Smoke from the 36-Pit wildfire, burning near Estacada, is passing over The Dalles Sunday afternoon, 5 p.m. and will impact Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington for the next couple of days, according to the National Weather Service. SMOKE FROM THE 36-PIT WILDFIRE WILL IMPACT AREAS OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THE WILDFIRE IS 10 MILES EAST OF ESTACADA ALONG HIGHWAY 224. EAST TO SOUTHEAST LOW-LEVEWIND WILL CARRY SOME OF THE SMOKE OVER PARTS OF THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY TODAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT. SOUTHWEST MID-LEVEL WINDS WILL ALSO BRING SOME SMOKE TO THE WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE AND THE SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON CASCADES AND CASCADE FOOTHILLS.
Unique hovercraft ‘Nemotoad’ takes maiden voyage
SALEM — After a week of growling at each other in the press, one of Oregon’s most outspoken district attorneys against marijuana legalization and the legalization-supporting congressman who represents the Portland area had their first chance Friday to trade barbs in person.
EUGENE (AP) — The search for a new president of the University of Oregon will be a marked departure for the school, conducted largely in private and run largely by the chairman of the new board of trustees.
SUNRIVER (AP) — Lava River Cave south of Bend will have a new look next spring, in time for its 50th anniversary season.
PENDLETON (AP) — Let ‘er Buck, Tripper Rice. The young cowboy died seven years ago in a car accident, but family and friends continue to honor him during Pendleton Round-Up week.
Ready or not, we’re in the home stretch of the 2014 general election. Ballots will be sent out next month and voters are considering their choices. Since election letters are already beginning to appear in The Chronicle’s mailbox, we can expect this to be a competitive season.
Nonprofit event schedule from Sept. 14, 2014
Government meeting schedule from Sept. 13.
Investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing into Friday afternoon's serious injury crash involving a motorcycle and van at an intersection on Highway 97 near Wasco in Sherman County.
PORTLAND (AP) — Investigators hope hikers taking advantage of a warm weekend around Mount Hood will turn up clues to the disappearance of two Kentucky men who appear to have come to Oregon to camp but didn’t hit the trail.
Of three conservation strategies, adding decaying salmon carcasses and the nutrients they provide to a stream is the most effective for promoting the production of wild juvenile Chinook salmon.
Police, fire, medical and lottery reports from Sept. 12, 2014.
GUEN, Central African Republic— More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian violence in Central African Republic since December, according to an Associated Press tally, suggesting that a U.N. peacekeeping mission approved months ago is coming too late for thousands.
Nonprofit events calendar from Sept. 12