- The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed wolves killed an alpaca Sunday on private land in Union County.
- The Oregon Water Resources Department will host a pair of meetings Monday and Tuesday in Umatilla County to discuss new rules in the Walla Walla sub-basin.
- American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall delivered the keynote address Thursday at the Oregon Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Pendleton.
- One year after becoming a formal nonprofit organization, the Eastern Oregon Climate Change Coalition is ready to broaden its outreach.
- Wildlife troopers in Eastern Oregon are investigating a string of animal poaching and waste cases from over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
- A llama killed on private land in Union County was ruled a ‘probable’ wolf attack by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.
- The 44th annual Hermiston Farm Fair featured a number of new seminars Thursday, including organic crops, precision irrigation and pollinators.
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- After three rounds of public outreach, project leaders expect to release a draft version of the Blue Mountain Region Trails Plan later this winter.
- Smith Frozen Foods is having a hard time filling shifts during harvest, based on issues with labor shortage experienced across the agricultural industry.
- More than 50 students from Hermiston High School participated in the annual fall Agriculture in the Classroom tour, visiting elementary schools across town.
- The Hermiston FFA veterinary science team took first place in state competition Saturday, Nov. 18 at HHS.
- PacifiCorp has announced the Western Energy Imbalance Market with California ISO has yielded more than $100 million in customer savings.
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- The Bureau of Land Management has signed its record of decision for the Boardman to Hemingway transmission line across Eastern Oregon.
- Students at Sunridge Middle School in Pendleton tore down an old Outdoor School cabin and used the material to make dog houses for PAWS.
- Incumbent Jack Bellinger was re-elected Tuesday to the Westland Irrigation District board of directors, defeating challenger Ray Vogt.
- An alliance of 18 conservation groups is asking Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to reopen the state’s investigation into the killing of a wolf Oct. 27 in Union County.
- Oregon Rep. Greg Walden and Sen. Ron Wyden are backing different bills to address the issue of ‘fire borrowing’ to pay for fighting wildfires.
- Voters in the city of Umatilla will have a chance to weigh in on the proposed Oregon State University Extension Service District, after all.
- Dain Gardner, senior trooper with the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division, has a big job patrolling hunting grounds during elk season.
- A group of Westland Irrigation District patrons is mounting a public information campaign after missing out on Columbia River water supplies.
- A 38-year-old elk hunter from Clackamas shot and killed a wolf Oct. 27 in Union County, claiming self-defense.
- The U.S. House of Representatives has once again passed a bill that would expedite forest thinning projects to protect against large wildfires.
- The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined a Hermiston company $29,534 for operating without a water pollution control permit.
- A lengthy power outage placed Two Rivers Correctional Institution on lockdown Saturday, except for laundry services, which continued.
- The 92nd and final War on 84 played out with fans on both sides remembering the series’ legacy and intensity.
- Supporters of a proposed “cap and invest” bill in Oregon touted its environmental and economic benefits at a meeting Wednesday in Pendleton.
- Bids are due Nov. 15 for the former Pendleton Grain Growers building in Milton-Freewater, which has hit the auction block.
- Columbia Pulp has broken ground on a new mill using wheat straw, instead of wood, to create pulp for paper products.
- The steelhead bag limit has been increased to two hatchery fish for several northeast Oregon rivers after being reduced earlier this year.
- Following another severe wildfire season in Oregon, landowners and state foresters are emphasizing the need to boost fire resiliency in the woods.
- 40 Taps will host its third annual fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 4 to benefit the Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter.
- Local county commissioners met Monday with the Forest Service and other agencies to discuss the ongoing Blue Mountains Forest Plan revision.