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Goff Fire prompts mandatory evacuation for Seiad Valley

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — On the same weekend the Barry Point Fire started in Oregon’s Lake County, another fire was caused by the lightning. It is the Goff Fire, which is threatening residents in Siskiyou County. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office issued a mandatory evacuation Tuesday morning to 75 residents in Seiad Valley. Goff...
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Klamath authorities recover body of camper

FOUR MILE LAKE, Ore. — The body of a Coos Bay man missing since Aug. 17 was recovered Monday from Four Mile Lake. Klamath County sheriff’s divers reached the body of 61-year-old Andrew S. Kaufman after he apparently drowned while camping near Mount McLoughlin. More than 50 searchers looked for him before sonar found...
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Air quality index harmful for all Tuesday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Basin residents can easily see smoke in the basin sky. It’s not just your eyes that can notice the smoke. The smoke can have an impact on your lungs. Full story audio by Cory Edmondson Area wildfires are bringing a large amount of smoke into town. Klamath County Public...
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Two incumbents to be tested in Nov. city elections

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The filing deadline for city elections passed Tuesday. City councilmen Bud Hart and Matt Dodson will run unopposed in November, while Ward 1 incumbent Trish Seiler will run against Peter “Buckles” Fondi. Mayor Todd Kellstrom’s re-election bid will be against Donna Walker and Chuck Pixler. The election is November 6.
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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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