A helicopter drops a load of Thermo-Gel on the leading edge of the 970-acre Vinegar Fire on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, in the Greenhorn Unit of the North Folk John Day Wilderness Area southwest of Granite, Oregon.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., smiles at himself in the mirror of a bathroom while on a tour with Hermiston senior Elizabeth Herrera of the second house built by students for the Columbia Basin Student Homebuilding Program on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Hermiston, Oregon.
Hermiston's Costa Rodriguez dives for the end zone as Rex Putnam's Nick Edwards attempts to stop the drive Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in the Bulldogs' 20-14 win against the Kingsmen in Hermiston, Oregon.
Photographer Rachael Owen carefully positions Mila Aguilar on a bed while photographing the newborn Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at her home business, Catching Violet Photography, in Pendleton, Oregon.
Twin carousels simultaneously milk 80 Jersey cows on each side while slowly revolving in the milking parlor at the Columbia River Dairy on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2016, outside of Boardman, Oregon. The Columbia River Dairy produces 165,000 gallons of milk per day.
Ivan Pointer was given two months to live by his doctor after suffering major organ failure and pneumonia nearly 18 months ago. He has been living at his son's home in Pendleton, Oregon, and receiving hospice care there ever since.
Brothers Nick and Andy McFarlane looked through damaged clothing that was in a closet in a burned-out section of their home at 401 Northwest Sixth Street on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Pendleton, Oregon.
Justin Homan performs with the Metal Mulisha on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, before the start of the Farm-City Pro Rodeo in Hermiston, Oregon.
Manager Lorraine White helps a customer from the ticket booth Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Pendleton Skate City roller rink in Pendleton, Oregon.
George Ziermann, owner of George's Handmade Boots-Shoe Repair, inspects his handiwork while making a pair of boots Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at his shop on Main Street in Pendleton, Oregon.
Indie Loveland, 12, checks her Facebook while relaxing on her duroc hog, Gunner, in the animal’s pen in the swine barn Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at the Umatilla County Fair in Hermiston, Oregon.
Art Miller holds a pair of U.S. flags while waiting for the funeral ceremony for Army Staff Sgt. Ray Eugene Thompson along with other Patriot Riders out of Walla Walla, Washington, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton, Oregon. Thompson, who grew up in Eastern Oregon, died May 7, 1944, when his B-24 Liberator bomber went down in the rugged mountains of Papua New Guinea.
Mark James and his son, Sam, 5, walk through a crosswalk dressed as the character Batman for Halloween on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in downtown Pendleton, Oregon.
The Pendleton High School softball team dog piles onto their pitcher, Hailey Kline, after defeating Putnam 2-1 in the 5A state championship softball game Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Corvallis, Oregon.
Veterinarian Eugenio Mannucci checks the dental health of a three-year-old quarter horse Monday, July 14, 2016, at the Oregon Trail Veterinary Clinic in Hermiston, Oregon.
Biologist Tom Brumbelow with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service holds a flower, called Coulter’s fleabane, while entering the plant into a hand-held computer database during a expedition to catalog plant species, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in the Umatilla National Forest east of Pendleton, Oregon.
A blood-red sun dips below a set of utility wires Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, on a ridge west of Pendleton, Oregon. The sun appears red due to heavy smoke that has blown into the Columbia Basin from wildfires in British Columbia, Canada.
A pair of karate students, whose parents did not wish them to be identified, practice their form using tonfa on Monday, April 15, 2015, outside the Daishu Kan Karate School in Pendleton. The tonfa is a traditional Okinawan melee weapon that derives from a millstone handle and was developed in medieval Japan as a way for peasants to protect themselves.
Freshman Emily May, center, reaches for the rope during a tug-of-war between her teammates, the Camo Killers, and the Animal Prints team on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, during the Pendleton High School Mud Wars at the Happy Canyon Arena in Pendleton, Oregon.
Debby Anderson bottle feeds one of her pet steer as her Australian shepherd, Oli, drinks the excess milk from the steer’s lips Tuesday, May 9, 2017, on the Anderson’s ranch southeast of Pendleton, Oregon.
Bank-out wagon driver Casey Evans lines up to take a load of wheat from a combine as another combine harvests wheat in a field Tuesday, July 7, 2017, outside of Helix, Oregon. The numbers written on the window of the cab shows the bushels of wheat harvested by each combine.
Hermiston’s Wyatt Noland slides safely into home after colliding with both Lakeridge pitcher Spencer Santana (3) and catcher Trent Allen in the Bulldogs’ 13-3 win against the Pacers on Friday, March 23, 2018,  in Hermiston, Oregon.
A dead carp lies tangled in the weeds on the shore of McKay Reservoir on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, south of Pendleton, Oregon. Due to below average winter precipitation the reservoir is currently at 50 percent of capacity causing oxygen levels in the reservoir to fall dangerously low.  
Todd Pierce, founder of Riding High Ministries out of Shelley, Idaho, works on saddle breaking a horse as a group of inmates watch Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla. Pierce travels the Pacific Northwest spreading the gospel with his unique style of ministry.
Noel Shannon, 23, watches as her mother, Christa Shannon, places a medicated bandage over the stitches on her left knee while changing her dressings Friday, July 25, 2014, at their home outside of Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Shannon had to have her left leg amputated below the knee after an automobile crash on July 5, 2014, left her leg mangled with no hope of full recovery.

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