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Monday, March 27, 2017

* U.S. Highway 101 is open again following another slide at Last Chance Grade, the notorious stretch of road between Crescent City and Klamath. A mudslide dropped debris and trees on the road Friday,  but Caltrans crews were able to push through to allow one-way controlled traffic. Travelers should use caution and expect delays.

* Azalea Middle School’s championship boys basketball team will be honored at today’s meeting of the Brookings City Council, which begins at 7 p.m. in the city hall council chambers on Elk Drive. The council will also take a look reconfiguration proposals for Azalea Park.

* The public’s help is being sought in a bald eagle poaching case in Curry County. The bird was killed and dumped at the mouth of the Winchuck River and found March 20. It’s talons had been cut off and illegally taken. Penalties can include jail time and fines up to $100,000. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Oregon State Police.

* Oregon drivers are reminded that studded snow tires need to be removed by Friday, and the Oregon Department of Transportation reports that the deadline will not be extended in 2017. After Friday, drivers with studded tires can be charged with a Class C traffic violation.