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Air quality warning

Air quality in Deschutes County affected by wildfire smoke A public service announcement from the Deschutes County Board of County Commissioners Deschutes County Health Services is closely monitoring air quality as conditions may worsen due to smoke from numerous wildfires across Oregon. Smoke levels can rise and fall depending on weather factors such as wind direction.…
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Central Oregon Fire Evacuation Guide

A public service announcement from Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Deschutes County Emergency Services Manager and Michael Ryan, Crook County Emergency Services Manager In 2014, Oregon adopted three fire evacuation levels after thorough consideration by the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office, Oregon Office of Emergency Management, Oregon Fire Chief’s Association, and the Oregon Department of…
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Youth Fire Prevention & Intervention

A Public Service Announcement from the Central Oregon Fire Prevention Cooperative. Youth Fire Prevention & Intervention As the dog days of summer continues, the cry “I’m bored!” will begin to be heard throughout Central Oregon. Curiosity and boredom, combined with a lack of direct supervision, can often lead to youth misusing fire. In fact, according…
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Watershed Restoration within the Deschutes National Forest

Watershed Restoration within the Deschutes National Forest Contributed by Bill Anthony with Upper Deschutes Watershed Council and Darek Staab with Trout Unlimited You may have heard the saying “you can’t see the forest for the trees”. A similar saying might be “you can’t see the watershed for the stream”. We tend to take in what is visually…
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