Today, the Marion County Board of Commissioners authorized a Level 3 evacuation notice for areas of Breitenbush Hot Springs and Breitenbush summer homes. Level three means it is recommended they evacuate immediately.
Gov. Kate Brown will unveil the monument. Author Sig Unander will provide historical background on Phillips and the significance of the monument. Claire Phillips was a stage actress and singer who grew up in Portland.
On August 29, 2017, an investigation began into four wildland fires that occurred along the Highway 97 between the area of Lava River Cave and Mile Post 180 south of La Pine, Oregon. Through a collaborative law enforcement effort and information obtained from the public, a suspect was developed.
Following a long Saturday night assisting Stayton Fire with a 3rd-alarm wildland fire on Fir Grove Lane SE, the Volunteers Fire Fighters of Aumsville Fire District responded to two multiple-alarm fires on Sunday. Making this a busy weekend for these Men and Women. Thanks to them!
Tonight around 5:30 p.m., searchers with Corvallis Mountain Rescue found missing hiker Daniel Moung. He was located down a steep embankment, approximately one mile from his camp which was located earlier along the Elk Horn Ridge Trail.
Searchers with the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Corvallis Mountain Rescue Team, Polk County Sheriff's Office and the Army Air National Guard have been on scene and searching through the night for missing hiker Daniel Moung. Searchers are concerned as Mr. Moung has a form of autism and diabetes which requires medication.
Due to increased fire activity on the east end of the fire, the Hood River County Sheriff's Office is making two changes to evacuation levels. Level One means people should be ready for potential evacuation. Level Two means that people should be ready to leave at a moment's notice.
According to the USDA's 2016 Household Food Security Report release this week, the number of Oregonians struggling to put food on the table decreased from 16.1 percent in 2013-2015 to 14.6 percent in 2014-2016.
Governor Kate Brown invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act in response to the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area at 2:44 p.m. today.
Today, the Marion County Board of Commissioners authorized a Level 1 Evacuation notice for the Breitenbush Hot Springs resort area and a portion of the Willamette National Forest. A Level 2 Evacuation notice would also be authorized if necessary.