Thursday Jul 31
Thunderstorms spark fires across Central Oregon
Lightning lit up Central Oregon this week, sparking dozens of fires including a large grass fire that may pose a danger to home.
Painted Hills, seven great hikes around one of 7 Wonders of Oregon
Here are seven wonderful hikes at the Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in the John Day River Country of east-central Oregon's Wheeler and Grant counties, plus a foray into Baker County at the south end of the Elkhorn Mountains.
MHS track coach arrested on sex abuse charges involving student athlete
Madras High School's head track and field coach, Melissa Marie Bowerman, 43, was arrested Monday on allegations of sexual abuse of a 17-year-old boy on the track team.
The daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman has been arrested, accused of sex abuse offenses involving a 17-year-old boy on a track and field team she coaches at a central Oregon high school.
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New joint fire mgmt. center in Prineville
The Central Oregon District of the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and the Central Oregon Fire Management Service said late Sunday they have opened a Multi-Agency Coordination Center in Prineville in response to the numerous wildfires currently burning in the area.