Weekday Wrap: Bedrock Fire east of Eugene surpasses 10,000 acres

By OPB staff (OPB)
Aug. 1, 2023 10:16 p.m.

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Bedrock fire was 3% contained as of Tuesday morning

The Bedrock Fire near Fall Creek had grown to 10,659 acres as of Tuesday morning. It’s on Willamette National Forest land east of Eugene, and in many places it’s burning into previous burn scars from the last few years. Crews have continued to make progress building and reinforcing fire lines around the perimeter. The fire was 3% contained as of Tuesday. Public meetings on the fire are planned tonight at Lowell High School and at Oakridge High School. (Rachael McDonald/KLCC)

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EPA proposes pesticide ban across Western Oregon and Washington

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering a proposal to ban most pesticide use across huge swaths of Western Oregon and Washington to protect sensitive species. The proposal has drawn criticism from agriculture and environmental advocates alike. (Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Press)

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Madras failed to investigate officers’ allegations against former police chief

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Multiple Madras police officers last summer began to lodge complaints against former Chief Tanner Stanfill, who the officers say disregarded their health and safety, seldom showed up to work and created a hostile work environment. The Bend Bulletin newspaper found the city did little — if anything — to investigate those allegations. (Bryce Dole/Bend Bulletin)

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Two meteor showers should be visible early Tuesday from Portland to Eugene

The moon will nearly be full Tuesday night but it won’t be alone in the evening sky. Willamette Valley residents from Portland to Eugene will have a shot at seeing meteor showers, with two scheduled to peak early in the evening. And according to National Weather Service meteorologist Daniel Hartsock, conditions should be ripe for viewing the night sky, with no cloud cover expected in the valley. (Charles Gearing/Eugene Register-Guard)

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Salem to get $6 million to complete Pringle Creek Path

Salem is getting $6 million in state grant funding to help complete the Pringle Creek Path — a trail that could serve as the missing link connecting miles of biking and walking paths to Wallace Marine, Riverfront and Minto-Brown Island parks. Paths along Pringle Creek and Mill Race already connect to Bush’s Pasture Park, Salem Health, Willamette University and downtown Salem. The new path would wind along Pringle Creek as it flows toward the Willamette River near the south end of Riverfront Park. (Whitney Woodworth/Salem Statesman Journal)

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