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Sham energy company bilked 50 investors for $2.3M

October 10, 2018 --


By US Attorney Oregon District,

Theodore B. Holbrook, 37, and George J. Arauz, Jr., 45, both of Gresham, Oregon, were sentenced to 36 months in federal prison for defrauding 50 investors of nearly $2.5 million using a sham energy technology start-up company. Holbrook and Arauz were also ordered to pay more than $2.3 million each in restitution and will be on supervised release for three years after completing their prison sentences.

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Wildfire poster campaign thanks those who risk their lives

October 8, 2018 --


By Oregon Forests Forever

As you know, it’s been a long hot summer in Oregon and one that has been particularly bad for forest fires. Thankfully, more than 6,000 brave wildland firefighters have stepped up to protect our forests and communities.

Many of you have shared your gratitude on Oregon Forest Forever’s Facebook page:

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Wine war over misleading Willamette label

October 4, 2018 --


By Natural Resource Note,

Nappa Valley producer, Copper Cane Wines & provisions, has released a new wine called Willametter Journal. Many see the wine as implying it is from the Willamette Valley Viticultural Area which is a federally designated region. A complaint has been filed and could have abig impact on wine labeling.

The Capital Press reports,

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De-listing gray wolf bill passes House

October 3, 2018 --


Congressman Dan Newhouse,

Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI) and Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statements after bipartisan legislation they introduced to return management of gray wolves to state control advanced in the House of Representatives. The House Natural Resources Committee approved the legislation in a committee markup today.

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State seeking answers to vanishing mule deer

October 1, 2018 --


By Oregon Sportsmen Association,

Oregon wildlife biologists are enlisting the aid of hunters to determine why the state’s population of mule deer has dropped by nearly 10 percent in the past dozen years.

Biologists at the Starkey Project, a joint wildlife research project southwest of La Grande between the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service, questioned whether the growing number of Rocky Mountain elk has affected the mule deer, according to an Aug. 15 article in The La Grande Observer by Dick Mason.

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