With so much of the eclipse talk focused on the massive influx of people and potential traffic problems in Central Oregon, scientists worry one health risk is getting overlooked.
Oregon Congressman Greg Walden is confident his Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection Act will help prevent a wildfire from sweeping through the small community.
The Sisters Ranger District Archaeologist spent the last two years getting materials to the remote site and preservation work should get underway in earnest in the fall.
There was minimal growth Wednesday on the fire burning northeast of Madras. One witness says it's burning extremely hot, but moving away from the highway and residential areas.
The two fires northeast of Madras have merged into one incident called the Emerson Fire. Highway 97 remains open and no homes are threatened.