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Tuesday September 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 7641
In the days following the fires that led to evacuation of the Santiam Canyon, as a community, we began to take inventory of the many challenges that lay ahead. While fire operations, road crews, tree clearing operations, and utility work was underway, Marine Patrol Deputy Garrett Olson had visual confirmation that both Detroit Lake Marina and Kane’s Marina were destroyed. He knew that a plan to get boats out of the water was another major task among a growing list of high priority needs due to water levels in Detroit Lake. “The reservoir generally drops around 12” per day this time of year”, Deputy Olson said. He worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and county leaders to withhold the flow rate of the reservoir to keep the water levels as high as possible. This was done to afford extra time to get the boats out and to mitigate environmental impacts. Deputy Olson started formulating a plan to get all the boats out of Detroit Lake as soon as it was safe to do so. This involved a massive communication effort to almost 250 owners who still had boats on the water. With the help of Deputy Kayla Thompson, with Search and Rescue, Deputy Olson read through hundreds of emails and ...
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Tuesday September 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 7391
SALEM, Oregon - Today we saw a few areas be reduced from level 3 to level 2, see below. As levels are reduced, we want to remind community members they are permitted to return to level 2 evacuation areas, though they should remain prepared to evacuate should conditions change.  

Tuesday September 22, 2020 - Times viewed: 7390
PORTLAND, Oregon - Sewage overflowed from a manhole on a residential property on SW Bertha Boulevard near SW 27th Avenue, where it impacted a tributary of Fanno Creek. The release stopped around 9 a.m. on September 21 and crews placed warning signs in the area. The cause of the release appeared to be roots. Service has been restored. The public is advised to avoid contact with the creek for ...

Monday September 21, 2020 - Times viewed: 7401
The Level 3 (Go Now) Evacuation Notice for Highway 126 from Camp Creek Road to McKenzie Ranger Station, including connecting roads, is now a Level 2 (Be Set). The Level 2 (Be Set) Evacuation Notification for Highway 126 east of the McKenzie River Ranger Station to the junction of Highway 126 and Highway 20 (Santiam Junction) has been downgraded to Level 1 (Be Ready). Although evacuation leve ...

Monday September 21, 2020 - Times viewed: 7400
COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 526, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority reported 208 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 30,801.

Monday September 21, 2020 - Times viewed: 7424
HILLSBORO, Oregon - Hillsboro Police were called to the 300 block of Southeast Ninth Avenue after a body was found outside a medical clinic. They discovered 38-year-old Jacob Gardner of Omaha, Nebraska dead. The cause of death is under investigation, but officers are not seeking any suspects and there is no danger to the community. Gardner was indicted by a Douglas County, Nebraska grand jur ...

Friday September 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 7443
PORTLAND, Oregon - Forecasts of light rain in the Pacific Northwest raised hopes that firefighters could control some of the wildfires raging in Oregon Thursday. But rain also carries the risk of flash flooding in areas that have burned, according to the National Weather Service. Areas near the Archie Creek and Thielsen fires are flash flood watches until 11 p.m. PT Thursday. “Locally heavy rain is possible late this afternoon through this evening across the Cascades and Cascade foothills,” forecasters said. Glide and a stretch of Highway 138 near the Archie Creek Fire near Diamond Lake also could be vulnerable to debris washed down from steep, burned-out areas, according to the weather service. But the rain also could help improve horrendous air quality caused by smoke from the fires raging across the West Coast, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported. Rainfall will change the atmosphere, pushing smoke-free air from above 3,500 feet downward to dilute the smoke, NWS meteorologist David Bishop told the outlet. In California, which is still experiencing a drought, authorities said there were at least 26 major wildfires burning Thursday, with more than 17,000 firefight ...
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Friday September 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 7456
PORTLAND, Oregon - On Thursday night at approximately 9:15 p.m., North Precinct Officers responded to a residence in the 12500 block of Northeast Marine Drive on reports of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and learned a victim had been shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital by ambulance. This victim's medical status is unknown at this time. The area of the incident was secure ...

Friday September 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 7447
GRESHAM, Oregon - Last night at 6:50pm Gresham Police officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 800 block of SE 187th. The person calling 911 gave a license plate on the vehicle and responding officers quickly learned the vehicle was reported stolen. While more resources responded to assist them, officers followed the car to the are ...

Friday September 18, 2020 - Times viewed: 7438
LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon - Today at 4:34 pm, a CCSO Detective relayed via radio that he was attempting to stop a vehicle that he observed had been driving recklessly on SR14 eastbound. The detective stated that the vehicle, an older red Acura coupe, had passed him at speeds over 100 mph and was weaving in and out of lanes. The detective activated his patrol car's emergency lights and attempted to s ...

Thursday September 17, 2020 - Times viewed: 7438
OREGON CITY, Oregon - Yesterday just before 4:30 pm, officers were dispatched to a disturbance involving a knife at Mt. View Apartments, 1840 Molalla Ave. Multiple callers reported that 57-year-old Tony Lee Lambson was armed with a knife and threatening a female. When we arrived, we learned the female victim lives in the same apartment complex as Mr. Lambson, but they do not know each other. ...

Wednesday September 16, 2020 - Times viewed: 7455
PORTLAND, Oregon - Electric service is coming back on for customers across the region as more than 500 Pacific Power employees and contractors are at work repairing equipment and jump- starting community recovery from Lincoln City to Glide to Happy Camp.

Tuesday September 15, 2020 - Times viewed: 7524
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Washington County Wildfire Complex Joint Information Center Daily Wildfire Update is intended to provide a summary of public agency response addressing wildfires currently affecting Washington County residents. Due to the dynamic nature of the wildfire situation, the information in this report may become quickly outdated. For more immediate updates as changes unfold, please visit any of the social media sites listed above or follow local news outlets in your area.

County buildings to remain closed Tuesday, Sept. 15

Release date: 09/14/2020
All county facilities will be closed to the public Tuesday, September 15, due to poor air quality throughout the region. Public safety, many Support Services functions and emergency response operations will continue.

Tuesday September 15, 2020 - Times viewed: 7457
WILSONVILLE, Oregon - On Sunday morning, a deputy contracted to Wilsonville Police was on patrol when he observed a male along the side of SW Boones Ferry Rd. near SW Nike Dr.

Monday September 14, 2020 - Times viewed: 7484
HILLSBORO, Oregon - The City of Hillsboro's buildings and facilities are closed to the public for Monday, September 14. Smoke pollution from wildfires raging across the Pacific Northwest worsened in Hillboro and Portland in the last two days, giving some of the world’s worst air quality in history. Public health officials warned residents to keep indoors with the windows shut, to set air conditioners to run on recirculated air instead of fresh, and to use air purifiers if they had them. Meanwhile, they wrestled with whether to open “smoke shelters” for homeless people or others lacking access to clean air amid the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns about herding people indoors. Fire & Rescue, Police, Water, Public Works, and other essential services will continue as unhealthy air remains hovered over the region. The City’s website is in position to provide assistance, 24 hours a day, at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov. See the City's Facilities and Parks Status Map for the latest updates on each location. An update for openings on Tuesday, September 15, will be posted by Monday evening. Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality has issued another air quality advisory through Tue ...
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Monday September 14, 2020 - Times viewed: 7498
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man was arrested after apparently using a Molotov Cocktail to start a small brush fire. At about police were called with a report of a brush fire in the 9600 block of East Burnside Street. A section of grass along the I-205 freeway was burning but firefighters put out the small fire. No one was injured and no structures were damaged. About an hour later, police were moti ...

Saturday September 12, 2020 - Times viewed: 7696
Oregon officials say they are preparing for a large number of deaths from this week’s wildfires, with at least five people killed and dozens more missing amid blazes that have burned more than 1 million acres statewide.

The wildfires have put an estimated 500,000 residents, or over 10 percent of the state’s population, under an evacuation warning or order. Gov. Kate Brown (D), who earlier this week described the wildfires as a “once-in-a-generation event,” said Friday that about 40,000 people have evacuated.

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Saturday September 12, 2020 - Times viewed: 7486
WEST LINN, Oregon – September 11, 2020 – On Friday, September 11, 2020, Interim City Manager, John Williams, declared a state of emergency effective immediately and remaining in effect until October 5, 2020. High winds, drought conditions, and dry air mass have caused large, unprecedented, and dangerous wildfires in Clackamas County resulting in large-scale evacuations and orders for evacuation ...

Saturday September 12, 2020 - Times viewed: 7480
SALEM, Oregon - On 09/09/20, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office announced our search and rescue crews found human remains along with animal remains in a vehicle near the 26000 block of North Fork Road in the Santiam Canyon. The following day search and rescue personnel with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office returned to the area, escorting investigators. While conducting the recover, the remains ...

Saturday September 12, 2020 - Times viewed: 7502
PORTLAND, Oregon - During the evening hours of September 11, 2020, officers responded to three separate calls of shots heard throughout Northeast Portland. Officers arrived at the locations and found evidence of gunfire but no victims. At one of the locations, an occupied residence was struck by gunfire. Around 11:05 p.m., officers responded to an area hospital on reports of a walk-in gunshot w ...

Thursday September 10, 2020 - Times viewed: 7511
PORTLAND, Oregon — Pacific Power crews are inspecting damage and restoring service to customers across a wide region of Oregon still being devastated by historically severe wind-fueled wildfires. As of 8 p.m. Wednesday, approximately 17,000 Oregon Pacific Power customers were without power due to the windstorm and ensuing wildfires that hit the state beginning Sept. 7. That figure is down fr ...

Wednesday September 9, 2020 - Times viewed: 7537
MEDFORD, Oregon - Thousands of residents across Oregon remain under evacuation orders Wednesday as fast-moving fires burned through at least two towns and the state's governor declared a wildfire emergency. The U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Region said there are 20 large wildfires burning across Oregon and Washington that have destroyed some 476,027 acres as "extreme fire weather" continues across the region. During a press conference on Tuesday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown called the weather conditions a "once-in-a-generation event." "Almost every year since becoming governor, I've witnessed historic fire seasons," Brown told reporters. "Yet this is proving to be an unprecedented and significant fire event for our state.” Brown invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act for three of the largest blazes, the Beachie Creek, Lionshead and Holiday Farm fires, saying they pose a “threat to life, safety, and property” and exceed local firefighting capabilities. The Beachie Creek and Lionshead Fires burning through Santiam Canyon have scorched more than 200,000 acres. As of late Tuesday, the Lionshead fire was 31% contained, according to Inciweb. The Holiday Farm Fire h ...
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Wednesday September 9, 2020 - Times viewed: 7522
PORTLAND, Oregon - On September 9, 2020, at approximately 1:34 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the 300 block of Northeast Holladay Street on reports of a shooting. When officers arrived on scene, they located a male who had been shot, and a male who suffered from an undisclosed injury. Officers learned an altercation occurred between the two subjects which lead to their injuries. Both s ...

Wednesday September 9, 2020 - Times viewed: 7501
Dangerous fire conditions and spreading wildfires across the state has prompted Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) to issue a statewide fire ban and close some parks. Park Closures The following parks are closed to all visitors until further notice or unless otherwise noted: Silver Falls State Park near Silverton Detroit Lake campground and Mongold day-use area near Detroit N ...

Tuesday September 8, 2020 - Times viewed: 7615
SALEM, Oregon - The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is expanding the area of the Level 3 – “Go” evacuations to include the area west of the Mehama community to Cascade Highway SE and north to Highway 214. Deputies have reported fire as far west as Jennie Road SE. Residents should continue to monitor for updated evacuation information as the fire progresses. Marion County Emergency Management has coordinated with the American Red Cross to open an evacuation staging area at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, located at 2330 17th St NE, Salem, Oregon. An information line has been established at 503-391-7294. Update 9/8/2020 @ 0320 am Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office have been working extensively as part of a coordinated effort to evacuate areas in the Santiam Canyon spanning from Mehama east to Idanha. The Level 3 – “Go” evacuation notices were the result of significant fire activity in the area. Conditions in the Santiam Canyon east of Mehama have become extremely dangerous and all residents who have not yet evacuated need to do so immediately. Sheriff Joe Kast said, “We care deeply about the safety of all of our community members. The extreme fire ac ...
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Saturday September 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 7546
CORVALLIS, Oregon (AP) - The personal information of some Oregon State University students and faculty members may have been compromised during a computer security breach, officials said. A hacker accessed a computer server for the university's Ecampus online education program this summer, gaining access to records containing the names and OSU email addresses of about 1,700 students and faculty ...

Saturday September 5, 2020 - Times viewed: 7702
SALEM, Oregon - AP - The Oregon Employment Department erroneously paid about $100,000 in unemployment benefits to 155 eastern Oregon school district staff who were furloughed last spring, according to the Baker School District. The state wants the money back. The district learned about the problem last week, said Michelle Glover, the schools’ business manager. She said the overpayments amoun ...

Thursday September 3, 2020 - Times viewed: 7609
PORTLAND, Oregon - Detectives arrested 36 year old Bryan Michael Kelley, and served a search warrant at his residence, during an investigation into criminal activity he was alleged to be involved in near City Hall, last week. During the evening of August 25, 2020, a group of people gathered in Shemanski Park, in downtown Portland, and walked to City Hall. Within minutes of arriving, people with ...

Thursday September 3, 2020 - Times viewed: 7567
SALEM, Oregon  – The end of summer is in sight. Labor Day is around the corner, kids are starting back to school, and we’re continually mindful about social distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing face coverings. The temperatures are rising and it looks like we’re in for a hot stretch. We all need a break from the heat, and the stress of 2020. Oregon’s gorgeous landscape and waterways off ...

Wednesday September 2, 2020 - Times viewed: 7571
Six more people in Oregon, including a 27-year-old and a 41-year-old, have died from COVID-19, according to the Oregon Health Authority. The OHA reported Tuesday the state's death toll at 465. The youngest person in Oregon to die from the coronavirus was a 26-year-old man in Yamhill County in July. The 41-year-old and 27-year-old men were from Washington County and both had underlying con ...


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