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Jul 11,2006
MDU Resources Group recently announced it will acquire Cascade Natural Gas in a deal worth about $475 million.  Cascade’s customer base in Washington and Oregon will approximately double the number of MDU Resources’ natural gas utility customers. Cascade will join Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. and Great Plains Natural Gas Co. as MDU Resources utility business units. Montana-Dakota and Great Plains serve about 250,000 natural gas customers and 120,000 electric customers in five Upper Midwest states.Cascade serves ... [full story]
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Jul 11,2006
Limited Edition 'Discover Local Music: Vol. 1 Sacramento to Seattle' Hits Stores July 11, Captures Sounds of a West Coast Road Trip Umpqua Bank, the largest independent community bank in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, released the first compilation album from its popular Discover Local Music Project on July 11. The album, titled Discover Local Music: Vol. 1: Sacramento to Seattle, is a diverse mix of some of the West Coast's best music, featuring ... [full story]
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Jul 11,2006
Oregon Association Of Mortgage Professionals Honors CompanyWestern Title & Escrow has been recognized as Affiliate Title Company of the Year Award by the Oregon Association of Mortgage Professionals.  The award was announced and presented at OAMP's 17th Annual Awards Gala & Dinner, which was recently held in Portland.Nominees were selected by a committee that included OAMP President Joe Camarena, two previous award winners, and two OAMP staff members. Winners in 16 categories were determined based ... [full story]
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Jul 11,2006
Deschutes County’s Weed Manager, Dan Sherwin, is participating in a statewide pilot program to improve the quality of hay and straw in Central Oregon. The voluntary fee based program allows Sherwin to inspect and certify local hay and straw fields for noxious weeds. The primary goal of the program is to prevent noxious weeds from growing on public lands and to give added value to hay and straw grown in Central Oregon. The program was ... [full story]
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Jul 12,2006
United Way of Deschutes County recently announced a program investment package of $1,003,750 as it unveiled its funding plan for 2006-2007. The bulk of the funds, approximately $800,000, will go to 24 partner agencies, including initial awards to new partner agencies -- Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers and El Programa de Ayuda. Another $200,000 in donor directed funds will go to a variety of other agencies specified by donors. Community Impact Chair Terri Rahmsdorff said, "The 31 ... [full story]
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Jul 13,2006
I’m beginning to feel like the Oregon coast is my second home. My wife and I spent last week there, as well as spring break, and we plan on returning for a week in August. There’s something special about the coast that keeps bringing us back. On the drive over last week, we stopped off at the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge just south of Corvallis to do a little birding. We saw about ... [full story]
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Jul 09,2006
In the second Bend accident involving a motorcycle in as many days, the latest ended in tragedy on Saturday evening about 7 pm, July 8th.   A Bend man was killed in a single vehicle accident at Brookswood Boulevard and Rockbluff in south Bend.   The scene of the fatal accident at Brookswood Boulevard and Rockbluff in south Bend. According to Lt. Gary Mack of the Bend Police department, Christopher Galen Smoldt, a 21 year old Bend ... [full story]
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Jul 11,2006
A Redmond man was seriously injured this morning at about 7:45 am, July 11th, in a traffic accident involving a motorcycle and a pickup. According to Lt. Jason Rogers of the Redmond Police Department, while riding his motorcycle Jay Digua, age 52, ran into the rear of a pickup stopped at the intersection of Highway 126 E and SE 9th Street in Redmond. Edward Muffley, a 68 year old Prineville resident and the driver of ... [full story]
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Jul 10,2006
Wasco County Sheriff’s Office located the missing body of rafter, Danielle Hagler Sunday, July 9 using an underwater camera.  The body of the 17-year-old, who was thrown from her raft with three others on July 6, was lodged against a large boulder in the river.  It was being held there as a result of the extreme water pressure.  “High water and turbulence in the rapids have created hazardous conditions which are hampering recovery efforts,” Wasco ... [full story]
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Jul 13,2006
Good shots are produced when the ball squarely contacts the club face at impact. If contact is not square and solid, the ball is less likely to go straight or as far. But in an attempt to gain more distance, many players are swinging so fast and furiously that it is almost impossible to make square, solid contact. The result is many missed shots. Try this drill to find the swing speed/tempo that’s right for ... [full story]
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