Members of various law enforcement agencies and counties in Oregon on Friday discuss ways to address fiscal problems threatening to undermine public safety in their regions.
Elected leaders from 18 O&C counties now plan to break into smaller groups and meet in a month to better determine how to address their fiscal problems at the regional level, they agreed at a Public Safety Summit meeting last weekend in Gold Beach.
And the first step will likely address how to regain trust in public servants.
GOLD BEACH — Police are looking for both the culprits and help for the victims after someone slashed 34 tires on vehicles parked by members of the Gold Beach High basketball team while they were playing at a game in Glide.
The team returned by bus from the game about 4 a.m. Saturday to find the tires had been slashed on vehicles that players, coaches and volunteers had parked on school property.
Gold Beach Police Chief Dixon Andrews reported that 34 tires on 11 vehicles were destroyed, with a total value of between $8,000 and $10,000.
After years of negotiations and construction, officials with Charter Communications and Oregon Health Network unveiled a ceremonial “crystal spike” to commemorate the linking of two Internet routes.
“Access to high-tech telecommunications facilities will jump-start economic development,” said County Commissioner David Itzen, who worked to make the connection a reality. “It’s thrilling to see this take place.”