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Crater Lake Rim Runs Will Go On

The race is on!  The 42nd annual Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon will be held as scheduled Saturday despite the Spruce Lake and Blanket Creek Fires.  Race organizers say after speaking with Forest Service about smoke and other issues in the park due to the fires they’ve decided they can go as with...
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Fire Restrictions in Place at Mount Hood National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service has issued fire restrictions for the Mount Hood National Forest.  The restrictions ban all campfires, smoking and operating certain equipment in non-designated areas.  And it bans motorcycles and ATV’s from National Forest system trails all until mid-October. Visitors can still have fires inside fire rings in designated developed recreation sites...
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KCC Invites Community to Commemorate Support for WSTC

KCC Invites Community Members to Commemorate Their Support KLAMATH FALLS – Community members are invited to commemorate their support for Klamath Community College’s new workforce development center by purchasing a 4-by-8-inch brick that can be inscribed with a custom message.The bricks will be placed outside the college’s new Work Skills Technology Center (WSTC), which...
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ATRIO to Exit Oregon Commercial Marketplace

ATRIO Health Plans Announces 2018 Exit from the Oregon Commercial Marketplace Health Plan Continues to Invest and Grow with its Medicare Advantage Product Portfolio SALEM, Ore. – August 9, 2017 ATRIO Health Plans, serving individuals, families, employer groups and Medicare beneficiaries in southwestern Oregon, has recently announced its plans to withdraw its bid to...
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Forest Health Workshop Planned for Landowners East of Chiloquin

Forest Health Workshop Planned for Landowners East of Chiloquin CHILOQUIN, Ore.—The Klamath-Lake Forest Health Partnership will hold a workshop on August 16 to help landowners east of Chiloquin learn ways to reduce wildland fire danger, assist effective wildfire response and restore forest health. The workshop is the fourth in a series the Klamath-Lake Forest...
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Air Quality Moderate Today But Likely Poor Again Tonight

The Air Quality outlook for Wednesday August 9, 2017, from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm Wednesday August 9, 2017 is expected to be in the Moderate to High Moderate range.  The Weather Service is forecasting NNE and SE winds during the day, which may give us a break from the smoke until 6:00 pm this afternoon when the winds switch and...
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OHA Director Resigns

Governor Kate Brown today announced the resignation of Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton. The resignation will be effective August 31, 2017. “Today, after discussion with Lynne Saxton, we have agreed that her resignation is in the best interests of the agency,” Governor Brown said. “Lynne has led the Oregon Health Authority through its most...
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Flounce Fire Declared Conflagration

Governor Kate Brown has declared the Flounce Fire burning near Prospect Oregon a conflagration. The declaration cleared the way for the state fire marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire.  The Office of State Marshal’s Blue Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Scott Magers and three structural...
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ODFW: Willamette Steelhead Verging on Extinction

SALEM, Ore. – One of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest’s iconic fish, native steelhead trout, have been migrating over Willamette Falls in Portland to spawn in Cascade Mountain rivers for millennia. They are now at high risk of going extinct, based on a new analysis by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Listed for...
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OHA Adds Shoalwater Bay to Howard Bay Algae Advisory

The Oregon Health Authority has updated the health advisory issued July 28 for Howard Bay (also known locally as Howards Bay or Howard’s Bay), located in the southwest corner of Upper Klamath Lake, to include Shoalwater Bay to the north. These areas of Upper Klamath Lake are located off Oregon Route 140, 15 miles...
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