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Highway 97 Closed Earlier Today Due To A Crash

Bend, Ore. - Another reminder to drive carefully in these extreme weather conditions.  This morning Oregon State Patrol and emergency crews responded to a 2 vehicle crash. Both motorists were traveling on Hwy 97 in Deschutes County when the NB car lost control due to the ice and then crashed into a pickup truck traveling...
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The KF Crusaders Are Back

The Klamath Falls Crusaders are coming back.  The Crusaders, who will now be called the Basin Berserkers, are a young-adult semi-professional football team who haven’t been around for about 6 years.  But this year they might be entering the Pacific Football League for the first time.  Team owner and player Matt Nordin is still...
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Rain, Wind and More Snow Moving Into The Basin Tuesday

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The winter storm warning and advisory that was supposed to end today at 7am has been extended to 10pm and it’s adding some wind and rain to the mix.  By 10 pm tonight, here in the Basin we could see 1-1 ½ inches of rain, wind gusts up to 40...
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New Winter Storm Coming Today

Klamath Falls, Ore – We have both a Winter Weather Warning and an Advisory.   From 1pm today till 7am tomorrow morning, a storm Warning is in effect for the north part of the county and mountain areas.  We could see 6-12 inches of snow.  Then in town, there’s a Winter Storm Advisory for the...
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Hwy 97 Alternating Traffic In Deschutes County

La Pine, Ore. -  As of 6pm on Sunday, January 8th, ODOT is alternating US 97 North and Southbound traffic via one lane near milepost 162, in the La Pine area of Deschutes County.  The freeway was closed earlier due to an accident.  Expect delays.
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Highway 97 Reopened After Head On Collision

Klamath Falls, Ore – As of 9am Sunday, US 97 was reopened in both directions at mile post 266, just 8 miles north of Klamath Falls.  It had been closed for 4 hours due to a head on crash involving three semis.  The Basin wasn’t even hit the hardest with the weekend winter storm. ...
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Two Basin Families Displaced By Fires Today

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Klamath County Fire District responded to two separate calls this morning.  At 605 Division Street, crews had to put out a fire that was hidden inside the structure of the home.  Then less than a half hour later they were called out to 1505 Madison Ave where a blaze had...
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Lost River Students Are Being Sent Home

Malin, Ore. – Lost River Jr./Sr. High School is closing early at 11 a.m. today, Friday, Jan. 6. The school’s heating system is malfunctioning in the extremely cold temperatures hitting the Klamath Basin this week. Overnight temperatures reached 20 degrees below zero in the Merrill and Malin areas. On Friday Lost River’s building remained...
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New Commissioners Might Mean New Meeting Practices

Klamath Falls,Ore. – The Klamath County commissioners usually start their business meeting with a prayer, however this past Tuesday that was not the case, as the new commissioners re-evaluate the practice that has been in place. Usually, a prayer typically follows the Pledge of Allegiance and is offered by a commissioner.  But the new...
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KCSD Urges Residents To Be Mindful Where They Shovel

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind all of us, that with the large amounts of snow we’re getting – please be careful where you plow and shovel it.  Lately KCSD has been getting some complaints of traffic hazards caused by people pushing snow into the roads and...
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