Tag Archives: Oregon

President Pardons Ranchers in 2012 Refuge Occupation and Arson

Pair were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public lands     By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pardoned two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife ...

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Oregon Wildfire Season Begins with Two Fires

Lightning strikes started both wildfires     MAUPIN, Ore. (AP) — Wildfire season in Oregon is underway after a lightning storm sparked at least two major fires that are now burning in the central part of the state. Jean Nelson-Dean, ...

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Wildfire Causes Evacuation in Oregon County

Wildfire burns near Lake Billy Chinook     CULVER, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in Jefferson County have told residents in the Three Rivers community to leave immediately as winds whipped a fire burning in central Oregon. Sheriff Jim Adkins issued ...

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Teen Must Pay $37M for Starting Oregon Wildfire

Teenager ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade     HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for ...

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Oregon 2017 Wildfire Costs Reach $454M

Multiple large wildfires — and more than 2,000 total   By ZACH URNESS, Statesman Journal SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The cost of fighting wildfires in Oregon skyrocketed to $454 million in 2017, the most so far this century, according to ...

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Geologists Warn of Landslides in Wildfire-Scarred Oregon Gorge

Columbia River Gorge has seen big slides in the past     By ANNA KING, Northwest News Network Geologists for the state of Oregon are warning of the risk of major landslides in parts of the Columbia River Gorge that ...

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Western Wildfires Spark Calls to Thin Tree-Choked Forests

Destruction from fires expose frictions about logging     By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Wildfires that are blackening the American West in one of the nation’s worst fire seasons have ignited calls, including from Interior Secretary ...

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Storms Clear Wildfire Smoke in US West

Cooler, wetter weather moves into several states     By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Storms brought cooler and wetter weather into the Western and Northwestern U.S. this weekend, breaking up a temperature inversion that had blanketed ...

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Late-Season Wildfires Choke US Cities

2017 shapes up to be one of the worst seasons     By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Heavy winter snow and a very wet spring in the Western U.S. generated predictions the 2017 wildfire season would ...

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Portland Approves Fire Retardant Drops in Bull Run Watershed

Approval allows use of chemicals to protect forest   PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Water Bureau approved fire retardant drops in the Bull Run watershed, a decision that allows firefighters to dump toxic chemicals in the city’s pristine source ...

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