Tag Archives: Oregon

Wildfires Taint West Coast Vineyards with Taste of Smoke

Some wineries are not accepting grapes unless they have been tested for smoke taint     By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press TURNER, Ore. (AP) — Smoke from the West Coast wildfires has tainted grapes in some of the nation’s most ...

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Oregon Misstated Evacuation Figures in Chaos of Wildfires

500,000 down to 40,000     SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As wildfires raged across Oregon, state officials sent out a statement saying 500,000 people had been evacuated to escape encroaching flames. The figure referenced in the Sept. 10 news release ...

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Heavy Equipment Operator Found Dead at Oregon’s Archie Creek Fire

Elsbury Jr. had been running a skidder to help protect structures     Wildland Firefighter GLIDE, Oregon – KPIC reports that a heavy equipment operator helping fight the Archie Creek Fire was found dead Friday morning in his vehicle, according ...

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Wildfires Wipe Out Natural Places in Oregon

Grief over environmental loss     By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press DETROIT LAKE, Ore. (AP) — Oregonians are grieving the loss of some of their most treasured natural places after wildfires wiped out campgrounds, hot springs and wooded retreats that ...

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Oregon Wildfire Death Toll Increases to Nine

Five people are listed as missing     By SARA CLINE Associated Press/Report for America SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The number of fatalities from Oregon’s recent wildfires has increased to nine people, the state’s Office of Emergency Management confirmed Monday. ...

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Firefighters Battle Exhaustion and Wildfires

Many trying to protect where they live     By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (AP) — They work 50 hours at a stretch and sleep on gymnasium floors. Exploding trees shower them with embers. They lose track of ...

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Storms in Oregon’s Forecast Could Suppress or Spread Fires

Rain may come with lightning and strong winds     By SARA CLINE Associated Press/Report for America SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Firefighters have made “significant progress” in containing the wildfires in Oregon, but officials warned Thursday the next 24 hours ...

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Fish in Oregon Hatcheries Dies, Released Early as Fires Rage

About 450,000 fish perished at two hatcheries     By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As wildfires raged through Oregon, staff at fish hatcheries around the state raced to try to save – or prematurely release – ...

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Lightning and Wind: How the Wildfires Got So Bad

At least 34 dead in three states     By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — It began as a stunning light show on a mid-August weekend — lightning bolts crackling in the skies over Northern and Central ...

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Hiring: Wildland Firefighter, Grayback Forestry

2020 Season, Oregon     Job Description Must be 18 years of age to apply Position: Wildland Firefighter/ Forest Technician Department: La Grande, OR Base Reports To: Supervisor (Crew Foreman) FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Summary Be physically and mentally prepared to ...

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