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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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Man sentenced following threat with box knife

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A man who threatened a victim with a box knife after stealing $20 has been sentenced to 60 months in prison. 21-year-old Kroy Royell Treddenbarger was sentenced in Klamath County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Treddenbarger had prior convictions and was arrested in early July by the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office.
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Resource committee meets Thursday to recommend SRS funds

Meetings Thursday will see a committee review and recommend funding for watershed restoration programs in Klamath and Lake Counties. The meetings are at the Klamath Ranger District Office in Klamath Falls with Resource Advisory Committee members will meet with Forest officials starting at 8 a.m. before holding a question-and-answer session until 2:15 p.m. Public...
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Barry Point Fire on schedule for Saturday containment

LAKE COUNTY, Ore. — Earlier this month, a lightning caused wildfire started outside of Lakeview and spread into California. Recently, firefighters have been making progress on containing the fire. The National Incident Team projects the Barry Point Fire will be contained by Aug. 25 and Fire Information Officer Jim Whittington says firefighters are right...
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Crews protect 90-year-old building against fire

MEDFORD, Ore. — Firefighters on the Fort Complex Fire in southwestern Oregon have wrapped the 90-year-old Butte Fork Tool House in a fire-resistant sheath to protect it from approaching flames. The reflective wrap, which is reusable, is made of fiberglass. Fortunately the fire has not reached the structure, but firefighters thought the precaution was...
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Report: Former policeman arrested by Klamath Sheriff’s Office

SWEET HOME, Ore. — A report says a former Sweet Home police officer was arrested by the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office. Albany Police Department Sgt. Steve Dorn says 32-year-old Randy Gill was taken into custody after being contacted by Klamath authorities last week. Gill is charged with three counts of second-degree theft among other...
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Containment progresses in Barry Point Fire

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Firefighters continue to secure all lines further into the interior of the Barry Point Fire in Lake County and California’s Modoc County. Full Audio Story by Cory Edmondson Fire Information Officer Ashley Dubrey says within the span of one day the containment level went from 51 percent to 65 percent. Over...
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