advanced Air and Metal. Make sure and watch DIY this Saturday for "Building Belushi", where a bunch of local contractors are helping Jim Belushi build his Eagle Point retreat. Advanced Air and Metal installed the Water Furnace brand heating and cooling system.
BILL'S GUESTS FOR 7-06-15
7:10 Paul Prinsen discusses with Bill his father, Hessell Prinsen, and his experience as a member of the Dutch Resistance in WW2.
8:10 Dr. Dennis Powers "Visiting Past and Present".
The Rogue Valley ZipLine Adventure
By Dennis Powers
Creating a business from a dream, Lindsey Rice-Meilicke rode her first zip line in Maui in February 2010 and decided one could be built on her and her husband’s property in Southern Oregon. Her husband, Jason Meilicke, liked the idea.
He didn’t join her on the Maui zip line, as Jason has been paralyzed from the waist down after breaking his back in a four-wheeling accident his high school senior year. However, his excavation-construction expertise and business with Lindsey’s planning were assets.
The zip line would be constructed on the couple’s 80-plus-acre property in a wooded area located high above Gold Hill, off Old Stage Coach Road when first driving to Jacksonville. On a clear day, one can see the Table Rocks and Crater Lake Rim from the property.
Eight months later the land use permit was approved, and the life-long Rogue Valley residents ran with their idea. Jason began the construction of the course and lines. Without outside capital, the couple built it and a business. Once completed, Rogue Valley ZipLine Adventure had five zip lines, four of which are accessible to those in wheelchairs with the use of one arm.
Having such ADA-friendly zip lines is, of course, unusual. However, the course is quite adventurous, given its 2,700 feet of zip lines and the fifth one being the longest in the Pacific Northwest at 1,300 feet. The Meilickes worked with a national-consulting firm in training their guides.
The tour starts with a shuttle picking up guests presently at the Laurel Hill Golf Course outside the Gold Hill Exit 40, who are then driven three miles up to the Meilickes’ private property. The guides use a “4x4” named the “Dirt Taxi” to transport those guests that want to skip the hike between zip line platforms, and the complete tour lasts about three and a half hours.
A fascinating aspect of the Meilickes’ property is its being the location of the historic Braden gold mines. One of the largest gold mining claims in Southern Oregon, these produced more that $300,000 in gold in the late 1800s and early 1900s. At today’s gold prices this would be approximately $25 million, and a short briefing at the entrance of a mine shaft is given.
The Meilickes’ ZipLine Adventures in its first 1-1/2 years of operation had over 8000 guests that zipped the course. The views from above the tree tops are spectacular from lower Kane Creek to Mt. McLaughlin, Mt. Thielson, and our region--not to mention the thrills.
Sources: Teresa Ristow, “Zip, with a little extra: Gold Hill adventure course includes lines for those in wheelchairs,” Mail Tribune, July 16, 2011, at Rogue Valley ZipLine (With Images); Rogue Valley ZipLine at Website.
BILL'S GUESTS FOR 7-2-15
6:35 Eric Baxter, Lead Counsel for the Becket Fund For Religious Liberty. Atheists go after WW2 memorial in Montana named "Big Jesus Mountain". Legal arguments are next week in Portland.
7:10 Dr. John Hardin, from the Charles G. Koch Foundation. Discussing how you get more free-market programs and institutes in higher ed.
8:10 Les Beckstead, new board chair of Oregon Connections Academy. Good talk about online schools, advantages, etc.
8:35 Eric Peters, Libertarian "Car Guy", (great site - EpAutos.com) and we talk cars and reviews - and check THIS monster of a car which you can buy this weekend!
CHECK OUT THE FUN WE HAD ON THE WATER! (It's going to be 108 degrees this weekend - time to hit the lakes or river, huh?)
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Jul 29, 2011 10:12am
Your source for year-round gardening, tree, and landscaping advice! Stan Mapolski is The Rogue Gardener...and he takes your calls Saturday mornings from 9:00 'til 11:00.
Minding Your Money
Jul 29, 2011 10:19am
Solid advice and information during these unsettling times...Doug Stone from Seacrest Wealth Management will show you how to practically manage your finances and keep more of your hard-earned dollar! Saturday morning at 11:00 on KMED.
The Right Buy
Jul 29, 2011 10:47am
Join local realtors Pete Belcastro and Joe Brett Saturday morning at 10:00 for the Rogue Valley's only radio show dedicated to buying or selling your home along with local guest experts on title, mortgage, and home renovations.