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LOS ANGELES — Firefighters toiled in stifling heat Saturday on the lines of destructive wildfires across the U.S. West, making progress against some blazes while struggling to tame others that have forced evacuations of hundreds of homes. By John Antczak. SENT: 751 words. With AP Photos.
EUGENE POLICE-NONEMERGENCY RESPONSES
EUGENE — The Eugene Police Department has to do a better job at responding to nonemergency calls, according to the agency’s chief, who has ordered a review of patrol operations. Police Chief Chris Skinner tells The Register-Guard that supervisors disregard about a third of average daily calls deemed low priority because there aren’t enough officers to respond. SENT: 275 words.
COLORADO WILDFIRE-STORM KING REMEMBERED
EL JEBEL, Colo. — It is not lost on nearly 400 firefighters who have descended on the tiny Colorado mountain town of El Jebel that they are battling a blaze similar to the 1994 Storm King Fire outside of nearby Glenwood Springs that took the lives of 14 men and women. Just before sunrise Friday, hundreds of firefighters crawled out of their tents at Crown Mountain Park for a briefing prior to heading into the field to battle the Lake Christine Fire above El Jebel, just 17 miles (27 kilometers) southwest of Glenwood Springs. An AP Member Exchange by Carolyn Sackariason, The Aspen Times. SENT: 658 words. With AP Photos.
PENDLETON — Whether pulling weeds, picking berries or driving machinery, many people found their first job on a farm. For Umatilla County kids, farm labor has been one of many options for making money in the summer, but the way young workers fit into the agricultural industry has seen major changes in the past several years. Darrin Ditchen, owner of Golden Valley Farms East in Stanfield, said his minimum hiring age is 16, the age teens have to be to operate heavy equipment. An AP Member Exchange by Jayati Ramakrishnan, East Oregonian. SENT: 1001 words.
CENTRAL OREGON PREDATORS
BEND — That Bend is home to more than 90,000 people may instill a sense of civilized tranquility. Don’t be fooled. Healthy populations of cougars, bears, coyotes and a few wolves stalk the area, too. Overhead, birds of prey are capable of swooping on your outdoor cat or small dog and carrying it away. But what are the odds of an attack by these predators? Chances are slim, said Jim Akenson, the conservation director at the Oregon Hunters Association and a retired research biologist for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Yet when encounters do happen, they can sometimes be fatal. An AP Member Exchange by Peter Madsen, The Bulletin. SENT: 1554 words.
POLICE IMPERSONATOR: Police searching for man who impersonated motorcycle officer