Category Archives: Statesman Journal

Oregon wildfire risk: 80 percent of state in drought

It’s shaping up to be a hot, dry and smoky summer in Oregon. Source: Oregon wildfire risk: 80 percent of state in drought

U.S Department of Justice to control Oregon’s Lost Valley Farm

The U.S. Department of Justice has moved to take over management of a troubled Oregon mega-dairy, saying owner Greg te Velde’s continued drug use, gambling, out-of-control spending, and pending criminal charges make him unfit to run the facility. Source: U.S Department of Justice to control Oregon’s Lost Valley Farm

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

UPDATE: Wildfire growth in Southern Oregon spurs evacuations in Grants Pass, Wimer, Applegate Valley

Here’s a breakdown of wildfires burning in southwest Oregon. Source: UPDATE: Wildfire growth in Southern Oregon spurs evacuations in Grants Pass, Wimer, Applegate Valley

Anti-sanctuary state initiative qualifies for November ballot

Voters will decide the future of Oregon’s long-standing sanctuary state status in November after an initiative challenging the law qualified for the ballot Tuesday. Source: Anti-sanctuary state initiative qualifies for November ballot

Troubled Lost Valley Farm dairy owner faces criminal contempt charge

Oregon state regulators say Lost Valley Farm must be shut down this summer to prevent an environmental disaster. Source: Troubled Lost Valley Farm dairy owner faces criminal contempt charge

It’s always Shark Week at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Located in Newport, the Oregon Coast Aquarium strives to promote ocean conservation by educating about creatures off the coast – including sharks. Source: It’s always Shark Week at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

160 wildfires are burning in Southern Oregon, bringing evacuations and concern over growth

Here’s a breakdown of wildfires burning in southwest Oregon. There was smoke rising from just about every corner of Southern Oregon Tuesday night. Wildfires roared into the urban center of Central Point while a number of wildland blazes grew in size and strength. Source: 160 wildfires are burning in Southern Oregon, bringing evacuations and concern […]
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Substation Fire prompts evacuations east of The Dalles near Columbia River Gorge

Latest estimates put the Substation Fire at 29,000 acres Wednesday morning. Source: Substation Fire prompts evacuations east of The Dalles near Columbia River Gorge