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WEEKEND LIGHTNING KEEPS FIREFIGHTERS BUSY

Tue. June 30, 2015

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry - Posted on FlashAlert: June 29th, 2015 2:08 PM

Powerful thunderstorms swept across Oregon over the weekend, bringing strong winds and lightning. Thirteen fires were reported in the John Day Unit of the Central Oregon District, nine of these fires were contained at initial attack with minimal acreage burned. Firefighters continue to battle fires the Harper Creek Complex and the Jones Canyon Fire.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY (ODF) DAILY FIRE UPDATE FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015

Mon. June 29, 2015

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry - Posted on FlashAlert: June 28th, 2015 11:02 AM


Due to exceptionally dry landscape and drought conditions, hot weather and forecasted lightning, the risk of extreme fire activity has remained high through the weekend and into this coming week. The Oregon Department of Forestry, forestland owners and agency partners are prepared to manage conditions usually experienced in late July or early August.

OREGON DEPT. OF FORESTRY WILDFIRE SUMMARY - WEEK ENDING JUNE 26, 2015

Fri. June 26, 2015

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry - Posted on FlashAlert: June 26th, 2015 9:37 AM


Wildfire activity on the 16 million acres of private and public lands protected by the Oregon Dept. of Forestry (ODF) was relatively light this past week. Fire managers are currently focused on fire weather conditions predicted to set up today and continue into the weekend.

TARGET SHOOTERS: BE EXTRA CAREFUL DURING HIGH WILDFIRE DANGER

Fri. June 26, 2015

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry - Posted on FlashAlert: June 25th, 2015 3:26 PM

Recent wildfires in northwestern Oregon have prompted a plea to recreational target shooters to be extra careful in the forest. In the past two weeks, three fires ignited by shooting burned 68 acres, cost $100,000 to put out, and caused considerable damage to private and public timberlands.

REMEMBER TO WATER TREES DEEPLY AS MERCURY CLIMBS

Fri. June 26, 2015

News Release from Oregon Dept. of Forestry - Posted on FlashAlert: June 25th, 2015 1:43 PM


The weather forecast is calling for high temperatures around most of the state through the weekend and even into the middle of next week. It's a time to keep fire prevention uppermost in our minds, and also, to remember to protect the health of trees in yards and landscapes by deeply watering them.

Pride Month

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June is officially recognized as Pride Month by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.  LGBT Pride events garner media coverage each summer in communities across the country to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City on June 28, 1969.  The Stonewall Rebellion, which most historians consider to be the birth of the modern LGBT civil rights movement, cites the first incident where members of the LGBT community fought back against persecuted sexual minorities. Click here for an LGBT Pride Month Historical Timeline.

LGBT Pride celebrations typically occur in June in big cities and small towns, both nationally and globally.  Pride events are encouraged to be seen as an opportunity to discuss the history of LGBT advocacy and show the diversity of the LGBT community.

The labor movement strongly supports the rights of the LBGT Community. Here are some facts and figures relevatn to LBGT issues. 

Check out the Pride at Work webpage for more informatin of LGBT efforts in the labor movement.

LL 2069 Women's Committe Collects Suppies for Troops

Thu. June 25, 2015

 collection boxescommittee picThe Women's Committee from IAM Local Lodge 2069 sponsored a supplies for the troops collection on Saturday, June 20, 2015. The committee teamed up with the Indiana Patriot Guard and appealled to union members, their families and neighbors in the community to bring supplies to a parking lot of a local shopping center.

Melanie Wickersham, Chairperson of the women's committee, said this is the third year they've embarked on this worthy cause. At the end of the day, a total of 14 boxes of needed supplies were collected. The committee's efforts received recognition in the their local paper (click link below).

http://www.chronicle-tribune.com/peru_tribune/troop-care-drive-at-kmart-on-saturday/article_009853f4-15f5-11e5-a040-fba57c81b3ec.html