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2008-08-05 21:00:13

By Ethan Schowalter-Hay, The Observer, La Grande, Ore. Aug. 5--Anyone headed to the Whitman Overlook in the Northern Blue Mountains last Thursday may have noticed, in addition to the rolling tableland scenery, soldiers in the woods. This was no hallucination. Around 350 Oregon National Guard soldiers attended wildland firefighting training last week at three locations across the state: Astoria, Klamath Falls and Pendleton. "We've seen very active fire seasons for our neighbors to...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'