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Local The Really Big One: Forum set August 6 at UO (New) The Really Big One: Forum set August 6 at UO
Worried about the potential Cascadia earthquake scenario described in a recent article in The New Yorker?

The topic is the subject of a public event Thursday, August 6, at the UO.

Record heat greets Benton County Fair

Record heat greets Benton County Fair »Play Video
Hydrate!

The Benton County Fair opened Wednesday, the first of what is expected to be a string of days with high temperatures over 100 F.

The heat will present health risks for people and pets and fire risks for forests and grasslands this week. An excessive heat warning is in effect until 9 p.m. Friday for much of the Willamette Valley.

One of the most crucial reminders is staying hydrated.

Forecast | Symptoms of Heat Illness | Kids In Cars | Protect Your Pets | Where To Cool Off

 

Evacuations ordered as wildfire erupts east of Canyonville

Evacuations ordered as wildfire erupts east of Canyonville
The smoke plume from the Stout Fire, as seen from Interstate 5 on Thursday afternoon.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Level 3 (GO) evacuation for the homes on Ferguson Lane, Stouts Creek, and Conley Lane. 

Oakridge imposes water restrictions

Oakridge imposes water restrictions »Play Video
Oakridge, Oregon

Residents must limit how they long they water their garden and hold off on washing their cars under water restrictions put in place by the City of Oakridge.

Oldest building in Lane County: 'It's really amazing for this age'

Oldest building in Lane County: 'It's really amazing for this age' »Play Video

The 16-by-20 foot Clerk's Building tucked away by the historical museum near the fairgrounds was built in 1853. In the past 162 years, it has moved 4 times. And thanks to a grant, much needed maintenance will help preserve the building for the future.

Wilderness ranger returns lost toy to boy: 'We didn’t really expect to find him'

Wilderness ranger returns lost toy to boy: 'We didn’t really expect to find him' »Play Video
Liam and Seal Pup, together again

A 5-year-old boy from Corvallis has his beloved stuffed seal back - and the seal has a new job promoting fire safety and Leave No Trace ethics in the wilderness.

Photos: Body paint artist goes all out

Photos: Body paint artist goes all out
(Can you spot the hidden person?) 'WORKING ART: Bodypainting meets Art' is a photo-series emerging from a collaboration between body artist Jörg Düsterwald and photographer Tschiponnique Skupin. Various professions are artistically presented by body painted models with real businesses and authentic locations used in the creative process. In this scene model Karenina poses as gym equipment alongside fitness trainer Tobias and fitness models Constantine and Marcel at Kingdom of Sports in Hamelin. Where: Hamelin, Lower Saxony, Germany When: 20 Jun 2015 Credit: Tschiponnique Skupin/Future Image/WENN.com **Not available for publication in Germany, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia**

Excessive Heat Warning: Know the symptoms of heat illness

Excessive Heat Warning: Know the symptoms of heat illness »Play Video

The heat will present health risks for people and pets and fire risks for forests and grasslands this week.

Extreme heat is the most common cause of weather-related deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, killing more people on average each year than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined.

Forecast | Symptoms of Heat Illness | Kids In Cars | Protect Your Pets | Where To Cool Off