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Eastern Oregon waterfowl season opens Saturday

Waterfowl season for most of eastern Oregon opens on Saturday and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says surveys found record breeding numbers of ducks this year. Meanwhile, successful western Oregon deer hunters are asked to return deer teeth for population modeling. The group also has digital maps for great fishing spots in...
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Above-average temps cool down for week

With the high Tuesday only six degrees lower than the all-time high (86 degrees – 1987), Basin residents have been enjoying unseasonably-high temperatures. That should break away for the rest of the week, with high temperatures expected to be in the mid-70s the rest of the week. Overnight lows will be in the lower-...
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Weather encouraging campers, but fire restrictions remain

It is Discovery Season throughout Oregon. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is encouraging the public to enjoy the above-average temperatures at a state park campground with reduced rates. From October through April, RV and tent campsites are reduced by $4 per night, starting at $16 and $13 respectively. Campsites during Discovery Season are...
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Organization opens new farm south of Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A new farm south of Klamath Falls is open for young adults in the Dragonfly Transitions program. The Mann Road Farm is a 30-acre area with a lake to complement the group’s Aerie Acre. In a release, Dragonfly Transitions says the Mann Road Farm will allow for a quieter transition...
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Mount Ashland receives grant

ASHLAND, Ore. — Mount Ashland is the recipient of a new grant. The Gardner Grout Foundation gave the ski area $20,000, making it $100,000 from the foundation over the last six years. Mount Ashland ski area ticket manager Emily Parrish said in a release that the foundation’s grants have helped the organization improve their...
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Report: Klamath Falls man dies in Mont. rollover

CLYDE PARK, Mont. — A 40-year old Klamath Falls man is dead after a vehicle rollover in south-central Montana. According to a report by the Helena Independent Record, the man was driving on a gravel road near Clyde Park when he lost control. The SUV spun and landed on its top and the man...
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4-H meetings Monday & Tuesday

There are a couple of 4-H events this week, including an open house Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Youth development agent Jed Smith The open house isn’t just for youth wanting to learn more about joining 4-H, but for adults needed to make the program successful. Smith says 4-H youth benefit from the program working...
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Overturned semi causes Hwy 58 delays

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – A car-hauling semi-truck overturned on Highway 58 near the junction with Highway 97 causing delays Sunday. The incident occurred around 4 p.m. five miles west of 97 and Oregon State Police were expecting considerable delays. No injuries were reported Sunday and a detour through the Crescent Cutoff Road was utilized for...
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Jackson Co. employee accused of sabotaging trails

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — A 57-year-old man was arrested following the accusation that he placed nails, nylon cord and vegetation on trails this summer to sabotage mountain bikers. Jackson Dempsey was arrested by a U.S. Forest Service officer. He is a psychiatrist who lives in Ashland and is employed at Jackson County Mental Health. The...
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Crash north of Klamath Falls kills one

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Friday afternoon’s fatal traffic collision involving a motorcycle and commercial truck on Highway 97 about one mile north of Klamath Falls. The crash resulted in the death of a female passenger and serious injuries to the motorcycle’s male operator. According to Sergeant Robert Fenner,...
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