KWSO News 6/26/19

Continued hot and dry weather has prompted fire managers on public lands in Central Oregon to raise the fire danger level to high, officials said Tuesday. Thunderstorms that happened Tuesday are expected to continue today. The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning from this afternoon through tonight for abundant lightening and gusty winds for parts of central Oregon. The warning extends over the east slopes of the Central Oregon Cascades.

At the Oregon District 5 All-Stars Tournament – Jefferson County 8-10 Softball won yesterday and will play Bend South today at 2:00. Warm Springs Nation Majors Softball lost to Redmond yesterday and today will take on Bend North in a 4:30 game.

Rep. Greg Walden will hold town hall meetings in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties next week. The Crook County town hall meeting will be at the Powell Butte Community Center on July 2 at 3:30 p.m. The Deschutes County town hall meeting will be at 8 a.m. July 3 at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center. And, the Jefferson County meeting will also be on July 3 at 11 a.m. at the Culver Fire Station.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to turn over more documents that four Native American tribes say could bolster their lawsuit seeking to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg directed the federal agency to give up the documents by Wednesday, the Bismarck Tribune reported. The Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Yankton and Oglala Sioux tribes accused the Corps in February of withholding dozens of documents that they say could show how the pipeline may threaten the Lake Oahe reservoir on the Missouri River, which serves as their water source.

As federal regulators take several rounds of public comments this week in Southern Oregon on the massive Jordan Cove Energy Project, backers are claiming they’ve made major headway addressing one of regulators’ biggest concerns. Pembina Pipeline Corp, the Canadian company that is proposing a liquefied natural gas export terminal in Coos Bay, says it has secured voluntary easement agreements with 82 percent of the individual landowners along the 229-mile route of the terminal’s proposed feeder pipeline, which would run from an interstate gas hub in Klamath County to Coos Bay.