Fire Updates: Milli Fire Gets Bigger; Nena Fire prompts evacuations

Fires near Warm Springs and Sisters are keeping firefighters hopping—and keeping the region full of smoke.
Noticing all that smoke in Central Oregon right now? That could be a good sign or a bad one, depending on how you look at it.

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Eclipse Traffic Has Arrived

Traffic rerouted east of Prineville as influx of visitors causes 14 mile backup.
As the eclipse draws nearer, so do the tourists — and with them comes traffic. Residents traveling on Highway 26 east of Prineville Wednesday found themselves in the midst of heavy congestion, resulting in a backup estimated to be 14 miles long.

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Milli Fire Near Sisters Grows

Residents urged to be ready to leave at a moment's notice.
People in three neighborhoods west of Sisters have received pre-evacuation notices, after the Mill Fire west of town grew Wednesday. The fire, burning since last week, grew from 260 acres to about 3,000 acres Wednesday afternoon. 

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Water Reduction Encouraged During Eclipse Week

City of Bend encourages water conservation techniques to balance out water usage spike.
As visitors begin pouring in to Bend to experience the eclipse, the City of Bend is preparing for the increase in water usage that is sure to occur by encouraging residents to watch their water usage.

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Warm Springs Fire Update - Crews Make Progress, Level 3 Evacuation Lifted

Rain, cooler temperatures and hard work by firefighters prevented the fire burning at Warm Springs Reservation, dubbed the Nena Spring Fire, from spreading on Sunday. Crews were able to safely access significant areas of un-contained perimeters, due to the colder and wetter conditions.

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Sneak Peek: Rehearsal for Shakespeare in the Park

A peek into the Aug. 18 & 19 production at Drake Park
Brace yourselves, because the onslaught of folks visiting for the Great American Eclipse is already headed our way. BUT!

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Central Oregon Eclipse Events

The 2017 total solar eclipse sweeps the nation on August 21, and NASA has labeled Oregon the best place for viewing. With ODOT estimating one million people flocking to Oregon for the event, many small towns in the path of totality have stepped up to the plate.

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"Get Out Of Our Town" Painted On Summit of Pilot Butte

Hooligans or locals frustrated with Bend's busy summer? Deschutes County officials are trying to figure that out as a reported vandalism hit the summit of the popular outdoor recreation spot, the 500-foot-cinder-cone butte, on the east-side of Bend.

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Get Down to Dirty Bourbon River Show Tonight at Volcanic

Sometimes, you just want to dance.

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Ever wonder what an eclipse looks like from space? Here ya go.

Check out this cool video of what it looks like from up there.

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