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It can occur at three potential sites, Warm Springs, Pendleton and Tillamook.

 

Collins Hemingway who help prepare the proposal that was recently selected by the F-A-A, expects this to be a huge boon to the area.

 

"This new technology, unmanned aerial technology is a brand new field.  It's like being at Kitty Hawk in 1903 before the Wright Brothers and in Silicone Valley before the high tech boom.  Even if we don't see enormous job numbers, to be in on the ground floor for all kinds of new technologies."

 

Hemingway says search and rescue, firefighting and natural resource management are just a few of the industries that will benefit from drone testing.

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.