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Anniversary reminds of earthquake danger to Oregon

Monday marked the 315 year anniversary of the last major Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake to shake the Pacific Northwest. This anniversary has sparked awareness of the potential of another major earthquake shaking the area in the near future. Emergency awareness is being encouraged as scientists believe that Oregon may be in the...

Oregon employment continuing to grow

Oregon’s payroll employment shot up by 9,900 in October. Most major industries added jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis, with three showing solid strength: professional and business services (+2,700 jobs); manufacturing (+2,200); and health care and social assistance (+2,000). The gain of 9,900 was the largest monthly increase in...

Oregon National Guard’s JTAP Contract Expires

SALEM, Ore. – The fiscal year 2014 contract for the Oregon National Guard’s Joint Transition Assistance Program, known as JTAP, which assists service members and veterans with civilian job placement, has expired. The contract employed approximately 16 contractors across the state of Oregon and was developed as part of the...

Police respond to bomb threat at Baker Middle School

Baker City Police responded early Tuesday morning to report of a Bomb Threat directed at the Baker Middle School. Police arrived on scene and secured the building at around 6:40 AM, with the assistance of Baker City Public Works crews who placed barricades, and closed street access around the middle school. While the Baker 5J School...

Union County drought conditions could lead to disaster program eligibility

Continuing dry weather throughout Union County has led livestock producers to be concerned with current drought condition classification. The 2014 Farm Bill provides for implementation of the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) whenever a county is rated at a D2 (severe drought) for 8 consecutive weeks during the grazing period. The...

Courts agree additional federal regulation of forest roads not required

A federal judge’s ruling on Friday aligned with an earlier U.S. Supreme Court ruling that federal permits are not necessary in addition to the system Oregon uses to protect streams from storm runoff from roads in forests. “We are pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court and now the U.S. District Court have ruled that additional...
Recently in Baker County Police respond to bomb threat at Baker Middle School
Police respond to bomb threat at Baker Middle School Baker City Police responded early Tuesday morning to report of a Bomb Threat directed at the Baker Middle School. Police arrived on scene and secured the building at around 6:40 AM, with the assistance of Baker City Public Works crews who placed barricades, and closed street access around the middle school....
Recently in Union County Union County drought conditions could lead to disaster program eligibility
Union County drought conditions could lead to disaster program eligibility Continuing dry weather throughout Union County has led livestock producers to be concerned with current drought condition classification. The 2014 Farm Bill provides for implementation of the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) whenever a county is rated at a D2 (severe drought) for 8 consecutive weeks...
Recently in Wallowa County Forest Plan comment period extended
Forest Plan comment period extended The time to comment on the Blue Mountains National Forests Proposed Revised Land Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been extended by 60 days; deadline for submitting comments is now August 15, 2014. Regional Forester Kent Connaughton approved the extension in order for the...
Recently in Northwest Anniversary reminds of earthquake danger to Oregon
Anniversary reminds of earthquake danger to Oregon Monday marked the 315 year anniversary of the last major Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake to shake the Pacific Northwest. This anniversary has sparked awareness of the potential of another major earthquake shaking the area in the near future. Emergency awareness is being encouraged as scientists believe...