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Prescribed Burning Planned Near Chemult

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Chemult Ranger District on the Fremont-Winema National Forest has announced it will start prescribed burning as fuels dry from the latest wet weather. About 500 acres of underburning is planned in the Desert Old Growth allocation located approximately 14 miles southwest of Chemult, Oregon, near the Crater Lake National Park...
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Planned Parenthood Descends on Salem

Salem, Ore.– Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, the statewide political arm of Planned Parenthood, plans to march about 100 pro-abortion advocates into Salem on Monday for its “Planned Parenthood Day of Action.” The lobbyists are in Salem to demand that politicians pass legislation that they say will women’s health care. With the downturn in...
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Easter Egg Hunts in the Basin

Here are some of the Easter egg hunts in the basin this week Saturday: OIT – 10am (infants to 4 year olds). 10:15am (5-7 year olds). 10:30am (8 and older). Chiloquin Easter Egg Hunt – 10am at Collier State Park Sprague River Easter Egg Hunt – 11am at the Sprague River Friends Church. Linkville...
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Prescribed Burning Planned

Klamath Falls, Ore. The Chemult Ranger District on the Fremont-Winema National Forest has announced it will start prescribed burning as fuels dry from the latest wet weather. About 500 acres of underburning is planned in the Desert Old Growth allocation located approximately 14 miles southwest of Chemult, Oregon, near the Crater Lake National Park...
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Changes Could Come After Child Injured at Lava Beds

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Spelunkers exploring caves at the Lava Beds National Monument may seems some changes after a child suffered a head injury there a week ago. Park Rangers say since last Friday’s accident that sent a 5-year old boy to the hospital by helicopter, they’ve reviewed the safety measures they have in place...
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Bill Would Prevent Expulsion for Truancy

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Skipping school will no longer get you kicked out of school. The Oregon State Senate today passed its version of a bill that would stop schools from expelling students who keep skipping class. However, the bill does not provide any additional tools to help schools address the problem when it arises.
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Eugene Officer Arrested

Eugene, Ore.– A former Eugene police officer will spend seven years behind bars after pleading guilty to nearly two dozen charges that included child pornography counts and invading the privacy of fellow officers. Prosecutors say 41-year old Jeffrey Argo installed a camera in the men’s restroom at the Eugene police station, and took video...
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Western Governors Say Efforts to Restore Grouse are Working

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The 32-page “2014 Sage-Grouse Inventory” released today by the Western Governors’ Association touts the efforts of 11 Western States working with private and government agencies to support the Sage Grouse habitat. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has until Sept. 30 to decide whether to propose the greater sage grouse as...
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Gun Rights on the Line in Oregon Bill

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An Oregon Senate committee votes this morning on whether to advance a bill that would force background checks for all private guns sales in the state. It’s being labeled the Oregon Firearms Safety act, and it’s being steamrolled through the legislation process while skipping what some might consider an important step–...
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California Water Restrictions Mandatory

Klamath Falls, Ore.– For the first time in the state’s history, California Governor Jerry Brown has issued state-wide water restrictions. The announcement came yesterday after surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snow pack in 65 years of record-keeping. Benicia, California, public works director Graham Wadworeth says the prolonged drought is...
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