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Pendleton Weighs Future Of Former Mental Hospital

PENDLETON, OR — A community group in Pendleton is considering the future of a shuttered state mental hospital and has narrowed the options to three.  Many in the group preferred razing the former Blue Mountain Recovery Center and preparing the land for future Read More

Moccasin Fire Burns 600 Acres

KLAMATH FALLS, OR — The Moccasin Hill Fire, burning roughly 80 miles south of La Pine, has consumed over 600 acres of timber and brush on private land in South Central Oregon.  The fire has already destroyed several homes and other structures.  The Klamath County Read More

Fire Level Raised To Extreme

BEND, OR — Much of Central Oregon’s fire danger has been raised to Extreme.  The status change impacts the City of Bend, Deschutes County Rural Fire Protection District #2 as well as Oregon Department of Forestry protected lands in Deschutes, Crook and Read More

Caves Monument Seeks Expansion

MEDFORD, OR — Congress is considering new legislation to expand the Oregon Caves National Monument in Josephine County.  The U.S. Senate voted unanimously to expand the Oregon Caves National Monument.  The legislation must be passed in the U.S. House before the Read More

Marine Board Seeks Advisory Teams

The Oregon State Marine Board is seeking interested boaters to sit on one of four boating advisory teams to provide guidance on a variety of boating related issues. The teams will be comprised of 10-15 members from around the state, and will meet approximately twice a Read More

Fremont-Winema FS Road Closed Through September

LAKEVIEW, OR — The Fremont-Winema National Forest announced this week that now through September 30th, Forest Service Road 3411620 will be closed to all public access during the construction phase of the North Fork Ditch Diversion Project.  Barriers and signs Read More

Chinook Fishing Season Extended

CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Recreational Chinook salmon fishermen will get an additional three weeks of fishing on the main stem Columbia river downstream of Bonneville Dam under rules adopted by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington. The fishery will take place Friday, Read More