Gwen Trice is the Executive Director of the Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center in southern Oregon. Maxville, a historic logging town, was one of the most culturally diverse Oregon towns of its time — with black and white southern transplants as well as Greek immigrants and white Oregonians. The story of Maxville details the role blacks played in American logging. The center seeks to preserve the rich history Maxville and other similar communities in the Pacific Northwest. Trice, a guest of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, talks about the center and the idea of “A Place For All People,” as a way to preserve culture and history.
(August 7, 2020) – Elko BLM District Manager Gerald Dixon hosted local Fire Prevention specialist Clint Mothershed to talk about expanded fire restrictions on public lands statewide. More than 80-percent of wild land fires so far this year have been human-caused. Hunting season, camping, recreating and any number of public uses enhances the opportunity for an accidental fire start. BLM officials discussed fire prevention, fire resources and the importance of protecting and preserving public lands for multiple