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Trailhead and trails closed in Sky Lakes wilderness

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Cold Springs Trailhead, Cold Springs and South Rock Creek trails, and Heavenly Twin Lakes basin area are closed to the public due to the 22.5-acre Cold Springs Fire in the Sky Lakes Wilderness. Also closed is Forest Service Road 3651 (Cold Springs Road) from the junction of Forest Service...
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Meeting planned in Alturas Friday night on Barry Point Fire

The Barry Point Fire continues to burn in Lake County and California’s Modoc County and evacuation orders remain. Full story audio/Cory Edmondson Firefighters have made very good progress on the north and northwest flanks of the Barry Point Fire, according to Barry Point Fire Information Officer Ashley Dubrey. She says there’s a focus on...
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OSP Fish and Wildlife need information in poaching cases

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife troopers are in need of help regarding a poaching investigation. Over the last several weeks, the Central Point Area Command office is looking into several cases. The first involves the headless carcass of a bull elk left to waste near Butte Falls in mid-July...
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Entry deadline Monday for Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair

TULELAKE, Calif. — Entry forms for the 2012 Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair are due on Monday, August 20th. If you are interested in exhibiting an entry you can also find the entry premium books in Klamath Falls at the Grange Co-op and Big R and at the fair office in Tulelake. Premium books are also...
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National fire team takes command of Barry Point Fire

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — A new fire team was assigned Wednesday to the Barry Point Fire. A national type 1 team is now in command of the nearly 60,000-acre fire which continued to push farther into California earlier this week, according to the National Incident Team 2 release. Aircraft dropped water on the Modoc National...
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Oregon receives second-most federal funds for highways

SALEM, Ore. — The state of Oregon is the recipient of nearly $16 million in federal funding for highway projects. The Oregon Department of Transportation says the funds are the second highest total of any state – only behind California. The Federal Transit Administration also provided $12.3 million for bus-related projects. Among the projects...
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OSP warms up for “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” – that is the message from Oregon State Police to help curb drunk driving now through the Labor Day holiday. Over 10,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide are participating in the program. OSP Superintendent Richard Evans says despite most people knowing it is dangerous, too many people get behind...
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Fires close parts of the Pacific Crest Trail

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Two wildfires broke out on the Diamond Lake Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest late Tuesday afternoon near Windigo Butte. The fires are burning in timber approximately six miles northeast of Lemolo Lake. Firefighting resources were quick to respond to the smoke reports. Rappel firefighters were lowered by helicopter to...
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Local businesses raise money for MDA

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — For over 20 years, the Muscular Dystrophy Association has been working with retail stores to help raise funds through the purchase of shamrocks. Local businesses such as Grange Co-Op made an impact this year. Grange Co-Op Retail Operations Manager Darren Davidson According to the National Institutes of Health, Muscular Dystrophy will affect...
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Update: Latest Lakeview fire size reported at over 40,000 acres

Updated: Aug. 15, 2012, 8:30 a.m. LAKEVIEW, Ore. — An updated information sheet from the Oregon 4 Interagency Incident Management Team has the Barry Point Fire at 43,677 acres and still only 25 percent contained. The report lists the resources count now at over 1,400. The fire is pushing to the south and east...
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