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Public Health’s Smoke Guidance

Klamath County public health officials urge individuals and schools to take precautions from wildfire smoke, as air quality levels are at unhealthy for sensitive groups and unhealthy for all.  Wildfire smoke may increase the risk of illness, especially for older adults, young children, and people with asthma, respiratory, or heart conditions. It is important...
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Naylox Fire Holding Steady, Power Restored

No major changes to the Naylox Fire this evening.   The Naylox Fire containment lines were again held by firefighters today, and it remains estimated at just over 400 acres and 15% containment. This fire started near hay barns next to Hagelstein Park on Algoma Road the afternoon of August 29, and the cause...
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City to Consider Train Horn Noise

On September 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., Klamath Falls City staff will hold an initial community meeting to gather resident input and consider options surrounding the train horn at the Portland Street railroad crossing. Options may include the establishment of a Quiet Zone per Federal Railroad Administration guidelines. The meeting will be held within...
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Jade Creek Fire Near Bly Moving Fast

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) is currently responding to a fast-moving wildfire near Bly, Ore. The Jade Creek Fire was reported on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 and is approximately 1000 acres as of the morning of August 31, 2017. Due to the threat of the Jade Creek Fire the Corral Creek,...
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Klamath County Commissioners, Fair Board, Settle Longtime Dispute

In a decision consistent with the direction of the community, the current members of the Klamath County Fair Board and the Klamath County Board of Commissioners came to an agreement that fundamentally settles a dispute dating back at least three iterations of the Board of Commissioners. “It is passed time that Klamath County put...
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North Pelican Fire Holding Steady; Containment Improving

The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) area has seen multiple new fire starts over the last 24 hours as a result of a lightning storm that moved through the eastern portion of the zone on Monday, for more information on these local fires visit https://scofmp.blogspot.com/ The heavy area smoke continues to linger...
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Latest Progress on Naylox Fire

Naylox Fire Update August 31, 2017; Containment lines around the Naylox Fire held overnight. Firefighters will work at obtaining updated perimeter mapping today, but still estimate the fire at just over 400 acres and now with 15% containment. This fire started near hay barns next to Hagelstein Park on Algoma Road the afternoon of...
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County Public Health: Thursday Air Unhealthy

The Air Quality outlook for today Thursday, August 31, 2017 8:00 am to 8:00 am Friday September 1, 2017. Today is expected to be in the unhealthy for all and very unhealthy for all range. The Weather Service is forecasting northwest winds today on into the evening and early morning hours tomorrow.  Due to the northwest winds forecasted...
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KCSD Urges School Bus Safety

Remember: Stop when red lights flash!  Reminder for school bus safety for all drivers before the school year starts! Klamath County School Board Member Jill O’Donnell waswaiting for the morning school bus with her grandchildrenlast spring when the unimaginable nearly happened.“My granddaughter is always in a big hurry to be the firstone on the...
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Wednesday/Thursday Air Quality In Unhealthy For All Range

Klamath County Public Health says the Air Quality outlook for today Wednesday, August 30, 2017 8:00 am to 8:00 am Thursday August 31, 2017. Today is expected to be in the unhealthy for all and very unhealthy for all range. The Weather Service is forecasting southwest and northwest winds today on into the evening and early morning...
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