DMV offices closed Friday

All Department of Motor Vehicles offices will be closed Friday, Aug. 17 for the fifth of 10 furlough days for DMV personnel. The departments reminds those planning on visiting Thursday or Monday to expect longer wait lines with Friday’s closure.
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Barry Point Fire grows to over 30,000 acres

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — The Barry Point Fire continues to burn near Lakeview and has grown from approx. 13,000 acres on Friday night to over 30,000 acres as of Sunday morning according to the Oregon 4 Interagency Incident Management Team. The fire is 22 miles from Lakeview and in part on Fremont-Winema National Forest land....
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Crack sealing work through Wednesday in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — City crews will be working on crack sealing Monday on Spring Street from Pacific Pride to Main Street, with lanes closed while crews are working. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the crews will move to South Sixth Street from Owens to Broad Streets. Temporary lane closures will be in effect.
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Belt buckles awarded to Basin youth at fair

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Lots of livestock made their way to the Klamath County Fair this weekend, with several local FFA and 4-H youths awarded belt buckles for their efforts. Josie Stickel a recent graduate from Bonanza High School is proud of her Senior Horse Master and an All-Around Horse Master buckle. Last year,...
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Nine-month investigation results in arrest

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Police have made an arrest following a nine-month investigation by the Klamath Falls Police Street Crimes Unit into a string of burglaries. 25-year-old Kenneth Robert Banes was arrested and charged with eight counts each of second-degree burglary, theft and other charges. The timeline of crime dates back to December of...
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Local man wins Texaco Country Showdown

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Last night, one of the highlights from Klamath County Fair was the Texaco Country Showdown. Full story audio from Viewing the Basin A local self-taught musician, Marty Combs, won the Texaco Country Showdown. Combs is very pleased to win the nation’s largest and longest-running country music talent search. If Combs...
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Barry Point Fire larger than originally thought

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — The Berry Point Fire has grown dramatically. The lightning-caused wildfire in Lake County has grown to 12 square miles, or 7,500 acres. On Thursday afternoon, officials urged some residents near the Drews Reservoir to leave their homes. An Oregon Red Cross spokesman says about 15 families could be affected. The fire...
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Barry Point Fire near Lakeview over 1,700 acres

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — The Berry Point Fire burning near Lakeview is over 1,700 acres and on Wednesday, a total of 43 resources were reported to be assisting with the blaze. South Central Oregon Interagency Fire says crews, air tankers, helicopters, engines, dozers and water tenders all make up that count in hopes to establish...
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Klamath Co. Fair begins Thursday

“Sew it. Grow it. Show it.” is this year’s theme for the Klamath County Fair. Starting Thursday, the fairgrounds has exhibits, concessions, and entertainment. Full Story Audio from Viewing the Basin This year’s attractions include a demolition derby, two days of rodeo, and a dinner with an auction. 4-H and FFA will display their...
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Volunteers needed to remove fence

Volunteers are needed to help remove a fence at the Sycan Marsh Preserve. The Bend Bulletin reports the work will take place this weekend and sleeping accommodations and most meals will be provided. The fence removal will help open space for wildlife and restoration efforts on teh 30,500-acre wetland. It is located 75 miles...
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