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Wallowa County Transportation Advisory Committee (WCTAC) Meeting, Nov. 21

Wallowa County Transportation Advisory Committee (WCTAC) Meeting, November 21, 2022, 10:00 am. This meeting is open to the public except as to executive sessions. It will be held in the Thornton Room of the Wallowa County Courthouse. Those interested in attending are encouraged to do so. For persons with disabilities that wish to attend, please call at least 24 hours before the meeting so accommodations may be made. For questions, please contact the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners’ office at 541-426-4543, ext. 1130. 

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Hearing Notice for Wednesday, November 2, 2022

NOTICE IS GIVEN, the Wallowa County Board of Commissioners will be conducting three public hearings on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and running consecutively until 12:00 p.m. in the Thornton Conference room of the Wallowa County Courthouse; located at 101 South River Str., Enterprise, Oregon 97828. NASH – AMD #2022-02, RURAL RESIDENTIAL – AMD #2022-03, JOHNSON – AMD #2022-04

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Wallowa Lake Moraine Partnership announces completion of management plan and announcement of use survey

ENTERPRISE, Ore – To conserve the treasured view of the Wallowa Lake moraines, the plants and wildlife that live there, and the land’s traditional uses, a plan is now guiding the management of the East Moraine Community Forest. Conveyed into county ownership in January 2020 by the Wallowa Lake Moraines Partnership, the management plan was approved by the Wallowa County commissioners at their Sept. 7 meeting and adopted Sept. 21.

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Double Creek, Sturgill, Nebo, Goat Mountain Two Fires Update, September 28

Highlights: Today will be very similar to yesterday with hot, dry, and breezy conditions and lower fuel moistures with increased fire behavior where pockets of heat remain. Close monitoring of areas of concern will be conducted and resources are pre-positioned to respond quickly as conditions change. Post-fire suppression repair will continue in portions of all fire areas as safety and conditions allow.

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Double Creek, Sturgill, Nebo, Goat Mountain Two Fires Update, September 27

Highlights: Today will be hot, dry, and breezy with conditions similar to mid-August. Lower fuel moistures are anticipated to result in increased fire behavior where pockets of heat remain. Close monitoring of areas of concern will be conducted, and resources are pre-positioned to respond quickly as conditions change. Post-fire suppression repair will continue in portions of all fire areas as safety and conditions allow.

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Double Creek, Sturgill, Nebo, Goat Mountain Two Fires Update, September 26

Highlights: Today will be hot and dry with conditions similar to mid-August as opposed to late September. High fuel moisture and lack of wind will prevent any large fire growth. Instead, any active fire will be “skunking around”. This low intensity fire acts similar to a prescribed burn, cleaning up unburned pockets of fuel resulting in a more fire-resistant landscape and a healthier forest. Double Creek Fire: 157,766 acres | 81% contained | 513 personnel assigned. 12,600 acres | 50% of management objectives achieved | 5 personnel assigned. 20,192 acres | 53% of management objectives achieved | 40 personnel assigned.

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Double Creek, Sturgill, Nebo, Goat Mountain Two Fires Update, September 21

Public Meeting – Friday, September 23rd at 6:00 PM at Joseph Community Event Center and streamed via Facebook Live. Highlights: Today will bring a change in weather as the warmer temperatures and lower humidity from previous days transition to rain and possible thunderstorms this evening. Current estimates range from one-tenth of an inch to over half an inch of rain through Thursday. Winds will increase throughout the day with the potential for strong gusts as the low-pressure system settles in. Friday will bring a return to clear skies, warmer temperatures, and lower humidity.

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Double Creek, Sturgill, Nebo, Goat Mountain Two Fires Update, September 20

Highlights: Firefighters assigned to the Hells Canyon/Snake River corridor have begun to transition out of the area. On Double Creek’s north and south sections, crews work to identify burning vegetation/hot spots. Log trucks arrive today to start hauling out the cut timber produced after creating Sturgill’s shaded fuel break. Also arriving at the incident are five excavators, which will be assigned used for suppression repairs.

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