The Malheur National Forest has reopened all boundary-area roads in the Black Butte Fire closure area, including Forest Service Roads 16 and 1675, the agency announced in a news release on Wednesday, Sept. 23.
JOHN DAY — Due to increased moisture levels, the Malheur National Forest is easing some restrictions on forest lands.
National forests in Oregon and Washington will allow people to gather and cut firewood for personal use under a new free permit program, the Forest Service announced in a press release.
Multiple resources from the Malheur National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Silver Creek Rural Fire Protection Association (RFPA) responded to a reported wildfire on Thur…
Firefighters continue to work Tuesday to douse an 80-acre, human-caused fire reported Monday afternoon, Aug. 30 in an alpine area of the Elkhorn Mountains about 13 air miles northwest of Baker City.
Malheur National Forest fire staff reduced the area closure around the Black Butte Fire.
Containment on the Black Butte Fire reached 85% Sunday as crews continued to mop up and patrol all areas of the fire perimeter.
The Black Butte Fire south of Prairie City has grown to 22,169 acres and is 49% contained as of Friday morning.
The Black Butte Fire south of Unity has grown to 21,516 acres and is 39% contained as of Thursday morning.
The Black Butte Fire south of Unity has grown to 21,237 acres and is 30% contained as of Wednesday morning.
The Black Butte Fire south of Prairie City has grown to 15,135 acres and is 15% contained as of Thursday morning.
The Black Butte Fire south of Prairie City has grown to 14,521 acres and is 5% contained as of Wednesday morning.
Thunderstorms Thursday produced abundant lightning and high winds on the Malheur National Forest producing more fires, including the Glacier Fire on the Prairie City Ranger District.
The Black Butte Fire 8 miles northeast of Antelope Lookout grew to 7,645 acres Friday morning and is 0% contained.
The Black Butte Fire 8 miles northeast of Antelope Lookout has grown to about 5,700 acres and has closed several recreation sites.
Fire crews on the Malheur National Forest are responding to new smoke reports following significant lightning activity, with new incidents reported to Burns Interagency Communication Center an…
PENDLETON — Extreme fire danger, large wildfires and limited firefighting resources prompted U.S. Forest Service officials on Friday morning, July 16, to temporarily close the entire Umatilla …
Malheur National Forest Fire staff continue to patrol and monitor previously burned prescribed fire units.
With the threat of wildfire rapidly increasing, the U.S. Forest Service announced that the entire Malheur National Forest has moved to Phase C public use restrictions for extreme fire danger a…
As the legislative session wrapped up, state Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, and Rep. Mark Owens, R-Crane, held a virtual town hall and had a lot to discuss.
The Dixie Creek fire that prompted Prairie City to cancel its fireworks celebration is not a threat to structures as winds are currently blowing the fire away from the city as crews have conta…
Grant County is in the grip of a severe drought of historic proportions.
As Eastern Oregon prepares for a potentially dangerous wildfire season, Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative is preparing its member-owners for the threat of wildfires and the potential of power …
Passing thunderstorms Wednesday ignited a flurry of new fires in northeast Oregon.
Firefighters continue battling the 120-acre Lovlett Corral Fire, which is burning on the Heppner Ranger District, approximately 10 miles northwest of Monument.
Wildfires resulting from human activities continue to plague firefighters in Oregon Department of Forestry’s Central Oregon District.
Malheur National Forest Fire crews are responding to new smoke reports following passing thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday.
A bill in the U.S. Senate mandating more local streams become designated as wild, scenic or recreational has been met with skepticism and outright opposition by some.
Joel McCraw needed to find someone willing to spend the summer atop a mountain that has a three-state view but is far out of sight of any coffee shop or grocery store.
Grant County Sheriff Todd McKinley has been busy since he took the helm of the sheriff’s office in January.
The John Day Unit joined The Dalles and Prineville units of the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Central Oregon District in implementing fire season June 1.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley said this week that he will lobby the Biden administration to spend at least $1 billion more per year for logging, prescribed burning and other work designed to make fed…
While there is nowhere of high concern right now in Grant County for a potential wildfire, firefighters on the Malheur and Umatilla national forests are gearing up for the upcoming fire season.
The Blues Intergovernmental Council has nearly completed goals and desired conditions for the landscape at the three national forests.
Qualified renters can submit applications to the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP) for funding to pay rent, rent arrears, future rent and certain home utility costs, according…
Organizers abandoned the idea to buy and convert a hotel into transitional housing Thursday.
Grant County officials face community opposition as they enter into the final phases of a grant process that would allow them to acquire a local hotel and convert it into transitional housing …
Grant County officials working on a grant to acquire hotels to turn into housing facilities for people impacted by wildfires, COVID-19, and those released from incarceration as they enter back…
Wildfire forecasters say early summer-like conditions in much of the West will likely set the stage for a busy peak season.
After carefully monitoring conditions across the Malheur National Forest, fire officials have determined that conditions are within specific parameters, including temperature, relative humidit…
Grant County officials are in the second phase of a grant process that would allow them to acquire hotels to turn into housing facilities for people impacted by wildfires, COVID-19 and those r…
The Emigrant Creek Ranger District has announced the 30-day objection period for the Crow Hazardous Fuel Reduction Project Environmental Assessment.
A bill specific to Grant County had its first hearing.
As the state’s supply of the COVID-19 vaccine increases, county health officials anticipate receiving between 200 and 400 doses for the next couple of weeks.
Oregon’s county governments are opposing a proposed timber severance tax due to its economic impacts even though they’d stand to get money under the proposal.
Members of the access, wilderness, habitat, and set-asides sub-committee of the Blues Mountain Intergovernmental Council are close to reaching a consensus. Still, they are at loggerheads over …
A documentary examining the history of forest management and the scale of wildfires across the western part of the country will be premiering on Oregon Public Broadcasting Thursday.
As the snow and ice from last weekend’s storm started to melt, many Portlanders were still without power, heat and other services.
Environmentalists, working alongside timber industry professionals, helped end the ban on logging trees over 21 inches.
Grant County Court members are penning a letter of opposition to a bill in the U.S. Senate mandating more local streams become designated as wild, scenic or recreational.
Grant County’s Natural Resources Advisory Committee installed a new chairperson Thursday.
Grant County’s Office of Emergency Management tapped funding to erect a new radio repeater tower each year for the next seven years.
The U.S. Forest Service lifted its ban on logging large trees in six national forests in Central and Eastern Oregon, removing a 25-year-old rule on cutting trees larger than 21 inches in diameter.
Five years ago the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs set aside 24,000 acres of forestland for a project to sequester carbon and reduce greenhouse gases. Last summer more than half of that fo…
Grant County Court received an update on its Community Wildfire Protection Plan earlier this month.
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