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Local & Regional Crater Lake increasing entrance fees starting May 15 Crater Lake increasing entrance fees starting May 15
Beginning next winter, the park will collect a $10 per vehicle fee for visitors coming to enjoy the winter scenery and recreational opportunities. The park has always been authorized to charge fees in the winter, but has not done so in the past. Keeping the park open in the winter is very expensive, and it is hoped that the winter fee might help repair and maintain facilities that are subject to extreme wear and tear when kept open during the severe conditions encountered at the park in winter. Entrance stations will not be open, but visitors will be asked to stop at the visitor center to voluntarily submit the winter fee.
Local & Regional Crowd gathers at Douglas County Courthouse to protest pipeline project Crowd gathers at Douglas County Courthouse to protest pipeline project (Video)
People rallied at the Douglas County Courthouse Wednesday morning in protest against the Pacific Connector Pipeline, which would transport natural gas to the proposed Jordan Cove LNG Terminal. Protestors we spoke with say they're here because they want recognition from county commissioners.
Local & Regional Grant funding offered to Reedsport businesses for cosmetic upgrades Grant funding offered to Reedsport businesses for cosmetic upgrades (Video)
"They can go upload a picture, pick different colors of paint and actually print out an idea or image of what those improvements would look like. We want to attract new businesses to the area so the idea is the help to make Reedsport more aesthetically pleasing. Even with these small projects, they can make a huge difference."