The nugget. (Sisters, Or.) 1994-current, April 05, 2017, Page 25, Image 25

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    Wednesday, April 5, 2017 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
The Nugget Newspaper Crossword
By Jacqueline E. Mathews, Tribune News Service
Kevin Keown will be Acting Ranger for Sisters District.
KEOWN: Long-time
Forest Service man
is a Bend native
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has been on the Deschutes
and Ochoco National
Forests, though he has also
worked on the Malheur and
Wallowa-Whitman National
Forests. During his career
he has taken four significant
leadership assignments, serv-
ing as a District Ranger on
three separate occasions, and
as the Deschutes National
Forest Natural Resources
Staff Officer. He has a bach-
elor’s degree in wildlife
science from Oregon State
In his current posi-
tion, Keown serves as
the Blue Mountains Elk
I n i t i a t i v e C o o r d i n a t o r,
Region 6 Wildlife Center
of Excellence for Elk, and
Forest Service liaison with
the Rocky Mountain Elk
Foundation. He is a board
member of the Crooked
River Watershed Council,
representing the Ochoco
National Forest and Crooked
River National Grassland. He
actively participates in wild-
fire suppression activities,
including serving as the lead
Resource Advisor for the
Ochoco National Forest, and
as a Base Camp Manager for
the Pacific Northwest Region
Incident Management
Team 8.
Keown is a Central
Oregon native and lives in
Bend with his wife, Lisa,
and two sons, Joshua and
He loves the outdoors
and enjoys hunting, fish-
ing, camping, backpack-
ing, hiking, skiing and
mountain biking with his
family. His most reward-
ing pastime has been teach-
ing his boys the love of the
outdoors and coaching their
youth basketball and football
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Federal agency checks
stability of Ochoco Dam
— The U.S. Bureau of
Reclamation will begin col-
lecting soil samples in early
April at the Ochoco Dam
in Prineville to ensure the
stability of the dam in an
The Bend Bulletin reports
that the work is part of the
federal bureau’s Safety of
Dams program, which is
focused on the integrity of its
Dam safety drew nation-
wide attention in February
when nearly 200,000 peo-
ple were evacuated due
to the threat of a breach
at the Oroville Dam in
Crews will work in April
near the toe of the dam’s
downstream face. Crews will
collect soil samples from the
embankment and founda-
tion at six drill sites to refine
existing Ochoco Dam studies
for seismic stability.
The dam holds back
Ochoco Creek water and
stores winter snowmelt
for the Ochoco Irrigation
District, which provides irri-
gation to the surrounding
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