Day 3: Cycle Oregon

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Cyclists had the option of taking a lap around the Crater Lake Rim as Cycle Oregon continued from its Bly starting point Tuesday. Full story audio from Cory Edmondson of Viewing the Basin On the third day of the event, about 2,200 cyclists traveled from Fort Klamath to Prospect. Cycle...
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Former Mazama coach pleads guilty

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A former Basin volleyball coach accused of having sex with an underage student pleaded guilty Tuesday in Klamath County Circuit Court and will spend the next two years in prison. 52-year-old Robert Lloyd Thompson pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree sex abuse regarding his sexual relationship with a 17-year-old...
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Goff fire fully contained

YREKA, Calif. — The Goff Fire and Fort Complex fire is now 100 percent contained about a month after it was started. Two fire teams are leading mop-up, patrol and suppression repair operations, as the fire is not expected to leave the containment lines and the personnel count is being downsized to about 200....
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Speed limit lowered on Business US-97

BEND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation has lowered the speed limit on the business stretch of US Highway 97 in Bend from 45 to 35 miles per hour. The new limit will affect the highway from Empire Boulevard to Mount Washington Drive. The move comes after analysis of traffic, speed data and...
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August motorcycle deaths highest since 1986

SALEM, Ore. — 13 people were killed in motorcycle-related crashes in Oregon last month – the most since 1986. For the year, the Oregon Department of Transportation says there has been 34 motorcycle-related fatalities, which is just six shy of the state’s 2011 total. ODOT attributes most of the crashes to driver errors such...
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Cycle Oregon comes through Klamath

This week, the Basin hosts Cycle Oregon, a non-profit organization with the goal of exploring the state. Full story audio from Viewing the Basin‘s Cory Edmondson Cycle Oregon’s course started in Bly, goes to Silver Lake, Fort Klamath, Prospect, Ashland, Klamath Falls and back to Bly. Cycle Oregon’s Ingrid Nylen says that’s over 400 miles...
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Culvert work closes forest road near Bly

BLY, Ore. — A culvert replacement in the Fremont-Winema National Forest is prompting the closure of Dixon Creek Road 14 miles northeast of Bly. Workers are replacing a 4-foot culvert with an 8-foot open structural steel arch pipe, allowing for better natural flow of water and fish passage. It is a nearly-$88,000 project and...
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Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair concludes

TULELAKE, Calif. — The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair concluded Sunday night with the theme “Keeping the Dream Alive”. Part of that theme included pay-what-you-can admission. Susan worked at the front gate. Fair manager Dave Dillabo discusses his preliminary thoughts on fair donations. The fair lost 100 percent of its state funding and its ongoing operations are...
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Man in hospital after altercation at bar

CRESCENT, Ore. — An altercation outside bar Saturday night left one man with a serious neck laceration. Oregon State Police responded to a report of a stabbing at the Little River Bar and Grill that left 22-year-old David Line of Sunriver needing an air ambulance to a Bend hospital. Line was injured when an...
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OSP continues Chemult death investigation

CHEMULT, Ore. — Oregon State Police are continuing its investigation into the death of a 52-year-old man who died after losing consciousness. Donald Brent Smith died after reportedly acting erratically before entering the apartment of a pregnant female. In the apartment, the woman’s father George Gray and three adult males approached Smith and physically...
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