Tag Archives: Umatilla Indian Reservation

Three Oregon Tribes Are Locked in a Dispute Over Fishing at Willamette Falls. It’s About Much More Than a Few Salmon.

The request has prompted more than two years of intertribal conflict now involving two state agencies and Gov. Kate Brown’s office. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde want something that sounds simple. They’re seeking to erect a fishing platform on state land at Willamette Falls that would allow tribal members to harvest a total of […]
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Flash-Bang Grenades | Enough Iz Enough | Teen Summer Jobs – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Portland Police have temporarily suspended use of flash-bang grenades after reports that the devices caused injuries when police used them during a Patriot Prayer rally and counter-demonstration. Amelia Templeton fills us in. After a man was shot and killed on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in 2016, three women started the community group Enough Iz Enough. […]
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USGS survey analyzes earthquake hazards, geothermal resources

A survey conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey is assessing fault lines and possible geothermal resources on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Basalt cliffs run up the hillside along Thorn Hollow Road overlooking the Umatilla River, where Jonathan Glen and Brent Ritzinger with the U.S. Geological Survey arrived in a white Chevy Suburban. The scientists parked […]
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Low-flying Cessna searching for fault lines, geological clues

The U.S. Geological Survey will be conducting flights over Pendleton and the Umatilla Indian Reservation as part of a project to study geothermal resources and earthquake hazards Residents should not be alarmed if they spot the low-flying plane, which will be recording measurements of the Earth’s magnetic field to glean information about fault lines and […]
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Umatilla Indian Reservation grapples with pipelines

The explosion shook the ground beneath the Umatilla Indian Reservation and unleashed a massive fireball that roared up to 500 feet into the air. On Jan. 2, 1999, a natural gas pipeline ruptured about a mile south of Cayuse at the base of the Blue Mountains, triggering the blast that left behind a large crater […]
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