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Oregon State Police boost efforts during holiday weekend

Labor Day weekend is the second-deadliest holiday weekend according Oregon State Police, which will be upping patrols for now through Sept. 3. The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is designed to prevent drunk driving and there were 70 DUII arrests during last year’s Labor Day holiday. News Release from Oregon State Police...
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Viewing the Basin: Getting ready for KCC fall term

Viewing the Basin spoke with Klamath Community College’s Ryan Brown about the upcoming fall term.
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Lake County Fair kicks off today

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Over Labor Day Weekend, Lakeview has the 93rd annual Lake County Fair and Round-up at the Fairgrounds. “Boot Kickin’ Bounty” is this year’s theme. Full story audio from Viewing the Basin’s Cory Edmondson President of the Lake County Round-up Lane Simpson says there’s a rodeo and horse competitions. On Thursday, the fair...
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Fire Update – 8.30.2012

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — The Goff Fire has reached containment lines according to the latest report from the Klamath National Forest. Some of the lines are within a few hundred yards of structures on the west side of Seiad Creek Road and Highway 96. Firefighters are focusing on protecting property and homes along Seiad...
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Crater Lake closed to divers until further notice

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — The fear of invasive species has prompted Crater Lake National Park officials to close the lake to scuba divers. Crater Lake will be closed until the administration can develop rules to prevent microscopic species, such as quagga mussels, spiny water fleas and viruses, don’t hitchhike into the water on diving gear....
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Work on Eberlein Ave. through Aug. 31

The City of Klamath Falls Street Division will be doing street improvements to Eberlein Avenue August 29-31. Work will begin at 7 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. on Aug. 31. The street and driveways will be closed during this period. Residents are asked to use alternate routes and driveways.
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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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