• D-21 Moves Ahead With Bond Measure
    At their meeting Thursday night, the D-21 School District Board voted to move forward and place a bond measure on the November ballot that would replace all of the District’s Schools. According to D-21 Chief Financial Officer Randy Anderson, the total of $235 million would be spread out over approximately 20 years. In other board […]
  • Memaloose Park Fire Almost 100% Contained
    Fire crews are getting close to 100% containment on the Memaloose Park Fire. Incident Commander Kyle Nairns thinks they will reach that goal by end of shift today. The final mapping shows the fire at 74 acres. A drone was used this morning to survey the fire area and find hot spots. The westbound Memaloose […]
  • Memaloose Fire Update 7/9
    Fire crews made significant progress Sunday mopping up flames and heat inside the perimeter of the Memaloose Park Fire, increasing the containment level to 70%. That work will continue today. Incident Commander Kyle Nairns said the heat and afternoon wind Sunday tested the containment lines, but the lines held and Nairns said they didn’t see […]
  • Memaloose Park Fire Update 7/8
    After working all day Saturday and Saturday night, the 65-acre Memaloose Park Fire was 35% contained as of Sunday morning. Firefighters on Saturday were able to complete a fireline around the perimeter of the fire. Sunday’s work includes mopping up heat and flames inside the fire area. Firefighters systematically grid the fire, digging into the […]
  • Rowena Dell Evac Advisory Dropped To Level 1
    Wasco County Sheriff Lane Magill dropped the evacuation advisory for Rowena Dell as the result of the Memaloose Park Fire from Level 2 “get set” to Level 1 “be ready.”  In a Facebook post, he cited the “great progress” fire crews made Friday night and Saturday.  The 65-acre Memaloose Park remained at 25% containment heading […]
  • Fishery Managers Close Chinook Retention From Columbia
    Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington announced that retention of adult Chinook will close effective Saturday and continue through July 31.  The effective area is the mainstem Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the Oregon/Washington border.  The action was approved after reviewing the latest run forecast, which biologists recently downgraded from 67,300 to 44,000 […]