Lightning Sparked Fire Burns Near Dexter

DEXTER, Ore. — Lightning strikes have sparked new wildfires in the Willamette Valley, including a fire burning near the town of Dexter. The Oregon Department of Forestry said Monday about a dozen new fires were started overnight by the lightning. Crews say the Dexter fire has burned about 20 acres so far, and they feel … Continue reading »

Copper Thieves to Blame for Phone Outage

DEXTER, Ore. — CenturyLink says copper thieves were to blame for an extensive phone outage in the Dexter area. Phone service has been out since Sunday morning and crews are still working to fix the problem and get service restored by midnight, Sunday. A CenturyLink spokesperson says 600 feet of cable was cut in a … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Dexter Home

DEXTER, Ore. — Despite a large response, flames destroyed a Dexter home Tuesday afternoon. The flames were visible from Kimball Road as crews worked for hours to put them out. The homeowner was inside when the fire started, but did make it to safety. By the time firefighters got there they say it was already … Continue reading »

Dexter Prepares for Big Fireworks Show

DEXTER, Ore. — Dexter, Oregon–it’s small town U.S.A. where the morning commute is a breeze. City roads are covered with wildflowers, and American pride is on display. Not a lot of people live here, but there’s a big buzz. “There always is, especially around the restaurants. They are in there eating and talking about what’s … Continue reading »