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Apr 21, 2013 at 9:12 AM
Oregon lawmakers don't appear to be interested in asking voters to create a sales tax or require labels on genetically modified foods. But plenty of other ideas are still very much alive after a key deadline came and went last week.
Apr 18, 2013 at 1:42 PM
After millions of viewers tuned in to watch the debut season of "Ghost Mine" starring two old school gold miners from Cottage Grove, the SyFy network plans to produce a second season with as much of the original cast as possible.
Mar 31, 2013 at 12:34 PM
After a drop last autumn, the U.S. dollar has climbed 5 percent against other currencies over the past two months, reaching the highest level since August.
Feb 25, 2013 at 1:35 PM
Duck and Dick Secord of Cottage Grove struck off for an old mine in Eastern Oregon for the SyFy reality show "Ghost Mine."
Jan 8, 2013 at 1:51 PM
A Jackson County sheriff's spokeswoman says authorities are working to identify human remains found in southern Oregon by a man mining for gold.
Dec 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM
The last of the state's great mines closed because mining gold proved unprofitable after World War II. But with the price of the metal near historic highs, hovering around $1,700 an ounce, the first large-scale hard rock gold mining operation in...
Nov 25, 2012 at 12:17 PM
California is celebrating 100 years of commercial rice production this year, marking the anniversary of a commodity that has evolved to become one of the state's largest agricultural exports.
Sep 3, 2012 at 2:17 PM
South African police and security guards fired rubber bullets and tear gas Monday at sacked gold miners who were attacking colleagues to block them from working, the mine owner said.
Feb 15, 2011 at 4:05 PM
The lawsuit seeks $25,000 a day in fines for each violation of the Clean Water Act, a judgment for damages and attorneys' fees, and a court order telling Donald Bean to stop mining until he gets the proper permits and complies with the law.
Feb 11, 2011 at 3:52 PM
Jurors have found an Oregon miner guilty of an assault charge that led to the amputation of one man's arm.
Feb 9, 2011 at 2:40 PM
An Oregon man who lost part of his arm in a violent encounter with a gold miner in the mountains near the California border was the first to testify against the miner in his trial on assault and weapons charges.
Dec 20, 2010 at 8:15 PM
Ex-logger and gold miner Rich Daniels of Oregon has come up with an idea: a subdivision for 50 to 100 pint-size homes geared to folks hurt by the real estate bust, jobless or on fixed incomes.
Oct 15, 2010 at 1:22 PM
The first rescued Chilean miners out of the hospital celebrated their new lives as national heroes Friday, as word emerged that the 33 want to closely guard their story so they can fairly divide the spoils of their media stardom.
Aug 16, 2010 at 1:39 PM
A wildfire in southwestern Oregon quickly grew to nearly a square mile Monday and was expected to expand much more in remote, rugged gold-mining country
Aug 12, 2010 at 3:19 PM
The Rogue River decided it was time to flow, and on Thursday was sweeping freely past the remains of century-old Gold Ray Dam in southern Oregon.