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Governor Brown Suspends Limits on Drivers Hauling Jet Fuel

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Governor Kate Brown issued an Executive Order Monday declaring a State of Emergency regarding the delivery of jet fuel headed to the front lines to help with fire fighting efforts. The Governor is temporarily lifting restrictions on the number of hours truck drivers can operate, when they’re hauling fuel to airports...
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Fire Prep Pamphlet

Free Wildfire Preparedness Publication Available

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon State University Extension Service/Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center (KBREC) is distributing a free, 24-page guide intended to assist Klamath County landowners and communities with wildfire preparedness.             “Fire-Adapted Communities: The Next Step in Wildfire Preparedness” illustrates how many Klamath County homeowners live within fire-prone areas and what they...
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City Leaders Look to Retail Recruiter to Fill Grocery Gap

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Friday’s announcement that Haggen Markets plans to shut down both of its Klamath Falls locations came as quite a blow to the community… and especially to the more than 130 Basin residents who work at the stores. Klamath Falls City Manger Nathan Cherpeski says the closures didn’t come as a complete surprise...
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Fire Season: Current Totals

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Tens of thousand of acres are on fire in Oregon, and dozens of buildings have been destroyed. Here’s where the fires stand as of Monday: Stouts Creek: Douglas Forest24,471 acres70% contained   Bendire Complex: Vale DistrictBurning Sage Grouse habitat44,397 acres35% contained County Line 2: Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs55,400 acres25% contained Canyon Creek...
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Some Algae Warnings Lifted

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Health Authority is modifying a health advisory issued July 28, and extended July 29 and August 4, for several water bodies in the Klamath Basin in Klamath County.   Water monitoring has confirmed that levels of blue-green algae toxins in the Klamath River below JC Boyle Reservoir are below...
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Lake County Inmate Back in Custody

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  He’s back in custody… the Lake County inmate who escaped while  working on the Stouts fire was arrested last night in Medford. 26-year old Kenneth Polchowski had been missing since Sunday. Oregon State Police say he was arrested at around 8:30 yesterday without incident. Police also recovered a vehicle that Polchowski allegedly...
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New superintendent selected to lead Lava Beds, Tule Lake national monuments

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The National Park Service (NPS) has selected Larry Whalon to be the next superintendent of Lava Beds National Monument and the Tule Lake Unit of World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument in northeastern California. Whalon, who is currently serving as the parks’ acting superintendent, will assume his permanent role...
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Emigrant Pass Trip Offered

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A guided trip over an historic road in northern Klamath County will be offered by the Klamath County Museum Saturday, Aug. 29. The outing over Emigrant Pass is offered in partnership with the Klamath Falls Four Runners. High-clearance four wheel drive is required to cover the most historic section of the...
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Teen May Face Charges in 2-car Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A 19 year old Enterprise man could face reckless driving charges in connection with yesterday’s accident on Highway 97 in Sherman County. The wreck shut down the highway at mile maker 20 for about an hour… and sent three people to the hospital. According to Oregon State Police… Caden Jay Christman was headed...
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Highway 230 Closed Due to Wildfires

Klamath Falls, Ore.–   Wildfires shut down Diamond Lake Highway through Crater lake National Park yesterday afternoon. It’s still closed this morning between milepost 12 and the intersection with 138. The 12-hundred Acre National Creek Complex is burning near there. It’s just 10-percent contained. There were no new blazes reported on land monitired by...
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