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Oregon Receiving Out Of State Help

The Oregon State Fire Marshal and the Oregon Department of Forestry are bringing in out-of-state firefighters and equipment to fight several wildfires impacting communities and resources across the state. On Sunday night, the Oregon State Fire Marshal mobilized two task forces from Washington to add structural firefighter capacity. The two[Read More…]

OSFM Sends Task Force To Lone Rock Fire

The Oregon State Fire Marshal is mobilizing resources to assist locals battling the Lone Rock Fire in Gilliam County.  A task force from Linn County and a division supervisor were mobilized early this morning. The fire sparked Saturday afternoon and burned about 4,200 acres by evening. The Gilliam County Sheriff[Read More…]

OSFM Sending Firefighters To Falls Fire

The Oregon State Fire Marshal is sending its Blue Incident Management Team and four task forces to the Falls Fire burning 20 miles northeast of Riley in Harney County. Hot, dry, and windy conditions caused the fire to grow rapidly on Saturday, pushing it to 55,000 acres with zero percent[Read More…]

Foothill Road Project Road Closure Changes

Jackson County is continuing work on the northern section of Foothill Road. Beginning on Saturday, July 13, 2024, the current closure of Coker Butte Road at Foothill Road will be lifted and Coker Butte Road will be open for traffic. The next scheduled closure will be on Foothill Road between[Read More…]

Black-Market Cannabis Grow

Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team (IMET) detectives served a search warrant yesterday morning, Tuesday, July 2, at a black-market cannabis grow in the 20400 block of Sawyer Road in Shady Cove. The property was once the site of a school but has since been modified to grow black-market cannabis. IMET detectives[Read More…]

Gold Hill Dives Into TGM Grant Program

At its June meeting, the Gold Hill City Council passed a resolution that allowed the city to engage in the Transportation and Growth Management (TGM) grant program through the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD). “If we get approved for the grant,[Read More…]