July and August are historically the hottest part of the year in the Klamath Basin. It is easy to stay home and chill under your air conditioning but what if you have cabin fever or you simply do not have A/C at home? You could just stay home and suffer wishing you had A/C or you could get out and have an adventure.Read More
Klamath Falls, Ore. — A coalition of California and Oregon conservation and agricultural groups – including the Family Farm Alliance - today sent a letter to U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke outlining concerns with recent litigation that seeks a preliminary injunction to stop all Klamath Irrigation Project diversions immediately and hold that water in Upper Klamath Lake (UKL).Read More
Governor Kate Brown has declared the Substation Fire, burning near The Dalles, a conflagration. The declaration cleared the way for the state fire marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire.Read More
Construction ramps up on new state of the art Kingsley Fire Department July 14, 2018, on Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. The construction crew broke ground for the new structure July, 2017 and is projected to complete the facility this fall.Read More
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office detectives are working with Fire District 3 investigators to determine the cause of the Peninger Fire. Detectives would like to talk to anyone who may have information that will assist in the investigation.Read More
Oregon’s unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in June, which was Oregon’s lowest unemployment rate since comparable records began in 1976. Oregon’s May unemployment rate was 4.1 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was also 4.0 percent in June.Read More
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Smoke intrusion from regional wildfires is expected to create air quality concerns in Klamath County. The air quality outlook from 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 19, is expected to be in the range of unhealthy for sensitive groups to unhealthy for all.Read More
A model railroad show at the Klamath County Museum ends Saturday, July 21.
The model train display is presented by the Klamath Rails model railroad club. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday.Read More
ALTURAS, Calif.— No lightning has been recorded on the Modoc National Forest in the last couple days, but lighting fires continue to present themselves and fire crews continue to get a handle on them.
Modoc Interagency Communications Center reports 31 active fires with varying levels of containment. Crews called two fires out yesterday and two new fires were discovered yesterday afternoon by the aerial reconnaissance plane.Read More
LAKEVIEW, Ore. – South central Oregon wildland firefighters responded to a third day of persistent lightning caused fires.
During the last 24 hours wildland firefighters responded to another nine confirmed lightning caused fires. This brings the total to 58 fires in the last 72 hours. Over 2,000 lightning strikes in the last three days kept firefighters working as a team to coordinate a response to each fire start.Read More
KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. - Airmen from the 173rd Fighter Wing collaborated with C-130J crews from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. for a multidepartment disaster relief exercise on Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore.Read More
ALTURAS, Calif.— With 31 active fires currently burning on the Modoc National Forest, others likely smoldering unidentified at this time and more hot weather and lightning on the way, the 2018 fire season is off to an active start on your national forest.Read More
Work is nearing completion on the new classroom building at Peterson Elementary School. On Friday, Klamath County School District electricians spent the day installing lights in the new structure, which features six 980-square-foot classrooms and two restrooms.Read More
Happy Camp, CA— Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) recently introduced a controversial bill to restore a terminated Indian Rancheria in Siskiyou County called Ruffey Rancheria. However, historic records show that Ruffey Rancheria was little more than a parcel of land on which no Indian ever lived, leading noted Indian scholar Dr. Stephen Dow Beckham to describe HR 3535 as “intellectually dishonest” in a newly released report.Read More
LAKEVIEW, Ore. – South central Oregon wildland firefighters continue to respond to numerous lightning caused fires last night and today. From 5 p.m. yesterday to 9 p.m. today, wildland firefighters responded to 26 confirmed fires caused by lighting. This brings the total for Sunday and Monday to 49 lighting caused fires.Read More
CRATER LAKE, OREGON – Lightning throughout the region on July 15th resulted in eight new fires at Crater Lake National Park. All are currently one half acre or less in size. Smokejumpers arrived soon after the fires were detected and have put lines around the two largest fires. The remaining fires are single trees and firefighters are working to extinguish those as well. All the fires are being suppressed.Read More
Road construction season is in full swing. Here are this weeks area projects from the City of Klamath Falls Public Works, Klamath County Public Works and Oregon Department of Transportation. Please remember to slow down for flaggers and construction zones.Read More
Approximately 125 people remain engaged on the Silver Creek Fire in the southeast corner of Silver Falls State Park. The 27 acre fire is burning in the Howard Creek drainage, a remote steep, timbered areas over a mile from the park boundary.Read More