Oregon Health Authority To Eclipse Visitors: Beware Of Harmful Algae Blooms In Water

Eclipse campers might be tempted to find an alternative source for drinking water in lakes or rivers, but the Oregon Health Authority is warning against that idea. That’s because even a camper’s best efforts with water filtering and boiling won’t kill blue-green algae blooms that can cause diarrhea in humans and are potentially lethal for […]
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Total Solar Eclipse 2017: How Data, Mapping Technologies Are Helping State, Local Oregon Agencies Prepare

-State and local agencies in Oregon, where the solar eclipse will first reach the United States, have partnered for the past year to identify best uses for geospatial and mapping technology.- Celestial events may have inspired fear and wonder in ancient man, but in Oregon — the first U.S. region to see the total solar […]
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You Can Camp With Goats While Watching The Eclipse And Fighting Corporate Expansion

-A McMinnville Farmer Is Raising Money With Farm Animals For A Legal Battle In November.- There are lots of different events around the state in preparation for Monday’s solar eclipse. Special deals on camping sites and entire music festivals are gonna roll into town just to watch the moon completely block the sun. Source: You Can […]
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Oregon Was Once Ku-Ku For The Klan

-The KKK Was Once 35,000 Strong And Picked Our Governor.- We call KKK many things. “Disgusting” comes to mind. Maybe “deplorable.” One adjective the woke city of Portland can’t use is “foreign.” The state of Oregon’s gotten a lot of flack for its racist history. And that is deserved. Source: Oregon Was Once Ku-Ku For […]
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Oregon Coast Beach Fires Banned, Other Eclipse Closures, Traffic Restrictions

Hot, dry conditions have caused some drastic measures around the state and on the beaches. This and the influx of eclipse watchers is causing a variety of traffic restrictions around the central Oregon coast as well as a rare ban on beach fires. Source: Eclipse Restrictions, Closures on Oregon Coast; Beach Fires Banned

West Nile virus, other mosquito-borne diseases are reminder to protect yourself during eclipse watch

New cases of West Nile virus and Saint Louis encephalitis have been discovered in mosquitoes collected in several eastern Oregon counties, providing a good reminder for eclipse watchers of the importance of protecting yourself from mosquito bites, public health officials said. Source: West Nile virus, other mosquito-borne diseases are reminder to protect yourself during eclipse […]
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Here Comes The Sun: Tiny Oregon Airport Braces For Eclipse

Standing at Madras Municipal Airport in Madras, Oregon, and looking towards the Pacific, Mt. Jefferson points skyward, as mountains tend to do. On August 21, eclipse-watchers at the airport will see the snow-covered peak darken. Seventeen seconds later, the the airport itself will be cast into the eerie night-time of the total solar eclipse. Source: […]
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Campfires prohibited on state parks as eclipse looms

As eclipse watchers descend upon Oregon for the big day Monday, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has banned campfires on all state parks — including all Oregon beaches — until further notice. The announcement was made Wednesday, Aug. 16 as a fire safety precaution. Source: Campfires prohibited on state parks as eclipse looms – […]
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Milli Fire threatening homes near Sisters; Evacuation warnings in place as fire grows to 4,565 acres

Households west of Sisters have been told to be ready to leave on a moment’s notice due to the Milli Fire, which grew overnight Wednesday from about 260 acres to 4,565 acres in the Three Sisters Wilderness. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office ordered the potential evacuation notice Thursday morning for areas south of McKenzie Highway […]
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Mixed thoughts on Oregon’s new reproductive law

A bill signed into law by Governor Kate Brown Tuesday requires health benefit coverage for all products and procedures related to reproductive health. This essentially makes birth control and abortions completely covered through the government and tax payer dollars, or personal insurance providers. Source: Mixed thoughts on Oregon’s new reproductive law | KTVL