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Aug 9 Update on Spruce Lake, Blanket Creek Fires

Scattered storm cells are bringing much-needed moisture to the Spruce Lake Fire, including some critical remote areas. Crater Lake National Park remains open, including all visitor services, concessions, and boat and trolley tours. Although West Rim Drive is closed, the park is accessible via East Rim Drive. The lake is visible and smoke can...
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States Want Feds to Reclassify Marijuana

Oregon lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have joined others across the county asking the federal government to reclassify marijuana so it’s no longer a Schedule 1 drug.  The Oregonian reports lawmakers passed the resolution Monday at the National Conference of State Legislatures. Among those in support Oregon Senate Majority Leader Democrat Ginny...
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PenAir Files for Chapter 11

From PenAir: Alaska-based PenAir has initiated the process of filing Chapter 11 reorganization with the State of Alaska. This action will keep scheduled air service operations in Southwest, Alaska and Boston, MA area intact, while PenAir’s Portland and Denver hubs will begin the process of shutting down scheduled service over the next 90 days. ...
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Health Advisory for Agency Lake

The Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory today for Agency Lake, located just north of Klamath Falls along U.S. Highway 97 in Klamath County.  Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae and the toxins they produce in the lake. These toxin concentrations can be harmful to humans and animals.  People should...
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Interior Presents New Sage Grouse Plan

Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke received a report from the Department of the Interior Sage-Grouse Review Team (DOI Team) regarding possible plan and policy modifications to complement state efforts to improve Greater Sage-Grouse conservation and economic development on public lands. The report is the final product required by Secretarial Order 3353 “Greater Sage-Grouse...
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PenAir Cancels NW Commercial Service; Last KF Flight Tonight

No more PenAir commercial flights out of Klamath Falls after tonight.  The Airline announced Friday that due to cost cutting they are discontinuing all non-essential air service routes in the Northwest including Redding, Eureka/Arcata and North Bend/Coos Bay. The last flight leaves Klamath Falls tonight.  Flights operated by PenAir between Portland and Crescent City...
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Crater Lake Rim Village and Park Headquarters on Notice: Be Ready for Evacs

(L) Crater Lake National Park has issued a preparatory Evacuation Notice for Rim Village and Park Headquarters. It’s not an evacuation yet – the Level 1 notice that went out Saturday afternoon means residents and visitors need to “be ready” for a potential evacuation due to the Spruce Lake Fire. There are three evacuation...
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Klamath Falls Road Work For Aug 7-11

Some road work could slow you down this week in Klamath Falls. Streets Division crews will be performing work during the hours of 4:00 am through 4:30 pm (weather permitting) from today (August 7) through Friday (August 11).   Scheduled work includes:   Monday, August 7 - Asphalt Overlay on Applegate. This maintenance work will require the roadway to...
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Open House Tuesday on Lobert Project

There’s an Open House tomorrow – Tuesday, August 8 from 6pm to 8pm – to discuss the Lobert Project planned in the Chiloquin Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest. The Lobert Project is a forest restoration project of planting, prescribed burning, road management activities, and recreation improvements on about 97,500 acres of National...
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Search Continues for Missing Boy

The search continues for a 5-year-old boy missing in Salem. Pearson “Chaz” Allen was last seen Friday afternoon playing with some other kids in the Willamette River at a Wallace Marine Park with his parents about 100 yards away but no one saw anything. Searchers have scoured the river with divers, boats and jet skis...
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