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Volunteers needed to remove fence

Volunteers are needed to help remove a fence at the Sycan Marsh Preserve. The Bend Bulletin reports the work will take place this weekend and sleeping accommodations and most meals will be provided. The fence removal will help open space for wildlife and restoration efforts on teh 30,500-acre wetland. It is located 75 miles...
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Oregon school plans aiming too low

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s new chief education officer Rudy Crew says schools planning for stagnant or declining outcomes in recently-submitted “achievement compacts” are aiming for unacceptable outcomes. The state’s 197 school districts sent their first plans this summer and a review shows most expect performance measures to be flat or up by a percentage...
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Clean-up continues from Sunday’s storm

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Derbis remains from Sunday’s lightning storm in Klamath Falls. UPDATE: Aug. 8, 12:36 p.m. Viewing the Basin spoke with Lane Wortman from Reames Country Club Wednesday afternoon. The course took significant damage from the storm, causing thousands of dollars in estimated damage. Wortman says the course needs to replace benches...
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Fire Tuesday near housing complex on Hwy 140

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A fire started Tuesday near homes on Highway 140. Erica Hupp of the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership. The fire was 100-percent contained by the afternoon. Helicopters were seen getting water from a lake and bringing it to the site. In Klamath and Lake Counties combined, fire crews continue...
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Citizens for Safe Schools receives grant payment

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Citizens for Safe Schools is the receipient of a $43,000 grant. The money is the third and final payment from the Southern Oregon Regional Action Initiative. Citizens for Safe Schools Outreach and Development Coordinator Kelley Minty-Morris The lead funder of the grant is the Oregon Community Foundation which targets community...
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Lakeview fire started by Sunday’s lightning

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — In Klamath and Lake Counties combined, fire crews continue battling 31 fires as of Tuesday afternoon including a lightning-sparked wildfire about 20 miles southwest of Lakeview. The Berry Point Fire has grown to 1,500 acres on private lands as well as in the Fremont-Winema National Forest. It grew quickly late Monday...
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Four new fires sparked by Sunday lightning

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — There are 25 fires burning in Klamath and Lake Counties according to the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership. None of the fires are over 1.5 acres except the Summit Fire in the Warner Mountains, which is six acres. The current numbers include four new fires started Sunday night by...
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Juvenile detained for alleged stabbing

McCLOUD, Calif. — An altercation sent a man to the hospital after he was allegedly stabbed. Witnesses told the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s office the victim and a 17-year-old were in a verbal altercation when it escalated to what police are calling a knife-releated assault. The suspect fled on foot and was later detained. A...
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Chiloquin man going for county commissioner spot

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — There is a third in the race for Klamath County Commissioner No. 1 as Kirk Oakes of Chiloquin filed for the post on Friday. He competes with Republican primary winner Tom Mallams and Democrat Ted Lindow. Oakes registration comes before the August 28 deadline.
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Man chased by OSP didn’t think it was because of speed

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Oregon State Police say they arrested 79-year-old William R. Barnes Sr. after a chase on Interstate 5 reached speeds of nearly 110 mph. The chase ensued after the driver refused to stop and later crashed in a non-freeway ditch. He was arrested and police say he reportedly didn’t stop because he...
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