"The 1960s would be the last confirmed, documented case that is well known," said Jason Davis with Lane County Health.
In Oregon, bats are often associated with the rabies virus.
An infected fox is unusual, and the community should be aware of the possible danger, Davis said.
"Foxes have more access to humans," he said. "Whereas a bat is airborne and while they do rest and interact with humans in some way, a fox could potentially pose more of a risk being in the bushes."
A successful television news reporter in Las Vegas, the busy mother of two was even training for a marathon.
"I looked fine, and I had no indication i was sick," she said. "I just had that spot on my back. It was a little itchy, but other than that, it wasn't a problem."
It was a problem: Stage III melanoma that spread to her lymph nodes.
A local ordinance requiring employers to provide paid sick time to part-time employees passed the Eugene City Council 5-3 Monday night.
The measure takes effect in July 2015.
Deputies evacuated a hotel after a guest barricaded himself in his room and claimed to have explosives Monday, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.
William Cameron, 50, exited through the window of his room at the Super 8 after talking to deputies for about 10 minutes.
The sheriff said Cameron’s room was heavily damaged, including broken appliances, electrical fixtures and furniture.
Deputies determined that Cameron was under the influence of methamphetamine, and a small amount of meth was found in his room.
The search for a man last seen July 10 continues in Jackson County.
A DUI driver crossed into oncoming traffic on Interstate 5 on Monday, crashing his SUV head-on into a semi, Oregon State Police said.
Wildfire managers continue to contain large fires while moving crews to respond to new fires, as the threat of more lightning looms this week.
The National Weather Service said there is a chance of scattered thunderstorms across the Cascades from Mount Hood south beyond Willamette Pass.
And most of southern Oregon remains under a Red Flag warning, which means conditions are prime for new wildfires to ignite and rapidly spread.
Don Jensen, who has done a number of gorgeous time lapse videos of the daytime and nighttime skies over the Pacific Northwest, had an idea: What if I apply the processed used to create star trails and the like on my nighttime videos to daylight scenes?