Wildfire Update: Stukel Fire, October 17, 2018

Wildfire Update: Stukel Fire, October 17, 2018

KLAMATH FALLS OR. – With assistance from air support, firefighters made great progress on the fire, increasing the containment to 70 percent by connecting lines on the north side of the Stukel fire from the west to the east. The line on the east side of the fire, to protect infrastructure, is in place keeping the fire from moving towards communications towers and private property.

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Crews Work to Gain Containment of the Stukel Fire

Crews Work to Gain Containment of the Stukel Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Firefighters continue to work on establishing control lines on the south end of Stukel Mountain. Priority is to keep the fire east of Hill Road, and south and west of Stukel Road.

Suppression priority today will be protection of private property, and the communications site on the summit of Stukel Mountain.

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One Dead, One Injured In Scout Camping Trip [UPDATED]

One Dead, One Injured In Scout Camping Trip [UPDATED]

On Saturday October 13th, 2018, the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office was informed that two teenaged boys had fallen in the remote area of Middle Rosary Lake in Northern Klamath County while on a camping trip with a Boy Scout Troop from Corvallis, Oregon. Initial reports indicted two boys had been seriously injured in a fall from a peak near the lake and rescue efforts were underway.

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Crater Lake National Park Rescinds Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Crater Lake National Park Rescinds Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

CRATER LAKE, OREGON – The fire danger level within Crater Lake National Park has dropped from high to moderate due to recent moisture and predicted cooler temperatures. Klamath-Lake District Oregon Department of Forestry is also declaring an end to fire season in this area. Effective October 12, 2018 at 12:01 am, Crater Lake National Park will lift the fire restrictions implemented on July 13, 2018.

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‘Low Water Walk’ Offered on Link River Trail

‘Low Water Walk’ Offered on Link River Trail

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A walking history tour of Link River will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, by the Klamath County Museum.

The walk will focus on river bed features exposed by the low water level of Upper Klamath Lake at this time of year.

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Commission to Adopt New Road Kill Rules to Meet in KF Oct 12th

Commission to Adopt New Road Kill Rules to Meet in KF Oct 12th

The Commission will be asked to adopt administrative rules to allow the salvage of roadkilled deer and elk beginning Jan. 1, 2019. The new rules are due to the passage of SB 372 by the 2017 Oregon State Legislature.

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Missing Klamath County Man Survives Three Nights in Freezing Temps, Heavy Rain Lost Near Crater Lake NP

Missing Klamath County Man Survives Three Nights in Freezing Temps, Heavy Rain Lost Near Crater Lake NP

The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office responded on Thursday, October 4 to the report of a missing 56-year-old man who went mushroom picking in an area near the base of the eastern slope of Mt. Scott. The man, identified as Marty Holloway, was reported by family members after he failed to check in with them. The family had located Mr. Holloway’s vehicle and discovered that he left his phone and jacket in it, and worried that he was not prepared to stay out in the elements.

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Turn in Poachers – Get Big Game Preference Points

Turn in Poachers – Get Big Game Preference Points

SALEM, Ore. - A new program will provide big game preference points in lieu of a cash reward to people who turn in poachers.

The program builds on the long standing Turn in Poachers Program (TIP), a successful collaboration between the Oregon Hunters Association and Oregon State Police which until now only provided cash rewards for information about poaching.

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Kid in the Woods

Kid in the Woods

Sixth-graders from Merrill Elementary School gathered around BLM park ranger Oliva Veal as she stood under a Douglas fir. “Would you say the needles are clustered or not clustered?” she asked the group. Students leaned forward; some touched the needles. “Not clustered,” they answered. “Very good,” Veal replied as she continued with the lesson.

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'Night at the Cemetery' Program Slated

'Night at the Cemetery' Program Slated

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The 12th annual “Night at the Cemetery” will be presented by the Klamath County Museum Oct. 12-13 at Linkville Pioneer Cemetery in Klamath Falls.

“Our living history re-enactors will be telling the stories of eight early-day Klamath County residents,” said museum manager Todd Kepple. “A few of the names might be familiar to local residents today, but most of them were interesting people who have been largely forgotten over the past 50 years.”

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Malin Park Subject of Historical Program

Malin Park Subject of Historical Program

A program on the history of the Malin Community Park will be the subject of a program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Klamath County Museum. The presentation will be made during the September meeting of the Klamath County Historical Society. The meeting is open to anyone interested. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the park’s creation.

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Walking history tour of Pine Street offered

Walking history tour of Pine Street offered

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A walking history tour of Pine Street in Klamath Falls will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, by the Klamath County Museum.

The tour is free and open to anyone interested. It will begin at the corner of 11th and Pine streets, and cover about five blocks over the course of an hour.

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Fast-Charging Electric Vehicle Station Coming to Downtown

Fast-Charging Electric Vehicle Station Coming to Downtown

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore—The first of up to seven electric car fast-charging stations to be developed by Pacific Power in Oregon communities is set for Klamath Commons Park in Klamath Falls.

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National Preparedness Month: Partnerships lead to better service

National Preparedness Month: Partnerships lead to better service

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – September is National Preparedness Month and Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) officials want residents to know that it takes well-coordinated partnerships to provide accurate air quality information during wildfires.

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New Pacific Salmon Treaty Agreement to Ensure Sustainable Management of Region’s Iconic Fish

New Pacific Salmon Treaty Agreement to Ensure Sustainable Management of Region’s Iconic Fish

SALEM, Ore.—The parties to the Pacific Salmon Treaty have agreed on new coast-wide salmon fishing agreements under the Treaty. The Pacific Salmon Commission is comprised of representatives from Canada, the states of Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, and Northwest and Columbia River Treaty Tribes. Commissioners from the United States and Canada will now forward the agreements to their respective governments for approval.

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Airtanker 06, Final Flight to Klamath Falls

Airtanker 06, Final Flight to Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Airtanker 06 will fly for the last time this Sunday to the Klamath Falls Airtanker Base where it will be retired to become a display for the public to enjoy along with the Airtanker 61 Memorial.

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