• Eclipse Information Sources
    With just a few days to go until the total solar eclipse, agencies are working together to dispense information on traffic, health and safety, wildfire danger, camping, and weather among other things to residents and tourists eager to view the once-in-a-lifetime celestial phenomenon.   A wide variety of information about the eclipse can be found on […]
  • Drivers Reminded To Watch For Emergency Vehicles
    Drivers are reminded with expected congestion on highways the next few days to watch for emergency vehicles and get out of the way to allow them through.  Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill says if an emergency vehicle has its lights and sirens on, there is a reason for it.  ODOT is reminding motorists that in […]
  • More Ambulances In Area Of Totality
    There will be more ambulances than usual stationed in central and eastern Oregon this weekend and early next week as crowds are expected to arrive to witness Monday’s solar eclipse.  Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency that enabled Oregon to bring additional ambulances and attendant personnel into the state to respond as needed […]
  • PUD Says No Blackouts
    Utility officials say there is no truth to rumors of rolling blackouts during Monday’s solar eclipse.  Northern Wasco PUD issued a statement saying they have heard of the rumor about rolling blackouts circulating, but they have no such blackouts planned.  The PUD says it has been working with community emergency response partners to take steps […]
  • CGCC To Begin Search For New President
    With a mutual separation agreement now in place with outgoing President Frank Toda, the Columbia Gorge Community College board now moves on to finding a replacement.  College board chair Stu Watson says in the short-term the board wants to find someone with experience as a college president to serve on an interim basis while a […]
  • Eclipse Nears; Area Gets Ready For Influx Of People
    As Monday’s total solar eclipse draws near, emergency officials who have preparing for months the event and the expected throngs headed to areas in the path of totality, including south Wasco County, are getting ready for people to arrive.  Much of the preparation has centered around dealing with high volumes of traffic, and Wasco County […]