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So far only two cases of meningococcal have been confirmed in Crook County.  Health officials say they don't have any other suspected cases, but are monitoring the situation carefully. “Our concern level is up there because this is a serious disease, when it happens. We want to take a look and see if we can find connections, see if it becomes anything that is a community-wide risk; what are the things we can do to decrease that.” Karen Yeargain with the Crook County Health Department says it does not look like there will be a community wide outbreak. She encourages people to decrease their chances of throat irritation by not smoking and staying away from other sick people because the meningococcal can enter the blood stream from a break in the throat lining. This bacteria is normally present in fifteen percent of the population, but they don't know why two cases have emerged no in Crook County. 

 

 

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King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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