BLM approves 300-mile transmission line
The Bureau of Land Management has signed its record of decision for the Boardman to Hemingway transmission line across Eastern Oregon.
Date: 2017-11-20
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Bills take different tacks to covering wildfire costs
Oregon Rep. Greg Walden and Sen. Ron Wyden are backing different bills to address the issue of ‘fire borrowing’ to pay for fighting wildfires.
Date: 2017-11-09
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Forest reform bill passes House
The U.S. House of Representatives has once again passed a bill that would expedite forest thinning projects to protect against large wildfires.
Date: 2017-11-03
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Wildfire season sparks calls for forestry reform
Oregon lawmakers are pressing for forestry reform following this year’s record-breaking wildfire season.
Date: 2017-09-26
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Wolf numbers growing in Mount Emily, Meacham
Wolves are making their home in the Mount Emily and Walla Walla units of northeast Oregon, with four packs and three additional pairs or groups.
Date: 2017-09-26
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Planning pays off for eclipse rush
While the total number of visitors has yet to be figured, communities in Eastern Oregon say they are pleased with how they handled the total solar eclipse.
Date: 2017-08-23
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Totally worth the trip: Eclipse watchers marvel in John Day
Eclipse watchers gathered Monday morning at John Day Industrial Park, where they marveled at the cosmic spectacle in the path of totality.
Date: 2017-08-22
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‘Podcycle’ globetrotter arrives in John Day for eclipse
Philip Funnell has traveled more than a million miles and visited 74 countries on motorcycle during his life.
Date: 2017-08-20
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Traffic steady as John Day braces for eclipse
Traffic has been steady most of the weekend into Grant County as communities prepare for the solar eclipse.
Date: 2017-08-20
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Several large wildfires erupt in Eastern Oregon; air quality alert in effect
A number of large wildfires, including two human-caused fires, are now burning across Eastern Oregon.
Date: 2017-08-08
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Presentation highlights risk, solutions to West’s ‘megafires’
Paul Hessburg, a research landscape ecologist with the Forest Service, led a presentation on “megafires” Wednesday at Whitman College in Walla Walla.
Date: 2017-03-07
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New timeline for revised Blue Mountains Forest Plan
The U.S. Forest Service is working toward a final environmental impact statement for the revised Blue Mountains Forest Plan.
Date: 2017-02-15
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