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Snowflake Festival Seeking Donations for Tree Lighting

Don’t look now… but Christmas is just around the corner… and that means Snowflake Festival time. The Snowflake Festival Committee has scheduled the annual downtown tree lighting ceremony for Monday, December First at Veteran’s Memorial Park. The committee says they need to purchase additional lights for the tree and are asking for donations. If you...
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Child Rapist Sentenced

A Klamath County Circuit Court judge today sentenced a child rapist to 150 months in prison. 49-year old William D’Orazio pleaded no contest to two counts of rape after being accused by two victims of repeatedly molesting them between 2005 and 2007. The victims did not reveal the abuse until they were adults. District...
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Bealls Schedules Job Fair

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Construction is well underway at the new Bealls store which is scheduled to open shop in the old Gottschalks at the Town Center. Store management is gearing up to start hiring, and have scheduled a job fair for October 8th. The store plans to hire up to 40 sales associates and support staff....
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Donations Help Weed Community Recovered

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Pacific Power announced yesterday that they’re giving a 40-thousand dollar donation to an organization that’s helping Weed residents recover following last week’s devastating fire. Great Northern Services has a mission to help serve families in Northern California by helping to meet basic material needs for food, clothing, and shelter. The organization’s...
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FEMA Warns of Post-Fire Flooding

Klamath Falls, Ore.– One natural disaster could lead to another as the Oregon Office of Emergency management today issued a warning that areas downstream from this summer’s wildfires face an increased danger of flooding. FEMA officials are encouraging residents to purchase flood insurance in to consider other ways to mitigate possible flood damage.
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Weather Watch in Effect for Basin, Surrounding Areas

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A fire weather watch goes into effect this morning as forecasters predict strong winds throughout the day. The watch covers Siskiyou County, the Klamath Basin’s Freemont-Winema National Forest, and Eastern Lake and Western Harney Counties. Forecasters say the Weed area could see some of the strongest wind gusts. A Red Air Quality Advisory...
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Klamath-Based Firefighter Seriously Injured

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A fire fighter was seriously injured Sunday night when a dead tree fell and hit him. 51-year old Wally Ochoa Junior is based out of the Fremont-Winema National Forest in Klamath Falls and is a member of the Winema Interagency Hotshot Crew. He was injured while fighting the Freezeout Ridge Fire in...
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Fire Weather Watch in Effect for Tuesday

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Hot temperatures and strong winds have prompted another Fire weather watch. The watch goes into effect tomorrow morning and covers Siskiyou County, the Klamath Basin’s Freemont-Winema National Forest, and Eastern Lake and Western Harney Counties. Forecasters say the Weed area could see some of the strongest wind gusts.
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Boles Fire Fully Contained

Klamath Falls, Ore. The Boles fire in Weed Oregon was declared to be 100-percent contained over the weekend. The fire scorched 479 acres, and more than 100 homes, along with about 50 businesses and other buildings. Damage Assessment Teams are inspecting the area and will produce a final damage report. An evacuation center at the Mt. Shasta...
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Happy Camp Fire at 131,000 Acres

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Hot weather and wind pushed the Happy Camp fire complex to grow over the weekend, though the fire did NOT jump any containment lines. The fire is now more than 131-thousand acres. While crews are still actively fighting the flames, other crews are working to repair areas of the Klamath National Forest...
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