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Trees Burning in Forest Fire

Goff Fire restoration includes collaborative meetings

SEIAD VALLEY, Calif. — The Happy Camp Oak Knoll Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest is hosting two collaboration meetings to discuss the Goff Fire Healthy Forest Restoration Act Project. Initial meetings are planned for Dec. 11 and Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Seiad Valley Fire Department located at 44601 Highway...
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Contributions to United Way significantly down

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The United Way is significantly short of its 2012 fundraising goal, but volunteers have pledged to continue working through the end of the year to raise as much as possible. Campaign chairman Jeff Daniels says only 70 percent of the $755,000 goal has been raised. He says they have yet...
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Man is arrested after being up a river, with a dock

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A man was arrested this weekend after being uncooperative with a river rescue.  59-year-old Larry Strain was riding his runaway dock down the Umpqua River when he refused rescue because there were three boats tied to the dock. The rescuers wouldn’t push the boats to shore, saying it was safe, according...
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Rainy weather causes roadway issues

Crews worked to remove dirt, rock and vegetation that dropped onto the North Umpqua Highway Sunday. The landslide occurred near Tokatee and officials had one lane cleared as of Sunday afternoon. On the Powers Highway near the Coquille River, a section collapsed. It is about 180 feet and according to, it occurred about...
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Trappers facing new restrictions

MEDFORD, Ore. — Licensed trappers in Oregon are in their first season under new restrictions designed to protect pets after a handful of dogs were caught and killed in traps in recent years. Trappers can’t set their snares within 50 feet of any public trail or within 300 feet of any trailhead, public campground...
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Handcuffs and Key

Stabbing leads to man’s arrest

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A man is in jail following his arrest on charges including attempted murder. 34-year-old Brian Bearchum is lodged at the Klamath County Jail on attempted murder and Violation of Domestic Abuse – Assault I charges. His arrest followed a report of a stabbing Thursday that put 29-year-old Casey Taylor in...
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Holiday festivals start this weekend

In addition to a tree lighting in Chiloquin this weekend, other Basin communities celebrate the holidays. Starting Friday in Dorris, it is the Butte Valley Community Festival including a parade. The weekend events include a tree lighting at Dorris City Hall Saturday at 6 p.m.The parade starts at 5 p.m. on Sunday. A tree...
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Body found at cliff base ruled a homicide

MEDFORD, Ore. — Investigators didn’t describe the cause of death, but Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey says the case of a body found at the base of a Northern California cliff was “definitely a homicide.” It involves the body of 34-year-old Michael Christopher MacCallum of Medford who had last been seen near Hilt, Calif., where he’d...
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High winds has power company preparing

Pacific Power is encouraging customers to be prepared in case high winds expected Thursday cause power outages. NBC-2 reports high winds Wednesday morning caused 1,600 customers in Butte Falls and other Jackson County areas to lose power for about 15 minutes. There is a high wind warning in effect for the Klamath Basin until...
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