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CASA hosting volunteer workshop Wednesday

CASA of Klamath Falls is seeking more volunteers with a get together on Wednesday night. CASA Training coordinator Margot Durand, who says the program needs an expanded volunteer base. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Klamath County Library.
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National Guard assisting with Barry Point Fire

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — The Barry Point Fire in Lake County and California’s Modoc County continues to burn, but the latest reports from the National Incident Team 2 show it is also nearly 50 percent contained. The more than 93,000-acre, lightning-caused fire is now 46 percent contained as of Sunday morning. Earlier last week, Gov....
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Crash on Highway 126 takes life

Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon’s two-vehicle fatal traffic crash on Highway 126W near Mapleton that resulted in the death of a woman. Three people from the other vehicle were transported for examination of possible minor injuries. The victim’s name is releaesed in this update. The other driver’s name will...
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Trailhead and trails closed in Sky Lakes wilderness

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Cold Springs Trailhead, Cold Springs and South Rock Creek trails, and Heavenly Twin Lakes basin area are closed to the public due to the 22.5-acre Cold Springs Fire in the Sky Lakes Wilderness. Also closed is Forest Service Road 3651 (Cold Springs Road) from the junction of Forest Service...
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Meeting planned in Alturas Friday night on Barry Point Fire

The Barry Point Fire continues to burn in Lake County and California’s Modoc County and evacuation orders remain. Full story audio/Cory Edmondson Firefighters have made very good progress on the north and northwest flanks of the Barry Point Fire, according to Barry Point Fire Information Officer Ashley Dubrey. She says there’s a focus on...
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OSP Fish and Wildlife need information in poaching cases

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife troopers are in need of help regarding a poaching investigation. Over the last several weeks, the Central Point Area Command office is looking into several cases. The first involves the headless carcass of a bull elk left to waste near Butte Falls in mid-July...
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Entry deadline Monday for Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair

TULELAKE, Calif. — Entry forms for the 2012 Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair are due on Monday, August 20th. If you are interested in exhibiting an entry you can also find the entry premium books in Klamath Falls at the Grange Co-op and Big R and at the fair office in Tulelake. Premium books are also...
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National fire team takes command of Barry Point Fire

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — A new fire team was assigned Wednesday to the Barry Point Fire. A national type 1 team is now in command of the nearly 60,000-acre fire which continued to push farther into California earlier this week, according to the National Incident Team 2 release. Aircraft dropped water on the Modoc National...
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Oregon receives second-most federal funds for highways

SALEM, Ore. — The state of Oregon is the recipient of nearly $16 million in federal funding for highway projects. The Oregon Department of Transportation says the funds are the second highest total of any state – only behind California. The Federal Transit Administration also provided $12.3 million for bus-related projects. Among the projects...
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OSP warms up for “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” – that is the message from Oregon State Police to help curb drunk driving now through the Labor Day holiday. Over 10,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide are participating in the program. OSP Superintendent Richard Evans says despite most people knowing it is dangerous, too many people get behind...
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