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Semi fire closes bypass

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A fire Friday caused traffic to be rerouted. A call into our 92-5 KLAD describing a semi-truck carrying hay that caught fire and causing the closure of Highway 140 near the intersection with Highway 97 after the fire spread north. That call from a Washburn Way gas station employee who...
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Information sought in cattle deaths

ASHLAND, Ore. — $6,500 is being offered for information leading to a conviction after the deaths of three cows and two calves near Ashland. Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Jim Collom found the animals dead in a meadow last Sunday. Four animals were within 100 yards of each other. The animals may have been...
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Day 5: Cycle Oregon

On Friday, expect to see about 2,200 bicyclists as Cycle Oregon continues its Basin exploration. So far, some of the stops have included Crater Lake National Park and Ashland. Friday, they’ll be in Klamath Falls. Ingrid Nylen with Cycle Oregon says riders shouldn’t cause traffic delays. Friday morning, cyclists are leaving Ashland and will...
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Highway 97 closed briefly Thursday night

KLAMATH COUNTY — Highway 97 was closed Thursday night near the junction with Highway 138 because power poles were across the highway. Oregon Department of Transportation’s Rex Holloway The roadway was closed about 7:45 p.m. for 30 minutes in seemingly an easy fix, but Holloway cautions: Holloway reminds motorists to be aware for anything...
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Congressional Gold Medal to visit Oregon

An Oregon museum will be one of seven in the nation to get a visit from the Congressional Gold Medal – given to Japanese-American World War II veterans. The medal will visit the Oregon History Museum in Portland in August and September of next year after stops in New Orleans, Hawaii and California. It...
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Day 4: Cycle Oregon

ASHLAND, Ore. — It’s almost a downhill ride for Cycle Oregon. According to the route details, Thursday cyclists have the Ashland Layover Option. This gives riders an opportunity to ride up to the Mt. Ashland ski area.</p On Wednesday, cyclists pedaled from Prospect to Ashland, which is about 75 miles. Ingrid Nylen with Cycle Oregon...
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City planner exploring options on Downtown Urban Renewal

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Earlier this month, City Planning Manager Erik Nobel was asked by City Council to find an option where the Downtown Urban Renewal District could be renewed and the remaining projects will be completed. Nobel says the original plan called for the city to renew the district for around $6 million,...
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Snowflake Festival Committee meeting moved

The Snowflake Festival Committee meets Thursday at noon for the first of monthly meetings leading to the December event. The meeting has been moved to the American Legion on 8th Street. This year’s theme is Star Spangled Snowflake and the committee will determine Thursday the last opportunity for event entries.
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Inaugural Alzheimer’s Walk this weekend

This weekend is the inaugural Alzheimer’s Awareness Run and Walk. That is Pelican Pointe Community Outreach spokesperson Shari Watterberg. Registration for the walk is $20 and participants get a t-shirt. The walk is 3.1 miles. For more information about the walk or the Alzheimer’s support group, contact 541-882-8900. == When: Sunday, Sept. 16. Registration...
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Day 3: Cycle Oregon

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Cyclists had the option of taking a lap around the Crater Lake Rim as Cycle Oregon continued from its Bly starting point Tuesday. Full story audio from Cory Edmondson of Viewing the Basin On the third day of the event, about 2,200 cyclists traveled from Fort Klamath to Prospect. Cycle...
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