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Scientists monitoring aftermath of Biscuit fire a decade later

MEDFORD, Ore. — Scientists are monitoring the aftermath of the 2002 Biscuit fire that charred the Siskiyou Mountains. It was Oregon’s largest recorded wildfire and by keeping tabs post-blaze, scientists are trying to understand the long-term effects. In the Babyfoot Lake Botanical Area in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, a popular trail is now...
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Judge grants request to log in Coast Range

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s plan to log more in the Coast Range forests was granted by a federal judge despite a lawsuit. The request was put forward by logging industry firms in defense of Governor John Kitzhaber and other state officials’ plan to allow for more logging. The lawsuit was from environmental groups saying...
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Six-year-old rescued after search

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A six-year-old boy was found after a large-scale search by the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office last night. Authorities told the Herald and News, the boy is a non-verbal autistic child who left an apartment and later scaled a rain gutter before locking himself in a second-floor apartment. He was found...
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Pioneer Day this weekend in Sprague River

It is Pioneer Day in Sprague River Saturday, with fun and games to help raise funds for sight and hearing programs in Klamath County. Lions Club President Linda Bermea says along with the rummage sale and barbeque dinner, attendees usually like the dunk tank the best. Viewing the Basin spoke with Bermea about the...
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Firecracker Mile successful in debut

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Firecracker Mile was ran on Wednesday before the Fourth of July parade. Lori Burns says the turnout was great and recaps the winners. The Firecracker Mile is the sister race to the Snowflake Run in the winter time. Burns was impressed with the variety of participants. The race was...
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Holiday safest on roadways in over 20 years

There were fireworks and parades, but this year’s Independence Day will be seen as a success for Oregon for what it lacked. There were fewer DUII arrests and no fatalities this Fourth of July holiday. In fact, it was the second fatality-free holiday reporting period since 1970. Oregon State Police released its preliminary results...
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Renovated guard station unveiled Saturday

There is a ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled this weekend to celebrate recent renovations to the Pelican Guard Station. That is Fremont-Winema National Forest spokesperson Lisa Swinney. The CCCs were created by President Franklin Roosevelt to give men jobs. The ribbon cutting begins at 10 a.m. with an in-depth look at the historical significance of...
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County Arrests: Transient jailed for buglary

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — A transient is in Klamath County Jail after being booked on three charges including first-degree burglary. 44-year-old Tharon William Foster is being held on $35,000 bail. He was also charged with first-degree criminal trespass. 21-year-old Zachary Dale Hardie of Washington state was arrested for failing to appear on second-degree crimial...
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Human remains discovered in Modoc County

MODOC COUNTY, Calif. — Human remains have been found in Modoc County. The sheriff’s office says a local rancher discovered a body on Sunday near Surprise Valley. The remains, which authorities say are male, will be evaluated by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office and preliminary information from the sheriff’s office shows there are no...
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Bus tour offered this month

History buffs should be excited. There will be a bus tour of northern Klamath County this month. It is scheduled for July 19 starting in Klamath Falls and heading toward Gilchrist. Stops in the afternoon include Davis Lake, Crescent Lake and Odell Lake. A major theme includes prehistoric human use of the area. Preregister...
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