Evacuation Lifted in the Gorge

Posted by Jeremy Scott on August 8, 2014
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Christina Kemp contributed to this story.

ROWENA, Ore. –Fire crews made great progress overnight on the Rowena Fire in the Columbia River Gorge. Authorities say everyone who had to evacuate can return home today. About 140 homes were under a Level 3 “go” evacuation but with building containment lines and crews putting out hot spots the fire is now 55 percent …

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Missing Dundee Mom Found Dead

Posted by Jeremy Scott on August 5, 2014
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Christina Kemp and Mike Turner contributed to this report

DUNDEE, Ore. — The 38-year-old mother who was missing for nearly two weeks was found dead by her vehicle on a dirt road near Sheridan in Yamhill County on Tuesday morning.

A property owner discovered Jennifer Huston’s SUV in a grove of trees near Gopher Valley Road just off Highway 18 after noticing that …

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Don’t Let Those Pretty Yellow Flowers Fool You It’s Tansy

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on August 5, 2014
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Portland, Oregon   Tansy Ragwort is popping up here and there.  The Oregon Department of Agriculture says what’s out there now is a fairly normal population.  You can still spot it in acreage and along the roadside.  The tall slender stocks sprout heads that look like mini sunflowers.  In fact Tansy is native to Europe and it is a member …

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Three Major Wildfires Burning Up The Northwest

Posted by Rosemary Reynolds on August 5, 2014
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Portland, Oregon     The newest fire is burning near Goldendale,  Washington in the Columbia Gorge.  Ten crews are fighting now more crews will arrive later to day to offer additional help.  The Snag Canyon Fire near Ellensburg was lightning caused.  It’s destroyed sixteen buildings and six homes.

In Southern Oregon the Beaver Complex fire rages on.  Six homes went up …

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No New Name for Terri Horman

Posted by Associated Press on August 4, 2014
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ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The stepmother of an Oregon boy whose disappearance in 2010 touched off an intense search has failed to persuade a judge to let her change her name.

Terri Horman testified Monday in Roseburg that her life has been threatened and she hasn’t been able to find a job since Kyron Horman vanished from …

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