Category Archives: Alerts

CAMPFIRES PROHIBITED IN OREGON STATE PARKS AND ON BEACHES

News Release from Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept. Posted on FlashAlert: August 16th, 2017 2:30 PM Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is prohibiting all campfires and open flames in Oregon State Parks and other properties owned and managed by … Continue reading

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Road Over Hells Canyon Dam Will Close Monday through Thursday 

OXBOW, Oregon, Aug. 4, 2017 — The road over Hells Canyon Dam will be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m.–4:30 p.m. MDT on Monday, Aug. 7, through Thursday, Aug. 10. A crane being used to move stop-logs from one … Continue reading

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7 steps to avoid starting a wildfire during your #Eclipse2017 travels

Arrive early, stay put, leave late; don’t let your vehicle start a wildfire. The August 21 Solar Eclipse is certain to be memorable. With this worldwide event heading to Oregon during the peak of fire season, ODOT and the Oregon … Continue reading

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A July full of programs at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

BAKER CITY, Oregon__The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hosting several special interpretive programs throughout July for visitors at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, providing lots of opportunities for visitors and families to enjoy the outdoors and learn … Continue reading

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Road Conditions Announcement – Forest Service Road 39 Is Open!

The Wallowa Whitman National Forest announces Forest Service Road 39, also known as the Wallowa Mountain Loop Road, is now open for the season and maintained. Routine maintenance will continue to be done on it throughout the travel season. This is the section of … Continue reading

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Watch for cyclists during the Baker City Cycling Classic, June 23-25

The Baker City Cycling Classic will take place June 23 through June 25, 2017. Motorists can expect delays on Friday morning on Hwy 30 in Baker City and toward Haines, also Hwy 203 and into Keating, Hwy 86 back to … Continue reading

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Hells Canyon Road to Dam Closed; New Phone Number Provides Updates

Idaho Power announced today,visitors considering a trip to Hells Canyon can now check the status of the road between Oxbow and Hells Canyon Dam by calling 541-785-7251. A recorded message will provide road closure updates. We encourage folks to use … Continue reading

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Heavy Snow Causes Travel Challenges Along Byway

The last few weeks have brought the kind of winter weather we have not seen for a few years. Heavy snowfall, frigid temperatures and wind have caused occasional road closures on Interstate 84 and many of the state highways and … Continue reading

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Taking in the Wild Wallowas by Joe Whittle

If you have ever considered a visit to the magnificent Wallowas of Northeast Oregon, you really must take a look at Joe Whittle’s blog on TravelOregon.com. If you once called our corner of Oregon home and are homesick for the … Continue reading

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A Note Concerning Wild Fires and Your Visit

The tourism industry of Eastern Oregon extends its heartfelt concern for the residents, and communities that have been impacted by the recent wildfires throughout the region including, and especially those that have endured loss of property, and in some cases … Continue reading

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