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Caribbean Struggles to Get Aid After Irma

Now that Hurricane Irma has been reduced to a tropical storm , Caribbean officials struggled to get aid to islands devastated by Hurricane Irma and tried to take stock of the damage caused by the Category 5 storm. At least 34 people were reported to have been killed in the region, including 10 in...
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Oregon Parks and Recreation Increases State Park Fees

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is proposing amendments to agency rules related to overnight camping rates for state parks. A $2 per site increase in the base rate for overnight rental fees on select types of campsites was approved by the Oregon Legislature as part of the 2017-19 OPRD budget. The deadline...
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Escaped Teen, Shooting Suspect Arrested

Klamath Falls Police have arrested a teenager in connection with the shooting of a woman who was found early Saturday morning on the bike path near Foothills Boulevard and Homedale Road. Officers say the suspect is 18-year old Brittain McAuliffe. He was one of two teens who escaped from the Riverbend Youth Correctional Facility in...
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Klamath Falls City Road Crew Plan Maintenance Projects for Week of September 11th

Expect some delays this week as City of Klamath Falls Street Crews work on some repair projects. Street Division crews plan to perform work during the hours of 4:00 am through 4:30 pm (weather permitting).  Monday – Maintenance overlay Owens St.Tuesday  – Maintenance dig out and repair at Terrace Ave and Mountain View BlvdWednesday  – Maintenance repair Lincoln St. and UphamThursday  – Utility Cuts City Wide Paint Crews will be working on the following areas September 12 – September 15, 2017 4:00am to 6:30am Touch up and completion of all high traffic areas 4:00am – 8:00am.  Touch up and schools and hospital 7:00am — 2:00pm.
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Woman flown to Portland with gunshot wounds; escaped teen prisoner sought

Klamath Falls Police are looking for a teenager in connection with the shooting of a woman who was found early Saturday morning on the bike path near Foothills Boulevard and Homedale Road. Officers say the suspect is 18-year old Brittain McAuliffe. He was one of two teens who escaped from the Riverbend Youth Correctional...
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Bonanza Starts School With New Floors; Gym Work Continues

Students returning to class at Bonanza School this week have noticed the new floors and new paint in parts of their school, and they’re getting inspired. “I think sprucing up the school is going to helpthe kids’ attitude,” said Bonanza Jr./Sr. HighSchool Principal Art Ochoa. The students aretalking about painting new murals, fixing upbenches...
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Friday Air Quality Report

The Air Quality outlook for today Thursday, September 7, 2017 8:00 am to 8:00 am Friday September 8, 2017. Thursday is expected to be in the unhealthy for sensitive groups and unhealthy for all range in the Klamath Basin and unhealthy for sensitive groups to hazardous in the Chiloquin, Rocky Point and Fort Klamath area.. The Weather Service is forecasting west to southwest...
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North Pelican Fire 3,450 Acres; 25% Containment

The fire is currently at 3,450 acres and containment is now at 25%. Crews continue to control and contain spot fires, patrol and mop up fire perimeter on the north side. The priority is to scout and secure lines west of the Cold Springs Trail Head to the wilderness boundary.   The Rogue River-Siskiyou...
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North Pelican Fire 20% Contained

The fire is currently at 3,425 acres and containment is now at 20%.  Fire crews will continue to scout for and construct lines southwest of Cold Springs trail head and north of FSR 3069, and east to the FSR 080. They are also working on building lines towards the wilderness for containment.   There...
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High Cascades Complex Fires Update; Sky Lakes, Rogue Umpqua Wilderness Areas Closed

There are numerous forest and trail closures affecting Klamath County. In short, the Sky Lakes Wilderness is now closed, as are large areas surrounding both the Pelican and Blanket Fires. Additionally, the Rogue Umpqua Divide Wilderness is closed. New closure maps are in the works. In the meantime, you can view more details about...
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