This weekend, hundreds of birders flocked to Harney County for the 35th annual migratory bird festival. It’s been about 2 months since the armed occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge ended. Eugene’s Noah Strycker was at the festival.
At 11 o’clock Friday morning, Florence residents on the Oregon coast will hear sirens. The drill will test the state’s new Tsunami Blue Line Project on the 5th anniversary of the Tsunami and Earthquake that hit Japan.
Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio says the Newport Air Station is safe from closure, at least for the next two years. The Coast Guard Reauthorization Act, passed Thursday in the House, secures funding for the rescue helicopter.
An armed sheriff's deputy will be on patrol at Umpqua Community College as soon as Monday. The school in Roseburg is beefing up security after the mass shooting that left 10 people dead on October 1st.
Twenty of Oregon's 36 counties are officially in drought and three more are waiting on declarations from the governor. Water managers say current stream conditions are as low as what is normally seen in mid to late August.