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Officials: Deception Creek Fire Holding Steady

OAKRIDGE, OR — Officials report that the Deception Creek Fire burning near Oakridge has stayed within established control lines and continues to burn in islands of vegetation. Officials say that was the cause of Wednesday’s heavy smoke nearby and dispersed smoke Read More

Former OSP Employee Indicted For Public Indecency

SALEM, OR — A former fleet manager for the Oregon State Police appeared in Marion County Circuit Court on criminal charges. 49 year old Michael Halverson was put on paid administrative leave and a criminal investigation was begun following allegations he had exposed Read More

36 Pit Fire Evacuation Level Reduced Near Estacada

ESTACADA, OR — Fire officials announced yesterday that they will allow residents of the evacuated Silver Fox RV Park near Estacada to return home. That area has been downgraded to a Level 2 evacuation notice. Officials say cool weather and an influx of resources Read More

“Kits For Kids” Given To Local Homeless Youth

DESCHUTES COUNTY, OR — The Presbyterian Women’s group of First Presbyterian Church distributed nearly 1000 hygiene bags to homeless students living in Deschutes County. The bags, called Kits for Kids, include soaps, shampoo, deodorant, tooth brushes, and other Read More

Blasting, Closures Cancelled On Highway 26

MIRROR LAKE, OR — ODOT’s contractor K&E Excavating has cancelled the remaining rock blasting dates in September. Blasting was scheduled to take place yesterday and Monday and would have required a full closure of U.S. 26 for an hour both evenings. Future Read More