Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


The Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) hosted its 4th Annual Sonoma Dinner Thursday evening, November 9 at the Cornerstone Event Center.  The sold-out dinner honored Sonoma Valley dairy and wine farmers the Mulas Family who have been using recycled water for decades on their dairy farm and fields and led local firefighting efforts during the devastating wine country fires in October. The evening brought...
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"New" and "Used" Parts Are Not the Same!
Before and After
by Don Stec, DECEMBER 5, 2017

It is important to use the correct words when describing a problem with your motor vehicle.   Many people do not use the word “NEW” properly.  A new part is unused, factory fresh.  It has never been installed on another vehicle.  A “USED” part is a part that came off another vehicle, usually from a wrecked vehicle at a salvage yard....
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The new 2018 Oregon Sport Fishing and 2018 Oregon Big Game Hunting Regulations  should now be available at outdoor stores and ODFW offices, or find them online at eregulations.com or through our new recreation website MyODFW.com. As of Dec. 1, 2017, 2018 licenses and tags are also on sale at license sales agents, most ODFW offices, and online. Fishing and hunting licenses make great gifts, especially for...
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ODFW Recommends a Lower Marine Fish Bag Limit for 2018
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, DECEMBER 2, 2017

Chetco River

Anglers of the salt have been chomping at the bit to catch a rockfish, kelp greenling or a lingcod ever since ODFW completely closed the groundfish fishery on September 8.  Well, fret not. Fishing for bottomfish will open up again come January 1. In my mind, this complete closure severely impacted local area businesses such as restaurants, motels, sporting goods stores, marine repair...
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Two local hunters recently brought prohibited elk parts from Colorado and Wyoming into the Rogue Valley. The elk were harvested in these states which have some deer, elk and moose infected with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease. Oregon is still a CWD-free state. It has never been detected in captive or free-ranging deer, elk, or moose in Oregon. However,...
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ODFW Commission meets Dec. 8 in Salem
by ODFW, DECEMBER 2, 2017

The Fish and Wildlife will meet Friday, Dec. 8 in Salem at ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE. The meeting starts at 8 a.m. and follows this agenda, The meeting will be livestreamed on ODFW’s Periscope and Twitter accounts. During the Director’s report at the beginning of the meeting, ODFW staff will present a working copy of the Draft Updated Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. This...
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