Variable Speed Sign Test Underway in Eastern Oregon

In a first of its kind project in Oregon, ODOT highway managers are testing new variable speed signs to provide a greater margin of safety during winter weather on Interstate 84.   Over the past few weeks, crews from ODOT have been installing variable speed signs in a critical 30 mile corridor of Interstate 84…

Community Bank’s Charity Drive Produces Over $24,000 This Holiday Season

The annual Charity Drive was conducted in Community Bank’s full-service branch locations during November, through December 18th.  The program is an effort to collect donations in branches to benefit charities in that same area. This season a grand total of $24,116.03 in donations and bank matches  were dispersed to charities assisting local citizens in need….

Governor Brown: “Sage-Grouse Decision a Big Win for Oregon”

(Salem, OR) — This morning the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that sage-grouse will not be listed under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). Oregon has been highlighted as one of the key states that led the way to this federal finding.   “This is truly a historic effort – one that represents extraordinary…

Phillips Creek Fire Update 8/5/15 at 12:00

The Oregon Interagency Incident Management Team 2 will hold a community meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Elgin Community Center. Fire managers will be on hand to talk about the Phillips Creek Fire. Break-out sessions will follow the meeting for those that want to ask more questions. The US Forest Service, Union County Emergency…

Phillips Creek Fire Update as of 1:54 p.m. on August 4, 2015

Courtesy of Blue Mountain Fire Information Photo Courtesy of La Grande Weather Service from Monday Night Phillips Creek Fire Update Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, 12:00 p.m. Fire Information:(541) 975-4271 ELGIN, OR – Firefighters have completed the fire line around the southern portion of the fire on private land.   Dozers have completed contingency lines along the…

Road Closures Implemented on the Phillips Creek Fire

Road Closures implemented on the Phillips Creek Fire News Contact:  Joani Bosworth, 541-278-3722 August 2, 2015 Pendleton, OR: The Phillips Creek Fire has burned approximately 30 acres, seven miles northwest of Elgin, Oregon near Indian Point.  The fire is burning in timber and grass on the Umatilla National Forest, Walla Walla Ranger District.  The cause…

Tradition of Triumph Propels Oregon Cavalry Unit

116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team Story by Staff Sgt. Patrick Caldwell A Bradley fighting vehicle commanded by Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Scott of Carlton, Ore. and assigned to Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, Oregon Army National Guard moves down a gunnery range at the Orchard Combat Training Center south of Boise, Idaho. This…

Community Bank’s Charity Drive Benefits Local Charities

Beginning November 3rd, and continuing until December 17th, 2014, Community Bank is conducting its annual Charity Drive. The program is an effort to collect funds from the community, to be used in that same community during the holiday season. Funds collected will be matched at .50 on the dollar up to a maximum of $500…

Pendleton Woolen Mills Adds Gretchen Jones As The New Design Director for Pendleton Womenswear

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Pendleton Woolen Mills, a globally recognized American lifestyle company in Portland, Oregon announces that Gretchen Jones has been promoted to Womenswear Design Director. Her responsibilities include the vision, style direction, and product design for all of Pendleton’s branded women’s apparel. “Gretchen’s fashion experience and background offer Pendleton a…

Oregon Bank Employees Strive to Prevent Financial Abuse of Senor Citizens

SALEM, Ore., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ In a report released two weeks ago by the Office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations (OAAPI), a shared service between the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Oregon Health Authority, it was revealed for the first time that non-mandatory reporters, such as bank employees and family members,…

ODA Awarded Federal Grant For Wolf Depredation Prevention

  Press release: The Oregon Department of Agriculture has been awarded a $53,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to be used for implementing livestock management techniques or nonlethal wolf deterrent techniques designed to discourage interactions between wolves and livestock. “This is great news,” says Jason Barber, administrator of ODA’s Wolf Depredation Compensation…

With Latest Wolf Depredation, Oregon Ranchers Now Wait to See What Happens Next

Oregon Cattlemen’s Association News Release Sept. 9, 2014 SALEM, Ore. — Since 2009, Oregon ranchers have been vigilant against wolves preying on their livestock.   Ranchers throughout the state, along with the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association in Salem, have paid careful attention to what’s happened on their land concerning wolves because wolf depredations directly impact the…

Jerome Rosa is New Executive Director of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association

News Release Sept. 5, 2014 New Oregon Cattlemen’s Association Executive Director ‘Really Excited About This Opportunity’ SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association has hired Gervais resident Jerome Rosa as its executive director, OCA President Ray Sessler announced Friday. “He’s energetic and is going to bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to our organization,”…