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Speed limit lowered on Business US-97

BEND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation has lowered the speed limit on the business stretch of US Highway 97 in Bend from 45 to 35 miles per hour. The new limit will affect the highway from Empire Boulevard to Mount Washington Drive. The move comes after analysis of traffic, speed data and...
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August motorcycle deaths highest since 1986

SALEM, Ore. — 13 people were killed in motorcycle-related crashes in Oregon last month – the most since 1986. For the year, the Oregon Department of Transportation says there has been 34 motorcycle-related fatalities, which is just six shy of the state’s 2011 total. ODOT attributes most of the crashes to driver errors such...
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Cycle Oregon comes through Klamath

This week, the Basin hosts Cycle Oregon, a non-profit organization with the goal of exploring the state. Full story audio from Viewing the Basin‘s Cory Edmondson Cycle Oregon’s course started in Bly, goes to Silver Lake, Fort Klamath, Prospect, Ashland, Klamath Falls and back to Bly. Cycle Oregon’s Ingrid Nylen says that’s over 400 miles...
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Culvert work closes forest road near Bly

BLY, Ore. — A culvert replacement in the Fremont-Winema National Forest is prompting the closure of Dixon Creek Road 14 miles northeast of Bly. Workers are replacing a 4-foot culvert with an 8-foot open structural steel arch pipe, allowing for better natural flow of water and fish passage. It is a nearly-$88,000 project and...
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Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair concludes

TULELAKE, Calif. — The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair concluded Sunday night with the theme “Keeping the Dream Alive”. Part of that theme included pay-what-you-can admission. Susan worked at the front gate. Fair manager Dave Dillabo discusses his preliminary thoughts on fair donations. The fair lost 100 percent of its state funding and its ongoing operations are...
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Man in hospital after altercation at bar

CRESCENT, Ore. — An altercation outside bar Saturday night left one man with a serious neck laceration. Oregon State Police responded to a report of a stabbing at the Little River Bar and Grill that left 22-year-old David Line of Sunriver needing an air ambulance to a Bend hospital. Line was injured when an...
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OSP continues Chemult death investigation

CHEMULT, Ore. — Oregon State Police are continuing its investigation into the death of a 52-year-old man who died after losing consciousness. Donald Brent Smith died after reportedly acting erratically before entering the apartment of a pregnant female. In the apartment, the woman’s father George Gray and three adult males approached Smith and physically...
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Butte Valley students win major livestock ribbons

TULELAKE, Calif. — This weekend, it’s the Tulelake Butte Valley Fair and on Thursday, the gates opened with the pay-what-you-can admission policy. Full story from Viewing the Basin‘s Cory Edmondson On the fair’s first day, the 4-H and FFA members were hard at work in the livestock barns. Butte Valley FFA Adviser Jim Shanks says...
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Oregon HEAT program helps needy families

PORTLAND, Ore. — Nearly $400,000 was raised during this year’s Oregon HEAT program from Pacific Power. The electric company includes envelopes twice a year or a donation program for its customers to help raise funds for those in need of energy assistance. The program aided over 2,300 households in Oregon. Pacific Power recommends customers...
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Gun fire prompts arrest in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Gun fire alarmed neighbors over the weekend, prompting police to come to the residence, but all the subjects fled before their arrival. After an investigation, 18-year-old Joel Levi Mcelrath was arrested the next day, charged with unlawful use of a weapon and disorderly conduct. According to a release from Klamath...
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