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Weekend Food Drive Seeking Donations

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The shelves at the Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank are, in a word, EMPTY. But you can help change that. Tomorrow is the 7th annual “Mormon Helping Hands” Food Drive. If you received a grocery bag at your home this week, please fill it and leave it out by your door no...
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Fort Klamath Offers Living History

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Take a step back in time this weekend with the Cascade Civil War Society. They’re presenting a living history program start at 9 tomorrow morning at Fort Klamath Museum (51400 Highway 62 — Fort Klamath, OR 97626 — (541) 381-2230). Saturday 9am to 5pm Sunday 9am to 3pm Admission $5/person $4/members,...
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Forestry Officials: Fire Danger Not Over

Klamath Falls, Ore.– As we move steadily toward autumn, forestry officials warn that the fire danger is actually increasing this time of year, and ask you to please use extreme caution when out in Oregon’s wildland areas. Human activity is the number one cause of wildfires this time of year.  According to the latest update…...
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Governor Orders State Flags at Half Mast

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has ordered flags lowered to half-mast today in honor of the anniversary of the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. 
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2014 Test Scores: Oregon Students Are Falling Behind

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  More than a third of Oregon students are failing math… according to 2014 test scores released today. In Klamath County School District, only 60-percent of fourth grade students meet or exceed the state standards for math… along with 56-percent of 8th graders. Schools in the city of Klamath Falls fared much better, ...
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HazMat Called for Leaking Rail Car

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A leaky rail car led to a HazMat response yesterday afternoon. Witnesses reported seeing Klamath-Lake  HazMat Response crews tending to a situation along the BNSF railroad yard along Anderson Avenue yesterday afternoon. Klamath County Fire District 1 officials said some Liquid Petroleum Gas was leaking out of the top of a rail...
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Running Y Announces New Ownership

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Running Y has a new owner. According to a report in the Herald and News, a California-based CLV Properties LLC finalized a purchase of the resort and all its properties about a week ago. A Portland company will manage the resort and the other facilities, and told the paper they have no plans...
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Oregon Cattleman’s Association Expects Response on Wolves Killing Cattle

Klamath Falls, Ore.– So far in Oregon, there have been three confirmed cases of wolves killing livestock, and ranchers are growing concerned as state wildlife officials report a nearly 33-percent increase in Oregon’s wolf population this spring. According to a press release from the Oregon Cattleman’s Association, the mere presence of a wolf can upset livestock, which...
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Campfire Restrictions in Effect

Klamath Falls, Ore.– For the month of September, fire conditions in south central Oregon remain “EXTREME.”  The area continues to experience above average temperatures and prolonged periods of hot and dry weather.  “We are seeing atypical fuels conditions for this time of year,” said Clint Albertson, Interagency Fire Planner for the Bureau of Land...
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Fire Updates

Klamath Falls, Ore.– As of late last night, the Happy Camp complex is reported at 99,200 acres. A new mandatory evacuation order was issued along Mill Creek Road in Siskiyou County yesterday afternoon. Gusty winds are pushing the fire to the southeast, and embers from the blaze are ignited new areas outside of the perimeter. 26-hundred crew...
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