Fire Update – 8.30.2012

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — The Goff Fire has reached containment lines according to the latest report from the Klamath National Forest. Some of the lines are within a few hundred yards of structures on the west side of Seiad Creek Road and Highway 96. Firefighters are focusing on protecting property and homes along Seiad...
Keep Reading »
crater lake national park

Crater Lake closed to divers until further notice

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — The fear of invasive species has prompted Crater Lake National Park officials to close the lake to scuba divers. Crater Lake will be closed until the administration can develop rules to prevent microscopic species, such as quagga mussels, spiny water fleas and viruses, don’t hitchhike into the water on diving gear....
Keep Reading »
road construction

Work on Eberlein Ave. through Aug. 31

The City of Klamath Falls Street Division will be doing street improvements to Eberlein Avenue August 29-31. Work will begin at 7 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. on Aug. 31. The street and driveways will be closed during this period. Residents are asked to use alternate routes and driveways.
Keep Reading »
20120829_Goff Fire Map

Goff Fire prompts mandatory evacuation for Seiad Valley

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — On the same weekend the Barry Point Fire started in Oregon’s Lake County, another fire was caused by the lightning. It is the Goff Fire, which is threatening residents in Siskiyou County. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office issued a mandatory evacuation Tuesday morning to 75 residents in Seiad Valley. Goff...
Keep Reading »
Klamath County Sheriff badge

Klamath authorities recover body of camper

FOUR MILE LAKE, Ore. — The body of a Coos Bay man missing since Aug. 17 was recovered Monday from Four Mile Lake. Klamath County sheriff’s divers reached the body of 61-year-old Andrew S. Kaufman after he apparently drowned while camping near Mount McLoughlin. More than 50 searchers looked for him before sonar found...
Keep Reading »

Air quality index harmful for all Tuesday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Basin residents can easily see smoke in the basin sky. It’s not just your eyes that can notice the smoke. The smoke can have an impact on your lungs. Full story audio by Cory Edmondson Area wildfires are bringing a large amount of smoke into town. Klamath County Public...
Keep Reading »
city of Klamath Falls logo

Two incumbents to be tested in Nov. city elections

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The filing deadline for city elections passed Tuesday. City councilmen Bud Hart and Matt Dodson will run unopposed in November, while Ward 1 incumbent Trish Seiler will run against Peter “Buckles” Fondi. Mayor Todd Kellstrom’s re-election bid will be against Donna Walker and Chuck Pixler. The election is November 6.
Keep Reading »

Fires around the Basin almost assure continued smoky skies

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Smoke continued to fill the sky Tuesday morning despite one of the state’s largest fires – the Barry Point Fire in Lake County – sitting nearly 100 percent contained. Instead, Oregon Department of Forestry dispatch coordinator Jake Barnett told NBC-2 that the smoke is from Northern California, where a pre-evacuation...
Keep Reading »

Man sentenced to 54 months jail time

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — 31-year-old Adam Richard Shuck was sentenced to 54 months in prison for three counts of burglary. The sentence was handed down by a Klamath County Circuit Court judge last week. Shuck’s crimes occurred in January and September of last year, according to a news release from District Attorney Ed Caleb’s...
Keep Reading »
klamath falls city police

Two trapped in car after rollover

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Falls Police Department responded to a one-vehicle rollover where two people were trapped inside the car. 44-year-old Ronald Collman and his 42-year-old passenger Tracy Witcraft were stuck inside the vehicle when medical personnel arrived. Both were able to be removed and transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center with...
Keep Reading »