Sherman County eNews #273

CONTENTS

  1. Maryhill Museum of Art Annual Benefit Auction: Night on the Left Bank, Sept. 16

  2. Museum Day Live! Tickets for Free Admission to Maryhill Museum, Sept. 23

  3. Frontier Digital Network Board of Directors Meeting Notice & Agenda, Sept. 15

  4. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting Notice & Agenda, Sept. 15

  5. ODOT Update: I-84 & Historic Columbia River Highways

  6. Oregon State Fire Marshal: Eagle Creek Fire Update, Sept. 10


1. Maryhill Museum of Art Annual Benefit Auction: Night on the Left Bank, Sept. 16

Night on the Left Bank
Saturday, Sept 16 | 5 to 9 PM

Join us overlooking the Columbia and under the stars for Maryhill’s annual benefit auction. Enjoy a fabulous array of hors d’oeuvres with French flair, including a crepe bar, regional wines and brews, and an opportunity to nab amazing auction lots, such as exclusive dinners, trips, wine and more. All proceeds support the museum’s annual exhibitions and programs.

Cost: Tickets are $100 per person. $50 is tax-deductible. Purchase tickets online using PayPal here: http://www.maryhillmuseum.org/belong/support/benefit-events/best-of-the-northwest-dinner-wine-auction-tickets or call 509.773.3733 ext. 20.


2. Museum Day Live! Tickets for Free Admission to Maryhill Museum, Sept. 23

Saturday, Sept 23 | all day

In the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution, whose museums offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event created by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums, including Maryhill, give free admission to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. Get yours at smithsonianmag.com/museumday

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/museum/maryhill-museum-of-art/


3. Frontier Digital Network Board of Directors Meeting Notice & Agenda, Sept. 15   

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda and Notice

September 15, 2017, 9:45 AM

Jeanne Burch Building, Fossil, Oregon

  • Call To Order & Director Roll Call
  • Public Input/Comment
  • Directors’ Changes or Additions to the Agenda
  • Minutes Review and Approval
  • Financials Review and Approval
  • Public Hearing on FDN / FTN merger ordinance
  • Other items for the good of the order
  • Public Input/Comment
  • Adjournment

4. Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting Notice & Agenda, Sept. 15

Frontier TeleNet Board of Directors Meeting Agenda and Notice

September 15, 2017 10:00 AM

Jeanne Burch Building, Fossil, Oregon

  • Call To Order & Director Roll Call
  • Public Input/Comment
  • Directors’ Changes or Additions to the Agenda
  • 10:15 Public Hearing to consider public testimony on the proposed entitled ordinance# 91517-02
  • Minutes Review and Approval
  • Financials Review and Approval
  • Cottonwood Tower update
  • Wheeler County Wireless Project Update
  • AOC assistance update
  • Website update
  • SUA II Motorola Service Contract Proposal
  • Sherman County Fiber Optic RFP for Wasco to Rufus update
  • Frontier 911 Burns Tribe update
  • 14.0   Other items for the good of the order
  • 15.0   Public Input/Comment
  • 16.0   Next Meeting
  • 17.0   Adjournment

The Frontier TeleNet board reserves the right at its sole discretion to enter into Executive Session under ORS 192.660 (a), (g), (j), (n)(D).


5. ODOT Update: I-84 & Historic Columbia River Highways 

ODOT will open I-84 as quickly as possible, when it is safe to travel. Westbound lanes will open first.

I-84 remains an active evacuation zone; the Eagle Creek Fire is still burning. ODOT is working closely with fire officials to determine when westbound lanes of I-84 can reopen.
Eastbound I-84 will remain closed at least another week—the minimum time required to complete rock removal.
The Historic Columbia River Highway remains closed with no schedule to reopen. Rocks and trees continue to fall; ODOT is working to keep the highway available for firefighters, but the highway is not safe for travel.

Danger trees. ODOT has removed about 2,000 trees that were in danger of falling onto I-84 with about 1,500 remaining to be removed. Tree removal efforts should be finished by early in the coming week.

Rockfall. The biggest impediment to re-opening the highway is the threat of falling rocks, most of them around the Toothrock Tunnel. The work is slow in steep, difficult terrain extending high up onto the hillside.

Bridges. ODOT inspected 70 bridges and culverts along I-84 and found minimal damage.

Tunnels. An inspection of the 1936 Toothrock Tunnel on I-84 showed minimal rock damage to portals. The liner inside the Oneonta Tunnel on the HCRH completely burned and engineers found unstable rock slopes at each end.

Slide threat. In the weeks ahead, ODOT will be assessing the danger of winter slides in areas where the underbrush has burned away.

Having I-84 and the Historic Columbia River Highway closed is difficult on everyone who lives in, travels through, or loves the Columbia Gorge. Once it is safe to complete these steps, ODOT will have the roadways open as quickly as possible.


6. Oregon State Fire Marshal: Eagle Creek Fire Update, Sept. 10

Summary: Conditions were calm over the Eagle Creek Fire for most of the day, yesterday. As early smoke and clouds cleared later in the day, fire managers took the opportunity to make aerial observations of the fire. Their flight showed many reasons to be positive about progress being made toward containing the fire. Firefighters continued to close off the western end of the fire near Bridal Veil by strengthening line with burnouts. That burn didn’t really take hold until the afternoon hours when it finally got some sun and lower humidity. Much of the southwest side, difficult to reach because of steep, rugged conditions actually burned back on itself throughout the day.

The aerial reconnaissance detected very little smoke in the critical area north of the Bull Run Watershed. The fire continued backing slowly down around the basins on the southeast fire perimeter and good preparation work was done above Lake Branch Road. All along the southeast and eastern flanks of the fire, scouting is underway to tie together a series of roads and trails to create a barrier to the fire’s eastern progression without putting firefighters in hazardous conditions encountered during a direct attack. The most active part of the fire yesterday was near Herman Creek; however, the fire has not yet crossed the creek.

Weather is due to change, becoming drier and warmer today and Monday and more active fire behavior is expected as a result. The changing weather conditions will begin to test the hard work firefighters have put in during the break from dry, hot, windy conditions.

Oregon State Fire Marshal (OSFM) structural crews will assist west end of the fire with burnout operations. A structure fire engine and a water tender will be at Multnomah Falls. OSFM crews will also be assisting with burnout in Cascade Locks and performing structure protection in the Level I Evacuation Zone in Hood River.

Personnel Assigned: Type 1 (hot) crews, 12 Type 2 crews and 5 Type 2 Initial Attack Crews; 96 Engines;  10 helicopters; 969 Personnel

Contact Information: Fire Information 541-392-1632 (8 a.m.-8 p.m.) or eaglecreekfire2017@gmail.com

Location: Hood River and Multnomah Counties, Oregon; 1 mile south of Cascade Locks, Oregon
Start Date: September 2, 2017, 4:02 p.m. Size: Approximately 33,382 acres
Cause: Unknown

Percent Contained: 7

Two community meetings will be held on Monday, September 11, to share information about the Eagle Creek Fire: 6 p.m. at the Edgefield Amphitheater, 2126 Halsey Street, in Troutdale and 7 p.m. at the Marine Park Pavilion in Cascade Locks.

Additional fire, closure and evacuation information can be found at
*Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5584/
*Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EagleCreekandIndianCreekFires2017/
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/eaglecreekfire
*Oregon Smoke Information: https://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/
*Multnomah County Sheriff Flash Alert: https://www.flashalert.net/id/MCSO
*Hood River County Sheriff: http://www.hoodriversheriff.com/news/breaking-news/
*Road Closures: https://tripcheck.com
*Firewise Information: http://www.firewise.org/


 

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