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The Bootleg Fire, which has destroyed an area half the size of Rhode Island, was 40% surrounded Friday after burning some 70 homes, mainly cabins, fire officials said.

The Willamette Valley became just the second American Viticultural Area — along with California's Napa Valley — to be granted "Protected Geographical Indication" status by the European Union, …

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WALLOWA COUNTY — Firefighters have made gains on the Elbow Creek Fire, but a couple areas of the blaze have given them fits over the last few days.

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The nation’s largest wildfire, Oregon’s Bootleg Fire, grew to 624 square miles overnight, but fire crews continue to make progress on controlling it.

Nine confirmed attacks on lambs were attributed to the Ukiah Pack on private land eight miles south of Meacham — the first known report of this pack interacting with livestock.

LOOKINGGLASS, Ore. — While working hard at bucking hay last summer, Lucas Saylor and Ryland O’Toole noticed a need in neighboring fields.

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PORTLAND — The threat of thunderstorms and lightning has prompted officials in fire-ravaged Oregon to ask for help from outside the Pacific Northwest to prepare for additional blazes as many r…

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Idaho's Snake River Complex Fire and Oregon’s Bootleg Fire — the nation’s largest — have helped push U.S. acres burned more than one-third higher than the 2020 year-to-date total.

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The record-shattering heat wave in the Pacific Northwest has prompted fishing and conservation groups to ask a federal court to order more spill from dams on the lower Snake and Columbia river…

LA PINE — Even before he was allowed to return to his La Pine home, Mike Harper knew the damage from the Darlene Fire would be bad. The 72-year-old Harper returned to his 10-acres southeast of…

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The prospect of being appointed to the Oregon Legislature didn’t even cross Anna Scharf’s mind when she took an off-farm job last year.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Karuk tribal citizen Troy Hockaday Sr. watched helplessly last fall as a raging wildfire leveled the homes of five of his family members, swallowed acres of forest where …

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during what could be a ferocious wildfir…

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The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission has once again voted to grant endangered species protections for the marbled murrelet, a small seabird that nests in old-growth forests along the Pacifi…

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Firefighters were working in extreme temperatures across the U.S. West and struggling to contain wildfires, the largest burning in California and Oregon, as another heat wave baked the region,…

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Forecasters are predicting that the odds favor a La Nina forming next fall, a climate phenomenon linked to large snowpacks and good irrigation seasons in most Northwest basins.

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Wickiup Reservoir has approximately six weeks' worth of water reserves. Unless there is substantial rainfall over the next six weeks, patrons of North Unit Irrigation District in Jefferson Cou…

A rare morning lightning storm touched off a wildfire in northern Malheur County on Wednesday morning that could easily have turned into a major blaze fanned by gusty winds.

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Gov. Brown directed Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Agency, or Oregon OSHA, to enact the rules this week "to ensure urgent protection for workers from extreme heat."

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Tri-County Farm Fresh Produce, an organization that represents 43 produce farms in Washington, Clackamas and Multnomah counties, sent a letter July 5 to Gov. Kate Brown asking her to declare a…

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association announced Tuesday the Northwest Hort Expo, a major industry conference and trade show, will return to an in-person format this year.

Firefighters contained multiple large wildfires in Central Oregon due to decreased fire activity over the weekend, according to a report Monday by Central Oregon Fire Information, a multiagenc…

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Apple growers and researchers across the Northwest say they're concerned about fruit damage caused by the record-breaking heat wave that struck in late June.