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08/28/14
Citizen's Driving Complaint Leads to Arrest of Medford Man in Stolen Vehicle in Wilsonville Area (Photo)
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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Wilsonville Police Department, arrested a 29-year old male Thursday after the suspect fled a stolen vehicle on foot and was found several minutes later by Wilsonville police.

On August 28, 2014 at approximately 12:37 p.m., OSP troopers were notified of a recklessly driven GMC Envoy sport utility vehicle northbound on Interstate 5 near Salem. The license plate information indicated the vehicle was stolen out of Medford.

At 12:47 p.m., OSP troopers found the vehicle abandoned on the left northbound shoulder in Wilsonville. A description of the suspect who fled the vehicle on foot led Wilsonville Police Department to find a person matching that description about 8 minutes later.

Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of LOGAN MITCHELL HANSEN, age 29, from Medford, for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, ID Theft, Theft in the Third Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree.

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Oregon National Guard hosts Vietnam delegation visit through State Partnership Program (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/28/14
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The Oregon National Guard is hosting a delegation from Vietnam's National Committee for Search and Rescue (VINASARCOM) this week, Aug. 24-30, as part of the ongoing State Partnership Program.

Vice Admiral Pham Ngoc Minh, Deputy Chief of General Staff of Vietnam People's Army and Vice Standing Chairman of VINASARCOM, leads the delegation, which also includes other VINASARCOM experts in search and rescue, firefighting, explosion and building collapse, finance planning and investment, and foreign relations. Officials from the United States Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam, are also in attendance, including Cmdr. Brent Freeman, U.S. Naval Attache to Vietnam, and the Oregon National Guard's Maj. Kyle Akers, Bilateral Affairs Officer to Vietnam.

The week-long visit includes workshops related to emergency management and emergency response, as well as tours of emergency management and Oregon National Guard facilities.

The delegation witnessed the certification training of the Oregon National Guard's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), Aug. 25, at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore.

The delegation toured the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management and Multnomah County's emergency operations center in Portland, Ore., Aug. 26. They toured Oregon's Office of Emergency Management emergency operations center and the Oregon National Guard's joint operations center in Salem, Ore., Aug. 27.

The visit also includes meetings with government, education, business and economic leaders at Portland State University's Hatfield School of Government in Portland, Ore.

The Oregon National Guard's State Partnership with Vietnam is poised to greatly benefit all those involved in the program, with cross-cultural awareness, domestic emergency preparedness training, and the enhancement of international relationships.

The partnership between the Oregon National Guard and Vietnam was made official in November 2012 as part of the National Guard Bureau-sanctioned program, which pairs emerging democracies with National Guard states. Oregon currently has both Vietnam and Bangladesh as its state partners.

The State Partnership program complements broader U.S. engagement with Vietnam in pursuit of shared priorities such as disaster relief, education, health, trade and the environment. The program directly supports the broad national interests and security cooperation goals of the United States by engaging partner nations via military, socio-political, and economic conduits at the local, state, and national levels.

High-resolution photos are available for download on the Oregon Military Department Flikr site:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/oregonmildep/sets/72157646559013209/

Photo caption:
Vice Admiral Pham Ngoc Minh (center), Deputy Chief of General Staff of Vietnam People's Army and Vice Standing Chairman of Vietnam's National Committee for Search and Rescue (VINASARCOM), and other visitors with the VINASARCOM delegation pose for a group photo in front of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter along with their hosts, Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson (on Minh's left), Adjutant General, Oregon, and other members of the Oregon National Guard after visiting the Oregon National Guard's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) annual certification training exercise, Aug. 25, at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore. The Oregon National Guard is partnered with both Bangladesh and Vietnam's VINASARCOM through its State Partnership Program. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class April Davis, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)


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Construction Project Could Cause Traffic Delays at Local Grade School (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/28/14
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Today Marion County Public Works Department announced that the Auburn Road sidewalk and bike lane project in the vicinity of Auburn Elementary School will not be completed before school starts next Tuesday. Due to delays, the project will continue into October. Public Works and the contractor, R & R General Contractors, will be working closely with personnel at the school, the Salem-Keizer School District and the Marion County Sheriff's Office, to ensure safe vehicle and pedestrian passage for children to and from school.

Flaggers will continue to direct traffic through the work area when construction activities require the contractor to close a lane of traffic during the work shift. Please remember that flaggers are there for your safety as well as the safety of the construction crew. Pedestrian access will be maintained and monitored in designated areas by school crossing guards.

The Sheriff's Office and Public Works wants to assure parents that pedestrian safety is a priority for Marion County and the contractor, and we encourage you to continue to allow your children to walk and bike to school as they have in the past. Unnecessarily driving them to school can actually increase the risk to pedestrians by creating added congestion and even gridlock at times. It is our goal to accomplish the remainder of the construction project with the least amount of impact to the school, its students, and the neighborhood.


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Update #2: Name Released - Serious Injury Collision Involving Train and Pickup west of Westfir in Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/28/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday morning's serious injury collision involving a train and pickup west of Westfir in Lane County. The critically injured person's name is released in this update following confirmation family were notified.

On August 27, 2014 at approximately 10:45 a.m., a Union Pacific Railroad train was traveling westbound when its operator saw a pickup stopped on the tracks between downed crossing gate arms at the US Forest Service Road 5821 crossing about two miles west of Westfir. The train's operator couldn't come to a stop and struck the pickup which came to rest off the side of the tracks.

The pickup's 52-year old driver, ROLAND MARTY from Westfir, was seriously injured and entrapped in the pickup. Fire personnel from Oakridge Fire & EMS extricated MARTY and then he was taken by ground ambulance to Oakridge Airport. He was then taken by LifeFlight to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.

Initial investigation found no malfunction with the crossing gate arms and that the vehicle was intentionally stopped on the railroad tracks prior to the train approaching.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable. If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, professionals are on call to handle mental health emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

OSP was assisted by US Forest Service law enforcement, Oakridge Fire & EMS, and Union Pacific Railroad representatives.

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Oregon Health Policy Board/Early Learning Council joint subcommittee cancels September 8 meeting
Oregon Health Authority - 08/28/14
August 28, 2014

Oregon Health Policy Board/Early Learning Council joint subcommittee cancels September 8 meeting

The Oregon Health Policy Board/Early Learning Council Joint Subcommittee has cancelled its meeting scheduled for Monday, September 8, in Portland. The group's next meeting will be in October. The date, time, location and agenda are yet to be determined.

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Linn County Major Crime Team Activated Following Officer Involved Shooting
Albany Police - 08/28/14
The Linn County Major Crime Team, in conjunction with the Linn County District Attorney's Office, has been activated to investigate an officer involved shooting by a Springfield Police Officer. The shooting took place at the Jackson's Chevron station located at 33157 Highway 34 in Linn County on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at about 1:30 a.m. following a vehicle pursuit.

Springfield Police pursued a stolen 2000 Suzuki Vitara northbound on I-5 from Springfield. The Oregon State Police and Linn County Sheriff's Office assisted in the pursuit during which spike strips and P.I.T. (pursuit intervention technique) were used.

The vehicle exited I-5 and headed west on Highway 34 before it stopped at the entrance to the Chevron station. The driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, ran towards the store entrance. The driver was shot after she pointed what appeared to be a handgun at officers. A replica of a 1911 semi-automatic handgun was recovered at the scene. Store surveillance video is aiding this investigation.

The driver, identified as 44-year-old Springfield resident Amanda Lynn Gatewood was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis in critical condition.

The Linn County Major Crime Team is comprised of members of the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Albany Police Department, Lebanon Police Department, Sweet Home Police Department and the Oregon State Police.

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Board of Forestry subcommittee to weigh in on science of forest management options (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/28/14
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The Board and Department of Forestry are considering new options to manage Northwest Oregon's state forests to improve financial sustainability and increase conservation benefits. The Board has appointed a subcommittee to facilitate this work.

The Alternative Forest Management Plan for Northwest Oregon Subcommittee will meet in Salem on September 4 (see details below).

During the meeting, subcommittee members will review a proposed format for a revised forest management plan. They will also review a report on findings from the science panel - a group of scientists assigned to review possible forest management concepts through a science-based lens. Subject to change, public comment opportunities are available at 10 a.m. and 11:35 a.m.

>Meeting details
When: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., September 4.
Where: Tillamook Room, Building C, ODF Headquarters Office, 2600 State St., Salem.

>Special needs
Accommodations for people with disabilities, and special materials, services or assistance can be arranged by calling the department's Public Affairs Office at least 48 hours before the meeting, at (503) 945-7200.

>About the board
The Board of Forestry consists of seven citizens nominated by the governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Responsibilities include appointing the state forester, setting management direction for state-owned forests, adopting rules governing timber harvest and other practices on private forestland, and promoting sustainable management of Oregon's 30 million-acre forestland base.

More information is available at www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/board/BOF_Subc_AltFMP.aspx.

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Wells Fargo reinforces commitments to servicemembers
Wells Fargo - 08/28/14
In conjunction with Pres. Barack Obama's administration, Wells Fargo announced it will join with other mortgage servicers in an initiative to help active-duty military mortgage customers understand and take advantage of the financial benefits available to them under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).

"We are honored to serve the financial needs of military members, and we are committed to making all of our active-duty servicemember customers aware of the residential real estate mortgage protections available to them," said Michael DeVito, head of servicing for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. "These initiatives enhance our ability to inform active-duty servicemembers about SCRA and provide them the benefits they deserve."

Under SCRA, active-duty servicemembers are eligible for financial benefits and foreclosure protections on loans taken out prior to active duty military service. According to a January 2014 report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), however, many eligible servicemembers are not requesting the financial benefits available to them for residential real estate loans. The GAO report recommended that additional efforts be made to educate servicemembers and to encourage them to take advantage of their SCRA benefits.

As part of its commitment to helping servicemember mortgage customers, Wells Fargo has implemented additional processes and procedures for military customers, including:

1) Comparing all residential real estate loans it services to the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) database on a quarterly basis to proactively identify active-duty servicemembers who may be eligible for benefits and protections under SCRA;

2) Proactively reaching out to potentially eligible active-duty servicemembers identified through the DMDC database through a variety of methods to inform them of the benefits available under SCRA and how to apply for them;

3) Working across the industry with other servicers to develop simplified processes and procedures that make it easier for active-duty servicemembers to request the real estate loan protections under SCRA.

4) Wells Fargo also provides mortgage benefits and protections for servicemembers over and above what the law requires, including reducing their interest rates to 4 percent per year on first lien consumer real estate loans that the company owns and that otherwise qualify for benefits under SCRA, mortgage assistance if needed, and foreclosure protection not covered by SCRA.

For more information on Wells Fargo's banking and financial services for military members, visit https://www.wellsfargo.com/military/.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com).
Update #4: Vehicle Associated With Klamath County SO Deputy Shooting Found; Photo of Deputy Weber Released (Photo)
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The following is an update from the Klamath County District Attorney's Office:


The Major Crime team has located the 1989 Jeep Cherokee, Oregon license ZFQ 270, associated with the shooting of Klamath County Sheriff Deputy Jason Weber, between North Klamath and Rocky Point.

The victim in the shooting is Deputy Jason Weber, age 40.

The public is encouraged to relay any information they may have regarding this investigation to the Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at (541) 883-5334.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police, Klamath County Community Corrections, and Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

Questions regarding this investigation should be directed to Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge.

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Update #3: Additional Arrest in Connection to Shooting of Klamath County Sheriff's Office Deputy; Deputy's Name Released (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/28/14
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The following is an update from the Klamath County District Attorney's Office. Questions should be referred to District Attorney Rob Patridge.

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On Thursday, August 28, 2014, the Klamath County Major Crime arrested William Jack Parkerson, age 30, on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder with a Firearm and Assault in the First Degree with a Firearm. The Crime Team has also arrested Karey Leigh Pascoe, age 33, in connection with the shooting and charged her with conspiracy to commit Attempted Aggravated Murder with a Firearm, Aggravated Murder, and Assault in the First Degree with a Firearm.

Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah said, "We appreciate the efforts of all of the law enforcement who have assisted us in the apprehension of these suspects. We are fortunate to have such a strong brotherhood under the badge. Now that the suspects are in custody I want to announce that Deputy Jason Weber, a dedicated Deputy Sheriff for seven years was the Deputy who is the victim of this brutal shooting. Deputy Weber is with his family at Oregon Health Sciences University currently undergoing surgery under the care of seven physicians and is in serious but stable condition. The family knows that the thoughts and prayers of the community go out to them at this difficult time. It is the request of Deputy Weber's family that all contact related to Deputy Weber's condition be directed to the Klamath County Sheriff's Office."

The Major Crime team is still attempting to locate a vehicle associated with the shooting, a 1989 Jeep Cherokee Oregon Vehicle Plate Number ZFQ 270. A picture of a similar looking vehicle is provided with this news release.

Any further information the public has about this this investigation should be routed to the Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at 541-883-5334.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police, Klamath County Community Corrections, and Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

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Update: Driver Cited in Connection to August 12th Serious Injury Bicycle-Involved Crash on Highway 126 east of Powell Butte
Oregon State Police - 08/28/14
A Powell Butte man was cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) following an investigation into an August 12, 2014 serious injury bicycle-involved traffic crash that occurred along Highway 126 east of Powell Butte in Crook County.

On August 27, 2014, OSP cited NORMAN CHADWICK, age 44, from Powell Butte, for Unsafe Passing of a Person Operating a Bicycle. ORS 811.065 (Unsafe Passing of a Person Operating a Bicycle) states "The driver of a motor vehicle may only pass a person operating a bicycle by driving to the left of the bicycle at a safe distance and returning to the lane of travel once the motor vehicle is safely clear of the overtaken bicycle. For the purposes of this paragraph, a 'safe distance' means a distance that is sufficient to prevent contact with the person operating the bicycle if the person were to fall into the driver's lane of traffic."

On August 12, at approximately 4:44 p.m., FREDERICK BOUWMAN, age 53, from Ontario, Canada, was riding a KOGA Miyata bicycle westbound along the paved shoulder of Highway 126 near milepost 9 when he was struck from behind by the right front quarter panel and side mirror of a westbound 2003 GMC Sierra pickup driven by CHADWICK.

BOUWMAN was ejected from his bicycle and seriously injured. He was transported by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend where he was being treated for serious non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

Previously released information:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/08_13_2014_seriousinj_bike_hwy126_mp9.aspx.

With Labor Day holiday approaching, OSP urges all drivers to be alert for bicyclists and other vulnerable highway users. When approaching from behind, make sure there is adequate room to safely pass on the left of the bicyclist(s).

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Update #2: Suspect Arrested in Relation to Shooting of Klamath County Deputy: Vehicle Still Not Found (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/28/14
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The following is an updated news release from Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge:

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Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge announced this morning that the Klamath County Major Crime has arrested William Jack Parkerson on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder with a Firearm and Assault in the First Degree with a Firearm.

The Major Crime team is still attempting to locate a vehicle associated with the shooting: 1989 Jeep Cherokee Oregon Vehicle Plate Number ZFQ 270.

Any information or tips regarding this investigation should be routed to the Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at 541-883-5334.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police, Klamath County Community Corrections, and Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

** Previously released information **

On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, a Klamath County Sherriff's Office Deputy while conducting a traffic stop on Bisbee Street in Klamath Falls was shot in the face and side. The Deputy has been transported to Oregon Health Sciences University hospital that specializes in head trauma. The Deputy remains stable at this time. All media inquires related to the Deputy's condition should be referred to the Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team has been activated and the investigation is ongoing. The suspect is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. The public is warned not to approach the person of interest or the vehicle and to please call 911.

The Major Crime team is seeking a person of interest identified as William Jack Parkerson, age 30. Parkerson is a white male approximately 5' 11" and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He is bald and has a chest tattoo that reads "Norte" and an abdomen tattoo that reads "Under no Law/United Nortenos Locos." Photograph of Parkerson is provided with this release.

The Major Crime team is also attempting to locate a vehicle associated with the shooting: 1989 Jeep Cherokee Oregon Vehicle Plate Number ZFQ 270. A photograph of similar looking vehicles provided with this release.

Any information or tips regarding this investigation should be routed to the Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at 541-883-5334.

Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah said, "Everyday the dedicated men and women of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office go out to protect our community. Today is a sad day, a dedicated Sheriff's Deputy was shot in the face and side during a vehicle stop. Fortunately, he is stable at this time and has been transported to Oregon Health Sciences University. The family of the injured Deputy and the employees of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office want to thank all the members of the Major Crime Team and all public safety agencies in Klamath County. The Deputy is supported by the brotherhood of the law enforcement community that have come to assist in locating the suspect. I'd like to thank the Jackson, Modoc, and Siskiyou County Sheriff's Offices, California Highway Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Federal Marshall Service, and Air Medical Services (Emergency Airlift)."

The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police, Klamath County Community Corrections, and Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

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08/27/14
Springfield ramp remains closed (Photo)
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 08/27/14
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The exit ramp from westbound OR 126 (Eugene-Springfield Hwy.) remains closed while crews continue to try to reload a 69 ton turbine onto the trailer that it was on when the trailer flipped earlier today. As soon as the equipment is reloaded, the ramp can reopen. If reloading is not possible, the turbine will be situated in a safe place and the ramp will be reopened. There is no estimate on how long the process may take. Motorists are being directed to Mohawk Blvd. and back to 42nd during the closure.


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Marion County Sheriff's Office Receives Stamp of Approval From Oregon Accreditation Alliance (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/27/14
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Today the Marion County Sheriff's Office was awarded a certificate of Accreditation from the Oregon Accreditation Alliance. Executive Director Ed Boyd presented Sheriff Jason Myers with the certificate at today's Marion County Board of Commissioners session.
"The Oregon Accreditation Alliance exists to improve the quality of law enforcement agencies in the State of Oregon and ultimately the quality of services provided to the citizens of this state.

The Oregon Accreditation Alliance was formed in April 2001. It was created under the direction and authority of the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police, the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association, and the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials. The Alliance mutually supports and endorses the continued improvement of law enforcement and emergency communications services by establishing professional standards of accountability, management, and operations."

Mr. Boyd commended the Sheriff's Office for its completion of this rigorous process that began in 2008. The process required the Sheriff's Office to overhaul its policies, procedures and common practices to come into line with a standard set by OAA and its processes. Mr. Boyd publicly commended Sergeant James Krieger and his team who over saw the process to its completion.

Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers stated, "This was a process that we embarked upon to ensure that our policies and procedures reflect best practices and stand up to the high expectations of our community. We are very proud to have met the OAA accreditation standards, and I'd like to acknowledge all of the work of the Sheriff's Office team members that helped us reach this status. This was no small feat. I'm confident the return on the investment of the time and effort will be great in terms of policy clarity, transparency, and keeping this office current on professional standards."

The Sheriff's Office will now be audited by OAA every three years in order to maintain its accreditation. To learn more about the accreditation process please head over to http://www.oracall.org/whyaccred.html


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PIO Change for 08/29 through 09/05
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/27/14
MCSO will be operating with backup PIO's from 08/29 through 09/05. All media inquires must go through the PIO line at 503-584-6276 or (503)-584-MCSO.
Acting Public Information Officer Contact Information for THURSDAY, AUGUST 28
Oregon State Police - 08/27/14
On THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Lieutenant Steve Mitchell will be acting Public Information Officer for Oregon State Police. During this period, Lieutenant Mitchell may be contacted at:

Office: (541) 888-2677
Email: Steve.J.Mitchell@state.or.us (receives also on his cell phone)

Please note that Lieutenant Mitchell has other assigned duties and his response may be slightly delayed. We appreciate the media's patience during this period.

Lieutenant Hastings will resume PIO duties after 5:00 p.m.

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Traffic Safety Reminders to Kickoff Football Game Day Travel
Oregon State Police - 08/27/14
The 2014 football season kicks off this weekend for both University of Oregon (UO) and Oregon State University (OSU), so the Oregon State Police (OSP) and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) urge football fans and other game day travelers to start planning now for the upcoming season.

According to ODOT, an estimated 30,000 additional vehicles converge on Interstate 5 and roads leading to Eugene and Corvallis when home games occur on the same day for UO and OSU, as is the case for their first games this Saturday, August 30. Even though kickoffs are scheduled at different times, traffic heading south to Eugene may encounter departure traffic from Corvallis with possible heavy congestion between Albany and Eugene. The extra traffic will also join Labor Day holiday weekend travelers, affecting travel time and increasing the potential for highway incidents and crashes.

According to Corvallis Police Department, approximately 80 percent of traffic leaving the Corvallis area after a home football game does so by traveling east or west on Philomath Boulevard, and it typically takes 2 - 3 hours to facilitate traffic flow after games. Game day changes for the Corvallis area will again include:

* Signal timing adjustment on Highway 34 to allow more traffic to pass through intersections.
* After an OSU game, motorists at the South Bypass will be restricted from turning west into town but will enjoy a dedicated right turn lane to travel east onto Highway 34.
* Motorists on the Van Buren Bridge traveling east on Highway 34 will not have to stop at the intersection.

In Eugene/Springfield area:

* Construction at the I-5/Randy Pape Beltline interchange has resulted in a significant change to the southbound Exits 195 A and B. Motorists should carefully read the signs preceding the exit.
* The Pioneer Parkway exit ramp from eastbound Highway 126 (Officer Chris Kilcullen Memorial Highway) will be closed for approximately 90 minutes after an Oregon game. Motorists traveling eastbound on Highway 126 are encouraged to take the Mohawk Boulevard exit and use Q Street to access north Springfield area.
* After Labor Day, highway construction work on Interstate 5 south of Cottage Grove will reduce traffic to a single lane in each direction for ten weeks. During that period, motorists should plan extra travel time and anticipate congestion and delays during peak travel times, including game days.

OSP, ODOT, and local law enforcement partners offer these simple safety tips and reminders:

* Start putting together your traveling game plan now before the season starts
* On game day: leave early, be patient and alert so you can react to sudden stops in traffic, quick lane changes by other vehicles, and leave plenty of distance between you and others on the road
* Keep current on road and travel conditions by visiting TripCheck.com, calling 5-1-1, and listening for radio traffic-related news and updates
* Drivers: avoid distractions and leave talking or texting on mobile devices in the hands of your passengers
* Buckle up every trip, every time
* Have a sober, rested driver behind the wheel of your vehicle before and after the game

State, county and city police along with ODOT encourage reporting any possible intoxicated or dangerous drivers by calling 9-1-1 or OSP dispatch at 800-24DRUNK (800-243-7865).

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Correction: Klamath County Deputy Shot, Injured; Search for Suspect and Vehicle Ongoing in Klamath Falls Area
Oregon State Police - 08/27/14
Correction: Should have read "On Wednesday, August 27"

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The following is a news release prepared by Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge:

On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, a Klamath County Sherriff's Office Deputy while conducting a traffic stop on Bisbee Street in Klamath Falls was shot in the face and side. The deputy has been transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center and at this time is stable.

The Klamath County Major Crime has been activated and the investigation is on going.

The suspect is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. The public is warned not to approach the vehicle and to please call 911.

The vehicle containing the suspect is believed to be driving a black 1989 Jeep Cherokee Oregon license plate ZFQ 270.

Any information or tips regarding this investigation should be routed to the Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at 541-883-5334.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police, Klamath County Community Corrections, and Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

No other information for release at this time. Updates will be provided when approved for release.

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LSTA Advisory Council meeting at Oregon State Library, 9/12/14
Oregon State Library - 08/27/14
The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council will meet on September 12, 2014 at the Oregon State Library in Room 103 at 9:00 am. The Council will consider full proposals submitted for LSTA FFY 2015 grants, and develop recommendations to the State Library Board of Trustees on the funding of project. The Council will also consider reports on digitization, and the Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee.

The LSTA Advisory Council has the primary responsibility for advising the State Library Board on the use of Federal funds appropriated under the Library Services and Technology Act. The Council is comprised of 13 members representing different types of libraries, and citizens representing various library user groups. Ms. Wyma Rogers is the Council Chair. Open forum time is 1:00 pm, when any individual may address the LSTA Advisory Council.

For more information or call-in information, contact Susan Westin, Program Manager, Library Support and Development Services and Talking Book and Braille Library Divisions (503) 378-5435, or Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator, (503) 378-5027. Sign language interpretation will be provided if requested 48 hours before the meeting. Notice prior to 72 hours before the meeting is preferred. Alternate format handouts of meeting materials may also be requested prior to 72 hours before the meeting. Requests may be made to Ferol Weyand at (503) 378-2525.



LSTA Advisory Council
September 12, 2014
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oregon State Library, Meeting Room 103
250 Winter St., Salem, OR
Ms. Susan Lindauer, Vice-Chair

AGENDA

9:00 a.m.* Welcome and introductions

9:10 Housekeeping - Ferol Weyand

9:15 Review proceedings of the last meeting - May 8-9, 2014

9:25 Staff reports:
1. Update on Oregon State Library - MaryKay Dahlgreen
2. Update on Answerland - MaryKay Dahlgreen
3. Digital Collection task force's recommendations - Arlene Weible
4. Update from the Statewide Database Licensing Advisory Committee - Carol Dinges
5. FFY 2014 financial overview and draft budget plan for FFY 2015 - Susan Westin
6. Report from LSTA Procedures Committee - Ann Reed

10:25 Election of officers for coming year - Chair, Vice-Chair,

10:35 Break

10:55 Review grant scoring - Ann Reed

11:00 Review of and scoring of grants

12:00 Working lunch and break

12:25 Review of and scoring of grants continued

1:00 p.m. Open forum
(Any individual may address the LSTA Advisory Council at this time. Speakers are requested to furnish 15 typewritten copies of their text to the Council Chair.)

1:05 Review of and scoring of grants continued

1:45 Discussion of statewide projects

2:20 Discussion of grant guidelines for FFY 2016 / Discussion on determining funding ratios and priorities for FFY 2016 (e.g. statewide vs. individual project funding, emphasis on a goal, inviting replication, recommending special requests to Board)

3:00 Break

3:20 Presentation of ranked grant applications
Decision-making about recommendations for grant applications and LSTA program for FFY 2015

3:40 Presentation of recommendations to the State Library Board

3:50 Plans for the year's meetings of the Council in Salem - May and Sept.2015

4:00 Recognition of members whose terms expire

4:15 Suggest potential new Council members

4:30 Adjourn

*all times except public forum are approximate
New Traffic Signal Set To Be Turned On Tomorrow (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/27/14
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Marion County Public Works and their contractor, North Santiam Paving, are scheduled to turn on the new traffic signal at the Ward Drive/Fisher Road/Meadow Park Loop intersection in northeast Salem sometime late morning Thursday, August 28, 2014.

In addition, new right turn lanes will be available to motorists and modifications to the traffic signal at the Ward Drive and Lancaster Drive intersection will allow eastbound motorists to make a free right turn when facing a green right arrow indication. Due to project clean-up and a few minor items that are not yet complete, the contractor will still be working in the area intermittently.

The public's patience during the construction of this needed safety and congestion project has been greatly appreciated. The Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team reminds the driving public to pay careful attention to all new and modified traffic control devices for their own safety as well as the safety of others around them.


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Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 101 McCullough Bridge in North Bend (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/27/14
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Three people were injured Tuesday afternoon during a multi-vehicle traffic crash that closed the Highway 101 McCullough Bridge in North Bend for over two hours.

On August 26, 2014 at approximately 1:51 p.m., two passenger vehicles, a utility truck, and a commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer were stopped in a line of northbound traffic at a stop signal on the north end of McCullough Bridge. A 2006 Kenworth truck pulling a loaded log trailer operated by RICHARD C. WILSON, age 57, from Bandon, approached from behind and failed stop in time, crashing into the rear of the semi-trailer leading to a chain-reaction crash.

WILSON was trapped inside as the logs shifted forwarded into the back of the truck. He was extricated by North Bay Rural Fire Protection District personnel and transported by Bay Cities Ambulance to Bay Area Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A driver of one of the passenger vehicles received minor injury but declined medical transport. The driver of the other passenger vehicle was transported to Bay Area Hospital with minor injuries.

All vehicle occupants were using safety restraints.

The logs were transferred to another log truck before both commercial trucks and trailers were towed from the scene.

OSP troopers from the Coos Bay Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Fred Dunlap is the lead investigator.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by Coos County Sheriff's Office, North Bend Police Department, and ODOT. Travel lanes in both directions were closed over 2 hours. Southbound traffic was re-routed.

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Wiseman Island Fire (Photo)
Jefferson Fire Dist. - 08/27/14
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On Tuesday, August 25, 2014 at 11:28 a.m. Jefferson Fire District was dispatched to 6398 Colgan Rd SE, Marion, Oregon for a fire that appeared to be on Wiseman Island. Upon arrival Incident Commander Jon Zeilman confirmed the fire was burning on Wiseman Island. The island is surrounded by the Santiam River. The fire was on the riverbank but had not crossed the river. The island is owned by Oregon Fish and Wildlife. Incident Commander Zielman contacted Fish and Wildlife to inform them that the island was on fire and the fire could not be reached. Fish and Wildlife said to let the fire burn, however Jefferson Fire District will continue to monitor the burn. The burn could last for several days and heavy smoke is present at this time.

There are no structures threatened. There are no injuries to report. Stayton Fire District also assisted with the call.

Jefferson Fire District wanted to inform the public especially those who live around the Jefferson, Marion area to expect smoke for several days.


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2nd Alarm Structure Fire in Lebanon (Photo)
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 08/27/14
A Lebanon firefighter exits the shop shortly after the fire was controlled.
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This morning shortly before 6:00 a.m. A passerby discovered a chicken coop on fire at 40487 Snow Peak Dr.. The passerby alerted the property owners who then reported the fire. When firefighters from the Lebanon Fire District arrived, the fire had spread from the chicken coop to a shop on neighboring property. Incident Command called for a 2nd alarm. Because of the remote rural setting Incident Command also requested a strike team of Water Tenders. A total of 18 apparatus and 45 people responded to the fire. Albany Fire, Scio-Crabtree Fire, Brownsville Fire, Sweet Home Fire, and Oregon Department of Forestry all provided mutual aid.

The fire was brought under control at approximately 7:00 a.m.. There were no human casualties, however, 1 chicken and approximately 15 to 20 doves and pigeons were killed by the blaze.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation although early indicators point to an electrical failure in the chicken coop.

Damage to the chicken coop is estimated at $1,500, a total loss. Damage to the shop and contents is estimated to be approximately $75,000.

All photos courtesy of Jon Davis - Lebanon Fire District

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Closure extended in Springfield ramp incident
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 08/27/14
ODOT is closing 42nd Street in Springfield on each side of OR 126 (Eugene-Springfield Hwy.), where an overturned semi-trailer, with a 69 ton turbine secured to it, continues to block the westbound freeway exit ramp. Southbound motorists on 42nd Street will be detoured onto Mohawk Blvd., and northbound motorists will be detoured onto Olympic Street. The closure is a precaution in the event that the turbine should break loose from the trailer and roll downhill toward 42nd Street. In addition, ODOT will be building a berm of gravel on the downhill side of the turbine to prevent it from rolling, should it break free. A specialized crane is approximately a half-hour away, but assessment by crane operators and the removal process could keep the ramp closed much of today. For an explanation of why clearing the ramp is a lengthy process, please reference the attached ODOT flyer.


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Industrial equipment blocks Springfield ramp (Photo)
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 08/27/14
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A large piece of industrial equipment, still secured to its trailer, continues to block the exit ramp from westbound OR 126 (Eugene-Springfield Hwy.) to 42nd Street in Springfield. The equipment is a turbine measuring approximately 50 feet long and nearly 19 feet high, and weighing nearly 69 tons. The turbine was being hauled from Kansas to a facility in Springfield and was about a mile from its destination when the trailer rolled onto its side while exiting on the ramp. The semi tractor remains upright. A specialized crane will be needed to off-load the turbine before the trailer can be righted and removed from the ramp. The ramp will likely be closed much of today. Motorists are being detoured west to Mohawk Blvd., then turned back toward 42nd Street.


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Today's Oregon State Fair Highlights: Mini cows in costume, seed spitting contest, and meet a baby lion
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/27/14
DAILY DEAL: Hump Day BOGO - Patrons will receive a coupon for free admission that can be used Thursday through Labor Day.

HEADLINING CONCERT: 6:45 p.m., The Newsboys, L.B. Day Amphitheater. COST: Limited free general admission seating or $20 for VIP seats.

MEET BABY LION NIKITA: The newest member of A Walk on the Wild Side exotic animal exhibit in Familyville is here and available for photos! Baby Nakita is a rare Barbary Lion that is considered extinct in the wild.

MINIATURE HEREFORD CATTLE COSTUME CONTEST: 1 p.m., Forster Livestock Pavilion. Exhibitors, youth and adult alike, love to get creative in dressing up their Miniature Herefords, the smallest of the cattle breeds.

WATERMELON SEED SPITTING CONTEST: 12:30 p.m., Creative and Artistic Stage, Jackman-Long Building. Fairgoers can test their spitting skills and win great prizes at the Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest, an annual tradition sponsored by Hermiston-based Walchli Farms.

MILK MUSTACHE CONTEST: 5 p.m., Creative and Artistic Stage, Jackman-Long Building. The Oregon Dairy Products Commission provides the milk; contestants provide the mustache! Space is limited to the first 20 contestants; sign-up begins at 3:30 p.m. The State Dairy Princess Ambassador will select the winning mustache, and all participants receive a prize and special award.


CONTACT: Amber Lindsey, (503) 730-8157, amber@amberlindseypr.com

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The 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.
08/26/14
Lebanon Fire District responds to Brush/Field fire
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 08/26/14
9 units and 14 Firefighters responded to a fire in a wheat stubble field that had progressed into the brush and an adjacent field. The fire south of 33695 Tennessee Road was started when a flail chopper hit a rock causing sparks that ignited the stubble. The fire was reported at 14:46 and first arriving units at 14:52 found a 3 acre fire that was moving moderately driven by 5 mph winds. The 9 Lebanon units assisted by a neighboring farm vehicle had the fire contained and under control by 15:10 and remained on scene until 16:32 mopping up. No injuries or damage reported. There was no monetary loss.
Fire season, sustaining working forests on Forestry Board's Sept. 3 agenda
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/26/14
The Oregon Board of Forestry will receive an update on the severe 2014 wildfire season, hear from a governor's advisor on a new financial incentive for private forest landowners, and take up other key issues when it meets Sept. 3. The meeting is open to the public.

The board meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Tillamook Room, Administration Building (C), at the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) headquarters, 2600 State St., in Salem. A general public comment period is scheduled near the start of the meeting. Public comment on specific agenda items will be received as the board takes them up. Agenda materials are available at: www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/board/index.aspx, under the 2014 meeting link.

The Sept. 3 meeting agenda includes:

ALTERNATIVE FOREST MANAGEMENT PLANS - A board subcommittee will present progress to date in evaluating alternative forest management plan options for northwestern Oregon state forests. At the subcommittee's direction, ODF staff have been exploring alternative plan options that would ensure financial viability for the State Forests Division and increase conservation outcomes on the 615,000 acres of state-owned forestland in the region.

FIRE SEASON UPDATE - ODF fire managers will provide a status report on the 2014 wildfire season. It has been a busy summer, with several fire team deployments to large incidents. The number of acres burned to date is triple the 10-year average for the private and public lands protected by the department.

WORKING FORESTS AND FARMS FINANCE INITIATIVE - Tom Tuchmann, president of Portland-based U.S. Forest Capital and Gov. John Kitzhaber's advisor on forestry and conservation finance, will present a brief overview of a new financial initiative focused on sustaining working forests and farms.

FOREST LANDOWNER VIABILITY - ODF staff will update the board on the Forest Landowner Viability work plan, and seek approval to conduct additional research on three topics:
1. Small-diameter wood and cross-laminated timber
2. Pathways for non-timber forest products and other markets
3. Finished product export markets
An advisory panel, the Forest Landowner Viability Work Group, has investigated an array of potential concepts that could be implemented to enhance markets for landowners and the forest industry.

FOREST PRACTICES ACT COMPLIANCE AUDIT - ODF staff will present findings of the Forest Practices Act Compliance Audit Monitoring Report conducted by a private contractor in 2013. The audit evaluated forest operators' compliance with rules for harvesting, road building and road maintenance.

RIPARIAN RULE ANALYSIS WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS - Staff will present draft proceedings from a June workshop that addressed a rule analysis for streamside protection standards on small and medium fish-bearing streams. The board will identify next steps and a pathway forward on the rule analysis process. The rule analysis is being conducted to ensure that Forest Practices Act rules meet Oregon's criterion for protecting cold water in light of available scientific information.

ANNUAL FOREST HEALTH REPORT 2013 - The board will receive an update on the Forest Invasive Species program, a part of the department's Annual Forest Health report. The update will include review of Oregon's Most Unwanted (for early detection and rapid response) and Oregon's Most In Need of Control (for management and containment) forest invasive species lists as well as an overview of activities of the Oregon Invasive Species Council.

SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERAL FORESTS - Subcommittee Chair Nils Christoffersen and ODF staff will give a short update on progress of the approved federal forest work plan. The board subcommittee focuses on issues of federal forest policy with an aim to help the board connect with the governor's office, Oregon's congressional delegation and the legislature on this topic.

EXECUTIVE SESSION - The board will meet in executive session to discuss the state forester's annual performance review.

SPECIAL NEEDS
Accommodations for people with disabilities, and special materials, services or assistance can be arranged by calling the department's Public Affairs Office at least 48 hours in advance, at 503-945-7200.

ABOUT THE BOARD
The Board of Forestry consists of seven citizens nominated by the governor and confirmed by the Oregon Senate. Responsibilities include appointing the state forester, setting management direction for state-owned forests, adopting rules governing timber harvest and other practices on private forestland, and promoting sustainable management of Oregon's 30 million-acre forestland base.

More information on the board is available at www.oregonforestry.gov.

ODF is on Facebook and other social media sites, accessible at: www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/odfsocialmedia.aspx
PHOTO RELEASE: Oregon National Guard CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package conducts evaluation exercise at Camp Rilea (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/26/14
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Oregon Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Daniel Gates, a medic with the Search and Extraction team of Oregon's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), practices breaching concrete using a jackhammer, during the unit's annual certification training exercise, Aug. 24, at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore. The mission of the Oregon National Guard's CERFP is to provide immediate response capability to the governor including incident site search capability of damaged buildings, rescuing trapped casualties, providing decontamination, performing medical triage and initial treatment to stabilize patients for transport to medical facilities, and remains recovery. The unit is required to recertify every two years. (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Visitors from first-responder agencies, city and local government, visit the evaluation exercise for the Oregon National Guard's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore., Aug. 25. Approximately 200 Oregon Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen participated in the exercise, practicing incident site search and rescue, medical triage, and decontamination. In 2013, the unit worked alongside the Hawaii National Guard CERFP during the Vigilant Guard Exercise held in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Oregon Army National Guard Capt. Thanh Vo (right), Search and Extraction Commander for Oregon's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP), briefs Mr. Hiroshi Furusawa, Japanese Consul General, during a tour of the unit's annual certification training exercise, Aug. 25, at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore. Mr. Furusawa and his Vice Consul, Mr. Masahiro Tanaka, (far left), toured the facilities' new "rubble pile", which is also available to civilian first-responder and search and rescue teams. (Photo by Master Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)

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Citizen-Soldiers of the Oregon National Guard's CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) decontamination element, prepare for the unit's annual certification training exercise, Aug. 25, at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore. The mission of the Oregon National Guard's CERFP is to provide immediate response capability to the governor including incident site search capability of damaged buildings, rescuing trapped casualties, providing decontamination, performing medical triage and initial treatment to stabilize patients for transport to medical facilities, and remains recovery. The unit is required to recertify every two years. (Photo by Spc. Alisha Grezlik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs)


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Sheriff's Office Steps Up Patrols for Labor Day and School Zones
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/26/14
The Linn County Sheriff's Office is partnering with the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation to provide enhanced traffic enforcement in Linn County. The ODOT Three Flags grant started on August 25, 2014, and continues through September 7, 2014.

Deputies will be looking for proper use of safety belts and child restraints in vehicles. Consistent vehicle restraint use is the single most effective way to protect occupants from crash injury or death, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

With Labor Day approaching, Sheriff Bruce Riley would like to remind everyone to drive safe this holiday weekend. With the increased number of vehicles on the roadway, please make sure you are well rested and alert as you drive. Make sure you and your passengers are buckled up before you start your trip. Please observe the speed limits and follow the rules of the road. Avoid dangerous distractions such as cell phone usage while you drive. If you plan to consume alcohol, use a designated driver.

Also, the start of school is right around the corner. Deputies will be conducting extra patrols in school zones throughout the county. Be aware of the reduced school speed zones, bus stops and pedestrian crosswalks. Please help us make the start of this school year safe for everyone.
Wells Fargo launches startup accelerator for financial services-inspired tech innovators
Wells Fargo - 08/26/14
Wells Fargo is accepting applications now through October 1 from young companies interested in joining the new Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, a semiannual boot camp for innovators whose technology ideas in payments, deposits, fraud, operations and other fields could shape future customer experiences in financial services.

Wells Fargo will make a direct equity investment of $50,000 to $500,000 in each selected start-up. The Startup Accelerator also will provide business planning expertise to firms in the six-month program, which is designed to continuously attract innovative ideas and stoke innovation across the Wells Fargo enterprise.

Company subject matter experts and purchasing managers will offer workshops and individual coaching to the firms. Successful companies might become vendors to Wells Fargo.

"For Wells Fargo to work on big ideas and spark innovators inside our organization, we need to expand our access to new ideas at the edges of our industry," said Steve Ellis, executive vice president and head of Wholesale Services at Wells Fargo.

Ellis noted that in 1995, Wells Fargo was the first major financial services company in the U.S. to give customers free Internet access to account balances. Wells Fargo also was first to offer a mobile service for businesses in 2007, he added.

"The Startup Accelerator adds a new cylinder to our corporate innovation engine," said Ellis. "We're taking a proven business model from the venture capital community and repurposing it as a strategy for connecting with start-ups whose ideas and growth prospects could add value to our business and our customers."

Three innovative companies already have been selected and funded to pilot the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator. They are:

Zumigo, San Jose, California: A developer of mobile services using a unique combination of location and mobile identity technologies to secure commerce and enable mobile marketing.

EyeVerify, Kansas City, Kansas: The creator of EyePrint ID that transforms a picture of your eye into a key that protects your digital life.

Kasisto, New York: The builder of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technology that improves the consumer experience on mobile devices through intelligent conversation.

In addition to these three firms, the Startup Accelerator will give 10 to 20 young companies each year the opportunity to develop and refine products in a collaborative environment. Applications will be accepted twice per year, with a deadline of October 1 for this fall's program. A Wells Fargo investment committee comprised of senior technology, venture banking, and innovation leaders will evaluate candidates and select participants. Prospects can learn more and apply online at https://accelerator.wellsfargo.com.

"We're interested in any technology that could be used by an institution like Wells Fargo to better serve our customers or operate our business," Ellis said. "Analytics, big data, mobile, security, and infrastructure are all important to us. We're looking to engage with innovators beyond the edge of our own creative enterprise."

Wells Fargo Wholesale Banking operates 50-plus lines of business serving U.S. middle-market and large corporates with annual sales of $20 million and higher. Among the products and business segments are Middle Market Commercial Banking, including a growing technology practice group, Government and Institutional Banking, Corporate Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Treasury Management, Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Insurance, International, Real Estate Capital Markets, Commercial Mortgage Servicing, Corporate Trust, Equipment Finance, Wells Fargo Securities, Principal Investments, Asset Backed Finance, and Asset Management.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.6 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, 12,500 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy.
Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 82 near Enterprise in Wallowa County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/26/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Tuesday morning's single vehicle fatal traffic crash on Highway 82 south of Enterprise that resulted in the death of an adult female from Enterprise.

According to Sergeant Kyle Hove, on August 26, 2014, between the hours of 12 midnight and 3:27 a.m., a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by KAREN MARIE ROOT, age 50, from Enterprise, was northbound on Highway 82 near milepost 68 when, for unknown reasons, it traveled off the roadway in a section where it is curved with narrow shoulders and rolled before coming to rest. ROOT was ejected and found near where the vehicle came to rest.

OSP troopers from Enterprise and La Grande offices are continuing the investigation. ROOT was not wearing safety restraints.

OSP was assisted by Wallowa County Sheriff Office's, ODOT, Enterprise Fire Department, and Wallowa County Ambulance. Traffic was detoured around the scene onto a nearby secondary road during the duration of the investigation.

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Nominees announced for WOU's board of trustees
Western Oregon University - 08/26/14
Governor John Kitzhaber has just nominated the inaugural board of trustees of Western Oregon University (WOU) to the Oregon State Senate. WOU becomes an independent public university, effective July 1, 2015. Governing board members are expected to be confirmed by the Oregon state senate in September 2014.

"I am delighted at the accomplished men and women nominated as they possess the diversity of experiences which is Western. This board will provide expertise and vision in their governance of WOU that is focused on the success of Western and our students. All of these individuals have direct or indirect ties to Western and are committed to a quality education for all Oregonians. The new governance board will assume official duties and responsibilities on July 1, 2015," said WOU President Mark Weiss. "I am proud to announce the governor's nominees."

Jaime Arredondo's first exposure to higher education was through his participation in Western Oregon University's Latino Mentor Program; graduating among the inaugural class at McKay High School. Arredondo serves as secretary-treasurer for Oregon's Farmworker Union and largest Latino organization, Pineros Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN). In addition to these responsibilities, he serves Oregon's youth and families through his participation on the State of Oregon Youth Development Council, the Marion County Commission for Children and Families, Partners for Hunger-Free Oregon, and the Oregon Community Foundation Latino Partnership Project. A first-generation college student, Arredondo completed his bachelor's degree at Willamette University and is a graduate student at Oregon State University. Arredondo said, "Getting appointed to WOU's Board of Trustees would be an absolute privilege and opportunity. I've seen first-hand what an education at WOU can do for an individual, a family, and a community."



James M. Baumgartner, alumnus of Western Oregon University, has been a trustee on the WOU Foundation Board since 2012, and is currently its chair. He served on the Executive Committee of the Oregon Consular Corps for five years, serving as dean in 2008, and was appointed as the Honorary Consul of Canada in Oregon in 2005. He continues a 28-year partnership with the law firm of Black Helterline LLP in Portland, serving as its managing partner from 2001-05. Baumgartner has also been nominated to the State Board of Higher Education, which for the remainder of this academic year will provide governance to the four technical and regional universities of Oregon. Baumgartner obtained a bachelor's degree from WOU and a J.D. from Willamette University College of Law.



Major General Daniel R. Hokanson is The Adjutant General, Oregon. His responsibilities include the Oregon National Guard and Office of Emergency Management as well as the Governor's Homeland Security Advisor. Hokanson received an engineering degree from West Point, and has earned multiple masters degrees in international security and strategic studies. The general's combat deployments include Operations JUST CAUSE, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM, commanding the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Iraq and serving as chief of staff for Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix in Afghanistan. Expressing his desire to serve at WOU, Hokanson said, "In addition to my wife being a graduate of Western, the National Guard has a strong and enduring relationship with the university; and the university is a great supporter of the Oregon National Guard and all Veterans."



Ivan Hurtado, a 2006 alumnus of Western Oregon University, earned a bachelor's degree with a double major in economics and international studies. He is a recipient of WOU's Student Enrichment Program Student of the Year award. Hurtado is an underwriter for Farmers Insurance and serves Oregon youth through a volunteer directorship of Hillsboro Young Life, which supports the students of Hillsboro and Century High Schools who are often from low?income and/or underrepresented families. He is also a board member of Grace Extended Ministries International.



Gloria Ingle was raised on the reservation of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. Ingle completed a successful 30?year career in education, serving as both an elementary teacher and a K?12 principal receiving her special education and superintendent endorsements from the University of Alaska. She continues to serve the Confederated Tribes of Siletz as a council member and elder. With her expertise in education, she also contributes on curriculum review and accreditation committees. Ingle attended Western Oregon University before completing a degree from Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka, Alaska and a master's degree in educational leadership from the University of Alaska.



Cecelia 'Cec' Koontz has served WOU's Monmouth community as a city counselor since 2010, treasurer for the Monmouth?Independence Community Foundation, member of the Finance Committee of the Monmouth?Independence Chamber of Commerce, and is a panelist for the Oregon Arts Commission/Oregon Cultural Trust Grants programs. Koontz served on the Monmouth Economic Development Commission and as president for organizations such as the Pentacle Theatre and the Children's Education Theatre in Salem. In 2012, she was named the Monmouth?Independence Chamber of Commerce's First Citizen for her outstanding service to her community. Koontz is the business manager for the Central School District and obtained a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash.



Theodore R. "Ted" Kulongoski is the only governor in Oregon history to have served in all three branches of state government. While in private law practice, Kulongoski was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives (1975?78) and the State Senate (1978?83). In 1987, he was appointed Oregon insurance commissioner. Elected Oregon attorney general in 1992, he reformed the state juvenile justice system and created the Oregon Youth Authority. In 1997, he was elected to the Oregon Supreme Court, where he served until mid?2001. He was inaugurated as governor of Oregon in 2003 and was reelected in 2006. Kulongoski understands what it is like for students who face adversity. He spent his childhood in a Catholic boys' home from a very young age. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Kulongoski later received a bachelor's degree and a law degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia. Kulongoski said, "My interest in WOU is a reflection of my interest in higher education generally, especially public institutions of higher education. The Quality Education Model and the 40?40?20 goal are important to Oregon's future. We need to keep both our large universities and our small ones affordable for working-class students if Oregon is going to meet its aspirations for future economic development. I'm a big believer in small colleges and universities. They can be centers of excellence. They can be welcoming places especially for students who are the first in their families to attend college. They can foster a 'thinking life.' WOU can do all of that and I am delighted to be part of it."



Dr. John Minahan, former president of Western Oregon University, has served as both a teacher and educator in the field of higher education for more than 35 years. Prior to his arrival at WOU, he served as academic vice president at Xavier University. Minahan joined Western in 1986, serving as the dean of liberal arts and sciences until 1998 when he was appointed to the position of provost. In 2005, he was appointed president and retired from WOU in 2011 after completing 25 years of service. During his tenure at Western Oregon University, Minahan had the privilege of assisting WOU in its progression from a college of education to a comprehensive university offering degrees in the arts, business, sciences, social sciences, humanities and education. Minahan said that "having been educated at private colleges and universities and, having reported to governing boards at both private and public schools, I am familiar with the responsibilities of those who serve as university trustees. It will be my distinct privilege to serve as a trustee at WOU as the university enters its newest stage of development." Minahan holds a doctorate degree in philosophy from Georgetown University.



Dr. Jeanette Mladenovic has 27 years of experience in academic administration, having held positions as chair or chief of the Department of Medicine, dean for education, faculty and hospital affiliations, and director of research education and career development. She currently serves as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Oregon Health & Science University. Nationally, she has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Internal Medicine and is an active member of the American Board of Medical Specialties, the Association of Professors of Medicine and its Board, the American Society of Hematology, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Mladenovic said, "WOU is one of OHSU's nursing campuses, and as such, has provided me the opportunity to learn about the university's unique mission and programs. Its history of commitment to diverse communities of students makes it essential in the Oregon landscape of higher education. I would eagerly embrace the opportunity to participate in Western's future." Mladenovic obtained both her bachelor's degree and her medical degree from the University of Washington and earned a master's degree in business administration from the University of Miami, School of Business.



Lane Shetterly, alumnus of Western Oregon University, is a partner in the law firm Shetterly Irick and Ozias in Dallas, Ore. From 2004 through 2007, Shetterly was the director of the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD). Prior to his appointment, Shetterly served seven years in the Oregon Legislature, serving as speaker pro tem of the House from 2001 until he resigned to become director of DLCD. He is chair of the Oregon Law Commission, a position he has held since 1998, and was appointed by the governor in 2005 to serve as a representative from Oregon on the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. During his first session in the legislature, he was privileged to be the chief sponsor of HB 2364, which established WOU as a university. In 2010, he received the Henry and Helen Graven Award for his contributions to community, church and society from Wartburg College, Iowa, past recipients of which include Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Greg Mortensen. He was awarded the Western Oregon University Alumni Award of Excellence in 2004. Shetterly earned a bachelor's degree in education from WOU and a JD from Northwestern School of Law. Shetterly said, "It is my honor and my pleasure to receive appointment to the new Western Oregon University Board of Trustees."



Louis C. Taylor graduated with a degree in international business from WOU in 1998 and served his alma mater as a trustee on the WOU Foundation Board from 2000-10, acting as treasurer from 200709. He is an active member of the WOU Football Alumni Association and established the Louis Taylor Football Scholarship in 2004. Taylor was also selected as All American Athlete during his time at WOU. Beginning his career in finance with a private Wall Street based firm in Beaverton, Ore., and moving to Crown Capital Securities, L.P., serving as an independent financial advisor, in 2010, he formed Taylor Wealth Management where he currently serves as a senior financial advisor. He is also co-founder and chief operations officer for Zon Compounding, LLC. Taylor said, "WOU has played an instrumental part of my success in life. It was and is a university that gives individuals hope at furthering their education. My board experience speaks for itself; and the fact that WOU has been granted independent status makes me want to be an instrumental part of the new board, shaping the future of an institution that has shaped mine."



Dr. Cornelia Paraskevas, professor of English, has been teaching at WOU for 25 years. During her tenure, she has served as department chair, faculty senator, member of the Western Oregon University Faculty Union (WOUFT) bargaining team, writing coordinator, and editor of accreditation reports (1996 and 2013). In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Paraskevas actively serves Salem-Keizer schools conducting writing and language workshops for K-12 grades. In the early 2000s she helped develop a unique four-year partnership with the Oregon Department of Education. Through this partnership, WOU students enrolled in writing and education courses were given the opportunity to score essays written by K-12 grade students as part of the Oregon State test. She co-wrote Western's dual-credit partnership document with the Hillsboro School District, in support of the state's 40-40-20 initiative. Paraskevas said, "I am honored to serve on the board of trustees for Western Oregon University. I believe that as an independent institution, we need to position ourselves as the Liberal Arts alternative to high?price private institutions. To ensure our success, we will need to balance the focus and interests of our students, our institution, our faculty, and our continued service to Oregonians." Paraskevas earned her doctoral degree in linguistics from the University of Kansas.

Marshall Guthrie has served in higher education since 2003, joining WOU in 2010 and now serves as the director of WOU's Student Enrichment Program (SEP). Guthrie participated on the WOU Staff Senate for two years, serving as president in 2011?12. Guthrie is involved in his community, serving as a Monmouth city councilor, chair of the City of Monmouth Budget Committee, the Monmouth representative of the WIMPEG (Public, Education, Government) Broadcast Committee, and co?chair of the Ford Family Pathways Project - a community group focused on collaboration between the three local communities: WOU, Monmouth and Independence. He is currently serving as an appointed council member on the Monmouth City Council. His passion to serve students who are first?generation, low income, or disabled, and achieve the dream of a college education is evident in the passion he demonstrates in his work at WOU. Guthrie obtained a bachelor's degree from University of Iowa and a master's degree from University of Central Missouri.



Sofia Llamas anticipated graduation date is June 2017. Llamas embraces her Mexican heritage and actively participates in the MEChA club, Western's student organization that encourages the Chicano/Chicana students as they pursue their education. She is a recipient of the MEChA Outstanding Dedication to Education, Travel and Member Development award and will serve in the upcoming year as co?chair of the club and will also participate in the Ambassador's Program at WOU.
Update #2: Suspect Arrested in Attack, Stabbing of Commercial Truck Driver - Interstate 84 west of Ontario (Photo)
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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Malheur County District Attorney's Office, are continuing the investigation into the stabbing of a commercial truck driver Monday afternoon along Interstate 84 about fifteen miles west of Ontario. The suspect is in custody and was positively identified Tuesday morning. The truck driver, who was stabbed multiple times, is being treated at a Boise-area hospital.

On August 25, 2014 at approximately 12:09 p.m. (PST), OSP received a report of a stabbing along Interstate 84 eastbound near milepost 358. A commercial truck pulling two tanker trailers containing milk driven by CHARLES D. VANZANTE, age 63, from Jerome, Idaho, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 when, unprovoked, a Buick Lacrosse displaying Washington license plates driven by an adult male began ramming the truck's diesel tanks.

VANZANTE pulled the truck and trailers to the side of the road and stopped. The Buick's driver stopped the car against the side of the truck, got out and entered the truck where he stabbed VANZANTE multiple times.

The suspect fled up a hill south of the scene and then returned back to the truck where he briefly engaged in a second struggle with VANZANTE. He then was surrounded by several citizens outside the truck and convinced to stay as OSP troopers began arriving at the scene and took the suspect into custody at gunpoint.

An OSP lieutenant and trooper initiated emergency medical care on VANZANTE until relieved by medical responders. VANZANTE was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. His injuries were determined to be non-life threatening. He was stabbed multiple times in the chest and stomach area. The knife was recovered.

The suspect was lodged in the Malheur County Jail. Fingerprints positively identified him as DUSTIN LEROY ROTTER, age 28, with a last known address in Modesto, California. ROTTER was lodged on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. Additional charges may be pending. The vehicle was confirmed stolen out of Pasco, Washington, in a reported carjacking on August 24.

OSP Criminal Investigations Division detectives are continuing the investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Malheur County Sheriff's Office, Baker County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, Treasure Valley paramedics and Huntington ambulance.

Questions regarding an arraignment should be directed to the Malheur County District Attorney's Office.

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Back To School Prompts Safety Message From Deputies (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/26/14
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We all know that Labor Day signals that it's time to get back to the grind and back to school. Throughout the summer months Marion County Public Works has been working feverishly to upgrade several school zones with new signs and in some areas install flashing lights signaling the school zone.

Beginning Tuesday, September 2nd you can expect to see deputies with our Traffic Safety Team in several of these school zones. In addition to school zones, drivers are also reminded to watch for school buses flashing their lights to indicate they are stopping to load or unload students. The red flashing lights require that drivers traveling in both directions, on a road that is not physically divided, stop until the lights are turned off by the bus driver. Here are some more back to school safety tips!

* School safety is everyone's responsibility. Parents are encouraged to talk with their kids, reinforcing pedestrian safety rules:

* Never allow children under age 10 to cross streets alone. Adult supervision is essential until you are sure a child has developed safe traffic habits and judgment.

* Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings, using sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.

* Make sure children know to cross 10 feet in front of a school bus, never behind, and to wait for adults on the same side of the street as the school bus loading or unloading zone.

* Always cross at a corner, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Try to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. Do not assume that because you can see the driver, the driver can see you.

* Look left, right and left again when crossing, and keep looking as you cross. Walk, do not run, across the street.

* Be a safe pedestrian around cars; watch for cars that are turning or backing up.
Parents and kids should hold hands in parking lots.

* As the days get shorter kids should wear bright colored clothing, or clothing with reflective elements. Additionally a flashlight can be an excellent addition to any student who may be walking in the dark.

Parents, drivers and students are invited to join the Traffic Safety Team and Marion County Public Works in making this school year a safe one.


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New Q Corp Public Reports Include Medicare Data to Help Consumers Better Compare the Quality of Health Care in Oregon
Oregon Health Care Quality Corp. - 08/26/14
Reports released today are the first in the U.S. to include Medicare data as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Qualified Entity Certification Program

PORTLAND, ORE. (August 26, 2014) - The Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation (Q Corp) today released the nation's first public reports on the quality of local primary care that include data provided by Medicare through the Qualified Entity Certification Program, significantly expanding the information consumers can access about the quality of care in Oregon.

Published on Q Corp's Partner for Quality Care website, the reports enable Oregonians to compare how clinics perform in areas such as preventive care, chronic disease care and appropriate use of health care services. The new Medicare data permitted Q Corp to increase the number of clinics in its reports. For example, consumers can now compare the quality of care for heart disease provided by more than twice as many clinics as in the previous report.

Q Corp, a nonprofit organization, has been a leader in the local effort to provide the public with information about the quality of health care delivered in Oregon's clinics and hospitals. In 2008, Q Corp published the first public reports of health care quality for primary care clinics across the state. In recognition of this groundbreaking work, in 2012, Q Corp was one of the first three organizations in the U.S. selected as a Qualified Entity by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This designation permitted it to obtain fee-for-service (FFS) claims data submitted by Oregon clinics to Medicare. The new Medicare data offers information on the quality of health care provided to more than 350,000 Medicare members in Oregon.

"Our organization is dedicated to improving the quality and affordability of health care in Oregon by leading community collaborations and producing unbiased information," says Mylia Christensen, Executive Director at Q Corp. "We are delighted that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has joined our longstanding collaborative efforts so that we can now provide information on the care received by over 2.6 million Oregonians."

Q Corp's public reports on health care quality and utilization are based on claims data contributed by 12 of Oregon's largest health plans, the Oregon Health Authority's Division of Medical Assistance Programs, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This work is guided by a multi-stakeholder measurement and reporting committee that makes decisions about the methodology used to produce the reports. To be included in the report, a clinic must have at least three primary care providers and at least 30 patients who meet the strict criteria to be included in the measures of care. The addition of Medicare FFS claims data allows more clinics to meet the strict threshold of 30 patients in a measure.

Q Corp's public reporting program is also supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative, a program operating in 16 communities across the United States. Q Corp's national recognition also includes designation as a Chartered Value Exchange by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and membership in the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement.

For more information about the public reports available on the Partner for Quality Care website, visit www.PartnerforQualityCare.org. For more information about Q Corp, visit www.Q-Corp.org.

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The Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality and affordability of health care in Oregon by leading community collaborations and producing unbiased information. We work with the members of our community - including consumers, providers, employers, policymakers and health insurers - to improve the health of all Oregonians. For more information, visit www.Q-Corp.org.
Today's Oregon State Fair Highlights: Goat Milking Showdown and the Best of the Breads!
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/26/14
HEADLINING CONCERT: 7 p.m., David Spade, L.B. Day Amphitheater. COST: Limited free general admission seating or $35 for VIP seating.

BOB'S BEST HOME-BAKED BREAD CONTEST: 11:30 a.m., Creative and Artistic Stage, Jackman-Long Building. Bakers are encouraged to enter a fresh-from-the-oven loaf of yeast bread using Bob's Red Mill products. Entries will be accepted between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Staff from the Milwaukee-based mill will judge the entries, awarding cash prizes to 23 first-, second- and third-place winners.

OREGON LEGISLATIVE GOAT MILKING SHOWDOWN: 6 p.m., Forster Livestock Pavilion. Legislators from throughout the state will compete in a test of speed, accuracy and technique to see who can pump the most milk in the allotted time. Competing will be Sen. Peter Courtney, Rep. Vicki Berger, Rep. Betty Komp, Sen. Bill Hansell, Rep. Denyc Boles, Rep. Arnie Roblan and Rep. Val Hoyle.

CONTACT: Amber Lindsey, (503) 730-8157, amber@amberlindseypr.com

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The 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.
08/25/14
3 Juveniles Seriously Injured in Single Vehicle Crash - Highway 26 southeast of Madras in Jefferson County (Photo)
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Monday morning single vehicle traffic crash along Highway 26 about eight miles southeast of Madras. The crash resulted in serious injuries to three juveniles and the death of a dog.

On August 25, 2014 at approximately 3:29 a.m., a 2001 Toyota Camry driven by ROSEBUD WHIPPLE, age 16, from Warm Springs, was traveling westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 8 when it left the roadway and rolled several times. The vehicle came to rest off the highway on its top.

The driver and both passengers were seriously injured. The driver and passenger ANNALISE WHIPPLE, age 13, from Warm Springs, were transported by ground ambulance to St. Charles Hospital in Madras before both being transferred to OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland.

A second passenger, RHIENNA WOLFE, age 16, from Warm Springs, was transported by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.

A dog was found deceased inside the vehicle.

OSP collision reconstructionists, with the assistance of a Bend Police Department reconstructionist, are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Safety restraint use is not confirmed at this time.

OSP troopers from the Bend and Madras offices were assisted by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County EMS, Jefferson County Fire District #1, and ODOT.

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North Bend School District Special Board Meeting
North Bend Sch. Dist. - 08/25/14
A Special meeting of the North Bend School District #13 Board of Directors will be held Wednesday, August 27, 2014, beginning at 5:15 p.m. in the North Bend High School Multi-Purpose Room, 2323 Pacific Ave., North Bend, OR.

Agenda information can be found at www.nbend.k12.or.us
Train Collides With Semi in Southeast Marion County (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/25/14
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Today at 2:20 p.m., a semi-truck delivering cattle feed to a local farm was struck by a north bound Amtrak Train at a rail crossing on Duckflat Road SE near Pearson Road SE. According to the driver he did not see the train coming and began crossing at the intersection. When the driver finally saw the train he attempted to clear the tracks but it was too late.

The driver Lynn Simonds, age 64 of Salem was not injured and there are no injuries reported on the train. The train sustained damage during the crash but was able to continue on its trip to Portland. The semi-truck sustained heavy damage and will have Duckflat blocked over the next several hours while it is removed.

Mr. Simonds was cited for failing to obey a traffic control device. The speed limit for the tracks in this area is 70 miles per hour. The Sheriff's Office reminds drivers to always follow the posted signs at rail crossings and never proceed until you are certain the tracks are clear.


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Napa quake reminds Oregonians about importance of preparedness (Photo)
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Yesterday's earthquake in Napa is a reminder that we need to be prepared for earthquakes in Oregon.

The magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck Napa, Calif., just north of San Francisco on Sunday morning--collapsing older buildings, sparking fires and causing scores of injuries--fell along a series of cracks in the Earth tied to the famed and feared San Andreas Fault.

The threat is serious in Oregon where offshore earthquakes can be similar to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011, and onshore earthquakes like yesterday's Napa Valley quake vary in intensity, and can strike at any time.

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) urges Oregonians to prepare now, have an emergency plan for earthquakes, and build an emergency kit.

"You could be on your own for days or weeks," says Dr. Althea Rizzo, the geologic hazard coordinator for OEM. "It is also important to know earthquakes don't kill many people; it's the structures people are in, on, or around that do the damage."

Many people get seriously injured because they don't know what to do (or not do) during an earthquake. Advance training is your best protection during an earthquake, and for surviving the aftermath.

"Stay calm, inside drop cover and hold on, outside stand away from buildings, trees, telephones, and electric lines," Rizzo added. "Prepare three emergency kits: a go-bag with a minimum of three days (I keep mine in my car), office with a minimum of seven days, and home with a minimum of three weeks."

It is a good idea to include a flashlight with batteries, medication, food, bottled water, and supplies in your emergency kit. Things like battery powered radio, garbage bags, extra set of clothes, and whistle to signal for help.

OEM is asking Oregonians to register for 2014 Great Oregon ShakeOut earthquake drill at: http://shakeout.org/oregon/ .

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:16 a.m. on Oct. 16 during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills across the nation.

Oregonians can register today. Participating is a great way for your family, business, or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes- wherever you live, work, or travel.

For more information on how to create a plan and build a kit go to: http://www.oregon.gov/omd/oem/plans_train/earthquake/shakygroundmagazine_final.pdf





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A Candaleria Elementary School in student in Salem Ore., participates in an earthquake drill during the Great Oregon Shakeout, Oct. 17,2013, where students drop, cover and hold on prior to evacuating the building after shaking stops. More than 270,000 Oregonians participated in the nationwide drill last year. (Oregon Office of Emergency Management photo by Cory E. Grogan)


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ODF Fire Update, Monday, August 25, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/25/14
NEW FIRES

The Whiskey Creek Fire was reported Sunday burning in grass and timber approximately 10 miles west of LaGrande. The 11-acre fire was contained in initial attack, and is now in patrol status.

FIRE UPDATES

South Fork Complex (partially on ODF protected lands).
These July 31 lightning-caused fires located 20 miles southwest of John Day Oregon now cover approximately 66,126 acres and are 96 percent contained. As of Sunday a local fire management organization took over command of the South Fork Complex from Oregon Team 2.
The fire information number has changed to 541-575-3000.
More information online: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/
www.southforkcomplex.blogspot.com

Deception Creek Complex (USFS) ODF's South Cascade District has been assisting the USFS with suppression activities on this 468-acre fire located west of Oakridge on the Middle Fork Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest.
For more information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4093/

ABOUT THIS UPDATE
ODF is responsible for fire protection on about 16 million acres of private and state-owned forest and grazing land, and on certain other public forestlands including those owned by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in western Oregon. Fires may cross ownerships, and because of the need to share firefighting resources, agencies work closely together.

This update focuses primarily on firefighting activity on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands involving fires 10 acres or larger in size or of other significance. It also reports on ODF's major actions as a partner with other agencies.

FIRES ON OTHER JURISDICTIONS IN OREGON
More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION & LINKS
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes comprehensive breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA

News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.
As seasonal change approaches, don't let your guard down
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/25/14
Whether it's human nature or just wishful thinking, we tend to relax our guard against wildfire this time of year at the first signs of the seasonal transition. In the heart of summer amid triple-digit temperatures, we almost expect raging blazes like the Oregon Gulch Fire that consumed 1,000 acres an hour at its peak. While such extreme fire behavior may be less likely now, the dragon can still breathe flames.

This week, both the Douglas Forest Protective Association and the Oregon Department of Forestry's Southwest Oregon District announced a rise in the Industrial Fire Precaution Level in their jurisdictions due to hot, dry conditions in the forest. A map charting significant fire potential (http://nfdrs.smkmgt.com/sfp/ODF_Significant_Fire_Potential.htm) shows most of the state at "high," with the southwest corner registering "extreme." Lands in either classification can spawn a large, destructive fire.

The potential for dry lightning - the cause of Oregon's largest fires - historically diminishes in late summer. As the threat from Nature recedes, though, human activity comes to the fore as the chief wildfire concern. Forest fuels are still bone-dry and primed to burn. If we take extra care when recreating or working in the forest, human-caused fires can be prevented.

The Keep Oregon Green Association (www.keeporegongreen.org/) offers common-sense advice on how to prevent fires when camping and recreating in the forest.
OAHHS expands team with director of public affairs
Oregon Assn. of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) - 08/25/14
The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) has hired Philip Schmidt as its new director of public affairs. In the newly-created position, Schmidt will develop, coordinate and implement strategic communications for OAHHS focused on the association's proactive public policy agenda, quality and patient safety initiatives, and community outreach programs. Schmidt will also handle media inquiries and press outreach for the organization, which represents all of the 62 community hospitals in Oregon.

"I am honored to join the team at OAHHS and help get the word out about the vital services that Oregon hospitals provide to their communities," said Schmidt. "Oregon's hospitals are tremendous community assets that anchor our fast changing health care system. We need to do all we can to ensure that they remain viable in order to provide the right mix of services in a given community."

Prior to joining OAHHS, Schmidt spent nearly nine years working on Capitol Hill as communications director for a member of the New York Congressional Delegation. He managed all communications for the Representative, and led his DC office as deputy chief of staff. He also spent several years working for a member-based advocacy organization lobbying Capitol Hill.

"We are thrilled to have Philip join the OAHHS team," said Andy Van Pelt, chief operating officer. "With his background working at the intersection of strategic communications and health policy, he will help ensure our members' issues - both successes and challenges - are presented in effective ways to policy makers and to the public."
Grants Pass Man Arrested Following Disturbance at Hemp Expo south of Grants Pass (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/25/14
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A 27-year old Grants Pass man was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers early Sunday morning following a disturbance at the Jefferson State Hemp Expo in Josephine County. The man, who was naked and combative, was sedated by medical personnel before transport to a Grants Pass hospital for a medical examination prior to being lodged in jail.

On August 24, 2014 at approximately 12:30 a.m., OSP troopers received a report of an aggressive naked male damaging vehicles and starting fights at a hemp expo located at 14390 Highway 238. When two OSP troopers responded to the scene at 12:40 a.m. they were led to a parking lot in a grass field where four men were restraining a naked, agitated male on the ground. A witness pointed out a vehicle in the parking lot where the suspect, later identified as TIMOTHY A. SEAUX, age 27, heavily damaged the vehicle while two frightened women sat inside.

After taking SEAUX into custody, he became combative and kneed and kicked one of the troopers several times. Following a struggle, the troopers got SEAUX into the back of the patrol car where he continued to kick violently.

Medical personnel had been called to the scene and they concluded that SEAUX should be sedated so he could be transported by AMR ambulance to Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass. Two troopers followed the ambulance to the hospital where they positively identified him while he was being treated by hospital staff.

Later in the morning when the hospital was ready to release him, OSP took him into custody and lodged SEAUX in the Josephine County Jail on the following charges:

* Criminal Mischief in the First Degree
* Menacing
* Assaulting a Public Safety Officer
* Resisting Arrest

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Two Motorcyclists Seriously Injured Following Reported Crashes With Wildlife on Highways
Oregon State Police - 08/25/14
Two serious injury motorcycle crashes this weekend reportedly involving wildlife on the highway are reminders for all vehicle operators to be on alert while traveling.

On August 24, 2014 at approximately 12:24 p.m., a motorcycle operated by TIMOTHY DOBSON, age 53, from Prineville, was southbound on Highway 97 near milepost 226 when a deer entered onto the road. DOBSON tried to swerve and avoid the deer but struck it on the centerline of the highway. The motorcycle fell on its side and slid off the highway where it overturned at least once. DOBSON was seriously injured and transported by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for treatment.

Later that same date at approximately 8:22 p.m., an OSP trooper was dispatched to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg regarding a seriously injured motorcyclist being treated at the hospital. The motorcyclist, MICAH B. RUSSELL, age 28, from Medford, said he was traveling along Highway 42 when he struck a fawn deer and crashed. Subsequent investigation confirmed alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash and RUSSELL was cited and released at the hospital for DUII-Alcohol and Driving While Suspended.

This reminder comes as we approach November, a month which both nationally and locally has the highest number of reported wildlife-related collisions. OSP, ODOT and Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife urge operators to be aware of the possible dangers associated with animals on or near our highways. Extra vigilance is required. The following information may help reduce animal/vehicle incidents:

* The annual deer rut season typically lasts from late October to mid-to-late November, increasing deer activity and increasing the potential for deer to cross roads.
* During the next few months there will be fewer daylight hours and visibility will be challenged by darkness and winter weather conditions.
* Be attentive at all times, especially sunset to sunrise for any potential hazard on or near the highway.
* When driving in areas that have special signs indicating the possible presence of animals/wildlife, please use extra caution because these signs are posted for a reason.
&Two serious injury motorcycle crashes this weekend reportedly involving wildlife on the highway are reminders for all vehicle operators to be on alert while traveling.

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Update: Fatal Traffic Crash - Deer Creek Road east of Selma in Josephine County
Oregon State Police - 08/25/14
Update: Initial investigation indicates the victim, LEX ALAN JOHNSON, was the driver of the vehicle.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Sunday morning single vehicle fatal traffic crash near Selma that resulted in the death of a 26-year old Cave Junction man.

On August 24, 2014 at approximately 3:00 a.m., a 1999 Ford F250 four-door pickup with five occupants was traveling westbound in the 6000 block of Deer Creek Road. As the pickup negotiated a sharp left curve, its driver lost control and traveled off the highway where it rolled coming to rest on its top.

One of the occupants, LEX ALAN JOHNSON, age 26, from Cave Junction, was found underneath the pickup and pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not using safety restraints. The vehicle is registered to his family and the lead investigator says information to this point has identified him as the driver.

Another person, LUCAS HARRIS, age 21, was riding in the pickup's bed and ejected. He was picked up by a private party and taken to Three Rivers Community Hospital in Grants Pass with non-life threatening injuries. Three other occupants in the pickup were reportedly not injured. Their names are not available for this release.

OSP troopers from the Grants Pass work site are continuing the investigation. Trooper Cory Sweet is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Illinois Valley Fire District.

No photographs available for release.

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Get Ready at Eight Statewide Events During National Preparedness Month (Photo)
NW Natural - 08/25/14
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American Red Cross, Fire Depts., NW Natural, and Community Partners Host Free Events in September


PORTLAND, Ore. - The American Red Cross and NW Natural are teaming up during National Preparedness Month to help Oregonians and Southwest Washingtonians prepare for a natural disaster or emergency. During the month of September, Get Ready events will be held in the eight communities of Portland, Vancouver, Salem, Albany, The Dalles, Seaside, Lincoln County, and Coos Bay.

The events are free to the general public. The first 100 families will receive small Red Cross emergency kits. Free lunch will be provided at most locations, as well as safety demonstrations, kids' activities and materials from local emergency groups. There is no need to register; attendees can just show up.

"These community gatherings are fun and a great way to introduce family conversation about what to do, where to go and who to rely on should a disaster occur," said Cara Sloman, regional disaster program officer for the American Red Cross Cascades Region. "A wealth of resources are on site at each event, thanks to the coordinating efforts of NW Natural."

Here are the details on who will be joining the American Red Cross Cascades Region and NW Natural for each event:


* Get Ready Portland, September 6 --Unthank Park, 510 N Shaver St., Portland, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., joined by Portland Fire & Rescue, Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management, Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, Portland Police, DOGAMI, Legacy Emanuel Hospital, AMR, Oregon Food Bank and Self Enhancement Inc.

* Get Ready Vancouver, September 6 - NW Natural and the Red Cross will have our Get Ready table at CRESA's Community Expo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Note: we are not providing free lunch at this event).

* Get Ready Coos Bay, September 13 - Coos Bay Fire Station on Elrod Ave. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., joined by Coos Bay Fire Department, Coos County Emergency Management, Coos Bay Police, North Coos 911 Center, Bay Cities Ambulance, South Coast Preppers, Hazmat Team 15, Coast CPR, Pacific Power, Car Seat Coalition, Coos County Assessor's Office, Salvation Army, Bay Area Hospital and more.

* Get Ready Salem, September 20 -- Salem Riverfront Park, North Meadow, Rotary Pavilion, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., joined by Salem Fire Department, Salem CERT, Oregon Office of Emergency Management, Rural/Metro Ambulance, Salem Health, and Polk County Sheriff Marine Patrol.

* Get Ready The Dalles, September 20 - Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, 1400 W 8th St., The Dalles, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., joined by Wasco County Sheriff's Office, CERT, Medical Reserve Corps, Lifeflight, Food Bank, OSU Extension Service and SERVPRO.

* Get Ready Albany, September 27 - Gibson Hill, 2880 Gibson Hill Road, Albany, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., joined by Linn County Emergency Management, Linn County CERT, Linn County Medical Reserve Corp, Albany Fire Dept., Albany Police, Mid-Valley LEPC, Linn County, Amateur Radio, the local food bank, humane society and more.


* Get Ready North Coast, September 27 - Seaside Fire Dept., 150 South Lincoln, Seaside, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. joined by Seaside Fire Department, Oregon Office of Emergency Management, Lutheran Disaster Response, Clatsop County Amateur Radio Emergency Services, and Clatsop County Emergency Management.

* Get Ready Lincoln County, September 27 - North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District #1, Taft Fire Hall, 4520 SE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., joined by North Lincoln Fire & Rescue, Lincoln City Police and Lincoln County Sheriff, CERT, United States Coast Guard, SERVPRO, Lincoln City Electronic Super Store, Lincoln County School district and more.


"We're pleased to host a series of readiness events with the Red Cross for the third year in a row," said Von Summers, NW Natural community affairs manager. "Safety is a top priority for NW Natural and we want to help our communities prepare for any natural disaster that might occur."


About NW Natural

NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 697,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. Additional information is available at www.nwnatural.com.


About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at blog.redcross.org.

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End Summer the Right Way: Drive Safely to Save Lives this Labor Day Holiday Weekend (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/25/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP), Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and law enforcement agencies in Oregon are continuing a nationwide effort to prevent traffic crashes by targeting impaired drivers during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. The nationwide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign aims to keep those driving, riding or walking on or along our roadways safe.

Again this Labor Day holiday weekend - the second deadliest major holiday period for highway travelers in Oregon - OSP will put all available sworn personnel assigned to field operations on the road Friday, August 29, to supplement local highway safety efforts. OSP Field Operations Major Travis Hampton said troopers will target crash-causing violations, many of which have a nexus to fatal and serious injury collisions.

Last year during the 2013 Labor Holiday 78-hour reporting period, two people died in traffic crashes on Oregon roads and OSP troopers made 54 DUII arrests. This year's reporting period starts 6:00 p.m., Friday, August 29, and concludes Monday, 11:59 p.m., September 1.

To put it in perspective, Hampton pointed out that throughout the year, someone is killed on a road in the United States in an alcohol-impaired-driving crash every 51 minutes.

"Over the Labor Day weekend, that statistic jumps to one death nationally every 34 minutes," said Hampton. "We hope the message to drive safe, alert, rested, and sober, backed by increased enforcement efforts, will be remembered and all drivers will drive safely to save lives."

Since August 15, Oregon troopers, deputies and city police officers have been targeting aggressive, dangerous, distracted, impaired and other drivers affecting safety on our roads. This "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign concludes at the end of the holiday period.

In addition to the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, participating Oregon law enforcement agencies will be in the midst of another "Click It or Ticket" campaign (August 25 - September 7) to keep people buckled up and children in the right size and type child safety seat. OSP and other law enforcement agencies use overtime grant funds to increase enforcement efforts targeting impaired drivers and unbuckled adults and children, and to get drivers to obey speed laws on Interstate and secondary state highways.

According to ODOT's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a brief look at Labor Day holiday traffic crash statistics in Oregon since 1970 indicates:

* Fatalities average seven each year in Oregon over this holiday weekend.
* Since record-keeping began, more than 280 people have died during this holiday period, making it the second deadliest major holiday of the year.
* Alcohol is a contributing factor in over half of the traffic fatal crashes.
* The highest number of traffic fatalities occurred in 1978 when 17 people died.
* Oregon has never experienced a fatal-free Labor Day holiday weekend. Single fatality reporting periods occurred in 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2010.

Drunk driving takes a particularly heavy toll during nighttime and among young drivers, and age group that is often most at risk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), among 18- to 34-year old drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes during the 2012 Labor Day weekend, almost half (45%) were alcohol-impaired. More than three-fourths of all drunken driving-related fatal crashes during the holiday weekend happened between 6:00 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. each day.

The Oregon State Police, Oregon State Sheriff's Association, Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, and Oregon Department of Transportation offer the following safety reminders for holiday travel:

* Be watchful for emergency vehicles and workers. MOVE OVER if you are approaching any type of emergency vehicle, tow truck or roadside assistance vehicle which is stopped on the roadside with emergency lights activated.
* Get rested before you are tested. Fatigued drivers are more frequent during holiday weekends because of increased travel and activity. Allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
* Stay up to date on road conditions by visiting TripCheck.com or calling 5-1-1. Outside Oregon, dial (503) 588-2941. In work zones, even when workers are not present, all speed limits still apply and fines double. Inactive work zones still have equipment, detours, and incomplete changes in the roadway so drivers need to slow down and be alert.
* Share the road. Watch for bicyclists and pedestrians, especially at night. Bicyclists and pedestrians need to make sure motorists can see them, and motorists needs to make sure they are seen.
* Watch out for motorcyclists, especially if the weather is nice.
* Buckle up every trip, every time. Be sure to use child safety seats correctly.
* Avoid distractions; don't use a mobile device while driving.
* Drive sober or let someone who is sober drive.

Everyone is urged to play an important part in keeping our highways and city streets safe by immediately reporting aggressive, dangerous, and intoxicated drivers to the Oregon State Police at 1-800-24DRUNK (1-800-243-7865) or call 9-1-1.

For help with child seats or additional "best practice" information, refer to the seat manufacturer's instructions, vehicle owner's manual or call ACTS Oregon Child Safety Seat Resource Center at (503) 643-5620 in Portland or (877) 793-2608.

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OHPB/Early Learning Council joint subcommittee to meet September 8
Oregon Health Authority - 08/25/14
August 25, 2014



Oregon Health Policy Board/Early Learning Council joint subcommittee to meet September 8 in Portland

What: The Oregon Health Policy Board/Early Learning Council Joint Subcommittee will meet Monday, September 8 in Portland. The primary focus of this meeting will be to provide an update on Early Learning Hubs and cross-system kindergarten readiness efforts, and to discuss screening tools for family well-being. Public testimony will not be heard during the meeting.

When: Monday, September 8, 9 a.m. to noon

Where: 800 NE Oregon Street, Room 1E, Portland, OR 97232

Agenda:

-- Early Learning Hub updates;

-- Screening for family well-being;

-- Kindergarten readiness update;

-- Child and Family Well-being Measurement workgroup;

-- Transformation Center updates.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for people requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Those needing accommodations, please call the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Workplace safety conference coming to Medford
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 08/25/14
(Salem) - Employers and employees are invited to attend the annual Southern Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference Oct. 15-16, 2014, at the Smullin Health Education Center in Medford. The event, themed "The Business of Safety," will include more than 20 sessions on topics ranging from safety leadership to workplace violence.

Oregon's Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, encourages workers and employers to attend this event to help improve safety and health performance. Employee involvement is a major step in reducing injuries and accidents, and decreasing workers' compensation costs.

Keynote speaker Anil Mathur will talk about creating and sustaining a safety culture through his experience as president and CEO of the Alaska Tanker Company. In 2005, Mathur was named one of the National Safety Council's "CEO's Who Get It."

"Every company with a long-term, successful safety record ultimately has to deal with the potential for complacency setting in," Mathur said. "My presentation will address how, over a decade, success was achieved in a harsh working environment, and I'll detail what strategies we are using to ensure complacency does not take over."

Erike Young, the global safety manager at Google and Region 1 vice president for the American Society of Safety Engineers, is another featured speaker at the event. Young will discuss enterprise risk management - the operational, financial, strategic, and reputational risks to an organization.

Some of the other conference topics include:
* Successful safety committee operations
* Risk management fundamentals
* Electrical safety
* Fall protection basics
* Exhibits showcasing the latest in safety and health products and services

Registration for the conference is $130. Single-day conference attendance is $90. For more information about the conference or to register, call Oregon OSHA's Conference Section, 503-378-3272 or 888-292-5247, and select option one, or visit the Conferences webpage at www.orosha.org/conferences.

The conference is a joint effort of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Southern Oregon Chapter and Oregon OSHA.

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Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state's workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit www.orosha.org.
Sheriff's Office Adding Patrols Over Holiday Weekend (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/25/14
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Beginning August 29th and running through the holiday weekend, the Marion county Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team will be adding extra patrols to our roadways. During their patrols deputies will be focusing on DUII detection throughout Marion County as well as a targeted operation focused on seatbelt usage.

The seatbelt operation will be held on August 29th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the intersection of Lancaster Drive NE and Silverton Road NE. This intersection has been selected due to its high number of motor vehicle crashes reported. These patrols are specifically centered around holiday weekends to enhance safety on our roadways for the citizens of Marion County. The patrols are made possible through grants from the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation.


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Today's Oregon State Fair Highlights: pie eating and blues jamming!
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/25/14
HEADLINING CONCERT: 7 p.m., The Fab Four, L.B. Day Amphitheater. COST: Limited free general admission seating or $20 for VIP seating.

WILLAMETTE VALLEY PIE COMPANY PIE EATING CONTEST: 5 p.m., Creative and Artistic Stage, Jackman-Long Building. The first to finish a mini marionberry pie will win fame and prizes. Eight contestants compete in each of three age groups (child, teen and adult). Space is limited; participants are encouraged to sign-up early.

NW SONGWRITER SESSIONS PRESENTS BLUES IN THE GARDEN: 4:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. today through Wednesday, August 27, Garden Stage. This live acoustic blues show will be aired on Capitol Community Television (CCTV). Today's show features Portland-area artists Lucy Hammond and Ben Rice. The program is part of the Classic Cars, Brews & Blues event happening throughout fair in the The Garden presented by Green Acres Landscape.

CONTACT: Amber Lindsey, (503) 730-8157, amber@amberlindseypr.com

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The 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.
Red Cross responds to a fire in Creswell, OR
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/25/14
A single-family house fire occurred in the 33000 block of Martin Road in Creswell,OR
A Red Cross DAT consisting of Karen Johnson and Don Burkhalter responded.
Two adults, two kids and five pets were impacted.
Lodging, food, comfort kits and disaster mental health and disaster health services information were provided.
08/24/14
Cap exercise photo captions
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 08/24/14
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Two CAP officers discuss an upcoming flight as part of the CAP SAREX this weekend. 2d Lt Quinn Stutheit, standing, is the pilot. 1st Lt Chris Taylor is  the flight  release officer in the mission base.

Two Cadets assist in mission base activities by plotting search activity on a wall map.  Left is Cadet Staff Sgt Stephanie Long of the Salem Squadron, and right is Cadet Airman First Class Alexander Yegorov of the Washington County Squadron.

This CAP aicraft, a Cessna 182, is being inspect by two U.S. Air Force officers in town for the evaluated SAREX.  In the orange safety vest is Lt Col Tom Traver, a Public Information Officer for CAP.
Oregon Civil Air Patrol Completes State Wide USAF Evaluated Exercise (Photo)
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 08/24/14
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More than 85 people gathered to conduct search-and-rescue exercises for the last three days as the Oregon Wing of Civil Air Patrol conducted a training evaluated by the U.S. Air Force.

CAP members reported to Aurora State Airport and two staging areas in Bend and Medford to conduct search and public-assistance missions. Missions ranged from photographing geological formations, public utility structures, roads and bridges to transporting state emergency and law enforcement officials.

Highly trained flight crews, mission base personnel and several ground teams in vehicles performed these activities based on scenarios such as a volcanic eruptions, a missing aircraft and pilot, a search for a vehicle and a transport trip. Practicing search and rescue and missions of benefit to our community, state and nation happens monthly during good flying weather for Oregon members of CAP, which is the volunteer auxiliary to the U.S. Air Force.

Events were coordinated from the Mission Base in Aurora. Oregon CAP members who are trained to Federal Emergency Management Administration standards run the events. Others come from Air Force bases across the United States and other Civil Air Patrol Wings to evaluate the performance of the Oregon Wing personnel. Five Cessna 182 single-engine aircraft were engaged in the training Saturday. CAP also has vehicles, from four-wheel drives to 12-passenger vans and a state-wide radio network that it utilizes for the training events.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the US Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 61,000 members nationwide. Perhaps best known for its search-and-rescue efforts, CAP flies more than 85 percent of all federal inland search-and-rescue missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fl. Nearly 100 people are saved each year by CAP members.

CAP performs several missions in direct support of the U.S. Air Force. Specifically, CAP conducts light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys. CAP also provides orientation flights for AFROTC cadets. Joint U.S. Air Force and CAP search-and-rescue exercises provide realistic training for missions.

Another important service CAP performs is disaster-relief operations. CAP provides air and ground transportation and can utilize its extensive communications network. Volunteer members fly disaster-relief officials to remote locations and provide manpower and leadership to local, state and national disaster-relief organizations. CAP has formal agreements with many government and humanitarian relief agencies including the American Red Cross, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board and the U.S. Coast Guard.

CAP has been performing these "Missions For America" for more than 70 years since it's founding just prior to WWII on December 1st, 1941. For additional information on CAP, please visit our national website at www.gocivilairpatrol.com.


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Update #2: Names Released - Fatal Bicycle-Involved Crash - Interstate 84 westbound west of Hood River (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/24/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday morning's fatal bicycle-involved crash that resulted in the death of a 52-year old Mosier resident along westbound Interstate 84 at the Viento State Park interchange west of Hood River. The names of the victim and driver are released in this update. The completed investigation will be forwarded to the Hood River County District Attorney's Office for review and consideration of enforcement action.

On August 24, 2014 at approximately 6:20 a.m., ELLEN DITTEBRANDT, age 52, from Mosier, was riding a bicycle westbound along Interstate 84 approaching the off ramp near milepost 56 to Viento State Park. A 2014 Ford pickup driven by JOHN C. ALLMAN, age 55, from NW Portland, was also westbound when it traveled onto the shoulder and struck the bicycle from behind, ejecting DITTEBRANDT to where she came to rest in the left westbound lane. The pickup came to rest in the westbound traffic lanes.

DITTEBRANDT, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced deceased at the scene. She was a Mosier firefighter/EMT and a local artist, and in 2010 selected as Mosier's firefighter of the year.

ALLMAN was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation.

OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Mike Holloran is the lead investigator. Driver fatigue has been identified as a contributing factor. Daylight conditions existed at the time of the crash and traffic was light.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Hood River County Sheriff's Office, Cascade Locks Fire Department, and ODOT. The westbound lanes were closed about 90 minutes before one lane was open while investigators continued working at the scene.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates each year drowsy driving results in 1,550 deaths and 71,000 injuries, with 55% of these crashes involving drivers 25 years old and younger. Drowsiness causes: slow reaction times, impaired judgment and vision, decline in attention, decreased alertness, increased moodiness and aggressive behavior, problems with processing information and short term memory.

OSP & ODOT urges drivers to remain alert for all highway users, including vulnerable users such as bicyclists and pedestrians, and to watch for early warning signs of fatigue. ODOT has posted on their website safety information related to drowsy driving including signs of fatigue and tips of what to do if you are getting drowsy while driving at:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/Pages/news/Drowsy_Driving.aspx

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Red Cross responds to an apartment fire in Albany, OR
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/24/14
An apartment fire occurred in an apartment in the 300 block of SE Western Street in Albany, OR
A Red Cross DAT team consisting of Frank Spanner and Brandt van Soolen responded.
Food, clothing, shoes, comfort kits and information about disaster services and disaster health services were provided.
Lodging was provided by the Albany Fire Department
Burglary Suspect In Custody After Assaulting Female Resident (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/24/14
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Yesterday at 6:00 a.m., Marion County Sheriff's deputies were called to the 4000 block of State St after a female victim reported a male suspect attempted to sexually assault her.

The victim told deputies that she was sleeping when the suspect broke into her residence. After entering the residence the suspect placed a rag over her mouth and began to physically assault her while attempting to assault her sexually. The female victim was able to fight the suspect off of her, run out of her residence and call 911. She told deputies the male suspect was thin, wearing a pair of gloves and boxer shorts.

Enforcement deputies on scene were able to quickly determine the suspect lived on the same property but in a different residence. Detectives responded to the scene and were able to obtain a full confession from the suspect. Deputies are still working to determine just how the suspect entered the victim's residence. As a result deputies arrested Armando Cervantez, age 19, and lodged him at the Marion County Jail on the charges of attempted Rape I, Burglary I, Strangulation, Sexual Abuse I and Assault IV.


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Legislators to compete in Goat Milking Showdown Aug. 26 at the Oregon State Fair
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/24/14
SALEM, OR - Legislators from throughout the state will be judged in a test of speed, accuracy and technique Tuesday, August 26, in the "Oregon Legislative Goat Milking Showdown" set for 6 p.m. in the Forster Livestock Pavilion. Competing will be Sen. Peter Courtney, Rep. Vicki Berger, Rep. Betty Komp, Sen. Bill Hansell, Rep. Denyc Boles, Rep. Arnie Roblan and Rep. Val Hoyle.

The first Legislative Goat Milking Showdown was held opening day of the 2000 Oregon State Fair, and the event returned in 2013 at the prompting of lawmakers who wanted another opportunity to prove their milking prowess. The contest has expanded to include seven participants - up from five last year - from as far as Eastern Oregon and the southern Oregon coast.

Oregon Dairy Goat Superintendent Christina Strickland will orchestrate the event, with the title of Goat Milking Champion going to the person with the most milk in the allotted time.

For more information, call the Livestock Office at 503-947-3286.

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The 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.
Today's Oregon State Fair Highlights: Family Day discounts, plus milk mustaches and talent show!
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/24/14
DAILY DEAL: Today is Sleep Country Family Day! Four admission tickets of any combination are $16 - for up to a 50 percent savings - with coupons available at participating Sleep Country stores. Fairgoers should call ahead to their local store to make sure coupons are in stock.

HEADLINING CONCERT: 4 p.m., Emblem3, L.B. Day Amphitheater. COST: Limited free general admission seating or $20 for VIP seating.

MILK MUSTACHE CONTEST: 5 p.m., Creative and Artistic Stage, Jackman-Long Building. The Oregon Dairy Products Commission provides the milk, contestants provide the mustache! Space is limited to the first 20 contestants; sign-up begins at 3:30 p.m. The State Dairy Princess Ambassador will select the winning mustache, and all participants receive a prize and special award.

TALENT SEARCH FINALS: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Center Stage. Winners of each county's talent show compete in the Talent Search Finals.

CONTACT: Amber Lindsey, (503) 730-8157, amber@amberlindseypr.com

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The 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.
08/22/14
Red Cross Restoring Family Links Bulletin: Ukraine Conflict
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/22/14
The American Red Cross is accepting tracing inquiries for missing loved ones in relation to the current conflict in Ukraine. Be advised that there may be a delay in services due to the current security situation and migration. Sought persons may be moving quickly from location to location, therefore advise all inquirers should continue to attempt contacting loved ones through their normal methods of communication.

Inquiries will be accepted that meet the following criteria:

* Sought persons living in the affected area who were in regular contact with their relatives in the United States before the event occurred.
* For family members who are not U.S. citizens.
* Inquiries must have the last known address information including the district and province.

To initiate an inquiry, contact Red Cross Restoring Family Links Caseworker Carl Schellenger at (541) 221-7350 or carl.schellenger@redcross.org. Do not contact the National Red Cross offices in Washington, D.C.

Inquiries concerning U.S. citizens should be referred to the U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Citizens Services, at 1-888-407-4747.
Lane Education Service District Board of Directors Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Lane ESD - 08/22/14
The Board of Directors of Lane Education Service District will hold a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 6:00 p.m., at Lane ESD, 1200 Highway 99 N, Eugene.
Highway 35 crash injures three people - Photos (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/22/14
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According to Lieutenant Patrick Shortt, on August 21, 2014 three people were injured in a two vehicle crash that occurred approximately 8 miles south of Hood River at the intersection of Highway 35 and Booth Hill Road. According to Lieutenant Shortt, a black 1989 Chevrolet pick-up driven by WESLEY BAKER, age 36, from Parkdale, Oregon was southbound on Highway 35. A red Toyota Corolla with three occupants operated by SHARYE STRUIKSMA, age 33, of Lynden, Washington had been traveling eastbound on Booth Hill Road. As the black Chevrolet pick-up reached the intersection of Booth Hill Road, the red Toyota Corolla entered the highway in front of the pick-up. The two vehicles collided. The collision forced the red Toyota Corolla off of roadway with it coming to rest on the east side of Highway 35. The black Chevrolet pick-up came to a rest in the southbound lane of Highway 35.

STRUIKSMA, was transported to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland via Life Flight for treatment of critical injuries. JUDITH STRUIKSMA, age 63, from Lynden, Washington who had been seated in the right front passenger seat of the red Toyota Corolla, was transported to Providence Hospital in Hood River for treatment of serious injuries. LUKE STRUIKSMA, age 10, from Lynden, Washington was also transported to Providence Hospital in Hood River for treatment of minor injuries. The operator of the black Chevrolet pick-up, WESLEY BAKER, was not transported for treatment. All occupants of the red Toyota Corolla, as well as WESLEY BAKER, were wearing safety restraints.

Highway 35 was partially blocked for approximately 2 ?1/2 hours while emergency crews investigated the crash and cleared the scene. Troopers from The Dalles Area Command are continuing the investigation into the crash. Recruit Jason Walters is the lead investigator.
The Hood River County Sheriff's Office, Westside Fire Department, WyEast Fire Department, Hood River Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation assisted at the scene of the crash.


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Fun, Sun, and Safe Boating for Labor Day Weekend (Photo)
Oregon Marine Board - 08/22/14
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Labor Day Weekend is one of the top three boating weekends of the year on many Oregon lakes and rivers, attracting thousands to the alluring banks and warmest water of the season. To keep things fun and safe, the Oregon State Marine Board suggests keeping the following in mind as you plan your water getaway:

-Don't drink and boat. The Marine Board encourages boaters and persons floating on the waterways, to leave the alcohol on shore. It's safer for everyone. If arrested for Boating Under the Influence of Intoxicants (BUII), a violator can be fined $6,250, lose boating privileges for a period of time and may even serve jail time.
-Know your waterway. "Be familiar with your surroundings and always keep a sharp lookout throughout your trip," says Ashley Massey, Public Information Officer for the Marine Board. "Stumps, deadheads and sand and gravel bars can appear out of nowhere with water depth changes. Start out slow and get your bearings. Water levels around the state are very low."
-Know what rules apply. "There are all types of watercraft on the market; some are considered boats and others are pool toys. Boats are designed differently, and by state law, have specific equipment requirements such as having enough properly fitted life jackets and a sound producing device, like a whistle. Attach the whistle to your life jacket and you're set." Massey adds. "If you plan to float the river, keep in mind that pool toys are designed for use in a swimming pool - not a dynamic river with obstructions that can puncture easily. If you are planning a relaxing float, do so in a watercraft designed for the river; one which won't easily puncture and comes properly equipped with a paddle so you can maneuver away from obstructions."
-Wear your life jacket. Each boat (including kayaks, inflatable boats and canoes) must have a properly fitting life jacket with a sound producing device, like a whistle, for each person on board. Life jackets need to be in good shape and readily accessible - not under a hatch or in its packaging. All youth 12 and younger must wear a life jacket when in a boat that's underway. U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that over half of all boating fatalities occur with small boats on calm waterways, in sunny conditions. Eight-five to 90 percent of boating fatality victims were not wearing a life jacket.
-Sit on the seat. The growth of wake surfing is luring many people to ride on the swim platform, stern or sides of the boat. This is a carbon monoxide and prop-strike safety hazard. It is also illegal to ride on the bow, decks, gunwales or transoms of a motor boat when the boat is underway. Sitting on designated seat cushions is the safest place to be -especially when the boat is towing someone.
-Slow down and keep a sharp lookout. Know the boating regulations for your area of operation. Always obey the "5-mph, slow no-wake" buoys or signs. Boaters are responsible for their wake. Remember to slow down within 200 feet of a dock, launch ramp, marina, moorage, floating home or boathouse, pier or swim float. Be courteous with paddlers who are also sharing the waterway. Wakes can easily swamp low-freeboard paddle craft. Don't allow your wakes to generate negative attention from other boaters, property owners, and possibly, result in a citation.
-Carry your boater education card. All boaters operating boats over 10 hp need to have a boater education card. Youth 12-15 who operate a powerboat 0-10 hp alone must carry a boater education card. When operating a powerboat greater than 10 hp, youth must be supervised by a card-holding adult age 16 or older. When operating a personal watercraft, the supervising adult must be 18 or older. Educated boaters are much less likely to be involved in boating accidents because they know the "rules of the road."
-Carry your aquatic invasive species prevention permit. For registered motorized craft, a $5 surcharge is added onto the boat registration and current decals act as proof of payment into the program. For non-motorized watercraft 10 feet long and longer, such as canoes, kayaks, sailboats, paddleboards and inflatable rafts, the operator needs to physically carry a permit when out on the water. The cost is $7 for non-motorized craft and can be purchased through any ODFW field office or licensing agent. Permits are valid until December 31 of the year issued. Tyvek tags (waterproof permits) are sold through the Marine Board's online storefront and various Marine Board permit dealers. Tyvek tags are $5 for the annual permit and $10 for a two-year permit. This program is self-funded and permit fees support aquatic invasive species detection, decontamination, signage, and education materials for boaters.

Marine officers will be on the water to assist boaters and help keep the waterways safe. The top violations so far this summer involve not having life jackets, failure to carry a boater education card or aquatic invasive species permit, and not having current boat registration decals. Other violations involve reckless operation and alcohol. "Boating is a lot of fun, and a long weekend makes it even better," Massey adds. "Just remember to prepare, and plan so you can have the best time out on the water, playing."

For more information on boating safety, visit http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/Pages/safety/safety.aspx
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Gentle House to host afternoon of wine and music in celebration of 100th anniversary (Photo)
Western Oregon University - 08/22/14
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The Gentle House of Western Oregon University is holding its inaugural Wine & Music Picnic to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Gentle family moving into this 1880s farmhouse, on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. Spend an afternoon relaxing amongst the towering trees while listening to live music by Steven Smith (guitarist) and enjoying wine and food from local vendors. The Gentle House is located at 855 N. Monmouth Ave. in Monmouth and free parking is available in the lot next to the house.

Tickets are $10 per person if purchased before Sept. 7, or $15 after. Tickets can be purchased at the Gentle House on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or at Crush Wine Bar in Monmouth, Pressed Coffee & Wine Bar in Dallas, or at the Monmouth Music in the Park events on Aug. 13 and 20. Vendors include Namaste Vineyards, Van Duzer Vineyards, Chef De Cuisine and Sweet Petites by Jeni Rose (visit the Gentle House website for full list of vendors). The event sponsors are Crossroads Fine Linens, Mungo, and the WOU Alumni Association.

The Historic Gentle House was built in approximately 1880. In 1914, it was purchased along with a 160-acre farm by the renowned college educator Thomas H. Gentle and his wife, Carrie. They raised their five children in the house while he taught for 30 years and operated a 40-cow Jersey dairy. Their daughter Catharine and youngest sons Maurice and Ermine followed in their father's footsteps, becoming teachers. After the death of her parents, Catharine maintained ownership of the home until 1981 when she donated the home to the WOU Foundation. Many of the items that now furnish the home belonged to the Gentle's while others were donated by Gentle family friends. The Monmouth Garden Club donated the gazebo and WOU alumni donated the backyard pavilion used for dances and concerts. In 1991 the new wing of the home comprised of a conference room, catering kitchen, and public restrooms was added. This structure replaced a summer kitchen and apartment the Gentle's often rented to college students.

For more information or a historical tour:
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Health advisory for water contact at Mill Beach lifted August 22
Oregon Health Authority - 08/22/14
August 22, 2014

Testing shows fecal bacteria levels have subsided

The Oregon Health Authority today lifted a public health advisory for contact with marine water at Mill Beach, located in Curry County. The agency issued the advisory August 7 after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.

Results from subsequent samples taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality showed contamination had subsided and the water no longer poses a higher-than-normal risk associated with water contact activities. However, officials recommend staying out of large pools and runoff from water frequented by birds, because this can be an indication of increased bacteria from fecal matter.

State officials continue to encourage other recreational activities at all Oregon beaches, suggesting only that water contact be avoided when advisories are in effect.

Since 2003, state officials have used a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon state agencies participating in this program are Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0400, or call the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767.

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Newly released comic book provides earthquake education (Photo)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management - 08/22/14
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The Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Dark Horse Comics released a new comic book titled, "Without Warning," Aug. 20, aimed at teaching earthquake preparedness to teenagers. The comic book is the result of collaboration between the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW), OEM, and Dark Horse Comics.

"Most public education publications are not interesting to kids," said OEM's Althea Rizzo, the Geologic Hazards Program Coordinator. "This comic book allows us to reach a new audience not often targeted in preparedness materials."

"Without Warning" is a story about a girl who lives on the Oregon Coast and is trying to reunite with her family after a major Cascadia Earthquake. It is a 12-page, full-color comic book addressing what can happen in the aftermath of major earthquake and tsunami.

Oregon is located near the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a 600 hundred mile earthquake fault stretching from offshore Northern California to Southern British Columbia. Experts predict a large 9.0 or higher earthquake could strike Oregon in the near future.

"We know the risk is there, making our job of spreading the message of preparedness that much more important," Rizzo added. "We are grateful to have the opportunity to partner with Dark Horse."

Dark Horse Comics is an Oregon based company widely considered one of the top comic publishers with more than 20 feature films spawning from various series the company has produced.

"Without Warning" is available for free download on mobile devices here: https://digital.darkhorse.com/profile/4951.without-warning/. Printed copies are available through the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. For more information contact Althea Rizzo at OEM at 503-378-2911 ext. 22237.


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Fall road restrictions return to the Tillamook State Forest (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/22/14
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Road restrictions will return to the western side of the Tillamook State Forest this fall to improve deer and elk movement during hunting season. These restrictions are designed to reduce pressure on wildlife during increased hunting periods.

Forestry and wildlife officials say that some area roads will be closed to motorized vehicles during archery and rifle hunting seasons in September, October and November. Selected roads in the Trask, Wilson and Nehalem River areas will be gated and signed.

Hunters and other recreationists can access gated areas by foot, mountain bike, horse or other non-motorized options. Locations of gated areas change year-to-year based on access needs, forest conditions and operations.

Celebrating a five-year partnership, ODF continues working with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Tillamook chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association throughout this period.

Motorized access by ODF staff or contractors working in these areas may occur. Maps of road management areas are available at the Tillamook ODF office located at 5005 Third St., Tillamook and at the ODF Tillamook District's website at: http://cms.oregon.gov/odf/pages/field/tillamook/abouttillamook.aspx. Click on the "Recreation" link for more information.

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08/21/14
Benton County Sheriff's Office is Investigating a DUII Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash (Photo)
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Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate a two-vehicle fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 20 at mile post eight, east of NW Scenic Drive in North Albany. The crash resulted in the death of one of the drivers and minor injuries to the other driver. There were no passengers in either vehicle. The surviving driver was arrested for multiple, serious charges.

At about 6:57 am on Thursday, August 21, 2014, Damon Selves, 32, from Corvallis, Oregon, was driving east on Highway 20 in a 1995 Acura Integra. Gabriel Ruiz Lopez, age 37, from Eugene, Oregon, was driving west on Highway 20 in a 1993 Ford Escort Wagon. According to witness statements and evidence on the roadway, the Acura Integra traveled into the westbound lane and tried to turn back into his lane. The Ford Escort tried to avoid the Acura Integra, but the vehicles collided head on and came to rest in the middle of Highway 20.

Damon Selves was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis by the Corvallis Fire Department with minor injuries. Gabriel Ruiz Lopez was extracted from his vehicle and pronounced deceased on the scene by medics. After an investigation by deputies, Damon Selves was arrested for the following charges: Manslaughter I, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (Drugs), and Reckless Driving.

Damon Selves was not wearing a safety belt and airbags were deployed in the Acura Integra. Gabriel Ruiz Lopez was wearing a safety belt and the Ford Escort was not equipped with airbags. The Benton County Multi-Agency Collision Investigation Team was activated and investigated the scene. Firefighters and EMT's from the Albany Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation also assisted at the scene. Highway 20 was closed for about two and a half hours.

Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate the crash and the Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information to please contact Detective Sergeant David Peterson at 541-766-6820.


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Grants Pass Man Arrested on Charges Related to Unlawful Sexual Contact With Juvenile Female (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/21/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division arrested a 29-year old Grants Pass man Thursday following an investigation into unlawful sexual contact with a female juvenile.

On August 21, 2014, OSP detectives and a trooper arrested NATHANIEL SCOTT THATCHER, age 29, at his residence in the 700 block of Plumtree Lane in Grants Pass. THATCHER was lodged in the Josephine County Jail on the following charges:

* Sexual Abuse in the First Degree (3 counts)
* Sodomy in the Second Degree
* Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the Second Degree (3 counts)

The investigation began August 12, 2014, after OSP was provided information of THATCHER's alleged sexual contact with the 12-year old victim.

No other information for release at this time.

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Northwest and Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committees meet August 27 in Springfield
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/21/14
The Northwest and Southwest Oregon Regional Forest Practice Committees will meet Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. They will discuss and may make recommendations about the Board of Forestry's streamside rulemaking process for protecting cold water. This public meeting will be held Weyerhaeuser Company, 785 North 42nd Street, Springfield, Oregon 97478.

Regional Forest Practice Committees are panels of citizens - mandated under Oregon law - that advise the Oregon Board of Forestry on current forestry issues and forest management approaches. Three Regional Forest Practice Committees, serving the Northwest, Southwest and Eastern regions of the state, were created by the 1971 Oregon Forest Practices Act. Under Oregon law, a majority of Regional Forest Practice Committees members must be private forest landowners and logging or forest operations companies.

Members of the public may attend the meeting. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Questions about accessibility or special accommodations for the meeting can be directed to the Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-945-7427.

Oregon's forests are among one of the state's most valued resources, providing a balanced mix of environmental, economic and social benefits.

Additional information about ODF's Regional Forest Practice Committees is available on the Oregon Department of Forestry's web site: www.oregon.gov/ODF/pages/board/rfpc/rfpc.aspx
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Salem Police Request Assistance in Locating Missing Endangered Juvenile (Photo) *** UPDATE ***
Salem Police Dept. - 08/21/14
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*** UPDATE ***

Last night at approximately 8:20 pm, Bethany Desanto was spotted in the area of Portland Rd NE and Hayesville Dr NE by citizens, who contacted the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Bethany was taken into protective custody a short time after by Marion County Deputies and was immediately returned to the custody of the Department of Human Services.

The Salem Police Department would like to thank everyone who contacted us and offered assistance and information.


Salem Police Detectives are asking for assistance from the public in locating a missing 15-year old girl who is possibly in a situation that presents a danger to her.

Bethany Desanto was contacted by a Salem Police Officer on August 12, 2014 when she was found living with her homeless mother in Minto Brown Island Park. Bethany was taken into protective custody at that time and placed in the custody of the Department of Human Services, who later placed her in a foster home in the north Salem area. She fled from that foster home on August 13, she has not been in contact with her relatives, and her whereabouts are currently unknown.

Bethany is known to use controlled substances and alcohol and may frequent homeless camps and other areas that could place her in direct danger. A missing person report has been taken by the Marion County Sheriff's Office and she has been entered into the national database as missing and endangered. Bethany may also give a false name when contacted.

Anyone who has information about Bethany is asked to contact Salem Police Detective Sergeant Michael Bennett at 503-540-2456, or 911 if they know of her current whereabouts.

Photos of Bethany are attached.


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The Virginian Star James Drury Celebrates 80th Birthday at Oregon State Fair (Photo)
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/21/14
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WHAT:
In celebration of his 80th birthday, film star James Drury - best known for his portrayal as The Virginian - returns to Oregon, where he grew up. Drury will present about his career, his famous TV series, and the old west. He will also sign autographs and be available for photos.

WHEN & WHERE:
Presentation (Creative & Artistic Stage)
Friday, August 29 - 11am to 12pm and 3pm to 4pm
Saturday, August 30 - 11am to 12pm
Sunday, August 31 - 11am to 12pm and 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Autographs & Photos (Jackman Long Building)
Friday, August 29 through September 1 - 11am to 5pm daily

WHY:
The Virginian was the first 90-minute color western TV series. The show aired from 1962 to 1971, making it the third longest running western series in the history of television. Portrayed by James Drury, the lead character was never given a name other than The Virginian. Not even Drury knew his character's real name.

PRICE:
Free with paid fair admission
All ages welcome

CONTACT:
Amber Lindsey, (503) 730-8157, amber@amberlindseypr.com


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The 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.


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Getting there is half the fun! Oregon State Fair release onsite parking details (Photo)
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/21/14
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SALEM, OR - August 21, 2014 - Parking at the Oregon State Fair is just $5 this year and getting to fair couldn't be easier. Combined with reduced admission prices, families can enjoy the fair... for less!

Pick up a FREE parking pass from NW Chevy Dealers
Visit participating NW Chevy Dealers locations to receive a coupon good for one day of FREE general parking at the Oregon State Fair. Coupons available while supplies last. Visit www.oregonstatefair.org/special-days-promotions/chevy-free-parking/ for a list of participating dealerships.

Ride the FREE Cherriots Shuttle to and from the fair
Cherriots Shuttles will run every 30 minutes during the week and every 15 minutes on weekends and the Labor Day holiday. Visit www.oregonstatefair.org/shuttle for the pickup and drop off locations and schedules.

Park your car for just $5
Three major parking lots surround the fairgrounds at a cost of just $5 per vehicle per day. Visit www.oregonstatefair.org/map and www.oregonstatefair.org/directions for details about where to park onsite, including directions to ADA parking in the Pink Lot.

Ride your bike!
Bicycle racks on 17th Street between the Jackman Long Building and the Armory are available to all cyclists free of charge.


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About the Oregon State Fair
Named one of Huffington Post's top ten state fairs, the 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.


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Deputies On Scene of Two Vehicle Crash With Injuries (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/21/14
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One person has been transported to the Salem hospital with injuries after a two vehicle crash. Today at approximately 10:45 a.m., deputies were called to the intersection of Cordon Road NE and Swegle Road NE in Salem on a reported two vehicle crash.

Deputies are on scene and working to determine how a Jeep and a dump truck collided at the intersection. The driver of the Jeep has been taken to the Salem Hospital with unknown injuries. The area is currently closed from Center Street to Sunnyview Road NE but is expected to reopen within the next thirty minutes.

The Sheriff's Office does not anticipate any further release regarding this incident until the investigation can be completed and that time frame is unknown. You can follow the road closure information on our Twitter Page @MCSOInTheKnow


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Benton County Sheriff's Office Investigates Fatal Crash, Highway 20 and Scenic, Albany
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/21/14
This morning, Thursday 8/21/14 at 6:57 am, Deputies with the Benton County Sheriff's Office responded to a fatal head on collision on Highway 20, just north of Scenic Drive in Albany. A male driver of a Ford Station Wagon was traveling west bound on Highway 20 when it was stuck head on by a Acura that was eastbound. The male driver of the Ford was deceased at the scene. The male driver of the Acura was transported to Good Samaritan Regional hospital in Corvallis with non-life threatening injuries. No passengers were in either vehicle. Investigation is continuing as to causes and fault of the crash. Identification of the drivers will be released pending notification of the deceased family.

Highway 20 was closed for about 2.5 hours.

Oregon State Police, Albany Police, Corvallis Police, ODOT and Albany Fire responded to the scene and assisted Benton County Sheriff's with traffic control and Crash Investigation.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Oregon National Guard CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package to conduct training and evaluation exercise (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/21/14
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The Oregon National Guard CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) is scheduled to conduct a training and evaluation exercise at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore., Aug. 24-28.

The media is invited to attend a special Media Visit Day, scheduled for Monday, Aug. 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Camp Rilea is located at 33168 Patriot Way, Warrenton, OR 97146. The tour of the CERFP exercise will begin at building 7425.

The mission of the Oregon National Guard's CERFP is to provide immediate response capability to the governor including: incident site search capability of damaged buildings, rescuing trapped casualties, providing decontamination, performing medical triage and initial treatment to stabilize patients for transport to medical facilities, and remains recovery.

In March, Oregon's CERFP participated in Vigilant Guard Exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska. Oregon's Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen worked alongside members from the Hawaii National Guard CERFP unit, training to respond to a large-scale earthquake scenario. The exercise tied into the Alaska Shield and several linked exercises on both the state and national level.

Oregon's CERFP is comprised of Oregon Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen from around the state, providing the majority of the search and recovery and decontamination efforts on the team.

The Oregon CERFP is one of the nation's newest validated teams. The team completed required external validation in May 2012, which evaluated members in the technical aspects required for their mission.

In March 2013, the team also underwent a Standardization Evaluation and Assistance Team (SEAT) inspection, which evaluated its fiscal and administrative responsibilities. The team's results allowed for its ultimate validation and mission readiness status.

To see the Flickr photo album of the Oregon CERFP in action, visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/oregonmildep/sets/72157629775748352/


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Aili Schreiner named Oregon Cultural Trust Manager
Oregon Arts Commission - 08/21/14
Aili Schreiner, an experienced leader and project manager in the non-profit and heritage community, is the new manager of the Oregon Cultural Trust. Schreiner succeeds Kimberly Howard, who recently accepted a position with PGE's social responsibility team.

"We're delighted to welcome Aili to the Oregon Cultural Trust," said Bob Speltz, Trust board chair. "Her work over the past eight years in support of Oregon's cultural organizations will enable to her to successfully strengthen partnerships and invest in creative place making through collaborations that build and celebrate the creative economy."

"We are incredibly fortunate to have found someone as qualified and energetic as Aili to manage the Oregon Cultural Trust," added Brian Rogers, executive director of the Trust and the Oregon Arts Commission. "Her experience working with heritage and history organizations, as well as her proven track record in fundraising and coalition building, makes her an exciting addition to our team."

Schreiner's most recent position was program director for the Confluence Project, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring public lands at heritage sites along the Columbia River. During her four-year tenure, she raised more than $6 million in capital and programming funding and created and implemented "Gifts from Our Ancestors," a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary K-12 education program working with tribal artists, elders and tradition keepers. She also led strategic marketing and communication plans.

From 2006 to 2009 she served as the senior project manager for Oregon 150, the state commemoration of Oregon's sesquicentennial, where she developed and oversaw project budgets, sponsorships and grant applications. She also secured and developed government, nonprofit, business and partner relationships and created Oregon Stories, a signature project to collect and distribute more than 600 written, audio and visual first-person narratives from and about Oregonians.

Schreiner's experience also includes editing "Reflections on the Presidency" for the Oregon Historical Society Press and serving as a visitor services representative for the Oregon Historical Society. She graduated with honors with a bachelor's in history from Lewis and Clark College, where she focused on Native American history and gender studies. She is a member of the Estonian Society of Portland and served on the advisory board of the Chinook Nation Website Project and the planning board for the 2012 centennial commemoration of Oregon women's suffrage.

"I am thrilled to join in the great work of the Oregon Cultural Trust," said Schreiner. "Our culture is the face of Oregon - one increasingly recognized nationally. The strength of our arts, humanities, heritage, preservation and tourism initiatives are points of entry for all Oregonians, both new and old. I am proud that Oregon is the home of this unique enterprise - cultural funding for the people, by the people. How very Oregonian!"

Schreiner begins her duties as trust manager on Wednesday, Aug. 20.
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Oregon Civil Air Patrol To Conduct Statewide Exercise This Weekend (Photo)
Oregon Civil Air Patrol - 08/21/14
Oregon CAP will be utilizing it's fleet of specially equipped Cessna C-182 aircraft during it's state wide exercise this weekend.
Oregon CAP will be utilizing it's fleet of specially equipped Cessna C-182 aircraft during it's state wide exercise this weekend.
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The Oregon wing of the Civil Air Patrol will be conducting a state wide USAF evaluated exercise this coming weekend, August 23 and 24, with a collection of scenarios to train for, and test, the Oregon CAP's capability and preparedness to respond to various types of historically supported emergency situations.

With incident command centers located in Medford, Bend and Aurora, the CAP will conduct responses to both natural disasters, air search and rescue, and related operations that could be requested by state, local and federal authorities. Six aircraft and up to 100 members from around the state will comprise ground and air crew personnel to conduct various emergency flight and ground operations. These operations could be communications support to local authorities, search operations to locate missing persons or aircraft, high resolution digital photo reconnaisance, emergency medical support flights and transporting of critical supplies, equipment and personnel among other possible responses.

In addition to adult aircrew and ground staff, the CAP will utilize it's teenaged cadet members in various ground support operations such as communications, mission base operations, ground search and rescue operations and aircraft flightline activities under the guidance of an experienced adult member.

"Our cadet members are a crucial force multiplier during our missions" said Major Rich Ouellette, CAO Incident Commander. " They perform essential tasks that have a tremendous impact on the success of our multitude of operational missions"

"The training we conduct during these evaluated tests and more routine training operations during the year are important to keep our skills current, apply new technology and procedures and to train our newer members who are interested in serving their communities and their country in time of emergency." He said.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 60,000 members nationwide. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and has been credited by the AFRCC with saving more than 100 lives this fiscal year. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counterdrug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to over 25,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for more than 68 years. For more information on CAP, please visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com

MEDIA NOTE:
Members of the media are encouraged to visit the CAP mission bases at the Medford Airport and
Aurora State Airport (North end) during the exercise. No media flights will be conducted, but there will be opportunities to conduct interviews including official USAF evaluators.


Attached Media Files: Oregon CAP will be utilizing it's fleet of specially equipped Cessna C-182 aircraft during it's state wide exercise this weekend.
Deputies Investigating Shooting in Red Robin Parking Lot ***Update*** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/21/14
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Last night at 8:50 p.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office were called to the parking lot of the Red Robin located at 3610 Center Street NE on a reported disturbance. The Sheriff's Office has determined that prior to our arrival an altercation took place between two groups of people within the parking lot of the restaurant and at some point multiple shots were fired.

Shortly after the parking lot shooting the Sheriff's Office received additional calls of more shots being fired a short distance from the original altercation. As a result of the shooting within the parking lot two adult victims were treated for gunshot wounds and later released from the Salem Hospital. No injuries were reported at the second shooting scene.

Detectives worked through the night and are continuing to follow up on leads produced from their investigation. Although no arrests have been made in the case, detectives have no evidence suggesting that there is any immediate danger to the public. Detectives do believe however that the shooting and altercation is gang related.

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information in regard to the shooting to please call our Tip Line at 503-540-8079. You can remain anonymous.


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08/20/14
OSP Central Point Fish & Wildlife Trooper Receives Shikar-Safari Club International Award (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/20/14
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Conservation-based organization, Shikar-Safari Club International, honored a Central Point-area Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division trooper today as the State's top wildlife enforcement officer for 2013. The award was presented in Salem with the OSP's leadership staff in attendance.

On August 20, 2014, Shikar-Safari Club International representative Lynn Loacker presented Senior Trooper James Collom with the Shikar-Safari Club International "Wildlife Officer of the Year" award, placing him in a distinguished group of officers who have earned recognition for their commitment to fish and wildlife enforcement and protection of natural resources. The award has been given annually for more than 25 years to honor outstanding wildlife enforcement officers whose efforts during the previous year reflected outstanding performance and achievement among the state agency's sworn fish and wildlife law enforcement personnel.

In presenting the award, Lynn Loacker noted that wildlife enforcement officers rarely receive the recognition and encouragement they so greatly deserve for protecting our wildlife and natural resources.

"We congratulate Senior Trooper Collom on being our selection for the Shikar Safari Club International's 'Wildlife Officer of the Year' award. This award puts him in a very distinguished group who has earned this recognition for their outstanding performance and dedication to duty," said Loacker.

Senior Trooper Collom has been involved with enforcing fish and wildlife laws for about 22 years including fourteen years with OSP following nine years as a game warden in Idaho. Passionate about his job, Collom is known to be a top performer on his Fish & Wildlife team including the number of field contacts, investigations, and enforcement activities. He has a high number of field contacts, written the majority of search warrants for his team, and assists Patrol Division troopers in handling crashes and other calls for rural law enforcement services.

As the Department's statewide coordinator for the "Turn-in-Poachers" (TIP) program, Collom administers rewards given by the Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) to tipsters for information on fish and wildlife cases. He also writes articles for the OHA magazine, works closely with local ODFW biologists, is a speaker at hunter education classes, and helps organize OSP's booth each year at the Sportsmen's Show.

Some recent cases worked by Collom include:

* The investigation of an Eagle Point-area deer poaching ring that led to the service of seven search warrants and the charging of eight suspects for crimes including 23 felony counts.
* The investigation of the poaching of a trophy class buck that was shot and left to waste in a field in the Eagle Point area. A difficult case to solve with little evidence, Collom had a news release issued and solicited funding for a $3,000 reward. The investigation also identified the unlawfully shooting of three large bucks and led to charges for a husband and his wife.

In May, Senior Trooper Jim Collom also received the OSP Fish & Wildlife Division's 2013 "Trooper of the Year" award.

Shikar-Safari Club International is a worldwide organization dedicated to the protection, enhancement and preservation of wildlife and has placed particular emphasis on endangered and threatened species through the promotion of enforcement of conservation laws and regulations.

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(Left to right: Lynn Loacker and Senior Trooper Collom)

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The Oregon State Police is a full-service public safety agency providing diverse services to the citizens of Oregon. Our mission is to enhance livability and safety by protecting the people, property, and natural resources of the state. To realize our vision and accomplish our mission our objectives are to BE THERE (be ready and able to respond to the increasing needs of Oregonians); PREVENT HARM (engage in vigilant enforcement of laws and regulations while making Oregon's roadways safe and reducing our citizen's exposure to crime, fire and disasters); and, SUPPORT OREGON COMMUNITIES (providing specialized services and assistance throughout Oregon in support of the statewide public safety infrastructure).

The primary responsibility of the Fish and Wildlife Division is enforcement of fish, wildlife, and commercial fishing laws and protection of Oregon's natural resources and the habitats upon which they depend. Fish and Wildlife Division officers are fully trained State Troopers who also enforce traffic, criminal, boating, livestock, and environmental protection laws and respond to emergency incidents.

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Mop-up hits high gear on Old Blue Mountain Fire
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/20/14
Thousands of gallons of helicopter-borne water was poured on the Old Blue Mountain Fire Tuesday, significantly knocking out numerous hot spots within the 99-acre blaze that broke out late Monday during a thunderstorm.

Early this morning, Incident Commander Steve Wetmore (ODF) reported "Old Blue is one hundred percent lined and one hundred percent plumbed," meaning the fire line was completed overnight and a system of fire hoses now encircles the burned area. The fire is 30 percent contained.

The firefighters' objective today is to mop-up hot spots 300 feet inside the fire line and patrol outside of the fire line to watch for spot fires. Helicopters and air tankers are available, if necessary.

No new fires were reported yesterday on ODF's Southwest Oregon District. Reconnaissance flights are in the air today to search for holdover fires from Monday's thunderstorms.

A Level 1 evacuation alert (Be Ready) remains in effect for portions of Humbug Creek Rd. in Jackson County:
· All homes on the left fork of Humbug Creek Rd;
· Addresses 2542 and above on the main fork of Humbug Creek Rd (the dirt portion).

The status of the evacuation level will be reviewed this afternoon. More progress on perimeter mop-up is necessary before removing the evacuation alert.

Also, the roadblock near the 4 mile marker on the right fork of Foots Creek Rd remains in place today.

ODF Southwest Oregon District fire activity information and current fire prevention regulations are posted online at www.swofire.com.
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THIS SUNDAY: See if Your Collectibles are Valuable at New Oregon Historical Society What's It Worth? Event (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 08/20/14
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Portland, OR - Have you ever wondered if you had a hidden treasure buried in your closet? Find out at the Oregon Historical Society's first "What's It Worth?" event on Sunday, August 24, where local specialists will provide "Antiques Roadshow"-style evaluations of your collectibles.

Items that can be evaluated include: American Indian arts and crafts, autographs, coins, comic books & rare books, fine art, jewelry, political buttons, pottery, toys, vintage & antique clothing, and other collectibles. Evaluations are $10 plus regular OHS museum admission, and each person is limited to five items. Evaluations will be provided by local professionals who have volunteered their time to support this event. Visit the event page (http://ohs.org/education/whats-it-worth.cfm) for a full list of the professionals in attendance.

"With the current fascination in auction and antique hunting popping up all over popular TV shows, this seems like the perfect time for the Oregon Historical Society to host its own rendition of "Antiques Roadshow" said Oregon Historical Society Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk. "Who knows - you may discover you have had something hidden away for decades of real value and historical significance!"

All proceeds raised from this special event support the mission of the Oregon Historical Society. The event runs from Noon - 4 PM at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland) and evaluations are given on a first come, first served basis.

Accompanying this event is a new Oregon Historical Society museum exhibit titled "Worth/Worthless: Valuing Our Collections," curated by OHS Library Director Geoff Wexler in collaboration with OHS Associate Registrar Kim Buergel. To help us better understand the many meanings of value, this exhibition draws on the rich collections of the Oregon Historical Society, providing juxtapositions of documents, artworks, and artifacts that illustrate the often puzzling differences that make things valuable or valueless. (http://ohs.org/exhibits/current/worth-worthless.cfm)

Note that firearms and weapons are not permitted, and all items presented for evaluation must be able to be carried by hand. Evaluations that are provided are auction estimates and are not considered legally binding paid appraisals.

About the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, educational programs, and digital content. Visit ohs.org for information on current exhibits and events and access to educational content.


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Lebanon Field Fire Held to 5 Acres
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 08/20/14
Shortly after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, the Lebanon Fire District was dispatched to a field fire at 36500 Honey Sign Drive. Firefighters encountered a wind driven fire in a partially flailed stubble field. With the aid of farm crews already on scene, the fire was extinguished. There were no injuries. Estimated damage was $500 to some irrigation equipment damaged by the fire. 15 personnel and 11 apparatus responded to the fire.

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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 99N north of Belt Line Road near Eugene (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/20/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday night's three vehicle serious injury crash that occurred on Highway 99N north of Belt Line Road in Lane County. Six people were injured, four seriously.

According to Lieutenant Rob Edwards, on August 19, 2014 at approximately 9:00 p.m., a 1999 Ford F-450 utility truck driven by ISIAH BROWN JR, age 57, from Eugene, was traveling northbound in the right hand lane at approximately 40 mph when it was struck from behind by a 2003 Lexus four-door driven by RONNIE D. HARRISON, age 72, from Eugene. After impact, the Ford truck came to rest facing east blocking about half of the right hand lane. The Lexus came to rest in both northbound lanes.

A short time after the first crash, a northbound 1992 Yamaha motorcycle operated by JOHNNY J. HARNESS, age 33, from Junction City, traveled upon the scene and clipped the Ford truck's bumper and then struck the Lexus. HARNESS was ejected and came to rest on the highway after hitting a vehicle that stopped on the shoulder to assist north of the crash scene.

HARNESS was seriously injured and transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He was wearing a helmet.

HARRISON received non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to McKenzie Willamette Hospital. His vehicle had three passengers transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Left rear passenger/wife SHARON HARRISON, age 68, was seriously injured. Right rear passenger LINDA WEIR, age 69, from Eugene, was seriously injured. Right front passenger/son KEVIN HARRISON was seriously injured.

BROWN received minor injuries and was transported to McKenzie Willamette Hospital.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Senior Trooper Cecil Arient is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Lane Rural Fire, Eugene Police Department, and ODOT.

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08/19/14
Passing the Torch at the Oregon WWII Memorial (Photo)
Historical Outreach Foundation (HOF) - 08/19/14
Dedication of the Oregon WWII Memorial on June 6. 2014
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MEDIA ALERT
August 19, 2014

PHOTO OPP: Thursday, Aug 21, 11:30 am
OR WWII Memorial, Capitol
Corner of Cottage & Court, Salem. OR

With construction complete, a transition will take place at the state capitol.

SALEM, OR -Thursday, August 21 will mark the official transition of the Oregon World War II Memorial Foundation to the Historical Outreach Foundation (HOF), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of our military veterans. Members of both foundations will gather for a short ceremony at the memorial site at 11:30 AM, after which, the WWII Memorial will sunset into the HOF.

Just 10 weeks after the dedication in Salem, the finishing touches have now been completed. The June 6 ceremony took place on the grounds of the State Capitol, as veterans, friends, and family arrived from all around the state to honor those who paid the ultimate price for their service. By all estimates, there were over 300 WWII veterans at the event, and a crowd of over 2,000 in attendance.

The granite memorial wall bears the names of the recorded 3,771WWII veterans from Oregon who fought and died in battle, or as a result of injuries sustained during their service.

"This memorial will serve to educate young people about our military history, specifically the importance of honoring those who fought and died in service to our country," said Lou Jaffe, president of the OR WWII Memorial Foundation. "Those who served during WWII were part of this country's Greatest Generation, and shared a tremendous sense of unity, honor and sacrifice."

The Historical Outreach Foundation, under the leadership of Alisha Hamel, executive director, will carry on the mission of the WWII foundation as they continue to honor our rich military history through education and preservation. The HOF supports several educational initiatives including the Oregon Military Museum, Veterans' Legacies Project, and the Oregon WWII Memorial.

To learn more, or to support the programs at the Historical Outreach Foundation, visit www.historicaloutreach.com or call (503) 705-5965. For concerns about the maintenance of the Oregon WWII Memorial site, contact the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs in Salem.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Rachael Mortensen, Rachael@historicaloutreach.com, (503) 550-9463

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Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet August 22 in Wilsonville
Oregon Health Authority - 08/19/14
Contact: Alissa Robbins, 503-490-6590 (media inquiries)

Milena Malone, 971-673-3392 (meeting information or accommodations)

Metrics and Scoring Committee to meet August 22 in Wilsonville

What: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Metrics and Scoring Committee will meet in Wilsonville this Friday, August 22. The primary focus of the meeting will to select CCO incentive measures for 2015. Public testimony will be heard at 9:30 a.m.

When: Friday, August 22, 9:00 a.m. to noon

Where: Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room #211
29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville, OR 97070
Directions and parking information at: http://www.clackamas.edu/Wilsonville/

Attendees can also join through a listen-only conference line:
1-888-808-6929, participant code 915042

Agenda:
-- Welcome and Consent Agenda
-- Updates
-- Public testimony
-- Select CCO incentive measures for 2015

For more information, please visit: the committee's website at www.oregon.gov/oha/Pages/metrix.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations by calling the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Lebanon Apartment Fire
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 08/19/14
At 9:42 pm last night Lebanon Fire District crews responded to a reported apartment fire at 142 E. Elmore Street. Upon arrival they found the building was being evacuated and that alarms were sounding that a sprinkler in the third floor apartment had been activated
and light smoke was coming from the apartment.

Upon making entry to the apartment firefighters noted that the fire had been extinguished by the sprinkler. Fire fighters shut down the sprinkler system and began to remove water from the apartment. They also discovered an overflowing bath tub that had been left running when occupants evacuated the building. The occupants of 3 apartments were displaced due to water running down into the lower apartments.

The cause of the fire was determined to be a pot of cooking oil that was left on the stove. The occupant was initially able to extinguish the fire by placing the lid on the pot. The fire re-ignited when they tried to move the pot to the sink and the pot tilted allowing the lid to fall off and oxygen was re-introduced to the oil which caused it to flare up. This in turn caused the sprinkler head in the kitchen to activate and again extinguish the fire.

Lebanon Fire would like to take this opportunity to remind people that once you have smothered the fire and turned off the heat source, it is best not to chance re-igniting the fire by performing any action which could cause the lid to become dislodged. There were no injuries and a preliminary damage estimate of $50,000 has been established.
Lincoln County District Attorney Honored as "2013 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year" (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/19/14
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The Lincoln County District Attorney was selected recently to receive the seventh presentation of an award to a prosecutor in Oregon for their support, hard work, dedication, and efforts in enforcing fish and wildlife laws and commitment to the preservation of Oregon's natural resources.

On August 14, 2014, Lincoln County District Attorney Michelle Branam was presented with the "2013 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year Award" in front of her peers at the Oregon District Attorneys Association summer conference held last week in Bend. The award sponsored by the Oregon Sportsmen's Coalition, was presented by Captain Jeff Samuels, Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division Director, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Watershed Manager Chip Dale, and Ty Stubblefield, Field Administrator for the Oregon Hunters Association.

Michelle Branam has served for almost ten years as a Deputy and Chief Deputy for the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office before being appointed District Attorney by Governor John Kitzhaber earlier this year.

Through her hard work and partnership with area law enforcement, she has garnered a great deal of respect for her commitment to consistently prosecuting fish and wildlife crimes. The South Coast Team of the OSP Fish and Wildlife Division has a great working relationship with DA Branam who shows support for the protection of natural resources. On her own time, Branam even attended Marine Board training to better understand recreational boating enforcement and completed both drift boat and jet boat operation training.

As Lincoln County Chief Deputy, Branam was responsible for prosecuting the bulk of serious criminal cases in the county. She was also instrumental in prosecuting several environmental cases where actions resulted in local habitat restoration projects, including a high profile water pollution case involving a local sand and gravel company which received a misdemeanor conviction of Water Pollution in the Second Degree and a $10,000 fine.

"It was a pleasure to present DA Michelle Branam with the wildlife prosecutor of the year award for her dedication and commitment to the criminal justice system and wildlife prosecution. I appreciate her willingness to work closely with local fish and wildlife troopers and to prosecute those responsible for wildlife offenses and environmental degradation," said Captain Jeff Samuels.

Recent wildlife cases successfully prosecuted by DA Branam include:

Hunting on the Enclosed or Cultivated Land of Another/Unlawful Possession of Big Game

Disposition:
* 10 days in jail
* Three year hunting license suspension and two years' probation
* $1,400 fines
* $400 restitution to taxidermist
* $15,000 restitution to ODFW for 7x7 bull elk
* Forfeit elk mount, meat and archery equipment

Unlawful Take of Osprey

Disposition:
* Three years hunting license suspension
* $5,000 restitution to ODFW for Osprey

Waste of Cow Elk

Disposition:
* Remington 7mm forfeited to state
* Three year hunting license suspension
* $810 in fines
* $500 restitution to Oregon Hunter's Association for TIP reward
* $1,500 restitution to ODFW for elk

Unlawful Take of Black Bear

Disposition:
* Three years' probation
* Forfeit bear and Remington 270 rifle
* $1,633 in fines
* $1,000 restitution to ODFW for the bear

Photograph - Oregon State Police
(Left to right: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Watershed Manager Chip Dale, Lincoln County District Attorney Michelle Branam, and Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division Director Captain Jeff Samuels)

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Successful Energy Northwest bond sale benefits BPA ratepayers
Bonneville Power Administration - 08/19/14
Portland, Ore. - Energy Northwest and the Bonneville Power Administration took the first step in an effort that could save BPA ratepayers as much as $1.8 billion in gross interest savings and restore up to $1.2 billion of BPA's U.S. Treasury borrowing authority through 2044.

In particular, Energy Northwest sold BPA-supported bonds on Aug. 5 to refinance approximately $321 million of outstanding regional cooperation debt previously issued by Energy Northwest and associated with the never-completed nuclear Projects 1 and 3. This is the first of several potential bond sales that could lead to the refinancing of Energy Northwest nuclear assets that could yield the savings mentioned above.

"This agreement offers unique opportunities for savings," said Nancy Mitman, BPA acting chief financial officer. "The net effect of refinancing through regional cooperation bonds is that both the weighted average interest rate and maturity of BPA's overall debt portfolio will be reduced over the life of the proposal, thereby lowering interest costs by hundreds of millions of dollars and increasing U.S Treasury borrowing capacity for making much-needed investments in our infrastructure."

Regional cooperation debt refers to existing debt associated with the Columbia Generating Station in Richland, Wash., and Projects 1 and 3 that also serves as a regional financial resource, providing remarkable debt management opportunities to lower costs of power for the benefit of the Pacific Northwest.

Similar efforts in the past helped BPA preserve and restore approximately $2 billion in U.S. Treasury borrowing authority and saved approximately $500 million in interest under BPA's Debt Optimization Program.

The bond proceeds will be used to pay off Energy Northwest debt that is due to mature in 2014. The new bonds will be paid prior to the end of BPA's existing regional power sales agreements in 2028. More particularly, the bond sale allows Energy Northwest to extend regional cooperation debt that was due in 2014 into the period between 2025 and 2028, a period that more closely matches the useful lives of the Energy Northwest facilities expected at the time the related facilities were initially financed.

The Energy Northwest bond sale is set to close Aug. 21, 2014. The bond sale means that amounts recovered in BPA's rates to pay Energy Northwest principal will instead be available to pay off like amounts of more expensive federal debt. The new Energy Northwest regional cooperation bonds have a true interest cost of 3.17 percent. The resulting availability of additional amounts in the BPA fund will help assist in the prepayment of a like principal amount of BPA's federal debt bearing interest rates of 7.15 to 7.19 percent. The present value of the interest savings to the region will therefore be $135 million. The savings also will help BPA hold down rates in fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

"Energy Northwest and BPA worked closely to establish and implement a broad view of the regional debt portfolio as a crucial tool for providing the region with prudent, long-term value," said Brent Ridge, Energy Northwest vice president, Corporate Services/chief financial officer.

BPA is a nonprofit federal agency that markets renewable hydropower from 31 federal hydro projects in the Columbia Basin and power from Energy Northwest's Columbia Generating Station. BPA also operates three-quarters of high-voltage transmission line capacity in the Northwest and funds one of the largest wildlife protection and restoration programs in the world. BPA and its partners have also saved enough electricity through energy efficiency projects to power four large American cities. For more information, contact us at 503-230-5131 or visit www.bpa.gov.
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Driver Arrested After Injury Hit & Run Crash - Highway 219 south of Newberg (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/19/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 35-year old man following an injury hit & run traffic crash Tuesday morning on Highway 219 south of Newberg. The suspect driver was found in his crashed vehicle after continuing from the scene before stopped east of Highway 219 on Champoeg Road NE.

On August 19, 2014 at 5:52 a.m., a 1997 Honda Accord driven by FRED SAUERMANN, age 40, from Independence, was traveling southbound on Highway 219 near milepost 24 when a northbound 2013 Toyota van crossed the centerline and struck the Honda's left side. The van continued northbound without stopping at the scene.

An OSP trooper arrived on scene at approximately 6:08 a.m., contacting the Honda's driver who was injured as Newberg-area fire and medical personnel also arrived. The trooper checked the area north of the crash scene and found the suspect vehicle 8 minutes later about a half mile away where it stopped east of Highway 219 on Champoeg Road NE.

Subsequent investigation led the trooper to arrest the van's driver, RAMON OROS BARRERA, age 35, from Cornelius. OROS BARRERA was lodged in the Marion County Jail on the following charges:

* Felony Hit & Run - Injury
* Reckless Driving
* Assault in the Fourth Degree
* Misdemeanor Driving While Suspended

OROS BARRERA was also cited for Failure to Install Ignition Interlock Device.

SAUERMANN was transported to Oregon Health & Science University for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He was treated and released.

Senior Trooper Bridget Taylor is the lead investigator.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Reminder: OPRD Public Meetings on Proposed Smoking Restrictions
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 08/19/14
Persons wishing to comment on proposed rules that would restrict smoking of tobacco products on the ocean shore recreation area will have a chance to make comments in person at four public hearings scheduled from August 20th to August 28th. In addition to comments made at public hearings, written comments will be accepted through regular mail (OPRD Beach Smoking, 725 Summer St NE, Suite C, Salem OR 97301) or by e-mail (oprd.publiccomment@oregon.gov). All hearings begin at 7 p.m. at the locations listed below.

* 8/20/2014 - Seaside Public Library, 1131 Broadway, Seaside OR
* 8/21/2014 - Central Lincoln PUD, 2129 N Coast Highway, Newport OR
* 8/26/2014 - Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay OR
* 8/28/2014 - North Mall Office Building, 725 Summer Street NE, Salem OR
Observe National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September by donating blood with the American Red Cross
American Red Cross Blood Services - 08/19/14
(see downloadable file for a list of upcoming blood donation opportunities in the area)

Portland, Ore. (Aug. 19, 2014) -- The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September.

Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease that causes red blood cells to form an abnormal crescent shape. It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects as many as 100,000 people in the U.S. Many of these patients face a lifetime of blood transfusions to help reduce the risk of stroke, damage to major organs and other complications that can arise as a result of sickle cell disease.

Since blood from donors of the same ethnic background as the recipient is less likely to cause complications, the Red Cross must maintain a diverse blood supply. This is particularly important for patients like those with sickle cell disease who may require regular blood transfusions.

For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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Attached Media Files: 2014-08/1812/77004/American_Red_Cross_Blood_Drives_(Sept_2_-_Sept_15)_2.docx
Update: Driver Arrested After Attempt to Elude, Single Vehicle Injury Crash in SE Salem (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/19/14
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A 33-year old Salem man was arrested after release from a Salem hospital following Tuesday night's attempt to elude and injury crash in SE Salem.

On August 18, 2014 at approximately 11:17 p.m. an OSP trooper attempted to stop a Cadillac CTS passenger car for traveling 82 mph in a 60 mph speed zone on Interstate 5. The vehicle exited off the freeway onto Mission Street and attempted to elude the trooper recklessly northbound on Lancaster Drive SE. After turning east onto Rickey Street SE, the trooper terminated his pursuit of the vehicle near Macleay Road SE and Connecticut Street SE.

Approximately ten seconds after losing sight of the vehicle, the trooper overheard Marion County deputies report a traffic crash in the vicinity of Macleay Road SE and Jenah Street SE where deputies were parked on an unrelated call. The trooper arrived on scene and observed the Cadillac on its top in the ditch on the south side of Macleay Road SE with a male and female injured inside. The driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle after seeing the parked patrol cars. After hitting the car's brakes, the Cadillac entered a deep ditch and rolled onto its top.

Salem Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and extricated the driver, BRIAN JAKE WILSON, age 33, and passenger PERLA VANESSA GOMEZ LAZO, age 30, from Salem. Both occupants were transported to Salem Hospital with minor injuries.

After treatment at the hospital, WILSON was arrested by OSP troopers on charges related to the attempt to elude and crash, as well as two outstanding warrants for Parole Violation and Unauthorized Departure. WILSON was lodged in the Marion County Jail on the two warrants and the following local charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Assault in the Fourth Degree
* Misdemeanor Driving While Suspended

Marion County Sheriff's Office conducted the crash investigation and Salem Police Department assisted at the scene. No other vehicles were struck by the Cadillac during the incident and crash. The female passenger was not arrested.

Photographs:
Crash Scene - Oregon State Police
Wilson - Marion County Sheriff's Office

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Telephone scams targeting Oregon taxpayers
Oregon Dept. of Revenue - 08/19/14
SALEM -- After recent reports of callers fraudulently identifying themselves as collection agents, the Oregon Department of Revenue is reminding taxpayers to take measures to protect their personal identifying information.

Taxpayers have reported receiving phone calls from individuals identifying themselves as Revenue representatives or IRS agents. The caller says the victim has a tax debt and demands payment by wire transfer or credit card. The caller may threaten legal action in an effort to coerce taxpayers to disclose personal identifying information such as Social Security or credit card numbers.

"Revenue employees may ask you to verify some personal information, but they won't threaten you or demand personal or financial information," explained Ken Ross, Revenue's Personal Tax program manager. "If you think you're being scammed, end the call and contact us directly. We encourage the public to protect themselves by verifying they're speaking with legitimately authorized representatives of the Department of Revenue." Direct contact information for Revenue and its field offices is available online or in government directories.

Revenue offers a few tips to help taxpayers protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud.

* Taxpayers may contact Revenue directly at 1-800-356-4222 to check the validity of any tax-related phone calls.
* Taxpayers will always receive a billing notice by mail prior to receiving any calls from Revenue.
* Revenue will never ask a taxpayer to wire money.
* Electronic payments to Revenue don't have to be made over the phone. If you're more comfortable paying online, visit www.oregon.gov/dor/payments.
* Revenue maintains a list of official mailing addresses for all offices in the Contact Us section of www.oregon.gov/dor. We will not ask taxpayers to send information or payments to any addresses that aren't on this list.

Taxpayers can report incidences where the caller identifies themselves as an agent of the state to Revenue's Tax Services at 1-800-356-4222. Fraudulent calls where the IRS is mentioned can be reported to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1-800-366-4484. For more information on scams and fraud being tracked by the IRS, visit www.irs.gov.

Visit www.oregon.gov/dor to get tax forms, check the status of your refund, or make tax payments; or call 1-800-356-4222 toll-free from an Oregon prefix (English or Spanish); 503-378-4988 in Salem and outside Oregon; or email, questions.dor@oregon.gov. For TTY (hearing or speech impaired), call 1-800-886-7204.

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Lane Education Service District to Begin Strategic Planning
Lane ESD - 08/18/14
Lane Education Service District's Board of Directors will begin Strategic Planning on August 19,2 2014.

Lane ESD's Strategic Planning is scheduled from 3:00-8:00 p.m. on August 19, September 30 and October 21. The Strategic Planning will bring together Lane ESD Board of Directors, members of the Lane County Superintendents' Council, and Lane ESD leadership and key staff.


Mike Dugas of Vision Creation Consulting will be facilitating the work. Mike has recently been very successful in working with school districts and other organizations in developing strategic plans. The process he uses is interactive, including multiple opportunities to break up into small groups so that everyone's voice is heard.
Oregon Veterans' Home Earns Top Distinction for Excellence in Quality Care (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Veterans' Affairs - 08/18/14
The national Gold Excellence in Quality Award has been awarded to the Oregon Veteran's Home in The Dalles by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.
The national Gold Excellence in Quality Award has been awarded to the Oregon Veteran's Home in The Dalles by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.
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THE DALLES, Ore. - The Oregon Veterans' Home, located in The Dalles, has been recognized as the first and only state veterans' home nationally to ever earn the highest Excellence in Quality Award - Gold - for superior performance in the long-term and post-acute care profession. The award is one of three distinct awards possible. The National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).

The competitive award program recognizes centers across the nations that have earned this award have not only demonstrated superior quality outcomes but who continue to strive for excellence. Since the program's inception in 1996, AHCA/NCAL has issued only 24 organizations with awards at the Gold level, the final and most rigorous level of the National Quality Award Program.

Oregon's Veterans' Home had previously earned one silver award.

"I am honored to congratulate the Oregon Veterans' Home for their dedication and commitment to improving the lives of those who rely on their services every day." said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL.

The Gold - Excellence in Quality Award has only been presented 24 times since 1996. Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs Director Cameron Smith said this outstanding high level national recognition the Home and its staff have earned indicates they have become a true leader in caring for veterans.

"The team at the Oregon Veterans' Home is second to none and dedicated to providing exceptional care for veterans and their families. This award recognizes the staff's commitment to excellence and confirms that the Oregon Veterans Home is indeed the place where honor lives," Smith said.

Opened in the fall of 1997, the facility is located just outside the city. The staff is able to care for as many as 151 residents who need long-term care in a facility that provides skilled nursing, Alzheimer's and dementia-related care, plus inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care to veterans, their spouses and parents who have lost a child to wartime service.

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represent more than 12,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The award will be presented to the Oregon Veterans' Home during AHCA/NCAL's 65th Annual Convention and Exposition, Oct. 5-8, 2014, in Washington, D.C.


Attached Media Files: The national Gold Excellence in Quality Award has been awarded to the Oregon Veteran's Home in The Dalles by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. , On the grounds at the Oregon Veterans' Home in The Dalles. , Oregon Veterans' Home resident Thomas Love relaxes near the main entrance of the home.
State denies Coyote Island Terminal permit application
Oregon Dept. of State Lands - 08/18/14
Salem - The Department of State Lands (DSL) today announced the removal-fill permit for the Coyote Island Terminal at the Port of Morrow in Boardman was rejected. The decision was communicated to the applicant in a letter sent by email.

"As many people know, this permit application has taken hundreds of staff hours to review," said Mary Abrams, DSL director. "From reading more than 20,000 public comments to carefully analyzing technical documents and plans, this application has been scrutinized for months. We believe our decision is the right one, considering our regulatory parameters laid out in Oregon law, and the wealth of information we have received from the applicant and the public."

DSL regulates filling and removing material from "waters of the state" which include wetlands, rivers and streams. The Coyote Island Terminal removal-fill permit application proposes 572 cubic yards of permanent fill (in the form of pilings) in the Columbia River on submerged land owned by the Port of Morrow.

Elements of the proposed work include construction staging; construction of an elevated, fixed dock and conveyor system; construction of an elevated, fixed-operation walkway with 12 supports; and construction of nine multi-pile structures ('dolphins') installed adjacent to the walkway for vessel mooring.

DSL first received the permit application for the terminal in February 2012. Three public review periods and eight decision deadline extensions occurred over the two-and a-half-year process. In general, the extensions allowed the applicant, Ambre Energy, to respond to issues raised in public comment periods, and to the state's questions and requests for clarification.

Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 196.825 directs the DSL director to "issue a permit..... if the director determines that the project described in the application: (a) Is consistent with the protection, conservation and best use of the water resources of this state as specified in ORS 196.600 to 196.905; and (b) Would not unreasonably interfere with the paramount policy of this state to preserve the use of its waters for navigation, fishing and public recreation."

The department also uses a set of criteria that includes, but is not limited to: what alternatives were considered in the project planning (avoiding waterway impacts); economic, social and other public benefits of the proposed project; if the project is consistent with existing local land-use plans and adjacent land and waterway uses; and what the applicant proposes to mitigate unavoidable waterway impacts.

In reviewing this application and supporting materials, DSL considered the above factors and determined that while the proposed project has independent utility, it is not consistent with the protection, conservation and best use of the state's water resources, and that the applicant did not provide sufficient analysis of alternatives that would avoid construction of a new dock and impacts on tribal fisheries.

In the department's decision to deny the permit, Director Abrams stressed that the decision was reached after extensive deliberation, research and legal advice. "We used data provided by a wide array of parties, and weighed this information against what Oregon law says we must take into consideration in making removal-fill permit decisions. We fully believe that our conclusion to deny the Coyote Island Terminal permit is the right one."

Abrams also noted that the department's removal-fill regulatory authority is vested in the agency director, not the State Land Board.

The applicant may appeal the decision, which would include a hearing before an administrative law judge through the contested case process.

More information: http://www.oregon.gov/dsl/PERMITS/Pages/cit_permit_application.aspx


The State Land Board consists of Governor John Kitzhaber, Secretary of State Kate Brown and State Treasurer Ted Wheeler. The Department of State Lands administers diverse natural and fiscal resources. Many of the resources generate revenue for the Common School Fund, such as state-owned rangelands and timberlands, waterway leases, estates for which no will or heirs exist, and unclaimed property. Twice a year, the agency distributes fund investment earnings to support K-12 public schools. The agency also administers Oregon's Removal-Fill Law, which requires people removing or filling certain amounts of material in waters of the state to obtain a permit.

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Oregon State Fair presents Classic Cars, Brews & Blues: Happening Daily During Fair
Amber Lindsey PR - 08/18/14
WHAT: A cold microbrew, a glass of Oregon wine and mouthwatering local barbecue await fairgoers in the northwest corner garden oasis of the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Wander through the classic car show and enjoy live music from the Northwest's best blues acts, including Curtis Salgado, Ty Curtis and the Hank Shreve Band.

WHEN: Classic Cars, Brews & Blues is happening every day of fair, August 22 - September 1, with live music every afternoon and evening on the Garden Stage presented by KGW.

WHERE: Located in the beautifully landscaped garden area of the Fairgrounds, sponsored by Green Acres Landscape.

PRICE: Included with fair admission, available at www.oregonstatefair.org.

MUSIC LINEUP: Listed at http://oregonstatefair.org/attractions/classic-cars-brews-blues/.

CONTACT: Amber Lindsey, (503) 730-8157, amber@amberlindseypr.com

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The 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.
Scam Alert
Lebanon Police Dept. - 08/18/14
The Lebanon Police Department is warning residents to be aware of a recent phone scam.

In the call, a person identifying himself as Officer Jeff Mueller, told the resident they had her grandson in custody and needed to bring $7500 cash to the Police Department.

Lebanon Police does not have any employee named Jeff Mueller, nor would Lebanon Police call and advise anyone to bring cash bail money to release a subject in custody.

Lebanon Police is asking anyone who receives this type of scam to call their local police agency.
Benton County Sheriff's Office extends Citizen Academy Deadline
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/18/14
The Benton County Sheriff's Office has extended the deadline for accepting applications for its Citizens' Academy. The new deadline is August 26, 2014. A few spaces still remain in this year's class and interested individuals are encouraged to apply.

The Citizen's Academy is a free program designed to give citizen participants an opportunity to learn more about the Sheriff's Office and its unique and diverse public safety functions. The Academy begins September 2nd and meets for ten sessions ending October 21st.

The class will meet each Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on two Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. During the program, participants will learn about the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff's Office and gain insight into the challenges faced by Deputies. Most of the instructors are sworn Deputies who share their experiences with the class. The Saturday sessions provide a hands-on opportunity to learn about emergency vehicle operations, traffic stops, use of force and defensive tactics training.

During the program, participants are introduced to all divisions of the Sheriff's Office including the Law Enforcement Division, Emergency Services, Parole and Probation and the Jail.

Applications are available online at: www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff or in person at the Law Enforcement Building, 180 NW 5th Street, Corvallis. For further information, contact the Benton County Sheriff's Office at 541-766-6858.

Stacy Mellem, Policy/Accreditation Specialist
Benton County Sheriff's Office
(541-766-6054)
stacy.mellem@co.benton.or.us
America's favorite bear turns 70!
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/18/14
In an effort to educate Oregonians about how to prevent accidental wildfires, representatives with the Keep Oregon Green Association, the Oregon Department of Forestry, and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Interior agencies are inviting Oregon State Fair attendees to join them in celebrating Smokey Bear, the famous icon who turns 70 this year.

Keep Oregon Green will host a birthday party for Smokey Bear, complete with cake on Saturday, August 23 between the hours of 1 and 2 p.m. There will be Smokey Bear story-time for children at 11 and 3 every day, and Smokey Bear will be available to greet and take 'selfies' with his fans all day, every day. The public programs and the cake-cutting celebration will take place in the Keep Oregon Green booth, located in the Natural Resource Area next to the poultry and horse barns. Keep Oregon Green's displays will feature historic Smokey Bear images and memorabilia that made him famous.

According to the Oregon Department of Forestry, last year nearly 2,000 acres were burned by human-caused wildfires. The most common sources of human-caused wildfires are debris burning on windy days, operating equipment that emits or causes sparks, and campfires left unattended. There are several entities that offer information on wildfire prevention practices. Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon Department of Forestry, and the Pacific Northwest Wildfire Coordination Group are great places to start.

First introduced in 1944, Smokey Bear has become the recognized symbol of wildfire prevention all across America. His image and message, "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires," is the longest-running public service advertising campaign in our nation's history.

Send Smokey a birthday wish, and he will write you back! Send it to Smokey Bear, Washington, D.C. 20252.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry (ODF) fire update - Aug. 18
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/18/14
>LARGE FIRES WITHIN ODF PROTECTION

>NEW LARGE FIRES
Gulch Fire (NE Oregon): reported yesterday (Sunday) five miles south of Wallowa at 46 acres. The fire is mostly contained and currently in mop-up. Crews will continue to monitor throughout the week.

>UPDATES
Southwest Oregon
· Rogue River Drive: located near Shady Cove in Jackson County (15 miles north of Medford), currently at 492 acres, and 70% contained. No structures have been lost. More information: ODF Medford Unit 541-664-3328 | Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/ | Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/ | NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx

Central Oregon
· South Fork Complex (partially on ODF protected lands): these July 31 lightning-caused fires cover 64,990 acres and are 72% contained. A closure is in place on the Malheur and Ochoco National Forests surrounding the fires. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/ | Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636 www.southforkcomplex.blogspot.com | Twitter @SouthForkInfo | Facebook: South Fork Complex | southforkcomplex@gmail.com

>FIRES ON OTHER JURISDICTIONS IN OREGON
More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

>FIRE STATISTICS
# of lightning-caused fires YTD & acreage on ODF protected lands: 347 fires/47,709 acres
# of human-caused fires YTD & acreage on ODF protected lands: 457 fires/9,505 acres
Total # & acres on ODF protected lands: 804 fires/57,215 acres
Total # and acres in 2013 on ODF protected lands: 852 fires/103,450 acres
Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes comprehensive breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry. For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.
Blind and Visually Impaired Athletes to participate in Portland to Coast Walk Relay on August 22nd-23rd
Northwest Assn. for Blind Athletes - 08/18/14
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Billy Henry, Co-Founder/Executive Director
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes
311 West Evergreen Blvd, Suite 200
Vancouver, Washington 98660
Local Phone: 1-360-718-2826
Toll Free: 1-800-880-9837
http://www.nwaba.org
bhenry@nwaba.org

Blind and Visually Impaired Athletes to participate in Portland to Coast Walk Relay on August 22nd-23rd

Vancouver, Washington--August 18th, 2014-- Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced today that the organization has provided support to Team Eye Rock, a group consisting of 9 blind or visually impaired athletes and their guides, to enable the team to compete in the Portland to Coast Walk Relay taking place August 22nd and 23rd.

"We are very excited to have athletes competing in this phenomenal community event. It will be a life-changing experience for all of those involved. Thanks to generous community support, we were able to make this opportunity possible for people with visual impairments in our community." said NWABA co-founder and Executive Director Billy Henry

"Team Eye Rock is the only team of its kind to participate in the Portland to Coast Walk Relay, the Largest Walk Relay in the World. With the support of the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, our athletes face the extreme race conditions with courage, strength and determination." said Chris Cooke, 2014 Team Eye Rock Captain

Through participation in sports and physical activity, individuals of all ages and ability levels who are blind and visually impaired build confidence, self-esteem, muscular strength, physical fitness, and the inspiration to succeed in school and pursue employment opportunities. Donations are accepted to support NWABA's scholarship fund by mailing a check to PO BOX 65265, Vancouver, WA, 98665 or making an online gift at www.nwaba.org. Please indicate that your donation is to support the Scholarship Fund.

About NWABA:
Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides programming to over 1,000 individuals of all ages and ability levels with visual impairments. The mission of NWABA is to provide life-changing opportunities through sports and physical activity to individuals who are blind and visually impaired. The Association was formed by a group of visually impaired students in 2007 to ensure that people who are blind were participating in sports and physical activity.

For information: http://www.nwaba.org or
Contact: bhenry@nwaba.org
Phone: 1-360-448-7254

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Change in PIO Assignment
Corvallis Police - 08/18/14
Due to recent staff rotations and changes in assignments, Lt. Cord Wood will serve as the Press Information Officer for the Corvallis Police Department. This change is effective Monday, August 18, 2014. Lt. Wood can be reached at (541) 766-6556 or cord.wood@corvallisoregon.gov. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or Lt. Wood.
Local Charity Stands to Gain Over $45,000 From Macy's "Shop For A Cause" On Saturday, August 23
March of Dimes - 08/18/14
Macy's is holding its ninth annual national Shop For A Cause charity event on Saturday, August 23, and the Greater Oregon March of Dimes chapter stands to benefit big as a result. Macy's Shop For A Cause is a unique, one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities' fundraising efforts by giving customers a one-day 25 percent discount with a $5 donation. Macy's has designated March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization in support of pregnancy and baby health, as its national beneficiary of all proceeds of sales of "Shop For A Cause" savings passes in Macy's stores and on macys.com on August 23. Since 2006, the program has helped raise more than $44 million for thousands of charities across the country.

"Macy's is committed to giving back, nationally and to our local communities," said Martine Reardon, Macy's chief marketing officer. "For the last eight years, Macy's Shop For A Cause program has provided our customers and associates the opportunity to show their support and give back to their local community organizations while enjoying great savings at Macy's. We are honored to partner with March of Dimes as our national in-store beneficiary and to offer our customers an easy and convenient way to make a positive difference in the lives of others."

Customers can also shop online at macys.com, as passes purchased there on August 23 will also benefit March of Dimes.

"Macy's support has been critical in helping us provide moms and families with access to prenatal education programs important to improving baby health," said Beth Joscelyn, State Director for the Greater Oregon March of Dimes. "Shop For A Cause demonstrates Macy's corporate responsibility and support for communities, volunteers, and families across the country."

Last year's Shop For A Cause one-day shopping event raised $46,736 in Oregon and SW Washington to help March of Dimes give more babies in our community a healthy start in life. Programs for moms and babies in our area that have benefited from those funds over the last year include Centering Pregnancy, which provides women access to a group pre-natal care model proven to reduce the risk of premature birth; and public education and outreach on how to have a healthy pregnancy.

March of Dimes is the leading non-profit organization for pregnancy and baby health, working to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. By purchasing a shopping pass in store or online at macys.com on August 23; customers can support the work of the March of Dimes while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment and special events at Macy's.

For more information about Macy's Shop For A Cause, visit macys.com/shopforacause.

About Macy's
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks(R) and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade(R), as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy's media materials, images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

About March of Dimes
March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.
08/17/14
Injury Bicycle-Involved Traffic Crash - Rogue River Highway east of Grants Pass
Oregon State Police - 08/17/14
A 62-year old Roseburg woman received non-life threatening injuries Saturday morning when she was struck from behind while riding a bicycle along Rogue River Highway near Rogue River. The driver who struck the woman was cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) in connection to the investigation.

On August 16, 2014 at approximately 9:45 a.m., ARDENA C. CAMERON, age 62, from Roseburg, was the last of 5 cyclists riding near the fog line on Rogue River Highway near milepost 8 when he bicycle was struck from behind by a Chevrolet pickup driven by AARON K. TOLLER, age 86, from Grants Pass.

CAMERON was ejected from the bicycle and received non-life threatening injuries. She was transported by ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment. She was wearing a helmet. None of the other four cyclists were struck or injured.

TOLLER was cited for Careless Driving. He told the investigating trooper that oncoming traffic prevented him from moving to the left as he was approaching the bicyclist.

No photographs or other information available for this release. Trooper Eve Thornton is the lead investigator.

This was the third incident in the last four days in which OSP troopers investigated a collision involving a vehicle hitting a bicyclist from behind. One bicyclist was killed in the first incident and another was seriously injured in the second incident. Enforcement action is pending in the first two incidents.

OSP urges all drivers to be alert for bicyclists and other vulnerable highway users. When approaching from behind, make sure there is adequate room to safely pass on the left of the bicyclist(s).

ORS 811.065 (Unsafe Passing of a Person Operating a Bicycle) states "The driver of a motor vehicle may only pass a person operating a bicycle by driving to the left of the bicycle at a safe distance and returning to the lane of travel once the motor vehicle is safely clear of the overtaken bicycle. For the purposes of this paragraph, a 'safe distance' means a distance that is sufficient to prevent contact with the person operating the bicycle if the person were to fall into the driver's lane of traffic."

The complete statute wording is available via this link: http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/811.065

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Update: Name Released - Death Investigation - Highway 20W east of Sisters in Deschutes County
Oregon State Police - 08/17/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and Bend Police Department, are investigating the death of an adult male following a standoff during a stop along Highway 20W between Sisters and Bend. The Vancouver, Washington man was stopped following a report from a law enforcement agency that he was suicidal and armed.

On August 16, 2014 at approximately 8:40 p.m., OSP and Deschutes County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) were notified that a black sport utility vehicle occupied by an armed, suicidal man was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 in the Santiam Pass area. About 15 minutes later, an OSP sergeant spotted the vehicle and followed it while other officers from OSP and DCSO were moving into position east of Sisters to assist with stopping the vehicle.

The vehicle sped up to 90 - 100 mph before finally stopping at approximately 9:06 p.m. near milepost 12 after DCSO deployed spike strips on the vehicle. The driver failed to comply with any commands as additional law enforcement resources including OSP SWAT personnel, a Bend PD negotiator, and an armored vehicle responded to the scene. Law enforcement officers closed the highway in both directions as they worked to safely resolve the situation.

At approximately 10:10 p.m., officers were able to check the vehicle and found the lone occupant deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The deceased was identified as FARHAD MASHERI, age 51, from Vancouver, Washington.

Deschutes County Medical Examiner is assisting OSP in the death investigation.

Help is available in your local communities for people struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, professionals are on call to handle mental health emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please contact your local mental health crisis intervention services.

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Albany Officer Fires Duty Weapon
Albany Police - 08/17/14
On Saturday, August 16, 2014, at approximately 11:53 p.m., two Albany Police Officers contacted the occupant of a vehicle in the parking lot of the Walmart store located at 1330 SE Goldfish Farm Road. During the course of the contact one of the officers fired their duty weapon. No one was injured during this incident.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Linn County District Attorney's Office, is investigating the incident.

The officer who fired their weapon is identified as Felicia Sloan who has been with the Albany Police Department for 8 months. Officer Sloan will be on paid administrative leave during the investigation.

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2700 Residents Without Power in Southeast Marion County (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/17/14
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Tonight at approximately 12:30 a.m., a vehicle struck a power pole on Lancaster Drive SE near Beck Avenue SE. Prior to being transported to the Salem Hospital with minor injuries, the driver stated he swerved for an object in the roadway and struck the pole. The crash has resulted in the loss of power to an estimated 2700 citizen of southeast Marion County.

PGE is on scene attempting to repair the pole and at this time there is no estimate for when services will be restored to customers. The Sheriff's Office is asking drivers to avoid the area of SE Lancaster Drive as it is closed from Durbin Avenue SE to La Branch Street SE. In addition to the closures motorists should be aware that numerous stop lights have been affected by the outage so deputies are urging caution when driving in the area.

Motorists arriving at an intersection with a light affected by the outage should always stop, make sure the intersection is clear and then proceed. If you arrive at the same time as another motorist please treat the intersection like you would a four way stop.


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08/16/14
Serious Injury Motorcycle-Involved Crash - Highway 242 east of Highway 126 (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/16/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon's motorcycle-involved traffic crash that injured two people along Highway 242 (McKenzie Highway) about fourteen miles east of Highway 126.

On August 16, 2014 at approximately 12:10 p.m., passing motorists reported coming across the scene of a motorcycle crash on Highway 242 near milepost 71. A Harley Davidson motorcycle crashed off the highway near a tree seriously injuring the operator and causing minor injuries to the passenger. The citizens who stopped at the scene provided initial care until relieved by arriving medical personnel.

The operator, GERALD R. DONALDSON, age 70, from Box Elder, South Dakota, was transported by ground ambulance to a secondary location where LifeFlight was standing by. The operator was transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Passenger JUDY DONALDSON, age 70, was taken to the same hospital by ground ambulance. Both were wearing protective helmets.

OSP is continuing the investigation into the manner and cause of the crash. Trooper Josh Wolcott-Peterson from the OSP Springfield Area Command office is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by McKenzie Fire & Rescue, Springfield EMS, and LifeFlight.

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Update #2: Names Released - Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 213 in Oregon City
Oregon State Police - 08/16/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Oregon City Police Department, are continuing the investigation into early Saturday morning's pedestrian-involved fatal crash on Highway 213 near Meyers Road in Oregon City. The highway was closed for the investigation with a detour in place until 7:00 a.m. The names of the deceased pedestrian and driver are released in this update.

On August 16, 2014 at approximately 1:06 a.m., OSP was notified that Oregon City Police Department was on scene of a fatal pedestrian-involved crash on Highway 213 at Meyers Road. The initial report was made to 9-1-1 at 12:46 a.m.

Preliminary investigation indicates KAREN EDNA ERIE, age 44, from Oregon City, was lying in the right southbound lane of Highway 213 just south of Meyers Road when she was run over by a southbound 2007 Hyundai passenger car driven by CASSANDRA L. KIELING, age 22, from Milwaukie. KAREN ERIE died at the scene before she was able to be transported to a hospital.

The investigation is continuing to determine KAREN ERIE's activities prior to being struck. There is no evidence of impairment involving KIELING.

OSP troopers and detectives from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation with the assistance of the Clackamas County CRAFT interagency team, Oregon City Police Department, Clackamas County District Attorney's Office, and Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office.

Investigators are asking to hear from anyone who traveled in the area prior to 12:46 a.m. and saw anything or has information that may have been connected with this incident. If you have information regarding this investigation please call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at (503) 731-3030. Detective Alex Monarch is the lead investigator.

Assistance at the scene was also provided by Clackamas Fire District 1, AMR ambulance, and ODOT.

No photographs provided for this release.

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Deputies Make Arrest in Harassment Case (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/16/14
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On August 9th the Marion County Sheriff's Office was requested by the Salem Police Department to investigate a disturbance that occurred at a Salem residence involving an off duty Salem Police Officer. Responding Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies found that Officer Brandon Hanes, 40 years old, had been in an altercation at the location. Deputies interviewed all parties and witnesses and then referred the case to the Marion County District Attorney.

On August 14th a warrant was issued for Mr. Hanes's arrest for the charge of Harassment. That same date, Mr. Hanes was arrested, booked and later released from the Marion County Jail. Mr. Hanes's next court date has been set for August 19, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex, 4000 Aumsville Hwy. Mr. Hanes has been placed on administrative leave by the Salem Police Department pending an internal investigation, which is standard in these types of matters.

The Sheriff's Office will not be making any further comments regarding this case or its investigation. Any further questions will be referred to the Marion County District Attorney's Office for comment.


Attached Media Files: Hanes
08/15/14
OSP Troopers Arrest 3 Wanted Subjects While Checking Suspicious Activity Report at Park & Ride Lot south of Salem
Oregon State Police - 08/15/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers arrested three people wanted on warrants after responding to a report of suspicious activity at the Delaney Road Park & Ride off Interstate 5 south of Salem.

On August 15, 2014 at approximately 11:45 a.m., OSP troopers responded to a report of three suspicious people checking vehicles at the Delaney Road Park & Ride parking lot. Upon arrival, troopers located one person identified as MARIAH RENEE HERNANDEZ, age 18, from Salem, and arrested her on an outstanding Marion County warrant for Forgery in the Second Degree.

Troopers learned at least two men were inside a motorhome parked on private property across the street from the parking lot. The men initially refused to come out to speak with troopers but they eventually came out of the motorhome at approximately 1:10 p.m.

One of the men, MARTIN PAUL VARGAS, age 30, from Salem, was arrested on an outstanding State Parole Board warrant for Parole Violation. The other man, SERGIO LEONEL PICENCO, age 18, from Salem, was arrested on a Marion County warrant for Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree.

A fourth person contacted was not wanted and released from the scene.

The three wanted persons arrested were lodged in the Marion County Jail.

No photographs available for this release.

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OSP Recruit Trooper Receives Recruit Class' Highest Honor During Interagency Basic Police Training Program Graduation (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/15/14
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Twelve Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers graduated today along with 22 recruit officers from other law enforcement agencies from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) 16-week Basic Police Training program. An OSP recruit trooper received the graduating class's highest honor, the Victor G. Atiyeh Award.

The "Victor G. Atiyeh Award" is named in honor of the former distinguished governor of the state of Oregon, in whose term of office the current academy became a reality. This prestigious award is presented to the outstanding student of each basic class as selected by their fellow students and the academy staff. The student selected must display exceptional professionalism by demonstrating an exemplary attitude and outstanding achievement in leadership, academics, health & fitness and survival skills.

Selected from the graduating Basic Police Class 344 to receive the "Victor G. Atiyeh Award" was OSP Recruit Trooper Kyson Culp, who is assigned in the Patrol Services Division at the Klamath Falls Area Command office. The other 9 men and two women OSP recruit troopers graduating today were:

* Recruit Trooper Ami Angell - Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Vadim Bogdanov - The Dalles Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Sherron Deberry - Salem Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper James Eslinger - Pendleton Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Jacob Fough - Tillamook Work Site office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
* Recruit Trooper Nate Harris - Coos Bay Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Michael Lopez - Salem Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Anna Lukiyanchuk - Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Justin Morgan - St. Helens Work Site office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
* Recruit Trooper Thomas Nelson - Newport Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Scott Wilson - Central Point Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)

The twelve graduating OSP recruit troopers, along with 4 other new recruits hired as lateral entry troopers who came from other law enforcement agencies, began their academy-based training March 16, 2014. Previously released information related to today's graduating ceremony is available at:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/08_11_2014_recruit_graduation.aspx

The Basic Police Class No. 344 graduation ceremony marks the completion of the Basic Police training for the multi-agency integrated class facilitated by DPSST, which provides statutorily-required basic training to newly hired city police officers, county sheriff's deputies and OSP troopers.

Information about the Oregon State Police, different opportunities available, how our hiring process works and updates about future hiring opportunities can be found on our recruiting website, www.osptrooper.com, or call the OSP Training / Sworn Applicant Processing Section at (503) 378-4175.

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Commercial Truck Rollover Crash - Interstate 5 near Rogue River (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/15/14
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A commercial truck driver was cited following an early Friday morning rollover traffic crash along the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Rogue River. The crash blocked one lane for several hours while the vehicles were removed and the scene cleared.

On August 15, 2014 at approximately 3:50 a.m., a truck pulling a trailer loaded with nearly 38,000 pounds of empty glass bottles driven by TARAN SINGH SHERGILL, age 25, from Elk Grove, California, was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 44. The truck and trailer traveled onto the right shoulder where the driver over-corrected, causing the trailer and then truck to roll onto their sides. Both vehicles then slid over a hundred feet before coming to rest.

SHERGILL reported no injury but then later requested to go to a hospital for a medical evaluation. He was cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) for Fail to Drive Within a Lane. Driver inattention is believed to be a contributing factor.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT and local emergency responders. Senior Trooper Kirk Freeman is the lead investigator.

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Police Ask for Public Help In Locating Missing Albany Man (Photo)
Albany Police - 08/15/14
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The Albany Police Department is asking the public for help in locating 43-year-old Albany resident Yevgeniy Leonidovich Ilnitskiy. Yevgeniy Ilnitskiy walked away from a care home in the 1100 block of SW Broadway Street in Albany on August 11, 2014.

Yevgeniy Ilnitskiy is described as 5'6" tall, 160 pounds with short brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing tan hospital pants and a blue shirt. Yevgeniy Ilnitskiy is of Ukranian descent and does not speak English. He is a prolific walker, is supposed to take medication daily, and may appear confused if contacted. It is believed he walked south from Albany.

Anyone seeing Yevgeniy Ilnitskiy is asked to call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact the Albany Police Department at 541-917-7680.

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Innovations Fund Awards Announced to test new ideas for improved services to seniors, people with disabilities
OR Department of Human Services - 08/15/14
Oregon--long a national leader in services and supports for older adults and people with disabilities - has taken its next steps to improve these services and supports. The Department of Human Services (DHS) recently awarded nine grants to Oregon organizations to test new ideas for improved services through innovative projects and pilots.

These awards are supported by DHS' Aging and People with Disabilities Innovations Fund, which was approved by the Oregon Legislature in 2013. The large-scale grants include:
* Special Advocates for Vulnerable Oregonians, which will pilot a program of volunteers to monitor guardianship's of vulnerable adults. $242,846.
* Volunteers of America Oregon, which will pilot day services for individuals with advanced dementia. $350,000.
* Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services, which will pilot services to vulnerable, hard to reach consumers with very high medical and social service needs. $350,000.
The small-scale grants include:
* Rogue Valley Council of Governments, which will pilot a certification program for housing accessible to older adults and people with disabilities. $50,000.
* Clackamas County Social Services, which will pilot a Ride Sharing application to serve transportation needs. $49,960.
* Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments, which will pilot services aimed at preventing unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency department use. $50,000.
* City of Sandy, which will pilot dental and oral health services to older adults and people with disabilities without dental insurance. $50,000.
* Community Action Team, which will pilot a volunteer program for home repairs and accessibility upgrades for consumers. $50,000.
* Oral Health Coalition, which will pilot a program of oral health training for long term service and supports providers. $50,000.
As the testing begins, the Department will review progress reports for these pilots and projects on a quarterly basis. If a project or pilot is successful, it may be considered for further expansion.

The Innovations Fund supports projects and pilots that test ideas to improve quality and/or cost effectiveness of services for older adults and people with disabilities. A consumer Innovations Fund Board evaluated many proposals before awarding nine grants - three on a large scale and six on a smaller scale.

The Innovations Fund will be seeking another round of applications for projects and pilots, and the notice for Request for Grant Proposals will be posted the Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN) at http://orpin.oregon.gov/open.dll/welcome.
Fire restrictions ease on private lands in NE Oregon
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/15/14
Rain and cooler temperatures have prompted the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) to ease fire restrictions on private forestlands in the Northeast Oregon District, effective Aug. 15. ODF removed additional restrictions added Aug. 9 to an existing regulated-use closure. Areas affected by the change include private, state, county, municipal and tribal lands in the following counties: Union, Baker, Wallowa, Umatilla and small portions of Grant, Malheur and Morrow.

The original regulated-use closure, enacted July 15 to limit human-caused fires, remains in place.

Cooler weather may give a false sense of security which can result in a higher occurrence of human-caused fires. The public's cooperation over the last week during a period of high fire danger and intense thunderstorms is appreciated by firefighters who have worked long hours to contain numerous fires ignited by lightning.

Limiting human-caused fires within the Northeast Oregon District is the objective of the regulated-use closure, which includes the following restrictions:

* Open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except at designated locations. Designated locations within the regulated-use closure area include but are not limited to the following Oregon State Parks: Emigrant Springs, Ukiah Dale, Catherine Creek, Hilgard Junction, Red Bridge, Wallowa Lake, Minam and Unity Lake. Portable cooking stoves using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed.

* Debris burning is prohibited, except in burn barrels for which a Burning Permit has been issued.

* Smoking is prohibited while traveling, except in vehicles on improved roads, in boats on the water, or at a cleared area free of flammable vegetation.

* Non-Industrial chain saw use is prohibited, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Chain saw use is permitted at all other hours, if the following firefighting equipment is present with each operating saw: one axe, one shovel, and one 8 ounce or larger fire extinguisher. In addition, a fire watch is required at least one 1 hour following the use of each saw.

* Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is prohibited, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Cutting, grinding and welding of metal is permitted at all other hours, if conducted in a cleared area and if a water supply is present.

* Mowing of dried and cured grass with power driven equipment is prohibited, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., except for the commercial culture and harvest of agricultural crops.

* Any electric fence controller in use shall be: 1) Listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory or be certified by the Department of Consumer and Business Services; and 2 ) Operated in compliance with manufacturer's instructions.

* Use of fireworks is prohibited.

* Use of sky lanterns is prohibited.

* Use of exploding targets is prohibited.

* Use of tracer ammunition or any bullet with a pyrotechnic charge in its base is prohibited.

Possession of the following firefighting equipment is required while traveling, except on state highways, county roads and driveways: one shovel and one gallon of water or one 2?1/2 pound or larger fire extinguisher.

"The recent wetting rains from passing thunderstorms have provided us some relief from the extreme fire danger we were experiencing. We don't want people to become complacent with the current conditions, since our forest fuels will dry out quickly, keeping the fire danger at High levels," cautioned Matt Howard, Wallowa Unit Wildland Fire Supervisor.

Year to date fire information for lands protected by Oregon Department of Forestry Northeast Oregon District:
Lightning Caused: 52 Acres Burned: 191
Human Caused: 22 Acres Burned: 457


Note that when traveling from private land onto federal land, land use restrictions change. Please check restrictions before conducting activities in the outdoors.

To report a fire, call the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center at (541) 963-7171, or 911.
For further information, contact your local Oregon Department of Forestry office:

La Grande Unit (541) 963-3168
Baker City Sub-Unit (541) 523-5831
Wallowa Unit (541) 886-2881
Pendleton Unit (541) 276-3491

More information can be found at the Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center website http://bmidc.org/index.shtml. Look under fire restrictions.

Northeast Oregon District Wildfire Blog: http://neodistrictfireblog.blogspot.com/
ODF on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry
FBI Media On-Call
FBI - Oregon - 08/15/14
Beth Anne Steele will be on leave from 8/16/14 - 9/2/14. During this time, please utilize the media pager at (503) 208-6241 for immediate media needs. Thanks.
PIO Forum is August 21-Please note new time
Salem Police Dept. - 08/15/14
The next PIO forum will be held on Thursday, August 21 at 11:30 am. The meeting will be held at CCTV, 575 Trade St SE in Salem.

This is an excellent opportunity for media to meet with a variety of local Public Information Officers and to exchange information and ideas
Health Republic Invites Public to Nominate Board Directors
Health Republic Insurance - 08/15/14
Member and non-member board candidates to be chosen by current members

Lake Oswego, Ore. (Aug. 15, 2014) - Health Republic Insurance, a non-profit health insurance provider, announced today that nominations are open for two seats on the company's Board of Directors. While only members of the plan can vote, anyone can nominate or be nominated.

One seat is reserved for a person currently insured by Health Republic and one seat is reserved for someone not insured with the company. Nominations close September 5, 2014 and the election will take place at Health Republic's first Annual Meeting in late October.

"We are hoping to get directors with fresh ideas about how to improve health care quality and access," said Dawn Bonder, president and CEO of Health Republic. "Our board sets the direction for our company and our members want to elect someone who cares about people, so this is a true opportunity to get involved."

Health Republic is a chartered 501(c)(29) non-profit, known as a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP), and by law must have members choose the majority of its board. The requirement is meant to ensure that member interests drive the company.

"One of the great advantages our members enjoy over traditional health insurance companies is that they have a say in how we do business," said Bonder. "We are very excited to see who steps up to become involved and to find out who our members want in leadership roles."

All Health Republic board nominees must be 21 years old by Oct. 1, 2014 and Oregon residents. For additional nominee qualifications, visit http://www.healthrepublicinsurance.org/ME

About Health Republic Insurance
Unlike traditional health insurance companies, Health Republic is a 501 (c) 29 private non-profit governed by its members, and by law must reinvest all profits back to providing better care and lower costs for members. Health Republic provides access to health care in all parts of Oregon through the statewide Providence Network. This partnership offers members an extensive group of providers, practitioners, and facilities, including 60 hospitals and thousands of providers, labs, imaging locations and physician clinics throughout Oregon and SW Washington. To learn more, visit www.healthrepublicinsurance.org
Oregon Dept. of Forestry (ODF) fire update - Aug. 15
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/15/14
>LARGE FIRES WITHIN ODF PROTECTION

>NEW LARGE FIRES
There are no new large fires to report in the past 24 hours. This will be the final update until Monday, August 18, pending any new fire activity over the weekend.

>UPDATES
Rain and cooler temperatures have moderated fire temperature this week.

Southwest Oregon
· Rogue River Drive: located near Shady Cove in Jackson County (15 miles north of Medford), currently at 492 acres, and 50% contained. Today's priority includes continued mop-up of the area. No structures have been lost. More information: ODF Medford Unit 541-664-3328 | Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/ | Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/ | NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx

Northeast Oregon
· 5 Mile Fire: this will be the final update for the 5 Mile Fire: a 4,524 acre fire is 95% contained. It started Aug. 3 about 2 miles south of Imnaha. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/ | Information Contact Number: 541-432-0119.

Central Oregon
· South Fork Complex (partially on ODF protected lands): these July 31 lightning-caused fires cover 64,809 acres and are 50% contained. A closure is in place on the Malheur and Ochoco National Forests surrounding the fires. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/ | Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636 www.southforkcomplex.blogspot.com | southforkcomplex@gmail.com

>FIRES ON OTHER JURISDICTIONS IN OREGON

More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

>FIRE STATISTICS

Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>OTHER FIRE INFORMATION

ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes comprehensive breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry. For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>NEWS MEDIA

News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.
Additonal Photos: Interstate 5 truck crash southbound, mile point 44 (Photo)
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Southbound motorists should expect congestion and delays south of Valley of the Rogue State Park while this crash is removed.


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Continued bridge work to cause delays on U.S. 26 starting Sunday evening; no construction during Hood to Coast event
ODOT: Valley, No. Coast - 08/15/14
SEASIDE - Motorists using U.S. 26 are reminded that there will be continued delays because of a bridge replacement project on U.S. 26 at West Humbug Creek about 16 miles east of the junction with U.S. 101 starting at 7 p.m. on Sunday. However, there will be no construction and lane closures after noon on Thursday for the Hood to Coast event.
For one more week, there will be 24-hour single lane closures with flaggers controlling two-way traffic starting at 7 p.m. on Sunday until noon on Thursday. After next week, a contractor working for ODOT will be almost finished with the majority of the bridge replacement project.
There still could be long delays starting on Sunday evening because of the heavy summer coastal traffic. Motorists should expect long delays or consider alternative routes such at U.S. 30 and OR 6 depending on your final destination.

Know Before You Go
For the latest road conditions, visit: www.tripcheck.com
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Photo of Interstate 5 truck crash near mile point 44, southbound (Photo)
ODOT: SW Oregon - 08/15/14
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ODOT is detouring southbound traffic on Interstate 5 between exit 45b and exit 43 for recovery of a crashed truck.
Here is a photo of the truck on its side.


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River hazard on North Santiam River cleared by Benton County Sheriff's Linn County SO, OSMB, and citizens. (Photo)
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/15/14
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On Monday, August 11, 2014, the Oregon State Marine Board, Benton County Sheriff's Office, Linn County Sheriff's Office, private contractor, and landowners worked together to clear a very dangerous log jam and hazard out of the North Santiam River, just above its confluence with the South Santiam River. This location is just outside of Jefferson, Oregon, and it is bordered by Marion and Linn Counties.

Both the Benton County Sheriff's Office and Linn County Sheriff's Office have responded to this location on numerous occasions for water rescues of boaters and people floating in the area on "pool toy" type floatation devices and inner tubes. There was many "near misses" this year at that dangerous location, but the logs and debris that has been causing this have been mostly, if not all removed. Many punctured rafts, pool toys, and inner tubes were removed with the logs, and rest of the obstruction. If you use or got through this part of the river, remember there may still be hazards underneath the water, and more may show up as water levels continue to drop.

Tips in how to stay safe while recreating on our lakes and rivers include; wear a life jacket, be prepared, stay hydrated, scout potentially dangerous water ahead by getting out and looking ahead or downstream. Don't bring young children or poor swimmers if you are not familiar with the river and you're not sure about the potential hazards. Oregon State Marine Board posts known hazards on their website, but keep in mind these can change overnight due water levels and other circumstances. Also be sure to have fire extinguisher or throwable floatation device if required. Carry a cell phone with you in a waterproof container if possible. Have a plan to pull out of the water before dark if not prepared for a night on the river and let someone know where you are going.


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08/14/14
Update #2: Names Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 197 south of The Dalles in Wasco County (Photo)
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday morning's two vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of an adult male and injuries to his wife and daughter on Highway 197 about five miles north of Dufur. The names of the victim and this injured wife and daughter are released in this update.

On August 14, 2014 at approximately 7:30 a.m., a 1992 Chevrolet Blazer driven by LINDA GIRTZ, age 59, from Wamic, was traveling northbound on Highway 197 near milepost 8 approaching the intersection with Ward Road. A 2005 Chevrolet pickup driven by PETER D. KELLY, age 73, from The Dalles, was westbound on Ward Road and turned in front of the northbound sport utility vehicle which struck the pickup's left side. After impact, the pickup came to rest off the side of the highway and the sport utility vehicle came to rest in the southbound lane.

The Blazer's 72-year old male right front passenger, HENRY JACOB GIRTZ, was pronounced deceased at the scene. LINDA GIRTZ was transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health & Science University with serious injuries. The 17-year old right rear passenger, MARINA GIRTZ, was transported by ground ambulance to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles with non-life threatening injuries. All three were using safety restraints.

KELLY was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation.

OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are investigating the fatal crash. Trooper Jason Walters is the lead investigator. Enforcement action is pending.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Dufur Fire Department, Wasco County Sheriff's Office, Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, and ODOT.

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Linn Deputies Arrest Salem Man for Child Porn (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/14/14
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports his Detectives have arrested a Salem man for possession of a large collection of child pornography.

Robert Littleton Willis, 35 years old of Salem, was arrested today and charged with 123 counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse I.

Deputies learned that in June of 2014, Willis had given his computer to relatives living in Mill City and asked them to hide it. He did this because he knew he was under investigation by the Child Welfare Division of the Department of Health and Human Services in Marion County.

Willis' relatives later became suspicious as to why he wanted his computer hidden from DHS, so they looked through the contents of his computer and located child pornography. Upon finding the child pornography, Willis' relatives called our office. The computer was seized and an investigation started.

A search warrant was obtained to forensically search the digital contents of the hard drives of Willis' computer. The digital evidence examination that followed, located 123 digital photographs and videos depicting minor female children as young as approximately 5 years old involved in sexually explicit conduct. This included prepubescent female children being raped by adult men.

Mr. Willis was lodged in the Linn County Jail on $1,230,000 bail.

This case is continuing to be investigated by Linn County Detectives.


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Marine Board Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Rule for Salmon River in Lincoln County
Oregon Marine Board - 08/14/14
On August 5, 2014, the agency received a petition requesting that the Marine Board open rulemaking to prohibit the use of personal watercraft within the estuary of the Salmon River.

The Marine Board staff will be holding a public meeting where interested parties can learn about the petition and provide oral testimony or written comments on the petition proposal.
The meeting will be held on September 9, at the Lincoln City Community Center Meeting Room, 2150 NE Oar Place in Lincoln City beginning at 7 pm. No decisions will be made at this meeting. The Marine Board will decide whether or not to open rulemaking at their October board meeting in Astoria.

Written comments will be accepted via mail, fax, or email and can be sent to June LeTarte, Rules Coordinator, 435 Commercial Street NE, Salem, 97301, fax number
503-378-4597 or at osmb.rulemaking@state.or.us. Written comments will be accepted until
5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

To view the petition visit: http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/Pages/admin/OSMB_Rulemaking_Newpage.aspx.

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DOC announces superintendent changes at two state prisons (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 08/14/14
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Colette S. Peters, director of the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC), recently announced the appointment of two new superintendents to lead two Oregon state prisons, effective Sept. 1, 2014.

Named was John Myrick as superintendent of Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) in Umatilla, and Kimberly Hendricks as superintendent of Shutter Creek Correctional Institution (SCCI) in North Bend.

Myrick has been the assistant superintendent of security at TRCI since March 2014. A 25-year DOC veteran employee, Myrick began his career as a correctional officer at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution after serving five years in the U.S. Air Force. He worked his way up through the DOC ranks to assistant superintendent prior to this appointment.

Hendricks has been the hearings administrator at DOC headquarters in Salem since 2009. She has spent the past 13 years with the department, starting as safety manager at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in 2001. Hendricks holds a Certificate in Public Management (CPM) from Willamette University.

"These professionals bring a collective wealth of experience and skills that will benefit our prisons and the agency," said DOC Director Peters. "They have proven leadership skills, are dedicated to the department's mission, and value partnerships that bolster our accountability and rehabilitation efforts."

DOC employs 4,500 staff members at 14 institutions, two community corrections offices, and several centralized support facilities throughout the state. The agency is responsible for the care and custody of more than 14,600 adults sentenced to more than 12 months of incarceration, direct supervision of 2,500 offenders on felony supervision in the community, and indirect supervision of another 31,000 offenders on felony supervision in the community. Its mission is to promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior.

TRCI is a medium and minimum-security facility in Umatilla that houses approximately 1,800 men in custody. It provides a range of correctional services and programs, including education, treatment programs, pre-release and transitional services, and work opportunities. TRCI opened in March 2000.

SCCI is a minimum-security prison located on the Oregon Coast at North Bend. Originally an Air National Guard radar station, the facility was converted into a prison in 1990. SCCI houses approximately 300 men in custody who are within four years of release. It provides education, transitional services, and work opportunities, including outside fire crews.

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Insurance Division bulletin to clarify coverage of autism treatment
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 08/14/14
Salem - The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Insurance Division announced today it will begin drafting a bulletin to clarify insurers' responsibility to cover Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy as a treatment for autism.

"Recent court decisions have brought clarity that coverage for ABA therapy should be required of all insurers," said Insurance Commissioner Laura Cali. "After evaluating the latest ruling made in Oregon last week, we have determined there are limited circumstances in which denial of coverage for ABA therapy as a treatment for autism may be reasonable. We hope the bulletin will provide more certainty to Oregon families who seek this treatment."

The Insurance Division has the authority to issue bulletins to clarify requirements of insurance companies under the Oregon Insurance Code and other state and federal laws. This bulletin will explain that insurers cannot exclude coverage of ABA therapy for autism from their policies. As with other types of medical services, insurers can make coverage decisions based on whether the therapy is deemed appropriate and medically necessary for an individual patient, but they cannot broadly deny payment for ABA therapy. Consumers can appeal medical necessity denials to the company - and ultimately through the Insurance Division - via an independent review organization.

The division will begin drafting the bulletin immediately and share the draft with stakeholders, including consumers, advocates, insurers, and other interested parties, for comment and feedback. The division also will develop a transparent and consistent approach for resolving current and future consumer complaints and enforcing the bulletin.

"We understand this has been a long-standing, complex issue, and we look forward to working with a variety of stakeholders to help carry out our mission of protecting Oregon policyholders," Cali said.

The Insurance Division is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov and www.insurance.oregon.gov.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry (ODF) fire update - Aug. 14
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/14/14
>LARGE FIRES WITHIN ODF PROTECTION

>NEW LARGE FIRES
There are no new large fires to report in the past 24 hours.

>UPDATES
(Evacuations are based on a Level 1-2-3 system corresponding to Ready-Set-Go, with Level 1 being the lowest)

Rain and cooler temperatures have moderated fire temperature slightly this week.

>Southwest Oregon

· Rogue River Drive: located near Shady Cove in Jackson County (15 miles north of Medford), currently at 600-700 acres. Evacuation levels have lessened, with all affected areas now at a level 1 (get ready) evacuation notice status. The threat to structures has lessened enough to demobilize local task forces. No structures have been lost. More information: ODF Medford Unit 541-664-3328 | Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/ | Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/ | NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx

>Northeast Oregon

· 5 Mile Fire: a 4,524 acre fire is 90% contained. It started Aug. 3 about 2 miles south of Imnaha. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/ | Information Contact Number: 541-432-0119.

· Broady Creek: started Tuesday, this fire is located in steep inaccessible terrain within Joseph Canyon on ODF protected lands. The fire is staffed with rappellers and smoke jumpers, and has been boxed in with retardant. At this time the fire is estimated at 20 acres, resources have checked the spread and are continuing mop-up operations.

>Central Oregon

· South Fork Complex (partially on ODF protected lands): these July 31 lightning caused fires cover 64,767 acres and are 40% contained. A closure is in place on the Malheur and Ochoco National Forests surrounding the fires. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/ | Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636 www.southforkcomplex.blogspot.com | southforkcomplex@gmail.com

· Rowena Fire: This is the last update for the Rowena Fire. A 3,680 acre fire that started August 5, and is 100% contained. More Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4061/ | Fire Info Hotlines: ODF The Dalles Unit Office 541-296-4626 | Twitter: @RowenaFire2014 | Facebook: www.facebook.com/RowenaFire2014 | Register for Wasco County Sheriff's Office Citizen Alert Emergency Notification Program: www.co.wasco.or.us

>FIRES ON OTHER JURISDICTIONS IN OREGON

More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

>FIRE STATISTICS

Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>OTHER FIRE INFORMATION

ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes comprehensive breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry. For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>NEWS MEDIA

News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

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Business Oregon Brings Together State Agencies to Study Endangered Plant and Promote Economic Growth
Business Oregon (Ore. Business Development Dept.) - 08/14/14
Klamath Falls - After hearing the concerns of elected officials, business leaders, and citizens, Business Oregon and the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) have teamed up to advance a native plant study as part of a larger effort to improve infrastructure at the Crater Lake-Klamath Falls Airport. Business Oregon identified this collaborative opportunity during the first of its 11 Regional Economic Forums being held across the state.

At the request of the Governor's South Central Regional Solutions Team and local officials, including State Senator Doug Whitsett, Business Oregon will provide $18,000 to fund the environmental study, which is a key component of the overall airfield improvement project. The scheduled taxiway construction and related improvements are designed, in part, to better enable takeoffs and landing for air tankers fighting forest fires.

"The Crater Lake-Klamath Airport Regional Airport is a critical driver of the Klamath Basin economy," said Business Oregon Director Sean Robbins. "After our recent visit and the July 16 community forum in Klamath Falls, it was clear the best way we could help in the near-term was to meet the funding gap for this conservation study. I'm pleased we could respond so quickly with a signed agreement to move forward."

Crater Lake-Klamath Falls Regional Airport is home to the largest remaining population in the world of Applegate's milkvetch, a rare plant that is both state- and federally-listed as endangered. The consultation work, supervised by the ODA, will help craft a management solution that facilitates the essential infrastructure upgrades while preserving the integrity of the milkvetch population and its airport habitat. A mitigation plan that meets state and federal conservation guidelines is required before Federal Aviation Administration funding of as much as $7.7 million to support the new taxiway can be released.

"This is a great example of successful collaboration at the state level to address important local and regional issues," said ODA Director Katy Coba. "We were able to align funding from one agency with the subject matter expertise of another through coordination provided by the Regional Solutions Team. This is the type of teamwork Oregonians want to see as part of good government."

The Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport is home to the 173rd Fighter Wing of Oregon's Air National Guard, the second-largest employer in Klamath Falls, with approximately 900 workers at the adjacent Kingsley Field. The Guard provides an estimated annual economic impact of roughly $118 million and the proposed taxiway development will allow the Guard to safely continue operations.

According to the City of Klamath Falls, the airport provides 750 jobs either at the site, or within the community, in aviation-related businesses and industries located on or adjacent to the field. In addition, the airport produces an estimated $85 million more in positive economic impacts for the Klamath Basin region.

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Business Oregon works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding, and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs. Visit www.oregon4biz.com for more information on doing business in Oregon.
08/13/14
Rogue River Drive Fire structural threat eases
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/13/14
The structural threat on the Rogue River Drive Fire has reduced enough to demobilize both the Lane and Linn county task forces. The task forces are returning to their home stations today.

Elements of the OSFM Red Incident Management Team have also been demobilized and will be returning to home stations today and tomorrow.

The fire started Monday, August 11th and is currently 600 - 700 acres.

Evacuation levels for all areas affected are at Evacuation Level I which means "Be Ready."

No structures have been lost.

The OSFM appreciates the efforts of all the local responders.

"It was due to the great coordinated initial attack efforts from Jackson and Josephine counties and the cooperation with Oregon Department of Forestry, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Jackson County Emergency Management, and the Jackson County commissioners that enabled the OSFM Red Incident Management Team and task forces to be successful," said State Fire Marshal Jim Walker.

"It's very obvious that all of the emergency response agencies in Jackson and Josephine counties have established a great mutual response system and they use it well."
Disability Services Advisory Council seeking new members
Lane Council of Governments - LCOG - 08/13/14
Senior and Disabled Services, a division of Lane Council of Governments, is seeking individuals with disabilities and disability advocates to apply for membership on the Disability Services Advisory Council. The Council serves all of Lane County and is interested in securing representatives from rural and urban communities and members of minority groups.

The Council advises the Lane Council of Government's Board of Directors and agency staff on issues related to client services within Lane County. The Council also advises on the general welfare of people with disabilities in Lane County and on many other important agency matters.

For more information or to apply, visit on line at http://www.sdslane.org/disability-services-advisory-council or call 541-682-4137. Member applications are due by September 1, 2014.
Linn Detectives Find Large Marijuana Grow Site (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/13/14
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports on August 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., Linn County Detectives arrested Louis Alfonso Arellano-Arellano (47 years of age from Yakima Washington) while he was tending to a large scale marijuana grow operation. The grow operation was located on private timber land owned by Weyerhaeuser Company Inc. in the Lacomb area.

Detectives determined Louis Alfonso Arellano-Arellano was living in and tending to the marijuana grow site. This large marijuana growing operation caused damage to the surrounding land and to the local streams by the cutting of small trees and brush, depositing trash, and littering the area with chemicals and irrigation tubing.

Detectives seized 1,874 marijuana plants from three different growing plots. The grow site contained a hybrid marijuana strain. This type of marijuana plant produces a much smaller and thinner plant by maturing at a faster rate, making the growing season much shorter. The estimated value of the marijuana plants if allowed to reach maturity is approximately $1.8 million.

Louis Alfonso Arellano-Arellano was lodged in the Linn County Jail and was charged with Unlawful Manufacture of Marijuana, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, Criminal Mischief II, Criminal Trespass II, and Littering in or near waterways.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) determined Arellano is in the United States illegally and therefor has placed a hold on him.


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Beaverton Woman Arrested After Leaving Dog in Hot Car (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/13/14
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22 year old, Victoria Nguyen, of Beaverton was cited and released after leaving her dog locked in a vehicle while she went hiking at Silver Falls State Park last Sunday. When deputies arrived to help the dog, it was unresponsive and panting due to the 90 degree heat. Deputy Corey Larned attempted to locate the owner but after no luck he was able to unlock the doors via a slightly cracked window.

According to Deputy Larned he carried the dog to his patrol car where he placed the AC on high and provided the dog water. Deputy Larned stated that within minutes the dog was drinking water and back up on its feet.

Deputy Larned was finally able to locate Ms. Nguyen who stated she had gone hiking and left the dog inside of the vehicle after allowing it to go to the bathroom. It was estimated that the dog had been in the vehicle over two hours, parked in the direct sunlight, in 90 degree heat. Ms. Nguyen was cited and released for Animal Neglect II, a B misdemeanor. The dog was returned to Ms. Nguyen's custody.

According to the American Animal Hospital Association, Cracking the windows doesn't cut it. Your car can become a death trap even on a mild sunny day--and can insidiously raise the car's temperature to well above 120 degrees! Never, ever leave your pet inside the car. If Fido can't come with you when you get out of the car, leave him or her at home.

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Oregon students honored with Workers' Memorial Scholarships
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 08/13/14
(Salem) - Many children in Oregon have faced losing a parent to a workplace death or a life-altering injury. The loss can have a profound effect on a family's ability to finance higher education. The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) Workers' Memorial Scholarship program provides an opportunity to help surviving family members reach their educational goals.

Oregon OSHA, a division of DCBS, will honor recipients of the Workers' Memorial Scholarship during a public ceremony at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Room 260 of the Labor and Industries Building in Salem.

The recipients include:

Marissa Parr, Jefferson
A 2011 graduate of Jefferson High School, Parr is studying social sciences at Willamette University.

Parr's father is wheelchair bound after suffering a debilitating back injury in 1991. Parr is receiving a $1,000 award and is a past scholarship recipient.

Kassandra McCabe, Eugene
McCabe is a 2014 graduate of Marist High School and plans to attend Oregon State University this fall. She hopes to become a surgeon or physical therapist and is majoring in pre-medicine.

McCabe's father became paralyzed and later blind following a logging accident in 2002. She is receiving a $1,250 award.

Two other award recipients want to remain anonymous.

"The award can never replace their loss but it is nice to provide some support to individuals who have suffered a family tragedy," said Oregon OSHA Administrator Michael Wood.

Award recommendations are made by Oregon OSHA's Safe Employment Education and Training Advisory Committee, an advisory group with members from business, organized labor, and government. Oregon OSHA presents the awards annually to help in the postsecondary education of spouses or children of permanently and totally disabled or fatally injured workers. The 1991 Legislature established the Workers' Memorial Scholarship at the request of the Oregon AFL-CIO, with support from Associated Oregon Industries.

The Workers' Memorial Scholarship is open to any high school graduate, graduating high school senior, GED recipient, or current college undergraduate or graduate student who is a dependent or spouse of an Oregon worker who has been fatally injured or permanently disabled while on the job.

Applicants must be a dependent or spouse of a fatally injured worker, or the dependent or spouse of an Oregon worker who has incurred a permanent total disability and whose claim for workers' compensation benefits has been accepted.

Interest earned on a DCBS fund derived from Oregon OSHA civil fines and penalties funds the awards.

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Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state's workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit www.orosha.org.
Rogue River Drive Fire Update
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/13/14
Governor Kitzhaber has invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act for the Rogue River Drive Fire burning between Eagle Point and Shady Cove in Jackson County. The OSFM went into unified command with Oregon Department of Forestry at 8:00 a.m. this morning.

The fire started Monday, August 11th and is currently 600 acres.

The OSFM activated elements of the Red Incident Management Team (Incident Commander Scott Magers) and two task forces, Lane County Task Force 1 and Linn-Benton County Task Force 2. Total number of structural resources on-scene or en-route is 37.

OSFM resources are working in partnership with an Oregon Department of Forestry Type III Incident Management Team led by Incident Commander Derek Johnson.

There is a Level III evacuation notice for the Dry Creek area which consists of three homes and two out buildings.

A Level I evacuation notice has been established for the Rogue River Drive area which consists of approximately 115 homes.

More information on Conflagration and Emergency Mobilization is available at OSFM website: http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/Oregon_Mob_Plan.shtml.
Additional resources on surviving wildfires may be accessed at: http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/CommEd_WUI.shtml
Oregon Dept. of Forestry (ODF) fire update - Aug. 13
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/13/14
LARGE FIRES WITHIN ODF PROTECTION

>NEW LARGE FIRES
* Rogue River Drive (SW Oregon): started Monday, the Rogue River Drive fire, located near Shady Cove in Jackson County (15 miles north of Medford), has grown to 600 acres. Nearly 130 structures are currently threatened. Erratic winds in the area have been reported, and Governor Kitzhaber has invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act in response. Cause is under investigation.
* Broady Creek (NE Oregon): started yesterday, this fire is located in steep inaccessible terrain within Joseph Canyon on ODF protected lands. The fire is staffed with rappellers and smoke jumpers, and has been boxed in with retardant. At this time the fire is estimated at 20 acres, resources have checked the spread and are beginning mop-up operations.
* Deer Creek (NE Oregon): fire operations were transferred back to Washington Department of Natural Resources (WDNR). No additional fire growth from yesterday.
* Deep Canyon (NE Oregon): fire operations were transferred back to WDNR. No additional fire growth. Resources are engaged in full scale mop-up.

>UPDATES
(Evacuations are based on a Level 1-2-3 system corresponding to Ready-Set-Go, with Level 1 being the lowest)

>Southwest Oregon
* Beaver Complex: This is the last update on this fire. Klamath-Lake District (most acreage here) and Southwest Oregon District crews have been heavily involved in this ongoing effort. The fire received some rain from the thunderstorms that passed over yesterday afternoon.
* Oregon Gulch Fire: covers 35,147 acres (about 9,500 in California) 15 miles east of Ashland, Oregon, and is 90% contained. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/ | Fire Information Number: ODF Medford Unit 541-664-3328 | Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/ | Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/ | NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx

>Northeast Oregon
* 5 Mile Fire: a 4,524 acre fire is 85% contained. It started Aug. 3 about 2 miles south of Imnaha. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/ | Information Contact Number: 541-432-0119 staffed from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

>Central Oregon
Rain moderated fire behavior yesterday, and firefighters worked to take advantage of wetter conditions.
* South Fork Complex (partially on ODF protected lands): these July 31 lightning caused fires cover 64,883 acres and are 30% contained. A closure is in place on the Malheur and Ochoco National Forests surrounding the fires. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/ | Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636 www.southforkcomplex.blogspot.com | southforkcomplex@gmail.com
* Rowena Fire: A 3,680 acre fire that started August 5, currently 90% contained. All evacuations and road closures have been lifted. Total estimated ODF/OSFM cost: $4.3 million.
More Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4061/ | Fire Info Hotlines: 971-701-4186 and 971-701-4212, staffed from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm | Twitter: @RowenaFire2014 | Facebook: www.facebook.com/RowenaFire2014 | Register for Wasco County Sheriff's Office Citizen Alert Emergency Notification Program: www.co.wasco.or.us

>FIRES ON OTHER JURISDICTIONS IN OREGON
More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

>FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes comprehensive breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry. For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

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Update: Names Released - Fatal Bicycle-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 47 north of McMinnville (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/13/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday afternoon's fatal bicycle-involved traffic crash that occurred along Highway 47 about two miles north of McMinnville. The names of the involved persons and other information is released in this update.

According to Sergeant Brad Hessel, on August 12, 2014 at approximately 5:00 p.m., JUAN HUAPEO GARCIA, age 56, from Carlton, was riding a bicycle along the paved northbound shoulder of Highway 47 near milepost 41. A 1999 Chevrolet van driven by RICHARD KING, age 45, from Carlton, was traveling northbound when KING reportedly fell asleep and struck the bicycle from behind.

HUAPEO GARCIA was ejected from the bike and pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.

KING was not injured and is cooperating with investigators. Upon completion of the investigation, OSP will review the details with the Yamhill County District Attorney's office prior to an enforcement decision being made. Driver fatigue is being investigated as a contributing factor. Trooper Nic Cederberg is the lead investigator.

OSP troopers from the McMinnville Area Command office are investigating the fatal crash. OSP is assisted at the scene by Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Carlton Police Department, McMinnville Fire Department, and ODOT.

The highway was closed about four hours.

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Update: Names & Photos Released - Serious Injury Bicycle-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 126 east of Powell Butte in Crook County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/13/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday afternoon's serious injury bicycle-involved traffic crash that occurred along Highway 126 east of Powell Butte in Crook County. The names of the involved persons are released in this update.

On August 12, 2014 at approximately 4:44 p.m., FREDERICK BOUWMAN, age 53, from Ontario, Canada, was riding a KOGA Miyata bicycle westbound along the paved shoulder of Highway 126 near milepost 9 when he was struck from behind by the right front quarter panel and side mirror of a westbound 2003 GMC Sierra pickup driven by NORMAN CHADWICK, age 44, from Powell Butte.

BOUWMAN was ejected from his bicycle and seriously injured. BOUWMAN was transported by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with serious non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

CHADWICK was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation. An enforcement decision is pending upon completion of the investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Crook County Sheriff's Office, local fire personnel and ODOT.

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Sheriff's Office Taking Applications for Citizen's Academy (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/13/14
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The Marion County Sheriff's Office invites you to experience the world from the deputy's perspective. Participants will "cross the yellow line" for a close-up view of what goes on at the heart of the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Citizens who join our academy will get to experience a behind-the-scenes look at the Marion County courtrooms from a judicial security perspective.

You will walk in the footsteps of arrestees and experience the inner workings of the Marion County Jail. Parole & Probation Deputies will explain the philosophy that guides them in their case management and the programs offered to parolees.

The 2014 Citizen Academy will bring participants into the multi-faceted world of patrolling Marion County. Participants will be exposed to a wide variety of assignments, including Narcotics Detectives, K9 Units,
SWAT, Marine Patrol and Search & Rescue. Participants will have the opportunity to go on a ride-along with a Patrol deputy and experience "the road" first hand.

The academy starts October 10th so get your applications in now! To participate you must be at least 18 years of age and live or work within Marion County. Enrollment is limited and applications are available at http://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/Operations/programs/CitizenAcademy.htm or by calling 503-588-7981.


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Mill Creek Correctional Facility inmate Jerry Teixeira back in custody (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 08/13/14
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An inmate who walked away August 9, 2014, from Mill Creek Correctional Facility in Salem is now in custody in the Marion County Correctional Facility.

Law enforcement officials arrested Jerry Teixeira and his accomplice Lacy Evans on Tuesday evening at approximately 10:38 p.m. in Stayton.

Teixeira entered DOC custody on October 1, 2013, on two counts of burglary in the second degree, one count of possession of methamphetamine, one count of delivering methamphetamine, and one count of felon in possession of a firearm out of Marion County. His earliest release date is September 5, 2015.

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08/12/14
**Updated** - Missing & Endangered 16 year old - Located
FBI - Oregon - 08/12/14
9:20 pm update from Bremerton PD

The two runaways have been located in Kelso, WA. Kelso PD has medics checking out Ariel now. Parents are on their way to Kelso to pick up the kids. Please let the public know that we are no longer searching for the kids. Thanks for all the help.
Sgt Kevin Crane


5:00 pm update from Bremerton PD

There is an unconfirmed signting of Ariel Luddington and Alex Pequignot as recently as 1 pm on Monday, August 11th in downtown Portland.

4:45 pm update from Bremerton PD

The Bremerton Police Department has reached out and asked for assistance from the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in their search for missing 16 year old Ariel Luddington. Ariel Luddington left her residence late Thursday night or early Friday morning and she is with her 17 year old boyfriend, who has also been reported as a runaway.

Detectives have confirmed Ariel and Alex have left the area and are going South, likely to be in Oregon at this time. Ariel appears to have cut her hair, removed her eye glasses and removed the bandage around the Vein Pick/Port in her right arm.

Ariel is described as a 16 year old white female, approximately 4'-09" in height, 100 lbs in weight, light brown hair, blue eyes. Ariel is in need of immediate medical attention. Ariel has stitches on her right temple and a vein pick/port in her right bicep. Ariel may appear to slur her speech and stagger when she walks. Ariel's left foot is turned inward as she walks.

Ariel is with her boyfriend of one year, Alex Pequignot. Below is a surveillance photo confirming Ariel and Alex were together in Southern Washington on Sunday. Both Ariel and Alex have been entered into a national law enforcement data base.

If anyone has information on their whereabouts, we are asking them to please contact 911 or the Bremerton Police Department at 360-473-5228 or 360-473-5220.



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Below, please find a press release from the Bremerton (Washington) Police Department concerning a missing and endangered 16-year-old, Ariel Luddington. Ariel is believed to be currently in or may have traveled through the Portland area in the past few days. She may be traveling with her boyfriend, Alex Pequignot. Ariel has medical concerns that need immediate attention.

If anyone has information about Ariel Luddington's travels or current whereabouts, they are asked to call the Bremerton Police Department or their local FBI office. In Portland, that number is (503) 224-4181.

Media inquiries should be directed to Bremerton Sgt. Kevin Crane at 360-473-5480.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2014

Contact: Bremerton Police Department
Sergeant Kevin Crane (360-473-5480)


Endangered Missing Juvenile

The Bremerton Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a 16 year old East Bremerton girl. Ariel A. Luddington left her residence late Thursday night or early Friday morning and her whereabouts are unknown at this time.

Ariel is described as a 16 year old white female, approximately 4'-09" in height, 100 lbs in weight, long light brown hair, blue eyes and wears glasses. Ariel is in need of immediate medical attention. Ariel has stitches on her right temple and a vein pick in her right bicep. Ariel may appear to slur her speech and stagger when she walks.

Ariel is possibly with her boyfriend of one year, Alex Pequignot. Police have attempted to locate Alex with negative results. Below are photographs of Ariel and Alex.

If anyone has seen either Alex or Ariel, or has information on their whereabouts, we are asking them to please contact the Bremerton Police Department at 360-473-5228 or 360-473-5220.
Update: Name Released - Woman Arrested After Attempt to Elude on Interstate 5 in Southern Oregon (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/12/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers arrested a 22-year old female Tuesday afternoon following her attempt to elude police northbound on Interstate 5 between Central Point and Sunny Valley. The attempt to elude ended when OSP troopers stopped her vehicle using a tactical vehicle intervention (TVI) technique.

On August 12, 2014 at approximately 12:31 p.m., OSP Southern Command Center dispatch received a citizen's driving complaint of a recklessly driven passenger car northbound on Interstate 5 in the Medford area. A trooper set up north of Central Point near milepost 34 and spotted a similar looking vehicle traveling at 88 mph. The trooper attempted to stop the speeding vehicle, a Dodge Avenger, which accelerated at over 100 mph.

Approaching a highway work zone near milepost 40, the eluding vehicle nearly ran a motorcyclist off the freeway. For safety reasons, the trooper terminated his attempt to stop the vehicle but continued driving northbound in case he came across it stopped in the work zone.

Troopers from the Grants Pass work site headed to the freeway where a trooper spotted the vehicle near milepost 56. A trooper attempted to deploy spike strips in the area but the driver avoided the strips and sped up again to over 100 mph. During the next several miles the vehicle continued recklessly, passing other motorists on both shoulders at high speeds.

Approaching milepost 70 near Sunny Valley, two commercial trucks occupied both northbound lanes traveling about 35 mph caused the eluding vehicle to slow down. The troopers deployed a TVI maneuver causing the vehicle to spin and stop on a curb near the end of a freeway on ramp.

At approximately 1:26 p.m., OSP troopers and Josephine County Sheriff's Office arrested the female driver without further incident.

GABRIELLA R. SUISSA, age 22, from Rockville, California, was transported back to Jackson County Jail where she was lodged on the following charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Recklessly Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person

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Facebook Post Results in Arrest of Sweet Home Man for Animal Abuse (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/12/14
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that his deputies have arrested a Sweet Home man for animal abuse. Brandon Earl Clark, 27-years old, was arrested for the crime of Animal Abuse I, for causing serious injury to a five year old male gray and white Pit Bull mix dog.

The dog's owner was identified as Cameron Wade Clark, 23-years old of Sweet Home and is the brother of Brandon Clark.

On August 5, 2014, Linn County Sheriff's Office Animal Control received a complaint saying they had learned through a Facebook post that a dog had to be put down by its owner due to injuries it received from being thrown to the ground.

On August 6, 2014, deputies responded to the 28000 block of Scott Mountain Rd in Sweet Home and spoke with Cameron Clark. Cameron told deputies that on August 4, his brother Brandon was angry at his dog when it nipped another dog while it was eating. Brandon picked up the dog and slammed it to the ground causing the back and hips to break. Cameron told deputies the dog was so severely injured he felt it was best to put it down.

Deputies then contacted Brandon, who also lives at the residence. Brandon admitted to deputies he threw the dog to the ground. He said the dog's hips and back appeared to be broken and it was unable to walk. Brandon told deputies he tried to give the dog some water but it started vomiting.

Brandon Clark was arrested and transported to the Linn County jail for Animal Abuse I.

Sheriff Riley said this is the second arrest his office has made for animal abuse within a week. He would like to remind people if they are unable to properly care for their dog or wish to give it up for adoption to please call Linn County Animal Control at 541.967.3925.


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OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Asks for Public's Help in Investigation of Cow Elk Poaching & Waste - Elliott State Forest in Coos County (Photo)
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The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division from the Coos Bay office is asking for the public's help in locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of a cow elk found on Buck Ridge Road in the Elliott State Forest in Coos County.

On August 11, 2014, OSP Fish & Wildlife Trooper Ryan Keeler began an investigation following the discovery of a dead cow elk located by bear hunters in a clear cut on Buck Ridge Road in the Elliott State Forest. Evidence at the scene indicates the cow elk was shot once through the front shoulder within the last couple days. Whoever shot the elk did not remove any meat and left it to waste.

A reward is being offered through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) Program, administered through the Oregon Hunters Association, for any information that leads to the arrest in this case. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Trooper Keeler at (541) 888-2677 ext. 243, or the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information may be kept anonymous.

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Benton County Sheriff's Office conducts DUII/Seatbelt Saturation Enforcement around Labor Day
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/12/14
The Benton County Sheriff's Office, along with other regional law enforcement agencies, will be participating in extra DUII saturation patrol and enforcement surrounding the Labor Day weekend, August 15, through September 2, 2014. There will also be extra patrol and enforcement concerning seatbelt laws with an emphasis on child seats, texting and speeding between August 25 through September 7, 2014. This is to coincide with the nationwide "Click It or Ticket" mobilization promoted by USDOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Benton County Sheriff's Office already actively patrols for these crimes, and violations but this is extra enforcement added to target these offenses.

Driver impairment and speeding are the most common causes of injury crashes. Oregon's DUII enforcement program is committed to reducing the amount of crashes and impaired drivers on our roadways by keeping them off the roadway and arresting them when they choose to drive. For more info on impaired driving, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.com.

There were 997 child passengers under age eight injured or killed last year in Oregon motor vehicle crashes. Twelve of these children were confirmed to be riding totally unrestrained. Among four to eight year olds who by law should be riding in restraints designed for children, one in three was restrained with an adult belt system. Safety belts reduce fatality risk by 45 to 60%. Child car seats reduce the likelihood of infants under 1 year old being killed in a crash by 71 percent and the fatal risk for toddlers aged 1 to 4 by 54 percent, and 58 and 59 percent for infants and toddlers in SUVS, pickups and vans.

According to NHTSA, 3 out of 4 Children's Safety Seats are not used correctly. Oregon law requires children less than forty pounds be restrained in a child seat. Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must be restrained in either a child seat or a booster seat appropriate for their size until they reach age eight or 4'9" tall and the adult belt system fits them correctly.

For help with child seats or additional information, refer to the seat manufacturer's instructions, vehicle owner's manual, local child seat fitting station, or call ACTS Oregon Child Safety Seat Resource Center at 877-793-2608. A list of fitting stations can be found at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources.
Update: Name & Photos - Minor Injury Truck Crash - Highway 20 near Eddyville (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/12/14
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Highway 20 near Eddyville is restricted to one lane while the scene of an overturned truck and trailer is being cleared. The truck driver received minor injuries and Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.

On August 12, 2014 at approximately 8:30 a.m., a 2007 Kenworth truck pulling a trailer loaded with garbage driven by JOHN GRIGSBY, age 49, from Newport, was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 23. As the truck negotiated through a curve, the truck and trailer traveled off the highway and overturned on a bordering property.

GRIGSBY was extricated by Toledo Fire Department personnel. GRIGSBY was transported by Pac West Ambulance to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and later released. He was driving for Dahl Disposal Service.

ODOT is still on scene helping coordinate cleanup of spilled debris and removal of overturned truck and trailer. Traffic updates TripCheck.com.

OSP troopers from the Newport Area Command office are investigating the cause of the crash. Enforcement action is pending.

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry (ODF) fire update - Aug. 12
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/12/14
Large Fires within ODF protection

>NEW LARGE FIRES
* Rogue River Drive: a 100 acre fire in southwest Oregon.
* Deer Creek: a 50 acre fire was stopped near the Washington/Oregon border in SE Washington through a cooperative initial attack with Washington Dept. of Natural Resources and ODF. ODF is coordinating with WDNR on extended attack efforts. The fire burned on rugged slopes in grass, brush and timber stringers.
* Deep Canyon: located east of the Deer Creek Fire, this fire is approximately 160 acres and has burned 10 acres into NE Oregon. Cooperative initial attack with WDNR continues.
* Dexter Creek: a 20-25 acre fire started yesterday morning. No threats to communities, homes, or structures currently. It is more than 50% lined.

>UPDATES
(Evacuations are based on a Level 1-2-3 system corresponding to Ready-Set-Go, with Level 1 being the lowest)

>Southwest Oregon
* Beaver Complex: Klamath-Lake District (most acreage here) and Southwest Oregon District crews have been heavily involved in this ongoing effort. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning through 11:00 pm Tuesday.
* Oregon Gulch Fire: covers 35,129 acres (about 9,500 in California) 15 miles east of Ashland, Oregon, and is 82% contained. Personnel: 1,154 | Evacuations: Some Jackson county areas remain at Level 1 evacuation notice level | More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/ Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-488-7726 staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/ Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/ Smoke Information - http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/ DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx

>Northeast Oregon
There will be a community meeting in Imnaha this evening (8/12) at 5 p.m. at the Imnaha Christian Fellowship Church for updates and Q & A. A Level 1 evacuation (get ready) remains in place for the town of Imnaha and residents along Imnaha River Road.
* 5 Mile Fire: a 4,524 acre fire is 80% contained. It started Aug. 3 about 2 miles south of Imnaha. Personnel: 292. | More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/ | Information Contact Number: 541-432-0119 staffed from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

>Central Oregon
A public meeting will be held in Dayville tonight from 6-7 p.m. at the Dayville Community Center.
* South Fork Complex (partially on ODF protected lands): these July 31 lightning caused fires cover 64,272 acres and are 30% contained. The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag warning through Tuesday. Murderer's Creek and Deer Creek recreation facilities have been evacuated. Personnel: 798 | More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/ | Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636 www.southforkcomplex.blogspot.com | southforkcomplex@gmail.com
* Rowena Fire: A 3,680 acre fire that started August 5, currently 90% contained. All evacuations and road closures have been lifted. Total estimated ODF/OSFM cost: $4.3 million.
More Information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4061/ | Fire Info Hotlines: 971-701-4186 and 971-701-4212, staffed from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm | Twitter: @RowenaFire2014 | Facebook: www.facebook.com/RowenaFire2014 | Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mid-Columbia-Fire-Rescue/161214397226097 | Register for Wasco County Sheriff's Office Citizen Alert Emergency Notification Program: www.co.wasco.or.us

>FIRES ON OTHER JURISDICTIONS IN OREGON
More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

>FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes comprehensive breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry. For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/. Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

>NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

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OMSI's Reel Science Showing Dinosaurs 13
OMSI - 08/12/14
MEDIA ALERT
Discovery, Intrigue, and Dinosaurs Take Over the Giant Screen
OMSI's "Reel Science" Theater Speaker Series to Show Dinosaurs 13 with Expert Guest

WHAT:
A monthly series focused on the science behind movies to show Dinosaur 13 with Edward Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon and Fossil Collections Manager, Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

DETAILS:
Watch and learn at the new Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies to life on the big screen. Perfect for science and film lovers alike, this monthly series combines the best of Science Pub with the fun of movie night, bringing in experts to amplify your movie-watching experience.

Join OMSI for a not-so-typical dinosaur movie and one of the greatest discoveries in history--the largest, most complete T. rex skeleton ever uncovered. Based on Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur That Changed Science, the Law, and My Life by Peter Larson and Kristin Donnan, Dinosaur 13 will take you through the paleontologists' ten-year battle with powerful museums, the government, competing paleontologists, and more.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 19, 6:30pm

WHO: Open to all ages, No RSVP or scientific background required.

WHERE: The Empirical Theater at OMSI, located inside OMSI at 1945 SE Water Ave.

COST: $7 non-members; $6 members

ABOUT OMSI
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation's leading science museums, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for the kid in each of us. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit www.omsi.edu.

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Weather Alert
Lebanon Police Dept. - 08/12/14
Event: Red Flag Warning
Alert: ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY
AFTERNOON DUE TO ABUNDANT LIGHTNING...
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY HAS INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY OVER THE PAST
FEW HOURS AS THE UPPER LEVEL LOW THAT HAS BEEN ALONG THE NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA COAST THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS HAS BEGUN TO PUSH INLAND.
AT THE SAME TIME...ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL LOW FROM THE GULF OF ALASKA
IS PUSHING TOWARD THE COAST AND IS LIKELY PROVIDING AN ADDITIONAL
THUNDERSTORM TRIGGERING MECHANISM. STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
THROUGH THE DAY AND INTO TONIGHT...ALTHOUGH MOISTURE WILL BE
INCREASING AS THE DAY PROGRESSES.. WITH THE CHANCES FOR WETTING
RAIN INCREASING. HOWEVER WITH THE DRY FUELS CURRENTLY IN
PLACE...THERE IS HIGH POTENTIAL FOR LIGHTNING STRIKES TO GENERATE
SEVERAL NEW FIRES TODAY.

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON
FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 601...602...604...
605...606...607...608 AND 660...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES
601...602...604...605...606...607...608 AND 660.

* THUNDERSTORMS...LIGHTNING PRODUCTION WILL BE MOST PROLIFIC
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. THUNDERSTORM CHANCES CONTINUE
TONIGHT...BUT STORMS SHOULD BECOME MUCH WETTER WITH LESS
FREQUENT LIGHTNING.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...GUSTS OF UP TO 40 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WITH SOME OF
THE STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS.

* IMPACTS...ALTHOUGH STORMS WILL START BECOMING WETTER AS THE DAY
PROGRESSES...DRY FUELS ARE IN PLACE AND THERE WILL BE CONTINUED
CHANCES FOR ADDITIONAL FIRE STARTS.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.
PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

Instructions:
Target Area:
Central Oregon Cascade Foothills
Mt. Hood National Forest - West of Cascade Crest
North Oregon Cascade Foothills
North Oregon Coast
North Oregon Coast Range
Willamette National Forest
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oregon July 2014 Statewide Unemployment Rate Release
Oregon Employment Dept. - 08/12/14
Oregon's Employment Situation Changed Little in July

Industry Payroll Employment (Establishment Survey Data)
Payroll employment was essentially unchanged in July. Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment added 200 jobs, following a revised loss of 3,000 in June. Three major industries expanded substantially in July: manufacturing (+1,600 jobs), health care and social assistance (+1,300) and other services (+1,400). Meanwhile, two major industries contracted substantially: retail trade (-1,400 jobs) and private educational services (-1,300).

Manufacturing has been on a steady expansionary trend over the past four years. Seasonally adjusted employment in the industry bottomed at 162,500 in October 2009. Since then the industry added back 17,900 jobs, reaching a total of 180,400 in July.

Gains within durable goods manufacturing were noteworthy over the past 12 months.

Wood products grew by 1,000 jobs since July 2013, machinery added 800, and transportation equipment added 1,200. Within the nondurable goods component, food manufacturing added 1,000 during that time.

Health care and social assistance accelerated its pace of hiring in recent months. The 1,300 seasonally adjusted job gain in July was more than the average monthly gain of the past 12 months. Since July 2013 the industry added 8,100 jobs, which equaled 3.9 percent growth and was one of the fastest growing economic sectors in Oregon. All of its component industries added substantially during that time, with social assistance growing the fastest by adding 2,500 jobs to reach 31,900 in July.

Retail trade contracted for the second consecutive month, following strong gains earlier in the year. This put retail up only 2,000 jobs, or 1.0 percent, since July 2013. Nationally, surveys suggest that overall retail store visits are down since last summer. Some retailers are reporting slower sales growth even as total consumer spending continues to expand. In Oregon, the only published retail industry which grew by more than 1,000 jobs over the year was motor vehicle and parts dealers, which added 1,300 jobs since July 2013.

Unemployment
(Household Survey Data)
Oregon's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.9 percent in July and 6.8 percent in June. Oregon's unemployment rate was between 6.8 and 6.9 percent in each month between February and July. Despite the flat trend in recent months, the rate has fallen from a year ago when Oregon's unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in July 2013.

Oregon's labor force expanded over the year, totaling 1,965,255 in July, which was nearly 22,000 more individuals than in July 2013. The growth in the labor force was roughly consistent with the growth in the population, as the seasonally adjusted labor force participation rate, at 61.2 percent in July, changed little over the year.

Hours and Earnings
(Establishment Survey Data)
The average workweek for Oregon manufacturing production workers decreased from 40.7 hours in June to 40.0 in July. This put the manufacturing workweek back to where it was in April and May when it was also 40.0 hours. The manufacturing workweek dropped 0.3 hour since last year. In July 2013, this workweek averaged 40.3 hours.

In July, the average wage was $22.80 per hour for Oregon's private-sector payroll employees, down from $22.82 in June. Wages increased 46 cents, or 2.1 percent, from July 2013 when the average was $22.34.

Next Press Releases
The Oregon Employment Department plans to release the July county and metropolitan area unemployment rates on Monday, August 18th and the statewide unemployment rate and employment survey data for August on Tuesday, September 16th.


The Oregon Employment Department is responsible for releasing Oregon's monthly payroll employment and labor force data. The data are prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS estimates of monthly job gains and losses are based on a survey of businesses. The BLS estimates of unemployment are based on a survey of households and other inputs.

The Oregon Employment Department publishes payroll employment estimates that are revised quarterly by using employment counts from employer unemployment insurance tax records. All department publications use this official Oregon series data unless noted otherwise. This month's release incorporates the January, February and March 2014 tax records data. The department continues to make the original nonfarm payroll employment series available; these data are produced by the BLS and are revised annually.

For the complete version of the news release, including tables and graphs, visit: www.QualityInfo.org/pressrelease.

For help finding jobs and training resources, visit one of the state's WorkSource Oregon Centers or go to: www.WorkSourceOregon.org.

Equal Opportunity program -- auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities


Attached Media Files: Radio Actual 5 , Radio Actual 4 , Radio Actual 3 , Radio Actual 2 , Radio Actual 1 , Oregon July 2014 Statewide Unemployment Rate Press Release
Enjoy The Music Festival in Brownsville & Keep Impaired Drivers Off The Road (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/12/14
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With approximately 15,000 people expected to attend this weekend's Willamette Country Music Festival in Brownsville off Interstate 5 between Eugene and Albany, law enforcement agencies are urging all concert-goers and area travelers to be prepared for traffic congestion and have a sober, rested driver operating every vehicle.

The Willamette Country Music Festival starts Friday, August 15, and concludes Sunday, August 17. With the expected traffic impact and increased potential for impaired drivers on area roads, Oregon State Police (OSP), Linn County Sheriff's Office, area law enforcement agencies and ODOT remind everyone that we all play an important role in keeping our roads safe.

Although it is illegal in all 50 states to drive under the influence, far too many people get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol. Every year, about one third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve one or more drunk drivers or motorcycle operators.

All travelers should be aware that law enforcement agencies nationwide are kicking off a high-visibility enforcement campaign - "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over"- August 15 through September 1, 2014. Covering the end of summer and the busy Labor Day holiday weekend, the goal is to remove impaired drivers who put lives at risk. Law enforcement officials recommend:

* Plan a safe way to travel before the start of the festivities.
* Designate a sober driver. If you wait until you're impaired, you're more likely to make a bad decision; one that could be fatal.

Everyone is urged to immediately report aggressive, dangerous, and intoxicated drivers to OSP at 1-800-24DRUNK (1-800-243-7865) or 9-1-1.

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BPSST Private Security/Investigators Policy Committee to Meet in Salem
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/12/14
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
Private Security/Investigators Policy Committee Agenda
Meeting Date: August 19, 2014

The Private Security/Private Investigators Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in the Boardroom at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE Salem, Oregon. For more information, contact Tia Turnipseed at (503) 378-2431.

Committee Members:
Paul Castleberry, Armed Security
Ronald Miller, Private Investigator
Judy Pongratz, Retail Industry
Mark Rauch, Public Member
Randall Scott, Unarmed Security
Justin Walker, Hospitality
Carol Coates, Healthcare Industry
Jim Gibson, Private Investigator
Mona Cato, Manufacturing Industry

Agenda ?,> ?,>

1. Chair's Report and Administrative Announcements

2. Department Update

3. *Minutes - June 23, 2014 / Approve the minutes of the June 23, 2014 Private Security/Investigators Special Policy Committee meeting.

4. *OAR 259-060-0010 and 259-060-0130 - Proposed Rule Change
Public Comment on Temporary Work Permit Definition

5. *OAR 259-061-0005, 259-061-0240, and 259-061-0260 - Proposed Rule Change
Continuing Education Requirements

6. *OAR 259-060-0010, 259-060-0060, 259-060-0120, 259-060-0130 and 259-060-0135 - Proposed Rule Change Curriculum

7. *Matthew W. Stallings, PSID# 60747

8. *Steven C. Rousseau, DePaul Industries Portland, PSID# 63999

9. *Policy Committee Appointments Interest Form - PSPIC Armed Representative
Matthew Greene, Inter-Con Security Systems
Donovan Beard, Defensive Firearms Instruction, LLC

10. Subcommittee Reports
a. Curriculum - Judy Pongratz
b. Armed - Paul Castleberry
c. Investigator - Ronald Miller

11. Next Regularly Scheduled
State Historic Cemteries Commission seeks new members
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 08/12/14
The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is seeking volunteers to fill two open positions.

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is comprised of seven citizens and is empowered by the legislature to develop and maintain a listing of all pioneer and historic cemeteries in Oregon; to make recommendations for funding, obtain grants funding, seek legislative appropriations for historic cemeteries, and to assist in the coordination of restoration, renovation and maintenance of historic cemeteries statewide.

The group meets four times per year in changing locations around the state. There may be an occasional additional meeting for extra projects, programs and grant selection. Commissioners are also asked to provide informal meetings in their regions and work on other projects outside of meeting time.

The commission is particularly seeking representatives from the northeast part of the state and the Portland area, but all are encouraged to apply. Please apply before Sept. 15.

More information about the Historic Cemeteries program is available online at www.oregonheritage.org . Please send a letter of interest and resume to commission coordinator Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov. Please include your reasons for wanting to serve on the commission, any skills or knowledge you will bring to their work, and ideas or goals you have for your participation. If you have further questions email Gill or call her at 503-986-0685.

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MEDIA ALERT: Over 250 registered for Finding Work@50+, Eugene, 8/12 (Photo)
AARP Oregon - 08/12/14
Finding Work is a challenge for the 50+
Finding Work is a challenge for the 50+
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Over 250 out-of-work, laid-off, or otherwise job-seeking 50+ year olds are registered to attend August 12th Finding Work@50+ conference in Eugene. This free workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1685 West 13th Avenue, Eugene.

Held in conjunction with AARP Oregon, Workforce Lane County, Goodwill Job Connection, Worksource Lane, Lane Community College, and Experience Works, the workshop has an impressive lineup of speakers. The keynote, The 21st Century Workforce, will be delivered by Sarah Biggers, CEO of Experience Works, a Virginia-based national non-profit that helps low-income seniors, get the training they need to find good jobs in their local communities.

Finding Work@50+: Yes You Can! includes workshops on finding the hidden job market, resume writing, boosting interview skills, using social media, and available resources in Lane County for job training. Please join us for this valuable program and hear the stories of likely job candidates and their struggles while unemployed.


Attached Media Files: Finding Work is a challenge for the 50+
American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood and platelet donations
American Red Cross Blood Services - 08/12/14
(see downloadable file for a list of upcoming blood donation opportunities in the area)

PORTLAND, Ore. (August 12, 2014) - The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood and platelet donations, even as thousands of people answered the urgent call to donate last month.

Through the end of July, the Red Cross saw an increase of approximately 7.5 percent in the number of donors coming to give blood, resulting in more than 11,800 additional donations beyond what was anticipated. Despite the increase, blood products are currently being distributed to hospitals as quickly as donations are coming in, maintaining the urgent need.

To prevent a shortage and ensure an adequate blood supply for patients the rest of the summer, the Red Cross especially needs platelet donors and those with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood.

"The Red Cross is grateful for those who stepped up to give this lifesaving gift and reminds eligible donors that hospital patients are still counting on them to roll up a sleeve," said Jared Schultzman, communications manager for the Red Cross Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region. "As summer draws to a close, you still have the chance to give hope to patients in need."

How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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08/11/14
Oregon Virtual Academy
Oregon Virtual Academy - 08/11/14
Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors August 18, 2014.
Nurse of the Year Award Nominations Close August 19th
March of Dimes - 08/11/14
The call for nominations for the fourth annual Nurse of the Year Awards ends on August 19th. With just a week until the deadline, 350 nurses from across the Oregon and SW Washington have been nominated. Awards honoring outstanding nurses for their constant care and compassion toward patients will be given in 17 categories.

Nominations may be submitted online at marchofdimes.com/oregon through August 19th. There is no fee to submit a nomination and you may submit multiple nominations. Award recipients will be determined by a selection committee comprised of healthcare professionals. Winners will be announced at the Nurse of the Year Awards breakfast on October 24, 2014, at The Sentinel Hotel (formally The Governor Hotel) in downtown Portland.

Nurse of the Year Awards is presented by Moda Health and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Platinum sponsors include Legacy Health and Providence Health and Services. Gold sponsors include Cambia Health Solutions and Kaiser Permanente. The event is chaired by Dr. William Johnson, President of Moda Health. "This is a great opportunity to honor outstanding nurses in Oregon and SW Washington and to celebrate the vital role of the nursing profession," said Dr. Johnson.

Nominations for outstanding nurses in 17 categories are closing August 19th. The nominating categories are:

* Adult Acute Care
* Advance Practice
* Ambulatory/Clinic Care
* Case Management/Utilization Review
* Community Health
* Critical Care (Adult/Pediatric/Neonatal)
* Emergency
* Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care, Rehab and Palliative Care
* Nurse Educator
* Nurse Leader
* Nurse Specialty
* Pediatric Acute Care
* Rising Star
* Small Hospital
* Student Nurse
* Surgical Services
* Women's Health

For more information about the awards, how to submit a nomination, descriptions of each category, or to register for the event, visit marchofdimes.com/Oregon.

March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. With chapters nationwide, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find out what is going on in the Greater Oregon Chapter by visiting OregonMOD.com.
Business Oregon Director Sean Robbins Statement on Intel's Announcementof Future Investment in Oregon
Business Oregon (Ore. Business Development Dept.) - 08/11/14
HILLSBORO - Business Oregon Director Sean Robbins issued the following statement today regarding the announcement by Intel officials that they will invest up to $100 billion in their Washington County operations:

"Intel is a global icon that could focus future investment anywhere in the world, and they are choosing Oregon. A planned $100 billion investment represents an unprecedented commitment and it speaks volumes about where Oregon's economy is headed and our state's increasingly competitive role on the global stage. This announcement also showcases the ability of the city, county, state and private sector in Oregon to collaborate and get things done."

http://www.co.washington.or.us/cao/proposed-2014-intel-sip-agreement.cfm

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Business Oregon works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding, and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs. Visit www.oregon4biz.com for more information on doing business in Oregon.
344th Basic Police Class to Graduate from Oregon Public Safety Academy
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/11/14
The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of its 344th Basic Police Class.

The Basic Police Class is 16-weeks in length and includes dozens of training areas including survival skills, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, ethics, cultural diversity, problem solving, elder abuse, drug recognition, and many other subjects.

What: Basic Police 344 Graduation
Date: August 15, 2014
Location: Oregon Public Safety Academy / 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon
Time: 11:00 a.m.

All family and friends of students, supervisors, department heads and city and county officials are welcome to attend.

Any questions please call Kristy Witherell at DPSST (503) 378-2386 or e-mail her at kristy.witherell@state.or.us


Members of Basic Police Class # 344

Deputy Joseph Aldred
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Recruit Ami Angell
Oregon State Police

Officer Joseph Bernard
Portland Police Bureau

Officer Justin Bieker
Portland Police Bureau

Recruit Vadim Bogdanov
Oregon State Police

Officer Ryan Brown
Portland Police Bureau

Deputy Clarissa Conway
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Recruit Kyson Culp
Oregon State Police

Officer Jared Davis
University of Oregon Police Department

Recruit Sherron Deberry
Oregon State Police

Officer Mark Duarte
Portland Police Bureau

Recruit James Eslinger
Oregon State Police

Deputy Craig Evans
Washington County Sheriff's Office

Officer Trevor Fillis
Sweet Home Police Department

Recruit Jacob Fough
Oregon State Police

Recruit Nathaniel Harris
Oregon State Police

Officer Charles Hill
Coquille Police Department

Officer Benjamin Krueger
Klamath Falls Police Department

Recruit Michael Lopez
Oregon State Police

Recruit Anna Lukiyanchuk
Oregon State Police

Officer Kevin Mahn
Portland Police Bureau

Officer Marco Mendoza
Portland Police Bureau

Officer Joshua Miller
Redmond Police Department

Recruit Justin Morgan
Oregon State Police

Recruit Thomas Nelson
Oregon State Police

Officer Keith Pankey
Springfield Police Department

Officer Brynt Ross
Medford Police Department

Chief Deputy Martin Rowley
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

Officer Boon Setser
LaGrande Police Department

Deputy Richard Stevens
Coos County Sheriff's Office

Officer Samuel Tooze
West Linn Police Department

Officer Benjamin Vahdat
West Linn Police Department

Recruit Scott Wilson
Oregon State Police

Officer Shauna Wood
Seaside Police Department


## Background Information on the DPSST ##

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) operates the Oregon Public Safety Academy which spans more than 235 acres in Salem. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director, and Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department serves as the Chair of the Board. The department implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board.
Hatfield Documentary to Premiere on September 7, 2014 (Photo)
Oregon Historical Society - 08/11/14
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Portland State University and Oregon Historical Society to Host Events

Portland, OR - A feature-length documentary film highlighting the life and legacy of the late Governor and United States Senator Mark O. Hatfield will premiere Sunday, September 7, in Portland. The film, The Gentleman of the Senate: Oregon's Mark Hatfield, uses extensive interviews with former staff and Senate colleagues of Hatfield to tell the story of his public service career.

"Senator Mark Hatfield's legacy as a compassionate leader is considered one of Oregon's greatest gifts to this country and the world," said Rick Dancer, an executive producer of the project and long-time TV journalist from Eugene. "The story of Mark Hatfield is about his approach to leadership, the lives he influenced, and his involvement in iconic moments in history. There are important lessons here for today's leaders and the citizens who elect them."

The film will premiere Sunday, September 7 at 4:00 p.m. at Portland State University's Lincoln Performance Hall at 1620 SW Park Avenue. A reception with the film makers will follow at the Oregon Historical Society at 1200 SW Park Avenue. More information on The Hatfield Project and instructions on how to purchase tickets to the premiere can be found at www.HatfieldFilm.com.

The film was produced by The Hatfield Project, a 501(c)(3) organization created to chronicle Senator Hatfield's career and legacy. The premiere will help support distribution of the film with copies donated to schools and public libraries in Oregon. Additional showings of the film are scheduled at Willamette University and are being planned for other colleges across Oregon. The film's executive producers are Rick Dancer, Kevin Curry, and Devon Lyon.

About the Oregon Historical Society
Since 1898, the Society has served as Oregon's primary research collection and museum about Oregon history. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon's history through a museum, research library, academic journal, educational programs, and digital content. Visit ohs.org for information on current exhibits and events and access to educational content.


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Future of Public Health Task Force meets August 20
Oregon Health Authority - 08/11/14
August 11, 2014

What: The ninth public meeting of the Task Force on the Future of Public Health. Agenda items include:

Confirm final changes for straw model;

Discuss workgroup options putting the Framework for Governmental Public Health Services into operation;

Public comment period.

When: Wednesday, August 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1B, 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland

Who: The Task Force on the Future of Public Health was created by Oregon HB 2348A to study the regionalization and consolidation of public health services, and the future of public health services in Oregon to make recommendations for legislation.

The task force is made up of 15 members appointed by the Legislature, the Governor, and the directors of the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Human Services.

Details: Space is limited. To participate by phone, call 1-888-363-4734, and use code 295577.

Future meeting dates currently scheduled:

September 10, 2014, Portland, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information about the meeting, contact Michael Tynan at 971-673-1282.

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations by calling the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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8/11 Serves as Reminder to Call 811 Before Digging
NW Natural - 08/11/14
PORTLAND, Ore. -- NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) hopes this date, 8/11, will serve as a reminder to call 811 before digging to have underground utility lines marked. Every six minutes a line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first calling 811.


"On Aug. 11 and throughout the year, we remind homeowners and contractors to call 811 before digging to eliminate the risk of striking an underground utility line," said Scott Gallegos, compliance supervisor for NW Natural. "It really is the only way to know which lines are buried in your area."


Striking a gas pipeline can cause injury, repair costs, fines and inconvenient outages. That's why it is a federal law to call 811 at least two business days before digging.


When the call is made, the homeowner or contractor is connected to the local one-call center, which notifies the appropriate utilities of their intent to dig. Professional locators are then sent to the requested site to mark the locations of underground lines with flags, spray paint or both.

About NW Natural
NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 697,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. Additional information is available at nwnatural.com.
Title Correction: Twelve OSP Recruit Troopers Graduating Friday, August 15, From Basic Police Training Program in Salem (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/11/14
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Twelve Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers along with 22 recruit officers from other law enforcement agencies are graduating Friday, August 15, 2014, from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Basic Police Training program. The graduation ceremony for the Basic Police Class 340 will take place at 11:00 a.m. at the Oregon Public Safety Academy Hall of Heroes located at 4190 Aumsville Highway in Salem.

The thirty-four graduating recruit officers include 12 OSP recruit troopers, 16 city police recruit officers, 5 county sheriffs recruit deputies, and one University of Oregon recruit officer. The 10 men and two women OSP recruit troopers are scheduled for assignments at the following locations:

* Recruit Trooper Ami Angell - Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Vadim Bogdanov - The Dalles Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Kyson Culp - Klamath Falls Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Sherron Deberry - Salem Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper James Eslinger - Pendleton Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Jacob Fough - Tillamook Work Site office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
* Recruit Trooper Nate Harris - Coos Bay Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Michael Lopez - Salem Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Anna Lukiyanchuk - Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Justin Morgan - St. Helens Work Site office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
* Recruit Trooper Thomas Nelson - Newport Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Scott Wilson - Central Point Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)

The twelve graduating OSP recruit troopers, along with 4 other new recruits hired as lateral entry troopers who came from other law enforcement agencies, began their academy-based training March 16, 2014. They brought with them a wide range of life experience and backgrounds. Eight served in the military, eight have college degrees including one person with a PhD in International Public Law, and three are bilingual in Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian languages. The sixteen hired recruit troopers reported for an initial 3-week OSP pre-academy training program after which the lateral entry hired officers reported to their assigned OSP offices in Bend, North Plains, Pendleton and Tillamook. The remaining twelve recruit troopers joined other law enforcement recruit officers for the 16-week Basic Police training program from which they are graduating.

The Basic Police Class No. 340 graduation ceremony marks the completion of the Basic Police training for the multi-agency integrated class facilitated by DPSST, which provides statutorily-required basic training to newly hired city police officers, county sheriff's deputies and OSP troopers.

Information about the Oregon State Police, different opportunities available, how our hiring process works and updates about future hiring opportunities can be found on our recruiting website, www.osptrooper.com, or call the OSP Training / Sworn Applicant Processing Section at (503) 378-4175.

Questions regarding DPSST training and services can be directed to DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks at (503) 378-2332.

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The Oregon State Police is a full-service public safety agency providing diverse services to the citizens of Oregon. Our mission is to enhance livability and safety by protecting the people, property, and natural resources of the state. To realize our vision and accomplish our mission our objectives are to BE THERE (be ready and able to respond to the increasing needs of Oregonians); PREVENT HARM (engage in vigilant enforcement of laws and regulations while making Oregon's roadways safe and reducing our citizen's exposure to crime, fire and disasters); and, SUPPORT OREGON COMMUNITIES (providing specialized services and assistance throughout Oregon in support of the statewide public safety infrastructure).

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - Aug. 11
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/11/14
Fire Update - Monday, August 11, 2014 - Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF)

Large Fires within ODF protection:

New large fires: None reported.

Updates: (Evacuations are based on a Level 1-2-3 system corresponding to Ready-Set-Go, with Level 1 being the lowest.)

Klamath-Lake and Southwest Oregon Districts:

Beaver Complex: Klamath-Lake District (most acreage here) and Southwest Oregon District crews have been heavily involved in this ongoing effort.
The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning through 11:00 pm Tuesday.
Oregon Gulch Fire: covers 35,129 acres (about 9,500 in California) is 74% contained.
Personnel: 1,435
Evacuations: Some Jackson county areas remain at Level 1 evacuation notice level.
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-488-7726 staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx

Northeast Oregon District:

5 Mile Fire: a 4,700 acre fire is 65% contained. It started Aug. 3 about 2 miles south of Imnaha.
Personnel: 386
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/
Information Contact Number: 541-432-0119 staffed from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Central Oregon District:

South Fork Complex (Murderers Creek South and Buck Fork (7,583 acres)): these July 31 lightning caused fires cover 62,476 acres and are 30% contained.
The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag warning through Tuesday.
Personnel: 798
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/
Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636
www.southforkcomplex.blogspot.com
southforkcomplex@gmail.com

Rowena Fire: A 3,680 acre fire, currently 68% contained. This fire started August 5.
Personnel: 402
Evacuations: Evacuation levels ended, except for 5220-6464 Highway 30 Rowena addresses. Highway 30 re-opened.
More Information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4061/
Fire Info Hotlines: 971-701-4186 and 971-701-4212, staffed from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Twitter: @RowenaFire2014
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RowenaFire2014
Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mid-Columbia-Fire-Rescue/161214397226097
Register for Wasco County Sheriff's Office Citizen Alert Emergency Notification Program: www.co.wasco.or.us

Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon
More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

Nick Hennemann | Public Information Officer
Private Forests
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State Street, Salem, OR 97310
Desk (503) 945-7248
Cell (503) 910-4311
nhennemann@odf.state.or.us
Hispanic investors hungry for more investment knowledge and education, according to Wells Fargo survey
Wells Fargo - 08/11/14
Hispanic investors have a strong appetite for financial education and more sophisticated investment knowledge, according to a recent Wells Fargo national survey.

Almost half of surveyed Hispanics (45%) say that no one ever taught them about saving and investing (versus 31% of U.S. investors overall), and three out of four (76%) wish they had learned more about managing money when they were growing up (compared to 61% of U.S. investors overall).

Most Hispanic investors (72%) stated they wish they knew more about investing in mutual funds, stocks, and bonds (versus 64% of U.S. investors overall).

Despite a strong interest in personal finance and investing, one in three Hispanic investors surveyed (34%) do not feel comfortable investing in mutual funds, stocks, or bonds (versus 27% among U.S. investors overall). However, if they did invest in stocks and bonds, most Hispanics surveyed (70%) felt they would earn money on those investments (12% feel they would lose money, and 18% feel they would break even).

"These findings highlight some interesting attitudes among Hispanic investors and shed light on their strong desire for more education on the fundamentals of investing," said Steve Novak, senior investment strategist, Wells Fargo Private Bank. "Our findings suggest there's an opportunity to bolster the investing confidence of Hispanics through knowledge so they can act on what they intuitively know to be true around the importance of investing for their financial futures."

Additionally, survey responses indicate Hispanic investors are far more risk-averse than others, with almost half (47%) preferring to put money for the future into savings with no risk of losing it (compared to 35% of U.S. investors overall). More than half (56%) of Hispanic investors feel that the best place to keep their savings is in bank accounts (38%) or real estate (18%).

In contrast, fewer than half (45%) of all U.S. investors feel that the best place to keep their savings is in bank accounts (32%) or real estate (13%).

One in 10 Hispanic investors give themselves an 'A' when it comes to their financial and investing literacy (versus 17% among U.S. investors overall). Half of Hispanic investors (47%) give themselves a grade of 'B', and another third (34%) give themselves a 'C' (similar to U.S. investors overall).

Strong Connection to Family and Community
Family dynamics play a significant role in how Hispanic investors think about their personal finances and financial future. This is true in terms of lessons learned about money growing up, a sense of responsibility for taking care of family members financially, and how they think about their future retirement.

Fifty-five percent of Hispanic investors agree that "raising and investing in kids is the best retirement plan," compared to 41% among U.S. investors overall, and one quarter (24%) expect to rely on family members to live and make ends meet in retirement, compared to 13% of U.S. investors overall.

Hispanic investors are also more likely than other investors to lend and borrow money within their families. Almost 60% provide financial support to others in their families or communities, compared to 44% of U.S. investors overall, while half (54%) have lent or given money to an adult family member in the last year, compared to 39% of U.S. investors overall. Of those providing financial support to others, 81% provide direct financial support by giving money or paying bills.

Thirty-one percent of Hispanic investors are supporting adult children, parents, grandparents, extended family, or others, compared to 26% of U.S. investors overall, and 6% are providing financial support for people who live outside the U.S. (compared to 1% of U.S. investors overall).

Among Hispanic investors with kids, 28% say they want their kids out of the house and on their own the day they turn 18 (same as U.S. investors overall). Fifty-nine percent say they want to have money to pass on to family or friends (similar to U.S. investors overall), and 17% say that wanting assets for an inheritance most motivates them to build up their savings and investments (compared to 8% of U.S. investors overall).

Conversations with Parents
Nearly all Hispanic investors polled (92%) say their parents talked "a lot" or "sometimes" about the value and importance of hard work when they were growing up (similar to 89% of U.S. investors overall), but fewer than half said their parents talked as much about financial issues, including:
- how they managed money and spending (45%, similar to 40% of U.S. investors overall)
- what they were saving for and how much (36%, similar to 31% of U.S. investors overall)
- how they were planning for retirement (29%, similar to 33% of U.S. investors overall)
- how much money they made (27%, higher than 19% of U.S. investors overall)

How the Industry Stacks Up
More than half (57%) feel that the financial issues and needs of Hispanic Americans are different from other Americans. Currently, Hispanic investors give above-average grades to their primary banks or financial institutions with which they do the most business. The average grade for being Hispanic-friendly was a 'B', and for addressing the needs of Hispanic customers, they received a 'B'.

At the same time, 76% of Hispanic investors say financial services providers treat them with respect, yet 46% feel like they don't have enough money to get personal attention from banks. The survey revealed that 35% of respondents age 25-39 prefer financial professionals who are Hispanic (compared to 26% of those age 40-49 and 13% of those age 50-59).

About the Survey
These survey findings are based on an online survey conducted June 12-June 24 among 528 Hispanic investors nationwide. Qualified respondents were non-students, ages 25-75, who are the primary or joint financial decision-maker in the household with household investable assets of at least $10,000.

The survey also included a national comparison sample of 530 general population investors. Survey results were weighted on age, gender, household income, and race/ethnicity to ensure an accurate reflection of the investor population based on data from the Federal Reserve Board's Survey of Consumer Finances.

Assuming no sample bias, the maximum margin of error is ±4% for both the Hispanic and full U.S. samples. The survey was offered in both English and Spanish; 22 respondents took the survey in Spanish.

About Versta Research
Versta Research is a full-service market research firm, headquartered in Chicago, specializing in customized strategic market research and public opinion polling. For more information, visit www.VerstaResearch.com.

About Wells Fargo (Twitter @WellsFargo)
Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1852, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations; 12,500 ATMs; and the internet (wellsfargo.com). Wells Fargo perspectives and stories are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com and at wellsfargo.com/stories.
Rowena Fire update - Aug. 11, morning
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/11/14
Rowena Fire
Morning Information Update
August 11, 2014

Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander

Summary
A small spot fire flared up in grass and scrub oak on McCall Point (the SW corner of the fire) at approximately 2:30 p.m. yesterday. It was quickly knocked down at approximately 7 acres by using water bucket drops from a helicopter, engines, and crew personnel already on the fire. Control action on the spot fire continued through the remainder of the day shift. Line was constructed and hose lay installed.

Following work with helicopter bucket drops, snags were felled and mop up continued on the steep slopes above the homes along Highway 30.

During the night shift, infrared cameras were used to locate remaining hot spots in the spot fire on McCall Point and around structures in Divisions A and B.

Five Department of Corrections crews were utilized in the spot fire during the night shift, to further improve the line and mop up.

The remainder of the fire looks very good. Crews are close to meeting mop-up objectives.

Structural protection
Structure protection is provided by Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue through the 911 system. Wildland resources remain on the fire for mop-up.

Evacuations / Road Closures
Evacuation levels were dropped for all areas except Rowena from addresses 5220-6464 on Highway 30 to the west.

Highway 30 is now open.

Safety tips and information for residents who are returning to their homes can be found here on the Oregon Fire Marshal's website: http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/docs/Comm_Ed/WUI/After_a_wildfire.pdf

Fire strategy for today
Aggressive mop up will continue on McCall Point with engines and crews. Helicopter bucket drops will be made on the steep inaccessible slopes to cool hot spots. Roads accessing the McCall Point area will be improved. Some contingency lines will be constructed. Firefighters will continue to secure fireline and areas around homes and structures with a minimum 300 foot objective.

Warnings
The public is urged to be mindful of personal safety around ongoing firefighting operations. Aerial work with helicopters and fire related traffic increase hazards in the area.

FIRE AT A GLANCE
Size: 3,680 acres
Location: The Dalles, OR
Containment: 68%
Cause: Under Investigation
Personnel: 402
Estimated ODF/OSFM Cost: $3,680,553

Evacuations and Road Closures: Wasco County Sheriff Evacuation Hotline: 541-506-2792

Closures/Restrictions:
Hwy 30 W between 5220 and 6464

Media Only Contact Phone: 971-701-4193

For More Information: Information phones are staffed 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
971-701-4186
971-701-4212
Beaver Complex update - Aug. 11, 2014, morning
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/11/14
Monday, August 11, 2014



Beaver Complex update - Aug. 11, morning

Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander

Fire Information number: (541) 488-7726
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Aug. 11, 2014, 10 a.m.

Special Message:
Lightning predicted for yesterday did not materialize in the area directly around the Oregon Gulch Fire, but impacted other areas of the state. 1,700 lightning strikes hit in the state of Oregon yesterday, largely impacting Lane and Klamath counties. Thunderstorms are predicted again today creating the potential for hazardous conditions.

Current Situation:
Yesterday's weather gave crews the ability to make continued progress on mop up operations. Today, crews will continue to extinguish any hot spots that are detected within the 500 foot boundary on the interior of the fire. Due to predicted lightning in the area, crews will also remain available for initial attack on any new fires that may start.

The fire is nearing full containment and resources will start to be released later today if conditions hold. Fire managers are developing a transition plan in anticipation of returning responsibility for the fire to the local districts in the next few days.

Weather and Fire Behavior:
Thunderstorms with gusty winds will be in the area again today creating the potential for erratic winds, lightning and potentially new fire starts. The red flag warning continues through 11 p.m. on Tuesday. Yesterday's thunderstorms came within 15 miles of the fire and brought wind gusts around 20 mph in the afternoon; however, lightning did not develop. Fire behavior within the burned area is expected to be limited to smoldering stumps and larger fuels. Temperatures today are forecast to be between 85 and 90 degrees with relative humidity between 15 and 20 percent

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch Fire

Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR

Percent Contained: 74%
Size: 35,129 acres (9,464 acres in California)

Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Oregon wildland resources assigned to the complex include: 48 Type 2 hand crews, 4 camp crews, 44 engines, 12 dozers, 29 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

Air resources: 7 helicopters

Total personnel: 1,435

Evacuation orders by county:

Jackson County
The evacuation level for residents from the 6,000 block south to the Oregon Border on Copco Road remains at a Level 1. Access to Copco Road is limited to residents and emergency services only. Residents living along Highway 66 in Jackson County between the 11,000 and 22,000 block are still under a Level 1 Evacuation. This does not impact people living in Keno. Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

Klamath County
Currently roadblocks remain at Road 106 (Camp 4) south from Highway 66.

For the complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

Places to get information:
Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
Media Advisory: Oregon Statewide Unemployment Rate to be Released Tomorrow
Oregon Employment Dept. - 08/11/14
Salem - The Oregon statewide unemployment rate for July 2014 will be released tomorrow, August 12, at 10 am.

The Oregon Employment Department will hold a press conference at the Oregon Employment Department Central Office in Salem. The event will take place in the building's auditorium, 875 Union Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97311.

The press conference will feature state employment economist Nick Belieciks.

The conference will be video streamed live. Reporters unable to attend the conference in person may submit questions by e-mail at: worksourcecommunications@gmail.com prior to, or during the news conference.

The press conference may be viewed live at the following websites:
http://www.qualityinfo.org
http://www.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/COMM/Pages/livevideostream.aspx
Media availability - working safely in the heat
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 08/11/14
With a heat advisory in effect for much of Oregon, Oregon OSHA is encouraging employers and workers to take precautions around heat illness today. Labor-intensive activities such as construction, landscaping, and agricultural work can expose workers to dangerous heat. Heavy work outdoors can raise body temperatures beyond the level that normally can be cooled by sweating and may lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Oregon OSHA Public Information Officer Melanie Mesaros is available today to do interviews about working safely in the heat.

Here are some tips for preventing a heat-related illness:
* Perform the heaviest, most labor-intensive work during the coolest part of the day.
* Use the buddy system (work in pairs) to monitor the heat.
* Drink plenty of cool water (one small cup every 15 to 20 minutes).
* Wear light, loose-fitting, breathable clothing (such as cotton).
* Take frequent short breaks in cool, shaded areas - allow your body to cool down.
* Avoid eating large meals before working in hot environments.
* Avoid caffeine and alcoholic beverages (these make the body lose water and increase the risk of heat illnesses).

Oregon OSHA has a pocket-sized booklet available, in both English and Spanish, with more tips for working in the heat: http://www.orosha.org/pdf/pubs/4926.pdf (English version).

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Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer & Business Services, enforces the state's workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. For more information, go to www.orosha.org.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit www.dcbs.oregon.gov.
Oregon Army National Guard cooking team wins dessert competition at Bite of Oregon event (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/11/14
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PORTLAND, Ore.--A cooking team from the Oregon Army National Guard took first place in the dessert portion of the Bite of Oregon event held in Portland, Ore., Aug. 10.

The winning team, comprised of Oregon Army National Guard Sgt. Jeffrey Reed and Sgt. Elizabeth Stewart, both of Golf Co., 141 Brigade Support Battalion, took the title with a mixed berry cobbler using a cornbread style cake. The secret ingredient announced just prior to the start of the competition was whole sweet corn.

In 2013, Reed and Stewart competed in the annual Phillip A. Connelly cooking competition put on by the Department of the Army. The duo garnered both state and regional titles in the competition.

Reed and Stewart competed against the Oregon Air National Guard team, with head chef Master Sgt. Michael "Mick" Gremaud and teammate Chief Master Sgt. Michelle Marshall. The Air Guard team prepared a mixed berry-cream and sweet corn compote medley. Marshall came to the competition with formal culinary training at the Culinary Institute of Portland.

"This is a great chance for our Citizen Soldiers and Airmen to show how they are fantastic members of our community, and during a great event such as the Bite of Oregon," said Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon.

Stewart said her team did not expect to win, and lauded the Oregon Air National Guard team for a very professional effort. She added that many of the audience members had no idea the Oregon National Guard had cooks or any level of culinary talent.

"This is awesome, because a lot of people get to experience and see how we train all year," Stewart said. "This event helps people understand that we do more than go to war or learn to shoot a gun. Our Soldiers have many talents."

Proceeds from the annual event went to benefit Special Olympics Oregon. For more information on The Bite, including event schedules, please visit www.biteoforegon.com.


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Soldiers and Airmen from the Oregon National Guard begin the Iron Chef portion of the Bite of Oregon event, held in Portland, Ore., Aug. 10. The Air National Guard team (foreground) competed against the Oregon Army National Guard team, who ultimately won the competition with a mixed berry cobbler with sweet corn as the secret ingredient. The Oregon Air National Guard team is comprised of Master Sgt. Michael Gremaud (left foreground), and Chief Master Sgt. Michelle Marshall (right foreground). The Army team is comprised of Sgt. Jeffrey Reed and Sgt. Elizabeth Stewart. In 2013, Reed and Stewart competed in the annual Department of Army's Phillip A. Connelly Award Competition for cooking, taking both state and regional titles. Proceeds from the Bite of Oregon go to benefit Special Olympics Oregon. Photo by Maser Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Oregon Army National Guard Sgt. Jeffrey Reed (right) and Sgt. Elizabeth Stewart, (left), prepare their dessert recipe during the Iron Chef portion of the Bite of Oregon event, held in Portland, Ore., Aug. 10. Reed and Stewart won the Bite of Oregon competition with a mixed berry cobbler with sweet corn as the secret ingredient. In 2013, Reed and Stewart participated in the annual Department of Army's Phillip A. Connelly Award Competition for cooking, taking both state and regional titles. The Oregon Air National Guard team is comprised of Master Sgt. Michael Gremaud and Chief Master Sgt. Michelle Marshall. Proceeds from the Bite of Oregon go to benefit Special Olympics Oregon. Photo by Maser Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Oregon Air National Guard Master Sgt. Michael Gremaud (left), and Chief Master Sgt. Michelle Marshall (right), serve berry-cream dessert with sweet corn compote to judges during the Iron Chef portion of the Bite of Oregon event, held in Portland, Ore., Aug. 10. Gremaud and Marshall, who comprised the Oregon Air National Guard team, competed against the Oregon Army National Guard team, comprised of Sgt. Jeffrey Reed and Sgt. Elizabeth Stewart, who prepared a mixed berry cobbler with sweet corn as the secret ingredient, which ultimately won over the judges. In 2013, Reed and Stewart competed in the annual Department of Army's Phillip A. Connelly Award Competition for cooking, taking both state and regional titles. Proceeds from the Bite of Oregon go to benefit Special Olympics Oregon. Photo by Maser Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Oregon Army National Guard Sgt. Jeffrey Reed (left) and Sgt. Elizabeth Stewart, give each other a "high-five" in celebration after their team was announced the winner of the Iron Chef portion of the Bite of Oregon event, held in Portland, Ore., Aug. 10. Reed and Stewart, who competed against the Oregon Air National Guard team, comprised of Master Sgt. Michael Gremaud and Chief Master Sgt. Michelle Marshall, prepared a mixed berry cobbler with sweet corn as the secret ingredient. In 2013, Reed and Stewart participated in the annual Department of Army's Phillip A. Connelly Award Competition for cooking, taking both state and regional titles. Proceeds from the Bite of Oregon go to benefit Special Olympics Oregon. Photo by Maser Sgt. Nick Choy, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.


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Serious Injury Motorcycle-Involved Crash - Highway 51 north of Independence in Polk County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/11/14
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A Patriot Guard Rider motorcyclist was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a collision with a pickup at the Highway 51 and Halls Ferry Road intersection about three miles north of Independence.

On August 10, 2014 at approximately 4:35 p.m., a 1990 Yamaha motorcycle operated by RICHARD A. ROMANO, age 50, from Independence, was traveling northbound on Highway 51 approaching the intersection with Halls Ferry Road. A 2013 Dodge pickup driven by DAVID HARGREAVES, age 64, from Caldwell, Idaho, was stopped at a stop sign on Halls Ferry Road and pulled out into the motorcyclist's path. The motorcycle collided into the pickup's driver side door, ejecting ROMANO on impact and seriously injuring him.

ROMANO was transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital. He was wearing a protective helmet.

HARGREAVES and a 63-year old female passenger were not injured. HARGREAVES was cited by OSP for Fail to Yield Right of Way.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Polk County Sheriff's Office, Polk County Fire District No. 1, and ODOT. Highway 51 was temporarily blocked during the emergency response and crash investigation.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Lightning Sparks Two Fires in Lebanon
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 08/11/14
At 9:18 pm Sunday night, Lebanon Fire District was dispatched to 32843 Sand Ridge Rd. for a lightning caused grass fire. While en-route to the fire, one of the engines discovered a newly ignited fire at 36159 Airport Rd. A total of 20 personnel were used to fight the fires and both fires were about a quarter acre in size. There were no injuries.

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08/10/14
Cornelius Man Arrested Following Attempt to Elude in Vehicle & on Foot - Highway 18 west of McMinnville (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/10/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 30-year old Cornelius man Sunday afternoon following his attempt to elude a trooper along Highway 18 west of McMinnville in Yamhill County. The man's attempt to flee ended near the Riverbend Landfill after he abandoned the car and fled on foot before being arrested.

On August 10, 2014 at approximately 11:56 a.m., an OSP trooper on patrol saw a 2008 Acura four door traveling eastbound at 99 mph on Highway 18 near milepost 29. The trooper activated the patrol car's emergency lights and siren to stop the car but the driver failed to yield, speeding up to over 100 mph and passing other traffic on the left and right. As the Acura continued eastbound, deputies from Polk and Yamhill counties were heading toward the area to assist.

At times, the Acura's speed slowed due to heavy traffic but its driver continued operating in a reckless manner. Near milepost 42, the Acura turned off Highway 18 toward a landfill and stopped on a gravel road. A male driver got out of the car and fled with the trooper chasing on foot for over 200 yards. At approximately 12:10 p.m., the driver surrendered to the trooper without further incident as deputies arrived on scene.

The driver was identified as DYLAN SPENCER KENT, age 30, from Cornelius. He was lodged in the Yamhill County on the following charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person

KENT was also cited for Driving While Suspended.

An adult female passenger was not arrested.

Photograph - Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

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Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - Aug. 10
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/10/14
Fire Update - Sunday, August 10, 2014 - Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF)

Large Fires within ODF protection:

New large fires: None reported.

Updates: (Evacuations are based on a Level 1-2-3 system corresponding to Ready-Set-Go, with Level 1 being the lowest.)

Klamath-Lake and Southwest Oregon Districts:

Beaver Complex: Klamath-Lake District (most acreage here) and Southwest Oregon District crews have been heavily involved in this ongoing effort.
The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning from 11:00 am today through 11:00 pm Tuesday. The forecast for the Beaver Complex area calls for thunderstorms with dry lightning this afternoon. Any new fire starts may grow rapidly due to the dry conditions. This forecast creates good potential for extreme fire behavior.
Oregon Gulch Fire: covers 35,129 acres (about 9,500 in California) is 64% contained. Lightning caused this fire on July 30.
Personnel: 1,458
Evacuations: Some Jackson county areas remain at Level 1 evacuation notice level.
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-488-7726 staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx

Northeast Oregon District:

5 Mile Fire: a 4,700 acre fire is 50% contained. It started August 3 and is 20 miles northeast of Enterprise and 2 miles south of Imnaha.
Personnel: 412
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/
Information Contact Number: 541-432-0119


Central Oregon District:

South Fork Complex (Murderers Creek South and Buck Fork Fires, 52,437 and 7,583 acres, respectively): these July 31 lightning caused fires cover 60,020 acres and are 25% contained.
The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag warning through Tuesday. (Increasing risk of thunderstorms through Tuesday.)
Personnel: 692
Evacuations: A Level 1 Evacuation remains in place for the area south of Highway 26, west of 21 Road (Fields Creek) and east of 42 Road (South Fork of the John Day River). Grant County Sheriff's Department has also issued a Level 1 Evacuation for the area south of Deer Creek and east of the South Fork of the John Day River.
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/
Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636
www.southforkcomplex.blogspot.com
southforkcomplex@gmail.com

Rowena Fire: A 3,673 acre fire, currently 65% contained. This fire started about 9 p.m. August 5.
Structure/home fire protection: The Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue has resumed primary home protection through the 911 system.
Personnel and equipment: 610 personnel
Evacuations: Evacuation levels remain at a Level I (Get Ready) for all residents living on Highway 30 West.
More Information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4061/
Fire Info Hotlines: 971-701-4186 and 971-701-4212, staffed from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Twitter: @RowenaFire2014
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RowenaFire2014
Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mid-Columbia-Fire-Rescue/161214397226097
Register for Wasco County Sheriff's Office Citizen Alert Emergency Notification Program: www.co.wasco.or.us
Current road closures and evacuation notices, Wasco County Sheriff's Office Rowena Fire Hotline: 541-506-2792
Road closures/information on ODOT Tripcheck at www.tripcheck.com

Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon
More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

Nick Hennemann | Public Information Officer
Private Forests
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State Street, Salem, OR 97310
Desk (503) 945-7248
Cell (503) 910-4311
nhennemann@odf.state.or.us
08/09/14
PHOTO RELEASE: Oregon National Guard's Assistant Adjutant General for Operations views ongoing firefighting operations (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/09/14
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Oregon Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Silver, Assistant Adjutant General for Operations, surveys damage caused by the Oregon Gulch fire near Ashland, Ore. Oregon Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopters, HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters and ground support crews and equipment were dispatched in support of the Oregon Department of Forestry, incident commander for wildfire emergencies. The Oregon National Guard is currently assisting in locations throughout the state. Photo courtesy of Oregon Army National Guard.


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Inmate walks away from Mill Creek Correctional Facility in Salem (Photo) UPDATE: ACCOMPLICE
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 08/09/14
Jerry Teixeira
Jerry Teixeira
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An inmate walked away Saturday afternoon from Mill Creek Correctional Facility in Salem. Oregon State Police are investigating.

The woman who drove the inmate away from the facility is Lacy Kay Evans, 4/4/87. She is white, 6' tall, short platinum blond hair.

MCCF staff discovered inmate Jerry Teixeira missing at approximately 2:40 p.m., Saturday, August 9. Teixeira is a 34-year-old Caucasian male, 6 feet 1 inches tall, 190 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. Teixeira was last seen wearing blue jeans with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled on the knee in orange, and a blue t-shirt with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled in orange on the front and back.

Teixeira entered DOC custody on October 1, 2013, on two counts of burglary II, one count of possession of methamphetamine, one count of delivering methamphetamine, and one count of felon in possession of a firearm out of Marion County. His earliest release date is September 5, 2015.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call Oregon State Police at 1-800-452-7888.

Mill Creek Correctional Facility (MCCF) is a minimum-security prison located five miles southeast of Salem that houses approximately 280 inmates who are within four years of release. It primarily provides education and work opportunities for adults in custody.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash - Highway 126E east of Vida in Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/09/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday morning's motorcycle-involved fatal traffic crash along Highway 126E about ten miles east of Vida in Lane County. The crash resulted in the death of a 58-year old Vida man.

On August 9, 2014 at approximately 9:52 a.m., a 1986 Harley Davidson operated by MARK FREDERICK RICKMAN, age 58, from Vida, was traveling on Highway 126E near milepost 36 negotiating a left curve too fast. The motorcycle traveled off the highway into a ditch, struck a road side reflector and returned back onto the highway where it crashed.

RICKMAN was ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene. He was wearing a protective helmet.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Speed is a possible contributing factor. Trooper Kyle Bachmeier is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by McKenzie Fire & Rescue and ODOT. The highway was closed for an hour and then opened to one lane for the next three hours.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 in Albany (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/09/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday morning's single vehicle serious injury traffic crash that occurred along the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Albany. Seven people, 2 adults and 5 children, were transported to area hospitals with minor to critical injuries. Driver fatigue is being investigated as a contributing factor.

On August 9, 2014 at approximately 6:13 a.m., a 2002 Chrysler Town & Country van driven by GUSTAVO GUEVARA-HERNANDEZ, age 35, from Salem, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 233 when the driver fell asleep. The van drifted toward the right shoulder and crashed head-on with the impact absorbing guardrail attenuator at the exit 233 off ramp. The van rolled and came to rest on its top blocking the off ramp.

The two adults and five children, ages 5 - 16, were transported to various area hospitals. The driver's 5-year old daughter, CAMILIA GUEVARA BARCENAS, was transported by air ambulance to Salem Hospital with critical injuries. Safety restraint use is pending confirmation.

The off ramp closed for over 3 hours during the emergency response and investigation.

OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Jeff Freitag is the lead investigator. OSP was assisted at the scene by fire personnel from Albany, Jefferson, and Lebanon fire departments.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Rowena Fire Update August 9, 2014
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/09/14
Summary
Despite strong winds and low humidity, burnout operations yesterday and through last night were successful. Fire containment has increased from 35 to 55 percent.

Containment lines are in place and the fire threat to the Adeline Way, Simonelli Road, and Foley Lakes communities is diminishing. Incident Commanders and the Wasco County Sheriff's Office evaluated the evacuation order and have determined that all 740 residences that have been under a Level 1 or Level 3 evacuation order will be at Level 1. All residents may return to their homes. Please read below for specific information on roadblocks.

Today, firefighters will continue to focus on removing unburned fuel and holding containment lines.

Structural protection
Burnout operations took place along the slopes above the affected communities and were successful, taking out unburned fuel from Old Highway 30 to the flame front. There was no report of structural loss overnight.

Evacuations
A total of 740 residences have been under a Level 1 or Level 3 evacuation order. Evacuation levels have been reduced to a Level I (Get Ready) for all residents living on Highway 30 West. Residents may return home at this time, but are asked to be alert for changing conditions and cautious of firefighting efforts.

Roadblocks on Highway 30 West have been reduced and there will be no through traffic on Highway 30 between the addresses of 4877 and 5220.

Residents living to the east of 4877 Highway 30, the intersection with Adeline Way, should access their homes via Interstate 84 exit 82. This includes Tooley Terrace, Adeline Way, and Simonellli Road.

Residents living to the west of 5220 Highway 30 should access their homes via Interstate 84 exit 76.

Safety tips and information for residents who are returning to their homes can be found here on the Oregon Fire Marshal's website: http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/docs/Comm_Ed/WUI/After_a_wildfire.pdf

The evacuation shelter, which has been set up by the Red Cross at Dry Hollow Elementary School located at 1314 E 19th, The Dalles, OR, remains open at this time.

Fire strategy for today
Some crews will be demobilized today while other crews will be engaged with mop-up and watching for any additional hotspots. Today's objectives will be to continue burning off unburned fuel and holding established containment lines.

Warnings
This weekend a high level of public traffic is expected in and through The Gorge area. The public is urged to be mindful of personal safety and ongoing firefighting operations, use caution when traveling near or around the fire, and to not stop along Interstate 84 to take photos or observe firefighting operations.

Governor's visit
On Friday, Governor Kitzhaber visited the Rowena Fire area and the Incident Command Post. He called this year's fire efforts "exceptional," and expressed thanks for the fire suppression efforts to date.

Unified command
The fire is being managed under a unified command between the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office and Oregon Department of Forestry. This Unified Command is working for ODF Central Oregon District, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue.

FIRE AT A GLANCE
Size: 3,565 acres
Location: The Dalles, OR
Containment: 55%
Cause: Under Investigation
Personnel: 832
Estimated Cost: $2,122,066
Evacuations and Road Closures: Wasco County Sheriff Evacuation Hotline: 541-506-2792
Closures/Restrictions: Hwy 30 between The Dalles Country Club and Rowena

For More Information: Information phones will be staffed 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
971-701-4186
971-701-4212
Rowena Fire update - Aug. 9
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/09/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander

Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office
Incident Management Green Team
John Ingrao, Incident Commander

Rowena Fire
Daily Morning Information Update
August 9, 2014

Summary
Despite strong winds and low humidity, burnout operations yesterday and through last night were successful. Fire containment has increased from 35 to 55 percent.

Containment lines are in place and the fire threat to the Adeline Way, Simonelli Road, and Foley Lakes communities is diminishing. Incident Commanders and the Wasco County Sheriff's Office evaluated the evacuation order and have determined that all 740 residences that have been under a Level 1 or Level 3 evacuation order will be at Level 1. All residents may return to their homes. Please read below for specific information on roadblocks.

Today, firefighters will continue to focus on removing unburned fuel and holding containment lines.

Structural protection
Burnout operations took place along the slopes above the affected communities and were successful, taking out unburned fuel from Old Highway 30 to the flame front. There was no report of structural loss overnight.

Evacuations
A total of 740 residences have been under a Level 1 or Level 3 evacuation order. Evacuation levels have been reduced to a Level I (Get Ready) for all residents living on Highway 30 West. Residents may return home at this time, but are asked to be alert for changing conditions and cautious of firefighting efforts.

Roadblocks on Highway 30 West have been reduced and there will be no through traffic on Highway 30 between the addresses of 4877 and 5220.

Residents living to the east of 4877 Highway 30, the intersection with Adeline Way, should access their homes via Interstate 84 exit 82. This includes Tooley Terrace, Adeline Way, and Simonellli Road.

Residents living to the west of 5220 Highway 30 should access their homes via Interstate 84 exit 76.

Safety tips and information for residents who are returning to their homes can be found here on the Oregon Fire Marshal's website: http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/docs/Comm_Ed/WUI/After_a_wildfire.pdf

The evacuation shelter, which has been set up by the Red Cross at Dry Hollow Elementary School located at 1314 E 19th, The Dalles, OR, remains open at this time.

Fire strategy for today
Some crews will be demobilized today while other crews will be engaged with mop-up and watching for any additional hotspots. Today's objectives will be to continue burning off unburned fuel and holding established containment lines.

Warnings
This weekend a high level of public traffic is expected in and through The Gorge area. The public is urged to be mindful of personal safety and ongoing firefighting operations, use caution when traveling near or around the fire, and to not stop along Interstate 84 to take photos or observe firefighting operations.

Governor's visit
On Friday, Governor Kitzhaber visited the Rowena Fire area and the Incident Command Post. He called this year's fire efforts "exceptional," and expressed thanks for the fire suppression efforts to date.

Unified command
The fire is being managed under a unified command between the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office and Oregon Department of Forestry. This Unified Command is working for ODF Central Oregon District, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue.

FIRE AT A GLANCE
Size: 3,565 acres
Location: The Dalles, Oregon
Containment: 55%
Cause: Under Investigation
Personnel: 832
Estimated Cost: $2,122,066

Evacuations and Road Closures: Wasco County Sheriff Evacuation Hotline: 541-506-2792

Closures/Restrictions: Hwy 30 between The Dalles Country Club and Rowena

For more information: Information phones will be staffed 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
971-701-4186
971-701-4212
5-Mile and Somers Fires update - Aug. 9
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/09/14
Saturday, August 9, 2014
5-Mile and Somers Fires - Joseph, Oregon

Information Contact Number: 541-432-0119

Location: Two fires near Imnaha, Oregon.

The park and grounds of the Chief Joseph Rodeo Grounds are closed to public camping due to use by incident personnel for the 5 Mile and Somers Fires.

Current situation:
5 Mile Fire -The weather yesterday provided firefighters with an opportunity to fight fire directly. The cooler weather tempered the fire behavior allowing firefighters to construct direct containment lines on the south side of the fire. Helicopters were used to cool areas with increased intensity.

Yesterday, firefighters began to burn along the south containment line when winds increased and shifted directions. Given those conditions, the remainder of the burnout was postponed. This morning, if weather conditions are appropriate, the operation will proceed and finish tying this containment line together. Hot spots over the ridge will be mopped-up and secured. The east, north and west flanks are all in mop-up and rehabilitation. If the south flank holds the need for the Level 1 Evacuation Notice will be reviewed.

The operational priority remains to secure the town of Imnaha and keep the fire from the Oregon Department of Forestry-protected private lands, ranches and homes along the Imnaha River Road. Structure protection at College Creek Guard Station and at Cayuse Flats has been completed. A weed washing station has been set-up for use by incident vehicles to reduce the potential spread of noxious weeds. An initial attack group has been identified to respond to any new fire starts within the local vicinity.

Start Date-August 3
Cause-Under investigation
Size- 4,700 acres
Percent Contained-35%
Total Personnel-383
Crews-9
Engines-13
Water Tenders-9
Dozers-3
Helicopters-5


Somers Fire - The fire continued to grow laterally north and south. Firefighters are working to secure the historical Tryon Creek and Temperance and Ranches. Preparations include constructing fire line, removing receptive fuels around infrastructure, setting up sprinkler systems, and wrapping buildings in fire resistant foil. The priority continues to be point protection of the radio repeater at Somers Point, and additional sites located in the canyon. The rappellers staffing this fire have been removed and replaced with a helitack crew.



Additional firefighters will be scouting potential containment lines with resources transitioning from 5 Mile Fire to Somers Fire to begin suppression actions. Firefighters are being shuttled by jet boat and helicopters. Heavy helicopters will continue with bucket drops of water to cool the fire's edge on the north and south flanks.



Boaters on the Snake River need to be aware of water dipping activities and use caution while in the area. A new Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Closure has been implemented closing the use of the Oregon and Idaho river frontage for ?1/4 mile inland along the Snake River. See Closures below for more information.


Start Date-August 3

Cause-Lightning

Acres- 15,000

Percent Contained-0%

Total Personnel-13


Weather:

Continued hot and dry weather will persist with temperatures in the upper 90s to 100 degrees with relative humidity of 9-15%.


Evacuations:

A Level 1 Evacuation Notice remains in place for the town of Imnaha and residents along the Imnaha River Road 5 miles south of Imnaha near Freezeout Creek to 10 miles north of Imnaha near Fence Creek.


Closures:

The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest has closed Hat Point Road FR4240. Wallowa County has closed the Upper Imnaha Road; private landowners will be allowed access. Two new Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Closure orders are being implemented that will close the Oregon and Idaho river frontage of the Snake River ?1/4 mile inland. The river will be closed on the Oregon side from Copper Creek to Rush Creek and on the Idaho side from the Forest Boundary to the north and the mouth of the Salmon to the south. For a full listing of the closures please see the following links:


http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3812310.pdf

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3812309.pdf

Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR): Two TFRs are in place over the two fires. The TFR over the Somers Fire is being expanded due to the perimeter growth. Please check the NOTAM for current information. TFR are in place for safety to restrict other aircraft from entering the fire area while incident aircraft are working.


For more information on the 5-Mile and Somers Fires visit:


Inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/ and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4053/


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Beaver Complex update - Aug. 9
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/09/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander

Fire Information number: (541) 488-7726
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.


August 9, 2014
9 a.m.

Special Message:
Unified command with CAL FIRE ended yesterday at 6:00 pm. The Oregon Department of Forestry would like to thank both CAL FIRE and the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office for the fantastic cohesive and collaborative effort during this incident. We could not serve the citizens of Oregon and California to the level they deserve without these partnerships in place.

Current Situation (Oregon Gulch Fire):
Winds over the fire were lighter than expected yesterday which kept fire activity calm over the majority of the fire. These conditions gave firefighters the opportunity to continue progress towards full containment. Crews are identifying and extinguishing pockets of burning embers and working towards having the fire mopped up 500 feet in from the fireline along the entire perimeter.

Currently, fuels are as dry as they would normally be in mid to late-September making conditions ripe for a large fire. With the expected lightning event and red flag warning coming in the next few days, firefighters were reminded to keep their situational awareness about changing fire conditions. Crews are on standby to respond to any new fire starts that may occur.

Weather and Fire Behavior:
Today's weather is expected to be warmer and drier with unstable conditions. Temperatures are expected to be between 88 and 93 degrees with relative humidity between 15 and 20%. A red flag warning has been issued starting at 11:00 am on Sunday extending to 5:00 am on Tuesday. Forecasters are calling for abundant lightning during that time.

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 58%
Size: 35,093 acres (9,464 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Oregon wildland resources assigned to the complex include: 48 Type 2 hand crews, 4 camp crews, 59 engines, 12 dozers, 29 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

Air resources: 11 helicopters

Total personnel: 1,442

Evacuation orders by county:

Jackson County
The evacuation level for residents from the 6,000 block south to the Oregon Border on Copco Road remains at a Level 1 Evacuation. Access to Copco Road is limited to residents and emergency services only. Residents living along Highway 66 in Jackson County between the 11,000 and 22,000 block are still under a Level 1 Evacuation. This does not impact people living in Keno. Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

Klamath County
Current roadblocks remain at Road 106 (Camp 4) south from Highway 66.

For the complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

Places to get information:
Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
Update: Suspect In Custody - Homicide Investigation - Cave Junction in Josephine County
Oregon State Police - 08/09/14
An ongoing investigation by detectives from the Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division, with the assistance of Josephine County District Attorney's Office and Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, into the death of an adult male last Saturday south of Cave Junction led to an arrest of a 28-year old male. The suspect is being held in custody at Butte County, California jail as a fugitive from justice pending extradition to Josephine County where a warrant for Murder was issued.

According to OSP Sergeant Jeff Fitzgerald, OSP detectives identified STRANGER RAYMOND DAVIS, age 28, as a person of interest in the August 2, 2014, shooting death of MICHAEL CLYDE MacDONALD, age 61, from Cave Junction. The ongoing investigation indicated DAVIS may have fled to the Paradise, California area in Butte County. Working in conjunction with Paradise Police Department, their officers found DAVIS and arrested him on an unrelated warrant on August 6. A warrant was issued out of Josephine County, Oregon for Murder and DAVIS is now being held as a fugitive from justice pending extradition proceedings to return him to Oregon.

Previously released information indicated on August 2, 2014 at approximately 3:35 p.m., information was received by 9-1-1 and OSP Southern Command Center dispatch of a shooting in the 6000 block of Rockydale Road south of Cave Junction. OSP troopers responded and found a deceased adult male on the property who had been shot at least one time.

OSP and members of the Josephine County Major Crime Team were dispatched to investigate. The deceased male was identified as MacDONALD.

Lead investigator is OSP Detective Annie Harris.

No other information will be released unless authorized by the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.

No jail photograph available for this release.

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08/08/14
Rowena Fire update Aug. 8, evening
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/08/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander

Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office
Incident Management Green Team
John Ingrao, Incident Commander


Rowena Fire
Daily Evening Information Update
August 8, 2014

Summary
Crews from the Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office worked throughout the day to conduct burnout operations and improve containment lines.

No structures were lost during today's operations, which focused on burning off dry fuel and creating defensible space around homes and outbuildings in the town of Rowena. Despite a Red Flag Warning and high winds, incident commanders are extremely pleased with the progress crews made on the fire lines today.

"We have gone hard at this fire for all the right reasons," said Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Commander John Buckman. "We turned the corner today and things are looking much better."

Structural protection
In an ongoing effort to protect structures, firefighters used thermal imaging cameras (TICs) to identify hot spots on properties where the fire has burned a path up to the structure and then extinguished them.

Evacuations
A total of 740 residences remain threatened at this time. The Wasco County Sheriff's Office and incident commanders are evaluating the ongoing need for evacuations and will begin allowing residents back into their homes as soon as it is determined that it is safe for them to return.

Total residences impacted by the evacuation orders remain unchanged since this morning's release and include 143 Level 3 and 597 Level 1.

Level-3
4595 Hwy 30 west to 6464 Hwy 30, including Simonelli Rd, Tooley Terrace, Adeline Way and the Country Club.

Level-1
Murray's Addition, Foley Lakes, residences along Chenowith Loop West. Also Division Street Development residences along Seven Mile Road.

An evacuation shelter has been set up by the Red Cross at Dry Hollow Elementary School located at 1314 E 19th, The Dalles, OR.

Fire Strategy for Tonight
Tonight, fire control work will focus on holding all constructed fire lines, continuing burnout operations, and conducting an infrared flight tonight over the fire. Temperatures are expected to begin rising into the 90's on Sunday, so crews will continue to take advantage of cooler temperatures tonight and tomorrow to contain the fire. Safety officers are urging caution as some firefighters are encountering poison oak during the course of firefighter operations.

Unified Command
The fire is being managed under a unified command between the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office and Oregon Department of Forestry. This Unified Command is working for ODF Central Oregon District, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue.
Deputies Arrest Burglary Suspect in Jefferson (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/08/14
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Deputies and Detectives with the Marion County Sheriff's Office along with a K9 from the Salem Police Department have arrested Donald Nollen, age 34, of Jefferson, yesterday at around 1:00 p.m. Deputies said they received information that Mr. Nollen had recently committed a burglary and was attempting to sell the items.

Deputies located Nollen at his residence in the 300 block of Columbia Street in Jefferson. Mr. Nollen attempted to hide from deputies but once cornered in the residence he gave up peacefully. Sheriff's deputies and detectives recovered a large portion of the stolen items taken in the burglary at Mr. Nollen's residence and they have been returned to the rightful owner.

Mr. Nollen is currently at the Marion County Jail where he is charged with Burglary in the 1st degree and Theft in the 1st degree. In addition to the charges Mr. Nollen also had outstanding warrants for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Theft in the 1st degree, Possession of Burglary Tools, Theft in the 2nd degree, Trespassing in the 2nd degree and Menacing.

Deputies stated that when Mr. Nollen was arrested he had text messages warning him of the large police presence in town and a video surveillance system at his home.


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Corrections Director named to National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 08/08/14
DOC Director Colette S. Peters
DOC Director Colette S. Peters
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Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) Director Colette S. Peters was appointed as a member of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Advisory Board on June 27, 2014, by U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. The appointment is for a three-year term.

The NIC is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. The Institute provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies.

NIC also provides leadership to influence correctional policies, practices, and operations nationwide in areas of emerging interest and concern to correctional executives and practitioners as well as public policymakers. As a corrections practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in public safety, Ms. Peters will bring a valuable perspective to the Advisory Board.

Ms. Peters was named DOC Director in February 2012. As Director, she oversees the operations and policies of a corrections agency responsible for managing approximately 14,600 incarcerated adults in 14 prisons across the state, as well as 31,500 offenders on community supervision. DOC has been recognized nationally as having one of the lowest recidivism rates in the country.

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Attached Media Files: DOC Director Colette S. Peters
Update: Name Released - Serious Injury Commercial Truck Crash - Highway 62 northeast of Prospect (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/08/14
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A commercial truck driver was seriously injured Friday morning after crashing head-on into a tree off Highway 62 near Prospect in Jackson County. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash.

On August 8, 2014 at approximately 5:15 a.m., a Les Schwab commercial truck driven by GARY D. FLORY, age 50, from Redmond, was traveling westbound on Highway 62 near milepost 50. For an unconfirmed reason, the truck and two trailers loaded with tires traveled off the highway where the truck collided head-on into a tree.

FLORY was seriously injured and trapped inside. It took fire personnel from Prospect Rural Fire Protection District about 45 minutes to extricate him from the truck. He was then transported by air ambulance to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford.

OSP troopers from the Central Point Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Ryan Neuenschwander is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Prospect Rural Fire Protection District, and ODOT.

ODOT remains on scene coordinating vehicle removal. According to TripCheck.com, motorists should use caution and expect delays (near Ginko Basin Road - between Prospect and Union Creek) as salvage operations have begun to offload cargo and remove the vehicles. Travelers should expect single lane traffic controlled by flaggers and intermittent closures of up to 15 minutes. Traffic updates will be posted on TripCheck.com.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Health advisory for water contact at Seal Rock Beach lifted August 8
Oregon Health Authority - 08/08/14
August 8, 2014

Testing shows fecal bacteria levels have subsided

The Oregon Health Authority today lifted a public health advisory for contact with marine water at Seal Rock Beach, located in Lincoln County. The health authority issued the advisory August 6 after water samples showed higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria in ocean waters.

Results from subsequent samples taken by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality showed contamination had subsided and the water no longer poses a higher-than-normal risk associated with water contact activities. However, officials recommend staying out of large pools and runoff from water frequented by birds, because this can be an indication of increased bacteria from fecal matter.

State officials continue to encourage other recreational activities at all Oregon beaches, suggesting only that water contact be avoided when advisories are in effect.

Since 2003, state officials have used a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon state agencies participating in this program are Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program's website at www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0400, or call the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767.

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Sweet Home Man Arrested For Animal Abuse (Photo)
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/08/14
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Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports that his deputies have arrested a Sweet Home man for animal abuse. Jonathan Michael Farris, 27-years old, was arrested for the crime of Animal Abuse I for causing serious injury to a brindle colored female Boxer named Willow. Willow is approximately 1?1/2 years old and suffered a broken leg when Farris threw her to the ground. The injury was so severe; her leg had to be amputated.

On July 22, 2014, Linn County Animal Control received a call regarding two Boxers running at large in the area of 37th Circle in Sweet Home. Deputies found both female dogs and seized them as strays. One Boxer was approximately 8 months old and was not injured. The other dog, Willow, required extensive medical care due to her injuries.

Deputies were able to locate the owner of the dogs and identified her as Denise Armstrong of Sweet Home. Armstrong told deputies she was unable to care for the dogs so she gave them to her nephew, Jonathan Farris, to board and care for them. Armstrong told deputies she learned Farris had beaten the dogs and threw them outside his home.

On July 30, 2014, deputies were able to make contact with Farris at his residence in the 1000 block of 37th Circle in Sweet Home. Farris admitted to deputies that he threw Willow to the ground, which caused her leg to break.

Armstrong signed over ownership of both dogs to Linn County Animal Shelter. The 8-month old has been adopted out to a good home but Willow is still in need of a loving home.

Sheriff Riley is asking anyone interested in adopting Willow, to please contact Linn County Animal Shelter at 3008 Ferry Street SW in Albany, or call 541.967.3925 for further details.

Sheriff Riley would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Linn Veterinary Hospital and Reid Veterinary Hospital. Their care and support were critical in Willow's recovery.

Farris's next scheduled court appearance is August 20, 2014 in Linn County Circuit Court.


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Rowena Fire update - Aug. 8
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/08/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander

Oregon State Fire Marshall Office
Incident Management Green Team
John Ingrao, Incident Commander


Rowena Fire
Daily Morning Information Update
August 8, 2014

Summary
Both crews from Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon State Fire Marshal worked throughout the night improving containment lines. Burnout operations were successful on the west flank of the fire. Containment improved from zero to 35 percent overnight.

More than 100 people attended Thursday night's public meeting at The Dalles High School. Questions centered around the evacuations, when residents will be able to return to their homes, and containment efforts. Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon State Fire Marshal Incident Commanders provided a current status of the fire and plans for its containment. Representatives of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Wasco County Sherriff's Office also spoke.

Structural protection
The fire is wind driven to the east with fire spread south and east of Rowena. Structure protection by six taskforces will continue throughout the day to improve defensible space around homes and outbuildings.

When the Foley Lakes and Country Club fires flared up, task forces assigned to night shift were activated to respond. Firefighting efforts will again be centered on this area today to protect homes and create defensible space.

Evacuations
A total of 740 residences are threatened at this time.
Residences impacted include: 143 Level 3, and 597 Level 1.

Level-3: 4595 Hwy 30 west to 6464 Hwy 30, including Simonelli Rd, Tooley Terrace, Adeline Way and the Country Club.

Level-1: Murray's Addition, Foley Lakes, residences along Chenowith Loop West. Also Division Street Development residences along Seven mile Road.

An evacuation shelter has been set up by the Red Cross at Dry Hollow Elementary School located at 1314 E 19th, The Dalles, OR.

Fire Strategy for Today
Today, fire control work will focus on holding all constructed fire lines, continuing burnout operations and conducting an infrared flight tonight over the fire.

Warnings
High winds continue with a Red Flag Warning in effect through 12:00 pm Friday. Wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour are expected.

Unified Command
The fire is being managed under a unified command between the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office and Oregon Department of Forestry. This Unified Command is working for ODF Central Oregon District, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue.
Fire Update - Friday, August 8, 2014 - Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/08/14
Large Fires within ODF protection:

New large fires: None reported.

Updates: (Evacuations are based on a Level 1-2-3 system corresponding to Ready-Set-Go, with Level 1 being the lowest.)

Klamath-Lake and Southwest Oregon Districts:
Beaver Complex (Salt Creek and Oregon Gulch Fires): Klamath-Lake District (most acreage here) and Southwest Oregon District crews have been heavily involved in this ongoing effort.
Oregon Gulch Fire: covers 35,093 acres (reduced from the 8/6 report due to better mapping) (about 9,500 in California) is 50% contained. Lightning caused this fire on July 30.
Personnel and Equipment: 63 crews, 63 engines, 20 dozers, 27 water tenders, 13 helicopters, and 1,643 personnel
Evacuations: Some Jackson county areas remain at Level 1 evacuation notice level, while Siskiyou and Klamath Counties' Level 1 evacuation notices were lifted.
Buildings: 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-488-7726
California Fire Information Number: 530-842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - http://www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - http://tinyurl.com/ljzak8a

Northeast Oregon District:
5 Mile Fire: a 4,700 acre fire is 25% contained. It started August 3 and is 20 miles northeast of Enterprise and 2 miles south of Imnaha.
Personnel and Equipment: 365 personnel, 16 engines, 9 water tenders, 3 dozer, and 4 helicopters
Evacuations: A Level 1 Evacuation Notice remains in place for the town of Imnaha and residents along the Imnaha River Road 5 miles south of Imnaha near Freezeout Creek to 10 miles north of Imnaha near Fence Creek.
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/.
Information Contact Number: 541-432-0119

Central Oregon District:
South Fork Complex (Murderers Creek South and Buck Fork Fires, 41,807 and 7,583 acres, respectively): these July 31 lightning caused fires cover 49,390 acres and are 25% contained.
Personnel: 575
Evacuations: A Level 1 Evacuation remains in place for the area south of Highway 26, west of 21 Road (Fields Creek) and east of 42 Road (South Fork of the John Day River). Grant County Sheriff's Department has also issued a Level 1 Evacuation for the area south of Deer Creek and east of the South Fork of the John Day River.
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/
Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636
southforkcomplex.blogspot.com
southforkcomplex@gmail.com

Rowena Fire: A red flag warning (meaning - low humidity and high winds - make ripe conditions for the fire to spread rapidly) remains in effect through noon today for this 3,372 acre fire, currently 35% contained. This fire started about 9 p.m. August 5. Governor Kitzhaber will visit the fire team today at 10 a.m.
Structures: 740 homes threatened, 1 destroyed, 2 damaged, 5 out buildings destroyed.
Personnel and equipment: 659 personnel
Evacuations: Level 3- 143 homes, Level 1- 597 homes. Wasco County Sheriff Evacuation Hotline: 541-506-2792
Level-3: 4595 Hwy 30 west to 6464 Hwy 30, including Simonelli Rd, Tooley Terrace, Adeline Way and the Country Club.
Level-1: Murray's Addition, Foley Lakes, residences along Chenowith Loop West. Also Division Street Development residences along Seven mile Road.
Shelters: American Red Cross evacuation shelter 888-680-1455 or follow @redcrosscascade on Twitter - Dry Hollow Elementary, 1314 E19th, The Dalles.
Shelter services for dogs and cats if evacuated owners have no other option for their pets: Home at Last Humane Society in The Dalles, 541-296-5189 / http://homeatlasths.org/
Nan Wimmers is coordinating livestock sheltering, if needed by evacuated residents, 541-993-5510
More Information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4061/
Fire Info Hotlines: 971-701-4186 and 971-701-4212 these phones will be staffed 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Twitter: @RowenaFire2014
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RowenaFire2014
Additional Contact Information:
Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mid-Columbia-Fire-Rescue/161214397226097
Register for Wasco County Sheriff's Office Citizen Alert Emergency Notification Program: www.co.wasco.or.us
Current road closures and evacuation notices, Wasco County Sheriff's Office Rowena Fire Hotline: 541-506-2792
Road closures/information on ODOT Tripcheck at www.tripcheck.com
American Red Cross: 888-680-1455 or follow @redcrosscascade on Twitter.

Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon
More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.


Rod Nichols | Public Information Officer
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State Street, Salem, OR 97310
Desk (503) 945-7425
Cell (503) 508-4478
rnichols@odf.state.or.us
Photos of Oregon 62 (Crater Lake Highwa) truck crash near mile point 50 (Photo)
ODOT: SW Oregon - 08/08/14
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Here are two photos from the scene of today's truck crash between Union Creek and Prospect.
Expect delays, single lane traffic, and intermittent closures through today during recovery operations.


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Beaver Complex update Aug. 8
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/08/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

Oregon Fire Information number: (541) 488-7726
California Fire Information number: (530) 842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

August 8, 2014
9:00 a.m.

Special Message:
Today's morning shift briefing was held on the abnormally landlocked boat docks at the Howard Prairie Campground Marina. Incident Commander, Chris Cline, called special attention to this unusual situation and reminded crews that the lack of water in the lake is a clear representation of the difficulty of this fire season. Please be extra vigilant in fire prevention this year. The lack of moisture over the winter and spring has left conditions very dry resulting in a high risk of fire.

Current Situation (Oregon Gulch Fire):
Fire managers are pleased with progress so far. Yesterday's warm, dry and unstable weather served as a test to the fire containment lines which held up well. This success shows that the hard work is paying off. Most of the fire is currently in mop up. Today, firefighters will continue efforts to secure lines, finish the contingency lines and start repairing the fireline in some sections of the fire.

Today is the last day that the Oregon Department of Forestry and CalFire will be in unified command. CalFire Incident Commander, Phill Veneris, expressed his appreciation this morning for the positive partnership between the two organizations during this incident.

Weather and Fire Behavior:
Temperatures for today are expected to between 85 and 90 degrees with relative humidity between 13 and 18%. Warm, dry and unstable conditions are expected again today. Low fire activity is expected today and will be isolated to unburned interior islands. A fire weather watch has been issued for Sunday through Monday for thunderstorms and lightning.

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 50%
Size: 35,093* acres (9,464 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14
* Acreage has been reduced from what was reported on 8/6/14 due to better mapping.

Oregon wildland resources assigned to the complex include: 6 Type 1 crews, 51 Type 2 hand crews, 4 camp crews, 58 engines, 19 dozers, 27 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California resources include: 1 dozers, 5 engines, and 2 crews.

Air resources: 13 helicopters.

Total personnel: 1,643


Evacuation orders by county:

Jackson County
The evacuation level for residents from the 6,000 block south to the Oregon Border on Copco Road will remain at a Level 1 Evacuation. Access to Copco Road is limited to residents and emergency services only. Residents living along Highway 66 in Jackson County between the 11,000 and 22,000 block are still under a Level 1 Evacuation. This does not impact people living in Keno. Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

Klamath County
All evacuation orders for Klamath County have been lifted, including the Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border. This includes Topsy Grade Road, Picard Road, and all other accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon. Current roadblocks remain at Road 106 (Camp 4) south from Highway 66.

Siskiyou County
All evacuations in Siskiyou County have been lifted.

For the complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

Places to get information:
Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - tinyurl.com/ljzak8a
Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - Aug. 8
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/08/14
Fire Update - Friday, August 8, 2014 - Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF)

Large Fires within ODF protection:

New large fires: None reported.

Updates: (Evacuations are based on a Level 1-2-3 system corresponding to Ready-Set-Go, with Level 1 being the lowest.)


Klamath-Lake and Southwest Oregon Districts:

Beaver Complex (Salt Creek and Oregon Gulch Fires): Klamath-Lake District (most acreage here) and Southwest Oregon District crews have been heavily involved in this ongoing effort.
Oregon Gulch Fire: covers 35,093 acres (reduced from the 8/6 report due to better mapping) (about 9,500 in California) is 50% contained. Lightning caused this fire on July 30.
Personnel and Equipment: 63 crews, 63 engines, 20 dozers, 27 water tenders, 13 helicopters, and 1,643 personnel
Evacuations: Some Jackson county areas remain at Level 1 evacuation notice level, while Siskiyou and Klamath Counties' Level 1 evacuation notices were lifted.
Buildings: 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-488-7726
California Fire Information Number: 530-842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - http://www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - http://tinyurl.com/ljzak8a


Northeast Oregon District:

5 Mile Fire: a 4,700 acre fire is 25% contained. It started August 3 and is 20 miles northeast of Enterprise and 2 miles south of Imnaha.
Personnel and Equipment: 365 personnel, 16 engines, 9 water tenders, 3 dozer, and 4 helicopters
Evacuations: A Level 1 Evacuation Notice remains in place for the town of Imnaha and residents along the Imnaha River Road 5 miles south of Imnaha near Freezeout Creek to 10 miles north of Imnaha near Fence Creek.
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/.
Information Contact Number: 541-432-0119


Central Oregon District:

South Fork Complex (Murderers Creek South and Buck Fork Fires, 41,807 and 7,583 acres, respectively): these July 31 lightning caused fires cover 49,390 acres and are 25% contained.
Personnel: 575
Evacuations: A Level 1 Evacuation remains in place for the area south of Highway 26, west of 21 Road (Fields Creek) and east of 42 Road (South Fork of the John Day River). Grant County Sheriff's Department has also issued a Level 1 Evacuation for the area south of Deer Creek and east of the South Fork of the John Day River.
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/
Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636
southforkcomplex.blogspot.com
southforkcomplex@gmail.com

Rowena Fire: A red flag warning (meaning - low humidity and high winds - make ripe conditions for the fire to spread rapidly) remains in effect through noon today for this 3,372 acre fire, currently 35% contained. This fire started about 9 p.m. August 5. Governor Kitzhaber will visit the fire team today at 10 a.m.
Structures: 740 homes threatened, 1 destroyed, 2 damaged, 5 out buildings destroyed.
Personnel and equipment: 659 personnel
Evacuations: Level 3- 143 homes, Level 1- 597 homes. Wasco County Sheriff Evacuation Hotline: 541-506-2792
Level-3: 4595 Hwy 30 west to 6464 Hwy 30, including Simonelli Rd, Tooley Terrace, Adeline Way and the Country Club.
Level-1: Murray's Addition, Foley Lakes, residences along Chenowith Loop West. Also Division Street Development residences along Seven mile Road.
Shelters: American Red Cross evacuation shelter 888-680-1455 or follow @redcrosscascade on Twitter - Dry Hollow Elementary, 1314 E19th, The Dalles.
Shelter services for dogs and cats if evacuated owners have no other option for their pets: Home at Last Humane Society in The Dalles, 541-296-5189 / http://homeatlasths.org/
Nan Wimmers is coordinating livestock sheltering, if needed by evacuated residents, 541-993-5510
More Information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4061/
Fire Info Hotlines: 971-701-4186 and 971-701-4212 these phones will be staffed 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Twitter: @RowenaFire2014
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RowenaFire2014

Additional Contact Information:
Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mid-Columbia-Fire-Rescue/161214397226097
Register for Wasco County Sheriff's Office Citizen Alert Emergency Notification Program: www.co.wasco.or.us
Current road closures and evacuation notices, Wasco County Sheriff's Office Rowena Fire Hotline: 541-506-2792
Road closures/information on ODOT Tripcheck at www.tripcheck.com
American Red Cross: 888-680-1455 or follow @redcrosscascade on Twitter.

Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon
More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.


Rod Nichols | Public Information Officer
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State Street, Salem, OR 97310
Desk (503) 945-7425
Cell (503) 508-4478
rnichols@odf.state.or.us
Health advisory lifted August 8 for Odell Lake
Oregon Health Authority - 08/08/14
August 8, 2014

Health advisory lifted August 8 for Odell Lake

Reduced blue-green algae levels confirmed

The Oregon Health Authority has lifted a health advisory issued July 21 for Odell Lake, located off Highway 58 in Klamath County, about 31 miles southeast of the Lane County city of Oakridge.

Water monitoring has confirmed reduced levels of blue-green algae and their toxins. These reduced levels are not likely to be harmful to humans and animals.

Oregon health officials advise people who use Oregon water bodies for recreation to always be alert to signs of algae blooms. People and their pets should avoid contact if the water is foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red in color, or if a thick mat of algae with an unpleasant odor is visible in the water.

For local information about water quality or blue-green algae sampling, contact the Forest Service at 541-433-3200. For drinking water information, contact your local drinking water treatment facility.

For health information, to report human or pet illnesses due to blooms, or to ask questions about a news release, contact the Oregon Health Authority at 971-673-0400. Also contact the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767 or visit the Harmful Algae Bloom program website at www.healthoregon.org/hab and select "Algae Bloom Advisories," for information regarding advisories issued or lifted for the season.

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North Bend School District Public Meetings - August 2014
North Bend Sch. Dist. - 08/08/14
August 11, 2014
Regular School Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the North Bend City Council Chamber, 835 California Street, North Bend, OR.

August 18, 2014
Work Session/Special Board Meeting at 5:15 p.m. in the North Bend School District Conference Room, 1913 Meade Street, North Bend, OR.

Agenda information can be found at www.nbend.k12.or.us
08/07/14
Driver Arrested After Attempt to Elude in Vehicle, Injury Crash, & Attempt to Elude on Foot in Salem Area (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/07/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a Salem-area man Thursday afternoon following his brief attempt to elude and injury traffic crash on Hyacinth Road NE at Salem Parkway in Salem.

On August 7, 2014 at approximately 3:25 p.m., an OSP trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop southbound in the area of Portland Road NE and Hyacinth Road NE on a 1997 Mercury Sable for an equipment lighting violation. The driver pulled into a parking lot and then back onto Portland Road NE where he fled in the vehicle at a high rate of speed. The trooper quickly lost sight and terminated the attempt to stop the vehicle as the vehicle drove northbound on Hyacinth Road NE.

The vehicle ran a red light and attempted to turn left from Hyacinth Road NE onto Salem Parkway where it was involved in a collision with a dump truck. Witnesses pointed the trooper in the direction of the collision and where the driver fled on foot.

With the assistance of descriptions provided by witnesses, the trooper notified OSP Northern Command Center dispatch of the direction that the suspect driver fled and then remained with injured female passenger. The passenger, SIERRA M. MEMMOTT, age 20, from Salem, was transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Keizer and Salem police officers responded to the area. The driver was found at approximately 3:49 p.m. by Keizer police officers and detained. He was transported to Salem Hospital with minor injuries.

The lead investigating OSP trooper went to the hospital and identified the driver as WILLIAM DALTON HALL, age 22. After treatment at the hospital, HALL was arrested by OSP and lodged in the Marion County Jail on the following charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Hit & Run - Injury
* Assault in the Fourth Degree

HALL also had a warrant for his arrest out of Polk County for Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.

The truck driver was not injured.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by Salem Fire Department and ODOT.

Crash Scene Photograph - Oregon State Police
Hall Photograph - Marion County Sheriff's Office

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Rowena Fire Daily Evening Update - August 7, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/07/14
Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshall Office Incident Management Green Team
John Ingrao, Incident Commander

Rowena Fire
Daily Evening Information Update
August 7, 2014


Summary
Both crews from Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon State Fire Marshal worked throughout the day to improve hand and dozer lines to prevent further fire travel. In the early afternoon wind speeds increased causing the fire to grow and travel toward the southwest more rapidly than expected. Both the Foley Lakes and Country Club areas experienced unfavorable wind conditions. In the Foley Lakes area, wind driven fire pushed back into the neighborhood that had just hours before had its evacuation level decreased from 3 to 1. Targeted evacuations were enacted to protect the residents in the area. In the Country Club area, fire was pushed across several lines and crossed the Rowena River Road near Adeline Road. Both fires received immediate response and were quickly mitigated.

Structural protection
Structure protection task forces worked throughout the day to improve defensible space around homes and outbuildings. When the Foley Lakes and Country Club fires flared up, task forces assigned to night shift were activated to respond.

Structural firefighters continued to create defensible space around structures in advance of the fire threat.

Evacuations
Level-3
4595 Hwy 30 west to 6464 Hwy 30, including Simonelli Rd, Tooley Terrace, Adeline Way and the Country Club.

Level-1
Murray's Addition, Foley Lakes, residences along Chenowith Loop West. Also Division Street Development residences along Seven mile Road.

Fire Strategy for Tonight
Today, fire control work will focus on reinforcing containment lines on the eastern edge of the fire, securing the northwest end of the fire and continuing structural protection along Highway 30 and other residences.

Public Meeting
A public information meeting is scheduled for 7:00 pm at The Dalles High School located 220 East 10th Street in The Dalles. This meeting is open to all members of the public and media. Fire managers will provide a current status update and be available to address questions and concerns.

Warnings
An urgent red flag fire weather warning was issued at about 3:00
p.m. on Thursday 8/7/2014 for winds gusting to 30 mph and relative humidity as low as 24 percent. Fires can grow much faster in these conditions and be hazardous for firefighters. The red flag warning is in effect through 11:00 p.m.

Unified Command
The fire is being managed under a unified command between the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office and Oregon Department of Forestry. This Unified Command is working for ODF Central Oregon District, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue.


Fire-At-A-Glance

Size: 2,645 acres Location: The Dalles, OR
Containment: 0%
Cause: Under Investigation
Personnel: 431
Estimated Cost: $937,000
Evacuations and Road Closures: Wasco County Sheriff Evacuation Hotline: 541-506-
2792
Closures/Restrictions: Hwy 30 between The Dalles Country Club and Rowena
Media Only Contact Phone: 503-793-1993
For More Information: A fire information line is currently being set up, the number will be distributed via social media once it is established.
Health advisory issued August 7 for water contact at Mill Beach
Oregon Health Authority - 08/07/14
August 7, 2014

Health advisory issued August 7 for water contact at Mill Beach

A public health advisory is being issued today due to higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Mill Beach, located in Curry County.

Water samples indicate higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria, which can result in diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. Direct contact with the water should be avoided in this area until the advisory is lifted, especially for children and the elderly, who may be more vulnerable to waterborne bacteria.

Increased pathogen and fecal bacteria levels in ocean waters can come from both shore and inland sources, such as stormwater runoff, sewer overflows, failing septic systems, and animal waste from livestock, pets and wildlife.

While this advisory is in effect at Mill Beach, visitors should avoid wading in nearby creeks, pools of water on the beach, or in discolored water, and stay clear of water runoff flowing into the ocean. Even if there is no advisory in effect, officials recommend avoiding swimming in the ocean within 48 hours after a rainstorm.

The status of water contact advisories at beaches is subject to change. For the most recent information on advisories, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0400, or 877-290-6767 (toll-free).

Although state officials advise against water contact, they continue to encourage other recreational activities (flying kites, picnicking, playing on the beach, walking, etc.) on this beach because they pose no health risk even during an advisory. Neighboring beaches are not affected by this advisory.

Since 2003, state officials have used a federal Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon state organizations participating in this program are the Oregon Public Health Division, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

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Oregon Airmen and Soldiers to square off against each other during upcoming Bite of Oregon cooking competition
Oregon Military Department - 08/07/14
Two teams from the Oregon National Guard are scheduled to compete against each other in Portland, Ore., Aug. 10, during the "Operation Dessert Storm Iron Chef Cooking Competition", at the Bite of Oregon event at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

The Oregon Army National Guard team, led by head chef Sgt. Jeffrey Reed, competed in the annual Phillip A. Connelly cooking competition put on by the Department of the Army. Reed and his teammate, Sgt. Elizabeth Stewart, garnered both state and regional titles in the competition in 2013.

The Oregon Air National Guard team, with head chef Master Sgt. Michael "Mick" Gremaud and teammate Chief Master Sgt. Michelle Marshall may face an uphill battle, but the duo bring years of culinary expertise to the event and hope to upset the Army National Guard title-holding team.

Both teams are set to take the main stage at the Bite of Oregon at 5:00 p.m.

The Bite of Oregon is scheduled for Aug. 8-10 at Portland's Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Proceeds from the annual event go to benefit Special Olympics Oregon. For more information on The Bite, including event schedules, please visit www.biteoforegon.com.


Team member biographies:

The Oregon Army National Guard team, "The Burn-Its"

Head Chef: Sgt. Jeffrey (the Krusty Crab) Reed
Sgt. Jeffrey Reed has been with the Oregon Army National Guard since February, 1997. He has been a culinary master for almost five years, and has competed in the annual Department of Army Phillip A. Connelly Award Competition for cooking, and has taken both state & regional titles in 2013.

Sous Chef: Sgt. Elizabeth (Stewie) Stewart
Sgt. Elizabeth Stewart has been in the Oregon Army National Guard since March, 2008. She has been a culinary guru for a little over six years, and has competed in the annual Department of Army Phillip A. Connelly Award Competition for cooking, and has taken both state & regional titles in 2013. In her civilian job, side she is a union laborer and a strong advocate for female construction jobs.


The Oregon Air National Guard team: "Red Hawk Pot Pie"

Head Chef: Master Sgt. Michael "Mick" Gremaud
Master Sgt. Michael Gremaud's time with the active duty Air Force and Air National Guard totals 19 years of service and sacrifice, and includes deployments to Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He had a knack for throwing together ingredients as a hungry teenager scavenging his mom's refrigerator, and has parlayed his skills into a mastery of culinary delight. His more than four years in Italy added to him becoming a picky eater and developed and discerning palate when it comes to Italian food here at home.

Sous Chef: Chief Master Sgt. Michelle Marshall
Chief Master Sgt. Michelle Marshall has a total of 32 years of military service, to include active service and the National Guard. She attended Western Culinary Institute in Portland in 1987, during a hiatus in her military career. Aside from being crafty when it comes to sewing and quilt-making, she has developed a fine skillset in the kitchen. She especially enjoys cooking for others.
OSP announces Jim Walker appointed as Oregon's next State Fire Marshal (Photo)
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/07/14
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Oregon State Police Superintendent Rich Evans announced the appointment of JIM WALKER as the next State Fire Marshal for the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM). WALKER's appointment was effective August 1, 2014.

WALKER, age 52, began his service as Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal in 2009 and has been serving as the interim state fire marshal since March 2014. In his role as State Fire Marshal, WALKER directs the agency's fire programs, including fire code development and enforcement, fire investigation, fire data collection and analysis, the Community Right to Know Program, Hazmat Response Teams, fire safety education and information, firesetter intervention, and regulation of the fireworks, explosives, propane, and non-retail gasoline dispensing industries. Other responsibilities include administration of the State Fire Service Mobilization Plan and the State Fire Marshal's structural overhead teams.

WALKER is a member of the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association, Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association, Pacific Northwest Coordinating Group Steering Committee, Western Fire Chiefs Association, National Fire Protection Association, Oregon Fire Marshals Association, Governor's Fire Service Policy Council, International Fire Chiefs Association, and International Code Council.

Prior to joining OSFM in 2009, he was the Fire Operations Director for the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and has experience managing ODF's statewide fire operations activities including directing aviation resources.

"I thank the fire service and Oregon State Police for their support and confidence in leading a high-quality organization into the future," said WALKER. "I look forward to continuing our great partnerships with the Oregon fire service in achieving our common goals of protecting Oregonians and their property from fire and hazardous materials."

WALKER is Oregon's 10th State Fire Marshal after C. Walter Stickney was officially appointed the first State Fire Marshal in 1963.

More information about the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal is available on the agency's website at http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/pages/index.aspx.

Photograph - Office of State Fire Marshal

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Jim Walker Appointed as Oregon's Next State Fire Marshal (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/07/14
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Oregon State Police Superintendent Rich Evans announced the appointment of JIM WALKER as the next State Fire Marshal for the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM). WALKER's appointment was effective August 1, 2014.

WALKER, age 52, began his service as Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal in 2009 and has been serving as the interim state fire marshal since March 2014. In his role as State Fire Marshal, WALKER directs the agency's fire programs, including fire code development and enforcement, fire investigation, fire data collection and analysis, the Community Right to Know Program, Hazmat Response Teams, fire safety education and information, firesetter intervention, and regulation of the fireworks, explosives, propane, and non-retail gasoline dispensing industries. Other responsibilities include administration of the State Fire Service Mobilization Plan and the State Fire Marshal's structural overhead teams.

WALKER is a member of the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association, Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association, Pacific Northwest Coordinating Group Steering Committee, Western Fire Chiefs Association, National Fire Protection Association, Oregon Fire Marshals Association, Governor's Fire Service Policy Council, International Fire Chiefs Association, and International Code Council.

Prior to joining OSFM in 2009, he was the Fire Operations Director for the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and has experience managing ODF's statewide fire operations activities including directing aviation resources.

"I thank the fire service and Oregon State Police for their support and confidence in leading a high-quality organization into the future," said WALKER. "I look forward to continuing our great partnerships with the Oregon fire service in achieving our common goals of protecting Oregonians and their property from fire and hazardous materials."

WALKER is Oregon's 10th State Fire Marshal after C. Walter Stickney was officially appointed the first State Fire Marshal in 1963.

More information about the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal is available on the agency's website at http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/pages/index.aspx.

Photograph - Office of State Fire Marshal

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BPSST Fire Police Committee to Meet
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/07/14
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
STANDARDS AND TRAINING
4190 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem, OR 97317

DPSST FIRE POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED
For Immediate Release
August 7, 2014
Contact: Tia Turnipseed
(503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Fire Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Agenda Items:

1. *Minutes - May 28, 2014
Approve the minutes of the May 28, 2014 Fire Policy Committee meeting.

2. *OAR 259-009-0005 and 259-009-0062 - Revisions
Wildland Interface Firefighter; New Name: Wildland Fire Operations

3. *OAR 259-009-0062 - Proposed Administrative Rules
NFPA Fire Officer Standards

4. *OAR 259-009-0059 and 259-009-0070 - Proposed Rule
Fingerprint and Denial/Revocation Update

5. *OAR 259-008-0015 and 259-009-0015 - Proposed Rule
Background Investigations

6. *Michael Andrews DPSST # F19356
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

7. Review Core Values
Presented by Linsay Hale

8. Staff Update

9. Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting - November 26, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.



# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 35,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide technical expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.
Beaver Complex Fire Update - Thursday, August 7, 2014 @ 9 a.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/07/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update
Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

Oregon Fire Information number: (541) 488-7726
California Fire Information number: (530) 842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


August 7, 2014
9:00 a.m.

Special Message:
Take action before fire season starts, make sure your property is prepared for wildfire. Learn about defensible space and fire-wise landscaping techniques by consulting your local fire department or Oregon Department of Forestry office. More resources can be found online at www.firewise.org or at www.oregon.gov/odf/Pages/fire/fire.aspx#Fire_Prevention.
Current Situation (Oregon Gulch Fire): Fire managers are happy with the progress so far but reminded crews this morning that the hardest part of the work is starting now. Crews used infrared imaging overnight to identify hot spots and dig out smoldering roots. Today, crews will pick up where the night shift left off by working along the entire fireline to do a thorough job with mop up.

Acreage has been reduced through the use of GPS reconnaissance on the line. GPS tools help provide better mapping and determine accurate acreage consumed by the fire.

Weather and Fire Behavior: Predicted weather today calls for unstable and dry conditions with temperatures between 85 and 90 degrees and relative humidity between 18 and 23%. Fire activity is expected to be low, but with the unstable conditions, crews were cautioned to take swift action on any starts should they arise.

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 42%
Size: 35,074* acres (9,464 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14
* Acreage has been reduced due to better mapping.

Oregon wildland resources assigned to the complex include: 9 Type 1 crews, 51 Type 2 hand crews, 4 camp crews, 74 engines, 22 dozers, 25 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California resources include: 4 dozers, 25 engines, and 6 crews.

Air resources: 14 helicopters.

Total personnel: 1785

Evacuation orders by county:

Jackson County
The evacuation level for residents from the 6,000 block south to the Oregon Border on Copco Road has been reduced from Level 2 Evacuation to Level 1 Evacuation. Access to Copco Road is limited to residents and emergency services only. Residents living along Highway 66 in Jackson County between the 11,000 and 22,000 block are still under a Level 1 Evacuation. This does not impact people living in Keno. Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

Klamath County
The Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border will change from a Level 2 Evacuation to a Level 1 Evacuation. This includes Topsy Grade Road, Picard Road, and all other accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon. Current roadblocks are being removed from Topsy Grade Road and John C. Boyle Dam, south of Highway 66 to Camp 4. Camp 4 Road remains restricted to fire personnel only. The Klamath River has been reopened for recreational use.

Siskiyou County
All evacuations in Siskiyou County have been lifted.

For the complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed (3 in Oregon and 3 in California).

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - tinyurl.com/ljzak8a


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OSP Asking for Public's Help - Burglary Investigation at ODOT's Glenwood Maintenance Compound in SE Eugene
Oregon State Police - 08/07/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) of a burglary that occurred this week at the Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) Glenwood maintenance compound in southeast Eugene.

Between 4:30 p.m., August 5, and 4:00 a.m., August 6, 2014, unknown person(s) entered through the back fencing into the ODOT maintenance yard located at 1920 Henderson Avenue. While on the ODOT property, the suspect(s) took a yellow 1999 Ford F350 ODOT truck, a jet boat and trailer, and computers and other electronics. The truck, boat and trailer were later located approximately six miles south of the area.

A 130HP Honda jet outboard motor removed from the boat, computers and other electronics haven't been recovered.

Anyone with information to help locate the stolen property, as well as identifying the suspect(s) in this case is asked to contact OSP Detective Dusty Sprague at (541) 726-2536 extension 243.

Tips may also be provided via email to crimetips2OSP@state.or.us referencing OSP case #SP14-246006. Email tips are monitored by the Criminal Investigations Division, reviewed and then forwarded to the lead investigator for follow-up. Emails should include specific details including the type of case and tip information related to the criminal investigation. Even though tips may be received anonymously, email authors are encouraged to provide contact information for follow-up by the investigator(s), if needed.

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Workgroup of Future of Public Health Task Force meets August 11
Oregon Health Authority - 08/07/14
August 7, 2014

What: A workgroup of the Task Force on the Future of Public Health will meet to discuss options for implementing the draft straw model of governmental public health services developed by the full task force. Implementation options developed during the workgroup meeting will be brought to the August 20 Task Force meeting for consideration.

When: Monday, August 11, 1-2:30 p.m.

Where: Portland State Office Building, Room 1B, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland

Who: This workgroup of Future of Public Health Task Force is composed of four current members of the full task force. The Task Force on the Future of Public Health was created by Oregon HB 2348A to study the regionalization and consolidation of public health services, and the future of public health services in Oregon, to make recommendations for legislation.

The task force is made up of 15 members appointed by the Legislature, the Governor, and the directors of the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Human Services.

Details: Space is limited. For more information about the meeting, contact Michael Tynan at 971-673-1282.

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations by calling the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Rowena Fire Daily Update - August 7, 2014 9:00 a.m.
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/07/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshall Office
Incident Management Green Team
John Ingrao, Incident Commander

Rowena Fire
Daily Morning Information Update
August 7, 2014

Based on infrared imaging, last night the fire grew from approximately 150 acres at about 11:00 a.m. Wednesday to its current size of approximately 2,645 acres. It made a significant run eastward from its point of origin west of Rowena towards The Dalles.

The flaming front was clearly visible to the community and from the Incident Command Post located at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue's station in The Dalles

Significant work was completed overnight, and dozer constructed containment line now confines the fires eastern edge in a rough line connecting Foley Lakes to 7 Hill Road. Incident Commander John Buckman commented on last night's action: "The integration between OSFM and ODF provided the needed resources to address both the wildland and structural protection components of the incident."

Structural protection
Three structure protection task forces from Washington, Yamhill, and Columbia counties mobilized under the Oregon State Conflagration Act arrived at the fire mid-morning yesterday and were assigned to relieve local firefighting crews in protecting the Level 3 evacuated homes along Highway 30. Those resources did a tremendous job saving homes while battling winds and heavy fire activity throughout the day and evening. It was quickly realized that additional resources were going to be needed so an additional three task forces were brought in from Multnomah, Clackamas, and Marion counties and were assigned to relieve the day shift task forces so that their good work could continue through the night.

During the blow-up yesterday evening, all task forces were immediately deployed to the Seven Mile area to help protect homes in conjunction with the evacuations that were taking place by the Wasco County Sheriff's Office. Approximately 300 structures were protected by the six task forces. Crews are heading back out to the fire line this morning and will continue to evaluate and prioritize the most threatened ones while maintaining awareness of conditions forecasted to be similar to yesterday.

Evacuations
A Level 3 evacuation remains in effect for 275 dwellings as ordered by the Wasco County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public for their support and cooperation during the evacuations last night.

An evacuation shelter has been set up by the Red Cross at Dry Hollow Elementary School located at 1314 E 19th, The Dalles, OR.

Today's fire strategy
Today, fire control work will focus on reinforcing containment lines on the eastern edge of the fire, securing the northwest end of the fire and continuing structural protection along Highway 30 and other residences.

Public Meeting
A public information meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., tonight, August 7, at The Dalles/Wahtonka High School located 220 East 10th Street in The Dalles. This meeting is open to all members of the public and media. Fire managers will provide a current status update and be available to address questions and concerns.

Unified Command
The fire is being managed under a unified command between the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office and Oregon Department of Forestry. This Unified Command is working for ODF Central Oregon District, Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue.


Fire-At-A-Glance
Size: 2,645 acres
Location: The Dalles, OR
Containment: 0%
Cause: Under Investigation
Personnel: 431
Estimated Cost: $937,000
Evacuations and Road Closures: Wasco County Sheriff Evacuation Hotline: 541-506-2792
Closures/Restrictions: Highway 30 between The Dalles Country Club and Rowena
Media Only Contact Phone: 503-793-1993
For More Information: A fire information line is current being set up, the number will be distributed via social media once it is established.
Contact Info:
Media Only Contact Phone: 503-793-1993
Rowena Fire Evacuation Level Updates - August 7, 2014 @ 9:40 a.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/07/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office
Incident Management Green Team
John Ingrao, Incident Commander

Rowena Fire
August 7, 2014


Level-3
4595 Hwy 30 west to 6464 Hwy 30, including Simonelli Rd, Tooley Terrace, Adeline Way.

Level-1
Murray's Addition, Foley Lakes, residences along Chenowith Loop West. Also Division Street Development residences along Seven mile Road.
Rowena Fire Q&A and Site Tour, August 11, 2014 @ 11 a.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/07/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshall Office
Incident Management Green Team
John Ingrao, Incident Commander

Rowena Fire
August 7, 2014

There will be an opportunity to ask questions about the fire at 11am today, at the Mid Columbia Fire and Rescue Station located at 1400 W 8th Street.

After the meeting credentialed media is invited on a driving tour of the site.
Due to the dynamic nature of wildfires, anyone participating on the tour is required to have full personal protective equipment on including:

Leather boots
Leather gloves
Helmet
Eye Protection
Nomex Pants and Shirt
Fire Shelter

All equipment items are required, no exceptions. This equipment will NOT be provided.

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Rowena Fire Daily Update - Thursday, August 7, 2014 @ 9 a.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/07/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshall Office
Incident Management Green Team
John Ingrao, Incident Commander

Rowena Fire
Daily Morning Information Update
August 7, 2014

Based on infrared imaging, last night the fire grew from approximately 150 acres at about 11:00 a.m. Wednesday to its current size of approximately 2,645 acres. It made a significant run eastward from its point of origin west of Rowena towards The Dalles.

The flaming front was clearly visible to the community and from the Incident Command Post located at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue's station in The Dalles

Significant work was completed overnight, and dozer constructed containment line now confines the fires eastern edge in a rough line connecting Foley Lakes to 7 Hill Road. Incident Commander John Buckman commented on last night's action: "The integration between OSFM and ODF provided the needed resources to address both the wildland and structural protection components of the incident."

Structural protection
Three structure protection task forces from Washington, Yamhill, and Columbia counties mobilized under the Oregon State Conflagration Act arrived at the fire mid-morning yesterday and were assigned to relieve local firefighting crews in protecting the Level 3 evacuated homes along Highway 30. Those resources did a tremendous job saving homes while battling winds and heavy fire activity throughout the day and evening. It was quickly realized that additional resources were going to be needed so an additional three task forces were brought in from Multnomah, Clackamas, and Marion counties and were assigned to relieve the day shift task forces so that their good work could continue through the night.

During the blow-up yesterday evening, all task forces were immediately deployed to the Seven Mile area to help protect homes in conjunction with the evacuations that were taking place by the Wasco County Sheriff's Office. Approximately 300 structures were protected by the six task forces. Crews are heading back out to the fire line this morning and will continue to evaluate and prioritize the most threatened ones while maintaining awareness of conditions forecasted to be similar to yesterday.

Evacuations
A Level 3 evacuation remains in effect for 275 dwellings as ordered by the Wasco County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public for their support and cooperation during the evacuations last night.

An evacuation shelter has been set up by the Red Cross at Dry Hollow Elementary School located at 1314 E 19th, The Dalles, OR.

Today's fire strategy
Today, fire control work will focus on reinforcing containment lines on the eastern edge of the fire, securing the northwest end of the fire and continuing structural protection along Highway 30 and other residences.

Public Meeting
A public information meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., tonight, August 7, at The Dalles/Wahtonka High School located 220 East 10th Street in The Dalles. This meeting is open to all members of the public and media. Fire managers will provide a current status update and be available to address questions and concerns.

Unified Command
The fire is being managed under a unified command between the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office and Oregon Department of Forestry. This Unified Command is working for ODF Central Oregon District, Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue.


Fire-At-A-Glance
Size: 2,645 acres
Location: The Dalles, OR
Containment: 0%
Cause: Under Investigation
Personnel: 431
Estimated Cost: $937,000
Evacuations and Road Closures: Wasco County Sheriff Evacuation Hotline: 541-506-2792
Closures/Restrictions: Highway 30 between The Dalles Country Club and Rowena
Media Only Contact Phone: 503-793-1993
For More Information: A fire information line is current being set up, the number will be distributed via social media once it is established.
Historic Cemetery 101 workshop scheduled August 27 in Florence
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 08/07/14
Historic Cemetery 101 workshop scheduled August 27 in Florence

The Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries will offer a Historic Cemetery 101 workshop Aug 27 in Florence. The event is free and open to the public.

The workshop will be at the Siuslaw Public Library at 1460 9th St from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. This workshop FREE workshop will touch on the basics for historic cemetery care. Learn historic marker and feature treatment, documentation tips, legal information, organizational ideas, general burial location methods, and some operational information.

State law established the seven-member commission to maintain a listing of all historic cemeteries and gravesites in Oregon; promote public education on the significance of historic cemeteries; and help obtain financial and technical assistance for restoring, improving and maintaining their appearances. To learn about the workshop or to get more information on historic cemeteries visit www.oregonheritage.org or contact Kuri Gill at Kuri.Gill@oregon.gov or 503-986-0685.

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08/06/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update - August 6,2014 @ 9 p.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/06/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update
Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

Oregon Fire Information number: (541) 488-7726 (New Phone Number)
California Fire Information number: (530) 842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


August 6, 2014
9:00 p.m.

Special Message:
Please note that this will be the last evening update unless conditions change significantly. A morning update will continue to be released.

Current Situation:

Oregon Gulch Fire
Crews have mopped up 100 to 200 feet along much of the western fire perimeter and continue to make significant progress along the rest of the fire. Crews have brought seven miles of hose into the north and northeastern edges of the fire to assist with mop up operations and contingency lines built outside the fire perimeter are being fortified. Crews are facing hazards including snags and poison oak.

Salt Creek Fire
Management of the Salt Creek Fire has transitioned back to the Oregon Department of Forestry's Southwest Oregon District. This will be the last update on this fire.

Weather and Fire Behavior: The weather over the fire area tonight is expected to be slightly cooler under mostly clear skies. Temperatures should range between 47 and 52 degrees with relative humidity between 55 and 65%. Downslope winds of 6 to 9 mph are expected.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 95%
Size: 155 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 42%
Size: 36,568 acres (9,464 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Oregon wildland resources assigned to the complex include: 7 Type 1 crews, 54 Type 2 hand crews, 82 engines, 20 dozers, 28 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California resources include: 9 dozers, 10 engines, and 4 crews.

Air resources: 12 helicopters.

Total personnel: 1720


Evacuation orders by county:

Jackson County
The evacuation level for residents from the 6,000 block south to the Oregon Border on Copco Road has been reduced from Level 2 Evacuation to Level 1 Evacuation. Access to Copco Road is limited to residents and emergency services only. Residents living along Highway 66 in Jackson County between the 11,000 and 22,000 block are still under a Level 1 Evacuation. This does not impact people living in Keno. Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

Klamath County
The Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border will change from a Level 2 Evacuation to a Level 1 Evacuation. This includes Topsy Grade Road, Picard Road, and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon. Current roadblocks are at Topsy Grade Road and John C. Boyle Dam, south of Highway 66.

Siskiyou County
All evacuations in Siskiyou County have been lifted.

For the complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed (3 in Oregon and 3 in California).

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - tinyurl.com/ljzak8a


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Health advisory issued for water contact at Seal Rock State Park Beach
Oregon Health Authority - 08/06/14
August 6, 2014

Health advisory issued for water contact at Seal Rock State Park Beach

A public health advisory is being issued today due to higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Seal Rock Beach, located in Lincoln County.

Water samples indicate higher-than-normal levels of fecal bacteria, which can result in diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections and other illnesses. Direct contact with the surf or water running into the surf in this area should be avoided until the advisory is lifted, especially for children and the elderly, who may be more vulnerable to waterborne bacteria.

Increased pathogen and fecal bacteria levels in ocean waters can come from both shore and inland sources, such as stormwater runoff, sewer overflows, failing septic systems, and animal waste from livestock, pets and wildlife.

While this advisory is in effect at Seal Rock Beach, visitors should avoid wading in nearby creeks, pools of water on the beach, or in discolored water, and stay clear of water runoff flowing into the ocean. Even if there is no advisory in effect, officials recommend avoiding swimming in the ocean within 48 hours after a rainstorm.

The status of water contact advisories at beaches is subject to change. For the most recent information on advisories, visit the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program website at www.healthoregon.org/beach or call 971-673-0400, or 877-290-6767 (toll-free).

Although state officials advise against water contact, they continue to encourage other recreational activities (flying kites, picnicking, playing on the beach, walking, etc.) on these beaches because they pose no health risk even during an advisory. Neighboring beaches are not affected by this advisory.

Since 2003, state officials have used a federal Environmental Protection Agency grant to monitor popular Oregon beaches and make timely reports to the public about elevated levels of fecal bacteria. Oregon state organizations participating in this program are the Oregon Public Health Division, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

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Rowena Fire Update from the Wasco County Sheriff
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/06/14
Management of the Rowena Fire is now being conducted by a Unified Command between Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office. The Incident Command post has been set up at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, 1400 West 8th Street, The Dalles, OR.

Highway 30 is now closed between The Dalles Country Club and Rowena; however, the closure could expand as the fire progresses. Citizens are asked to keep away from the area in order to avoid interfering with firefighting operations.

Currently, there are approximately 275 structures threatened by the fire's spread. A Level III (Go) evacuation notice has been issued for seventy five residences located between the 5500 block of Highway 30 west to the 6200 block of Highway 30. Approximately 200 residences located between the 4800 block of Highway 30 (Exit 82) west to the 5500 block of Highway 30, including Murray's Addition, Foley Lakes, Simonelli Road, Tooley Terrace and Adeline Way have been placed on a Level I (Get Ready) evacuation notice. Evacuation notices are being conducted by Wasco County Sheriff's Office staff and via the Citizen Alert emergency notification program. Please register for Citizen Alert at www.co.wasco.or.us.

The American Red Cross has opened a shelter for residents displaced by the fire, located at the Mosier Grange, 900 4th Street, Mosier. For information related to the shelter, please contact the American Red Cross at 888-680-1455 or follow @redcrosscascade on Twitter. Home at Last, 541-296-5189, is offering sheltering services for dogs and cats if owners have no other options for their pets. Livestock sheltering is being coordinated by Nan Wimmers, 541-993-5510.

Please refer to the official Rowena Fire Facebook page at "Rowena Fire Oregon - 2014" and Twitter feed @rowenafire2014 for current fire information. Questions can be directed to rowenafire@gmail.com.

For current road closures and evacuation notices, call the
Wasco County Sheriff's Office Rowena Fire hotline at 541-506-2792.
Photo/Video Release: Oregon Army National Guard assists with state's fire fighting efforts (Photo)
Oregon Military Department - 08/06/14
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*** PHOTO/VIDEO RELEASE ***

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An Oregon Army National Guard CH-47D Chinook helicopter awaits launch instructions at a helibase at the Beaver Complex Fire, near the Oregon-California border, Aug. 4. As part of the overall fire suppression efforts, the Oregon Army National Guard has provided two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters to assist local authorities with fighting the wildfires. Photo by Spc. Alisha Grezlik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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An Oregon Army National Guard HH-60M Blackhawk helicopter refuels at a helibase near the Beaver Complex Fire, near the Oregon-California border, Aug. 4. As part of the overall fire suppression efforts, the Oregon Army National Guard has provided two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters to assist local authorities with fighting the wildfires. Photo by Spc. Alisha Grezlik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Fires burn near Ashland, Ore., in this aerial view of the Oregon Gulch fire, Aug. 5. As part of the overall fire suppression efforts, the Oregon Army National Guard has provided two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters to assist local authorities with fighting the wildfires. Photo by Spc. Alisha Grezlik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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An Oregon Army National Guard CH-47D Chinook helicopter drops water on a portion of the Oregon Gulch fire, near Ashland, Ore., Aug. 5. The "Bambi" bucket used on the Chinook helicopters can carry 2,000 gallons of water with a cable length of 120 feet. As part of the overall fire suppression efforts, the Oregon Army National Guard has provided two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters to assist local authorities with fighting the wildfires. Photo by Spc. Alisha Grezlik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber briefs Oregon Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Adjutant General, Oregon, emergency managers and other fire managers at a fire camp near Ashland, Ore., Aug. 5. The Oregon Army National Guard is supporting firefighting efforts for the Oregon Gulch fire in the area. The Governor thanked all the workers, highlighting how important it is for Oregonians to be aware of the ongoing fire season. Fire managers have said this is the worst fire season to date. As part of the overall fire suppression efforts, the Oregon Army National Guard has provided two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters to assist local authorities with fighting the wildfires. Photo by Spc. Alisha Grezlik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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An Oregon Army National Guard CH-47D Chinook helicopter picks up a load of water from a river while assisting with the Oregon Gulch fire, near Ashland, Ore., Aug. 5. The "Bambi" bucket used on the Chinook helicopters can carry 2,000 gallons of water with a cable length of 120 feet. As part of the overall fire suppression efforts, the Oregon Army National Guard has provided two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters to assist local authorities with fighting the wildfires. Photo by Spc. Alisha Grezlik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.


To see and download video b-roll of the Oregon Army National Guard's firefighting support, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQiyDSSBLV0&feature=youtu.be

To see and download more photos from our Flickr page, visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/oregonmildep/sets/72157645435953557/


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Crowded Tillamook State Forest campgrounds: "Pack it in, pack it out" and updates (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/06/14
Tillamook State Forest in the Oregon Coast Range
Tillamook State Forest in the Oregon Coast Range
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With this coming weekend's forecast calling for continued hot and dry weather in the Willamette Valley, many travel to the Tillamook State Forest for camping, recreation, and to cool off or relax by the river. Tillamook State Forest campgrounds continue to fill up by Thursday night, and day-use and river access areas will likely overflow through the weekend.

If you visit the Tillamook State Forest, help spread the word to practice "Pack It In, Pack It Out." This means if you carry it in, you should carry it out. This includes trash, personal items, and any food or drink. The hot weather and heavy public use has filled dumpsters and recycling bins past capacity. We're all in this together, and want to keep trailheads and riverbanks clean for everyone.

Fireworks of any kind are also not allowed in the Tillamook State Forest during fire season.

ODF will post Tillamook State Forest campground updates to its Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/oregondepartmentofforestry) and also tweet the latest on Friday. Follow to stay current.

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Attached Media Files: Tillamook State Forest in the Oregon Coast Range
Lebanon Cooking Fire Causes Severe Burns
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 08/06/14
Shortly after 10:30 pm last night Lebanon Fire District was dispatched to the 600 block of Tangent Street for a medical problem. Upon arrival, crews found a residence full of smoke and a victim laying on the floor near the front door. The fire had self extinguished prior to the arrival of firefighters and EMT's. The 65 year old female victim had suffered severe burns after trying to extinguish a cooking fire. The victim had fallen asleep while leaving a pan on the stove and was awoken by her smoke alarms. When she went to the kitchen to investigate she found the burning pan on the stove and attempted to move it to the sink when her clothing was ignited during the process. The victim was transported to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital by LFD crews and later flown to the burn center at Emanuel Hospital in Portland by REACH 8 helicopter.

LFD would like to remind everyone that a pot burning on the stove should never be picked up. The best way to extinguish this type of fire is to smother it by sliding the lid of the pot or a cookie sheet onto the top of the pot from the side and then turning off the heat source and then calling your local fire department. Water, baking soda, baking powder, or any other substance should never be introduced to the pot.

Further inquiries for information about the patient should be directed to Legacy Emanuel Hospital.

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Oregon.gov Advisory Board Hosts Quarterly Meeting
State of Oregon - 08/06/14
Oregon Department of Administrative Services
155 Cottage Street NE, U20
Salem, Oregon 97301-3966

News Advisory
August 6, 2014

Oregon.gov Advisory Board Hosts Quarterly Meeting

Salem, Oregon-The Electronic Government Portal Advisory Board will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13. The meeting will take place in the Tillamook Room of the Department of Forestry, 2600 State St Bldg. C, Salem, Oregon. The meeting is open to the public.

The legislature established the advisory board with enactment of ORS 182.126-132. The board will advise the Department of Administrative Services on key decisions and strategic choices about how DAS manages and operates the state's web portal services.

The Oregon.gov portal is the connection point for citizens to access state agency services and information on the Internet. "Web portal services" means providing the hosting, content management, electronic commerce, public collaboration and application development needed to operate and maintain Oregon.gov and make payments on the web.

With the board's advice, DAS aims to make the Oregon.gov portal and its operation as effective as it can be for citizens' interface with state government.

The agenda and handouts will be posted on the advisory boards' website, seven days prior to meeting. (http://www.oregon.gov/epab/Pages/agenda_minutes_handouts.aspx)

What: Meeting of the Electronic Government Portal Advisory Board.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, 9:00am - 11:30am.

Where: Department of Forestry
Tillamook Conference Room
2600 State St., Bldg. C
Salem, Oregon 97310

Who: Members of the Electronic Government Portal Advisory Board
Lebanon Restaurant Fire Causes Minor Damage.
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 08/06/14
Shortly before 5:00 a.m. this morning Lebanon Fire personnel responded to a possible building fire at 40 W. Sherman Street, Kevin's Cafe. Fire personnel found that a grease fire had started on the griddle and spread up the wall. The kitchen hood fire suppression system had activated and extinguished the main body of fire and the cook had used a hand held extinguisher to extinguish any remaining fire. Damage was estimated at $3000. There were no injuries reported.
Oregon State Library Board Meeting Press Release & Agenda, August 15, 2014
Oregon State Library - 08/06/14
The Oregon State Library Board of Trustees will meet at the Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City, OR on August 15, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Aletha Bonebrake of Baker City will chair the meeting.

The focus of the Board meeting is strategic planning. There will be an open forum at 12:30 p.m. Anyone may address the Board on any topic at the open forum.

Sign language interpretation will be provided for the public if requested prior to 48 hours before the meeting; notice prior to 72 hours before the meeting is preferred. Handouts of meeting materials may also be requested in alternate formats prior to 72 hours before the meeting. Requests may be made to Jessica Rondema at 503-378-2464.

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OREGON STATE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
August 15, 2014
Driftwood Public Library
Lincoln City, OR
Aletha Bonebrake, Chair


Agenda

9:00 a.m. Approval of the Minutes of the June 20, 2014 Meeting Bonebrake

9:05 Introductions

9:15 Major Themes Corragio Group

10:00 Developing a Vision Corragio Group

11:00 Break

11:15 Creating Our Mission Statement Corragio Group

12:15 p.m. Working Lunch

12:30 Open Forum** Bonebrake

1:15 Defining our Role of Value Corragio Group

2:15 Break

2:30 Defining our Desired Reputation Corragio Group

3:30 Review day and close session Corragio Group

** Any person may address the Oregon State Library Board of Trustees at this meeting on any topic.

NOTE: The times of all agenda items are approximate and subject to change.
Coos Bay School District Public Meetings - August 2014
Coos Bay Sch. Dist. - 08/06/14
Below are Coos Bay Public Schools Public Meetings currently scheduled for the month of August 2014. All meetings are held at Milner Crest Education Center, 1255 Hemlock Ave., Coos Bay, unless otherwise noted. The schedule is subject to change.

August 9, 2014
* Lighthouse Project Training & Special School Board Meeting at 12:00 PM. The agenda is posted at the following link and the packet will be posted by Friday, August 8th. There will be an Executive Session at 11:45 AM based on ORS192.610(2)(d) To conduct deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to carry on labor negotiations. The agenda is subject to change: http://cbd9.net/schoolboard/agendas

Go to http://cbd9.net/public-meetings-schedule to link to all the public meetings currently scheduled.

All Coos Bay School District Board Meetings are subject to the Public Meetings Law (ORS 192.610-192.710). The public is welcome to attend. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Request for other accommodations should be made to Peggy Ahlgrim at 541-267-1310, 541-269-5366 (fax) or peggya@coos-bay.k12.or.us

Contacts:
Dawn Rae Granger, Superintendent, (541) 267-1309
Peggy Ahlgrim, Board Secretary, (541) 267-1310
Marion County Sheriff's Office Joins the Project Lifesaver Team. (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/06/14
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The Marion County Sheriff's Office is excited to announce its partnership with Project Lifesaver International ("PLI"), a non-profit agency that bridges the technological gap for medically "at risk" populations and public safety agencies. PLI provides deputies, fire/rescue and other first responders with equipment and training to quickly locate and rescue individuals with cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, Autism, and Down syndrome, who are at constant risk to wander.

Project Lifesaver has over 1,300 participating agencies throughout 47 states in the U.S., Canada, and Australia, and has performed 2,869 searches over the last 15 years with no serious injuries or fatalities ever reported.

Eligible individuals who are enrolled in PLI wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies the Sheriff's Office, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer's area. Recovery times for PLI clients average 30 minutes -- 95% less time than standard operations.

There is a fee associated with Project Lifesaver, including a $95.00 startup cost and an ongoing $25.00 per month fee for battery replacements. Once signed up, a PLI trained deputy will meet with the client and caregiver to deliver the equipment.

Project Lifesaver is a fantastic tool that can aid law enforcement in returning participating "at risk" individual to their loved ones. For additional information on PLI and how to get started you can call 503-588-7981 or visit www.projectlifesaver.org.


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Beaver Complex Fire Update
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/06/14
Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Scott Magers, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

Oregon Fire Information number: (541) 488-7726 (New Phone Number)
California Fire Information number: (530) 842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

August 6, 2014
12:00 p.m.

Special Message:
Governor John Kitzhaber visited the Oregon Gulch fire camp today and extended his appreciation for the efforts in extinguishing the Beaver Complex fires. The Governor encourages all Oregonians to be vigilant in preventing wildfires during this exceptionally active fire season. The slightest spark from a car idling over dry grass or a tossed cigarette can lead to disastrous results.

Current Situation:
Oregon Gulch Fire
The fire is now 100% lined and is 35% contained. Crews will be working today to continue to strengthen fire lines and mop up hot spots.

All structural task forces assigned to the fire have been released. The Oregon State Fire Marshal's Incident Management Blue Team will be demobilizing tomorrow.

Salt Creek Fire
Fire personnel working on the Salt Creek Fire are working today to continue to mop up the fire.

Weather and Fire Behavior: Weather today will be mostly sunny and a few degrees warmer than yesterday as a ridge of high pressure builds over the area. Temperatures are expected to be between 85 and 90 degrees with relative humidity between 18 and 23%.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 95%
Size: 155 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 35%
Size: 36,568 acres (9,464 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Oregon wildland resources assigned to the complex include: 7 Type 1 crews, 54 Type 2 hand crews, 82 engines, 20 dozers, 28 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California resources include: 9 dozers, 10 engines, and 4 crews.

Air resources: 12 helicopters.

Total personnel: 1720

Evacuation orders by county:

Jackson County
Addresses from the 6,000 block on Copco Road and south to the Oregon border have been reduced from Level 3 Evacuation to Level 2 Evacuation. Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" to evacuate. You must be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area. Residents choosing to remain should be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. Copco Road from the junction with Highway 66 is closed to public traffic.

Klamath County
The Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border will change from a Level 3 Evacuation to a Level 2 Evacuation. This includes Topsy Grade Road, Picard Road, and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon. Current roadblocks are at Topsy Grade Road and John C. Boyle Dam, south of Highway 66.

Siskiyou County
All evacuations in Siskiyou County have been lifted.

For the complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - tinyurl.com/ljzak8a
Beaver Complex update - Aug. 6, noon
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/06/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Scott Magers, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

Oregon Fire Information number: (541) 488-7726 (New Phone Number)
California Fire Information number: (530) 842-2266
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

August 6, 2014
12 p.m.

Special Message:
Governor John Kitzhaber visited the Oregon Gulch fire camp today and extended his appreciation for the efforts in extinguishing the Beaver Complex fires. The Governor encourages all Oregonians to be vigilant in preventing wildfires during this exceptionally active fire season. The slightest spark from a car idling over dry grass or a tossed cigarette can lead to disastrous results.

Current Situation:

Oregon Gulch Fire
The fire is now 100% lined and is 35% contained. Crews will be working today to continue to strengthen fire lines and mop up hot spots.

All structural task forces assigned to the fire have been released. The Oregon State Fire Marshal's Incident Management Blue Team will be demobilizing tomorrow.

Salt Creek Fire
Fire personnel working on the Salt Creek Fire are working today to continue to mop up the fire.

Weather and Fire Behavior: Weather today will be mostly sunny and a few degrees warmer than yesterday as a ridge of high pressure builds over the area. Temperatures are expected to be between 85 and 90 degrees with relative humidity between 18 and 23%.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 95%
Size: 155 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR Percent Contained: 35%
Size: 36,568 acres (9,464 acres in California) Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14


Oregon wildland resources assigned to the complex include: 7 Type 1 hand crews, 54 Type 2 hand crews, 82 fire engines, 20 bulldozers, 28 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California resources include: 9 bulldozers, 10 fire engines, and 4 hand crews.

Air resources: 12 helicopters.

Total personnel: 1,720

Evacuation orders by county:

Jackson County
Addresses from the 6,000 block on Copco Road and south to the Oregon border have been reduced from Level 3 Evacuation to Level 2 Evacuation. Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" to evacuate. You must be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area. Residents choosing to remain should be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. Copco Road from the junction with Highway 66 is closed to public traffic.

Klamath County
The Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border will change from a Level 3 Evacuation to a Level 2 Evacuation. This includes Topsy Grade Road, Picard Road, and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon. Current roadblocks are at Topsy Grade Road and John C. Boyle Dam, south of Highway 66.

Siskiyou County
All evacuations in Siskiyou County have been lifted.

For the complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - tinyurl.com/ljzak8a
Oregon State Athletic Commission Seeking Ringside Physician Candidates
Oregon State Police - 08/06/14
The Oregon State Athletic Commission is conducting a statewide recruitment for interested, qualified candidates to serve as Ringside Physicians. The recruitment will close September 15, 2014.

The Oregon State Athletic Commission (OSAC) is charged with regulating professional boxing, mixed martial arts and entertainment wrestling in the State of Oregon. The Commission is comprised of five volunteer members and an Executive Director responsible for the program's administration. The Commission has a Medical Advisory Committee that recommends Ringside Physician applications under consideration.

Ringside Physicians must meet the following minimum qualifications, must be approved by the Medical Advisory Committee and consent to and pass a background investigation:

* Must be a medical doctor or osteopath licensed in the State of Oregon;
* Must be familiar with or willing to learn the physical standards for licensing boxers and mixed martial arts contestants as outlined in Oregon Administrative Rule 230 Section 20 and Oregon Revised Statute 463;
* Must be willing to provide pre and post-fight medical exams prior to and during events; and
* Must be willing to travel to and attend events on weekends when able.

Ringside Physicians receive payment for their services at OSAC sanctioned events. Interested persons should contact Sgt. Jeff Lewis of the Oregon State Athletic Commission, at (503) 378-3578, or email at jeffrey.lewis@state.or.us.

More information is available on the OSAC Commission website at:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/GAMING/pages/b_w_welcome.aspx

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Candidates Sought to Fill Vacancies on Oregon State Athletic Commission Medical Advisory Committee
Oregon State Police - 08/06/14
A statewide recruitment is being conducted for interested, qualified candidates to serve as volunteers with the Oregon State Athletic Commission Medical Advisory Committee. The recruitment will close September 15, 2014.

The Oregon State Athletic Commission (OSAC) is charged with regulating professional boxing, mixed martial arts and entertainment wrestling in the State of Oregon. The commission is comprised of five volunteer members and an Executive Director responsible for the program's administration.

The commission has a Medical Advisory Committee comprised of five individuals serving a four-year term that is appointed by the Superintendent of the Oregon State Police.

Members of the Medical Advisory Committee must be a physician licensed in the State of Oregon. A physician is defined as any person who holds a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy under ORS 677.010. Committee members will attend both regular and irregular public meetings generally held in Salem and/or by teleconference. Travel and per diem expenses associated with the volunteer duties of this position are covered for committee members.

Duties of the Medical Advisory Committee include gathering, assessing and updating medical data for the purpose of recommending to the commission:

1. Fitness criteria for pre-fight medical examinations;
2. Medical procedures and substances allowed for use in the contestants corner;
3. Emergency procedures for ring injuries; and
4. Safety equipment required to promote the best interests of contestants.
5. Periodically the Committee will identify and nominate for approval by the commission a sufficient number of qualified licensed physicians to serve as ringside physicians for boxing and mixed martial arts events held throughout the State of Oregon.

Interested persons should contact Sgt. Jeff Lewis of the Oregon State Athletic Commission, at (503) 378-3578, or email at jeffrey.lewis@state.or.us.

More information is available on the Commission website at OSAC Commission website:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/GAMING/pages/b_w_welcome.aspx

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Linn County Sheriff's Office National Night Out
Linn County Sheriff's Office - 08/06/14
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports he and his staff attended Seventeen National Night Out events throughout Rural Linn County last night. They were able to dedicate quality time, interacting with attendees at each event. Approximately 600 people participated throughout the county from Idanha, Shedd, Lyons, Gates, Mill City, Crabtree, Millersburg, and rural Sweet Home, Lebanon and Albany areas.

It was obvious that members of the neighborhoods within these communities were coming together to strengthen their relationships, while discussing opportunities to build upon their crime prevention efforts. Many discussed building on the momentum gained yesterday by planning future activities. The Sheriff's Office is already auditing feedback in preparation for next year's National Night Out.

National Night Out has proven to be a great tool to help build neighborhoods from which the participants work together to observe suspicious activities and report them. The goal is to ultimately reduce crime in their neighborhoods.

Sheriff Riley said "National Night Out was a huge success and I would like to thank all who participated in this important event."
Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - Aug. 6, morning
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/06/14
Fire Update - Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF)

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for northeast Oregon and southeast Washington.

Large Fires within ODF protection:

New large fires:

Central Oregon District:
Rowena Fire: an approximately 100 acre fire six miles west of The Dalles started about 9 p.m. August 5. The Incident Commander John Buckman and the Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 1 will assume command of this fire today. Governor Kitzhaber invoked the Conflagration Act to authorize the State Fire Marshal to mobilize structural firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire.
Structures: 70 homes threatened;
Personnel and equipment: 59 personnel and structural equipment in place. Three structural protection task forces have been requested. Task Force 1 from Washington County and Task Force 2 from Columbia County are on scene. Task Force 3 from Yamhill County is en route. Other personnel and equipment have been ordered.
Evacuations: Wasco County Sheriff's Office evacuated 7 homes as of last night. The American Red Cross set up a shelter at the Mosier Grange Hall for those displaced by the fire.
Media: A media staging area has been established at Rowena River Road. The Oregon State Fire Marshal's Incident Management Team Public Information Officer Justin DeRuyter will meet you there. Take the Rowena exit from I-84, take a left back under the I-84 freeway. You will see the staging area on the right.

Updates:

Southwest Oregon District:
Beaver Complex (Salt Creek and Oregon Gulch Fires): Yesterday, Initial Attack crews located and contained 3 lightning fires that started within the team's responsibility.
Salt Creek Fire: a 155 acre fire is 95% contained. This lightning caused fire 20 miles northwest of Medford started July 30.

Oregon Gulch Fire: covers 36,723 acres (about 9,500 in California) is 35% contained. Lightning also caused this fire, 15 miles east of Ashland, on July 30.

Personnel and Equipment: 49 crews, 96 engines, 39 dozers, 23 water tenders, 20 helicopters, 2 air tankers, and 1,720 personnel
Evacuations: Level 2 evacuation in Klamath River Canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to California border.
Level 2 evacuation notice in place for the Copco road on the 6000 block south to the Oregon border.
Level 1 evacuation notice in place for Hwy 66 from the Green Springs Fire Station to the 2000 block on Hwy 66.
Buildings: 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.
More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-488-7726 (New Phone Number)
California Fire Information Number: 530-842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - http://www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - http://tinyurl.com/ljzak8a


Northeast Oregon District:
5 Mile Fire: a 4,500 acre fire is 20% contained. It started August 3 and is 20 miles northeast of Enterprise and 2 miles south of Imnaha.
Personnel and Equipment: 256 personnel
Evacuations: Wallowa County Sheriff Office issued a Level 1 "Get Ready" evacuation notice to the Imnaha community at 6AM Aug. 5. The fire is about 2 miles south of Imnaha.
More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/.
Community Meetings are scheduled in Imnaha August 6th at 5 pm at the church and in Joseph on August 7th at 6 pm at the Community Center.

Central Oregon District:
South Fork Complex (Murderers Creek South and Buck Fork Fires): these July 31 lightning caused fires cover 35,965 acres are 15% contained.
Personnel: 528
Evacuations: The Grant County Sheriff's Department has issued a Level 1 Evacuation for the area south of Highway 26, west of 21 Road (Fields Creek) and east of 42 Road (South Fork of the John Day River).
More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/
Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636
southforkcomplex.blogspot.com
southforkcomplex@gmail.com


Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon

More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.
Update: Reward Increased to Help OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Investigations of Deer Poaching & Waste in Douglas County
Oregon State Police - 08/06/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division asks for the public's help for information to identify the person(s) responsible for the killing of three deer and leaving them to waste in Douglas County, July 18 - 24, 2014. A reward was increased after The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust (HSWLT) offered up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible in this case. The reward adds to the original offer of up to $500 by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) Reward Program.

According to Sergeant Lynn Withers, two deer, including a 4-point buck and a spike deer, were shot and left in the 700 and 1500 block of East Willis Creek Road. An adult doe was also shot sometime between July 18 and 20, and left at the scene near Bland Mountain Lookout east of Days Creek.

The HSUS and HSWLT work with state and federal wildlife agencies to offer rewards of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspected poachers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Senior Trooper Wayne Merritt at (541) 817-4474 or Senior Trooper Jason Stone at (541) 817-4472.

Questions regarding The Humane Society of the United States rewards program should be directed to Kaitlin Sanderson at 240-672-8397 or ksanderson@humanesociety.org.

No photographs provided for this release.

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Red Cross Responds to Fire in Lane County
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 08/06/14
Volunteers from the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a disaster in the 1400 block of South Bertelston Rd in Eugene, Ore. This single-family fire affected one adult and one child. The Red Cross provided food, lodging, comfort kits, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
Rowena Fire declared a conflagration
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/06/14
Governor Kitzhaber has declared the Rowena Fire burning in the Columbia Gorge, about 6 miles west of the Dalles a conflagration. The conflagration request came from Wasco County Fire Defense Board Chief Robert Palmer. The fire started around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The declaration authorizes the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal to mobilize structural firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire.

Currently 70 homes are threatened and the fire is at approximately 200 acres.

The OSFM Green Incident Management Team lead by Incident Commander John Ingrao is managing the structural protection resources on the fire.

Three structural protection task forces have been requested. Task Force 1 from Washington County and Task Force 2 from Columbia County are on scene. Task Force 3 from Yamhill County is en route.

Total number of structural protection personnel currently involved is 59

The Wasco County Sheriff's Office is reporting that seven homes are under an evacuation order.
ODOT reports that Highway 30 between Mosier and Rowena is closed.Check ODOT tripcheck for continuous updates.

The American Red Cross set up a shelter at the Mosier Grange Hall for those displaced by the fire.

Social Media @rowenafire2014
Media Fire Information email address: rowenafire@gmail.com
Press Advisory Re: Rowena Fire in the Columbia Gorge
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/06/14
A media staging area has been established at Rowena River Road. The OSFM Incident Management Team Public Information Officer Justin DeRuyter will meet you there. Take the Rowena exit from I-84, take a left back under the I-84 freeway. You will see the staging area on the right.

http://www.trulia.com/homes/Oregon/The_Dalles/sold/1000128039-5905-Rowena-River-Rd-The-Dalles-OR-97058
08/05/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/05/14
Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Scott Magers, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

Oregon Fire Information number: (541) 488-7726 (New Phone Number)
California Fire Information number: (530) 842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

August 5, 2014
9:00 p.m.

Special Message:
Every second counts when it comes to wildfire. Take time to be prepared for a wildfire should one ignite near you. Make a plan for evacuation and assemble an emergency kit so that you and your family can be prepared to leave should an emergency arise. Suggestions for how best to prepare can be found on the Red Cross' website at: www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/wildfire.

Current Situation:

Oregon Gulch Fire
Crews continue to make steady progress towards the goal of containing the fire, and have tied in the last remaining section of line along the southeast side of the fire. Priority work for overnight includes continuing to secure the fire lines and clearing brush to remove fuel. The addition of resources reassigned to the Oregon Gulch Fire from the Salt Creek Fire will help to accelerate progress.

Predicted lightning, which came into the area early Monday morning, ignited three new fires near the Oregon Gulch Fire. One, located near Parker Mountain approximately a mile north of the main Oregon Gulch Fire line, grew to about seven acres. Nightshift crews working nearby each new start were able to quickly respond and contain them in initial attack.

Structural task forces continue to assist with structure protection under the direction of the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Incident Management Blue Team. The Lane County task force was demobilized today.

Salt Creek Fire
Fire personnel working on the Salt Creek Fire continue to make significant progress on mopping up the fire and a number of resources have been reassigned to assist with containing the Oregon Gulch Fire.

Weather and Fire Behavior: Thunderstorms in the area of the Oregon Gulch Fire should dissipate overnight, but could result in a stray lightning strike. There is a 20% chance of showers. Temperatures should be around 52 to 57 degrees with relative humidity around 65 to 75%. Rain received over the Oregon Gulch Fire last night was not enough to provide much assistance to firefighters, but tonight's weather should help to keep the fire activity low.


Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 87%
Size: 155 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 30%
Size: 36,568 acres (9,464 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14


Oregon wildland resources assigned to the complex include: 3 Type 1 crews, 44 Type 2 hand crews, 86 engines, 30 dozers, 23 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California resources include: 9 dozers, 10 engines, and 4 crews.

Air resources: 20 helicopters and 2 air tankers.

Total personnel: 1573

Evacuation orders by county:

Jackson County
Addresses from the 6,000 block on Copco Road and south to the Oregon border have been reduced from Level 3 Evacuation to Level 2 Evacuation. Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" to evacuate. You must be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area. Residents choosing to remain should be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. Copco Road from the junction with Highway 66 is closed to public traffic.

Klamath County
The Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border will change from a Level 3 Evacuation to a Level 2 Evacuation. This includes Topsy Grade Road, Picard Road, and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon. Current roadblocks are at Topsy Grade Road and John C. Boyle Dam, south of Highway 66.

Siskiyou County
All evacuations in Siskiyou County have been lifted.

For the complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - tinyurl.com/ljzak8a
Beaver Complex Fire Update - August 5, 2014 @ 8 p.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/05/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update
Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Scott Magers, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

Oregon Fire Information number: (541) 488-7726 (New Phone Number)
California Fire Information number: (530) 842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

August 5, 2014
9:00 p.m.

Special Message:
Every second counts when it comes to wildfire. Take time to be prepared for a wildfire should one ignite near you. Make a plan for evacuation and assemble an emergency kit so that you and your family can be prepared to leave should an emergency arise. Suggestions for how best to prepare can be found on the Red Cross' website at: www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/wildfire.
Current Situation:
Oregon Gulch Fire
Crews continue to make steady progress towards the goal of containing the fire, and have tied in the last remaining section of line along the southeast side of the fire. Priority work for overnight includes continuing to secure the fire lines and clearing brush to remove fuel. The addition of resources reassigned to the Oregon Gulch Fire from the Salt Creek Fire will help to accelerate progress.

Predicted lightning, which came into the area early Monday morning, ignited three new fires near the Oregon Gulch Fire. One, located near Parker Mountain approximately a mile north of the main Oregon Gulch Fire line, grew to about seven acres. Nightshift crews working nearby each new start were able to quickly respond and contain them in initial attack.

Structural task forces continue to assist with structure protection under the direction of the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Incident Management Blue Team. The Lane County task force was demobilized today.

Salt Creek Fire
Fire personnel working on the Salt Creek Fire continue to make significant progress on mopping up the fire and a number of resources have been reassigned to assist with containing the Oregon Gulch Fire.

Weather and Fire Behavior: Thunderstorms in the area of the Oregon Gulch Fire should dissipate overnight, but could result in a stray lightning strike. There is a 20% chance of showers. Temperatures should be around 52 to 57 degrees with relative humidity around 65 to 75%. Rain received over the Oregon Gulch Fire last night was not enough to provide much assistance to firefighters, but tonight's weather should help to keep the fire activity low.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 87%
Size: 155 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 30%
Size: 36,568 acres (9,464 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Oregon wildland resources assigned to the complex include: 3 Type 1 crews, 44 Type 2 hand crews, 86 engines, 30 dozers, 23 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California resources include: 9 dozers, 10 engines, and 4 crews.

Air resources: 20 helicopters and 2 air tankers.

Total personnel: 1573

Evacuation orders by county:

Jackson County
Addresses from the 6,000 block on Copco Road and south to the Oregon border have been reduced from Level 3 Evacuation to Level 2 Evacuation. Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" to evacuate. You must be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area. Residents choosing to remain should be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. Copco Road from the junction with Highway 66 is closed to public traffic.

Klamath County
The Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border will change from a Level 3 Evacuation to a Level 2 Evacuation. This includes Topsy Grade Road, Picard Road, and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon. Current roadblocks are at Topsy Grade Road and John C. Boyle Dam, south of Highway 66.

Siskiyou County
All evacuations in Siskiyou County have been lifted.

For the complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - www.facebook.com/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - tinyurl.com/ljzak8a


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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 126W near Walton in Lane County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/05/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday afternoon's single vehicle traffic crash that serious injured an elderly Eugene woman along Highway 126W near Walton in Lane County.

On August 5, 2014 at approximately 12:45 p.m., a 2013 Toyota RAV sport utility vehicle driven by DORIS JONES, age 77, from Eugene, was eastbound on Highway 126W near milepost 30. As the vehicle came out of a curve it veered off the pavement and struck a rock embankment head-on before coming to an abrupt stop.

JONES was extricated by local fire emergency responders and transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with serious injuries. She is reportedly in the intensive care unit.

OSP is continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Senior Trooper Rick Hamilton is the lead investigator.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by Lane County Sheriff's Office, Lane County Public Works, and ODOT.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Walterville Pond Health advisory issued due to blue-green algae
Oregon Health Authority - 08/05/14
HAB Advisory Issue

Media contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, phd.communications@state.or.us
Technical questions: Rebecca Hillwig, 971-673-0431, hab.health@state.or.us

Walterville Pond Health advisory issued due to blue-green algae

High toxin levels found at Lane County lake

A health advisory is being issued today due to high levels of blue-green algae in Walterville Pond, located off Oregon Route 126, five miles east of Springfield.

Walterville Pond is adjacent to the Eugene Water and Electric Board's (EWEB) Walterville Canal, a half mile northeast of the town of Walterville in Lane County.

Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae that can produce toxins. These algae levels are likely associated with dangerous cyanotoxin concentrations in the water that can be harmful to humans and animals.

Swallowing or inhaling water droplets, as well as skin contact with water, should be avoided. Drinking water directly from Walterville Pond is especially dangerous.

Oregon Public Health Division officials advise recreational visitors that toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating the water with camping-style filters.

People who draw in-home water directly from Walterville Pond are advised to use an alternative water source because private treatment systems are not proven effective at removing algae toxins. However, public drinking water systems can reduce algae toxins through proper filtration and disinfection. If people on public water systems have questions about treatment and testing, they should contact their water supplier.

Oregon health officials recommend that people who choose to eat fish from waters where algae blooms are present remove all fat, skin and organs before cooking, because toxins are more likely to collect in these tissues.

Public health officials also advise that people not eat freshwater clams or mussels from affected water, and that Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations do not allow the harvest of these shellfish from freshwater sources. Crayfish muscle can be eaten, but internal organs and liquid fat should be discarded.

Exposure to toxins can produce symptoms of numbness, tingling and dizziness that can lead to difficulty breathing or heart problems, and require immediate medical attention. Symptoms of skin irritation, weakness, diarrhea, nausea, cramps and fainting should also receive medical attention if they persist or worsen. Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size and level of activity.

The public will be advised when the concern no longer exists.

With proper precautions to avoid water contact, people are encouraged to visit Walterville Pond and enjoy activities such as hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing and bird watching. Boating is safe as long as speeds do not create excessive water spray, which could lead to inhalation risk.

For local information about water quality or blue-green algae sampling, contact EWEB at 541-685-7471.

For health information, to report human or pet illnesses due to blooms, or to ask questions about a news release, contact the Oregon Health Authority at 971-673-0400. Also contact the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767 or visit www.healthoregon.org/hab and select "Algae Bloom Advisories," for information regarding advisories issued or lifted for the season.

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Motorcyclist Collides with Pizza Delivery Vehicle ***Update Drivers Identified*** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/05/14
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Deputies have identified yesterday's crash victim as Joshua Rich, age 31 of Silverton. According to several witnesses Mr. Rich was driving his 2007 Harley Davidson recklessly prior to striking Alex Hoefler, age 26 of Salem who was in the process of making a turn to deliver a pizza in his 1994 Honda Civic.

The Sheriff's Office does not intend to comment any further regarding Mr. Rich's condition and investigators say that no citations will be issued.

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A motorcyclist who collided with a vehicle has been transported to the Salem Hospital with what deputies are calling life threatening injuries. The motorcyclist was west bound on Silverton Road near Lardon Road, when an east bound pizza delivery vehicle turned in front of the motorcyclist.

When deputies arrived they could see the motorcyclist had a serious leg injury with life threatening bleeding. Deputy Casey Burnham and Deputy Mary Patzer reacted quickly and applied a combat application tourniquet to the man's leg which immediately ceased the bleeding. The deputies continued to access the man's injuries until an ambulance arrived. The driver of the pizza delivery vehicle was not injured.

The Sheriff's Office will release the involved parties' names and any additional details regarding the crash tomorrow. The roadway has been reopened and all deputies have left the scene.


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Fire Update - Tuesday, August 05, 2014 - Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/05/14
Fire Update - Tuesday, August 05, 2014 - Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF)

Large Fires within ODF protection:

New large fires:
None reported.

Updates:

Southwest Oregon District:
Beaver Complex (Salt Creek and Oregon Gulch Fires):
The 155 acre Salt Creek Fire is 87% contained. This lightning caused fire 20 miles northwest of Medford started July 30.

The Oregon Gulch Fire covering 36,568 acres (9,464 in California) is 30% contained. Lightning also caused this fire, 15 miles east of Ashland, on July 30.

Personnel and Equipment: 61 crews, 37 dozers, 25 water tenders, and 1,573 personnel
Evacuations: Were reduced from level 3 "go" evacuate to level 2 "be set" to evacuate on a moment's notice or voluntarily evacuate now on some areas in Jackson and Klamath counties.
Buildings: 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

More information:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-488-7726 (New Phone Number)
California Fire Information Number: 530-842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - http://www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - http://tinyurl.com/ljzak8a


Northeast Oregon District:
5 Mile Fire: a 4,000 acre fire is 5% contained. It started August 3 and is 20 miles northeast of Enterprise and 2 miles south of Imnaha.

Personnel and Equipment: Oregon IMT 3, a Type II team, under Incident Commander Doug Johnson
took command of this and the Somers Fire at 0600 today.
Evacuations: Wallowa County Sheriff Office issued a Level 1 "Get Ready" evacuation notice to the Imnaha community at 6AM today. The fire is about 2 miles south of Imnaha.
More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/.

Central Oregon District:
South Fork Complex (Murderers Creek South and Buck Fork Fires): these July 31 lightning caused fires cover 28,800 acres are 15% contained (Murderers Creek covers over 23,000 acres.)

Personnel: 463
More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/
Fire Information Office Phone: 1-866-347-0636
southforkcomplex.blogspot.com
southforkcomplex@gmail.com

Haystack Complex - 100% contained (included Haystack Fire, Throop Fire, Steet Fire, Hog Ridge Fire, School House Fire, Beard Canyon Fire, Stahl Fire)
More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4020/.

Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon

More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.
Workplace safety and health event coming to Bend/Former NASA astronaut featured as keynote speaker
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 08/05/14
(Salem) - The Central Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Conference is coming to Bend on Sept. 24-25, 2014, with the theme "Launch safety and health to greater heights." The conference is being held at the Riverhouse Convention Center.

Oregon's Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA), a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, encourages workers and employers to attend the event to help improve safety and health performance. The training can help organizations reduce injuries and accidents, and decrease workers' compensation costs.

Keynote speaker and retired NASA astronaut Mike Mullane will present "Stopping Normalization of Deviance," on Wednesday, Sept. 24. His program will focus on the lessons learned from the space shuttle Challenger tragedy, enlightening audience members on the dangers of an incremental "creep" away from best practices.

"Many people use the word accident to describe what are actually predictable surprises (the correct description of the Challenger disaster)," Mullane said. "In the autopsy of these surprises, there are always found to be long-term indications of imminent disaster. But, for various reasons, these warnings were normalized as acceptable to the team."

The event will also feature workshops specifically designed for fire and emergency services, created in partnership with the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association.

Some of the other topics featured at this year's conference include:
* Job hazard analysis
* Confined space - regulatory update
* Safety communication
* Disaster preparedness and emergency planning

Registration for the two-day event is $135, with an optional pre-conference workshop for $65. For more information about the conference or to register, call Oregon OSHA's Conference Section, 503-378-3272 or 888-292-5247 (toll-free), then option one or visit the Conferences webpage at www.orosha.org/conferences.

The conference is a joint effort of the Central Oregon Safety and Health Association and Oregon OSHA, with additional support from the Oregon and Central Oregon Fire Chiefs Associations and Bend Fire and Rescue.

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Oregon OSHA, a division of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, enforces the state's workplace safety and health rules and works to improve workplace safety and health for all Oregon workers. The Department of Consumer and Business Services is Oregon's largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. For more information, visit www.orosha.org.
Update #2: Driver Dies From Injuries Sustained in July 24th Traffic Crash - Southside Bypass at Homedale Road in Klamath Falls (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/05/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation following the reported death of a driver involved in a July 24, 2014 two-vehicle traffic crash on Southside Bypass (Highway 140 East) at Homedale Road in Klamath County. OSP was notified that JOHN GILMAN, age 41, from Klamath Falls, died August 3 at the hospital.

Previously released information indicated on July 24, 2014, at approximately 2:03 p.m., OSP troopers and local emergency responders were dispatched to a two car crash on Southside Bypass at Homedale Road. Emergency responders extricated both drivers and a passenger from the two vehicles, who were immediately transported to the Sky Lakes Medical Center by ambulance. GILMAN, was then transferred by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with critical injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicates a GMC pickup driven by GILMAN was eastbound on South Side Bypass and made a left turn in front of a westbound Dodge pickup with two occupants. The Dodge pickup driven by RANDALL M. DUVAL, age 61, from Tulelake, California, struck the passenger side of the GMC pickup.

GILMAN was listed in critical condition at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend until his death. He was not using safety restraints.

DUVALL and 65-year old female passenger, LYNN TANNER, received non-life threatening injuries. The driver was not using safety restraints and the passenger was using safety restraints. Both are from Tulelake, California. A dog in their vehicle was taken to a local veterinarian and later was euthanized because of its injury.

OSP Troopers from the Klamath Falls Area Command Office are continuing the investigation. Klamath County Fire District #2, ODOT and Klamath County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.

South Side Bypass was restricted to one lane of travel for approximately four hours until investigators cleared the scene.

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Update: Name Released - Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Enchanted Way SE north of Enchanted Forest in Turner (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/05/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday afternoon's three-vehicle traffic crash that resulted in serious injury to one person along Enchanted Way SE near the entrance to the Enchanted Forest theme park in Turner. The injured driver, GERALD R. LUTTRELL, age 50, from SE Salem, is in critical condition. Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor for LUTTRELL.

On August 4, 2014 at approximately 3:35 p.m., a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero sport utility vehicle driven by LUTTRELL was traveling southbound from Enchanted Way SE. The Mitsubishi began to turn left toward an entrance to an RV park when it pulled into the path of a northbound 1994 Toyota pickup. Both vehicles collided resulting the Mitsubishi rolling onto its top. A third vehicle, a 2013 Ford Explorer, was stopped on the road leading to/from the RV park and was also involved in the collision.

LUTTRELL was seriously injured and transported by LifeFlight to Salem Hospital.

No other persons were reported injured.

OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Marion County Sheriff's Office, Turner Fire District, Jefferson Fire District, and ODOT. Enchanted Way SE was closed for about two hours with traffic diverted.

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Beaver Complex Fire Update
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/05/14
Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Scott Magers, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

August 5, 2014
9:00 a.m.

Special Message: Level 3 evacuation levels in Jackson and Klamath Counties have been lowered to Level 2. Road Closures to the public are in place. Travel on closed roads will be available to residents only.

The Incident Command Post has moved to Howard Prairie Lake Resort. The phone number for fire information has changed. The new number is 541-488-7726. The public and media are asked to call back if the line is busy.
Current Situation:
Oregon Gulch Fire
Hot areas along the west side of the fire are being mopped up. Fire line along the north and east will be strengthened today. The most active part of the fire is located in the east, above the Oregon border. In light of moderate weather conditions, fire personnel will have an opportunity to construct line directly along the fire to keep it from continuing to move east.

The Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office have assigned the Incident Management Blue Team and structural task forces to protect homes within the Green Springs Fire District area. Task forces from Lane, Benton and Linn Counties are assisting with structure protection.

Salt Creek Fire
Fire personnel working on the Salt Creek Fire have made significant progress on mopping up the fire.

Weather and Fire Behavior: Monsoonal moisture will linger this morning, but will begin to shift southeast of the Oregon Gulch Fire this afternoon. Scattered showers.


Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 87%
Size: 155 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 30%
Size: 36,568 acres (9,464 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Oregon Wildland Resources Include: 1 Type Crew, 43 Type 2 hand crews, 6 Camp Crews, 51 engines, 25 dozers, 22 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California Resources Include: 12 dozers, 10 engines, and 3 water tenders.

Air Resources: 14 helicopters and 2 air tankers.

Total Personnel: 1573

Evacuation Orders by County:

Jackson County
Addresses from the 6,000 block on Copco Road and south to the Oregon border will change from a Level 3 Evacuation to Level 2 Evacuation. Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" to evacuate. You must be prepared to leave at a moment's Notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. Copco Road from the junction with Highway 66 is closed to public traffic.

Klamath County
The Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border will change from a Level 3 Evacuation to a Level 2 Evacuation. This includes Topsy Grade Road, Picard Road, and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon. Current roadblocks are at Topsy Grade Road and John C. Boyle Dam, south of Highway 66.

Siskiyou County
Contact Siskiyou County for more information.

For the Complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - http://www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - http://www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - http://tinyurl.com/ljzak8a
Beaver Complex Fire Update
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/05/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Scott Magers, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-488-7726 (New Phone Number)
California Fire Information Number: 530-842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

August 5, 2014
9:00 a.m.


Special Message: Level 3 evacuation levels in Jackson and Klamath Counties have been lowered to Level 2. Road Closures to the public are in place. Travel on closed roads will be available to residents only.

The Incident Command Post has moved to Howard Prairie Lake Resort. The phone number for fire information has changed. The new number is 541-488-7726. The public and media are asked to call back if the line is busy.
Current Situation:
Oregon Gulch Fire
Hot areas along the west side of the fire are being mopped up. Fire line along the north and east will be strengthened today. The most active part of the fire is located in the east, above the Oregon border. In light of moderate weather conditions, fire personnel will have an opportunity to construct line directly along the fire to keep it from continuing to move east.

The Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office have assigned the Incident Management Blue Team and structural task forces to protect homes within the Green Springs Fire District area. Task forces from Lane, Benton and Linn Counties are assisting with structure protection.

Salt Creek Fire
Fire personnel working on the Salt Creek Fire have made significant progress on mopping up the fire.

Weather and Fire Behavior: Monsoonal moisture will linger this morning, but will begin to shift southeast of the Oregon Gulch Fire this afternoon. Scattered showers.


Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR Percent Contained: 87%
Size: 155 acres Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR Percent Contained: 30% Size: 36,568 acres (9,464 acres in California) Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14



Oregon Wildland Resources Include: 1 Type Crew, 43 Type 2 hand crews, 6 Camp Crews, 51 engines, 25 dozers, 22 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California Resources Include: 12 dozers, 10 engines, and 3 water tenders.

Air Resources: 14 helicopters and 2 air tankers.

Total Personnel: 1573

Evacuation Orders by County:

Jackson County
Addresses from the 6,000 block on Copco Road and south to the Oregon border will change from a Level 3 Evacuation to Level 2 Evacuation. Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" to evacuate. You must be prepared to leave at a moment's Notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. Copco Road from the junction with Highway 66 is closed to public traffic.

Klamath County
The Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border will change from a Level 3 Evacuation to a Level 2 Evacuation. This includes Topsy Grade Road, Picard Road, and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon. Current roadblocks are at Topsy Grade Road and John C. Boyle Dam, south of Highway 66.

Siskiyou County
Contact Siskiyou County for more information.

For the Complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - http://www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - http://www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Siskiyou County Pollution Control District - http://tinyurl.com/ljzak8a






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BPA's credit ratings affirmed, bond sale will save BPA rate payers millions of dollars
Bonneville Power Administration - 08/04/14
Portland, Ore. - The three major credit rating agencies affirmed the ratings on BPA-backed debt last week, paving the way for Energy Northwest, with BPA's support and encouragement, to issue refinancing bonds that will result in substantial savings for the benefit of BPA's ratepayers.

Energy Northwest will refinance approximately $321 million of outstanding debt associated with Energy Northwest's never-completed nuclear Projects 1 and 3. That debt would otherwise be repaid in fiscal year 2014, but the repayment date is being extended by means of the new Energy Northwest Projects 1 and 3 bonds to more closely match the original expected useful lives of the projects.

This "regional cooperation debt" transaction will free-up funds that BPA expects to use to prepay equal amounts of higher-interest rate federal debt and thereby obtain approximately $130 million of present value savings. Regional cooperation debt refers to existing debt associated with the Columbia Generating Station and projects 1 and 3 that also serve as a regional financial resource, providing remarkable debt management opportunities to lower costs of power for the benefit of the Pacific Northwest.

This transaction is part of a larger debt restructuring proposal that could allow BPA to lower its Federal Columbia River Power System interest expense and reduce the weighted average maturity of BPA's overall debt portfolio -- which includes Energy Northwest bonds, BPA's appropriations repayment responsibilities and the bonds BPA issues to the United States Treasury, among other items. This transaction is expected to price on Aug. 5 and close on Aug. 21.

"Debt management measures such as this one have saved, and can continue to save, rate payer money," said Javier Fernandez, BPA acting Treasury manager. "They can also provide us capital spending flexibility, which is important as we undertake capital intensive efforts to preserve and enhance the value of our hydro and transmission infrastructure."

Similar efforts in the past helped BPA preserve and restore $2 billion in U.S. Treasury borrowing authority and saved $500 million in interest.

Energy Northwest, also with BPA's support, may in the future refinance approximately $1.4 billion aggregate principal amount of outstanding regional cooperation debt that would otherwise mature in fiscal years 2015-2018. These possible future transactions would be similar to the 2014 regional cooperation debt transaction and could provide similar economic benefits. If the entire proposal is implemented, the projected savings would reduce BPA's aggregate interest cost and restore valuable U.S. Treasury borrowing authority, an essential element in financing necessary capital investments in the Federal Columbia River Power System. Broad regional support led to the 2014 transaction and BPA believes that regional support appears to be building for the future possible regional cooperation debt transactions.

"BPA is extremely appreciative of the leadership of the Energy Northwest executive board and the management and staff of Energy Northwest for grappling with these refinancing efforts for the region," added Fernandez.

The three bond rating agencies affirmed ratings on BPA-backed debt include:
Standard & Poor's (AA-), Moody's (Aa1) and Fitch (AA).

BPA is a nonprofit federal agency that markets renewable hydropower from 31 federal hydro projects in the Columbia Basin and power from Energy Northwest's Columbia Generating Station. BPA also operates three-quarters of high-voltage transmission line capacity in the Northwest and funds one of the largest wildlife protection and restoration programs in the world. BPA and its partners have also saved enough electricity through energy efficiency projects to power four large American cities. For more information, contact us at 503-230-5131 or visit www.bpa.gov.

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Oregon National Guard to assist with fire-fighting efforts south of Grants Pass
Oregon Military Department - 08/04/14
SALEM, Ore. - The Oregon National Guard's Aviation unit is scheduled to assist with the ongoing firefighting efforts south of Grants Pass.

The Beaver Complex fire is located about 21 miles southeast of Ashland.

Two HH-60M Blackhawk helicopters, two CH-47D Chinook helicopters, and a UH-72A Lakota have been committed to the mission. Aviation crews and support personnel have been mobilized to a helibase in the Beaver Complex area.

Weather forecasters call for hot conditions in the area of the fire. On-site incident commanders will determine how best to use Oregon National Guard assets and personnel.

For information and specifications on the aircraft being used for this mission, visit: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/rotary/a/uh60blackhawk.htm
http://www.boeing.com/boeing/rotorcraft/military/ch47d/
http://www.army-technology.com/projects/uh-72a-lakota/
Preliminary Information: Minor Injury Chip Truck Crash into Slough off Highway 101 near Coos Bay (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/04/14
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A chip truck driver received minor injuries Monday morning after crashing off Highway 101 into a slough near Coos Bay. Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating the cause of the crash and the highway has partial lane blockage in both directions.

Preliminary information indicates on August 4, 2014 at approximately 10:48 a.m., a report was received of a commercial truck crash along Highway 101 near Shinglehouse Road about two miles north of the Highway 42 junction. A truck pulling a trailer loaded with wood chips was northbound when it traveled off the highway between the north and southbound lanes. The truck came to rest in the slough and the trailer broke apart spilling wood chips in the water and on the bank.

The 43-year old male driver received minor injuries. He is being taken by his employer to a local hospital for a medical examination.

Approximately 100 feet of guardrail was damaged in the crash. ODOT personnel are on scene accessing damage and assisting with traffic control. Traffic updates available on TripCheck.com.

An estimated 100 gallons of diesel has spilled into the water. DEQ, Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS), US Coast Guard and a hazardous material response team have been notified for response.

OSP is also assisted at the scene by Coos County Sheriff's Office and a local tow company to remove the vehicles.

No other information for release.

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ODF Daily Fire Update - Monday, August 4, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/04/14
This is an Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) fire update for Monday, August 4, 2014

FIRES
Lightning continues to move through parts of Oregon, igniting fires in those areas of the state on all ownerships. Firefighting agencies are busy doing initial attack on fires that have been identified, and reconnaissance for other possible fire starts. Lightning continues in the forecast in specific locations throughout today and tomorrow.

As fire starts continue on all jurisdictions, ODF is actively securing additional resources and engaging in aggressive initial attack on ODF-protected forestlands throughout the state, so that fire-starts can quickly be brought under control and resources can then be re-deployed where they are most needed next.

Fire season 2014 continues to be challenging and, particularly with the ever-present lightning, ODF appreciates the public's help in being fire-safe while recreating or working on any of Oregon's forestlands. Additional human-caused fire-starts will only result in taxing the already-challenged firefighting resources and agencies in Oregon - as well as throughout the Pacific Northwest and Northern California.

Large fires currently burning within ODF's protection jurisdiction include:
Northeast Oregon District - Wallowa Unit: The 5 Mile Fire, started on August 3, 2014 [lightning], is located 20 miles northeast of Enterprise [two miles south of the community of Imnaha] in the Imnaha River drainage. The fire is currently approximately 1,800 acres, burning in steep terrain in grass and timber, on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, as well as approximately 100 acres of ODF-protected private forestlands in the area. ODF assisted with initial attack on Sunday afternoon and evening, and continues to assist on this fire. Among the numerous Initial attack air resources is one VLAT (very large air tanker). The fire is burning in very rugged terrain and difficult to attack with ground crews. An interagency team, Oregon Incident Management Team 3 (Incident Commander Doug Johnson), is arriving late today, Monday, August 4th, to assume command of the fire either this evening or Tuesday morning. Structures are potentially threatened in the town of Imnaha and in the Imnaha River drainage. In addition, the Idaho Power transmission line is imminently threatened. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4048/
Central Oregon District - John Day Unit: The South Fork Complex [lightning] is located approximately 20 miles south of John Day, burning approximately 20,000 acres in the area of the South Fork of the John Day River. The Murderers Creek Fire is burning on Bureau of Land Management, Malheur National Forest, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and private forestlands. In addition to the ODF responsibility for the private forestlands affected by this fire, ODF is also the jurisdictional agency on the ODFW lands (of which approximately 1000 acres have been impacted by this fire), however, they are actually protected by the BLM under a formal agreement. Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4 (Incident Commander Brian Watts) assumed command of this complex on August 2, and the Incident Command Post has been set up at Gander Ranch near Dayville. Additional resources have been ordered. Information on this complex: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/.

Southwest Oregon District: The Beaver Complex consists of two lightning-started fires: the Salt Creek Fire, 20 miles northwest of Medford, and the Oregon Gulch Fire, 15 miles east of Ashland in the proximity of the Soda Mountain Wilderness. This fire is under Unified Command consisting of the Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 2 - Chris Cline, Incident Commander, the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Scott Magers, Incident Commander, and CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander.

* The Salt Creek Fire is 155 acres and 80 percent contained. Today, fire personnel will continue mopping up from the outer perimeter of the fire.

* The Oregon Gulch Fire is 36,568 acres (9,464 acres in California) and 20 percent contained. Yesterday, fire personnel made excellent progress on the fire. Firefighters have started line construction on the northeast side of the fire and are working their way from the Jackson/Klamath County line towards the Oregon-California border. Contingency lines are being constructed to follow road systems that prevent fire spread to the north and east. It will be a few degrees cooler today with an elevated inversion remaining much of the day. Tonight, gusty winds are expected. Weather conditions are conducive to fireline construction and containment of the fire. The Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office have structural task forces protecting homes within the Green Springs Fire District area. Evacuation notices remain in place at locations in Jackson and Klamath counties in OR, as well as Siskiyou County, CA. Information on this complex: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/.

Central Oregon District - John Day Unit: Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 1 (Incident Commander John Buckman) assumed command of the lightning-started fires in the Haystack Complex on July 31, 2014. The Incident Command Post is located at Spray and the fires, on private lands, are full suppression fires. Current status: Total of 1,814 acres in seven fires, 95 percent contained. Unless something unanticipated occurs, transfer of management of the complex back to the local district is planned for Tuesday morning, August 5, 2014. Today is the last planned big push day to complete mop-up on the Haystack, Steet, School House, Beard Canyon, and Stahl fires. Throop and Hog Ridge fires currently meet mop-up standards. The remaining five fires are expected to meet these standards by 6:00 p.m. today. Fires included within this complex are: The Haystack Fire, three miles northeast of Spray and mapped at 1,120 acres; the Throop Fire, three miles northeast of Dayville and mapped at 490 acres; the Steet Fire, seven miles northeast of Monument and mapped at 50 acres; the Hog Ridge Fire, nine miles northwest of Dayville and mapped at 55 acres; the School House Fire, six miles east of Monument and mapped at 73 acres; the Beard Canyon Fire, nine miles south of Fossil and mapped at 12 acres; and the Stahl Fire, 14 miles east of Fossil mapped at 14 acres. Information on this complex: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4020/.

Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon
More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

Jeri Chase | Public Information Officer
General Media Contact
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State St., Salem, OR 97310

Desk 503-945-7201
Cell 503-931-2721
jchase@odf.state.or.us
American Red Cross encourages blood donations leading into Labor Day weekend
American Red Cross Blood Services - 08/04/14
(see downloadable file for a list of upcoming blood donation opportunities in the area)

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.

Blood donations often decline during the summer months, particularly around summer holidays. With school starting back up and summer activities coming to an end, there is still time for eligible donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this summer.

To encourage donations over the Labor Day holiday weekend, all donors who come out to donate blood August 30 through September 1, will receive a Red Cross mason jar tumbler, while supplies last.

To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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Beaver Complex Fire Update
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/04/14
Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Scott Magers, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

August 4, 2014
9:00 a.m.

Special Message: The public is encouraged to be respectful of evacuation orders. The orders are in place for public and firefighter safety. Public entry into closed areas can hamper the firefighting effort by slowing response to the fire.

A Red Flag Warning will be in effect from 11:00 a.m. this morning to 2 a.m. Tuesday morning for abundant lightning and dry fuels.
Current Situation:
Oregon Gulch Fire
Fire personnel made excellent progress on the fire. Firefighters have started line construction on the northeast side of the fire and are working their way from the Jackson/Klamath County line towards the Oregon-California border. Contingency lines are being constructed to follow road systems that prevent fire spread to the north and east.

The Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office have assigned the Incident Management Blue Team and structural task forces to protect homes within the Green Springs Fire District area. Task forces arrived from Lane, Benton and Linn Counties.

Salt Creek Fire
Fire personnel working on the Salt Creek Fire will continue mopping up from the outer perimeter of the fire.

Weather and Fire Behavior: It will be a few degrees cooler today with an elevated inversion remaining much of the day. Tonight, gusty winds are expected. Weather conditions are conducive to fireline construction and containment of the fire.

For information on smoke conditions and health effects in California, visit Siskiyou County Pollution Control District (http://tinyurl.com/ljzak8a), the National Interagency Real-Time Smoke Monitoring Network (http://app.airsis.com/usfs/fleet.aspx) or the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (http://ncuaqmd.org/).Residents are encouraged to visit the "Protect Yourself from Smoke" website for smoke protection information http://www.cdc.gov/Features/Wildfires/.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 80%
Size: 155 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14



Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 20%
Size: 36,568 acres (9,464 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Oregon Wildland Resources Include: 40 Type 2 hand crews, 6 Camp Crews, 44 engines, 22 dozers, 17 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California Resources Include: 10 dozers, 20 engines, 4 Type 1 crews, and 3 water tenders.

Air Resources: 14 helicopters and 2 air tankers.

Total Personnel: 1280

Evacuation Orders by County:

Jackson County
There is still a Level One Evacuation for residents living along Highway 66 in Oregon. The addresses include anyone living between the 11,000 and the 22,000 block of Highway 66. This is on the Ashland side and does not impact people living in Keno!

Level One Evacuation means "Be Ready" for a potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

Portions of Copco Road remain under a Level 3 Evacuation.

Klamath County
Klamath County Sheriff's Office issued a Level 3 evacuation order. The order is for the Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border. This includes Topsy Grade Road and Picard Road and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon.

Siskiyou County
Mandatory evacuations (terminology used by Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office) are in place one mile east of the town of Copco to Beaver Creek only on the north side of Copco Lake. An evacuation center has been established and remains open at the Jackson Street Elementary School located at 405 Jackson Street in Yreka. The evacuation center can also accommodate small animals and livestock.

For the Complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - http://www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - http://www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Retirement Security Town Hall with Ted Wheeler Eugene, OR 8/5/14 (Photo)
AARP Oregon - 08/04/14
Ted Wheeler, Oregon Treasurer
Ted Wheeler, Oregon Treasurer
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Join State Treasurer Ted Wheeler and AARP for a Lane County town hall on Retirement Security

Date: August 5
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Place: Lane Community College downtown Small Business Development Center (101 W 10th Ave, Eugene).

One of the key issues facing Oregonians right now is how risky, confusing, and out of reach saving for retirement can be. Almost 50% of Oregonians don't have a retirement program offered at their work, and this means the state could face a retirement challenge in the near future. Oregon needs a system that makes it easy and simple for you to secure your money and your future. Giving every working Oregonian an easy way to save for retirement will provide security for individuals, families and our community. This is an important issue for all generations.

Join us for a conversation with the state treasurer on this important issue. And if you haven't been able to save for retirement, we'd like to hear you story - please write to oraarp@aarp.org. Learn more at Take Charge of Your Future


Attached Media Files: Ted Wheeler, Oregon Treasurer
Albany Man Drowns in the Willamette River near the Crystal Lake Boat Ramp in Corvallis
Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/04/14
On Sunday, August 3, 2014, at about 5:53 pm, Benton County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a person who had gone underwater in the Willamette River and had did not return to the surface. The Corvallis Fire Department boat also responded. At about 7:24 pm, the body of Lee Roy Allen Dow, 24 years old, from Albany, Oregon, was recovered by divers from the Linn County Sheriff's Office and the Albany Fire Department. He had gone into the Willamette River at the Crystal Lake Boat Ramp on an inflatable inner tube. He was not wearing a personal floatation device. Witnesses said he slipped off the inner tube for an unknown reason, went into the river, and a short time later, went underwater and did not come back to the surface. He was located near the place where he was last seen going underwater.
The Benton County Sheriff's Office would like to remind the public that the rivers are a dangerous place to recreate. The public should always safely plan their trips, including wear personal floatation devices, sound producing devices, letting a third party know the duration and location of their trip, bringing a charged cell phone in a waterproof bag, etc.
Registration open for Free Finding Work@50+ workshop in Eugene, August 12th
AARP Oregon - 08/04/14
CLACKAMAS, OREGON -- While Oregon's job growth has increased 3% in the last six months, for laid-off or otherwise unemployed workers 50 years of age and older, the prospects for employment are still dismal.

"Almost half of older job seekers were among the long-term unemployed, whose chances of finding jobs, particularly good jobs, remain problematic," said Sara Rix, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor for AARP's Public Policy Institute. "And while older workers have a lower unemployment rate overall, the ones who lose their jobs can find the long hunt for work unbearable."

That's why AARP Oregon is bringing one of its most popular signature events to Eugene in August. "Finding Work@50+: Yes You Can!" will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church on August 12th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Held in conjunction with Workforce Lane County, Goodwill Job Connection, Worksource Lane, Lane Community College, and Experience Works, the workshop has an impressive lineup of speakers. The keynote, The 21st Century Workforce, will be delivered by Sarah Biggers, CEO of Experience Works, a Virginia-based national non-profit that helps low-income seniors, get the training they need to find good jobs in their local communities.

"Older individuals bring so many attributes to the workplace. Employers can increase their competitive advantage by developing an intergenerational workforce. Likewise, seasoned workers can increase their value as employees by retooling and developing new skills," noted Biggers. "Advances in technology and the aging of the population will increase opportunities in every job sector and set the stage for a bright future for older workers."

"Many 50+ workers need to work to pay their monthly expenses, but some older workers need to work because they haven't saved enough for retirement," concluded Joyce DeMonnin, director of Public Outreach for AARP Oregon.

Nationally about half of workers have $25,000 or less saved for retirement. (http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2014/03/18/retirement-confidence-survey-savings/6432241)

Finding Work@50+: Yes You Can! includes workshops on finding the hidden job market, resume writing, boosting interview skills, using social media, and available resources in Lane County for job training. Please join us for this valuable program and hear the stories of likely job candidates and their struggles while unemployed.

This event is open to members and non-members of AARP. To register, call 877-926-8300 or visit. http://tinyurl.com/mzpxblh.
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AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.
Beaver Complex Update - Monday, August 4, 2014 @ 9 a.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/04/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update
Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Scott Magers, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-826-1599
California Fire Information Number: 530-842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

August 4, 2014
9:00 a.m.


Special Message: The public is encouraged to be respectful of evacuation orders. The orders are in place for public and firefighter safety. Public entry into closed areas can hamper the firefighting effort by slowing response to the fire.

A Red Flag Warning will be in effect from 11:00 a.m. this morning to 2 a.m. Tuesday morning for abundant lightning and dry fuels.
Current Situation:
Oregon Gulch Fire
Fire personnel made excellent progress on the fire. Firefighters have started line construction on the northeast side of the fire and are working their way from the Jackson/Klamath County line towards the Oregon-California border. Contingency lines are being constructed to follow road systems that prevent fire spread to the north and east.

The Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office have assigned the Incident Management Blue Team and structural task forces to protect homes within the Green Springs Fire District area. Task forces arrived from Lane, Benton and Linn Counties.

Salt Creek Fire
Fire personnel working on the Salt Creek Fire will continue mopping up from the outer perimeter of the fire.

Weather and Fire Behavior: It will be a few degrees cooler today with an elevated inversion remaining much of the day. Tonight, gusty winds are expected. Weather conditions are conducive to fireline construction and containment of the fire.

For information on smoke conditions and health effects in California, visit Siskiyou County Pollution Control District (http://tinyurl.com/ljzak8a), the National Interagency Real-Time Smoke Monitoring Network (http://app.airsis.com/usfs/fleet.aspx) or the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (http://ncuaqmd.org/).Residents are encouraged to visit the "Protect Yourself from Smoke" website for smoke protection information http://www.cdc.gov/Features/Wildfires/.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 80%
Size: 155 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14



Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 20%
Size: 36,568 acres (9,464 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Oregon Wildland Resources Include: 40 Type 2 hand crews, 6 Camp Crews, 44 engines, 22 dozers, 17 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California Resources Include: 10 dozers, 20 engines, 4 Type 1 crews, and 3 water tenders.

Air Resources: 14 helicopters and 2 air tankers.

Total Personnel: 1280

Evacuation Orders by County:

Jackson County
There is still a Level One Evacuation for residents living along Highway 66 in Oregon. The addresses include anyone living between the 11,000 and the 22,000 block of Highway 66. This is on the Ashland side and does not impact people living in Keno!

Level One Evacuation means "Be Ready" for a potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

Portions of Copco Road remain under a Level 3 Evacuation.

Klamath County
Klamath County Sheriff's Office issued a Level 3 evacuation order. The order is for the Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border. This includes Topsy Grade Road and Picard Road and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon.

Siskiyou County
Mandatory evacuations (terminology used by Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office) are in place one mile east of the town of Copco to Beaver Creek only on the north side of Copco Lake. An evacuation center has been established and remains open at the Jackson Street Elementary School located at 405 Jackson Street in Yreka. The evacuation center can also accommodate small animals and livestock.

For the Complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - http://www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - http://www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov


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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 211 north of Colton in Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/04/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of a Sunday afternoon's single vehicle traffic crash along Highway 211 between Colton and Estacada that turned fatal after a passenger died at a Portland area hospital.

On August 3, 2014 at approximately 4:56 p.m., a 2006 Subaru Legacy driven by ALICE M. SCHWEITZER, age 81, from Boring, was traveling northbound on Highway 211 near milepost 26 when it went off the highway, onto a grassy embankment and then flipped onto its top. Both occupants were extricated by responding firefighters from Estacada and Colton.

ALICE SCHWEITZER was transported by AMR ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Passenger/husband DONALD SCHWEITZER, age 86, was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center where he later died. Both were using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Driver fatigued is identified as a contributing factor. Trooper Cameron Bailey is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Colton Rural Fire District #70, Estacada Rural Fire District #69, Molalla Rural Fire Protection District #73 ambulance, and AMR ambulance.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Haystack Complex - Morning, Monday, August 4, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/04/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander

Haystack Complex
Morning Update
August 4, 2014, 8:00 a.m.


This will be the last update from Oregon Department of Forestry, Incident Management Team 1. The transfer of management of the fire to a Type 3 Team is planned for Tuesday morning, August 5, 2014.

Today is the last planned big push day to complete mop up on the Haystack, Steet, School House, Beard Canyon, and Stahl fires. The firefighters will searching out the remaining hot spots and constructing waterbars on containment lines to minimize the effect of seasonal precipitation. Rick Harvey, Operations Section Chief said "let's leave it in good shape for the District."

At this morning's briefing John Buckman, Incident Commander listed off the District's objectives when the team took over management of the fire and noted that they had all been met. Buckman added a hardy "thank you" for all the good work completed and finished wishing the firefighters "good luck and be safe as you move forward this summer."

Throop and Hog Ridge fires currently meet Oregon Department of Forestry, Central Oregon District mop up standards. The remaining five fires are expected to meet these standards by 6:00 p.m. today.

The fires of the Haystack Complex are:
* Haystack, 1,120 acres, three miles northeast of Spray
* Throop, 490 acres, three miles northeast of Dayville
* Steet, 50 acres, seven miles northeast on Monument
* Hog Ridge, 55 acres, nine miles northwest of Dayville
* School House, 73 acres, six miles east of Monument
* Beard Canyon,12 acres, nine miles south of Fossil
* Stahl, 14 acres, 14 miles east of Fossil

Cooperators on the fires are: Wheeler County Sheriff's Office, Grant County Sheriff's Office, Spray Volunteer Fire Department, Fossil Volunteer Fire Department, Wheeler County Fire and Rescue, Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon Department of Transportation, United States Forest Service, United States Bureau of Land Management.


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Fire at a Glance

Size: 1,814 acres (7 fires)
Location: Spray, Oregon
Containment: 98%
Cause: Lightning
Fuels: Juniper, brush, grass
Personnel: 338
Crews: 11
Engines: 17
Dozers: 3
Water Tenders: 3
Helicopters: 2
Estimated Cost: $1,723,881
Evacuations: None
Structures: 0
Closures/Restrictions: None
Announcements: None

For More Information: 503-758-8253
Southern Oregon Fires May Impact Klamath Boating Sites
Oregon Marine Board - 08/04/14
The Oregon State Marine Board urges boaters to check fire conditions before traveling to, or launching in, waterways where active fires are burning.

Klamath County Sheriff marine patrol officers report that a growing wildfire near the Klamath River southwest of Klamath Falls is spreading rapidly and may result in boating access closures and could endanger people on the river. "Conditions may appear clear upstream of the fire, but that doesn't mean it's safe," said Randy Henry, Boating Safety Program Manager for the Marine Board. More lightning storms could spark additional fires, so rafters, kayakers and other boaters should check reports frequently throughout southern Oregon before launching.

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08/03/14
Beaver Complex update - Aug. 3, evening
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/03/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Scott Magers, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-826-1599
California Fire Information Number: 530-842-2266
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

August 3, 2014
9:30 p.m.

Special Message: The public is encouraged to use extra precautions when traveling on narrow, fire access roads. Fire engines, bulldozers and tenders will be in the area. At times it may be safest to pull over or stop to allow fire traffic to pass. Use headlights at all times. Roads are narrow, dusty and smoky.

Highway 66 is open. Green Springs can be accessed by the public.

Current Situation:

Oregon Gulch Fire
Fire personnel made excellent progress on the fire. Fire spread was minimal. Firefighters have started line construction on the northeast side of the fire and are working their way from the Jackson/Klamath County line towards the Oregon-California border. Contingency lines are being constructed to follow road systems that prevent fire spread to the north and east.

The Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office have assigned the Incident Management Blue Team and structural task forces to protect homes within the Green Springs Fire District area. Task forces arrived from Lane, Benton and Linn Counties.

Salt Creek Fire
Fire personnel working on the Salt Creek Fire will continue mopping up from the outer perimeter of the fire.

Weather and Fire Behavior: Tonight's weather for the Oregon Gulch Fire will be similar to last night, with cooler temperatures and rising humidity. Weather for the Salt Creek Fire weather will show little change as well; however, winds will be gusty. On Monday, thunderstorms are expected in the afternoon.

For information on smoke conditions and health effects in California, visit Siskiyou County Pollution Control District (http://tinyurl.com/ljzak8a), the National Interagency Real-Time Smoke Monitoring Network (http://app.airsis.com/usfs/fleet.aspx) or the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (http://ncuaqmd.org/).Residents are encouraged to visit the "Protect Yourself from Smoke" website for smoke protection information http://www.cdc.gov/Features/Wildfires/.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 80%
Size: 155 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 20%
Size: 36,568 acres (9,464 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Oregon Wildland Resources Include: 40 Type 2 hand crews, 6 Camp Crews, 44 engines, 22 dozers, 17 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California Resources Include: 10 dozers, 20 engines, 4 Type 1 crews, and 3 water tenders.

Air Resources: 14 helicopters and 2 air tankers.

Total Personnel: 1,280

Evacuation Orders by County:

Jackson County
There is still a Level One Evacuation for residents living along Highway 66 in Oregon. The addresses include anyone living between the 11,000 and the 22,000 block of Highway 66. This is on the Ashland side and does not impact people living in Keno!

Level One Evacuation means "Be Ready" for a potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

Portions of Copco Road remain under a Level 3 Evacuation.

Klamath County
Klamath County Sheriff's Office issued a Level 3 evacuation order. The order is for the Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border. This includes Topsy Grade Road and Picard Road and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon.

Siskiyou County
Mandatory evacuations (terminology used by Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office) are in place one mile east of the town of Copco to Beaver Creek only on the north side of Copco Lake. An evacuation center has been established and remains open at the Jackson Street Elementary School located at 405 Jackson Street in Yreka. The evacuation center can also accommodate small animals and livestock.

For the Complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - http://www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - http://www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Full Statement by the Family of Greg Smith
FBI - Oregon - 08/03/14
Note to media: We are releasing this full statement at the request of the family of Greg Smith.

"We are extremely grateful for the outpouring of sympathy and support from Cannon Beach and the surrounding communities. We would also like to thank all the law enforcement agencies for their tireless efforts. Special thanks is given to the caregivers and other support individuals for their empathy and skilled care of our whole family.


Our family is working through a very difficult time, and we would request that our privacy be respected. If, in the future, any member of the family wishes to speak with media, we will reach out directly or through police officials.

Thank you."
Beaver Complex Fire Update
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/03/14
Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Scott Magers, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-826-1599
California Fire Information Number: 530-842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

August 3, 2014
9:30 p.m.

Special Message: The public is encouraged to use extra precautions when traveling on narrow, fire access roads. Fire engines, bulldozers and tenders will be in the area. At times it may be safest to pull over or stop to allow fire traffic to pass. Use headlights at all times. Roads are narrow, dusty and smoky.

Highway 66 is open. Green Springs can be accessed by the public.
Current Situation:
Oregon Gulch Fire
Fire personnel made excellent progress on the fire. Fire spread was minimal. Firefighters have started line construction on the northeast side of the fire and are working their way from the Jackson/Klamath County line towards the Oregon-California border. Contingency lines are being constructed to follow road systems that prevent fire spread to the north and east.

The Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office have assigned the Incident Management Blue Team and structural task forces to protect homes within the Green Springs Fire District area. Task forces arrived from Lane, Benton and Linn Counties.

Salt Creek Fire
Fire personnel working on the Salt Creek Fire will continue mopping up from the outer perimeter of the fire.

Weather and Fire Behavior: Tonight's weather for the Oregon Gulch Fire will be similar to last night, with cooler temperatures and rising humidity. Weather for the Salt Creek Fire weather will show little change as well; however, winds will be gusty. On Monday, thunderstorms are expected in the afternoon.

For information on smoke conditions and health effects in California, visit Siskiyou County Pollution Control District (http://tinyurl.com/ljzak8a), the National Interagency Real-Time Smoke Monitoring Network (http://app.airsis.com/usfs/fleet.aspx) or the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (http://ncuaqmd.org/.Residents are encouraged to visit the "Protect Yourself from Smoke" website for smoke protection information http://www.cdc.gov/Features/Wildfires/.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 80%
Size: 155 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 20%
Size: 36,568 acres (9,464 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Oregon Wildland Resources Include: 40 Type 2 hand crews, 6 Camp Crews, 44 engines, 22 dozers, 17 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California Resources Include: 10 dozers, 20 engines, 4 Type 1 crews, and 3 water tenders.

Air Resources: 14 helicopters and 2 air tankers.

Total Personnel: 1280

Evacuation Orders by County:

Jackson County
There is still a Level One Evacuation for residents living along Highway 66 in Oregon. The addresses include anyone living between the 11,000 and the 22,000 block of Highway 66. This is on the Ashland side and does not impact people living in Keno!

Level One Evacuation means "Be Ready" for a potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

Portions of Copco Road remain under a Level 3 Evacuation.

Klamath County
Klamath County Sheriff's Office issued a Level 3 evacuation order. The order is for the Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border. This includes Topsy Grade Road and Picard Road and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon.

Siskiyou County
Mandatory evacuations (terminology used by Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office) are in place one mile east of the town of Copco to Beaver Creek only on the north side of Copco Lake. An evacuation center has been established and remains open at the Jackson Street Elementary School located at 405 Jackson Street in Yreka. The evacuation center can also accommodate small animals and livestock.

For the Complex, 270 homes and 50 outbuildings are threatened; 6 homes were destroyed.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
Smoke Information - http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - http://www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - http://www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Haystack Complex update - Aug. 3, evening
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/03/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander

Haystack Complex
Evening Update
August 3, 2014, 8 p.m.

Tonight is the last planned night shift for Haystack Complex fire personnel. "Be thorough," said John Flannagan, Night Operations Chief, adding "down to the last little ember." Infrared cameras will again be used assist the firefighters to see the "invisible" heat, focusing on the School House and Beard Canyon fires. Haystack resources will be available to assist local resources with the initial attack of newly detected fires.

The Throop and Hog Ridge fires were checked by infrared cameras today and have met Oregon Department of Forestry, Central Oregon District mop-up standards.

This is the first day in the past three that a new fire was not detected in the initial attack assistance area for the Complex. Without a new fire meeting, the mop-up standards on the remaining fires in the complex are anticipated by the end of day shift on Monday, August 4, 2014.

The fires of the Haystack Complex are:

* Haystack, 1,120 acres, three miles northeast of Spray
* Throop, 490 acres, three miles northeast of Dayville
* Steet, 50 acres, seven miles northeast on Monument
* Hog Ridge, 55 acres, nine miles northwest of Dayville School House, 73 acres, six miles east of Monument
* Beard Canyon,12 acres, nine miles south of Fossil
* Stahl, 14 acres, 14 miles east of Fossil

Cooperators on the fires are: Wheeler County Sheriff's Office, Grant County Sheriff's Office, Spray Volunteer Fire Department, Fossil Volunteer Fire Department, Wheeler County Fire and Rescue, Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon Department of Transportation, United States Forest Service, United States Bureau of Land Management.

FIRE AT A GLANCE
Size: 1,814 acres (7 fires)
Location: Spray, Oregon
Containment: 98%
Cause: Lightning
Fuels: Juniper, brush, grass
Personnel: 338
Hand crews: 11
Fire engines: 17
Bulldozers: 3
Water Tenders: 3
Helicopters: 2
Estimated Cost: $1,723,881
Evacuations: None
Structures: 0
Closures/Restrictions: None
Announcements: None

For More Information: 503-758-8253
Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - addition
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/03/14
The following is additional information to the Aug. 3 evening update:

Northeast Oregon District - Wallowa Unit: The Five Mile Fire was reported at 3:15 p.m. today burning on Wallowa Whitman National Forest and scattered private ODF-protected forestlands. ODF Wallowa Unit did Initial Attack on this fire, estimated at approximately 900 acres (approximately 50-75 acres on ODF protection). The fire is turned over to the forest, with ODF continuing to provide mutual aid, and an interagency Incident Management Team has been ordered and will assume command of this fire, day/time still TBD.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - Aug. 3, evening
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/03/14
FIRES
Lightning continues to move through parts of Oregon, igniting fires in those areas of the state on all ownerships. Firefighting agencies are busy doing initial attack on fires that have been identified, and reconnaissance for other possible fire starts. Lightning continues in the forecast throughout this evening and into next week.

As fire starts continue on all jurisdictions, ODF is actively securing additional resources and engaging in aggressive initial attack on ODF-protected forestlands throughout the state, so that fire-starts can quickly be brought under control and resources can then be re-deployed where they are most needed next.

Fire season 2014 continues to be challenging and, particularly with the ever-present lightning, ODF appreciates the public's help in being fire-safe while recreating or working on any of Oregon's forestlands. Additional human-caused fire-starts will only result in taxing the already-challenged firefighting resources and agencies in Oregon - as well as throughout the Pacific Northwest and Northern California.

Large fires currently burning within ODF's protection jurisdiction include:
Northeast Oregon District: The Buckaroo Flats Fire started on August 2, 2014 (lightning), and burned approximately 12 acres in timber and grass approximately 5 miles south of Ukiah. This fire is dozer-lined and in mop-up status.
Central Oregon District - John Day Unit: The South Fork Complex [lightning] is located approximately 20 miles south of John Day, burning in the area of the South Fork of the John Day River. The Murderers Creek Fire is burning on Bureau of Land Management, Malheur National Forest, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and private forestlands. In addition to the ODF responsibility for the private forestlands affected by this fire, ODF is also the jurisdictional agency on the ODFW lands, however, they are actually protected by the BLM under a formal agreement. Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4 (Incident Commander Brian Watts) assumed responsibility for management of this complex at 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, and the Incident Command Post has been set up at Gander Ranch near Dayville. Additional resources have been ordered. The South Fork Complex grew to 16,581 acres yesterday due to gusty winds and dry fuels and is 0 percent contained. The fire crossed Murderer's Creek, and is actively burning to the north and northeast. Warm moist air will remain over the fire region today allowing afternoon thunderstorms to develop. Local heavy rains with gusty outflow winds are possible. Down drainage flow may be enhanced tonight as the thermal trough is expected to remain east of the fire area. Information on this complex: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/.

Southwest Oregon District: The Beaver Complex consists of two lightning-started fires: the Salt Creek Fire, 20 miles northwest of Medford, and the Oregon Gulch Fire, 15 miles east of Ashland in the proximity of the Soda Mountain Wilderness. This fire is under Unified Command consisting of the Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 2 - Chris Cline, Incident Commander, the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Scott Magers, Incident Commander, and CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander.

* The Salt Creek Fire is 155 acres and 30 percent contained. Today, fire personnel will continue mopping up from the outer perimeter of the fire.

* The Oregon Gulch Fire is 32,477 acres (9,109 acres in California) and 10 percent contained. Today's activities include constructing fireline on the northeast side of the fire. Contingency lines will also be constructed to follow road systems that prevent fire spread to the north and east. The Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office have structural task forces protecting homes within the Green Springs Fire District area. The structural protection is being provided by agencies from across the state. High pressure remains over the region, with a weather system moving into the area bringing with it a chance of moisture with a possibility of lightning. The fire will also generate erratic winds that may develop late this afternoon. In Jackson County, evacuation notices in effect include a Level 1 Evacuation ("Get Ready") for residents living along Highway 66 in Oregon. The addresses include anyone living between the 11,000 and the 22,000 block of Highway 66. [This is on the Ashland side and does not impact people living in Keno.] A Level 3 ["Go"] Evacuation is in effect for portions of Copco Road. In Klamath County, Klamath County Sheriff's Office issued a Level 3 ["Go"] evacuation order for the Klamath River Canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border. This includes Topsy Grade Road, Picard Road, and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon. In Siskiyou County, CA, mandatory evacuations are in place one mile east of the town of Copco to Beaver Creek on the north side of Copco Lake. Information on this complex: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4042/.

Central Oregon District - John Day Unit: Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 1 (Incident Commander John Buckman) assumed command of the lightning-started fires in the Haystack Complex on July 31, 2014. The Incident Command Post is located at Spray and the fires, on private lands, are full suppression fires. Current status: Late Saturday, August 2, the Stahl Canyon fire was detected about 14 miles east of Fossil - the fourth new fire where resources from the Haystack Complex assisted the local Oregon Department of Forestry firefighters. The fire is burning in standing and down timber and, fortunately, gusty winds associated with thunderstorms did not develop over the area as predicted. Aggressive initial attack with the pre-designated initial attack task from the Complex stopped the fire at 14 acres. Today the fire will be staffed by 24 firefighters to secure the fire line. Mop up continues on the Haystack and Steet fires, and infrared cameras continue to pinpoint hot spots within the fire perimeter. Meeting mop-up standards on these fires may be delayed due to initial attack actions taken to assist local firefighting resources. Given the past three days with four new fires the goal today will be, according to John Buckman, Incident Commander "take care of the ones (fires) we know of and be ready to respond to new ones." The Haystack Fire is located three miles northeast of Spray and is currently mapped at 1,155 acres. The Throop Fire, located about three miles northeast of Dayville, is mapped at 490 acres. The Steet Fire located, seven miles northeast of Monument, is mapped at 50 acres. The Hog Ridge Fire, located nine miles northwest of Dayville, is mapped at 55 acres. The School House Fire, located six miles east of Monument, is mapped at 73 acres. The Beard Canyon Fire, nine miles south of Fossil, is mapped at 12 acres. Information on this complex: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4020/.

Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon
More information on these fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

Jeri Chase | Public Information Officer
General Media Contact
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State St., Salem, OR 97310

Desk 503-945-7201
Cell 503-931-2721
jchase@odf.state.or.us
Correction: Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 at Myrtle Creek in Douglas County
Oregon State Police - 08/03/14
Note: Correction to location. Exit 110 is about two miles north of Myrtle Creek at Boomer Hill Road interchange, not at Myrtle Creek.

***

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Sunday morning single vehicle fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 22-year old Myrtle Creek man at the southbound off-ramp from Interstate 5 about two miles north of Myrtle Creek. The victim's name is released in this update.

According to Sergeant Matt Bowersox, on August 3, 2014 at approximately 3:45 a.m., a 1993 Acura Integra operated by JOSEPH ROBERT MARTIN, age 22, from Myrtle Creek, was southbound on Interstate 5 at a high rate of speed when it struck the guardrail attenuator at exit 110. The vehicle split apart on impact and the operator was ejected.

Myrtle Creek Police Department was first on scene and found MARTIN deceased. The victim was not using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Senior Trooper Mark Moore is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Myrtle Creek Police Department and Douglas County Fire District #2.

No photographs for release.

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Beaver Complex Fire Update - Aug. 3, morning
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/03/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Scott Magers, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-826-1599
California Fire Information Number: 530-842-2266
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

August 3, 2014, 8 a.m.

Special Message: The public is encouraged to use extra precautions when traveling on narrow, fire access roads. Fire engines, bulldozers and tenders will be in the area. At times it may be safest to pull over or stop to allow fire traffic to pass. Use headlights at all times. Roads are narrow, dusty and smoky.

Highway 66 is open. Green Springs can be accessed by the public.

Current Situation:

Oregon Gulch Fire
Fire personnel have constructed fireline around the south and west sides of the fire. Today's activities will include constructing fireline on the northeast side of the fire. Contingency lines will also be constructed to follow road systems with an aim to prevent fire spread to the north and east.

The Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office has structural task forces protecting homes within the Green Springs Fire District area.The structural protection is being provided by agencies from across the state.

High pressure remains over the region with a weather system moving into the area bringing with it a chance of moisture with a possibility of lightning. The fire will also generate erratic winds that may develop late this afternoon.

Salt Creek Fire
Fire personnel working on the Salt Creek Fire will continue mopping up from the outer perimeter of the fire.

Smoke Forecast: Officials with the Pacific Northwest Region of the USDA Forest Service are monitoring air quality in the area. Smoke is expected to move to the northeast of the fires, continuing a northerly direction. Air quality is expected to remain moderate during the day and will likely worsen at night and in the mornings. For more information, visit http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/.

Heavy smoke is also visible throughout Northern Siskiyou County in California.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained:30%
Complex Size:155 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 10%
Complex Size: 32,477 acres (9,109 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 07/30/14

Oregon Resources Include: 29 Type 2 hand crews, 6 camp crews, 15 fire engines, 25 bulldozers, 22 water tenders, and overhead (fire management) personnel.

California Resources Include: 13 bulldozers, 10 fire engines, 6 Type 1 hand crews, and 3 water tenders.

Air Resources: 14 helicopters and 2 air tankers.

Total Personnel: 1,041

Evacuation Orders by County:

Jackson County
There is still a Level One Evacuation for residents living along Highway 66 in Oregon. The addresses include anyone living between the 11,000 and the 22,000 block of Highway 66. This is on the Ashland side and does not impact people living in Keno!

Level One Evacuation means "Be Ready" for a potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

Portions of Copco Road remain under a Level 3 Evacuation.

Klamath County
Klamath County Sheriff's Office issued a Level 3 evacuation order. The order is for the Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border. This includes Topsy Grade Road and Picard Road and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon.

Siskiyou County
Mandatory evacuations (terminology used by Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office) are in place one mile east of the town of Copco to Beaver Creek only on the north side of Copco Lake. An evacuation center has been established at the Jackson Street Elementary School located at 405 Jackson Street in Yreka, California. The evacuation center can also accommodate small animals and livestock.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - http://www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - http://www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Beaver Complex Fire Update
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/03/14
August 3, 2014
8:00 a.m.

Special Message: The public is encouraged to use extra precautions when traveling on narrow, fire access roads. Fire engines, bulldozers and tenders will be in the area. At times it may be safest to pull over or stop to allow fire traffic to pass. Use headlights at all times. Roads are narrow, dusty and smoky.

Highway 66 is open. Green Springs can be accessed by the public.

Current Situation:
Oregon Gulch Fire
Fire personnel have constructed fireline around the south and west sides of the fire. Today's activities will include constructing fireline on the northeast side of the fire. Contingency lines will also be constructed to follow road systems that prevent fire spread to the north and east.

The Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office have structural task forces protecting homes within the Green Springs Fire District area. The structural protection is being provided by agencies from across the state.

High pressure remains over the region with a weather system moving into the area bringing with it a chance of moisture with a possibility of lightning. The fire will also generate erratic winds that may develop late this afternoon.

Salt Creek Fire
Fire personnel working on the Salt Creek Fire will continue mopping up from the outer perimeter of the fire.

Smoke Forecast: Officials with the Pacific Northwest Region of the USDA Forest Service are monitoring air quality in the area. Smoke is expected to move to the northeast of the fires, continuing a northerly direction. Air quality is expected to remain moderate during the day and will likely worsen at night and in the mornings. For more information, visit http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/.

Heavy smoke is also visible throughout Northern Siskiyou County in California.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 30%
Complex Size: 155 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14




Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 10%
Complex Size: 32,477 acres (9,109 acres in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14


Oregon Resources Include: 29 Type 2 hand crews, 6 Camp Crews, 15 engines, 25 dozers, 22 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California Resources Include: 13 dozers, 10 engines, 6 Type 1 crews, and 3 water tenders.

Air Resources: 14 helicopters and 2 air tankers.

Total Personnel: 1041

Evacuation Orders by County:

Jackson County
There is still a Level One Evacuation for residents living along Highway 66 in Oregon. The addresses include anyone living between the 11,000 and the 22,000 block of Highway 66. This is on the Ashland side and does not impact people living in Keno!

Level One Evacuation means "Be Ready" for a potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

Portions of Copco Road remain under a Level 3 Evacuation.

Klamath County
Klamath County Sheriff's Office issued a Level 3 evacuation order. The order is for the Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border. This includes Topsy Grade Road and Picard Road and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon.

Siskiyou County
Mandatory evacuations (terminology used by Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office) are in place one mile east of the town of Copco to Beaver Creek only on the north side of Copco Lake. An evacuation center has been established at the Jackson Street Elementary School located at 405 Jackson Street in Yreka, California. The evacuation center can also accommodate small animals and livestock.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - http://www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - http://www.readyforwildfire.org/
CAL FIRE - www.fire.ca.gov
Rogue River Man Arrested For Burglary After Entering Occupied Home (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/03/14
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http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2014-08/1002/76518/thumb_Whitton.jpg
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a Rogue River man Saturday afternoon after he entered an occupied residence and acted aggressively toward the homeowner east of Grants Pass. The man was arrested after he fled the home as OSP arrived on scene.

On August 2, 2014 at approximately 5:04 p.m., OSP Southern Command Center dispatch received a report of an unknown man on property in the 5100 block of Averill Drive between Grants Pass and Rogue River. The man reportedly entered a vehicle on the property and then broke into the residence occupied by adults and juveniles. While inside, the man, who the owner said they didn't know, was acting erratically and throwing items.

As an OSP trooper arrived on scene, the man, identified as BRIAN WHITTON, age 47, from Rogue River, fled the residence toward a river and was taken into custody about 5:30 p.m.

WHITTON was transported to the Josephine County jail, but while enroute he attempted to kick the OSP patrol car windows out before being restrained further by officers. He was lodged in the jail for Burglary in the First Degree and Probation Violation, after his probation officer authorized a detainer hold to keep him in custody at the jail.

Photograph - Josephine County Sheriff's Office

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Haystack Complex fires - update Aug. 3, morning
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/03/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander
Haystack Complex
Morning Update
August 3, 2014, 8 a.m.

Late in the evening of Saturday, August 2nd the Stahl Canyon fire was detected about 14 miles east of Fossil. This is the fourth new fire where resources from the Haystack Complex were asked to assist the local Oregon Department of Forestry firefighters. The fire is burning in standing and down timber and fortunately gusty winds associated with thunderstorms did not develop over the area as predicted. Aggressive initial attack with the pre-designated initial attack task from the Complex stopped the fire at 14 acres. Today the fire will be staffed by 24 firefighters to secure the fire line.

The other new fires now being managed by the Complex are:
* Hog Ridge, 55 acres, nine miles northwest of Dayville, staffed with 12 firefighters
* School House, 73 acres, six miles east of Monument, staffed with 26 firefighters
* Beard Canyon,12 acres, nine miles south of Fossil, staffed with 40 firefighters

Mop up continues on the Haystack and Steet fires and infrared cameras continue to pinpoint hot spots within the fire perimeter. Meeting mop up standards on these fires may be delayed due to initial attack actions taken to assist local firefighting resources.

A "Red Flag" was in effect for thunderstorms with abundant lightning over the fire area though 11:00 p.m. Saturday. Given the past 3 days with four new fires the goal today will be, according to John Buckman, Incident Commander "take care of the ones (fires) we know of and be ready to respond to new ones."

Cooperators on the fires are: Wheeler County Sheriff's Office, Grant County Sheriff's Office, Spray Volunteer Fire Department, Fossil Volunteer Fire Department, Wheeler County Fire and Rescue, Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon Department of Transportation, United States Forest Service, United States Bureau of Land Management.

FIRE AT A GLANCE
Size: 1,835 acres (7 fires)
Location: Spray, Oregon
Containment: 95%
Cause: Lightning
Fuels: Juniper, brush, grass
Total personnel: 344
Hand crews: 11
Fire engines: 17
Bulldozers: 3
Water Tenders: 3
Helicopters: 2
Estimated Cost: $1,400,835
Evacuations: None
Structures lost: 0
Closures/Restrictions: None
Announcements: None

For More Information: 503-758-8253
08/02/14
Highway 97 South of Klamath Falls Closed Due to Wildfire in northern California
Oregon State Police - 08/02/14
Highway 97 near milepost 288 (South of Klamath Falls)is closed southbound into California due to a wildfire near the highway in northern California. ODOT and Cal Trans have a detour in place. Check www.tripcheck.com for updates.
Beaver Complex Fire Update - Aug. 2, 10 p.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/02/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Scott Magers, Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander

Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-826-1599
California Fire Information Number: 530-842-2266
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

August 2, 2014
10:00 p.m.

Special Message: Fire behavior for the Oregon Gulch Fire was extreme with rapid rates of spread. The fire has moved east, deeper into Klamath County. Klamath County Sheriff's Office has issued a Level 3 evacuation order for the Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border. This includes Topsy Grade Road and Picard Road in Oregon. Siskiyou County Sherrif's Office has issued a Level 3 evacuation from Copco Dam north to the state line on the Klamath River.

Current Situation:

Oregon Gulch Fire
Erratic, gusty winds on the Oregon Gulch Fire caused the fire to move east. Fire personnel are contending with a moderately high Haines Index and critically low fuel moisture. The Haines Index is used to indicate the potential for wildfire growth by measuring the atmospheric stability, including the dryness of the air over a fire. The Haines Index can range between 2 and 6. The drier and more unstable the lower atmosphere is, the higher the index. The Haines Index today was 5.

Haines 5 conditions will persist through Sunday and significant smoke column development could be enough to generate some lightning in the afternoon through early evening hours. Temperature and humidity values will be very similar Sunday to the conditions from today, except for slight upper level moisture which is sufficient for a chance of afternoon or evening thunderstorms.

Salt Creek Fire
Fire personnel working on the Salt Creek Fire have completed line construction around the fire and have started mopping up 50 feet from the outer perimeter of the fire.

Smoke Forecast: Officials for air quality with the Pacific Northwest Region of the USDA Forest Service have monitored air quality in the area. Air quality monitors in Medford, Klamath Falls and Eugene were showing moderate air quality this afternoon, with smoke moving to the north during the day. Tomorrow, smoke is expected to move to the northeast of the fires, returning to a northerly direction on Sunday. Air quality is expected to remain moderate during the day and will likely worsen at night and in the mornings, in the valleys. For more information, visit http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/.

Heavy smoke is also visible throughout Northern Siskiyou County in California.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 30%
Complex Size: 146 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14


Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR Percent Contained: 10% Complex Size: 31,918 acres (4645 acres of total in California) Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14 ,

Oregon Resources Include: 29 Type 2 hand crews, 6 Camp Crews, 15 engines, 25 dozers, 22 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California Resources Include: 14 dozers, 20 engines, 4 Type 1 crews, and 3 water tenders.

Air Resources: 14 helicopters and 2 air tankers.

Total Personnel: 1041

Evacuation Orders by County:

Jackson County
There is still a Level One Evacuation for residents living along Highway 66 in Oregon. The addresses include anyone living between the 11,000 and the 22,000 block of Highway 66. This is on the Ashland side and does not impact people living in Keno!

Level One Evacuation means "Be Ready" for a potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

Portions of Copco Road remain under a Level 3 Evacuation.

Klamath County
Klamath County Sheriff's Office issued a Level 3 evacuation order. The order is for the Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border. This includes Topsy Grade Road and Picard Road and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon.

Siskiyou County
Mandatory evacuations (terminology used by Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office) are in place one mile east of the town of Copco to Beaver Creek only on the north side of Copco Lake. An evacuation center has been established at the Jackson Street Elementary School located at 405 Jackson Street in Yreka, California. The evacuation center can also accommodate small animals and livestock.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - http://www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - http://www.readyforwildfire.org/
Beaver Complex Fire Update
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/02/14
August 2, 2014
10:00 p.m.

Special Message: Fire behavior for the Oregon Gulch Fire was extreme with rapid rates of spread. The fire has moved east, deeper into Klamath County. Klamath County Sheriff's Office has issued a Level 3 evacuation order for the Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border. This includes Topsy Grade Road and Picard Road in Oregon. Siskiyou County Sherrif's Office has issued a Level 3 evacuation from Copco Dam north to the state line on the Klamath River.

Current Situation:
Oregon Gulch Fire
Erratic, gusty winds on the Oregon Gulch Fire caused the fire to move east. Fire personnel are contending with a moderately high Haines Index and critically low fuel moisture. The Haines Index is used to indicate the potential for wildfire growth by measuring the atmospheric stability, including the dryness of the air over a fire. The Haines Index can range between 2 and 6. The drier and more unstable the lower atmosphere is, the higher the index. The Haines Index today was 5.

Haines 5 conditions will persist through Sunday and significant smoke column development could be enough to generate some lightning in the afternoon through early evening hours. Temperature and humidity values will be very similar Sunday to the conditions from today, except for slight upper level moisture which is sufficient for a chance of afternoon or evening thunderstorms.

Salt Creek Fire
Fire personnel working on the Salt Creek Fire have completed line construction around the fire and have started mopping up 50 feet from the outer perimeter of the fire.

Smoke Forecast: Officials for air quality with the Pacific Northwest Region of the USDA Forest Service have monitored air quality in the area. Air quality monitors in Medford, Klamath Falls and Eugene were showing moderate air quality this afternoon, with smoke moving to the north during the day. Tomorrow, smoke is expected to move to the northeast of the fires, returning to a northerly direction on Sunday. Air quality is expected to remain moderate during the day and will likely worsen at night and in the mornings, in the valleys. For more information, visit http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/.

Heavy smoke is also visible throughout Northern Siskiyou County in California.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 30%
Complex Size: 146 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14


Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 10%
Complex Size: 31,918 acres (4645 acres of total in California)
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14 ,

Oregon Resources Include: 29 Type 2 hand crews, 6 Camp Crews, 15 engines, 25 dozers, 22 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

California Resources Include: 14 dozers, 20 engines, 4 Type 1 crews, and 3 water tenders.

Air Resources: 14 helicopters and 2 air tankers.

Total Personnel: 1041

Evacuation Orders by County:

Jackson County
There is still a Level One Evacuation for residents living along Highway 66 in Oregon. The addresses include anyone living between the 11,000 and the 22,000 block of Highway 66. This is on the Ashland side and does not impact people living in Keno!

Level One Evacuation means "Be Ready" for a potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information.

Portions of Copco Road remain under a Level 3 Evacuation.

Klamath County
Klamath County Sheriff's Office issued a Level 3 evacuation order. The order is for the Klamath River canyon from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border. This includes Topsy Grade Road and Picard Road and all other normally accessible roads south of Highway 66 east to the Klamath County line in Oregon.

Siskiyou County
Mandatory evacuations (terminology used by Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office) are in place one mile east of the town of Copco to Beaver Creek only on the north side of Copco Lake. An evacuation center has been established at the Jackson Street Elementary School located at 405 Jackson Street in Yreka, California. The evacuation center can also accommodate small animals and livestock.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - http://www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
CAL FIRE Ready, Set, Go - http://www.readyforwildfire.org/
Deputies Assist with Air Rescue of Stranded Hiker in Rural East Marion County (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/02/14
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"We just ask that people stay on the regular groomed trails." These are the words spoken by Sergeant Shane Burnham after a two hour rescue operation to save three stranded hikers one of which had been seriously injured.

Today at 3:00 p.m., deputies were flagged down and rushed to the Opal Creek Wilderness on a reported hiker who had fallen thirty feet after her rope broke. Sinn Escobar, age 28, her boyfriend Jacob Ross, age 32 and their dog Gracie were making their way down to a pool of water on a steep decline. The trio were using a rope left by previous hikers and that rope gave way causing Ms. Escobar to fall an estimated thirty feet.

Ms. Escobar seriously injured her leg and head in the fall. After deputies arrived they accessed the situation and knew they would need additional resources. That is when they called the Army Air National Guard and the Salem Fire Department Technical Rescue Team.

Together all of the law enforcement, military and Fire agencies worked together to rescue Ms. Escobar, Mr. Ross and Gracie the dog. Ms. Escobar was air lifted from her fall location and transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital. The Salem Fire Department's Technical Rescue Team then assisted Mr. Ross and Gracie the dog up the steep hillside.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank these additional agencies for their assistance. The Lyons Fire Department, Stayton Fire Department, US Forrest Service and the Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement.


Attached Media Files: 8 , 7 , 6 , 5 , 4 , 3 , 2 , Rescue 1
Oregon Dept. of Forestry fire update - Aug. 2, noon
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/02/14
FIRES
Lightning continues to move through parts of Oregon, igniting fires in those areas of the state on all ownerships. Firefighting agencies continue to be busy doing initial attack on fires that have been identified, and reconnaissance for other possible fire starts. Lightning continues in the forecast through the week-end and into next week.

As fire starts continue on all jurisdictions, ODF is actively securing additional resources and engaging in aggressive initial attack on ODF-protected forestlands throughout the state, so that fire-starts can quickly be brought under control and resources can then be re-deployed where they are most needed next.

Fire season 2014 continues to be challenging and, particularly with the ever-present lightning, ODF appreciates the public's help in being fire-safe while recreating or working on any of Oregon's forestlands. Additional human-caused fire-starts will only result in taxing the already-challenged firefighting resources and agencies in Oregon - as well as throughout the Pacific Northwest and Northern California.

Large fires currently burning within ODF's protection jurisdiction include:

Central Oregon District - John Day Unit: The South Fork Complex is burning around the South Fork of the John Day River. It consists of two fires, Murderers Creek and Buck Fork. The Murderers Creek Fire is burning on Bureau of Land Management, Malheur National Forest, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and private forestlands. In addition to the ODF responsibility for the private forestlands affected by this fire, ODF is also the jurisdictional agency on the ODFW lands, however, they are actually protected by the BLM under a formal agreement. Today, Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 4 (Incident Commander Brian Watts) assumes management of this complex. Approximate fire acreages for Murderers Creek (which merged with what was initially a third fire, Placer Gulch), is 9,000 acres; Buck Fork is estimated at 80 acres and 80 percent contained.

Southwest Oregon District - The Beaver Complex consists of two fires: the Salt Creek Fire, 20 miles northwest of Medford, and the Oregon Gulch Fire, 15 miles east of Ashland in the proximity of the Soda Mountain Wilderness. Yesterday, erratic, gusty winds on the Oregon Gulch Fire, approximately 21,088 acres and 5 percent contained, caused extreme fire behavior and rapid fire spread. The fire has consumed a total 3 homes, 5 outbuildings, and multiple vehicles. There are 270 structures threatened in Oregon and California. The Salt Creek Fire had little fire activity yesterday, increasing from 108 acres to 146 acres, and is 30 percent contained, as fire personnel were able to complete line construction around the fire perimeter. Due to the complexity of the Oregon Gulch Fire, a unified command structure with Oregon Department of Forestry, the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office, and CAL FIRE has been established. The unified command will host a community meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the Green Springs Fire Station. Information on this complex: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/.

Central Oregon District - John Day Unit - Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 1 (Incident Commander John Buckman) assumed command of the Haystack Complex on July 31, 2014 The Incident Command Post is located at Spray and the fires, on private lands, are full suppression fires. Current status: Today's goal is to establish and reinforce a control line around the School House Fire, detected yesterday and included within the complex. Mop up continues on the Haystack, Steet, and Hog Ridge fires. Meeting mop up standards is anticipated within 24 hours. The remaining objectives of the Complex are completing the suppression work on existing fires and being ready to support the local District with initial attack of new fires. A recognition of the current fire situation was shared by Incident Commander, John Buckman at the morning briefing, and he also emphasized safety. The Haystack Fire is located three miles northeast of Spray and is currently mapped at 1,155 acres. The Throop Fire, located about three miles northeast of Dayville, is mapped at 490 acres. The Steet Fire located, seven miles northeast of Monument, is mapped at 50 acres. The Hog Ridge Fire, located nine miles northwest of Dayville, is mapped at 55 acres. The School House Fire, located six miles east of Monument, is mapped at 73 acres. Information on this complex: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4020/.

Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon
More information on the following fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

As management of these fires continues to result in Incident Management Teams transitioning them back over to local units, they will be removed from this list; information may still be found on the Inciweb site (URL above).

Sniption Fire: 25,000 acres; 60 percent contained. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4026/ .

Pumice Complex: More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4014/.

Hurricane Creek Fire: [No new report received today.] 1,018 acres, 20 percent contained. The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is monitoring the fire, burning in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, and evaluating the potential for increased activity, ready to respond if the fire moves north and threatens ODF-protected forestlands. The forest has successfully secured in the northwest corner of the fire, strengthening the line nearest ODF-protected private lands. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3966/ .

Logging Unit Fires:10,447 acres, 70 percent contained. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3973/ .
Beaver Complex fires update - Aug. 2, noon
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/02/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Jim Walker, Interim Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander
Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-826-1599
California Fire Information Number: 530-842-2266
Info desk hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Special Message: Oregon Governor Kitzhaber invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act yesterday, recognizing that a life safety and property threat exists that exceeds the firefighting capability of local structural agencies.

Current Situation: The Beaver Complex consists of two fires: Salt Creek and Oregon Gulch Fires. The largest fire, Oregon Gulch, is south of Highway 66, burning in the proximity of the Soda Mountain Wilderness. Yesterday, erratic, gusty winds on the Oregon Gulch Fire caused extreme fire behavior and rapid fire spread. The fire has consumed a total 3 homes, 5 outbuildings, and multiple vehicles. An infrared flight revealed an accurate location of the fire perimeter with acreage reported at 21,088. There are 270 structures threatened in Oregon and California.

The Salt Creek Fire had little fire activity yesterday and increased from 108 acres to 146 acres. Fire personnel were able to complete line construction around the fire perimeter.

Due to the complexity of the Oregon Gulch Fire, a unified command structure with Oregon Department of Forestry, the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office, and CAL FIRE has been established.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is maintaining a Level 3 evacuation order for homes in close proximity to the Oregon Gulch Fire. The identified area is Copco Road (6000 block to Oregon border). In addition, a Level 1 evacuation order for the area will be in effect as of 9:00 a.m. this morning. Level 1 is an awareness level, alerting residents to be prepared in the event an evacuation is necessary. The Level 1 area affected is the junction of Highway 66 and Hyatt Lake Road to the 22,000 block of Highway 66. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office will be administering the evacuation alert.

Evacuation levels are established as "Be Ready, Be Set, Go!" For more information, visit http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/pages/commed_wui.aspx.

Weather: Little change in the pattern is expected today. It will be hot and dry today with light and variable winds becoming west to northwest. The humidity will fall below 25% around 2:00 p.m. and remain low until 8:00 p.m. It will be sunny and then become partly cloudy in the afternoon. The temperature will reach 97 degrees.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 30%
Complex Size: 146 acres
Cause: Lightning
Fire start date: 7/30/14

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 5%
Complex Size: 21,088 acres
Cause: Lightning
Fire start Date: 7/30/14

Resources Include: 22 Type 2 hand crews, 6 camp crews, 50 fire engines, 17 bulldozers, 9 water tenders, and overhead personnel, 14 helicopters and air tankers on request. Total Personnel: 788.

Places to get information:
Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - http://www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
Beaver Complex Morning Update, Saturday, August 2, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/02/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Jim Walker, Interim Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander
Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-826-1599
California Fire Information Number: 530-842-8866
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

August 2, 2014
8:00 a.m.


Special Message: Oregon Governor Kitzhaber invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act yesterday, recognizing that a life safety and property threat exists that exceeds the firefighting capability of local structural agencies.

Current Situation: The Beaver Complex consists of two fires: Salt Creek and Oregon Gulch Fires. The largest fire, Oregon Gulch, is south of Highway 66, burning in the proximity of the Soda Mountain Wilderness. Yesterday, erratic, gusty winds on the Oregon Gulch Fire caused extreme fire behavior and rapid fire spread. The fire has consumed a total 3 homes, 5 outbuildings, and multiple vehicles. An infrared flight revealed an accurate location of the fire perimeter with acreage reported at 21,088. There are 270 structures threatened in Oregon and California.

The Salt Creek Fire had little fire activity yesterday and increased from 108 acres to 146 acres. Fire personnel were able to complete line construction around the fire perimeter.

Due to the complexity of the Oregon Gulch Fire, a unified command structure with Oregon Department of Forestry, the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office, and CAL FIRE has been established.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is maintaining a Level 3 evacuation order for homes in close proximity to the Oregon Gulch Fire. The identified area is Copco Road (6000 block to Oregon border). In addition, a Level 1 evacuation order for the area will be in effect as of 9:00 a.m. this morning. Level 1 is an awareness level, alerting residents to be prepared in the event an evacuation is necessary. The Level 1 area affected is the junction of Highway 66 and Hyatt Lake Road to the 22,000 block of Highway 66. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office will be administering the evacuation alert.

Evacuation levels are established as "Be Ready, Be Set, Go!" For more information, visit http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/pages/commed_wui.aspx.

Weather: Little change in the pattern is expected today. It will be hot and dry today with light and variable winds becoming west to northwest. The humidity will fall below 25% around 2:00 p.m. and remain low until 8:00 p.m. It will be sunny and then become partly cloudy in the afternoon. The temperature will reach 97 degrees.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 30%
Complex Size: 146 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14



Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 5%
Complex Size: 20,942 acres Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14
Resources Include: 22 Type 2 hand crews, 6 Camp Crews, 50 engines, 17 dozers, 9 water tenders, and overhead personnel. Total Personnel is 788.

Air Resources: 14 helicopters and air tankers on request.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - http://www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx


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Haystack Complex Morning Update, Saturday, August 2, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/02/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander


Haystack Complex
Morning Update
August 2, 2014, 8:00 a.m.



Today's goal is to establish and reinforce a control line around the School House fire. The fire was detected yesterday and is now mapped at 73 acres. Three crews, three engines and a water tender are assigned to the fire for a total of 70 personnel.

Mop up continues on the Haystack, Steet, and Hog Ridge fires. Work on the Hog Ridge fire will be aided by "helicopterable water tanks" also known as a blivit. When these tanks are combined with a small pump and hose it makes a very efficient way to deliver water to the firefighter for mop up. On the Haystack Fire Night Operations Chief, John Flannigan, reported that the infrared cameras "found the fires still hot, with most of the smokes under big junipers". About 20 of these smokes were reported and all were extinguished by the night shift. Meeting mop up standards is anticipated within 24 hours.

The remaining objectives of the Complex are completing the suppression work on existing fires and being ready to support the local District with initial attack of new fires. A recognition of the current fire situation was shared by Incident Commander, John Buckman at the morning briefing "how soon can we complete our job here and be ready to move on." Buckman also emphasized safety and asked everyone not to take it for granted, on the fire, driving, and at the Incident Command Post in Spray. To date there have been no reportable accidents.

The fires of the Haystack Complex are; the Haystack Fire, located three miles northeast of Spray and mapped at 1,155 acres; Throop Fire located about three miles northeast of Dayville is mapped at 490 acres; Steet Fire located seven miles northeast of Monument is mapped at 50 acres; Hog Ridge fire located nine miles northwest of Dayville mapped at 55 acres; and the Schoolhouse Fire located six miles east of Monument, mapped at 73 acres.

Cooperators on the fires are: Wheeler County Sheriff's Office, Grant County Sheriff's Office, Spray Volunteer Fire Department, Fossil Volunteer Fire Department, Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon Department of Transportation, United States Forest Service, United States Bureau of Land Management

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Fire at a Glance:

Size: 1,740 acres (3 fires)
Location: Spray, Oregon
Containment: 80%
Cause: Lightning
Fuels: Grass, brush, timber
Personnel: 498
Crews: 18
Engines: 17
Dozers: 6
Water Tenders: 3
Air Tankers: 1 (available)
Helicopters: 6 (available)
Estimated Cost: $1,006,600
Evacuations: None
Structures: 0
Closures/Restrictions: None
Announcements: None

For More Information: 503-758-8253
Beaver Complex Fire Update
Oregon State Fire Marshal - 08/02/14
August 2, 2014
8:00 a.m.

Special Message: Oregon Governor Kitzhaber invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act yesterday, recognizing that a life safety and property threat exists that exceeds the firefighting capability of local structural agencies.

Current Situation: The Beaver Complex consists of two fires: Salt Creek and Oregon Gulch Fires. The largest fire, Oregon Gulch, is south of Highway 66, burning in the proximity of the Soda Mountain Wilderness. Yesterday, erratic, gusty winds on the Oregon Gulch Fire caused extreme fire behavior and rapid fire spread. The fire has consumed a total 3 homes, 5 outbuildings, and multiple vehicles. An infrared flight revealed an accurate location of the fire perimeter with acreage reported at 21,088. There are 270 structures threatened in Oregon and California.

The Salt Creek Fire had little fire activity yesterday and increased from 108 acres to 146 acres. Fire personnel were able to complete line construction around the fire perimeter.

Due to the complexity of the Oregon Gulch Fire, a unified command structure with Oregon Department of Forestry, the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office, and CAL FIRE has been established.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is maintaining a Level 3 evacuation order for homes in close proximity to the Oregon Gulch Fire. The identified area is Copco Road (6000 block to Oregon border). In addition, a Level 1 evacuation order for the area will be in effect as of 9:00 a.m. this morning. Level 1 is an awareness level, alerting residents to be prepared in the event an evacuation is necessary. The Level 1 area affected is the junction of Highway 66 and Hyatt Lake Road to the 22,000 block of Highway 66. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office will be administering the evacuation alert.

Evacuation levels are established as "Be Ready, Be Set, Go!" For more information, visit http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/pages/commed_wui.aspx.

Weather: Little change in the pattern is expected today. It will be hot and dry today with light and variable winds becoming west to northwest. The humidity will fall below 25% around 2:00 p.m. and remain low until 8:00 p.m. It will be sunny and then become partly cloudy in the afternoon. The temperature will reach 97 degrees.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 30%
Complex Size: 146 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14


Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 5%
Complex Size: 20,942 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Resources Include: 22 Type 2 hand crews, 6 Camp Crews, 50 engines, 17 dozers, 9 water tenders, and overhead personnel. Total Personnel is 788.

Air Resources: 14 helicopters and air tankers on request.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - http://www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
08/01/14
Beaver Complex Fire Evening Update, Friday, August 1, 2014 @ 10 p.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/01/14
Beaver Complex Fire Update

Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office Blue Team - Jim Walker, Interim Incident Commander
CAL FIRE - Phill Veneris, Incident Commander
Oregon Fire Information Number: 541-826-1599
California Fire Information Number: 530-842-8866
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

August 1, 2014
10:00 p.m.


Special Message: Governor Kitzhaber invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act today, recognizing that a life, safety and property threat exists that exceeds the firefighting capability of local structural agencies.

Current Situation: The Beaver Complex now consists to two fires: Salt Creek Fire and Oregon Gulch Fire. The newest fire, Oregon Gulch, is south of Highway 66, burning in the proximity of the Soda Mountain Wilderness. Erratic winds caused the fire to move east in the northeast and southeast corners of the fire. Approximate acreage of 11,000 acres is still valid. The Salt Creek Fire had little fire activity today. Due to the complexity of the Oregon Gulch Fire, a unified command structure with Oregon Department of Forestry, CAL FIRE, and the Oregon State Fire Marshal's office has been established.

Jackson County Sheriff's Office is maintaining a Level 3 evacuation order in place for homes in close proximity to the Oregon Gulch Fire, near Copco Road (6000 block to Oregon border). Twenty-three homes are impacted by the order. All of the residents in the affected area have been contacted.

Salt Creek Fire
Fire personnel were able to work directly along all sides of the fire and hope to have fireline built completely around the fire during tonight's shift.

Oregon Gulch Fire
Erratic winds caused extensive fire activity. Two distinctive columns formed today, one in north and one in south, causing the fire to push east. Current mapping shows the fire size to be under 11,632 acres. An infrared flight is scheduled tonight which will produce locations of where heat is within the fire perimeter. The number of additional structures threatened is 170; three dwellings, five outbuildings and multiple vehicles have been lost.

Weather: Breezy with clear skies are expected tonight. A moderate increase in humidity is expected. This will reduce fire behavior throughout Beaver Complex.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR Percent Contained: 30% Complex Size: 108 acres Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR Percent Contained: 5% Complex Size: 11,632 acres Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14


Resources Include: 6 Type 2 hand crews, 4 Camp Crews, 27 engines, 17 dozers, 8 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

Air Resources: 11 helicopters and air tankers on request.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff
Inciweb - http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4034/
NWCC - http://www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx
OSP Arrests Halsey Woman in Connection with December 2013 Injury Traffic Crash on Highway 228 in Linn County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/01/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a Halsey woman Friday afternoon following an investigation and subsequent Grand Jury indictment related to a December 2013 serious injury traffic crash on Highway 228 about one mile east of Brownsville in Linn County.

On August 1, 2014 at approximately 4:36 p.m., OSP arrested RHONDA K. HORNER, age 61, from Halsey, for Assault in the Third Degree. A warrant had been issued for her arrest after a Linn County Grant Jury indicted her on the charge in July. She was lodged in the Linn County Jail.

On December 2, 2013 at approximately 6:54 p.m., a 2006 Honda Accord four-door driven by HORNER was westbound on Highway 228 near milepost 8 when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with an eastbound 2005 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle driven by a 46-year old man from Crawfordsville.

BRADY was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

HORNER was extricated by firefighters and transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Regional Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

No other information for release by OSP.

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Haystack Fire Evening Update, Friday, August 1, 2014 @ 8 p.m.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/01/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander


Haystack Complex
Evening Update
August 1, 2014, 8:00 p.m.

A new start, the School House Fire was detected at 11:30 a.m. today and an aggressive initial attack with pre-identified resources assisted by helicopters held its growth to 40-50 acres. This fire is located about 6 miles due east of Monument now joins the initial fires of the Complex; Haystack, Steet, and Throop and the Hog Ridge fire detected July 31. Without the task force of a crew, engines, and dozer along with helicopter support it would have likely grown much larger. This fire like the other ones in the Complex was started by lightning.

Mop-up work continues on the Haystack and Steet fires, the Throop fire has been contained. Tonight firefighters will be assisted by hand held infrared cameras on the Haystack Fire capable of seeing heat invisible to the eye. Situation Unit Leader, Jasen McCoy describes the IR cameras benefiting work two ways "focusing the fire fighters work on where it's needed and making sure the job is done right". Meeting the mop up standard set by Oregon Department of Forestry's Central Oregon District continues to be an objective of the Haystack Complex.

Another objective is supporting the initial attack efforts on fires within the Haystack Complex area. This may happen day or night and firefighters heading to the line tonight and were asked to stay flexible and respond to new fires if needed. Tomorrow three task forces, each comprised of a crew, two engines, and a dozer will be pre-identified to respond to new fires.

The fires of the Haystack Complex are; the Haystack Fire, located three miles northeast of Spray and mapped at 1,155 acres; Throop Fire located about three miles northeast of Dayville is mapped at 490 acres; Steet Fire located seven miles northeast of Monument is mapped at 50 acres; Hog Ridge fire located nine miles northwest of Dayville mapped at 55 acres; and the Schoolhouse Fire.

Cooperators on the fires include: Wheeler County Sheriff's Office, Grant County Sheriff's Office, Spray Volunteer Fire Department, Fossil Volunteer Fire Department, Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon Department of Transportation, United States Forest Service, United States Bureau of Land Management.

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Fire at a Glance:

Size: 1,740 acres (3 fires)
Location: Spray, Oregon
Containment: 80%
Cause: Lightning
Fuels: Grass, brush, timber
Personnel: 498
Crews: 18
Engines: 17
Dozers: 6
Water Tenders: 3
Air Tankers: 1 (available)
Helicopters: 6 (available)
Estimated Cost: $1,006,600
Evacuations: None
Structures: 0
Closures/Restrictions: None
Announcements: None

For More Information: 503-758-8253
Sheriff's Office Statement Regarding Sentencing of Cody Edwards (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 08/01/14
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The Marion County Sheriff's Office is pleased that the case involving Cody Marshall Edwards has come to a conclusion after today's sentencing proceedings at the Marion County Courthouse. Judge Tracy Prall's decision to impose the maximum 22 1/2 year sentence brings closure to Sr. Dep. Jim Buchholz and his family. Although the prison sentence won't repair the physical and emotional damage inflicted upon Jim, his family, and our Office, we hope that while Mr. Edwards is incarcerated he will receive the assistance he needs to continue to restore his life.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Marion County District Attorney's Office and their preparation for this case. Additionally, all of the local law enforcement and public safety partners that have assisted Sr. Deputy Buchholz and our Office on the day of the shooting and the days and months ensuing. Sr. Dep. Buchholz just returned to active duty this week. It has been a welcome sight to have him back home. "Our community of law enforcement partners and the citizens of Marion County have been amazing supporters of us during this time of need. It is these types of incidents and the responses they evoke that make one truly believe in your community."


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Health advisory issued for Devils Lake due to blue-green algae
Oregon Health Authority - 08/01/14
August 1, 2014
HAB Advisory Issue

Media contact: Jonathan Modie, 971-246-9139, phd.communications@state.or.us
Technical questions: David Farrer, 971-673-0971, hab.health@state.or.us

Health advisory issued for Devils Lake due to blue-green algae
High toxin levels found at Lincoln County lake

A health advisory is being issued today due to high levels of blue-green algae and toxins in Devils Lake, located just south of Lincoln City in Lincoln County.

Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of high levels of cyanotoxins produced by blue-green algae. These dangerous cyanotoxin concentrations in the water can be harmful to humans and animals.

Swallowing or inhaling water droplets, as well as skin contact with water, should be avoided. Drinking water directly from Devils Lake is especially dangerous.

Oregon Public Health Division officials advise campers and other recreational visitors that toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating the water with camping-style filters.

People who draw in-home water directly from Devils Lake are advised to use an alternative water source because private treatment systems are not proven effective at removing algae toxins. However, public drinking water systems can reduce algae toxins through proper filtration and disinfection. If people on public water systems have questions about treatment and testing, they should contact their water supplier.

Oregon health officials recommend that people who choose to eat fish from waters where algae blooms are present remove all fat, skin and organs before cooking, because toxins are more likely to collect in these tissues.

Public health officials also advise that people not eat freshwater clams or mussels from affected water, and that Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations do not allow the harvest of these shellfish from freshwater sources. Crayfish muscle can be eaten, but internal organs and liquid fat should be discarded.

Exposure to toxins can produce symptoms of numbness, tingling and dizziness that can lead to difficulty breathing or heart problems, and require immediate medical attention. Symptoms of skin irritation, weakness, diarrhea, nausea, cramps and fainting should also receive medical attention if they persist or worsen. Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size and level of activity.

The public will be advised when the concern no longer exists.

With proper precautions to avoid water contact, people are encouraged to visit Devils Lake and enjoy activities such as camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing and bird watching. Boating is safe as long as speeds do not create excessive water spray, which could lead to inhalation risk.

For local information about water quality or blue-green algae sampling, contact the Devils Lake Water Improvement District at 541-944-5330.

For health information, to report human or pet illnesses due to blooms, or to ask questions about a news release, contact the Oregon Health Authority at 971-673-0400. Also contact the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at 1-877-290-6767 or visit http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/HarmfulAlgaeBlooms/Pages/index.aspx
and select "Algae Bloom Advisories," for information regarding advisories issued or lifted for the season.

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BPSST Police Policy Committee to Meet in Salem
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/01/14
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARDS AND TRAINING
4190 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem, OR 97317

DPSST POLICE POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tia Turnipseed (503) 378-2431

Notice of Regular Meeting

The Police Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 10:00 a.m. on August 21, 2014. The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.


Agenda Items:

1. *Minutes - May 15, 2014
Approve minutes from the May 15, 2014 meeting.

2. *Law Enforcement Memorial Wall Nomination
Marshal Joseph H. Krechter - St. Paul, Oregon - September 11, 1906

3. *OAR 259-008-0010 and 259-008-0011 - Proposed Rule
Academic Proficiency Standard Exception

4. *OAR 259-008-0069 - Proposed Rule
Tribal Law Enforcement F-8 Requirements

5. *OAR 259-008-0005 and 259-008-0060 - Proposed Rule Changes
CPR/First Aid Requirements, Leave Clarification, and Housekeeping

6. *OAR 259-008-0015 - Proposed Rule Changes
Background Investigations

7. *Christopher Carney, Bend Police Department - DPSST# 22541
Determine whether to recommend to the Board the revocation of Carney's Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Supervisory Police certifications based on discretionary disqualifying conduct.

8. *Charles Caruso, Eugene Police Department - DPSST# 51161
Determine whether to recommend to the Board the revocation of Caruso's Basic Police and Basic Corrections certifications based on discretionary disqualifying misconduct.

9. *William Ulch, Oregon State Police - DPSST# 46132
Determine whether to recommend to the Board the revocation of Ulch's Basic Police and Basic Corrections certifications based on discretionary disqualifying misconduct.

10. Staff Updates

11. Next Police Policy Committee Meeting - November 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.


# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 35,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide techni cal expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.
BPSST Telecommunications Policy Committee to Meet in Salem
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/01/14
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARDS AND TRAINING
4190 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem, OR 97317

DPSST TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tia Turnipseed (503) 378-2431


Notice of Regular Meeting
The Telecommunications Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 9:00 a.m. on August 18, 2014. The meeting will be held in the Victor G. Atiyeh Boardroom at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Agenda Items:

1. Introductions

2. *Telecommunictions Policy Committee By-Laws Review and Approval

3. *Minutes of February 5, 2014 Meeting
Approve Minutes of February 5, 2014 Meeting

4. *OAR 259-008-0010 and 259-008-0011 - Proposed Rule Change
Academic Proficiency Standard Exception

5. *OAR 259-008-0015 - Proposed Rule Changes
Background Investigations

6. *OAR 259-008-0005 and 259-008-0060 - Proposed Rule Changes
CPR/First Aid Requirements, Leave Clarification, and Housekeeping

7. Emergency Medical Dispatcher course certification - Information Only
Presented by Theresa M. King

8. Telecommunicator Field Training Manual

9. *Cindie Hughitt, Grants Pass Department of Public Saftey - DPSST# 41260

10. Staff Update

11. Next Telecommunications Policy Committee Meeting November 5, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.



# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 35,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide techni cal expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.
Most wildfires can be prevented
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/01/14
While firefighters continue to battle dozens of wildfires throughout the Northwest, there's one thing they don't need: Help from careless people.

Many of the large, difficult-to-fight wildfires have been caused by lightning. One cell, generally moving from northern California up through the Cascades across Oregon and Washington, can leave multitudes of fire starts in its wake. But most fires are still caused by people.

Lightning accounts for 20-30 percent of all fires, while 70-80 percent of wildfires are human-caused.

Oregon and Washington have already had 1,642 fires (835 human-caused) that have collectively burned more than 485,000 acres. So how can the public lend a hand in the fight? Simple, don't be part of the problem.

"We always remind forest visitors and residents to do all they can to prevent wildfires," said Nancy Hirsch, chair of the Pacific Northwest Coordinating Group and fire protection division chief with the Oregon Department of Forestry. "But this is paramount--for everyone--right now. We're working hard to control many lightning-caused fires across the region, and more are expected. Resources are stretched very thin, and we can ill afford to divert them to fight human-caused fires that could have been prevented."

Leading the way in human-caused fires is debris burning.

"Even during the most severe fire danger, we continue to see illegal burning take place in backyards," says Oregon Department of Forestry's Fire Prevention Coordinator Tom Fields. "When these fires escape, they not only threaten and burn homes and our natural resources; they also cost a lot of money to put out."

Anyone responsible for starting a fire, accidental or not, is potentially liable for those fire suppression costs, not to mention the civil liability for damages to neighboring property owners. Combined, these costs could run into the millions. If burning is prohibited where you live, and you witness someone burning, call 911 immediately.

"Some of the largest fires we have fought this summer have been human-caused," adds Hirsch. "This is disconcerting, and all the more reason to reiterate a call for care and caution."

Outdoor debris burning is one of many fire related activities that is prohibited throughout much of the region.

There have also been a number of abandoned campfires left to go out on their own, but don't. Campfires, warming fires, and cooking fires are not allowed throughout much of the region as well, unless conducted in an approved location, such as a designated campground. Campers and visitors should check on the restrictions in place at individual parks.

Be sure and check fire season regulations where you live or where you may be going. There are several resources on the internet to gain additional information and to learn more about fire prevention practices. Keep Oregon Green, Oregon Department of Forestry, Washington Department of Natural Resources and the offices of the state fire marshal for both Oregon and Washington are great places to start.
BPSST Corrections Policy Committee to Meet in Salem
Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training - 08/01/14
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARDS AND TRAINING
4190 Aumsville Hwy SE
Salem, OR 97317

DPSST CORRECTIONS POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED
For Immediate Release
July 25, 2014
Contact: Tia Turnipseed (503) 378-2431


Notice of Regular Meeting

The Corrections Policy Committee of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training will hold a regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. A request for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made before the meeting by calling the contact listed above.

Agenda Items:

1. *Minutes - May 13, 2014
Approve the minutes of the May 13, 2014 Corrections Policy Committee meeting.

2. *Joshua Heldt (Possible Executive Session)
Medical Waiver

3. *Tani Lumague (Possible Executive Session)
Medical Waiver

4. Quarterly Review of DOC BCC by DPSST Audit Unit
Presented by Teresa M. King

5. *OAR 259-008-0010 and 259-008-0011 - Proposed Rule Change
Academic Proficiency Standard Exception

6. *OAR 259-008-0005 and 259-008-0060 - Proposed Rule Change
CPR/First Aid Requirements. Leave Clarification, and Housekeeping

7. *OAR 259-008-0015 - Proposed Rule Changes
Background Investigations

8. *Peter Hayes - DPSST# 30789
Presented by Leon Colas

9. *Desirae Wallace, Warm Springs Police Department - DPSST# 48878
Presented by Leon Colas

10. *Samuel Stinnett, Grant County Sheriff's Office - DPSST# 53824
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

11. *Brent Peterson, DOC - Coffee Creek Correction Institution - DPSST# 49647
Presented by Kristen Hibberds

12. *Timothy O'Brien - DPSST# 42723
Request for Eligibility Determination

13. Staff Updates

14. Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting - November 4, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

# Background Information about the Board and Department #

The Board consists of 24 members representing city, county and state public safety professionals representing each of the disciplines (police, fire, 9-1-1, corrections, private security), and a private citizen appointed by the Governor. The current Board Chair is Chief Kent Barker of the City of Tualatin Police Department. The Board includes administrators as well as non-management representatives from statewide organizations. The Board represents more than 35,000 public safety professionals and establishes minimum standards for the training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security/private investigator providers, and makes determinations on waiver requests. The Board is supported by six policy committees and a number of sub-committees representing the public safety disciplines, which provide techni cal expertise and serve as vital links to public safety organizations. The Board operates in close partnership with the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).

The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) implements minimum standards established by the Board for training and certification of city, county and state law enforcement officers, corrections officers, parole and probation officers, fire service personnel, telecommunicators, emergency medical dispatchers and private security providers. DPSST provides training to more than 20,000 students each year throughout Oregon and at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem: certifies qualified officers at various levels from basic through executive; certifies qualified instructors; and reviews and accredits training programs throughout the state based on standards established by the Board. Eriks Gabliks serves as the Director of DPSST.
Mother & Daughter Join OSP Bend Fish & Wildlife Trooper For Presentation of Department's Lifesaving Award (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/01/14
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A Bend-area Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division trooper received the Department's "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" for his heroic, lifesaving action responding to a fiery injury traffic crash east of Bend. The trooper's actions, assisted by an off-duty Oregon National Guard member, saved the lives of a mother and her 6-year old child.

On August 1, 2014, Major Travis Hampton presented the "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" to Trooper Travis Ring at the Bend Area Command office. In attendance for the presentation was the mother and child saved following the February 2014 traffic crash. The lifesaving award is presented to OSP employees who distinguish themselves by performing or reacting to a situation in a positive and professional manner which saves, or reduces the risk of loss of life of another person; and, where a strong possibility existed that if such action wasn't taken, loss of life or serious injury would have resulted.

On February 21, 2014 at approximately 5:10 p.m., OSP Trooper Travis Ring witnessed a two-vehicle injury traffic crash at the intersection of Highway 20 and Ward Road east of Bend. A fire was immediately visible starting in the engine compartment of a vehicle occupied by SHANNON JACKMAN, age 50, from Bend, and her 6-year old daughter, KENDALL.

As the fire grew in intensity, Trooper Ring, with the assistance of Oregon National Guard Staff Sergeant Joshua Mosley, broke out a window. Ring and Mosley removed the woman and the child before the fire spread into the passenger compartment prior to Bend firefighters arrival. Both were taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

During the frightening scenario, Ring exhibited extraordinary leadership and courage that helped the woman and child be confident that they would be rescued. Afterward, SHANNON JACKMAN told OSP that the smoke was suffocating and her daughter was screaming at her, telling her not to die when she overheard the trooper say he would take care of them. She said that without their help, she would not have been able to get out of the car.

Captain Jeff Samuels, director of the OSP Fish & Wildlife Division, praised the trooper for his professionalism and calm in the face of danger.

"Trooper Ring took control of a life-threatening situation, provided clear direction to assisting citizens and was a calming reassurance to the mother and her daughter while rescuing them from their burning vehicle. He is a dedicated member of the Fish & Wildlife Division who is not only responsible for protecting our natural resources, but, like all of our troopers, he is devoted to serving the public and protecting lives. I am very proud of him and admire his lifesaving actions," said Samuels.

Trooper Ring, age 36, joined OSP on May 1, 2006, with an initial assignment to the Fish & Wildlife Division at the Arlington office. In September 2009, he transferred to the Bend Area Command office.

The "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" is named after Lieutenant Harold R. Berg who died May 10, 1975. Berg, while off duty at a family outing near Tillamook, was contacted by a citizen who informed him that a boy scout was missing at Cape Lookout State Park. While attempting to search a cave near the water's edge, he was washed out to sea. (http://www.oregon.gov/osp/pages/harold_berg.aspx)

Photograph - Oregon State Police
(Left to right: Shannon Jackman, Kendall, & Trooper Ring)

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Beaver Complex Update, Friday, August 1, 2014 @ 12 noon
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/01/14
Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2- Chris Cline, Incident Commander
Phone Numbers: 541-826-1599
Hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

August 1, 2014
12:00 p.m.


Special Message: The public is asked to use caution while driving near the vicinity of the Salt Creek Fire. Vehicles cutting corners while traveling the roads in the area of East Evans Road, West Evans Road, and Antioch Road have been reported.

Current Situation: The Beaver Complex now consists to two fires: Salt Creek Fire and Oregon Gulch Fire. The newest fire, Oregon Gulch, is south of Highway 66, burning in the proximity of the Soda Mountain Wilderness. The fire grew rapidly and is approximately 11,000 acres. Salt Creek Fire had moderate fire growth yesterday and is currently 108 acres. Both fires were caused by lightning from thunderstorms that moved through the area over the last few days. Due to the complexity of the Oregon Gulch Fire, a unified command management structure with Oregon Department of Forestry, CalFire, and Oregon State Fire Marshall's office will be established.

Jackson County Sheriff's Office issued a Level 3 evacuation order yesterday for homes near Oregon Gulch fire, near Copco Road (6000 block to Oregon border). All of the people in the affected area have been contacted.

Salt Creek Fire
The east side of the fire has been lined using a bulldozer. Also, hose used to transport water to the fireline will be installed and mop up will begin. The west side of the fire is more problematic for fire personnel due to the steep terrain, making it difficult for personnel to work along the fireline directly. Roads near the west side of the fire will be cleared to help create better access.

Oregon Gulch Fire
This fire was integrated into Beaver Complex yesterday afternoon. The fire is burning in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The fire grew rapidly, crossing into Klamath County in Oregon and crossing over the Oregon-California border early last evening. Resource advisors from Bureau of Land Management have been dispatched to the fire to assist with minimizing the effects of fire suppression activity within the Monument. Fire growth is expected to move in a southeast direction. The number of structures threatened is 170. Multiple outbuildings were destroyed. Fire personnel from California, Bureau of Land Management, and various structural fire departments are assisting with fire suppression and structural protection.

Weather: Sunny skies are expected with a chance of isolated thunderstorms by evening. The temperature is expected to reach 98 degrees with light winds from the north and west, becoming northeast and northwest.

Fire Statistics for Salt Creek
Location: 20 miles northwest of Medford, OR
Percent Contained: 30%
Complex Size: 108 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14

Fire Statistics for Oregon Gulch
Location: 15 miles east of Ashland, OR
Percent Contained: 5%
Complex Size: 11,000 acres
Cause: Lightning
Start Date: 7/30/14


Resources Include: 6 T2 hand crews, 4 Camp Crews, 12 engines, 10 dozers, 8 water tenders, and overhead personnel.

Air Resources: 11 helicopters and air tankers on request.

Places to get information:

Twitter - www.twitter.com/swofire/
Southwest Oregon District Blog - http://www.swofire.com/
DEQ - http://www.deq.state.or.us/AQ/burning/wildfires/index.htm
Jackson County Sheriff's Office - https://www.facebook.com/#!/JacksonCountySheriff



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Haystack Fire Udpate, Friday, August 1, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/01/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander


Haystack Complex
Morning Update
August 1, 2014, 8:00 a.m.


"There is still a lot of work to be done on these fires" said Operations Section Chief Rick Harvey during the morning briefing. Firefighting resources will be actively mopping up the three original fires that made up the Complex, Haystack, Throop, and Steet. Extinguishing all fire within 300 feet of the fire edge has been the mop-up standard set by the Oregon Department of Forestry's Central Oregon District as sufficient to ensure that these fires will not threaten their containment lines.

A new fire, the 55 acre Hog Ridge Fire will be managed by resources from the Haystack Complex. First job on this incident will be reinforce the established fire line and then to begin mopping up to secure these lines. Today 48 firefighters are assigned to this fire.

Two initial attack task forces have been identified to assist local firefighters as new fires show themselves from yesterday's lightning. Any new fire has a chance to grow big fast as Fire Behavior Analyst, Boone Zimmerlee noted the "aggressive fire behavior, like Hog Ridge, these fires can really get up and run." Task forces will be made up of a crew, dozer, and two engines. A Red Flag Warning continues over the fire area until Saturday at 11 p.m. for thunderstorms with abundant lightning and hot and dry conditions.

The Haystack Fire is located 3 miles northeast of Spray and is currently mapped at 1,155 acres. The Throop Fire located about 3 miles northeast of Dayville is mapped at 490 acres. The Steet Fire located 7 miles northeast of Monument is mapped at 50 acres.

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Fire-At-A-Glance:

Size: 1,695 acres (3 fires)
Location: Spray, Oregon
Containment: 50%
Cause: Lightning
Fuels: Grass, brush, timber
Personnel: 498
Crews: 18
Engines: 17
Dozers: 6
Water Tenders: 3
Air Tankers: 2 (available)
Helicopters: 6 (available)
Estimated Cost: $630,274
Evacuations: None
Structures: 0
Closures/Restrictions: None
Announcements: None

For More Information: 503-758-8253
Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Update for Friday, August 1, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 08/01/14
This is an Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) fire update for Friday, August 1, 2014

FIRES
Lightning continued to move through most of Oregon last night, igniting fires in those areas of the state on all ownerships. Firefighting agencies continue to be busy doing initial attack on fires that have been identified, and reconnaissance for other possible fire starts. Lightning continues in the forecast through the week-end and into next week.

As fire starts continue on all jurisdictions, ODF is actively securing additional resources and engaging in aggressive initial attack on ODF-protected forestlands throughout the state, so that fire-starts can quickly be brought under control and resources can then be re-deployed where they are most needed next.

Fire season 2014 continues to be challenging and, particularly with the ever-present lightning, ODF appreciates the public's help in being fire-safe while recreating or working on any of Oregon's forestlands. Additional human-caused fire-starts will only result in taxing the already-challenged firefighting resources and agencies in Oregon - as well as throughout the Pacific Northwest and Northern California.

Large fires currently burning within ODF's protection jurisdiction include:

Southwest Oregon District: As fire starts continued to be identified and lightning resulted in several fire starts on ODF's Southwest Oregon District, ODF Incident Management Team 2 (Incident Commander Chris Cline) assumed command on Thursday, July 31, of what is now called the Beaver Complex.

Current Situation: The Beaver Complex now consists of two fires: the Salt Creek Fire, 20 miles northwest of Medford, and the Oregon Gulch Fire, 15 miles east of Ashland. The newest fire, Oregon Gulch, is south of Highway 66, burning in the proximity of the Soda Mountain Wilderness, and grew rapidly yesterday, now estimated at approximately 11,000 acres. The Salt Creek Fire had moderate fire growth yesterday and is currently 108 acres. Both fires were caused by lightning from thunderstorms that moved through the area over the last few days. The Oregon Gulch Fire started in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, and moved quickly, crossing into Klamath County and over the Oregon-California border early last evening. Due to the complexity of the Oregon Gulch Fire, a unified command management structure with ODF, CalFire, and the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office will be established. ODF Incident Management Team 3 was also dispatched to assist ODF IMT 2 with this incident. Jackson County Sheriff's Office issued a Level 3 evacuation order yesterday for homes affected by the Oregon Gulch Fire, near Copco Road (6000 block to the Oregon border). The number of structures threatened is 170. Multiple outbuildings were destroyed. Fire personnel from California, Bureau of Land Management, and various structural fire departments are assisting with fire suppression and structural protection. Fire growth is expected to move in a southeast direction. Resource advisors from the Bureau of Land Management have been dispatched to the fire to assist with minimizing the effects of fire suppression activity within the National Monument.

Central Oregon District - John Day Unit: Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 1 (Incident Commander John Buckman) assumed command of the Haystack Complex on July 31, 2014 The Incident Command Post is located at Spray and the fires, on private lands, are full suppression fires. Current status: Firefighting resources will be actively mopping up the three original fires that made up the Complex: Haystack, Throop, and Steet. Extinguishing all fire within 300 feet of the fire edge has been the mop-up standard set by ODF's Central Oregon District as sufficient to ensure that these fires will not threaten their containment lines. In addition, the team assisted with initial attack and assumed command of a new fire, the 55-acre Hog Ridge Fire, and that will also be managed by resources from the Haystack Complex. The first job on this new fire start is reinforcing the established fire line and then to begin mopping up to secure these lines. Two initial attack task forces have been identified to assist local firefighters as new fires show themselves from yesterday's lightning, that are each made up of a crew, a dozer, and two engines. A Red Flag Warning continues over the fire area until Saturday at 11 p.m. for thunderstorms with abundant lightning and hot and dry conditions. The Haystack Fire is located three miles northeast of Spray and is currently mapped at 1,155 acres. The Throop Fire, located about three miles northeast of Dayville, is mapped at 490 acres. The Steet Fire located, seven miles northeast of Monument, is mapped at 50 acres. Information on this complex is available on the Inciweb site at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4020/.

Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon
More information on the following fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.
As management of these fires continues to result in Incident Management Teams transitioning them back over to local units, they will be removed from this list; information may still be found on the Inciweb site (URL above).

Sniption Fire: 25,000 acres; 20 percent contained. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4026/ .

Pumice Complex: [No new information yet reported on Friday, August 1, 2014] Located approximately two miles from the south boundary of Crater Lake National Park, the Pumice Flat Fire was reported at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Monday, July 28 (believed to be lightning hold-over fire from lightning received the week before). The local South Central Oregon Incident Management Team (IC Leyland Hunter) assumed command of the fire earlier in the week, and that fire remains 100 percent lined, 25 acres, 75 percent containment. However, last night additional lightning strikes resulted in 16 known additional fire starts within the park, so the team is now working on that complex of fires, with a strategy of 100 percent suppression. More information on this fire can be found on the fire's Inciweb site at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4014/.

Launch Fire: Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 2 (IC Brett Fillis) assumed command of this fire burning in the Sky Lakes Wilderness Area on the Fremont-Winema National Forest on July 31. The fire, approximately 42 acres and now 75 percent contained, will be turned over to the local unit tomorrow morning. More information on this fire can be found on the fire's Inciweb site at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4018/ .

Hurricane Creek Fire: 1,018 acres, 20 percent contained. The Wallowa-Whitman National Fire is monitoring the fire, burning in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, dropping water on hot spots, and evaluating the potential for increased activity, ready to respond if the fire moves north and threatens ODF-protected forestlands. The fire remains active on the south end, and burn-out operations yesterday successfully secured in the northwest corner of the fire, strengthening the line nearest ODF-protected private lands. More information on this fire can be found at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3966/ .

Logging Unit Fires: 10,447 acres, 70 percent contained. More information: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3973/ .

FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

Jeri Chase | Public Information Officer
General Media Contact
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State St., Salem, OR 97310

Desk 503-945-7201
Cell 503-931-2721
jchase@odf.state.or.us
Oregon Health Policy Board to hold monthly meeting August 5 in Portland
Oregon Health Authority - 08/01/14
Media contacts: Alissa Robbins, 503-490-6590 (media inquiries)
Technical questions: Stephanie Jarem, 971-273-6844 (meeting information or accommodations)

Oregon Health Policy Board to hold monthly meeting August 5 in Portland

What: The Oregon Health Policy Board (OHPB) will hold its monthly meeting August 5 in Portland. The meeting will be held at its new location at the OHSU Center for Health and Healing. The board will receive updates on the Transition Project that is responsible for managing the changes in eligibility for the next open enrollment period in November, 2014 and activities related to the 2013 OHPB recommendations to the Governor. They will also hear about policy options for increasing primary care medical residencies, aligning provider incentive programs, a Medicaid Advisory Committee Report on strategies to mitigate and reduce Churn, and a presentation from the InterCommunity Health Network. Other brief presentations will include: a Sustainable Health Expenditures workgroup information session, an update on high cost prescriptions, and information on the Oregon Insurance Division (OID) rate review process for 2015. Public testimony will be heard during the meeting, beginning at 4:45 p.m.

When: Tuesday, August 5, 1 to 5 p.m.
Where: New location! OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3033 SW Bond Ave., 3rd Floor, Room 4. The meeting will also be available via live Web stream. A link to the live stream and a recording of the meeting will be posted on the board's meeting page at www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2014-OHPB-Meetings.aspx

Agenda:
* Transition project update;
* Update on activities related to the 2013 OHPB recommendations to the Governor;
* Workforce Committee Update;
o Policy Options memo for increasing primary care medical residencies
o Aligning provider incentive programs;
* Medicaid Advisory Committee Report on strategies to mitigate churn;
* CCO Presentation: InterCommunity Health Network;
* Sustainable health expenditures workgroup Information session;
* Affording high cost prescriptions;
* OID rate review Update for 2015;
* Public testimony.

For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page at www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2014-OHPB-Meetings.aspx.

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations by calling the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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OSP Arrests Eugene Man on Charges Including Sex Abuse and Delivering Marijuana to a Minor (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 08/01/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division arrested a 55-year old Eugene man who is a registered sex offender on allegations that he provided marijuana and alcohol to a 15-year old female and sexually abused the victim.

On July 31, 2014, an OSP detective received information from the victim that MELVIN "BUD" RICHARD STOUT JR, age 55, from Eugene, provided marijuana and alcohol for her consumption on more than one occasion, including at a party in June 2014 in the Crow-area. Subsequent investigation led to confirmation of the allegations including that STOUT exchanged sexually explicit photographs with the victim and sexually abused her the night of the June 2014 party.

STOUT was arrested July 31st at his Eugene home. He was later lodged in the Lane County Jail on the following charges:

* Sex Abuse in the First Degree
* Online Sexual Corruption in the First Degree
* Endangering the Welfare of a Minor
* Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana to a Minor

STOUT is a registered sex offender in Oregon based upon a 1996 conviction for Sex Abuse in the First Degree. He did not qualify for notification as a predatory sex offender and was in compliance with his annual registration requirement.

OSP is asking to hear from any possible other victims or witnesses with information related to this investigation. If you have additional information, please contact Detective Eli Chambers at (541) 726-2536 ext. 221.

Photograph - Lane County Sheriff's Office

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OMSI Update: August-September Exhibits, Events and Shows
OMSI - 08/01/14
OMSI HOURS
Summer (through September 1): Monday - Sunday; 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Fall (effective September 2): Tuesday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

FEATURED EXHIBITIONS

Dinosaurs Unearthed
In OMSI's Featured Hall
On view through September 2

Stare the mighty T. rex in the eye this summer at OMSI--and it might just blink back. Featuring animatronic dinosaurs and complete skeletons, Dinosaurs Unearthed uses the latest in fossil evidence to take a captivating look at the dinosaurs' fascinating--and feathered--history. Set amongst naturalistic indoor landscapes, fifteen animatronic models will challenge guests' understanding of how their favorite dinosaurs lived and looked during prehistoric times. Dinosaurs Unearthed is designed to appeal to guests of all ages.

Local Supporting Sponsors of Dinosaurs Unearthed includes Chevron, Baird Private Wealth Management and in memory of Judy Forster, OMSI Trustee 1955-1959.

NEW INFO
Animation
In OMSI's Featured Hall
Opening September 27

Step into the exciting and visually rich world of animation. From concept to finished product, visitors explore the science behind storyboarding, character design, voice acting, sound effects, and video editing while larger-than-life graphics of popular Cartoon Network characters provide a colorful backdrop to the exhibit.

ANIMATION was created and is circulated by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland Oregon (TM) and (C) 2013 Cartoon Network. All rights reserved.

EXHIBITIONS

Mind to Hand: Art, Science, and Creative Collision!
In Turbine Hall
On view through September 28

What sparks creativity? What does art have to tell us about science? How does science inspire artistic decisions? In the hands of eleven talented master artists 60+ years old, materials become objects of beauty, whimsy and wit. Mind to Hand explores the benefits, exciting outcomes and new ways to see our world when art and science collide!

Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science.
In Earth Hall
On view through December 8

Native American and native Hawaiian communities face many challenges to their ecosystems and their health. By drawing from traditional knowledge and science, native communities are developing innovative solutions to tackle current ecological and health challenges. Roots of Wisdom is the result of collaboration between OMSI, Indigenous Education Institute (IEI), and the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) with four native community partners.

EVENTS

NEW INFO
Behind the Scenes of The Digits
In the OMSI Auditorium
August 9, 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. (Approximately 45-minute performances)
Cost: FREE

The Digits is the world's first interactive educational kids show. Using a kid-tested, teacher-approved curriculum, The Digits teach children all about math and science, while fighting an evil corporation that is out to make the galaxy stupid. Be treated to a staged reading of the first script for the television series where the audience gets a say in what happens. Then stay for a Q&A session with the cast and creative team, plus a meet and greet with the characters from the show.

Reel Science
Watch and learn at the Empirical Theater as OMSI brings the science of your favorite movies to life on the big screen. Perfect for science and film lovers alike, this series combines the best of Science Pub with the fun of movie night, bringing in experts to amplify your movie-watching experience.
Cost: $7 for non-members & $6 for members.

August 13, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Reel Science: Jaws
With Wade D. Smith, Ph.D., Research Associate at Hatfield Marine Science Center, OSU.

NEW INFO
August 19, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Reel Science: Dinosaur 13
Speaker information coming soon

OMSI Star Party: Perseid Meteor Shower Watch
August 12, approx. 9:00 p.m.
Rooster Rock State Park and L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park
Cost: FREE with $5 parking per vehicle fee
Hundreds of star lovers from across the Pacific Northwest will be meeting at both Rooster Rock State Park and Stub Stewart State Park to watch and enjoy the wonder of the Perseid Meteor Shower. The event, also sponsored by Rose City Astronomers and Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers, will have telescopes set up for attendees to use. OMSI staff will present informal talks about the meteor shower, constellations and the summer sky.

On the day of each OMSI Star Party, visitors should call the OMSI Star Parties Hotline, (503) 797-4000 #3 then #5, or check the OMSI website for possible weather-related cancellations.

NEW INFO
Opera on Screen
In The Empirical Theater
Cost: $14 Adults (13-63), $8 Youth (3-13), $12 Seniors (63+). $2 off for Portland Opera subscribers and OMSI members. A subscription package for all four operas is available.

Portland Opera and OMSI are collaborating to present "Opera on Screen," a series of film screenings featuring recent productions from the San Francisco Opera. Each screening will be preceded by a special introduction given by a Portland Opera staff member.

September 5, 7 p.m.
Madame Butterfly (Puccini) with introduction talk "The Bishop Who Birthed Butterfly"
September 7, 4 p.m.
Don Giovanni with introduction talk "Innovation & Technology in Opera"
September 19, 7 p.m.
La Rondine (Puccini) with introduction talk "The Operetta Tradition"
September 21, 4 p.m.
Samson and Delilah (Saint-Saens) with introduction talk "Femmes Fatale in Opera"

NEW INFO
Portland Mini Maker Faire 2014
September 13-14, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: Early bird pricing (before September 10): Adults $13, Youth (3-17)/Seniors (63+) $8, Regular pricing: Adults $15, Youth (3-17)/Seniors (63+) $10. Two day passes available. Tickets sold at makerfaireportland.com
Let your inner tinkerer run free in the third running of the Greatest Show (and Tell) in Portland, and maybe the world--a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. This event demonstrates the use of modern technologies like 3D printing and photography production along with ancient techniques like sword-forging and survival skills.

NEW INFO
OMSI Star Party: Autumnal Equinox Celebration
September 20, at approx. 7:00 p.m. at Rooster Rock State Park and L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park
Cost: FREE with $5 parking per vehicle fee
OMSI, Rose City Astronomers and Vancouver Sidewalk Astronomers will celebrate the beginning of autumn with a free star party! Join us as we gaze at the heavens from Rooster Rock and Stub Stewart State Park starting at 7:00 p.m. From beginners to experts of all ages, here's your opportunity to view the stars and other celestial objects through a variety of telescopes. Viewing highlights include Saturn, Mars and more!

On the day of each OMSI Star Party, visitors should call the OMSI Star Parties Hotline, (503) 797-4000 #3 then #5, or check the OMSI website for possible weather-related cancellations.

Theory Eatery

Food Luminary
Foodies and science lovers, dinner is served! Taste the best of the PDX food scene without the lines, but with the science, of course. From the delectable four-course meal to the food-science demonstrations, Food Luminary puts a twist on your typical restaurant experience. 21+ years only.
Cost: $60 (includes dinner, beverages and gratuity)

Thursday, August 21, 6 - 9 p.m.
Food Luminary Dinner: Crown Paella
Executive Chef Scott Ketterman
Stir things up for dinner--with a giant wok on the Theory patio! Learn the secrets behind his challenging and delicious dishes.

Thursday, August 28, 6 - 9 p.m.
Blind Tasting Bingo
In partnership with Ecotrust and Edible Portland, OMSI is hosting Blind Tasting Bingo, a game of sensory deprivation and heightened exploration. Players--eyes covered--will try to match the flavors from 14 small plates with the ingredients listed on a bingo board that includes both correct and false answers. A few lucky winners will receive a prize!

OMSI After Dark
Enjoy child-free, brain-building science fun featuring live demos, new exhibitions and old favorites! Guests can indulge in tasty snacks, sweets and beer and wine from regional food and beverage artisans. 21+ only, IDs required. OMSI After Dark is held the last Wednesday of every month. omsi.edu/afterdark
Cost: $13 regular admission; $6.50 for OMSI members; FREE for OMSI After Dark members.

Get a head start on the science fun--drink up at happy hour starting at 5 p.m. in OMSI's eatery, Theory! The event takes place before OMSI After Dark each month and features a special menu including stone hearth pizza and local beer and wine.

August 27, 7 - 11 p.m.
Under the Sea
Getting to the bottom of the ocean with OMSI.

NEW INFO
September 24, 6 - 10 p.m.
Brewfest. Don't just drink beer, learn beer at our 4th annual tasting!

OMSI Science Pub
Science Pub is a monthly event held in multiple locations throughout the state and is open ages 21+ or minor with adult. No RSVP or scientific background is required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge!

Science Pub Portland - Hollywood Theater
The Hollywood Theater, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland
Cost: $5.00 suggested donation.
omsi.edu/sciencepubportland

August 4, 7 - 9 p.m.
Drones, Big Data, and the Next Agricultural Revolution
With Ryan Jenson, MS, mechanical engineer, CEO & Co-Founder, HoneyComb Corporation

NEW INFO
September 8, 7 - 9 p.m.
Panda Speed-dating: Helping an Endangered Species through Captive Breeding
With Megan Martin, Director and Staff Scientist at PDXWildlife

Science Pub Portland - Crystal Ballroom
Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside St, Portland
Note: Due to programming changes at the Mission Theater, this series of Science Pub relocated to the Crystal Ballroom starting in June.
Cost: $5.00 suggested donation.
omsi.edu/sciencepubportland.

August 19, 7 - 9 p.m.
Creating Digital Worlds: The Tech Behind the Pixels
With Cooper Johnson (Cardboard Castle), Damon Redmond (CCC DMC), and J Bills (VFX/PDX)

NEW INFO
September 16, 7 - 9 p.m.
Forensic Science: Chronicles of a Crime Scene Reconstructionist
With Rod Englert, retired Chief Deputy and Owner of Englert Forensic Consultants

Science Pub Hillsboro
Venetian Theatre & Bistro, 253 E. Main Street, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
Cost: $5.00 suggested donation.
omsi.edu/sciencepubhillsboro.

August 25, 7 - 9 p.m.
Winemaking: Art Versus Science
With James Frey, winemaker and owner at Trisaeturn Winery

NEW INFO
September 29, 7 - 9 p.m.
Stop Motion Animation with LAIKA
Details coming soon!

Science Pub Eugene
Cozmic Pizza, 199 W 8th Ave., Eugene, OR (Inside The Strand at 8th and Charnelton)
Co-presenters of Science Pub Eugene are OMSI (omsi.edu), The Science Factory (sciencefactory.org) and the University of Oregon's College of Arts & Sciences (cas.uoregon.edu). Cost: $5.00 suggested donation.
omsi.edu/sciencepubeugene.

August 14, 7 - 9 p.m.
Astronomy in Oregon: Boldly Going Where Few Astronomers Dare to Tread
With Scott Fisher, Ph.D., astronomy lecturer in the Department of Physics, U of O

NEW INFO
September 18, 7 - 9 p.m.
Jammed Particulate Systems
With Eric Corwin, Ph.D., astronomy professor in the Department of Physics, U of O

$2 DAYS AT OMSI
Explore the museum for only $2 per person the first Sunday of every month.

August 3
September 7

THE EMPIRICAL THEATER AT OMSI
Named for knowledge gained through observation, the Empirical Theater emphasizes programming that engages and entertains visitors on educational, scientific and cultural topics. With a new giant screen, Dolby Atmos sound system and 3D capability, the theater is expanding the tradition of offering the latest in high-quality informative and entertaining films for all ages. omsi.edu/empirical-theater

NEW INFO
Maleficent
Coming Soon
Starring Angelina Jolie as the iconic Disney villainess, Maleficent is a live-action re-imagining of Disney's 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty. The film explores the untold story of Maleficent's transformation from beautiful, pure-hearted young woman to vengeful protector of her realm. Ruthlessly betrayed by the leader of an invading human army, Maleficent places a curse on the newborn infant of the human king only to later realize that the child may hold the key to peace in the kingdom--and to Maleficent's true happiness as well.

NEW INFO
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Coming Soon
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class in an epic battle that must change the past - to save our future.

NEW INFO
Edge of Tomorrow
Coming Soon
In the near future, a seemingly unbeatable alien race invades earth. Major William Cage, an officer who has never experienced combat, is unceremoniously dropped into the midst of battle and is killed within minutes. However, Cage finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop--forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage his adversaries with increasing skill, allowing him and his special forces partner Rita Vrataski to get one step closer to defeating the enemy.

Bears
An epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature's new True Life Adventure showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life's most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop, Bears captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet's last great wildernesses.

Dinosaurs Alive 3D
A global adventure of science and discovery featuring the earliest dinosaurs of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous Period "reincarnated" life-sized for the giant screen. Narrated by Michael Douglas, the film uses state-of-the-art CGI to bring dinosaurs, their behaviors, and their ancient environments to life. Witness dinosaurs locked in mortal combat, nesting in colonies, protecting their young and facing catastrophic forces of nature. Interwoven is a real-life scientific adventure that looks at the field of paleontology and the discoveries that have revolutionized our understanding of these creatures that once dominated the Earth.

Flying Monsters 3D
220 million years ago, dinosaurs were beginning their domination of Earth, but another group of reptiles was about to make an extraordinary leap: pterosaurs were taking control of the skies. The story of how and why these mysterious creatures took to the air is more fantastical than any fiction. Sir David Attenborough, the world's leading naturalist, sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs, whose wingspans of up to 40 feet were equal to that of a modern day jet plane. Audiences of all ages will be in awe as never before.

Sea Monsters 3D
Sea Monsters 3D brings to life the most bizarre, ferocious and fascinating creatures to ever inhabit Earth's oceans, from saber-toothed fish to ancient sharks and giant squid. Combining state-of-the-art animation with exciting paleontological discoveries, this National Geographic production will take you on an unforgettable journey to an era when reptiles ruled the oceans as well as the land.

Great White Shark
Unraveling the mystery of a creature that haunts our imaginations, Great White Shark explores this iconic predator's much maligned reputation as it takes viewers around the world to tell the true story of the great white's threatened role atop the oceanic food chain.

Mysteries of the Unseen World
In the National Geographic tradition of powerful natural-history images and storytelling, Mysteries of the Unseen World reveals once-invisible dimensions of nature that are filled with beauty and wonder-- and hold secrets crucial to our survival.

Flight of the Butterflies 3D
A scientific adventure story about the remarkable Monarch butterfly which makes one of the longest migrations on Earth with pinpoint navigational accuracy to a secluded place it has never been. Follow the monarchs' perilous and extraordinary journey through the story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find their remote hideaway in the mountains of Mexico.

PLANETARIUM SHOWS

For more information, visit: omsi.edu/planetarium

To Space and Back
Now Showing Daily at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun at 11:30 a.m.
To Space and Back, narrated by James May, takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day. Discover how we've been changed by space exploration, and what we owe to curiosity and the spirit of discovery.

Perfect Little Planet
Now Showing Daily at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun at 4:30 p.m.
Imagine the ultimate space vacation! Discover our solar system through a new set of eyes--a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto, our best known dwarf planet. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms of Jupiter. Walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? A solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.

Starry Nights LIVE!
Now Showing Daily at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.; Sat-Sun at 4:00 p.m.
Showing Daily at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.; and 4:00 p.m. starting June 14 Learn about the interesting stories of the constellations and others in this live presentation in OMSI's Kendall Planetarium. It is not just stars in the night sky--planets, constellations, zodiac, shooting stars, and satellites are all there if you know when and where to look. Navigate by the stars and discover how you can become a backyard astronomer. Topics will change monthly and graphics will be programmed accordingly. All shows are hosted and narrated live by OMSI planetarium staff.

MATINEE LASER SHOWS

August

Laser Movie Madness
Showing Daily at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.; Sat-Sun at 11:00 a.m.
Music from the movies is brought to life in Laser Movie Madness, featuring a compilation of soundtrack favorites set to spectacular lasers.
Song List: "Circle of Life" from The Lion King (Carmen Twillie), Theme from Jurassic Park (John Williams), "Derezzed" from Tron: Legacy (Daft Punk), "The Galaxy Song" from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (Eric Idle), "Imperial March" from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (John Williams),"Conversation" from Close Encounters of the Third Kind (John Williams), "Danger Zone" from Top Gun (Kenny Loggins), Theme from Lone Ranger (William Tell Overture) Gioachino Rossini)

September

NEW INFO
Laser Galactic Odyssey
Showing Daily at 3:00 p.m.; Sat-Sun at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
A musical tour of the galaxy that mixes stellar lasers with science fiction themes, rock and electronic music.
Song List: Galaxy Song - Monty Python, Major Tom - Peter Schilling, Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai, Cotton Eye Joe - Rednexx, Lost in Space - Apollo 440, Fire on High - ELO

EVENING LASER SHOWS (Fridays and Saturdays only)

August

8:15 p.m.
Beatles - Rock and Roll Music, Twist and Shout, Drive My Car, All Together Now, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, With a Little Help from My Friends, Octopus's Garden, Get Back, The End

9:30 p.m.
Pink Floyd Vision Bell - Keep Talking, One Slip, Astronomy Domine, Any Colour You Like, Brain Damage, Eclipse, Have A Cigar, Wish you Were Here, Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 1), The Happiest Day of Our Lives, Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2), Hey You, Is There Anybody Out There?, Pigs on the Wing (Pt. 2)

September

8:15 p.m.
Beatles - Rock and Roll Music, Twist and Shout, Drive My Car, All Together Now, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, With a Little Help from My Friends, Octopus's Garden, Get Back, The End

9:30 p.m.
Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon - Speak To Me, Breathe, On The Run, Time, Breathe (Reprise), The Great Gig In The Sky, Money, Us and Them, Any Colour You Like, Brain Damage, Eclipse.

OMSI CONTACT INFO
Phone: 503.797.4000 or 800.955.6674
Website: www.omsi.edu

PRICING
Museum Admission: $13.00 Adults, $9.50 Youth 3-13 and Seniors 63+, FREE for members Submarine: $6.75 (Tours are for ages 3 and above) Empirical Theater Before 6pm: $8.50 Adults, $6.50 Youth 3-13 and Seniors 63+, $1 off for members Empirical Theater 6pm and After: $7 Adults, $6 Youth 3-13 and Seniors 63+, $1 off for members Planetarium: $5.75 Non-Members/$4.75 Members Matinee Laser Light Shows: $5.75 Non-Members/$4.75 Members Evening Laser Light Shows: $7.50
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Average health insurance rates lower in 2015
Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services - 08/01/14
Salem - The Department of Consumer and Business Services' Insurance Division has approved rates for 2015 individual and small employer health insurance plans, and on average, they are lower than 2014 rates.

Although the rate changes vary by insurer, the average monthly premium for an individual standard plan for a 40-year-old in Portland in 2015 is estimated at $250, compared to $262 in 2014. For a similar small employer plan, the average 2015 premium is an estimated $308 per month, compared with $327 in 2014. A table showing sample 2015 premiums can be found here: http://www.oregon.gov/DCBS/docs/Rate_filing_decision.pdf.

"Our rigorous review included public hearings and analysis to ensure rates are reasonable and support a sustainable market," said Insurance Commissioner Laura Cali. "Ultimately, the approved rates are lower on average than in 2014, reflecting the effect of competition and Oregonians' expanded access to health coverage."

The rates, which affect about 10 percent of Oregonians, are for plans for businesses with fewer than 50 employees and individuals who buy their own coverage rather than getting it through an employer. The Insurance Division must approve any rates before they can be charged to policyholders. The review included plans that comply with the Affordable Care Act, as well as "transitional" and "grandfathered" plans that existed before Jan. 1, 2014. Along with 14 insurers, two Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPS) filed proposed rates with the division.

During the review, the division's actuarial staff analyzed the justifications that insurers provided to support their proposed rates. Some insurers lowered their claims cost projections because of reductions in uncompensated care. Uncompensated care is a term for medical services that go unpaid by patients without insurance or who can't afford to pay their portion of the cost. With more Oregonians covered by insurance with enhanced benefits, providers are reporting less uncompensated care. If insurers did not account for this change in their rate proposal, the Insurance Division lowered their projected claims costs and factored it into the approved rate.

The issue of uncompensated care was also a focal point of analysis provided by Oregon State Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG). The division uses federal grant dollars to contract with OSPIRG to represent consumers and participate in the rate review process.

"OSPIRG's role - as well as the comments we receive from the public - are very important in helping the division better understand the impact of rate changes on consumers," Cali said.

The division will provide more information on the reasoning behind each rate decision by mid-August when it posts decision summaries on www.oregonhealthrates.org. Premium examples by region also will be available on www.oregonhealthrates.org by mid-August. Changes to people's monthly premiums will vary depending on age, location, how many family members are on the plan, and plan choice.
07/31/14
Haystack Fire Evening Update, Thursday, July 31, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/31/14
Oregon Department of Forestry
Incident Management Team 1
John Buckman, Incident Commander


Haystack Complex
Evening Update
July 31, 2014, 8:00 p.m.

This afternoon firefighting resources responded to a new fire, Hog Ridge, located about 9 miles northwest of Dayville. It was initially reported at 5 acres and grew rapidly to approximately 55 acres before resources were able to slow it's growth about 4:00 p.m. Responding to the fire were firefighters from the Oregon Department of Forestry's John Day Unit, a pre-identified initial attack task force from the Haystack Complex, 6 single engine air tankers, and 6 helicopters. Work will continue on this fire overnight and the new fire will be managed as part of the Haystack Complex beginning August 1, 2014.

The most challenging of the existing fires is the Haystack Fire located 3 miles northeast of Spray. This fire does not currently have an active fire perimeter by is still requiring quite a bit of attention. According to John Flannigan night Operations Chief "it is still hot under the junipers, and that heat looks hidden but can take off on us". Crews and engines worked today to extinguish the heat remaining in this 1,200 acre fire.

The other two fires are currently in mop up after their initial runs though mixed conifer and grass fuels. The Throop Fire, located about 3 miles northeast of Dayville is mapped at 490 acres. The Steet Fire located 7 miles northeast of Monument is mapped at 50 acres.

Tomorrow two task forces consisting of a handcrew, two engines, and a dozer will be made available from Haystack Complex resources to assist local firefighters if needed to respond to new fires within the general vicinity.


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Fire-at-a-Glance:

Size: 1,740 acres (3 fires)
Location: Spray, Oregon
Containment: 50%
Cause: Lightning
Fuels: Grass, brush, timber
Personnel: 498
Crews: 18
Engines: 17
Dozers: 6
Water Tenders: 3
Air Tankers: 2 (available)
Helicopters: 6 (available)
Estimated Cost: $630,000
Evacuations: None
Structures: 0
Closures/Restrictions: None
Announcements: None
For More Information: 503-758-8253
Rep. Bonamici Introduces Bipartisan Tsunami Warning Bill
Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries - 07/31/14
Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48) introduced a bill today to strengthen tsunami detection and warning systems, improve response and resiliency, and better protect communities vulnerable to a tsunami.

"The Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act will improve the country's understanding of the threat posed by tsunami events. The legislation will improve the forecasting and notification systems, support local community outreach and preparedness and response plans, and develop supportive technologies," Congresswoman Bonamici said. "Three years ago, the world witnessed the overwhelming power and destruction of a tsunami when Japan experienced a massive earthquake off its coast. The waves caused by the Tohoku earthquake near Japan reached as far as the West Coast of the United States and caused damage to the coast in my home state of Oregon and the coast of California. This bill helps to address the risk faced by communities on both coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico by improving our mitigation and research program and enhancing community outreach and planning."

The legislation, which has the support of Science, Space, and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), strengthens the tsunami warning system so it is capable of forecasting tsunami arrival and damage estimates. The bill strengthens the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's hazard mitigation program through additional technical and financial assistance to communities and it establishes a working group to provide advice on tsunami science and technology. The bill also supports development of community-based outreach and education programs to ensure community readiness and resilience. Also sponsoring the bill are Oregon's two other members with coastal areas in their districts, Representatives Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Kurt Schrader (OR-05).

"I'm proud to cosponsor the Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2014," Congressman Rohrabacher said. "We have seen time and again the devastating impacts that tsunami can have. We must learn more about tsunami events, provide better and more accurate tsunami forecasting, and reduce impacts on at-risk communities. This legislation will do that, and help us make certain that all of America's coastal communities are adequately prepared and properly warned for any tsunami event, all in a fiscally responsible manner."

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Red Cross Responds to Lane County House Fire
American Red Cross - Cascades Region - 07/31/14
Disaster action team volunteers of the American Red Cross responded to a disaster in the 1900 block of Harbor Drive in Springfield, Ore. This single-family fire affected two adults. Red Cross provided clothing, food, and information about disaster mental health and disaster health services.
Fun Is Affordable at the Oregon State Fair: Adult Admission reduced this year with early-bird discounts available until Aug. 21
Amber Lindsey PR - 07/31/14
SALEM, OR - July 31, 2014 - A family day at the Oregon State Fair is a better value than ever in 2014! Adult admission is reduced to $8, down from $11 last year, and includes limited first-come admission to daily headlining concerts in the L.B. Day Amphitheater, as well as the state's best in entertainment, animals, arts and exhibits. Those who plan their trip in advance can save even more on admission at participating Safeway stores and on carnival rides at Portland Perks and participating Walgreens stores.

Participating Safeway stores will sell $5 tickets for adults, children and seniors Aug. 1-21, representing a $3 savings for adults and a $1 savings for children and seniors.

The Comcast Blast Pass provides unlimited carnival rides plus three free games for just $35 through Aug. 21 at http://oregonstatefair.org, at participating Walgreens stores and through Portland Perks: http://www.getmyperks.com/deal/portland. At the fair, the carnival pass will cost $50 and will include a free corndog, soft drink or popcorn.

New this year: Admission ticket includes limited free concert seating for big-name acts comprising rock, country and comedy in the L.B. Day Amphitheater. Limited VIP Experience concert tickets - available now at www.oregonstatefair.org - include premium reserved seating, fair admission, preferred access to concessions and a chance to win backstage access if purchased prior to the day of the show.

Daily deals and discounts - posted at http://oregonstatefair.org/special-days-promotions/ - continue through the duration of the fair. Highlights include:


FRIDAY, August 22: Food Bank Friday - Bring two or more cans of food for $5 admission. Donations support the Marion-Polk Food Share and Oregon Food Bank.

SATURDAY, August 23: Les Schwab Kids Day - Free admission for kids 11 and younger; coupons available at participating Les Schwab stores.

SUNDAY, August 24: Sleep Country Family Day - Four admission tickets of any combination for $16 - up to a 50 percent savings; coupons available at participating Sleep Country stores.

WEDNESDAY, August 27: Hump Day BOGO - Receive another admission ticket for free admission to be used Thursday through Labor Day.

THURSDAY, August 28: Celebrate Freedom Day - Veterans receive free fair admission, which includes special veterans programming and free seating for the Charlie Daniels Band, playing at 7 p.m. in the L.B. Day Amphitheater.

SUNDAY, August 31: Sleep Country Family Day - Four admission tickets of any combination for $16 - up to a 50 percent savings; coupons available at participating Sleep Country stores.


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About the Oregon State Fair
Named one of Huffington's Posts top ten state fairs, the 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.
Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Update for Thursday, July 31, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/31/14
This is an Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) fire update - REVISED - for Thursday, July 31, 2014.

FIRES
Lightning continued to move through southwest/southern Oregon, the Cascades, and central Oregon yesterday afternoon and evening, igniting fires in those areas of the state on all ownerships. Firefighting agencies are busy doing reconnaissance and initial attack on fires that have been identified, and reconnaissance for other possible strikes. Lightning continues in the forecast for the remainder of the week and through the week-end.

Large fires currently burning within ODF's protection jurisdiction include:

Southwest Oregon District: Last night's lightning storms in the area resulted in several fire starts on ODF's Southwest Oregon District, with the largest being the 80-100-acre Salt Creek Fire, north of Sprignett Butte near Salt Creek Road, approximately 10 miles west of Shady Cove, and two other 10-acre fires Round Top Butte in the same general vicinity. ODF Incident Management Team 2 (Incident Commander Chris Cline) has been dispatched to assist the district with these and other fire starts as needed.

For the second time this fire season, ODF is initiating Operations Plan Smokey to deploy National Guard Helicopters to support the wildland fire-fighting effort. The Governor's prior declaration covers this as it was to remain in effect until the fire threat is significantly relieved or the fire season ends. Today's request for resources include two heavy helicopters (Chinooks) and one light helicopter (Lakota) in support of the "Beaver Complex Fire" just north of Medford Oregon. The Medivac ship for state-wide mobilization is also under consideration today.

Southwest Oregon District - Grants Pass Unit: The Reeves Creek Fire, that was reported on Monday, July 28, at 6:38 p.m., burning on forestlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry south of Selma ((25 miles southwest of Grants Pass in Josephine County), is reported today as 75 percent contained, at 204 acres and in mop-up. Unless the situation changes, this will be the last report on this fire.

Central Oregon District - John Day Unit: Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team 1 (Incident Commander John Buckman) assumed command of the Haystack Complex at 6:00 a.m. on July 31, 2014 The Incident Command Post is located at Spray and the fires, on private lands, are full suppression fires. Current status: Haystack Fire: ODOT opened State Route 207 the afternoon on July 30, 2014 after fire activity slowed in the area. The fire is located approximately three miles northeast of Spray and is now estimated at approximately 890 acres; Steet Fire, located in the Monument vicinity, and is currently mapped at approximately 50 acres; Throop Fire: located three miles north of Dayville and currently mapped at approximately 490 acres. All these fires are burning in a mixed fuel type comprised of scattered conifers, brush and grasses. Firefighting resources continue to arrive at the incident and current resources working on the incident include 10 crews, 6 dozers, 12 engines, 3 tenders, and 300 personnel. Air resources are available from the John Day Helibase and include three air tankers and four helicopters. Information on this complex will be available on the Inciweb site at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4020/.

Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon
More information on the following fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.
As management of these fires continues to result in Incident Management Teams transitioning them back over to local units, they will be removed from this list; information may still be found on the Inciweb site (URL above).

Pumice Complex: Located approximately two miles from the south boundary of Crater Lake National Park, the Pumice Flat Fire was reported at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Monday, July 28 (believed to be lightning hold-over fire from lightning received the week before). The local South Central Oregon Incident Management Team (IC Leyland Hunter) assumed command of the fire earlier in the week, and that fire remains 100 percent lined, 25 acres, 75 percent containment. However, last night additional lightning strikes resulted in 16 known additional fire starts within the park, so the team is now working on that complex of fires, with a strategy of 100 percent suppression. More information on this fire can be found on the fire's Inciweb site at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4014/.

Launch Fire: Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 2 began managing operations on this fire burning in the Sky Lakes Wilderness Area on the Fremont-Winema National Forest this morning, July 31. The fire, approximately 75 acres, has resulted in special restrictions and prohibitions to roads, trails, and specific areas of the Fremont-Winema National Forest's Klamath Ranger District. More information on this fire can be found on the fire's Inciweb site at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4018/ .

Kitten Complex: 22,700 acres, 90 percent contained. Management of these fires (Brogan Hill, Kitten Canyon, North Juniper, and Stemler) is being turned back of to the local unit (BLM Vale District) tonight.

Bridge 99 Complex: 5,699 acres, 95 percent contained, management of this fire has turned back over to the Deschutes National Forest local team.

Ochoco Complex: 10,004 acres, 94 percent contained. Management of this complex transitioned to a small team on July 30, 2014.

Bingham Complex: 452 acres, 50 percent contained; management of this fire has been turned back over to the local unit.

Hurricane Creek Fire: 900 acres, 20 percent contained. The Wallowa-Whitman National Fire is monitoring the fire, burning in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, dropping water on hot spots, and evaluating the potential for increased activity, ready to respond if the fire moves north and threatens ODF-protected forestlands. Yesterday, the fire was active on the south end, and crews also conducted burn-out on the northwest corner of the fire, strengthening the line nearest to private lands.

Buzzard Complex: 395,747 acres, 98 percent contained; management of this fire has been turned back over to the local unit.

Center Fire: 2,515 acres, 99 percent contained.

Logging Unit Fires: 10,447 acres, 80 percent contained.

Shaniko Butte Fire: 42,044 acres, 85 percent contained; management of this fire has been turned back over to the local unit.

FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

Jeri Chase | Public Information Officer
General Media Contact
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State St., Salem, OR 97310

Desk 503-945-7201
Cell 503-931-2721
jchase@odf.state.or.us
Update #4: Added Info & Photo - Searchers Find Missing 18-Yr Old Alive in Northern Lake County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/31/14
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According to Lake County Sheriff Phil McDonald, all search and rescue personnel and resources are leaving the area after KEVIN MULERT, age 18, was found alive Thursday morning by searchers on horseback about 1.5 miles southeast of the camp he was reported missing from in northern Lake County.

Updated information from Sheriff McDonald related to the search:

* Lake County Sheriff's Office was notified Wednesday, July 30, at 10:45 a.m. that Kevin Mulert was missing. The sheriff's office immediately started gathering resources and personnel. Two helicopters, one from the Oregon National Guard and one from Emergency Air Lift out of Klamath Falls, were searching the area by air at about 2:30 p.m. Personnel and resources began arriving on the ground about 3:00 p.m.

* Searchers looked for Mulert until about 12:30 a.m. and then started again Thursday at daylight.

* Approximately 30 search and rescue personnel from Lake County, Deschutes County, and Klamath County were involved in Thursday's search. Personnel and resources provided by Jackson County Sheriff's Office were about 15 minutes from the search area when Mulert was found.

* Sheriff McDonald identified the three searchers who found Mulert as Norma Angelee, Deanie Sheridan, and Dennis Sheridan (photograph provided with release). They are members of the Lake County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue team.

According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office website, the search and rescue team is comprised of citizen volunteers, who often providing their own equipment, that provide search and rescue services for the Sheriff's Office. Many members maintain their own specialty including aircraft operation and air scent dogs. During recent years, in addition to traditional searches for missing persons, SAR has been used for deceased recovery, crime scene search, and mutual aid with adjoining and nearby counties.

An Oregon State Police (OSP) detective is enroute to the hospital to conduct a follow up interview.

Photograph of searchers - Source: Lake County Sheriff's Office
(Left to right: Norma Angelee, Deanie Sheridan, & Dennis Sheridan)

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Attached Media Files: 2014-07/1002/76450/073114.LakeCo_Searchers.jpg
Update: Driver Cited For DUII After Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 199 north of Cave Junction (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/31/14
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An adult female is facing a charge for DUII following her involvement in a single vehicle injury traffic crash on Highway 199 north of Cave Junction in Josephine County. The woman's name is released in this update.

On July 30, 2014 at approximately 4:39 p.m., A Chevrolet pickup driven by ROSE SALLEE, age 51, from Grants Pass, was traveling on Highway 199 near milepost 23 when it traveled off the highway and struck a tree. SALLEE was extricated by Illinois Valley Fire District firefighters and then transported by Mercy Flights air ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Initial investigation led OSP to cite SALLEE for DUII. Recruit Trooper Doug Krell is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Illinois Valley Fire District, AMR Ambulance, Mercy Flights, and ODOT.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Update #3: Searchers Find Missing 18-Year Old Alive in Northern Lake County
Oregon State Police - 07/31/14
Lake County Sheriff Phil McDonald announced that KEVIN MULERT, age 18, was found alive Thursday morning at approximately 10:30 a.m. by searchers on horseback about 1.5 miles southeast of the camp where he was reported missing from in northern Lake County. Searchers provided initial medical care and water as it appeared he was dehydrated. A National Guard helicopter was reportedly taking him to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for an examination.

More information will be provided later today when available.

Lake County Sheriff's Office extends their thanks to all the search & rescue personnel, resources and partner agencies providing assistance during the search.

His family and camp program staff have been notified.

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Update #2: Names & Added Photo - Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 26 near Brightwood in Clackamas County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/31/14
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's two vehicle serious injury traffic crash that occurred on Highway 26 near Brightwood in Clackamas County. Names and other information are released in this update.

Updated information indicates on July 30, 2014 at approximately 3:35 p.m., a 1994 Ford pickup driven by TREVOR E. HUGHES, age 26, from Rhododendron, was traveling eastbound on Highway 26 near milepost 39 when it traveled across the center turn lane and into the westbound lanes. The pickup collided head-on with a 2004 Subaru Legacy station wagon that was traveling in the right westbound lane. After impact, the pickup rolled before coming to rest on its side.

The Subaru's driver, JOHN M. FLETCHER, age 18, from Battleground, Washington, was extricated and transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) with critical injuries. He was using safety restraints and the car's airbags deployed.

HUGHES was transported by ground ambulance to OHSU where he was treated and released for minor injuries. He was using safety restraints.

OSP troopers and detectives from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash with the assistance of the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office. Senior Trooper Dan Swift is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Hoodland Fire Department, and ODOT.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Linkville Pioneer Cemetery listed in the National Register of Historic Places (Photo)
Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. - 07/31/14
Linkville Pioneer Cemetery
Linkville Pioneer Cemetery
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The Linkville Pioneer Cemetery was established at this location in 1885, after having been moved from downtown in order to establish what was later called the Ankeny Canal. The cemetery as it currently appears is a result of a 1931 renovation, when the citizens of Klamath Falls sought to improve the cemetery's appearance. The formal stone entries, wire fencing, and most of the trees seen at the cemetery today are part of this 1931 design. The history embodied in the markers in the cemetery include the range wars of the late 1800s and early 1900s in the Klamath Falls area; the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II at the Tule Lake Segregation Center, commemorated by several graves; and three graves of the victims of a Japanese balloon bomb, also associated with World War II. Today the cemetery still maintains its panoramic views of the city, despite the residential development that surrounds it.

Oregon's State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation recommended the site's nomination in their February 2014 meeting. It is one of twenty-two historic properties in Klamath Falls that are now listed in the National Register, which is maintained by the National Park Service under the authority of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. It is one of about 30 cemeteries in Oregon that are listed in the National Register.

More information about the National Register and recent Oregon lists is online at www.oregonheritage.org (click on "National Register" at left of page).


Attached Media Files: National Register nomination , Press Release , Linkville Pioneer Cemetery
Update: Lake County Sheriff's Office Coordinating Search For Missing 18-Year Old Male From Wilderness Program in Northern Lake County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 07/31/14
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Lake County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of several partner search and rescue personnel and neighboring sheriff offices, is continuing the search this morning for KEVIN ROBERT MULERT, age 18, from Deerfield, Illinois, in a remote area of northern Lake County, Oregon.

MULERT was reported missing Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from a therapeutic wilderness program after program staff members discovered him missing about 8:00 a.m. from the program's camp site about six miles south of Frederick Butte. The location is in northern Lake County, a remote area about 20 miles south of Highway 20 and the community of Hampton.

An update this morning from Lake County Sheriff Phil McDonald regarding today's search effort:

* Approximately 30 searchers from search & rescue teams out of Lake, Deschutes, and Klamath counties are at the site focusing on a 5-mile area around the program's camp site.
* Search teams on the ground include personnel on horses, ATVs, motor vehicles and on foot. A search canine is also expected to join searchers again today.
* Air resources, fixed wing and helicopter, from the Civil Air Patrol and Oregon National Guard will search from the air.
* The California Oregon Oregon Regional Search & Rescue Task Force (CORSAR) has been contacted for additional resources when needed. This group includes personnel from Jackson County, Douglas County, Josephine County, Klamath County, Curry County, Coos County, Oregon State Police, Siskiyou County, Del Norte County, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, Brim Aviation, Crater Lake National Park Service, American Red Cross, and Civil Air Patrol. The CORSAR team provides trained search and rescue personnel, search management, and other related resources to federal, state, and local authorities to further safeguard and save lives.

According to Sheriff McDonald, temperatures again today are expected to be in the mid to upper 90s with the potential for thunderstorms.

MULERT is described as a biracial male, 5"11, 200 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. He may have been wearing glasses and was believed to be wearing a red fleece jacket, khaki shorts, and socks. He was not wearing shoes and walked away undetected from the camp during the early morning hours.

Anyone traveling in the area that sees someone matching his description should immediately call 9-1-1 or OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 776-6111.

Please note that Sheriff McDonald is not available for media contact while coordinating the search. At his request, updates will be provided in news releases and Twitter (@ORStatePolice) distributed by Oregon State Police. Media and the public can periodically check for news release updates at:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/pages/news_releases.aspx

Sheriff McDonald has provided 3 photographs of the area where searchers are working today. These photos, along with 2 photographs of Kevin Mulert and an map of the general search area are a provided in links with this release.

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07/30/14
It's summer! When watering trees, remember to water them deeply
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/30/14
The weather forecast is calling for high temperatures around much of the state through the weekend. Unfortunately, signs of tree stress caused by lack of water are already observable in some Oregon communities.

"Summer temperatures can be hard on trees, especially landscape trees in our urban areas," says Kristin Ramstad, an urban forester with the Oregon Department of Forestry. "If trees aren't well-watered, warm weather and prolonged drought eventually make trees more susceptible to insect and disease problems," adds Ramstad.

Seems like a good time to remember that when temperatures in Oregon get warm and stay warm, it can take a toll on trees as well as people. In other words, summer is both a time people need shade from trees, and when trees really need people to care for them.

The Oregon Department of Forestry suggests a few tips for keeping your trees healthy during times of heat stress.

Symptoms of drought
One of the first signs that a deciduous tree (i.e., a tree that loses its leaves in the winter) needs water is that its leaves begin to look dull, and sometimes, limp. More advanced symptoms of needing water are browning of leaves, wilting, and curling at the edges.

Leaves may also develop a scorched or burned look, turning yellow or brown on outside edges, or between leaf veins. Leaves may even appear smaller than usual, drop prematurely, or turn brown but remain on the tree.

Conifers are evergreen trees such as Ponderosa Pine or Douglas-fir. When drought-stressed, their needles may turn yellow, red, purple or brown.

Watering do's and don'ts

Given their benefits, longevity, and contributions to the environment, give your trees higher watering priority than lawns. Keep in mind that if trees are only provided with shallow water every day, they're probably only getting a fraction of what they need. Watering trees for short periods of time encourages shallow rooting, which can lead to future health problems for the tree.

To make sure your tree gets the water it needs, saturate the soil within the drip line - that's the circle that could be drawn on the soil around the tree directly under the tips of its outermost branches. Using a regular hose or a soaker hose, water deeply and slowly - slowly is important, so the water doesn't run-off. To make sure it gets enough water, keep moving the hose around different areas under the tree.

For conifers, water 3 to 5 feet beyond the drip line on all sides of the tree. Also, if you have a choice, water trees during the cooler part of the day. Another way to water trees slowly is to put a nail hole in the bottom (near the edge) of a five gallon bucket. Fill the bucket with water, and leave the slowly leaking bucket under the canopy of the tree. Do this twice or three times per tree, moving the bucket each time.

Other tips: consider a water probe, and use mulch

Sometimes a tree's roots dry out even though it appears the soil around the roots is moist; this occasionally happens with recently-planted trees whose roots were wrapped in burlap. One way around this is to use a water miser probe, or water probe. These devices work like a long needle and basically pump water into the ground, and are available at your local hardware store or through your landscaper or arborist.

Using mulch is an excellent way to care for trees in warm weather, as it helps the soil below trees retain moisture and stay cool. Mulch can be made of bark, wood chips, leaves and evergreen needles. Apply mulch within the drip line, at a depth of four inches, leaving a six-inch space between the mulch and tree trunk. Mulch will also help discourage weeds.

Lastly, don't plant annual flowers or other groundcovers under the canopy of your tree, as they'll compete with the tree's roots for moisture and nutrients.


Good tree care = a good investment

Trees and forests enhance quality of life in many ways, providing shade, wildlife habitat, clean air, wood and other products, raising property values, and providing clean, healthy streams. What's more, on hot days, we all rely on the respite we get from the shade of the trees in our yards and communities. Therefore, it is a really good idea to keep our trees healthy and watered.

Proper tree care - including deep watering of trees during hot summer and warm fall months - pays big dividends in the long run.

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For more information about trees and tree care:
www.isa-arbor.com/
www.treesaregood.com/treecare/treecareinfo.aspx
Return from the Burn is Aug. 15-17 at Tillamook Forest Center (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/30/14
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You are invited to attend the free 8th annual "Return from the Burn" event at the Tillamook Forest Center Friday, August 15th through Sunday, August 17th, from 10am to 5pm each day.

Join us for three days of fun celebrating the unique Tillamook State Forest. Throughout the weekend we will host engaging activities and displays representing the history of the forest before, during and after the fires. Thanks to the generous support of the Tillamook Forest
Heritage Trust, this year's event will include new activities. On Saturday we are featuring the band Timberbound, who will offer two sets of old logger's songs, including their rendition of "Tillamook Burn." Also, we will have a special steam donkey presentation that will showcase how this 1880s machine became the workhorse of the woods. At the event you can:

* Meet Smokey Bear & his firefighting friends - receive a free goodie bag!
* Have fun during children's story time and puppet show
* Eat yummy BBQ available for purchase from the Coyote's Grill
* Visit with wildland firefighters and see their gear
* Drop a smoke jumper from the lookout tower
* Tap your feet while listening to Timberbound's old logger's songs (Saturday at 12:30 & 3 pm)
* Get wet exploring the Wilson River with Tillamook Estuaries Partnership staff on Saturday
* Watch a special steam donkey presentation
* Check out unique seasonal displays, face painting and much more!
* Enjoy free admission, events, and activities. Your generous donations to the Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust help support programs and events like this.

This year's Tillamook Forest Center "Return from the Burn" event is offered in conjunction with Tillamook County's "A Step Back in Time" which offers visitors an opportunity to visit several other museums and take a scenic train ride for an all-inclusive $15.00 pass. For more information on "A Step Back in Time", please call the Garibaldi Maritime Museum at (503) 322-8411.

We hope you'll join us for the "Return from the Burn" event this year for some free family fun!

LOCATION, DAYS AND HOURS
The Tillamook Forest Center is located on Highway 6 at milepost 22; approximately one hour from Portland and 20 minutes from the city of Tillamook. Summer hours (7 days a week from 10 am to 5 pm) continue through September 7. Fall hours (Wednesday - Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm) begin on September 8, 2014. For more information about the Tillamook Forest Center, visit www.tillamookforestcenter.org or call toll free (866) 930-4646.


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Deputies Recover Stolen BBQ
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/30/14
Today at 2:00 p.m., an anonymous tipster called the Sheriff's Office which, led deputies to the 3500 block of Brooklake Road NE, where they recovered a BBQ stolen from a Salem resident. When deputies arrived the found the BBQ in the front yard of a residence. The resident claims to have purchased the BBQ for $500.00 from a patron who brought it to their yard sale over the weekend.

As of this time there are no criminal charges being brought against the person who was in possession of the BBQ. Deputies are in the process of returning the BBQ to its rightful owner.
Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Update, Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 07/30/14
This is an Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) fire update for Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

FIRES
Lightning moved through southwest Oregon, the Cascades, and central, southeast Oregon last night igniting fires across the state on all ownerships. Firefighting agencies are busy doing reconnaissance and initial attack on fires that have been identified, and reconnaissance for other possible strikes. Lightning continues in the forecast for the remainder of the week.

Large fires currently burning within ODF's protection jurisdiction include:

Southwest Oregon District - Grants Pass Unit: The Reeves Creek Fire, that was reported on Monday, July 28, at 6:38 p.m., burning on forestlands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry south of Selma ((25 miles southwest of Grants Pass in Josephine County), is reported today as 50 percent contained, at 232 acres. The fire had previously, yesterday, evening, been reported at 90 percent contained, but that has been reduced because of weather concerns, including a Red Flag Warning in effect for much of the district and that the area may receive strong, erratic winds, 100-degree temperatures, and vegetation in the fire area being extremely dry. The cause is under investigation.

Central Oregon District - John Day Unit: Lightning yesterday afternoon and last night caused several fires in an area of the communities of Dayville, Spray, and Monument. A local Incident Management Team was dispatched and has made good progress controlling two of the three major fires on ODF forestlands. These fires are the 100-acre Street Fire, burning six miles northeast of Monument, which poses the most serious control issues at this time; the Haystack Fire, burning four miles northeast of Spray - 800 acres, and the Troop Fire, the biggest of three fires burning three miles north of Dayville, at approximately 250 acres.

Fires on other jurisdictions in Oregon
(More information on the following fires can be found at: http://nwccweb.us/index.aspx and http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Pumice Flat - Located approximately two miles from the south boundary of Crater Lake National Park, this fire was reported at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Monday, July 28 (believed to be lightning hold-over fire from lightning received the week before). The local South Central Oregon Incident Management Team (IC Leyland Hunter) has assumed command of the fire which is 100 percent lined today, but still at 25 acres and now at 75 percent containment. There continues to be spot fires and isolated torching to the north end, and, as elsewhere, red flag warnings remain in effect and last night's thunderstorms brought multiple lightning strikes to the area that are being investigated.

Kitten Complex - 22,700 acres, 85 percent contained.

Bridge 99 Complex - 5,699 acres, 95 percent contained, management of this fire has turned back over to the Deschutes National Forest local team.

Ochoco Complex - 10,004 acres, 94 percent contained. Management of this fire is being transitioned to a small team today, July 30, 2014.

Bingham Complex - 452 acres, 50 percent contained; management of this fire has been turned back over to the local unit.

Hurricane Creek Fire - 502 acres, 20 percent contained. The Wallowa-Whitman National Fire is monitoring the fire, burning in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, dropping water on hot spots, and evaluating the potential for increased activity, ready to respond if the fire moves north and threatens ODF-protected forestlands.

Buzzard Complex - 395,747 acres, 98 percent contained; management of this fire has been turned back over to the local unit.

Center Fire - 2,515 acres, 99 percent contained.

Logging Unit Fires - 10,447 acres, 80 percent contained.

Shaniko Butte Fire - 42,044 acres, 85 percent contained; management of this fire has been turned back over to the local unit.

FIRE STATISTICS
Due to heavy firefighting activity our fire statistics have not been updated. They will return when the database has been made current.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

OTHER FIRE INFORMATION
ODF maintains a blog at http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com/, which includes breaking news on wildfires statewide, along with current fire statistics, and a frequently updated Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/ORDeptForestry.

For information on wildfires in other jurisdictions within Oregon, go to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center website, http://www.nwccweb.us/ and to the national Incident Information System website at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.

Statewide air quality index readings are available at http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx.

NEWS MEDIA
News media may call the Fire Information Duty Officer, (see below), 24/7 for fire information. The duty officer will call back promptly. Media may also call the Oregon Department of Forestry headquarters office, 503-945-7200, weekdays during business hours.

Jeri Chase | Public Information Officer
General Media Contact
Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State St., Salem, OR 97310

Desk 503-945-7201
Cell 503-931-2721
jchase@odf.state.or.us
Residents Asked to be on the Lookout for Burglary Suspect **Update Suspect Identified** (Photo)
Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 07/30/14
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The Sheriff's Office has successfully identified the burglary suspect involved in a chase near Drift Creek Road NE. Rodney Allen Tishmack, age 51, of Woodburn was arrested yesterday afternoon after being seen by a local resident exiting a barn. Deputies believe Tishmack stayed in the barn overnight after being chased by Sheriff's Deputies.

Tishmack was arrested without incident while walking away from the barn, he was not armed. After his arrest Tishmack was transported to the Marion County Jail where he is being held on Criminal Mischief and Trespassing charges. Once deputies wrap up their investigation they will return to the jail and charge Tishmack with additional crimes.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank its community members for the tips that led to Tishmack's capture.


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Earlier today deputies with the Sheriff's Office detained and arrested a male in the area of yesterday's burglary near Drift Creek Road NE. The Sheriff's Office is confident they have arrested the burglary suspect however, we are working with the victim to positively identify the suspect before charging him with the appropriate criminal offenses related to yesterdays incident.

Until the victim has an opportunity to speak with investigators no further details or releases regarding the male will be made. The Sheriff's Office expects this investigation will conclude sometime tomorrow.

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Attached is a photograph of the stolen truck recovered in this case. Anyone with information is asked to call 503-588-5032.

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Today at 3:00 p.m., residents near Seminole Road NE and Mustang Road NE interrupted the burglary of their residence. The suspect a white, male adult, in his 40's with shaggy hair, black pants and no shirt fled the scene in a stolen vehicle.

A short time later the vehicle was located in the 2500 block of Drift Creek Road NE and chased into a nearby Christmas tree farm. The male abandoned the stolen vehicle and fled on foot. At this point deputies believe when the man fled he may have been armed with a shotgun. Due to the rural nature and the location the suspect fled deputies are not tracking the suspect.

Deputies are asking that if anyone sees the suspect to please call 911 immediately.


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Lebanon Firefighters Keep Blaze from reaching Butte
Lebanon Fire Dist. - 07/30/14
Shortly after 3pm on Tuesday, Lebanon firefighters responded to the report of a structure fire at 35930 Polly Farm Ln. which sits at the base of Peterson Butte. Upon arrival crews found a field fire that was approximately 1/3 acre in size and had spread to a motor home, camp trailer, and utility trailer. The fire was moving uphill towards brush and timber. Incident Command called for a 2nd alarm which brought mutual aid from Albany Fire, Brownsville Fire, Tangent Fire, and Oregon Department of Forestry. Crews were able to control the fire just before it reached the brush. The camp trailer and motor home were total losses and the utility trailer received minor damage. A total of 24 firefighters were on scene and there were no injuries.

Cause of the fire was determined to be a campfire from the previous evening. The occupant told investigators that he had used three buckets of water to extinguish the fire and thought it was out. It was determined that there were smoldering embers, that when the temperature rose, humidity dropped, and the breeze picked up, were able to ignite surrounding vegetation.

Please remember what Smokey Bear tells us, "Campfires aren't out until they are DEAD OUT!"

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Oregon State Fair Entry Deadline for Creative and Artistic Competitions Approaches
Amber Lindsey PR - 07/30/14
SALEM, OR - July 30, 2014 - Oregonians still have time to enter Creative and Artistic competitions at the 149th Oregon State Fair, which will be held August 22 through September 1. Competition participation is more convenient than ever this year, thanks to online registration and remote intake and pickup sites located throughout Oregon.

The online registration deadline for all Creative and Artistic Competitions is Thursday, August 7, 2014. As in years past, participants may register and deliver items in person to the fairgrounds located at 2330 17th St. NE in Salem. Deliveries will be accepted daily from noon to 8pm, August 9 through 12. Some departments have different deadlines: Baked Foods are due August 19; entries for Floral and Farm & Garden will be accepted on August 21.

Participants also have the option of dropping off nonperishable items to locations in Bend, Medford, Portland, Hillsboro, Gresham, Springfield and Pendleton, as well as other areas. For a complete list of remote intake locations and details, visit the Oregon State Fair website at: www.oregonstatefair.org/competitions/creative-artistic/general-information/.
Items submitted at remote locations will be returned to those same locations.

Oregon artisans may enter as many creative departments as their time and skills allow. With exceptions noted below, there is no fee to participate in Creative and Artistic competitions, and handbooks detailing drop-off dates and participation guidelines for each department are available online at www.oregonstatefair.org/competitions/creative-artistic/. This year's Creative and Artistic competition departments include the following:

* Arts (fine art, photography, poetry) (*fee to participate)
* Baked Foods
* Decorated Cakes
* Farm and Garden
* Floral Hobbies and Collectibles
* Honey and Products of the Hive
* Needlework and Clothing
* Paper Arts
* Preserved Foods
* Quilting (*fee to participate)
* Spinning and Weaving
* Table Decorating
* Woodworking

Questions about the Creative and Artistic competitions can be asked via email sent to OSF.2014@oregon.gov or by calling 503-881-3594. Additional information is available online at www.oregonstatefair.org/competitions/creative-artistic/.

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The 149th Oregon State Fair takes place August 22 through September 1, 2014. Fair admission is reduced this year to $8 per person (ages 12 and up) and $6 (ages 6 to 11 and 62 and over). Oregon State Fair thanks its sponsors: Chemeketa Community College, NW Chevy Dealers, CHS Nutrition, Columbia Distributing, Comcast, Dairy Farmers of Oregon, Green Acres Landscape, Inc., Les Schwab, National Guard, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oregon Lottery, Ricoh, Safeway, Sleep Country USA, and Wilco. Additional information about the fair is available at www.oregonstatefair.org.