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Stouts Fire Update – August 8

Significant progress was made by firefighters on the 21,858 acre Stouts Creek Fire again today, even though that progress generated smoke which created difficult driving conditions along the Tiller-Trail Hwy. Tonight, the community of Azalea hosted a public meeting and Sunday another meeting will be held in Milo, at 7 pm, at the Volunteer...
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City, County Hire Consultant to Grow Shopping Options

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  You sounded off… now the city of Klamath Falls is going to try to do something about the shopping options in the Basin. We told you last month about a survey the city was conducting on its town hall website to find out what kinds of shops you want to see in...
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Oregon Parks and Rec Updates Fire Restrictions

Salem OR – State Park campfire restrictions are in place in the Columbia Gorge, middle and southern portions of the Willamette Valley, on southern Oregon coastal beaches, and a few locations east of the Cascades.  ++Columbia Gorge++ Where: Ainsworth, Viento, Memaloose, Deschutes River State Recreation Area and all day-use parks. What: No campfires or...
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Klamath Reclamation Project’s New Leader Learning the Ropes

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  There’s a new leader for the Klamath Reclamation Project. Theresa O’Rourke Bradford took over the reigns about two months ago after relocating from Carlsbad California where worked at the Army Corps of Engineers. She replaces former area manager Brian Person resigned who retired earlier this year. O’Rourke Bradford tells KOBI that...
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Fraud Alert: Scotty McCreery Tickets are NOT on Sale Yet

Klamath Falls, Ore.– If you’ve already bought tickets to the September 13th performance of Scott McCreery at the Ross Ragland Theater– you paid too much. Crystal Muno with the theater says she was made aware of online ticket resellers that are selling tickets to the Ross Rasgland show– even though they haven’t officially gone...
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Bottle Deposit Hike on the Horizon

Salem, Ore.–  State lawmakers are thinking about hiking the amount of the deposit you pay when you buy beverage bottles, to encourage you to recycle them. In 2011, lawmakers passed a bill that raise the bottle deposit and redemption to ten cents per bottle if we’re not recycling at least 80-percent of them over...
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Winds Topple Tree Limbs, Disrupt Power

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Strong winds last night knocked tree limbs into power lines, leaving about 500 Pacific Power customers without electricity for about an hour. A Pacific Power spokesperson said the outage lasted from about 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM, and affected homes and businesses the the Altamont area.
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Wildfires Burning Tens of Thousands of Acres in Oregon, California

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Some of the smoke that poured into the Basin over the weekend came from fires burning in central parts of the state. The Cable Crossing Fire has scorched 16-hundred acres east of Glide. Gusting winds are expected today which isn’t good. That fire is just 20-percent contained after burning for nearly a...
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Health Advisory Warns of Toxic Lakes

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Stay out of the water. That’s the warning from the Oregon Health Authority after tests show high toxin levels in Upper Klamath Lake and Agency Lake. OHA issued the health advisory for all bodies of water in Klamath County, with the exception of Pelican Bay. The toxins are coming from blue-green...
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Governor Issues Oregon Water Restrictions

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Oregon Governor Kate Brown says— shut it off. Brown has ordered state agencies to save more water. She said she wants state-owned facilities to cut their water used by at least 15-percent by the end of 20-20. The governor signed an executive order requiring state agencies to report their progress to her...
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