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Bad Air Quality For Us and Our Pets

The Humane Society of Central Oregon wants to remind people that unhealthy air quality also applies to animals. If you are experiencing breathing issues, scratchy eyes and throat, your body is reacting to toxins in the smoke. This smoke also affects pets, horses, Read More

Cedar Creek Fire Update

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office lowered some evacuation levels yesterday due to changing conditions and progress on the fire. Evacuation levels in the communities of Westfir and portions of Oakridge were lowered from Level 3 (Go Now) to Level 2 (Set). High Prairie and Read More

Memorial Service Scheduled For Lt. Brown

The memorial for Lt. Ernie Brown will be taking place on Wednesday September 14, 2022 at 2:00 PM. The service will take place in the Middle Sister building at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds. Members of the public are invited to attend the service. Brown died in an off Read More

Pacific Power Concludes Safety Shutoffs

Decreased wildfire weather conditions early Saturday allowed personnel to begin patrolling lines to perform safety checks. Vegetation debris was cleared in some spots and minor wind damage repair was required in other areas. Step restorations (turning on power section by Read More

Deschutes County Hires New CFO

Following a highly competitive national recruitment, Deschutes County has hired Robert Tintle as its new Chief Financial Officer. Tintle, who will join the County in late September, replaces Greg Munn, who served as the Deschutes County Chief Financial Officer for two Read More

Cedar Creek Fire Evacuations Expanded

Central Oregon is under a Red Flag Warning for gusty northeast winds from 10 to 20 mph, gusting up to 30 mph and low relative humidity values in the low teens through 11:00 p.m. Saturday, September 10. These critical fire weather conditions, along with temperatures Read More

High Winds Prompt Fire Concerns

Winds have been steadily increasing throughout the state as the predicted weather event continues to intensify. Hot, dry conditions with strong east winds at the height of fire season make it easy for fires to start and spread quickly. Almost exactly two years ago, a Read More