boating

Charging Motorboaters More In Oregon

Jul 10, 2014
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The greater fuel efficiency of cars means fewer gallons of gas are being sold, so less tax money gets set aside for road-building. 

It's an issue on the water, too… recreational boating has increased in Oregon in the past five years, but fuel tax revenue declined.  And so did motorboat registrations. 

So the state marine board approved a motorboat registration fee increase, from $3 a foot to $5 a foot, pending legislative approval.

Higher Speeds For Applegate Lake?

Dec 3, 2013
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There's frequently a bit of tension between groups of people who want to enjoy public waterways. 

That tension is on display over Applegate Lake in Jackson County.