See the screening for a new documentary, The West is Burning. Learn more here.
The West is Burning examines the history of forest management and social conflict that has contributed to current forest conditions, causing longer fire seasons and unprecedented destruction. The film emphasizes the need to act now to generate positive change in our forests, watersheds, and communities. Click here to watch a trailer of the film.
Wanna do something completely different this weekend? The Central Oregon Maker Faire, is happening this Saturday and Sunday at Deschutes Brewery near the Old Mill. Explore robotics, metalworking, sustainability, fermentation, woodworking, the arts and more. The Maker Faire is for everyone! A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. A place for people to show what they’ve made and learned.The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect, and grow our community. Featured this year are a 5,000 watt tesla coil, and the 16 ft robotic flower sculpture with 3500 LED’s that lit up Burning Man. Tickets are $2.50 for children and $5 for adults. For more information or to purchase…
Since 1986, roughly 80,000 people each year build the counter cultural Black Rock City, transforming 4,000 acres of Nevada desert into Burning Man.
Recently, Climate Crisis protesters blocked the road into the festival, causing tempers to flare. Read the full article here in The Guardian as shared from Apple News.
Today’s Country KSJJ 102/9 welcomes Country Recording Star Chris Janson with Triston Marez to Century Center on Bend’s Westside. Outdoors. This Sunday, September 3rd.
Chris Janson has already scored four #1 hits. He’s created all-star collaborations with Travis Tritt and Eric Church, and lent his pen to the likes of Tim McGraw and Hank Williams Jr. Chris’ new album, The Outlaw Side of Me, is climbing the charts with “21 Forever” featuring Dolly Parton and Slash.
When will a Country legacy in the making like Chris Janson perform in your backyard, on Labor Day Weekend, at an intimate outdoor setting like Century Center? Likely never again!
Get up close and personal with Chris Janson Live, Sunday September…
Triple-digit temperatures are forecasted for Oregon and Southwest Washington. Learn more here.
PORTLAND, Ore., KATU — Summer heat is expected to set in for Western Oregon and Southwest Washington with temperatures nearing 100 degrees by Sunday.
The National Weather Service of Portland is issuing an excessive heat watch starting Monday morning for “dangerously hot conditions” and a likely chance of temperatures between 94 and 105 degrees through Thursday.
KATU Meteorologist Dave Salesky said the high temperatures are coupled with an east wind through the Columbia River Gorge, making for critical fire danger.
New city proposed on 265 square miles SE of Bend; ‘Mountain View’ would be Deschutes County’s fifth city
A new city has been proposed in Deschutes County. Learn more here.
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Bend, Redmond, Sisters, La Pine and … Mountain View? That’s the name of a vast new city proposed across 265 square miles of thinly populated Deschutes County southeast of Bend, both north and south of Highway 20, with the “ghost town” of Millican close to its center.
The petition to incorporate what would be the county’s fifth city was submitted in February by resident Andrew Aasen, who more recently announced his candidacy for Oregon’s Fifth District congressional seat.
The proposed nearly 170,000-acre city would extend west at Diamond T Road, bordered on the east at the intersection of U.S. Highway…
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KGW, PORTLAND, Ore. — Hackers were able to access the personal information of about 1.7 million Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) said Wednesday morning.
Performance Health Technology (PH Tech), a private company that works for health care providers, said hackers broke into the system through a security vulnerability in Progress MOVEit software. It’s the same software that was involved in a global cyberattack in June that impacted the Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and the Umpqua Bank.
PH Tech said it was told about the problem on June 2, immediately moved their system offline and…
The Bedrock Fire in Willamette Nat’l Forest is 3% contained. Find out more about the fire here.
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Bedrock Fire burning east of Eugene in the Willamette National Forest is now 9,568 acres in size and 3% contained, officials say.
The team of firefighters managing the fire stated on July 30 that crews made recent progress in containing the fire.
“Fire personnel are making progress on constructing fire lines in critical areas,” the fire management team said. “On the southwest edge of the fire, [a] line has been completed from Big Fall Creek Road south for more than three miles. Hand crews and heavy equipment continue to work on fire lines along…
The air quality advisory has been extended until the end July. Find out more here.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Lane Regional Air Protection Agency have extended an air quality advisory for Deschutes County and Lane County because of the smoke coming from the Bedrock Fire until at least July 31st.
The DEQ recommends to stay inside whenever possible, avoid areas with high levels of smoke, and to wear N95 masks if you are at risk or have medical conditions. At risk groups, according to the DEQ, include infants, older adults, pregnant people, and people with heart or lung disease.
Invasive vine mealybugs have been found in Southern Oregon. Find out more here.
An invasive vine mealybug was found in Southern Oregon in 2021 and since then, vineyards have been fighting to eradicate the insect. The pest can cause significant damage to Oregon’s grape vines, affecting fruit quality and mold growth. State funding from SB 5506 will invest more than $400,000 to monitor, research and suppress the insect before it becomes widespread in the state.
Brian Gruber is the president of the Oregon Winegrowers Association. Greg Jones is the vice chair on the Oregon Wine Board’s board of directors. And Vaughn…