Category Archives: Office of the Governor

Campfires banned at all Oregon State Parks, even on the Oregon Coast

All campfires and open flames are now banned at Oregon’s state parks, including those at the coast. Source: Campfires banned at all Oregon State Parks, even on the Oregon Coast

Southern Oregon wildfires grow, spark evacuation to four areas

None of the wildfires burning in Southern Oregon have yet “blown up” or gotten out of hand. But the sheer number of blazes currently burning have impacted air quality and sparked evacuation warnings in four different areas as of Friday morning. Source: Southern Oregon wildfires grow, spark evacuation to four areas

Man Died Trying To Protect Neighboring Land From Substation Fire

The Substation Fire burning east of The Dalles, Oregon, is now the nation’s top priority fire. Source: Man Died Trying To Protect Neighboring Land From Substation Fire . News | OPB

Oregon fire crushes hopes of wheat farmers during harvest

Farmers rushed to save their livelihoods as a wildfire roared through vast Oregon wheat fields Thursday and crushed their hopes at the peak of what was expected to be one of the most bountiful harvests in years. Source: Oregon fire crushes hopes of wheat farmers during harvest

WATCH: Lars Larson Grills Oregon Governor Kate Brown Over Fighting Wildfires

One person’s already dead in the wildfires that hit Oregon this week and tens of thousands of acres have burned. Source: WATCH: Lars Larson Grills Oregon Governor Kate Brown Over Fighting Wildfires | KXL

Our view | Worth considering public pay initiative

A proposed ballot measure for 2020 would force Oregonians to have a serious discussion about the role of public employees.A self-described government watchdog group called Priority Oregon wants public employees throughout the state to have similar pay and benefits to what private employees receive. Source: Our view | Worth considering public pay initiative – Editorials […]
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Gov. Brown declares statewide wildfire emergency

The declaration activates an agreement that lets the Department of Forestry bring in National Guard resources and coordinate with other states assets to supplement firefighting forces. Source: Gov. Brown declares statewide wildfire emergency

Gov. Brown declares statewide wildfire emergency

Guard available under ‘Operation Plan Smokey’ Governor Kate Brown on Wednesday declared a statewide wildfire emergency, which activates Operation Plan Smokey to make Oregon National Guard troops and resources available to the Oregon Department of Forestry. Source: Gov. Brown declares statewide wildfire emergency – KTVZ

Governor declares Wheeler County drought emergency

Seven counties in state under declarations. Governor Kate Brown announced Wednesday a drought emergency for Wheeler County due to low snowpack, lack of precipitation, low streamflows and warming temperatures as wildfires spread throughout Oregon. Source: Governor declares Wheeler County drought emergency – KTVZ

1 Person Dead In Ongoing Substation Fire Near The Dalles

One person died in what appeared to be an attempt to subdue the Substation Fire east of The Dalles, Oregon, according to the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office. Source: 1 Person Dead In Ongoing Substation Fire Near The Dalles