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Fog season has begun

Fog season has begun

Fog season has arrived in the lower Columbia Basin, and it will be sticking around after a brief period of clear skies later today through Friday. The black-ice-causing fog is back in the forecast through the weekend. National Weather Service Hydrologist Marilyn Lohmann says that the days are too short to cut through the mist.…Continue Reading

City is planning for spring road projects

City is planning for spring road projects

PENDLETON, Oregon – Street repair projects are winding down in Pendleton. Public Works Director Bob Patterson says his department is already planning for warmer weather. “We have that street utility fee that funds about $425,000 a year in projects,” he said. “We have another $300,000 targeted for collectors and arterials.” When street projects are on…Continue Reading

Vista Terrace Park restroom is in the budget

Vista Terrace Park restroom is in the budget

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Vista Terrace Park located on Mountain Park Drive is getting a restroom. Walla Walla Parks and Recreation Director Andy Coleman said the restroom installation is included in the proposed 2019-20 budget. However, the proposed restroom installation could be controversial. After a similar plan was presented about 15 years ago it was…Continue Reading

Frozen fog blamed for crashes, power failure

Frozen fog blamed for crashes, power failure

WALLA WALLA COUNTY, Washington – Black ice is being blamed for causing a Toyota pickup to slide off the road in Walla Walla County and crash into a power pole. The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Monday morning on the 2900 block of Old Milton Highway. The driver of the pickup was…Continue Reading

Family displaced by fire

Family displaced by fire

WALLA WALLA, Washington – A family of three has been displaced from their Walla Walla home after a fire broke out early Sunday morning. City fire crews responded just before 2 a.m. to the home on the 900 block of West Poplar Street. When crews arrived, the attic and roof were fully involved. The cause…Continue Reading

Stolen vehicle chase ends in crash

Stolen vehicle chase ends in crash

UPDATE: Oregon State Police reports the driver, Jeffrey Scott Connors, is a 41-year-old male from Bullhead City, Arizona. MORROW COUNTY, Oregon – A Morrow County sheriff’s deputy tried to pull over a speeding Honda Accord for operating with no lights as it pulled out of Harvest Town Foods in Boardman Sunday at 7:44 p.m. The…Continue Reading

PGE and Pacific Power raise awareness about scams targeting utility customers

PGE and Pacific Power raise awareness about scams targeting utility customers

News Release from Pacific Power PORTLAND, Oregon — Portland General Electric and Pacific Power are participating in Utilities United Against Scams Awareness Day on Wednesday, Nov. 14. During this national campaign, local utilities are working together to spread awareness on how to avoid becoming a victim of scams targeting utility customers. Thieves impersonating electric company…Continue Reading

‘Supermajority’ doesn’t worry Hansell

‘Supermajority’ doesn’t worry Hansell

SALEM, Oregon – The midterm election in Oregon results in the Democratic party maintaining a strong supermajority in the House of Representatives, and gaining a supermajority in the Senate. New taxes require a supermajority approval to pass in the Oregon Legislature. State Sen. Bill Hansell (R-Athena) says he’s not worried. He believes lawmakers will continue…Continue Reading

FBI completes investigation into August 2018 unauthorized flight from Seattle-Tacoma Airport

FBI completes investigation into August 2018 unauthorized flight from Seattle-Tacoma Airport

Press Release from FBI Seattle SEATTLE, Washington — The FBI has completed its investigation of the unauthorized flight of a Horizon Air Q400 aircraft that occurred on Friday, August 10, 2018, from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington. Evidence collected during the course of the investigation indicates Richard Russell, 28, of Sumner, Washington, piloted the aircraft and…Continue Reading

Oregon Department of Revenue urges you to keep alert for tax scams

Oregon Department of Revenue urges you to keep alert for tax scams

Press Release from Oregon Dept. of Revenue SALEM, Oregon —  It’s never safe to let down your guard, warns the Oregon Department of Revenue. Scam tactics are always evolving and becoming more effective. Recently, an Oregon taxpayer visited the department’s Medford office because they received a letter—supposedly from Jackson County—demanding tens of thousands of dollars to…Continue Reading

Washington State Parks announces final free days for 2018

Washington State Parks announces final free days for 2018

Press Release from Washington State Parks OLYMPIA, Washington – Recreation and outdoor enthusiasts have two more opportunities to visit Washington’s state parks for free in 2018. On these free days, day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass for vehicle access. The two free days are Sunday, Nov. 11 and Friday, Nov. 23. Since the free days…Continue Reading

WDFW approves lethal removal against two wolf packs

WDFW approves lethal removal against two wolf packs

OLYMPIA, Washington – Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind Wednesday authorized the use of lethal measures to remove wolves from two wolf-packs that have repeatedly preyed on cattle on grazing lands in northeast Washington. Two environmental groups, The Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands are seeking to block WDFW from shooting…Continue Reading

Fog season has begun

Fog season has begun

Fog season has arrived in the lower Columbia Basin, and it will be sticking around after a brief period of clear skies later today through Friday. The black-ice-causing fog is back in the forecast through the weekend. National Weather Service Hydrologist Marilyn Lohmann says that the days are too short to cut through the mist.…

City is planning for spring road projects

City is planning for spring road projects

PENDLETON, Oregon – Street repair projects are winding down in Pendleton. Public Works Director Bob Patterson says his department is already planning for warmer weather. “We have that street utility fee that funds about $425,000 a year in projects,” he said. “We have another $300,000 targeted for collectors and arterials.” When street projects are on…

Vista Terrace Park restroom is in the budget

Vista Terrace Park restroom is in the budget

WALLA WALLA, Washington – Vista Terrace Park located on Mountain Park Drive is getting a restroom. Walla Walla Parks and Recreation Director Andy Coleman said the restroom installation is included in the proposed 2019-20 budget. However, the proposed restroom installation could be controversial. After a similar plan was presented about 15 years ago it was…

Frozen fog blamed for crashes, power failure

Frozen fog blamed for crashes, power failure

WALLA WALLA COUNTY, Washington – Black ice is being blamed for causing a Toyota pickup to slide off the road in Walla Walla County and crash into a power pole. The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office says it happened Monday morning on the 2900 block of Old Milton Highway. The driver of the pickup was…

Family displaced by fire

Family displaced by fire

WALLA WALLA, Washington – A family of three has been displaced from their Walla Walla home after a fire broke out early Sunday morning. City fire crews responded just before 2 a.m. to the home on the 900 block of West Poplar Street. When crews arrived, the attic and roof were fully involved. The cause…

Stolen vehicle chase ends in crash

Stolen vehicle chase ends in crash

UPDATE: Oregon State Police reports the driver, Jeffrey Scott Connors, is a 41-year-old male from Bullhead City, Arizona. MORROW COUNTY, Oregon – A Morrow County sheriff’s deputy tried to pull over a speeding Honda Accord for operating with no lights as it pulled out of Harvest Town Foods in Boardman Sunday at 7:44 p.m. The…

PGE and Pacific Power raise awareness about scams targeting utility customers

PGE and Pacific Power raise awareness about scams targeting utility customers

News Release from Pacific Power PORTLAND, Oregon — Portland General Electric and Pacific Power are participating in Utilities United Against Scams Awareness Day on Wednesday, Nov. 14. During this national campaign, local utilities are working together to spread awareness on how to avoid becoming a victim of scams targeting utility customers. Thieves impersonating electric company…

‘Supermajority’ doesn’t worry Hansell

‘Supermajority’ doesn’t worry Hansell

SALEM, Oregon – The midterm election in Oregon results in the Democratic party maintaining a strong supermajority in the House of Representatives, and gaining a supermajority in the Senate. New taxes require a supermajority approval to pass in the Oregon Legislature. State Sen. Bill Hansell (R-Athena) says he’s not worried. He believes lawmakers will continue…

FBI completes investigation into August 2018 unauthorized flight from Seattle-Tacoma Airport

FBI completes investigation into August 2018 unauthorized flight from Seattle-Tacoma Airport

Press Release from FBI Seattle SEATTLE, Washington — The FBI has completed its investigation of the unauthorized flight of a Horizon Air Q400 aircraft that occurred on Friday, August 10, 2018, from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington. Evidence collected during the course of the investigation indicates Richard Russell, 28, of Sumner, Washington, piloted the aircraft and…

Oregon Department of Revenue urges you to keep alert for tax scams

Oregon Department of Revenue urges you to keep alert for tax scams

Press Release from Oregon Dept. of Revenue SALEM, Oregon —  It’s never safe to let down your guard, warns the Oregon Department of Revenue. Scam tactics are always evolving and becoming more effective. Recently, an Oregon taxpayer visited the department’s Medford office because they received a letter—supposedly from Jackson County—demanding tens of thousands of dollars to…

Washington State Parks announces final free days for 2018

Washington State Parks announces final free days for 2018

Press Release from Washington State Parks OLYMPIA, Washington – Recreation and outdoor enthusiasts have two more opportunities to visit Washington’s state parks for free in 2018. On these free days, day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass for vehicle access. The two free days are Sunday, Nov. 11 and Friday, Nov. 23. Since the free days…

WDFW approves lethal removal against two wolf packs

WDFW approves lethal removal against two wolf packs

OLYMPIA, Washington – Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind Wednesday authorized the use of lethal measures to remove wolves from two wolf-packs that have repeatedly preyed on cattle on grazing lands in northeast Washington. Two environmental groups, The Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands are seeking to block WDFW from shooting…