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Aug. 15: 1:20 PM: Reckless Endangering – Shotgun Creek area. Report of subjects shooting in the direction of crew of 5 loggers. 14:34: Patrol check – unfounded for now.

CASCADES VOLCANO OBSERVATORY WEEKLY UPDATE
Friday, August 30, 2013 10:31 AM PDT

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Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL

"Home Rescue Program" offers up to $30,000 to Oregon homeowners

Excerpts  From the July 22, 2013 Sheriff’s Reports

Aug. 8: 1:36 AM: Dispute – 54000 block, McK. River Dr. Caller was in a dispute with female subject & left on his own volition – advises no assault but is concerned involved may try to report him for assault. He was concerned for her safety, couldn’t articulate why except that she was very upset when he left. Info taken.

Willamette National Forest Fire Crews Work to Keep Fires from Lightning Strikes Small

Firefighting helicopter

Chainsaw sculptor Kevin StrauslinA Northwest Rendezvous in Blue River? The three-day McKenzie River Chainsaw Festival certainly fit the bill – filling the air with the sound of racing two stroke saw engines and plenty of chips and sawdust.
For Randy Gauthier of Moberly Lake, British Columbia, it almost didn’t happen. The single parent father is new to the trade. After working for 23 years as a dangerous tree faller he began carving only six months ago, deciding he had to find a better way to spend some time with his son.

 

Hand Lake fireMCKENZIE BRIDGE: A small fire near Hand Lake grew to nine acres by Sunday afternoon and firefighters have kept it at that size ever since.

Juvenile salmon“Spatial diversity” in the first year of life can protect an entire salmon species from the effects of large-scale forces such as climate change and the operation of hydroelectric dams, according to a new NOAA Fisheries research article published last week.
The researchers liken species’ prospects to that of financial investment portfolios, which balance risk.

Firefighters Responding to New Fire Near Hand Lake

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