Bulldozers and dump trucks started rolling again this week at the site of one of the biggest diesel spills in Oregon history.
The former owner of Lehman Hot Springs will have to pay $40,000 in fines for breaking pollution laws in 2009 at the once popular resort, but John Patrick Lucas won’t see a day in jail.
Tribes are trying to manage the rapidly growing population of wild horses on the high desert of eastern Oregon. Around 400 currently graze the land as they please, resulting in ruined wheat crops, overgrazed rangeland, infringement on other wild species and the occasional impregnanted mare from a wild stallion.
The former owner of Lehman Hot Springs, a once-popular resort near Ukiah, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Pendleton to multiple charges of misdemeanor water pollution.