Lohmann Already Confident 2021 Will Be A Year For The Record Books

It’s dry across the Northwest, but just how dry is making many take note. Marilyn Lohman, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said when it comes to precipitation deficits: Wenatchee: 1 ½”-2” Yakima: 2”-2 ½” Pullman: 2”-3” Tri-Cities: 3” Central Oregon [Bend/Redmond]: 3” Spokane: 5” “But there is an area stretching from central Oregon through […]

Irrigation Projects Benefit Ag Community And Environment Merkley Says

In an effort to balance the needs of the Central Oregon agriculture community as well as the environment, several irrigation districts are working to pipe their canals. The hope is by doing this, the Deschutes River will see better water levels during the winter months, thus helping area wildlife. Senator Jeff Merkley, the ranking member […]

Smoke Expected To Remain Through Thursday, Keeping Temperatures Cool

It’s been the topic of conversation for the Inland Northwest for at least a week, if not longer; the smoke. Smoke from wildfires in California and western Oregon continue to pour into the area, resulting in extremely poor air quality for most of the region. Meteorologist Marilyn Lohmann with the National Weather Service said not […]

New Wilderness Designation Not Bad News for Oregon Cattle Producers

Last week, Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced the Malheur Community Empowerment for the Owyhee Act.  The legislation would designate more than one million acres of wilderness and protect more than 14 miles of the Owyhee River as wild and scenic.  Jerome Rosa, Executive Director of the Oregon Cattlemen Association says typically a […]

Oregon Cattle Convention Starts Thursday In Bend

Oregon’s Cattle Convention gets underway Thursday in Bend.  Jerome Rosa Executive Director of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association said they will address a host of local and national issues impacting the cattle industry.  He said off season grazing permits will be one of the most interesting local topics of discussion.   He said currently, grazing permits […]

West Nile Reported In Oregon’s Crook County

State health officials say for the first time, a Central Oregon county has recorded West Nile virus.  West Nile was first reported in Oregon in 2003, but 16 years later, this is the first time the virus has been reported in a horse in Crook County east of Bend.   Veterinarians are reminding horse owners […]