Tag Archives: Morrow County

Local emergency scanner transmissions could become off limits to public

Deschutes County already uses encryption for scanner traffic. Police and fire scanner transmissions in Umatilla and Morrow counties could soon be silent. Shawn Halsey is the director of the Umatilla Morrow Radio & Data District, the local governing body with the task of providing public safety communications for emergency agencies in the two counties. He […]
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OSP seeks help in Morrow County poaching case

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for help identifying suspects in a Morrow County poaching case. The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for help identifying two individuals who may have been involved in poaching elk between Sept. 16-23 in Morrow County. Source: OSP seeks help in Morrow […]
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Children’s Champions: Morrow County mom and daughter step up as advocates

CASA volunteers help children navigate court system, home life. Alberta Akers cares for her disabled husband and son at their home in Boardman. The former school bus driver and potato plant shift coordinator decided at the age of 73 she still has the time and drive to do more. Alberta swore the pledge Wednesday to […]
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West Nile on the rise in Morrow County

West Nile virus is on the rise in Morrow County, with more than twice the number of mosquito samples testing positive for the disease compared to this time last year. Greg Barron, manager of the North Morrow Vector Control District, said five more samples of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile, taken from two […]
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Regulators deny gas plant expansion

The Oregon Public Utility Commission did not acknowledge plans to expand the Carty Generating Station during a lengthy meeting Tuesday. Environmentalists cheered a decision Tuesday by the Oregon Public Utility Commission that seemingly torpedoes any plans by Portland General Electric to expand the natural gas-fired Carty Generating Station in Morrow County. Source: Regulators deny gas […]
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West Nile virus detected in Morrow County

West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected in Irrigon. Mosquitoes collected last week in Irrigon have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to Oregon public health officials. Residents of northern Morrow County should take steps to avoid infection from mosquito bites, such as using insect repellent, eliminating standing pools of water where […]
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Health advisory issued for Willow Creek

Toxins from blue-green algae found in Heppner reservoir. The Oregon Health Authority on Monday said that Willow Creek Reservoir in Morrow County contains blue-green algae, which produces toxins harmful to humans and animals, and urged users to be careful around the water. Source: Health advisory issued for Willow Creek – Local News – East Oregonian

OSU Extension proposes new tax districts in Umatilla, Morrow counties

Oregon State University Extension Service is looking to taxpayers for help funding local outreach and education programs in Umatilla and Morrow counties. A citizens advisory committee has proposed creating two new service districts for OSU Extension — one in each county. If approved by voters, the districts would tax at a rate of 33 cents […]
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Landowner blows whistle on plumeless thistle

Plumeless thistle, a state-listed noxious weed, has been found in southern Morrow County. A new invasive weed has been spotted for the first time growing in southern Morrow County. Source: Landowner blows whistle on plumeless thistle – – Capital Press

CRP acres on the decline in Umatilla, Morrow counties

The competition is getting fierce for a key farm program that pays growers to set aside less productive land for conservation. Enrollment in the Farm Service Agency’s Conservation Reserve Program, or CRP, is down across Umatilla and Morrow counties, which should come as no surprise given the shrinking cap for farms nationwide. Source: CRP acres […]
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