The Schneider Springs area saw its first rain in weeks Friday, Sept. 10. While the precipitation helped fire crews, it didn't put the fire out, said Megan Walker, a public information officer. A lightning strike sparked the fire on Aug. 3.
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Officials have ordered immediate evacuation of areas north and west of the Green Ridge Fire burning in the Umatilla National Forest south of Dayton and east of Walla Walla.
Once in New York City I traveled half an hour to reach the country — in a jet plane. In Walla Walla, thankfully, it’s easier to reach the hinterlands. On a brisk spring morning I hop in the Prius and drive northwest on Sudbury Road, accessed northwest of College Place from Highway 12.
NESPELEM, Wash. — While surveying a stand of blackened ponderosa pines on the Colville Reservation, Shay Logue considered the changes he’s see…
NESPELEM, Wash. – Lean and weathered, a horseman by trade who has broken his shoulders twice riding broncs and racing, Ralph Moses is Nez Perc…
Persistent extreme hot and dry conditions, large wildfires, limited firefighting resources and concern for public safety prompted U.S. Forest Service officials on Friday morning, July 16, to temporarily close the entire Umatilla National Forest effective immediately.
Map of the closure area, which includes the entire Umatilla National Forest.