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Fly right or prepare for more regulations

Drone infractions on the rise

EPA water rule under fire

Thirty-one states file legal challenge

Campfires banned in parks; Wash. restrict forest industry work

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is prohibiting all campfires in state parks due to high fire danger. The ban includes but is not limited to designated fire pits, tiki torches and candles. The ban also extends to fires on ocean beaches.

Tough wildfire season predicted as ‘new normal’

PORTLAND (AP) — The intense wildfire season ravaging the West and taxing fire crews and equipment to their limits is the new normal, the chief of the U.S. Forest Service said Wednesday at a fire site in Oregon.

Bill would return bones

Kennewick Man skeleton should return to tribes

Campfires restricted in state parks

State Park campfire restrictions are in place in the Columbia Gorge, middle and southern portions of the Willamette Valley, on southern Oregon coastal beaches, and a few locations east of the Cascades.

Ombudsman training a first in gorge counties

Search is on for volunteers in the region

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Letters lead police to Eugene

EUGENE (AP) — A Eugene area man was detained for questioning and then released late Tuesday in connection with suspicious letters that were sent to 24 county sheriff’s offices, two Portland TV stations reported.

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Proud of the past, excited for future

Amber Tilton enjoys role as park ranger

Huffman looks back at 2015 legislature

The Oregon Legislature adjourned its 2015 session a little more than two weeks ago and Rep. John Huffman, R-The Dalles, is pleased about making progress on several issues despite his party’s minority status.

Parenting photo contest names winners

Eight great photos have been selected as winners of the Columbia Gorge Parenting Education Awareness photo contest.

Man shoots himself after I-84 elude

A sheriff says a St. Helens man has shot and seriously wounded himself after a police pursuit on Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge.

Fire season a time for caution

The Oregon Department of Forestry has suppressed 301 fires so far in 2015 and 227 were started by people, according to an agency report.

Senate panel eyes state gas tax plan

Gas tax would go up 4 cents

Huffman on ‘bad bills’ in Salem

Official says economy will be hurt

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