Recreational use advisory issued for Upper Klamath Lake July 19

Recreational use advisory issued for Upper Klamath Lake July 19

The Oregon Health Authority issued a recreational use health advisory today for Upper Klamath Lake at Eagle Ridge County Park 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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Recreation Report for July 18, 2019

Recreation Report for July 18, 2019

Highlights from this week’s Recreation Report include: Southwest Oregon fishing report featuring, Blue Lake, Campbell Lake and Campbell Reservoir. This weeks report also includes a updated on Cougar, Coyote, and Ground Squirrel hunts.

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Oregon Promise lifts financial limit

Oregon Promise lifts financial limit

Recent high school graduates and GED completers who applied for the Oregon Promise but did not qualify due to exceeding financial requirements will now receive the grant to attend community college in fall 2019.

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New tool now available for career and volunteer firefighter training

New tool now available for career and volunteer firefighter training

Oregon is served by more than 13,000 career and volunteer firefighters who are members of more than 300 fire departments and fire protection districts across the state. Approximately 80% of Oregon's firefighters are volunteers.

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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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ODVA Announces interest rate decreases on home loans

ODVA Announces interest rate decreases on home loans

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs announced across-the-board interest rate decreases on all new loan applications for its home loan products, yet another sign that 2019 could be a great time to buy a home, especially for Oregon veterans.

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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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Vacant building presents opportunity for innovation at 173rd Fighter Wing [VIDEO]

Vacant building presents opportunity for innovation at 173rd Fighter Wing [VIDEO]

KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. - A recently vacated building is poised to become a valuable resource for the 173rd Fighter Wing and even the Air Force at large. Senior Master Sgt. Nate Morehouse explains that the extra space will allow three different shops to repair aircraft parts needed for the local fleet, as well as the entire F-15C fleet and even other U.S. Air Force airframes. 

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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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Oregon Farm Bureau issues statement on the defeat of HB 2020

Oregon Farm Bureau issues statement on the defeat of HB 2020

SALEM, Ore. - Today Senate Republican Leader Herman Baertschiger Jr. announced that House Bill 2020 is dead and the Oregon State Legislature will finish the 2019 Session this weekend to keep Oregon’s agencies funded. The bill will remain dead through sine die on Sunday.

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Campfires Permitted Only in Designated Areas at Crater Lake National Park

Campfires Permitted Only in Designated Areas at Crater Lake National Park

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – Campfires are no longer permitted in the backcountry at Crater Lake National Park. This change comes with the annual update of the Superintendent’s Compendium, a document that details park specific rules and regulations.

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Recreation Report for June 20, 2019 - Big Game Workshops

Recreation Report for June 20, 2019 - Big Game Workshops

Highlights from this week’s Recreation Report include: How to check your controlled hunt draw results, Big game hunting workshops, Three cures for summer trout doldrums, Take the Trout Challenge and help native fish, and the area Fishing Report.

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Hansell Wildfire Legislation Passes the Legislature Unanimously

Hansell Wildfire Legislation Passes the Legislature Unanimously

Salem, Ore. – Yesterday, Senator Bill Hansell (R-Athena), chief sponsor of Senate Bill 290, witnessed its ceremonial signing by Governor Kate Brown along with members of the Oregon Wheat Grower’s League. The legislation makes farmers, ranchers and volunteers immune from civil liabilities resulting from wildfire fighting efforts.

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Notices mailed to 645,000 clients possibly impacted by data breach

Notices mailed to 645,000 clients possibly impacted by data breach

Salem, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Human Services is sending notices by mail to approximately 645,000 clients notifying them that their personal information was compromised during a previously announced January 2019 data breach.

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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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