Eastern Oregon

Eastern Oregon
PGE wants to waive public bidding for wind farm
High Five
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Portland General Electric is rushing to build a large wind farm near Arlington, and has requested to waive the competitive bidding normally required.
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Study: Turbines won't detract from Steens' beauty
High Five
Monday, July 19, 2010

A draft study by a consultant for the Bureau of Land Management concludes that proposed wind turbines wouldn't affect the beauty of the Steens Wilderness.

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Hops farmers shift to specialty aroma hops
High Five
Friday, July 16, 2010
Large beer companies have reduced contracts with hops farmers due to a surplus, so to adapt, the farmers are catering to smaller craft breweries.
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Environmentalists oppose desert wind farms
High Five
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Environmental groups disapprove of Columbia Energy Partners' proposed Harney County wind farms.
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Young OSU grad to open Baker's first winery
High Five
Thursday, July 01, 2010

25-year-old Travis Cook plans to become Baker County's first vintner despite early frosts, lack of irrigation water and high start up costs.

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