Central Oregon Bureau Chief
Emily Cureton joined OPB as the Central Oregon Bureau Chief in July 2018. She’s reported and produced award-winning coverage for Georgia Public Broadcasting, Jefferson Public Radio and community newspapers like the Del Norte Triplicate in Crescent City, California, and the Big Bend Sentinel in Marfa, Texas.
Emily has a broad background in journalism — from a radio and newspaper reporter, to guest host and assignment editor of daily talk programs. In 2015, she was a California Health Journalism Fellow, producing a multimedia series on how rural communities handle domestic violence reports. Her journalism honors include a nod for best use of sound in a major market from Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, a Georgia Associated Press award for best radio documentary, and various awards for investigative and enterprise reporting from the California Newspaper Publishers Association. Emily graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with degrees in history, Russian and studio art. Among other adventures, she’s driven a van from Oregon to Costa Rica and hiked from the California coast to the Pacific Crest in Ashland. When she isn’t working on a great story, you’re likely to find her horseback riding, surfing or getting way too competitive during a friendly game of Scrabble.
U.S. Senators from Oregon and California want federal fire managers to start publishing training materials in Spanish again after translations were discontinued last year.
The Deschutes County district attorney has dropped the case against a man sentenced to 50 years in prison. Prosecutors say Josh Horner’s guilt was not proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
Many wildfire crews have Spanish-speaking firefighters. That’s why a decade ago, the government created training materials in Spanish. But recently, those manuals were discontinued.
Environment | local | News | Recreation
Preliminary ruling scuttles proposed 137-mile trail system and sends USFS back to the drawing board.
Front and center at the first debate for the city's first-ever mayoral election: how to handle the Bend's rapid growth.
Environment | local | News
Containment of the wildfire burning near Mosier, Oregon, is estimated at 50 percent as of Sunday evening.
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In a tax-averse but fire-prone part of Southwest Oregon, residents are turning to for-profit firefighters to keep their homes safe.
A state board voted Thursday to ban former Portland Police Chief Larry O’Dea from serving in law enforcement agencies for 10 years.
Managers say the longtime vacation destination is losing money.