Klamath County Offering Emergency Alerts To Your Phone, Email

Klamath County recently purchased a mass communications system that allows responders and community leaders the ability to share emergency information with the public quickly, via text message, voice phone call, and email. For example, if evacuations were ordered for a wildfire, the system can be used to quickly alert residents, IF residents sign up...
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North Pelican Fire Update

A community meeting will be held tomorrow at the Rocky Point Fire Station at 10am. The lightning-caused North Pelican Fire was last mapped yesterday afternoon at 109 acres. Fire officials are flying the fire this morning to get an updated acreage and perimeter, which is expected to be approximately 200 acres or more. The...
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USDA FSA Offers Help to Fire-Affected Farmers and Ranchers in Modoc County

 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers affected by the recent wildfires in Modoc County that disaster assistance programs are available to support their recovery efforts.   The Farm Service Agency (FSA) can assist farmers and ranchers who lost livestock, grazing land, fences or eligible trees, bushes and vines as a...
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North Pelican Fire at 100 Acres

Fire managers continue to monitor the North Pelican Fire located on Pelican Butte, located 28 miles northwest of Klamath Falls, which has grown since yesterday to 100 acres. It is located in very steep and rocky terrain, and for safety reasons no firefighters are currently on the ground directly fighting this fire. Though the...
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Healthy Kids Running Series Gearing Up

Healthy Kids Running Series Klamath Falls Announces Spring 2017 Series Registrations is now open for the HKRS Klamath Falls program at Klamath Falls– Healthy Kids Running Series (“HKRS”) is thrilled to return this spring for its 4th season hosted at Ferguson Elementary School, beginning September 10, 2017. In 2016 the HKRS Klamath Falls program...
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Air Quality: High Moderate to Unhealthy

The Air Quality outlook for Today Thursday August 17, 2017, from 8:00 am until 8:00 am Friday August 18, 2017 is expected to be in the High Moderate to Unhealthy for sensitive groups range.  The Weather Service is forecasting NW winds this afternoon and tonight, which will bring additional smoke into our area from the High Cascades Complex fire and the...
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Attempted Murder in Dorris

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at about 1:51 a.m., the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) Dispatch Center received a report from a woman reporting that an unknown assailant stabbed her son in the chest.  The assault allegedly occurred at a residence on California Street in the City of Dorris, located in the eastern part...
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Fall Chinook Season Closed on Klamath

CDFW reminds anglers that fall Chinook salmon fishing on the Klamath and Trinity rivers is prohibited beginning Aug. 15, 2017 on the Klamath River and Sept. 1, 2017 on the Trinity River. Angling for steelhead remains open on both rivers for the entire year.   Due to historically low stock projections of fall Chinook in the...
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Firefighters Making Progress; Air Quality Still Nearing Unhealthy

The 40,000 acre fire at the Warm Springs Reservation is more than 90% contained. But State Officials say in addition to the fire fighters there finishing up they have Fire Prevention Teams to handle the large influx of people travel across the Reservation for a place to watch the eclipse. Lodging and camping are...
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Local Law Enforcement Not Happy With New State Drug Possession Law

Klamath County District Attorney’s Office Eve Costello District Attorney Governor Brown signed into law legislation that reduces many possession of controlled substance charges to misdemeanors.  The Governor’s office also cited law enforcement backing of this change. I want to clarify that local law enforcement did not back that change.   Further, the change in the...
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