A single rider is silhouetted by the setting sun on the ferris wheel on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at the Umatilla County Fair in Hermiston, Oregon. Smoke from wildfires throughout the Pacific Northwest hands in the air casting the light from the setting sun in a dark red hue.
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.
Dr. Steven Neal works on the head of clay sculpture of Esther Motanic in his studio Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at his home in Pendleton, Oregon. The head, along with the rest of the body, will be cast in bronze for a statue the city of Pendleton has commissioned and will be placed on the east side of town.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Justin Homan performs with the Metal Mulisha on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, before the start of the Farm-City Pro Rodeo in Hermiston, Oregon.
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.
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.
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.
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.\
Les McMasters of Hermiston uses a carving chisel to shape the braces on the back a guitar at his shop Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Hermiston. McMasters hand makes guitars often using locally sourced materials for his projects.
Bullfighter Dusty Tuckness attempts to distract the bull White Clay while Tim Brigham of Honeyville, Utah, attempts to free himself from his rigging during bull riding Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at the Pendleton Round-Up.
Linda Kuppenbender checks her messages on a tablet while sitting in her car at Community Parks on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Pendleton, Oregon. Kuppenbender, who is homeless, will stay in town until after dark before driving out of the city limits to find a place to park her car and bed down for the evening.
Oregon State Rep. Greg Smith (R-Heppner) smile during his acceptance speech for the Nobel Laureate Award at the Hermiston Distinguished Citizens Award Banquet on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the Hermiston Community Center in Hermiston, Oregon.
Boardman Police officer Corey Rose, left, and Lt. Loren Dieter engage with a hostage taker during an active shooter drill Friday, April 13, 2018, at Riverside High School in Boardman, Oregon. More than 400 school officials, students and law enforcement officers participated in the exercise.