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 […]

Central Oregon Conservation District Awarded A Pair Of Grants

The Deschutes Soil and Water Conservation District was recently awarded two grants to help the Central Oregon farming community. DSWCD was one of 20 conservation districts nationwide to be awarded an Urban Agriculture Conservation Grant. This will allow DSWCD to partner with The Environmental Center to implement soil health improvement practices with Central Oregon youth […]

Central Oregon Irrigation Field Days Set For This Month

With temperatures warming up across the region, six irrigation field days will take place across Central Oregon. Each will start at 9 a.m. and run through most of the day. According to Oregon State Extension officials, the main focus will be the virtues of converting to LESA/LEPA/MDI system pivots and linears, along with other irrigation […]

Central Oregon Invasive Species Webinar Slatted for Thursday

The Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council will hold an invasive species webinar for the Central Oregon area on Thursday. The three hour event will cover how to identify and report invasive species in Jefferson and Crook counties and surrounding areas, as well as the importance of managing invasive plants. Participants will also learn how to […]

Northwest Should Prepare For Intense, Short Lived Cold Snap

After weeks of mild weather, old man winter will remind the northwest what season we’re in over the next couple of days. Marilyn Lohmann, meteorologist with the National Weather Service said the area has not seen very cold temperatures this winter thanks to a High pressure system parked off the west coast, but that High […]

OSU Extension Looking For Central Oregon Farmers

The High Desert Food and Farm Alliance and Oregon State University Extension will hold a series of workshops in an effort to better understand the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats Central Oregon farmers and ranchers face. The workshops will take place via Zoom in the coming days with separate sessions for farmers and ranchers in […]

Dry Conditions Expected To Continue Across Eastern Oregon

After a dry second half of December, the rain and snow the northwest saw over the holiday weekend was a welcomed sight for many. And according to meteorologist Marilyn Lohmann with the National Weather Service, a weather pattern that will be leaving the area in the coming days. Lohmann said the storms over the New […]

OCA: Walden Has Been An Amazing Individual

With a new Congress being sworn in next month, central and eastern Oregon will have a new representative in D.C. for the first time since the late 1990s. After 20 years in the House, Greg Walden announced earlier this year he would not seek reelection in 2020. To thank him for his service to the […]

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 […]