June 18, 2018
Salem-News.com (Aug-17-2017 16:52)
Wildfire Backs Up I-5 in Southern Oregon for 10 MilesSalem-News.com
Drivers should call 5-1-1 or TripCheck.com for up to the minute updates.
(GRANTS PASS, Ore.) -
SW Oregon: I-5 MP 53, between Rogue River and Grants Pass: Due to wildfire, expect extreme delays both NB/SB. NB traffic is backed up nearly 10 miles.
Salem-News.com (Aug-16-2017 14:40)
Campfires Prohibited in Oregon State Parks and on BeachesSalem-News.com
August is the peak of Oregon's wildfire season, so preventing additional burden on firefighting efforts is high priority.
(SALEM, Ore.) -
Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is prohibiting all campfires and open flames in Oregon State Parks and other properties owned and managed by the department beginning Aug. 16 until further notice.
Salem-News.com (Aug-14-2017 23:32)
Brother and Sister Hikers Rescued off of Three-Fingered Jack areaSalem-News.com
Conditions became foggy and visibility was near zero.
(LINN COUNTY, Ore.) -
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reported his deputies were attempting a rescue of two hikers from the Three Fingered Jack area just before noon today.
Salem-News.com (Aug-14-2017 22:13)
Oregon National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Soon to Deploy to Fire near Crater LakeSalem-News.com
Operation Plan Smokey stipulates how Oregon National Guard members are utilized to assist in firefighting efforts.
(SALEM, Ore.) -
More than 100 Oregon National Guard members, activated by Oregon Governor Kate Brown to assist with ongoing firefighting efforts in southern Oregon, are scheduled to complete their refresher firefighting training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in Salem on Tuesday.
Salem-News.com (Aug-14-2017 19:09)
Bat in Marion County Tests Positive for Rabies
Bats are the most common mammals known to carry rabies in Oregon.
(SALEM, Ore.) -
A bat from the Shaw area of Marion County tested positive for rabies. It was confirmed by Marion County Environmental Health on August 4.
Salem-News.com (Aug-04-2017 15:58)
Propane Tank Ignites Inside Shop While BlacksmithingSalem-News.com
Fire officials believe that a leaking valve may be to blame.
(LEBANON, Ore.) -
Lebanon firefighters quickly contained a fire from a venting propane tank inside the detached shop of a home on Arlene Avenue on Thursday afternoon.
Salem-News.com (Aug-04-2017 15:48)
PGE Customers Set Another Record for Summer Electricity UseSalem-News.com
PGE customers use 3,976 MW on Aug. 3, beating the previous day's record.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) -
PGE customers have set a new summer record for energy demand. The new mark is 3,976 megawatts (MW) net system load, set on Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. At the time it was 105 degrees at Portland International Airport.
Salem-News.com (Aug-03-2017 15:00)
Whitewater Fire Closes All Trail Access into Mt Jefferson ParkSalem-News.com
202 fire personnel are fighting the fire currently 4,579 acres in size.
(SPRINGFIELD, Ore.) -
Today’s operations will utilize aviation resources, such as helicopters and retardant planes, to slow fire spread and contain lines. Crews and heavy equipment continue to prepare containment lines on the Southern and Western flanks of the fire.
Salem-News.com (Jul-24-2017 16:58)
Health Advisory Issued for Odell LakeSalem-News.com
High toxin levels found in Klamath County lake
(KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore.) -
The Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory today for Odell Lake, located 75 miles southeast of Eugene off Oregon Route 58 in the northwest corner of Klamath County.
Salem-News.com (Jul-17-2017 22:00)
Crashed Truckload of Slimy Hagfish Will be Remembered AlwaysBonnie King Salem-News.com
Last Thursday, Oregon coast travelers learned that when Hagfish become stressed, they secrete a slime. That'll be hard to forget.
(LINCOLN CITY, Ore.) -
When Oregon State Police and emergency workers responded to a multi-vehicle crash at noon last Thursday, little did they know that there was a slime-fest waiting.