Crater Lake West Rim Road Closed Due to Spruce Lake Fire

From Spruce Lake Fire Makes Another Run, West Rim Road Closed The Spruce Lake Fire exhibited very active fire behavior yesterday as it continued to spread toward the rim of the caldera at Crater Lake National Park, prompting Park officials to close the West Rim Road and additional trails. The fire is now...
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ODFW Approves Limited Harl Butte Wolf Kill

SALEM, Ore.—ODFW wildlife managers intend to remove some of the adult wolves in northeast Oregon’s Harl Butte pack to limit further livestock losses as non-lethal measures and hazing have not been successful in limiting wolf depredations. On July 28, ODFW received a lethal removal request from several affected livestock producers from a local grazing...
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State, SEIU Reach Tentative Deal

The state and it’s largest public employee union are close to signing a deal that includes millions of dollars in pay raises. Service Employees International Union Local 503′s contract with the state runs through 2019 but did not include cost-of-living raises after January 2017. State and union negotiators have reportedly reached a tentative deal...
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2pm Friday Aug 4 UPDATE on Area Fires

As of 2pm Friday Aug 4th: The Modoc Complex of fires is more than 83,000 acres and 43% contained.  The Devils Lake fire in Bly is at 1600 acres and 14% contained.   The Spruce Lake Fire near Crater Lake is at 3600 acres and 5 % contained.  The Blanket Creek Fire near Crater...
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Buehler to Run for Governor in 2018

State Representative Knute Buehler of Bend has announced he’s running for governor in 2018. Buehler made the announcement to the editorial board of the Bend Bulletin.  It was not a big surprise as Buehler, who currently serves in the Oregon House, was widely expected to run against Governor Kate Brown. He previously ran against...
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DEQ: Another Smoky Outlook

The DEQ says today’s Air Quality outlook is in the High Moderate to Unhealthy range for sensitive groups.  But the National Weather Service is forecasting NW winds, which could bring additional smoke into our area from local fires that could push the air quality into the “Unhealthy” range for the Klamath Basin, Chiloquin and Fort Klamath...
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Family Seeks Help Finding Missing Grandmother

Klamath Falls, Ore. – You are asked to be on the lookout for a missing Klamath Falls woman. Ouida Tee Cundiff and her dog have been missing since 10am Tuesday. Her family says Cundiff suffers from dementia and is easily disoriented. In the last week she has mentioned wanting to travel to California, Nevada, and Mississippi....
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Governor Declares State of Emergency Due to Fires

Salem, Ore. – Governor Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency in response to wildfire activity across the state. Hot, dry, and windy conditions and forecasts for more thunderstorms around the state have resulted in multiple red flag warnings, placing Oregon in a critical fire danger situation. The entire region is experiencing similar...
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UPDATE: Welcoming Home Saturday night at Kingsley Field

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Several Kingsley Field team members are now coming home Saturday night after serving a 6-month deployment to the Middle-East. The Chamber of Commerce says they will be landing at the Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport at 6:55 pm. (this was originally scheduled for Thursday night, but has now been rescheduled for...
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DEQ: Air Quality Could Worsen Tonight

The Air Quality outlook for Wednesday August 2, 2017, from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm is expected to remain in the Moderate range. However, tonight from 6:00 pm to 1:00 am the Weather Service is forecasting NW winds, which may bring additional smoke into our area from local fires that may cause the air quality to deteriorate into the “Unhealthy” range for...
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