Hood River Fire Nearly Contained

Hood River, Ore.– Fire fighters with the Oregon Department of Forestry say a fire that broke out early yesterday morning south of Hood River ended up burning only about twelve acres of land. It was originally thought be a 50-acres blaze. It’s expected to be contained early this evening.
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Drought Woes Expand in the State

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Governor Kitzhaber is adding more counties to the drought emergency list. Grant, Josephine, and Wheeler counties are among those that the Oregon Drought Council has recommended be given additional resources due to dry conditions. Klamath and Lake counties were declared drought emergencies earlier this year. 
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Tulelake Council Selects New Mayor

Tulelake, Calif.– A new man is at the helm of the Tulelake city council, according to a report in the Herald and News. Former Mayer Randy Darrow JUST survived a recall effort, but an annual reorganization of the council led to him stepping down as mayor. He remains a member of the city council....
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Few Jobs, but Better Jobs

Salem, Ore.– Oregon unemployment increased slightly in May, up to 6-point-nine percent from April’s adjusted 6-point-8 percent. At a press conference this morning, officials with the Oregon employment department said more people have gone from working part-time to working full-time. The number of workers being underutilized has dropped more than 3-percent over the past year....
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Klamath Falls-Based Troops Begin Trek to Afghanistan

Bend, Ore.– It’s getting down to the wire– 78 National Guard Soldiers based out of Klamath Falls are part of a Company of 190 troops heading to Fort Bliss, Texas for some more training before they head overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. A farewell ceremony was held yesterday in Bend.
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Klamath County School District Hiring

Klamath Falls, Ore.–The Klamath County School District is ready to do some hiring. The district is expected to approve a budget this week that includes plans to add 16 new positions for next year, including part-time nurses, a curriculum director, math teachers, and food service workers. Go to for more information. For information...
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Modoc County Discusses Fire Season

Modoc County, Calif.– The Modoc Fire Safe Council meets this morning starting at 9:00 to discuss wildfire preparation. California is suffering a critical drought as well, and several wildfires have already damaged parts of the state. Community leaders say it’s likely Modoc County will see a wildfire this season and they want folks to...
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Elections: Marijuana Measure Expected on Ballot

Klamath Falls, Ore.– You can expect to see a measure to legalize marijuana on the November ballot. Supporters of the initiative say they’re already submitted 83-thousand validated signatures to the secretary of state’s office. They only need about 45-hundred more. Chief Petitioner Anthony Johnson told Oregon Public Broadcasting that the measure regulate marijuana in...
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Wanted: Nuisance Weeds

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It’s not gonna make you rich, but up in Irrigon, the city is paying a bounty for trashbags full of puncture weed– you know those annoying prickly weeds you might call goathead? The plants are toxic to sheep and the thorns are a nuisance. The city is offering one dollar per...
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Two Bulls Fire Near Containment

Bend, Ore.– In a final report on the Two Bulls Fire this weekend, Oregon Department of Forestry Officials say the fire is 90-percent contained as of Saturday afternoon. About 100 fire fighters are still on the scene, searching for hot spots. Estimated cost for fighting the 69-hundred acre blaze is around 5-point-7 million dollars....
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