Recreational use advisory issued for Upper Klamath Lake July 19 [UPDATED to include entire lake - August 13]

Recreational use advisory issued for Upper Klamath Lake July 19 [UPDATED to include entire lake - August 13]

The Oregon Health Authority updated a recreational use health advisory today for Upper Klamath Lake due to the presence of a cyanobacterial (harmful algae) bloom and cyanotoxins (harmful algae toxins) above recreational guideline values for human exposure. The lake is in Klamath County.

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Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday parties in Lakeview, Klamath Falls this week

Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday parties in Lakeview, Klamath Falls this week

Lakeview, Ore. – The Fremont-Winema National Forest, in cooperation with local, state and federal partners, will be celebrating Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday with parties in Lakeview and Klamath Falls.

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Registrations for benefit 5k walk-run still open

Registrations for benefit 5k walk-run still open

Registrations are still being taken for the “DRK Community 5K” walk-run to benefit the David R. Kingsley Foundation.

The first-ever event jointly hosted by Sky Lakes and Kingsley Field will be Saturday, August 10, at Steen Sports Park, 4500 Foothills Blvd. Start times for the family-friendly event begin at 9 a.m. and are staggered to accommodate runners and joggers, walkers, and participants with small children. Zoomba begins at 8:30 a.m. to help get you warmed up, and there will be a “bounce house” for children.

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Keeping work zones safe: ODOT using new technology to protect road workers [VIDEO]

Keeping work zones safe: ODOT using new technology to protect road workers [VIDEO]

Salem, Ore - Every year flaggers and other highway workers are injured and killed on highways in Oregon and across the nation. The Oregon Department of Transportation has begun deploying new flagging technology—auto flaggers -- that takes work zone flaggers out of the line of traffic making them safer.

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City to work on geothermal vault downtown

City to work on geothermal vault downtown

Maintenance and Water Division Crews will be performing repairs for the Geothermal System underground utility vault at the corner of 8th and Main. A temporary lane closure will occur for eastbound traffic on 8th street from 6:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. on August 1. Please make plans to take an alternate route on this date.

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Community Partners Host Benefit Walk-Run

Community Partners Host Benefit Walk-Run

Kingsley Field personnel and Sky Lakes staff have partnered to host the first-ever "DRK Community 5K" walk-run to benefit the David R. Kingsley Foundation.

The David R. Kingsley Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to both Kingsley Field members and Klamath County citizens who have fallen on hard times because of job loss, medical expenses, disasters, and the like.

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83rd Annual 4-H / Future Farmers of America Livestock Auction Set for August 4

Klamath Falls, Ore - The Klamath County Rotary is hosting the 83rd Annual 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at the Klamath County Fairgrounds Event Center. The Rotary Club and Klamath County 4-H are encouraging local residents to show up at the auction and support local youth.

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Emergency Closure of Two Backcountry Campsites

Emergency Closure of Two Backcountry Campsites

Crater Lake, Ore. – Dutton Creek and Red Cone campsites, located along the Pacific Crest Trail in Crater Lake National Park, have been closed to public use by the park superintendent due to a significant number of hazardous trees that threaten those areas.

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Rim Drive Opens at Crater Lake National Park

Rim Drive Opens at Crater Lake National Park

The entire 33-mile Rim Drive around Crater Lake is now open for the season, as are all facilities and services with the exception of the 16-site Lost Creek Campground which remains closed at this time.

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Worden grain elevator sold to Ardent Mills

Worden grain elevator sold to Ardent Mills

Denver, CO – Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, announced it has further invested in organic capabilities and The Annex by Ardent Mills through its acquisition of a grain elevator in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The elevator, which is in close proximity to Ardent Mills’ community mill in Stockton, California and mix plant in Arlington, Oregon, enhances the company’s ability to support growers in the Pacific Northwest, partner with universities on breeding, and serve its overall customer base.

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Lofton Recreation Area closing for maintenance projects

Lofton Recreation Area closing for maintenance projects

BLY, Ore. – Forest roads accessing the Lofton Recreation Area, including the Lofton and Holbrook Campgrounds and Heart Lake Day Use Area, will be closed from 5 p.m. Monday, July 8 until 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 due to maintenance work.

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173rd Fighter Wing to conduct flyovers for Independence Day celebrations

173rd Fighter Wing to conduct flyovers for Independence Day celebrations

KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- The 173rd Fighter Wing out of Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. will conduct Independence Day flyovers for ceremonies at locations throughout Oregon and California.

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Lake of the Woods Vegetation Project public meeting this Saturday

Lake of the Woods Vegetation Project public meeting this Saturday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – There will be a public meeting Saturday, July 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed Lake of the Woods Vegetation Project on the Klamath Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest.

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Cow Creek Supports Local Youth Program

Cow Creek Supports Local Youth Program

Klamath Falls, Ore. – On Wednesday, the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation (CCUIF) awarded the Ross Ragland Theater in Klamath Falls, Oregon a one year grant in the amount of $7,500. This grant will be used to help underwrite costs for the theaters Youth Education and Outreach Program.

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North Entrance Road Opens at Crater Lake National Park

North Entrance Road Opens at Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake, OR - The North Entrance Road and West Rim Drive in Crater Lake National Park will open for travel on Saturday morning, June 15, 2019. Superintendent Craig Ackerman announced that visitors can now drive to and from the park via this popular route and access spectacular views of the lake from West Rim Drive.

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Public use restrictions in effect for BLM lands in Klamath River Canyon

Public use restrictions in effect for BLM lands in Klamath River Canyon

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - Warming and drying weather conditions have prompted Bureau of Land Management Lakeview District fire officials to issue a fire prevention order for lands within one-half mile of the Klamath River from Keno Dam downstream to the California state line effective Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 12:01 a.m.

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2019 Fire Season Goes into Effect

2019 Fire Season Goes into Effect

Upcoming and forecasted warming and drying weather conditions have prompted fire officials in Klamath and Lake Counties to declare fire season beginning Monday, June 10, 2019 at 12:01 AM on lands protected by the Klamath-Lake District, Oregon Department of Forestry and the Walker Range Forest Patrol Association.

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