Ship launch marks key milestone in OSU-led construction of new U.S. oceanographic research vessels
OSU will operate a new oceanographic research vessel based out of Newport. Learn more here.
HOUMA, La. – The first of three new oceanographic research vessels dedicated to advancing marine science along U.S. coasts was successfully launched Thursday.
The ship, R/V Taani, is being constructed as part of a project, led by Oregon State University and funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, to provide scientists with valuable new tools to study critical issues such as rapidly changing ocean conditions and human impacts on the marine environment.
The Regional Class Research Vessel project, supported by more than $390 million in grants, is charged with delivering three nearly identical ships to the U.S. Academic Research Fleet. The ships…
Second large sinkhole forms at Cape Kiwanda on Oregon coast; visitors urged to use caution, stay back
A second sinkhole forms at Cape Kiwanda. Learn more here.
PACIFIC CITY, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is asking visitors to use caution and to stay away from the area where a second sinkhole has formed at Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area.
The second sinkhole was discovered Monday about 10 inches away from the first, which appeared in January. The new sinkhole measures about 10 feet across and about 30 feet deep and developed within the safety fence of the first sinkhole in the northwest corner of the lower dune, officials said Tuesday.
Park staff learned about the additional sinkhole late Monday evening when a photo was posted on social media. They expanded the safety…
Northern lights come south for unusual viewing of aurora borealisA solar storm brings the northern lights further south. Learn more here. By The Associated Press
An intense solar storm has the northern lights gracing the skies farther south than usual.
From Washington state to Wisconsin, auroras were reported as mostly a reddish glow instead of the typical green shimmer. In the U.S., skygazers also took in the sights from Colorado, California, New Mexico and even Arizona.
A blast of superhot material from the sun late last week hurled scorching gases known as plasma toward Earth at nearly 2 million mph, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.
Earth felt the brunt…
Kotek declares drought emergency in Deschutes, Grant counties amid ‘extreme’ conditions
Drought has been declared in Deschutes and Grant counties. Find out more here.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Gov. Tina Kotek declared a drought emergency in both Grant and Deschutes counties on Friday.
Kotek issued an executive order that directs state agencies to prioritize resources and access drought-related emergency tools for the impacted areas.
The two counties are experiencing extreme drought conditions as the average precipitation recorded in the area has been well below average, Kotek said. Similarly, the counties’ streamflows are reported to be below average with Deschutes recording 78% and Grant 44% of its average streamflow.
Additionally, Kotek said in a…
Oregon halts electric vehicle rebates due to demand, money
Rebates for buying an electric vehicle will be suspended in Oregon. Learn more here.
Oregon will temporarily suspend rebates for buying or leasing an electric vehicle for a year starting in May.
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon will temporarily suspend rebates for buying or leasing an electric vehicle for a year starting in May because too many people are applying and the program is running out of money, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Thursday.
A growing number of Oregonians are buying or leasing electric vehicles, with over 60,600 registered in the state.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality announced Wednesday…
DCSO ID’s Bend snowboarder killed in Paulina Peak avalanche, offer details of recovery efforts
A local Bend man was killed in an avalanche at Paulina Peak. Learn more here.
La PINE, Ore. (KTVZ) – The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday identified a 33-year-old Bend snowboarder who was killed in an avalanche Wednesday afternoon while out with two friends who were skiing at Paulina Peak.
Despite hours of CPR life-saving efforts — at first detecting a faint pulse — a rescue effort for Erik Maxim Hefflefinger instead became a lengthy, cautious recovery mission by first responders and Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers.
On Wednesday at 12:48 p.m., the SAR unit was dispatched to a report of an avalanche at Paulina Peak, in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument east of La Pine, Sergeant Jason…
A band worth seeing: Kiss the Tiger LIVE at Volcanic 3/26!
92/9 and BackyardBend welcome Kiss the Tiger March 26th to the Volcanic Theatre Pub. Kiss the Tiger is one of the hottest bands to come out of Minneapolis in years and are here to rattle your bones and bust you loose!
Fronted by the magnetic and disarming Meghan Kreidler, Kiss the Tiger doesn’t just play, they combust.
Over the past few years, Kiss the Tiger has set the Twin Cities ablaze. In addition to headlining their own barn-burning shows, Kiss the Tiger have opened for prominent acts like Lake Street Dive, The Suburbs, Ike Reilly, Jackie Venson, Black Joe Lewis, and Daughtry. They have also brought their…
In the end, it was an ‘Everything Everywhere’ night at the Oscars
Everything Everywhere All at Once swept the Oscars! Learn more here.
Everything Everywhere All at Once didn’t win every award for which it was nominated — it was nominated for 11 and won seven. But it won big ones, again and again: best picture, best original screenplay, best director, best supporting actor and actress, best actress, and best editing.
For a stretch in the middle of the ceremony, it seemed like All Quiet On The Western Front might be coming on very strong, but the pendulum swung back. What’s perhaps most surprising is how many films that once seemed like strong contenders for…
Oregon’s self-service gas bill moves to House floor
Oregon’s laws regarding self-service gas may change as a bill moves to the House.. Learn more here.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The bill that will allow Oregonians to pump their own gas at stations around the state will move to the House floor after members of the House Committee on Emergency Management voted to advance it in a work session Thursday.
House Bill 2426 is a bipartisan bill with chief sponsors Rep. Shelly Boshart Davis, R-Albany; Rep. Julie Fahey, D-Eugene; Sen. Daniel Bonham, R-The Dalles; and Sen. Janeen Sollman, D-Hillsboro.
The bill would allow…
Jimmie Allen will be LIVE in Bend at Century Center Aug. 24
Today’s Country, KSJJ 102/9 welcomes multi-platinum recording artist and songwriter Jimmie Allen, who will be performing live and outdoors at Century Center on Thursday, August 24th.
Allen was nominated for Best New Artist at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards. He was also nominated for Male Artist of the Year at the 57th ACM Awards. Allen launched his career with two consecutive No. 1 hits off his 2018 debut album Mercury Lane. His single “Freedom Was A Highway” with Brad Paisley went #1 in February of 2022. Allen won both the ACM New Male Artist of the Year award and CMA New Artist of the Year award in April and November 2021, respectively. Jimmie Allen has amassed more than 1 billion on-demand…