Tree faller, employed with Bonney Lake company, killed by snag in Oregon fire
A Madras, Ore. man was killed by a falling tree Thursday morning while aiding in a battle against lightning fires in the Deschutes National Forest.
John Hammack, 60, was clearing trees in the Mt. Washington Wilderness Area as part of a falling crew removing fire hazards. A colleague, 45-year-old Norman Crawford, was injured and transported to St. Charles Medical Center, according to a wildfire information page set up by the Oregon Department of Forestry.
Both men worked for R&K Water Service, a company based out of Bonney Lake.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.