Roundball Wrap – January 31, 2014

For the January 31 edition of the Roundball Wrap, see highlights from 13 games, including a very special RBW Game of the Night between Luke Jackson’s Northwest Christian and Oregon Tech as OIT head coach Danny Miles went for career win No. 1,000. Jake Zivin and Erik Elken also have a dozen prep highlights plus … Continue reading »

Fire Near Sisters Grows Overnight

SISTERS, Ore. — The Pole Creek Fire has grown more than 4,000 acres since Tuesday. The fire has burned 22,000 acres, five miles southwest of Sisters, and was 20 percent contained as of Wednesday morning. Residents in the Crossroads and Edgington/Remuda areas remain under a Level 2, pre-evacuation alert. The Pacific Crest Trail remains closed … Continue reading »

Man Sells Pole Creek Fire Shirts

SISTERS, Ore. — As the Pole Creek Fire continues to burn, some people are trying to help the economy. One entrepreneur decided to make and sell “Pole Creek Fire” shirts, complete with the year on them. His shirt stand is located outside the fire camp at the Sisters Rodeo Grounds.

Residents Remain on Alert in Sisters

SISTERS, Ore. — The Pole Creek Fire southwest of Sisters is enveloping the town in smoke. Residents living on the edge of the city remain on pre-evacuation status and must be ready to leave at a moments notice. City officials held a meeting Monday night at the Sisters Elementary School to update residents on the … Continue reading »

Residents on Alert as Fire Nears

SISTERS, Ore. — Concern heightens as the Pole Creek Fire grows to more than 16,000 acres. There are more than a thousand crews working on the fire, which is only 10 percent contained. People living in the Crossroads and Edgington areas are on pins and needles waiting to see if they must evacuate as the … Continue reading »

Valley Smoke from the Pole Creek Fire

EUGENE, Ore. — Smoke from the Pole Creek fire moved into the southern Willamette Valley Sunday night. The air quality level in Eugene, Springfield, Cottage Grove and surrounding communities is now at moderate; the smoky air may be a moderate health concern for those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution. The skies will remain … Continue reading »

Pole Creek Fire Continues to Grow

EUGENE, Ore. — The Pole Creek fire, six miles south of Sisters, has burned over 4,300 acres and continues to grow. Neighbors gathered at Sisters Elementary School Monday night to hear from fire officials about the status of the fire. Residents in the Crossroads Subdivision were given pre-evacuation orders, and they say they’re ready to … Continue reading »

Sisters Wildfire Evacuates Campsites

SISTERS, Ore. — A wildfire southwest of Sisters has grown to nearly 2,000 acres and has forced people to evacuate from nearby campgrounds and trails. The Pole Creek Fire started four miles northeast of North Sister Sunday morning. Notices have been given to nearby residents warning them to prepare to possible evacuate. Search teams are … Continue reading »