SCSO Probes double homicide in Dorris area

SCSO Probes double homicide in Dorris area

On Monday, October 14, 2019, at about 2:05 a.m., Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) deputies and a sergeant responded to a call of a possible robbery involving a shooting in the Dorris area.  The California Highway Patrol (CHP) originally received an emergency “9-1-1” call that reported two people were shot during a robbery in the area of “Big Stump” and Dorris-Brownell Road, a rural, isolated, mountainous area located approximately 3 miles northwest of the City of Dorris, commonly referred to as Pleasant Valley Highlands. 

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Road Construction near Medicine Lake and Lava Beds

Road Construction near Medicine Lake and Lava Beds

ALTURAS, Calif. — Road construction begins this week on Forest Road 49 connecting the Lava Beds National Monument and the Medicine Lake Recreation Area on the Modoc National Forest.

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PSA: As the temperature drops the risk of heating fires increase

PSA: As the temperature drops the risk of heating fires increase

The cooler temperatures this week serve as a reminder that winter is approaching. Winter brings with it, the highest number of home fires, more than any other time of year!  Heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires in the United States, and accounted for 45,900 fires from 2013 to 2015.

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Dorris-Area traffic stops net illicit drugs & gun [CORRECTED]

Dorris-Area traffic stops net illicit drugs & gun [CORRECTED]

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, two deputies from the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) made two separate early morning traffic stops in the Dorris area, which resulted in the seizure of illicit drugs and one firearm. 

One enforcement action resulted in a short pursuit, a possible attempted assault with a deadly weapon with a vehicle against a deputy, and injuries to one driver who attempted to flee by jumping from a moving rental truck in motion.

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Skyline is the conference to beat this season

Skyline is the conference to beat this season

It may only be the second week of the 2019 high school football season, but the Skyline is proving early that it is the conference to beat in the OSAA 4A. Three of the top five teams in the 4A are from the Skyline – North Valley #1, Henley #2, and Mazama #5. Phoenix and Klamath Union hold #14 and #16 respectively.

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Traffic stop near Klamath Falls leads to 235-month sentence to Eastern Oregon man for trafficking meth

Traffic stop near Klamath Falls leads to 235-month sentence to Eastern Oregon man for trafficking meth

PORTLAND, Ore. - Abel Lomas Murillo, 26, of Weston, Oregon, was sentenced today to 235 months in federal prison and five years’ supervised release for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. Murillo previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine on April 15, 2019.

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Gopher Fire: Firefighters Continue to Focus on Improving Containment Lines

Gopher Fire: Firefighters Continue to Focus on Improving Containment Lines

PROSPECT, Ore. - Firefighters continue to focus on improving containment lines on the west and southwest flanks. The damp weather over the last several days may have opened an opportunity for firefighters to build fire line directly against or near the fire's perimeter on the south flank.

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Gopher Fire: Damp and cool weather allow for moderate fire behavior

Gopher Fire: Damp and cool weather allow for moderate fire behavior

Located in the Sky Lakes Wilderness, approximately 11 miles east of Prospect, the Gopher Fire is currently 340 acres and is the result of 5 small fires that burned together after the lightning storm that moved through the area September 5th.

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Butte Valley drug bust, nets $5.5M worth of illicit marijuana

Butte Valley drug bust, nets $5.5M worth of illicit marijuana

On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) coordinated a series of counter-drug operations, seizing 610 very large, mature, illegal marijuana plants in the Butte Valley area of Siskiyou County, southwest of Macdoel, California.

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At least 95 fires burning in the region, largest at 5,000 acres

At least 95 fires burning in the region, largest at 5,000 acres

At least 95 lighting caused wildfire fires are burning in the Southern Oregon and Northern California region. The largest fire is the Lone Fire in the Modoc National Forest at 5,000 acres. Depending on the amount of moisture associated with the thunderstorms and the vegetation types on the ground, it can take several days for the smoke to become visible from a lightning-caused wildfire. Firefighters may be responding to new starts and holdovers throughout the weekend and early into next week.

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Lower Klamath Lake NWR to begin receiving water from Klamath Project

Lower Klamath Lake NWR to begin receiving water from Klamath Project

On September 4th, Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge began receiving 50 cubic feet per second (cfs) of Klamath Project Supply through Ady Canal, operated by Klamath Drainage District.  This delivery, on top of water already being provided, comes at a critical time for fall waterfowl migration, and has become available through extensive coordination and efforts by Klamath Project irrigators.

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Rescuers help stranded mountain climber and hikers

Rescuers help stranded mountain climber and hikers

On Saturday, August 31, 2019 the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) received a call from a female stating her climbing partner, later identified as Mr. Carlos Flores, 24, from Baha California, Mexico, fell while climbing on Mount Shasta and was unconscious at or near the 11,000 feet level of the mountain.  He reportedly fell on Casaval Ridge in the area of Red Banks.

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Protection proposed for rare bumblebee found only in Southern Oregon & Northern California

Protection proposed for rare bumblebee found only in Southern Oregon & Northern California

Southern Oregon – Franklin’s bumblebee has the smallest geographic range of any bumblebee species in North America. The hills of southwest Oregon and northern California are where this elusive bee calls home. Although it has always been hard to spot, the bee has not been observed in its native habitat since 2006.

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Siskiyou County Search and Rescue rescue climbers on Mount Shasta

Siskiyou County Search and Rescue rescue climbers on Mount Shasta

On Thursday, August 15, 2019 the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) responded to two incidents on Mount Shasta involving injured or endangered mountain climbers stranded after mishaps left them imperiled at high elevations and in need of rescue. 

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Social Security Administration 'scam' alert

Social Security Administration 'scam' alert

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) is warning the public to be on guard against scam phone calls from those who falsely claim to be from the Social Security Administration or a local, state or federal law enforcement agency.

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KRRC and Kiewit name RES as lead restoration contractor on Klamath Dam removal project

KRRC and Kiewit name RES as lead restoration contractor on Klamath Dam removal project

KLAMATH BASIN – Today, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC), along with lead contractor Kiewit, continue progress toward fulfilling the terms of the Amended Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA) dam removal and restoring a free-flowing Klamath River by selecting Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC (RES) as project restoration sub-contractor.

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Cy Phillips, citizen scientist

Cy Phillips, citizen scientist

Driving south along Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway on the western edge of Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, 77-year-old Cy Phillips scans the landscape on a cold, cloudy March morning. He is looking for an old oak tree blown down during a recent storm.

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