Tag Archives: Morrow County

Wheatridge wind farm seeks bigger turbine blades

NextEra Energy Resources wants taller blades on turbines at its Wheatridge Wind Energy Facility sites in Umatilla and Morrow counties. NextEra, based in Florida, bought the development rights for the 292-turbine wind farm in June 2017. The project would produce a maximum of 500 megawatts of power on almost 13,100 acres separated into two sites […]
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Judge orders Oregon dairy to cooperate with auction

A judge has ordered a controversial Oregon dairy not to interfere with the liquidation sale of its cattle herd to satisfy the demands of a creditor. Morrow County Circuit Judge Jon Lieuallen has entered a preliminary injunction requiring Greg Te Velde, owner of Lost Valley Farm in Boardman, to cooperate with the preparation of an […]
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Two solar farms planned for Boardman

Timeline unclear for Boardman solar facilities. Morrow County may soon see the development of two new solar facilities with the ability to produce 125 megawatts within its boundaries. The Carty Facility has plans for a new solar farm on its property, and the deadline for a public comment period on the siting of the facility […]
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New count finds 557 homeless in Umatilla, Morrow counties, 10 times more than previous count

Coalition combating homelessness hits on next big idea. Case managers for Community Action Program of East Central Oregon had a problem with their 2017 count of the area’s homeless population. Source: New count finds 557 homeless in Umatilla, Morrow counties, 10 times more than previous count – Local News – East Oregonian

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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