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Measure 114 leaves Redmond gun accessory manufacturer unsure of next steps

Springer Precision, a gun accessory manufacturer in Redmond, will have to adapt to Measure 114 if current or future lawsuits against it are not successful. 

“I’m new to the lawsuit side of it. I’ve tried to stay out of that side of it, but we do have a representative from one of the major law firms that does this all over the country and we are meeting on that,” said owner Scott Springer.

Due to the new law, most of the magazines that Springer produces will be considered illegal. Read more

45,000 have Oregon marijuana convictions pardoned by Gov. Brown

Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced pardons for more than 47,000 marijuana convictions for possession of small amounts of marijuana Monday. The move comes weeks after President Joe Biden announced a similar pardon at the federal level, urging governors to do the same.

Brown said the pardons will affect about 45,000 people statewide and will forgive more than $14 million in fines and fees. Read more

Nonprofit takes steps to fund 1st Central Oregon children’s museum

A seed planted years ago by a group of passionate community members is starting to grow into a reality.  In 2015, the idea for a children’s museum in Central Oregon was formed. 

“They founded the nonprofit in 2015 and began doing summer camps and pop-up museum events for the next three or four years up until the pandemic hit,” said Kenady Wilson, the Children’s Museum of Central Oregon board president. 

Now, the board is seeking to take its vision even further through a brick-and-mortar museum based in Bend. Read more

Madras star Jacoby Ellsbury added to Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Central Oregon native Jacoby Ellsbury, who graduated from Madras High School and played his college ball at Oregon State University, has been added to this year’s ballot for the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Ellsbury and his family lived on the Warm Springs Reservation before moving to Madras, where he lettered in multiple sports in high school. He won All-American honors at Oregon State and was drafted in the first round in 2005 by the Red Sox.

Ellsbury played 11 seasons with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. He finished with a career .284 batting average with 1,376 hits, 104 home runs, 241 doubles, 47 triples, 512 RBIs and 343 stolen bases. He led the league in stolen bases three times in his career. Read more

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FILE – This is a 2018 file photo showing Jacoby Ellsbury of the New York Yankees baseball team. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Video shows OSP trooper trying to rescue aggressive Bull Elk trapped in wire

Oregon State Police have posted a video they say shows why you should stay away from wildlife that appears to be in distress, even if you mean well.

The video showed a large, 5-point Bull Elk caught in heavy wire around its rear legs and antlers near Mitchell, Oregon.

Senior Trooper Vaughn responded and got close to the animal, but it’s clear in the video that the Bull Elk was not in a mood to be approached. Read more


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