Tag: AROUND OREGON

In Westfall, she tends gravesites and memories

Since 2007, LindaMae Nuessle has been organizing efforts to restore the heritage of the Westfall Cemetery. She sits on June 16 among tombstones for notable Westfall residents such as Jasper Westfall. (The Enterprise/ISAAC WASSERMAN) WESTFALL – Slender fingers release the chain allowing the steel gate to sweep open. LindaMae Nuessle[Read More…]

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Advocates propose dark sky designation for swath of SE Oregon

A map shows a broad expanse of southeast Oregon where the dearth of light pollution makes dark, star-lit night sky possible. The bright splotches show the relative brightness detected in and around population centers. (International Dark Sky Association) Known for its fertile fields, vast rangelands and rugged scenery, Malheur County[Read More…]

Historic landmarks meeting in Oregon stopped by racist, homophobic slurs

Mount Olivet Baptist Church in North Portland is up for consideration by the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation. (Oregon Parks and Recreation Department) SALEM – Racist and homophobic slurs interrupted a virtual session last week of the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation, causing the two-day meeting to be[Read More…]