Sherman County eNews #192

CONTENTS

  1. Substation Fire Information Online

  2. Sherman County Sheriff: Monkland-Fairview Fire

  3. Substation Fire Evacuation Level Update, July 20

  4. Update: Supplies for Our Local Farmers & Volunteer Fire Fighters

  5. Sherman County Public/School Library Schedule Changes


1. Substation Fire Information Online

https://www.facebook.com/SubstationFire2018/

https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/steelheadoutfitters?source=feed_text

Substation Fire Status Update https://katu.com/news/local/substation-fire-grows-to-70000-acres-now-15-percent-contained

Sherman County Sheriff Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Sherman-County-Sheriffs-Office-643904422378873/?hc_ref=ARRlJTjwY44auRYsbRZF16Qn5JI0Jh_1wmJhcTynQ7TfHO0IqMXSSLL3yhdE5G1AX2c

Substation Fire News https://apnews.com/1c60c565124248da961102bb75a75149

Substation Fire Early Morning Update https://www.facebook.com/SubstationFire2018/?hc_ref=ARStTSEUDwePa6AjbeCzIRnzwhAfItS6rajNKYWdPcGujPDEyV9tNSIJ0U5TbS1XGck

National Fire Situational Maps  https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/#/%3F/39.8212/-96.297/4

Criminal investigation underway in deadly Substation fire

https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2018/07/thursday_morning_substation_fi.html

Substation Fire Destroys Wheat During Bountiful Harvest

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/central-oregon/substation-fire-destroys-wheat-farms-during-bountiful-harvest/283-575613831


2. Sherman County Sheriff: Monkland-Fairview Fire

“At around 12am [today], there was a fire near Monkland and Fairview. Farmers and fire crews extinguished it quickly despite 20mph + winds. The cause is under investigation. If you see something suspicious, vehicle or person, please take a picture and contact law enforcement.”


3. Substation Fire Evacuation Level Update, July 20

07/20/2018
All areas east of 97 and the towns of Moro, Grass Valley and Kent reduced to Level 2…
Submitted: Renee Heidy, Director, Frontier Regional 911


4. Update: Supplies for Our Local Farmers & Volunteer Fire Fighters 

I would like to thank all who have donated supplies for our firefighters and local farmers who have fought the Substation Fire. At this time we are filled to capacity. The love and support you have extended to us is greatly appreciated. ~ReeElla von Borstel


5. Sherman County Public/School Library Schedule Changes

Logo.ShermanPub.School.Library2017Sherman County Public/School Library will be closed Saturday, July 21st. Our Adam Miller concert will be rescheduled for a later date. The End of Summer Reading Program Party will also be rescheduled.

The school facilities are being used as command post for the fire. For the time being please do not attempt to use the drop box. You may return any books and materials you wish to The Dalles Wasco County Library. You may also check out materials there using your Sherman County card, if you don’t have your card handy, just show them your ID. You may renew by calling The Dalles Wasco County Library at
(541) 296-2815 or renew online by logging in with your card.
https://catalog.sage.eou.edu/eg/opac/login?redirect_to=%2Feg%2Fopac%2Fmyopac%2Fmain%3Flocg%3D1


 

Sherman County eNews #191

 CONTENTS

  1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

  2. CLASSIFIEDS

  3. CALENDAR


1. SPIRITUAL MATTERS

church.family1In the last verse of 1 Corinthians 13 we read about three abiding or enduring blessings that we have from God. They are faith, hope and love. Faith is that ability to believe even when things seem so much bigger or complicated than we can figure. We read that we are saved by faith and that we also are to live by faith. God is faithful without flaw and He is the One that enables us to believe, trust or have faith. He expects us to then walk in it.

Hope is that ability to look beyond the immediate and to anticipate a good future outcome. God has promised that He will never let us go, and in Christ we have been promised by our faithful God an eternal hope that does not fail or fade.

And love is the most amazing blessing of all. It is because God loved us that He sent His Son to go to a cross to pay for our sins so that we might be rescued and restored to a relationship with Him. We even read that we love because God first loved us. He is the One the put love in us and it is as we grow in His love that we can appreciate it even more.

Love is also the most enduring of the three because one day in His presence we will no longer need to have faith because we will see. We won’t need hope because our hope will be realized. Love endures forever.

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 3:12-13, NAS)”

Joe Burgess
Pastor
Kent Baptist Church


2. CLASSIFIEDS (new or corrected)

REMINDERS:

 CLASSIFIED ADS, NOTICES & NEWS: Please! No posters or flyers.

 CLASSIFIED ADS. Free classified ads are published on Fridays. The deadline is Wednesday at 5. Please submit ads by using the Submit News page. Include who, what, where, when, & how, contact information and the final Friday date for posting your ad (shown by the date at the end of the ad, for example, 3/17), and under 50 words if possible. This service is limited to Sherman County. Links are welcome.  Please share your Thank You and Congratulatory Notes and Joyful News here. ~The Editor

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATORY NOTES:

THANK YOU!! We are extremely grateful for all the neighbors, friends and North Sherman RFPD who responded to the recent fire on the Kent Thomas property. A tree caught fire after making contact with a power line and, with the help of a strong west wind, flames quickly spread to the nearby pasture and further east into a chem fallow field. Thanks to the hard work of folks with tractors/discs, a multitude of water tanks and the fire department, the situation was quickly controlled and overall damage was kept to a minimum. We would also like to thank the Sherman County Sheriff’s Department for investigating the situation so promptly. We feel blessed to live in a community where folks drop everything to help others in a crisis situation. Thank you so much!! ~ Kent & Melva Thomas and Chris & Carrie Kaseberg

THANK YOU! The Olsen Family wishes their heartfull thanks to each and everyone who helped during the Substation Fire which reached our property in Sherman County. We are so thankful for all of the neighbors- friends- family- equipment- fire fighters-calls-concern-offers of help. Support was amazing! ~Bob & Mavis, Rob & Theresa, Bruce & Synoma Olsen

THANK YOU, FIRE FIGHTERS! Many thanks to neighbors, fire departments, and the crews who fought the lightning fire on the fields around our buildings at the Jackknife fire. Your hard work saved our home, out-buildings, and cattle once again. We are so grateful to you for all your hard work and generosity. ~Jim and Joyce Brown & Bill and Jill Martin

Appreciation can make a day – even change a life.

Your willingness to put it into words

is all that is necessary.

~ Margaret Cousins

JOYFUL NEWS!

(anniversaries, achievements, awards, births, birthdays, graduations, weddings, etc.)

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FUND-RAISERS:

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

CITY COUNCILOR, CITY OF MORO. City of Moro Councilor Vacancy, Immediate Opening. The City of Moro is seeking a city resident to fill a vacancy on the Moro City Council. This term would run from appointment date, until January 1, 2021. Persons serving on the City Council must be able to attend all council meetings (First Tuesday of each month, at 07:00 pm at City Hall, unless excused) and yearly budget meetings. Persons serving on the City Council must have been a resident of Moro for the last 12 months. Anyone interested in the above position should send a letter of interest to: City of Moro PO Box 231, Moro, OR 97039 by Monday July 16, 2018. This is an appointed position by the City Council. If you have any questions, contact: Erik Glover, City Administrator, via phone, 541-565-3535 or via email, moro@embarqmail.com. 7/13

EMPLOYMENT:

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS. Mid-Columbia Bus Company needs school bus drivers. No experience necessary. Paid training. 401K. Hiring bonuses up to $350. Flexible hours. Holidays off. Please call today: 541-442-5723.

COACHING POSITIONS for Sherman County School Fall, Winter & Spring. In order to better align Sherman County School’s Athletic Program from Grades 5-12 there are openings for the following Coaching positions:

Fall: 5th-8th Volleyball (2 positions); 5th-8th Football (2 positions)

Winter: 5th-8th Boys Basketball (2 positions); 5th-8th Girls Basketball (1 position)

Spring: 5th -8th Boys and Girls Track (2 positions)

Criminal record check and pre-employment drug testing will be required for all positions. For further information and application materials please email Gary Lewis at glewis@sherman.k12.or.us or Wes Owens at wowens@sherman.k12.or.us. Sherman County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

RETAIL | HUMAN RESOURCES |RECEPTIONIST | LABORER | DRIVER. Mid Columbia Producers is now hiring for multiple positions.

  • Full Time Petroleum Delivery Driver– Moro, Oregon
  • Full Time Grain Elevator Operation Harvest Help – Various Locations
  • Part Time Grain Elevator Operation Harvest Help – Various Locations

For complete job descriptions please visit www.mcpcoop.com. Applications are available for download at www.mcpcoop.com or be picked up at the main office in Moro. Please send cover letter, application and resume to: Mid Columbia Producers Attn: HR, PO Box 344 Moro, OR 97039 Fax: (503)536-6875 PH: (541)565-2277  HR@mcpcoop.com

FOR SALE:

MORO PROPERTY. NEW PRICE OF $44,900.00 A chance to own 1.5 acres close to town but in the country in Sherman County. This property is waiting for you to bring your house plans and call it home. Subject to final short plat approval, taxes to be determined. RMLS# 17410095. Contact tiffany@drysideproperty.com 9/28


UNIQUE HANDCRAFTED OUTDOOR FURNITURE & NOVELTY GIFTS AND FURNITURE REHABILITATION: Considerately Handcrafted furniture and novelty gifts created from re-purposed wine & whiskey barrels and other local reclaimed materials. Special orders available.  Furniture repair and refinishing. ~The Wood Butcher | Wasco, Oregon | 541-993-4282 |https://www.oldwoodnbarrels.com 7/27

FOR RENT OR LEASE:

BRAND NEW HOUSE FOR RENT IN RUFUS, OREGON
* It is a beautiful new house built in 2018, located in Gorge Vista Development. Enjoy this home with all the surrounding view of the Columbia River Gorge. It has an open living room plan for your comfort.
* It has 3 bedrooms located upstairs. The master bedroom has its own bathroom, while the other two rooms share one bath.
* Take advantage of this opportunity, if you love the river, the trails and fishing, this house could be a good option.
* This house comes fully furnished. The price is $1600 per month, utilities included.
* For more information, call this number: 541-340-1773.  7/27

FREE:

SERVICES:

LOCAL HANDYMAN, GENERAL CONTRACTOR & EQUIPMENT OPERATOR. Large and small projects, indoors or out. Furniture repair & refinishing. Please call Kevin – 541-993-4282 | KCK, Inc. | Licensed, bonded and insured. CCB #135768. References available. 7/27 

NEWSPAPERS

  • The Times-Journal – a weekly serving Wheeler, Gilliam & Sherman counties, P.O. Box 746, Condon, OR 97823 | Ph. 541-384-2421 | FAX Fax 541-384-2411 timesjournal1886@gmail.com $35/year

VISITOR INFORMATION:

WANTED:

LOCAL HOST FAMILIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENTS. Non-profit ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few. ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience. The exchange students have pocket money for personal expenses and full health, accident and liability insurance. ASSE students are selected based on academics and personality, and host families can choose their student from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests. To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to www.host.asse.com to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today! ASSE INTERNATIONAL (FORMERLY AMERICAN SCANDINAVIAN STUDENT EXCHANGE) IS A NON-PROFIT, PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANIZATION.  ASSE IS OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED AS AN EXCHANGE VISITOR PROGRAM BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, WAS FOUNDED BY THE SWEDISH MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, COOPERATES WITH THE CANADIAN PROVINCIAL MINISTRIES OF EDUCATION, and the NEW ZEALAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. 8/24


3. CALENDAR (new or corrected)

firetruck.redJULY

1-31 Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families – Sherman Historical Museum

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Linda Krasfic’s Baby Quilts

20 Frontier TeleNet Board Meeting 10 Gilliam County Courthouse, Condon

20 Substation Fire Status Update https://katu.com/news/local/substation-fire-grows-to-70000-acres-now-15-percent-contained 

20 Substation Fire News https://apnews.com/1c60c565124248da961102bb75a75149

20 Substation Fire Early Morning Update https://www.facebook.com/SubstationFire2018/?hc_ref=ARStTSEUDwePa6AjbeCzIRnzwhAfItS6rajNKYWdPcGujPDEyV9tNSIJ0U5TbS1XGck

21-__ Substation Fire Command Post Based at Sherman County School

21 Sherman County Public/School Library 1 Adam Miller, Old Songs for Young Folks

21 Sherman County Public/School Library CLOSED – Adam Miller Music TBD

21 Summer Reading Program End of Summer Party 3 CANCEL

21 Maryhill Museum Library Storytime 11

21-22 Maryhill Museum Free Counties: Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Klickitat

23 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 10

23 Frontier Regional 911 Agency Board Meeting 2

23 Sherman County Photography Club 6pm OSU Extension Bldg.

23-27 Summer Art Institute at Maryhill Museum 8:30-4 daily

24 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

24 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

25 Tri-County Courts 10-2 Burnet Building, OSU Extension

25-28 Jefferson County Fair, Madras

26 Sherman County Public/School Library Movie Night 6 Love, Simon

27 Korean War Ended 1953, National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

28 WWI Began 1914

28 Tango at Maryhill Museum 6-9

30-Aug. 3 Pacific NW Plein Air Paint Out

30-Aug. 25 Pacific NW Plein Air Event in the Columbia River Gorge

31 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

31 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

AUGUST

1 All County Prayer Meeting, Rufus Baptist Church Refreshments and social time at 6:30, prayer time from 7:00 to 8:30.

1-4 Union County Fair, LaGrande

1-5 Deschutes County Fair, Redmond

1-31 Blue Star Museum: Free admission for active military personnel & families – Sherman Historical Museum

1-31 Sherman County Historical Museum Artist Series: Abbey Phelps, Knitting & Fiber Arts

2 Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility Board Meeting 10 NORCOR

2 Sherman County Public/School Library Young Adult Night 6-8

3 Jawbone Flats Concert 6:30 & Artisans’ Market 4-7, Condon City Park

3 Movie Nights 8:30 Bring your chairs to Moro City Hall parking lot.

3 Street Dance in Moro 5-10

4 Class: Learn to Love Your Sewing Machine 10-12 Wasco School Events Center

4 Maryhill Museum Library Storytime 11

4 Plein Air Reception 5-7 Maryhill Museum of Art

4 Music & Movement for ages 0 to 6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

4 Sherman County Public/School Library: Signs for Kids Just in Time for Fair 11

4 Sherman County Mobile Farmers’ Market 10-1 Main Street in Moro

4 Sherman County Mobile Farmers’ Market 2-4 RR Depot in Wasco

4 Art Walk in Moro: Wool Spinners & Quilts

4-11 Wallowa County Fair, Enterprise

6 Grass Valley City Council 7

6-10 Sherman County Summer Drama Day Camp

7 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

7 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

7 Vietnam War Began 1964

7 Moro City Council 7

7-10 Baker County Fair, Baker City

7-11 Umatilla County Fair, Hermiston

8 Sherman County Community & Senior Center Advisory Committee 12:30

8-11 Crook County Fair, Prineville

8-11 Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo, Grandview

8-12 Wheeler County Fair & Rodeo, Fossil

9 Sherman County Public/School Library Movie Night 6 My Little Pony

10 Community Renewable Energy Association Board Meeting 10-1

11 Sherman County Public/School Library: Signs for Kids Just in Time for Fair 11

11 Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum 9 Helicopters

11-12 Equine Mania, LLC Advanced Cattle Sorting Clinic, Wasco, Oregon

14 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

14 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

16 Sherman County Public/School Library Young Adult Night 6-8

17-18 Sherman Class of ’68 Reunion

18 Maryhill Museum Library Storytime 11

20 Eastern Oregon Regional Tourism Gathering 10-3 Silvies Valley Ranch

20-26 Sherman County Fair 4-H Activities Every Day

21 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

21 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

21 Wasco City Council 7

21-26 Sherman County Fair & Rodeo, Moro

23 Sherman County Public/School Library Movie Night 6 Pacific Rim Uprising

23-26 Wasco County Fair, Tygh Valley

27 Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Board Meeting 11

28 Community Story Time for ages 0-6 at 10 Sherman County Public/School Library

28 Craft Day 11-3 Sherman County Public/School Library

31 Movie Nights 8:30 Bring your chairs to Moro City Hall parking lot

31-Sept.2 Maryhill Windwalk: Gravity Games – Historic Maryhill Loops.


 

Sherman County eNews #190

CONTENTS

  1. Express Your Gratitude for Our Local Farmers & Volunteer Fire Fighters

  2. Substation Fire

  3. KATU Chopper 2 Over the Substation Fire

  4. Wasco-Sherman Substation Fire Jumps Deschutes Again

  5. Substation Fire Now Considered Number One Fire in the Nation

  6. Hansell Calls on Gov.Brown for Global SuperTanker deployment for Substation Fire.


1. Express Your Gratitude for Our Local Farmers & Volunteer Fire Fighters

What: Power drinks, water, trail mix, jerky, chips, power bars – nothing that will spoil or melt in the heat.

Where: Drop off at Wasco Church of Christ, Moro Fire Department and Grass Valley Baptist Church.

And… what about tucking a little note of thanks in with your contribution!

More info as details are forthcoming.


2. Substation Fire

A wildfire burning in the area of The Dalles, in Wasco County, Oregon, and in Sherman County, Oregon, has been dubbed the “Substation Wildfire.” For clarification, though the fire started in the proximity of BPA’s Celilo Converter Station, it did not start on the property and no BPA assets have been destroyed by the fire.


3. KATU Chopper 2 Over the Substation Fire


4. Wasco-Sherman Substation Fire Jumps Deschutes Again

See: http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2018/jul/19/fire-jumps-deschutes-again-thursday-morning/


5. Substation Fire Now Considered Number One Fire in the Nation

MORO, OR –  Day 3 of the Substation Fire brought high winds, with gusts up to 35-40 mph, making it a challenging day for firefighters.

The winds gave way to growth at the south end of the fire, near Deschutes river canyon, impacting both agricultural and wildland areas. Significant air assets continue to be used throughout the incident, in addition to dozers that helped firefighters make progress towards containment.

The Substation Fire is now considered the number one fire in the nation. Additional resources arrived Thursday afternoon in the form of a Pacific Northwest incident management team. These 60 team members add greater depth to the operational forces currently employed on the fire and will assist in managing all aspects of the fire. The additional resources complement the 217 firefighters, who represent 73 fire agencies across the state, currently assigned to the fire.

The Oregon National Guard has been activated to assist the Oregon Department of Forestry with wildfire suppression efforts following Governor Kate Brown’s statewide wildfire emergency declaration on July 18, 2018. These assets include two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and two HH-60M Black Hawk helicopters equipped with Bambi water buckets.

Other air tankers known as “Super Scoopers” and “Fire Bosses” that can drop hundreds and thousands of gallons of water continue to be used, as well as single-engine air tankers that can disperse fire retardant. Aircraft in this fuel type are very useful; they can provide heavy drops on canyon ridges and precision attacks in steeper terrain.

Evacuation levels have been very fluid. Law enforcement and fire officials appreciate the community’s understanding and responsiveness regarding evacuations. Fire officials are working closely with the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office and Sherman County Sheriff’s Office to continually evaluate the risk to communities. Level 3 (“Go”) evacuations continue to be in place for Moro and Grass Valley. The communities of Wasco and Kent remain under Level 2 evacuation. Area residents are urged to heed local emergency notifications as well as check the local sheriff’s office Facebook page and the Substation Fire Facebook page (www.facebook.com/substationfire2018) for updates.

Segments 3 and 4 of the lower Deschutes River remain closed.

The American Red Cross shelter at The Dalles Middle School at 1100 E. 12th St remains available to residents impacted by the fire. In addition to sleeping accommodations, the shelter is a resource for meals, community updates, and a cool place to get out of the heat and smokey conditions.

Locally, smoke is in the moderate to unhealthy range. Sensitive groups, such as those with asthma, chronic respiratory disease or cardio vascular disease, are encouraged to avoid smoke exposure, reduce time spent outdoors and avoid strenuous activity during smoky conditions.

Contact Info:
Kristin Schafer
Public Information Officer
Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal
Oregon State Police
503-934-8217 desk
503-370-0033
Kristin.schafer2@state.or.us


6. Hansell Calls on Gov. Brown for Global SuperTanker deployment for Substation Fire. 

Athena, OR – Today, Senator Bill Hansell (R-Athena) officially requested the Governor call in the Global SuperTanker to assist in fighting the Substation Fire in Wasco and Sherman Counties. 

The Substation Fire, has burned more than 50,000 acres across the two counties, claimed the life of a Wasco County resident, burned three structures, and caused the evacuation of the cities of Moro and Grass Valley.  The city of Wasco has been placed on a Level 2 evacuation order. 

“The Substation Fire is burning through Wasco and Sherman Counties at great speeds.  As of this morning it was sitting at 50,000 acres.  Up from 32,000 yesterday.  We have access to a Global SuperTanker.  The plane is on contract with the state of Oregon to help us elevate fires, but we continue to have it go unused,” Sen. Hansell said.  “My Salem office called Jim Wheeler, President and CEO of Global SuperTanker Services LLC, to see how long it would take for the Tanker to come to Sherman County.  They stand ready to help.  They simply need the Governor to make the call.  I asked the Governor why we are not using the SuperTanker to fight the fire; her response was she didn’t know, but she was not going to override the incident commanders authority.”

The SuperTanker is housed at McClellan Air Force Base just outside of Sacramento, California.  The Global SuperTanker will need four hours to fill with water and fuel before wheels up, then it can be in Wasco and Sherman Counties in about an hour.  The Tanker flies at 600 miles per hour and can drop up to 19,000 gallons of water, fire retardant, or a combination of the two, on any single pass.  It then takes 30 minutes to refill with water. 

“We need to use every resource available to stop this fire as soon as possible.  The families and farmers in Wasco and Sherman Counties are having their livelihoods go up in flames because the no one has not made that phone call.  I urge the Governor and the Department of Forestry to use the resources available to end the Substation Fire as soon as possible.  Our fire fighters are working as fast and as hard as they can to put these fires out across the state.  The Tanker is an asset that can help the ground troops very quickly.  With the number of fires started by dry lightning strikes and human causes, we need to be aware of the dry state our region finds itself in,” Hansell said.  “We need to be careful with anything that could start more fires in Oregon.  The entire State is a tinderbox.” 

Sen. Hansell is the Senator from Senate District #29.  Senate District #29 includes Wallowa, Union, Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam, Sherman and half of Wasco Counties.  The Substation Fire is almost 100% within Senate District #29.  Senator Hansell also serves on the Emergency Board as well as the Ways and Means Interim Committee which will be responsible for allocating State funds to deal with fires across the state.