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New Fire Reported in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Fire crews are converging at Ferguson Mountain in the Sprague River Valley as a new wildfire was reported shortly after noon today. Erica Hupp with the Winema-Fremont National Forest says she can’t confirm reports that evacuations are underway, but said there are at least four air units enroute to help fight...
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UPDATE: One Critical After Klamath Falls Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– One person is in critical condition, and two others were injured after an accident on the Southside Bypass and Homedale road Thursday afternoon. Oregon State Troopers say 41-year old John Gillman from Klamath Falls tried to make a left turn in front of a pick-up truck outfitted with a camper. He was...
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Keno Community Rallies to Rescue Abandoned Dog

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The power of Facebook, and a lot of big hearts, may have saved the life of an abandoned dog. A young Klamath County girl posted a status on her Facebook page yesterday complaining that her Jack Russell had bitten her, so her mom was going to dump the dog out in a remote area of Keno. That...
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One Critical After Klamath Falls Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– One person is in critical condition, and two others were injured after an accident on the Southside Bypass and Homedale road yesterday afternoon. Oregon State Troopers say a 41-year old Klamath Falls man tried to make a left turn in front of a pick-up truck outfitted with a camper. He was not...
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Forestry Officials Ask Residents to Use Extra Caution

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Tens of thousands of acres of land in Oregon have been scorched by fire so far this summer. And while some of those fires are caused by lightning, MOST are not. Erica Hupp with the Fremont-Winema National Forest says that nation-wide, 9 out of 10 wildfires are cause by people leaving campfires...
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Shaniko Butte 80% Contained

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Shaniko Butte fire in the Warm Springs Indian Reservation is now at more than 40-thousand acres and 80-percent contained. Some light rain earlier this week both helped and hindered fire fighting efforts, as the rains created slick conditions that prevented crews from getting equipment where they needed it.
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OSP: ODOT Employee’s Death an Accident

Oregon state police say an ODOT employee who died this week was accidentally run over by a dump truck. According to an OSP press release 54-year old Donald Kendall died near Echo on Tuesday afternoon .
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Health Advisory: High Toxin Levels in Odell Lake

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  High toxin levels found at Klamath County lake   A health advisory is being issued today due to high levels of blue-green algae in Odell Lake, located off Highway 58 in Klamath County, about 31 miles southeast of the Lane County city of Oakridge.   Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of very...
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Five Oregon Men Receive Cattleman Scholarships

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Cattlemen’s Association officials are excited to announce the 2014 scholarship recipients from the Oregon Cattlemen’s Stewardship Fund.   Andrew Miles, Patrick Linnell, John O’Leary, Garrett Robinson and Devin Robinson have each received scholarships to help fray the cost of higher education.   ”With a record number of highly-qualified applicants, the scholarship award...
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Update: California Man Dies in Highway 95 Collission

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Oregon State Police (OSP) continues to investigate Monday night’s fatal traffic crash involving a passenger car and commercial truck along Highway 95 about seventeen miles north of the Oregon/Nevada border in southern Malheur County. The crash occurred during heavy rain and high water, resulting in the death of a California man....
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