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Health Advisory Warns of Toxic Lakes

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Stay out of the water. That’s the warning from the Oregon Health Authority after tests show high toxin levels in Upper Klamath Lake and Agency Lake. OHA issued the health advisory for all bodies of water in Klamath County, with the exception of Pelican Bay. The toxins are coming from blue-green...
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Governor Issues Oregon Water Restrictions

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Oregon Governor Kate Brown says— shut it off. Brown has ordered state agencies to save more water. She said she wants state-owned facilities to cut their water used by at least 15-percent by the end of 20-20. The governor signed an executive order requiring state agencies to report their progress to her...
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Fugitive Suspected in Recent Burglaries

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A man wanted for failing to show up for court to face burglary charges… may have been involved in another burglary in Gilchrist this week. Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies say 27-year old Joshua Holloway was one of three people who broke into a home on Old Cabin Road. 35-year old Brooke...
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Marshall Sentenced for Boles Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  He pleaded guilty to starting a fire that destroyed more than 150 homes last September… Tuesday morning a judge sentenced Ronald Marshall to a tentative 3 year sentence, with a recommendation of probation. The 25-year old admitted to igniting the fire that ripped through the town of Weed on September 15th… scorching...
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Eugene Man Presumed Drowned at Diamond Lake

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Deputies in Douglas County are searching for a Eugene man who jumped into Diamond Lake and is believed to have drowned. 51-year old Rodney Shay is a volunteer fire fighter for the Pleasant Hill Fire Department. His wife said he jumped off their boat Saturday afternoon, and never resurfaced. 
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New Rules for Accommodating Sage Grouse

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission has adopted amended administrative rules for Sage-grouse management in the state. The commission adopted the new rules at its meeting Monday, which will require mitigation to offset the impact of any development projects, including aggregate mining, wind, solar, and geothermal energy plants. 
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Fire Fighters Injured in California Wildfire

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Four fire fighters were injured… one of them seriously… when they were caught in a burn over while fighting the Lowell fire northeast of Sacramento. The of the firefighters have been released after being treated for burns. The fourth is being treated for more serious burns. The 17-hundred acre Lowell fire is 25-percent...
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Lake County Sheriff’s Office Receives Suspicious Package

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The Lake County Sheriff’s office has confirmed that they are one of the 20 sheriff’s offices in the state that received a suspicious package from an unknown sender. The FBI is investigating, and says field testing so far has found that the materials inside the package are not toxic. Grant County’s...
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PenAir: We’re On Our Way

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Peninsula Airways Inc. (PenAir) has announced the intent to provide daily air service between Klamath Falls, OR and Portland, OR beginning November of 2015. In a letter of intent dated July 27, 2015 PenAir made formal the decision to bring commercial air service back to LMT.  PenAir is partnered with Alaska...
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Cyclists to Collect Cancer Stories

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A group of cyclists that are traveling the U-S to raise awareness about the fight against cancer make a stop in the Basin today. About 30 bicyclists are expected to arrive in Klamath Falls this afternoon, and hope to meet with some cancer survivors to hear their stories of overcoming cancer...
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