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Billingsley signed by Detroit

Jace Billingsley is a Detroit Lion.

The former Eastern Oregon University standout has signed a free agent contract with the Lions following the NFL Draft, he said Saturday.


Being prepared for wildfire season

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The Cornet/Windy Ridge fire destroyed one home in Stices Gulch south of Baker City in August 2015. The upcoming wildfire season across the U.S. isnít expected to be as bad as last yearís infernos, when a record 15,800 square miles burned, the nationís top wildland firefighting official said. (WesCom News Service file photo)
ENTERPRISE — Wildfire season is a couple months out, but the risk of a controlled burn escaping is a concern even in the spring. To raise awareness, Oregon has 
declared May Wildfire Awareness Month.

Eastern names new provost

Sarah Witte is stepping up into the role of Eastern Oregon University provost, after serving in the position on an interim basis since June 2014.

BRIEFLY: Imbler HS fire causes minor smoke damage

IMBLER — A small light fixture fire in the boys’ locker room at Imbler High School caused minor smoke damage Wednesday. 

The fire was spotted about 4:30 p.m. and put out with a fire extinguisher by IHS senior Tyler Tandy, said Imbler School District Superintendent Angie Lakey-Campbell. Firefighters from the Imbler Fire Department arrived minutes later and inspected the locker room to make sure that all remnants of the fire were extinguished. 

Lakey-Campbell said she wanted to make sure that no portion of the fire had spread to the locker room’s ceiling. The firefighters found no evidence that the fire had spread, but minor smoke damage to the shower area was discovered.


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