Fires around the Basin almost assure continued smoky skies

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Smoke continued to fill the sky Tuesday morning despite one of the state’s largest fires – the Barry Point Fire in Lake County – sitting nearly 100 percent contained. Instead, Oregon Department of Forestry dispatch coordinator Jake Barnett told NBC-2 that the smoke is from Northern California, where a pre-evacuation...
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Man sentenced to 54 months jail time

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — 31-year-old Adam Richard Shuck was sentenced to 54 months in prison for three counts of burglary. The sentence was handed down by a Klamath County Circuit Court judge last week. Shuck’s crimes occurred in January and September of last year, according to a news release from District Attorney Ed Caleb’s...
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Two trapped in car after rollover

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Falls Police Department responded to a one-vehicle rollover where two people were trapped inside the car. 44-year-old Ronald Collman and his 42-year-old passenger Tracy Witcraft were stuck inside the vehicle when medical personnel arrived. Both were able to be removed and transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center with...
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Tsunami clean-up meetings at coast locations Tues. and Wed.

The Governor’s Task Force on Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris will be on the Oregon Coast for a road show Aug. 28-29. Brig. Gen. Mike Caldwell, Chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris and representatives from Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Environmental...
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Update: Pre-evacuation notice for Seiad Valley

Update: August 27, 2012 – 9:29 a.m. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office released a 12-hour pre-evacuation notice Monday morning to residents of Seiad Valley. The release emphasized residents have time to prepare for an evacuation, as the 12-hour update is to ensure those with large animals have them moved to the Siskiyou Golden State...
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I5 traffic stop leads to “largest herion seizure”

ASHLAND, Ore. — An Oregon State Police traffic stop Thursday afternoon led to the arrest of a Hillsboro man and the seizure of approximately 55 pounds of high-grade heroin on Interstate 5 north of Ashland. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation. DES detectives think this is the largest heroin seizure by...
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Area construction updates

Klamath Falls: Highway 140 & Washburn Way Crews working on curbs, sidewalks and embankment work at the Highway 140 junction with Washburn Way. Traffic is being controlled by crews, but expect still minor delays. They’re installing a traffic signal. Matney, Merrill N. City Limits: Paving Project, Lost River Bridge 24-hour flagging continues Monday through...
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Barry Point Fire 95 percent contained

LAKE COUNTY, Ore. — The Barry Point fire is now 95 percent contained and some road closures are still in effect. Fire traffic is expected to remain heavy according to South Central Oregon Interagency Fire and closures remain in the Fremont-Winema National Forest and Modoc National Forest. Over 600 personnel including 17 crews and...
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Kellstrom; Dodson file for re-election

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — With the filing deadline next Tuesday, two more candidates filed to be on the ballot. Days after Donna Walker submitted paperwork for the mayor’s spot, incumbent Todd Kellstrom filed for re-election on Thursday. He has been in office since 1993. Meanwhile recently named city councilman Matt Dodson officially filed for...
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Wildfire Update: Trails reopened in National Forests

LAKE COUNTY, Ore. — The National Incident Team working on the Barry Point Fire said earlier this week they expect to fully contain the wildfire by Saturday. As the lightning caused wildfire reaches its final stages, Fire Information Officer Jim Whittington says if you see smoke, it’s not from the Barry Point Fire. Meanwhile,...
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