Weather Experts ID Source of Smoke

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The National Weather Service says smoke in Southern Oregon and Northern California is from a controlled burn…. in Siberia. Farmers were burning fields in a southeastern portion of the region… but strong winds blew the fires out of control, destroying hundreds of homes and killing more than a dozen people. Forecasters...
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California Growers Back Klamath Water Agreement

Alturas, Calif.– The Modoc County Board of Supervisors last week sent a letter to Congressman Doug LaMalfa, asking him to support legislation that would improve water rights for Klamath Basin growers. Modoc County farmers say the Klamath Settlement Agreements will also lead to more stable water supplies for them during dry seasons.
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Burn Window Closes Sunday

Sunday is the absolute, without a doubt, no extensions granted day to do any outdoor burning if you’re in the AQ zone. The 2-week burn window shuts tight Sunday night.
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Eugene to Host International Track Event

Eugene, Ore.– Track Town USA will host the International Association of Athletics Federation’s World Championships in 20-21— this will be the first time in the history of the organization that they held the championships in the US. The IAAF didn’t even go through the usual bidding process to select Eugene as the host for the...
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One Injured in 140 Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a head on wreck between a pick-up and a semi that happened last night on 140 West. One person was taken to Sky Lakes with non-life-threatening injuries. The accident shut down 140 near mile market 68 for a couple of hours after the wreck happened...
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Fugitive Could Be Headed to Basin

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There’s a fugitive on the loose… and cops think he might be headed through the Basin. Police say 26-year old Corbin Shakely has a history of violence… police were trying to take him into custody for a probation violation, according to a press release from the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, but...
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Missing Elderly Woman Found Alive

Yreka, Calif.– She’s 87-years old… and she survived nearly 5 days out in the elements. These situations almost never have a happy ending, but this one did, as searches found Theresa Glenn in thick brush yesterday morning. Glenn had gone missing Saturday afternoon while walking her dog near her home in McCloud in Siskiyou...
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Welcome Home, Troops!

The Oregon Army National Guard welcomed home approximately 175 Soldiers of 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, including two troops from Klamath County, as they arrived in Redmond, Oregon, April 15, following their overseas deployment. The Soldiers of 1-82 Cavalry Squadron spent nearly a year performing security operations in Afghanistan. The...
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Arrest Made in Forest Arson

Yreka, Calif.– A Callahan man was arrested Monday night, charged with starting a fire near Camp Eden in the Klamath National Forest. 35-year old James William Wyatt is charged with one count of arson. The fire burned about 4.5 acres of trees and brush in Siskiyou County. Forestry officials say with the extreme drought conditions… any fire can...
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Animal Blamed for Power Outage

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A critter is being blamed for an outage that left thousands of Pacific Power customers in Midland and Klamath Falls without electricity Tuesday. The outage was first reported just before noon, with the Power Company saying an animal was responsible for knocking out power to more than 3,500 customers. Some folks didn’t...
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