• Fire Holding Within Existing Footprint
    The 1620 Road Fire is holding within its existing footprint as air resources drop water and retardant to check fire growth in support of ground crews.  Acreage remains at 85, with 20% containment and 10% control.  Oregon Department of Forestry spokesperson Christie Shaw says a spot fire that came from the original ignition is difficult […]
  • Fireworks In The Air Aren’t Allowed In Oregon
    With the Fourth of July nearing, fire officials are issuing their annual reminder about being safe with fireworks, and not using illegal fireworks.  Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue Chief Bob Palmer says in Oregon, anything that goes into the air or blows up is not allowed.  The Oregon State Fire Marshal’s office advises fireworks that come […]
  • Walden Calls For Stop To Robocalls
    Oregon Second District Congressman Greg Walden told the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology that Congress must stop bad robocalls from burdening Americans.  The Hood River Congressman made his comments during markup for the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act.  The bill would require phone carriers to implement call authentication technology so that consumers can trust […]
  • New Deputy Supervisor For Mt. Hood National Forest
    Karen Schroyer has been named the new Deputy Forest Supervisor of the Mt. Hood National Forest.  Schroyer is currently a district ranger on the White River National Forest in Colorado.  Forest Supervisor Richard Periman says Schroyer has been with the Forest Service for close to 20 years, and has worked in numerous positions with the […]
  • Mosbrucker Named Director Of Bipartisan Group
    Washington 14th District State Representative Gina Mosbrucker has been elected as a Washington State Director for the national bipartisan organization Women In Government, which supports women legislators.  Women In Government provides leadership opportunities, networking, expert forums, and educational resources for women state legislators.  In the Washington Legislature, Mosbrucker serves as the vice-caucus chair for the […]
  • 1620 Road Fire 20% Contained; No Acreage Growth Tuesday
    Firefighters continued to make progress Tuesday on the 1620 Road Fire located four miles west of Parkdale.  The combined acreage for the fires remains at 85 acres, with 20% containment and 10% control.   The fire was originally reported Monday morning burning in brush, timber, and young timber on privately owned land.  An Oregon Department of […]