Dead Mountain Echo

Dead Mountain Echo Publication of the Dead Mountain Echo has been suspended due to the illness of the former publisher. We hope to have an update on the future plans for the Echo in the coming days.

Weekly newspaper in Oakridge, OR since 1973.

Operating as usual

11/08/2020

The Dead Mountain Echo is FOR SALE.
If interested please contact us at 541-782-4241 or DM.
Serious inquiries only please. Thank you.

11/06/2020

Publication of the Dead Mountain Echo has been suspended due to the illness of the previous publisher. We hope to have an update on future plans for the Echo in the coming days.

09/25/2020

I regret that this post is so late.

Viki is experiencing some medical issues and is receiving care.

The Echo will return as soon as she is able.

I apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Fire Weather WatchURGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENational Weather Service Portland OR629 AM PDT Fri Sep 4 2020ORZ604-WAZ66...
09/04/2020
Portland, OR

Fire Weather Watch
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
629 AM PDT Fri Sep 4 2020

ORZ604-WAZ667-051330-
/O.NEW.KPQR.FW.A.0003.200907T1800Z-200910T0300Z/
Willamette Valley-Clark County Lowlands-
629 AM PDT Fri Sep 4 2020

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 604 AND 667...

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for wind and low relative humidity, which is in
effect from Monday morning through Wednesday evening.

* Affected Area...
In Oregon...Fire Weather Zone 604 Willamette Valley.

In Washington...Fire Weather Zone 667 Clark County
Lowlands.

* Winds...Northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 10 percent.

* Impacts...Conditions may be favorable for rapid fire spread
which may threaten life and property. Use extra caution with
potential ignition sources, especially in grassy areas.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

$$

Weagle

For more information visit: http://weather.gov/portland

Scattered severe thunderstorms appear likely across parts of the Mid-Atlantic Thursday. Damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes should be the main threats, although isolated large hail may also occur. Dangerous heat is forecast to return to the Desert Southwest and California from Friday into early....

08/13/2020

Red Flag Warning
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
226 PM PDT Thu Aug 13 2020

...WARM AND DRY FOR THE NEXT THREE DAYS...

ORZ604-142130-
/O.UPG.KPQR.FW.A.0002.200814T1800Z-200815T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KPQR.FW.W.0001.200814T1800Z-200815T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KPQR.FW.W.0002.200815T1800Z-200817T0600Z/
Willamette Valley-
226 PM PDT Thu Aug 13 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 604...

* Affected Area...In Oregon...Fire Weather Zone 604 Willamette
Valley.

* Winds...On Friday north to northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up
to 25 mph, strongest winds generally Salem southward. Saturday
winds will be lighter with winds generally around 10 mph.

* Timing...Worst conditions in the afternoons and evenings.

* Relative Humidity...Minimum humidity between 20 to 25 percent
with fair overnight recoveries expected .

* Temperatures...In the 80s Friday, between 90 and 100 Saturday
and Sunday.

* Haines Index...5 to 6.

* Impacts...Conditions favorable for rapid fire spread which may
threaten life and property. Use extra caution with potential
ignition sources, especially in grassy areas. Outdoor burning is
not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of the
above conditions can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

&&

$$

Red Flag Warning
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
226 PM PDT Thu Aug 13 2020

...WARM AND DRY FOR THE NEXT THREE DAYS...

ORZ604-142130-
/O.UPG.KPQR.FW.A.0002.200814T1800Z-200815T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KPQR.FW.W.0001.200814T1800Z-200815T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KPQR.FW.W.0002.200815T1800Z-200817T0600Z/
Willamette Valley-
226 PM PDT Thu Aug 13 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM PDT FRIDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 604...

* Affected Area...In Oregon...Fire Weather Zone 604 Willamette
Valley.

* Winds...On Friday north to northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up
to 25 mph, strongest winds generally Salem southward. Saturday
winds will be lighter with winds generally around 10 mph.

* Timing...Worst conditions in the afternoons and evenings.

* Relative Humidity...Minimum humidity between 20 to 25 percent
with fair overnight recoveries expected .

* Temperatures...In the 80s Friday, between 90 and 100 Saturday
and Sunday.

* Haines Index...5 to 6.

* Impacts...Conditions favorable for rapid fire spread which may
threaten life and property. Use extra caution with potential
ignition sources, especially in grassy areas. Outdoor burning is
not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of the
above conditions can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

&&

$$

Excessive Heat Warning
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
226 PM PDT Thu Aug 13 2020

ORZ006>008-010-012-014>016-WAZ039-045-046-141400-
/O.UPG.KPQR.EH.A.0001.200815T1900Z-200817T0400Z/
/O.NEW.KPQR.EH.W.0001.200815T1900Z-200817T0400Z/
Greater Portland Metro Area-Central Willamette Valley-
South Willamette Valley-Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills-
Cascade Foothills in Lane County-Upper Hood River Valley-
Western Columbia River Gorge-Central Columbia River Gorge-
Greater Vancouver Area-
Including the cities of Hillsboro, Portland, Wilsonville,
Oregon City, Gresham, Troutdale, Salem, McMinnville, Woodburn,
Stayton, Dallas, Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon,
Sandy, Estacada, Silver Falls State Park, Sweet Home, Vida,
Jasper, Lowell, Cottage Grove, Parkdale, Odell, Corbett,
Rooster Rock, Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, Hood River,
Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Washougal, Yacolt, Amboy,
North Bonneville, Stevenson, Carson, and Underwood
226 PM PDT Thu Aug 13 2020

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO 9 PM
PDT SUNDAY FOR ELEVATIONS BELOW 2500 FEET...

* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions with temperatures around 100
degrees expected for elevations below 2500 feet. Temperatures in
the low to mid 90s will be common above 2500 feet.

* WHERE...Portions of Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon.

* WHEN...From noon Saturday to 9 PM PDT Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Extreme heat will significantly increase the
potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those
working or participating in outdoor activities.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Warm overnight low temperatures will
provide little relief in structures without air conditioning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent
rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone
overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

&&

$$

Fire Weather WatchURGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGENational Weather Service Portland OR307 PM PDT Wed Apr 15 2020ORZ604-WAZ6...
04/16/2020
Portland, OR

Fire Weather Watch
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
307 PM PDT Wed Apr 15 2020

ORZ604-WAZ667-161630-
/O.NEW.KPQR.FW.A.0001.200416T2100Z-200417T0300Z/
Willamette Valley-Clark County Lowlands-
307 PM PDT Wed Apr 15 2020

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 667 AND THE NORTHERN HALF OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 604...

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for wind and low relative humidity, which is in
effect from Thursday afternoon through Thursday evening.

* Affected Area...In Oregon...Northern half of Fire Weather Zone
604 Willamette Valley. In Washington...Fire Weather Zone 667
Clark County Lowlands.

* Winds...Northeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 20 to 25 percent.

* Impacts...Conditions may be favorable for rapid fire spread
which may threaten life and property. Use extra caution with
potential ignition sources, especially in grassy areas.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

$$

For more information visit: http://weather.gov/portland

The threat for severe thunderstorms and flash flooding will push eastward across the Southern Plains through tonight, before a significant outbreak of severe storms, including damaging winds and strong tornadoes, is possible across a large part of the Southeast U.S. by Sunday. To the north, heavy sn...

04/09/2020

Due to a delay in shipping/delivery of needed supplies, printing of the Echo is delayed this week. It will be available as soon as it is able to be.

I'm sorry for any inconvenience. Thanks for understanding.

Stay healthy!!

FYI From OSU:Due to OSU Extension response to COVID-19 Response we are cancelling Lane County Tree School. We are workin...
03/13/2020
Tree School Lane County

FYI From OSU:

Due to OSU Extension response to COVID-19 Response we are cancelling Lane County Tree School. We are working on a rescheduling in late summer or early fall.

Join us for Tree School Lane 2020! Registration opens February 19, 2020.

03/13/2020

FYI from Lane County Public Health:

For Immediate Release 3/13/2020



TESTING UPDATE

Lane County has had no positive COVID-19 tests as of 0800 on March 13. A total of 29 tests have been ordered for Lane County residents (5 pending).



DAILY KEY MESSAGES

Lane County Board of Commissioners Chair Heather Buch, City of Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis, City of Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg, and Lane County Public Health Officer Patrick Luedtke, MD will provide an update regarding local COVID-19 response during the daily media briefing at 10:30 a.m. today (151 W. 7th, Eugene – Room 258).

Representatives from additional local agencies, including school districts, will also be present to address questions,.

PREVENTION INFORMATION

We recommend all residents take everyday precautions to prevent the spread of many respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza:

Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched.
Take care of your health overall. Staying current on your vaccinations (including the flu vaccine), eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient.
Consult CDC’s travel website for any travel advisories and steps to protect yourself if you plan to travel outside of the US.

We further recommend all residents practice social distancing whenever possible:

Don't shake hands. Avoid unnecessary contact by not shaking hands, hugging or kissing as greetings. Find other, non-contact ways to say hello.
Leave space. Maintain a 6-foot radius between yourself and others in public spaces. (Droplets that may carry influenza and COVID-19 can commonly travel up to 6 feet.)
Think it through. If you would normally reconsider attending an event during flu season, reconsider it now. People over 60 and those with pre-existing respiratory, cardiac conditions, or who are immuno-compromised should avoid all large gatherings.

Recommendations for residents who are 60+ or have pre-existing conditions:

Residents who are who are 60 or more years old, and residents who have pre-existing cardio or respiratory conditions, or are immune-compromised are urged be cautious about attending any event that brings groups of people together in a confined area.

Examples of pre-existing conditions include asthma, cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

We encourage everyone to make use of technology (FaceTime, video calls, and other tools) to stay in touch with senior community members. Isolation can be unhealthy, especially for elderly community members who live alone. Staying in touch can help people remain connected to their loved ones and their communities.

03/13/2020

FYI from ODFW:

ODFW cancels educational classes and workshops until April 13

SALEM, Ore. – ODFW is cancelling hunter education classes, field days, clinics, outdoor skills workshops, angler education trainings, Family Fishing events and other volunteer-led activities in accordance with COVID-19 guidance from the State of Oregon and the Governor’s office until at least April 13.

ODFW is taking these steps to protect our participants, volunteers, staff and others. Additionally, closures of schools and other facilities may impact the ability to hold these events.

Refunds to participants will be processed automatically for any paid classes or workshops.

Registration for future classes is postponed until further notice.

For information on COVID-19 in Oregon, visit www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus

01/28/2020

Due to personal and technical difficulties, production of the Dead Mountain Echo has been disrupted.

I apologize for the inconvenience and will be back in production full force by February 6.

FYI From ODOT:Hwy. 58 will be closed tomorrow - Tuesday, December 3 for four hours.12/03/2019 08:30 amComments: Road mai...
12/02/2019

FYI From ODOT:

Hwy. 58 will be closed tomorrow - Tuesday, December 3 for four hours.

12/03/2019 08:30 am
Comments: Road maintenance operations are occurring. Use an alternate route. OR 58 Willamette Highway will be closed for about four hours on Tuesday morning, Dec. 3, for crews to recover a semi truck that went over the bank last week. The road will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. between Crescent Lake and the east end of Oakridge.

Travelers should take alternate routes, delay travel or expect a long wait.

The full closure is needed to remove the truck safely. Three wreckers will pull the semi truck up the embankment and the process will block the entire road.

US National Weather Service Portland Oregon
11/27/2019

US National Weather Service Portland Oregon

We’ll have cold overnight low temperatures in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington tonight through Saturday morning. Lows will be around 30 along the Coast and 20 to 30 for inland valleys. Lows in the Cascades and Central Oregon will be 5 to 15 degrees. Take steps to provide shelter for pets and farm animals and protect exposed water pipes.

11/26/2019
11/25/2019

Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
324 AM PST Mon Nov 25 2019

ORZ010-012-260000-
/O.NEW.KPQR.WW.Y.0031.191126T2000Z-191127T2000Z/
Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills-
Cascade Foothills in Lane County-
Including the cities of Sandy, Estacada, Silver Falls State Park,
Sweet Home, Vida, Jasper, Lowell, and Cottage Grove
324 AM PST Mon Nov 25 2019

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO NOON
PST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches.
Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE...Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills and Cascade
Foothills in Lane County.

* WHEN...From noon Tuesday to noon Wednesday. Accumulating snow
down to the lowest elevations expected to begin later Tuesday
evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

&&

$$

US National Weather Service Portland Oregon
11/24/2019

US National Weather Service Portland Oregon

Uncertainty in where the low comes onshore is creating forecast challenges. Here are the two most likely scenarios, both of which keep most of the moisture to our south, with heavy snow over the south Cascades. But either way we will see breezy east wind conditions by midweek.

10/24/2019

Due to technical difficulties this week's Dead Mountain Echo will be available in stores on Friday. Mailed subscriptions will go out in Friday morning's mail.

I apologize for any inconvenience.

Frost AdvisoryURGENT - WEATHER MESSAGENational Weather Service Portland OR319 AM PDT Sun Sep 29 2019ORZ003>008-010>016-W...
09/29/2019
Portland, OR

Frost Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
319 AM PDT Sun Sep 29 2019

ORZ003>008-010>016-WAZ019-020-022-039-040-045-046-300500-
/O.NEW.KPQR.FR.Y.0002.190930T0700Z-190930T1400Z/
Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-
Central Coast Range of Western Oregon-Lower Columbia-
Greater Portland Metro Area-Central Willamette Valley-
South Willamette Valley-Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills-
Northern Oregon Cascades-Cascade Foothills in Lane County-
Cascades in Lane County-Upper Hood River Valley-
Western Columbia River Gorge-Central Columbia River Gorge-
South Washington Cascades-Willapa Hills-I-
5 Corridor in Cowlitz County-Greater Vancouver Area-
South Washington Cascade Foothills-
Including the cities of Vernonia, Jewell, Sunset Summit,
Lees Camp, Trask, Grande Ronde, Burnt Woods, Tidewater,
Swisshome, Veneta, St. Helens, Clatskanie, Hillsboro, Portland,
Wilsonville, Oregon City, Gresham, Troutdale, Salem, McMinnville,
Woodburn, Stayton, Dallas, Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis,
Albany, Lebanon, Sandy, Estacada, Silver Falls State Park,
Sweet Home, Detroit, Vida, Jasper, Lowell, Cottage Grove,
McKenzie Bridge, Oakridge, Parkdale, Odell, Corbett,
Rooster Rock, Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, Hood River,
Wind River Valley, Willapa, Frances, Ryderwood, Longview, Kelso,
Castle Rock, Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Washougal,
Yacolt, Amboy, Toutle, Ariel, Lake Merwin, Yale Lake, Cougar,
North Bonneville, Stevenson, Carson, and Underwood
319 AM PDT Sun Sep 29 2019

...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 7 AM PDT
MONDAY BELOW 2500 FEET...

* WHAT...Areas of frost. Temperatures will drop into the lower to
middle 30s later tonight. Areas above 2500 feet will see a hard
freeze, with overnight temperatures in the middle to upper 20s.

* WHERE...Interior lowlands of Southwest Washington and Northwest
Oregon.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 7 AM Monday.

* IMPACTS...Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left
uncovered. Take steps now to protect tender plants from the
cold.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.

&&

$$

For more information from the National Weather Service visit
http://weather.gov/pqr

US Dept of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service Portland, OR5241 NE 122nd AvenuePortland, OR 97230-1089(503) 261-9246Comments? Questions? Please Contact Us.

Address

48013 Highway 58
Oakridge, OR
97463

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One year subscriptions: $50.00 in Lane County; $45.00 senior citizens in Lane County; $60.00 out of Lane County. All six-month subscriptions are $30.00. We're happy to take subscription info and payment over the phone or mail payment to P.O. Box 406, Oakridge, OR 97463 Phone: 541-782-4241

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Friday 12:00 - 16:00

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FYI From the National Weather Service: A prolonged stretch of dry weather across southwest Washington and northwest Oregon is leaving vegetation much drier than usual for this time of year. Additionally, dry and gusty offshore flow is resulting in unseasonably low relative humidity, further elevating the risk of fire spread. Although winds are expected to diminish Wednesday, humidity in general will remain low and afternoon temperatures will be above normal. Another round of gusty offshore flow is expected later this week, prolonging the unseasonably warm, dry weather and keeping fire danger elevated through the upcoming weekend. Extra caution is advised with fire, at least through the upcoming weekend. Be sure to check with your local fire district before burning, as there may be restrictions in place.
The Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel are pleased to announce the extended open house for static photo opportunities of the refurbished 1929 Hershall carousel. THe open house is in conjunction with the Western Oregon Exposition Heritage Fair Fri-Sun, April 17-19. Doors open at 10 am. The fairgrounds is just north of Cottage Grove, off highway 99, near the racetrack. Don Williams, Chair, Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel 541-942-4752/541-953-3444
Stone Sculpting Workshop in beautiful Oakridge, OR July 26-29, 2018 Thursday-Sunday. A unique opportunity to be introduced to the art of direct stone sculpting by visiting artist, teacher & sculptor, Lisa Ruttan Wolff Tuition is $350 which covers all instructions, materials, use of tools and studio space. Tuition does not include meals or lodging or transportation. For more details or questions, and to sign up for this unique and special workshop go to www.LisaRuttanWolff.com Stone! The perfect art medium for lovers of the great outdoors. Learn the classic art of Stone Sculpting while having time to explore and enjoy the beautiful trails of Oakridge. This 20-studio hour workshop is designed to teach stone sculpting skills and techniques as an artistic and spiritual process. Each participant will personally design and complete a hand-held, intimate sculpture made of soapstone. Instruction will include all steps of the design and carving process from beginning to end. All tools and materials will be provided. No previous experience is necessary. New and experienced sculptors will find an opportunity to considerably heighten their skill level and insight. Come enjoy this supportive, creative community! The Workshop will be held at the home of Henry DeGrazia, “Huckleberry Gardens” located in Oakridge, OR. Henry has offered his beautiful 5 acres of “sustainable living” garden property for camping to those who would like to camp on site. Oakridge is just 6 miles downhill from our workshop with other lodging options, some of which are listed on Lisa’s web site. Lisa Ruttan Wolff of Norris, Tennessee has been creating with stone for close to 30 years. She has taught stone sculpture workshops nationally, for almost 20 years. She finds stone to be the perfect medium to consciously experience the creative process. Her experience is that “the stone moves slow enough so we can catch up.”
Hi Oakridge community - I'm doing some genealogy and I'm trying to find a relative who possibly lived in Oakridge in 2004. Does anyone there know a Billy Hopkins?
Praying for everyone affected by these terrible fires in Oakridge area, this year is a terrible tragedy. Let there be no loss of life or injurys to the brave men and women fighting these fires in our communities.