Increased Fire Restricts in Effort to Curb Wildfires

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Forestry has tightened public fire restrictions in its Central district due to the high fire danger. Portions of Lake and Harney Counties are effected by the restrictions, which include a ban on chainsaw use between the hours of 1pm and 8pm. And if you’re using a chainsaw during...
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Investigators Seek Information on Fire

Lakeview, Ore.– Officials with the Fremont-Winema National Forest are asking for help determining what caused a fire last week  near Burnt Creek, east of Lakeview. The fire burned 28 acres and investigators say it was human-caused. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
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Minimum Wage Set to Increase in California

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Starting July first, minimum wage in California goes up one dollar to nine dollars an hour. There are some exceptions to the new hourly, such as commissioned sales persons. Then on January firs, 20-16, the minimum hourly pay rate for California goes up to ten dollars an hour.
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Cause of Bryant Fire Under Investigation

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Investigators aren’t sure yet what sparked a fire on private land about 20 miles East of Klamath Falls. At last report, the fire had burned through more 13-hundred acres of timber and brush. The fire started on the site of an active timber harvest on Thursday, and continues to burn this...
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Witness Sought in Fatal Highway 97 Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Investigators with the Oregon State Police would like to talk a man who may have witnessed a fatal accident on May 22 along Highway 97, North of Sunriver. Witnesses say a green mid-90s Honda Accord 4-door sedan with Oregon plates. Contact State Police if you have information.
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Memorial for Slain Troutdale Teen

Boring, Ore.–  A funeral was held over the weekend for the teen who was shot and killed when a classmate opened fire at a school in Troutdale nearly two weeks ago. 14-year Emilio Hoffman had aspired to become a professional soccer player. The Portland Timbers presented Hoffman’s mother with a team jersey with her...
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Wild Horses on the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge
Photo: Mike Lorden/American Wild Horse Preservation

Wild Horse Round-up Planned for July

Klamath Falls, Ore. The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service is finalizing plans to gather about 420 wild horses starting next month. The horses and burros roam the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in Lake County, and are considered a threat to protected species, such as the sage grouse. Once rounded up, the animals will be...
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Cigarettes to Blame for Garage Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Investigators say a cigarette may have started a fire that destroyed the garage of a home on Cottage Street last night. Fire fighters managed to keep the fire from spreading to the house or other structures. According to a press released from Klamath County Fire District One, the residents had been...
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Turkle Back in Custody

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The former Lake County Sheriff’s deputy who ran off with a teenaged girl in April is back in jail after contact the sex assault victim. 42-year old Kenneth Turkle will likely face additional charges for violating conditions of his release.
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Bryant Fire Now 800 Acres

Klamath Falls, Ore.– You can probably tell by the smoke plumes… the fire on Bryant Mountain is growing quickly. At last report, it was up more than 800 acres. Rod Nichols with the Oregon Department of Forestry said the fire is at Zero Percent containment, as crews struggle to get a line around the...
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