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Denver, CO
Freelance Journalist

Lifestyle blogger. TV newser.

'We felt the impact all the way up here in Corvallis'

kmtr.com — About 100 Oregon State students gathered for a vigil for the victims of a murderous rampage near University of California Santa Barbara. "We felt the impact all the way up here in Corvallis," said Kathleen Case, an Oregon State sophomore.

'I think people with special needs are more rounded than we are'

Cottage Grove Investigation

kmtr.com — Cottage Grove police confirm there is an active scene at 1411 W Birch Avenue in Cottage Grove. They would not comment any further on their presence there. According to an address search, a man by the name of David Bowen lives in the home at that address.

Grieving family donates 2-year-old's gifts: 'He had a lot of joy'

Students witness officer struggle with suspect before shooting

kmtr.com — Marco Vasquez saw the start of the deadly confrontation between a police officer and a man on an dirt bike Wednesday. "I'm still kind of taking it in a little bit, because you don't see somebody get killed every day," said Vasquez, 16.

Springfield mother works to change Oregon law

kmtr.com — He's accused of spying on a young Springfield girl and secretly videotaping her in her bedroom. He was only charged with invasion of privacy. The girls mother, Chrystal Stutesman, said Monday she's relieved but frustrated the man will likely only spend a few weeks in jail. Dana Bishop was arrested back in March.

Beaverton police search for missing 12-year-old girl

kmtr.com — BEAVERTON, OR. -- The Beaverton Police Department is searching for a missing 12-year-old girl. According to a post on the police department Facebook page, officers were called to the Extended Stay Hotel located on 875 SW 158th Avenue, around 8:15 p.m. Sunday on the report of a missing child.

Why wasn't wanted predator in state sex offender database?

kmtr.com — When KMTR NewsSource 16 searched the state sex offender registry, Jeramy Ball didn't show up. In Oregon, only those convicted sex offenders considered "predators" are posted in the online searchable database. That's less than 5 percent of the estimated 23,000 registered sex offenders in Oregon. But Ball fit the definition.

'You don't even notice the hike back up, it feels so great going down'

kval.com — "Play Video FLORENCE, Ore. - Two-time junior sandboarding champion MacKenzie Matthews is 16. She's been riding the dunes for a decade. "The bigger the dune, the more fun it is, I say," she said. Snowboarding season is over, but you can still get your kicks in at the sand dunes on the Oregon Coast.

Geocache tour invites visitors to explore 'Real Oregon' in Lane County

kval.com — "Play Video EUGENE, Ore. - A new, local version of the "geocaching" trend has hit the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region. "We've got real adventures, real close," said Lisa Lawton of Travel Lane County. From hiking to mountain biking, river adventures and wine tours, it's no secret that you can experience "real Oregon" right here in our own backyard.
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Dec 19, 2014

@grillmasterB thanks Ben! Doing well :) having fun exploring Colorado! Excited to go home for Christmas!

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