Walden shares concerns on lung illnesses tied to e-cigarettes [VIDEO]

Walden shares concerns on lung illnesses tied to e-cigarettes [VIDEO]

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) delivered remarks at an Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing, “Sounding the Alarm: The Public Health Threats of E-Cigarettes.”

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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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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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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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Trump Administration to pull Kingsley Field construction project funding for border wall [UPDATED]

Trump Administration to pull Kingsley Field construction project funding for border wall [UPDATED]

Today, The Trump Administration announced a decision to divert billions of dollars of funding from military construction projects across the country to be used on the border wall. Two projects at Kingsley Field totaling $10 million are on the chopping block. $2.5 million in fuel facility upgrades and an $8 million rifle range.

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Stay alive on the Redwood Highway this Labor Day weekend

Stay alive on the Redwood Highway this Labor Day weekend

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. – Labor Day holiday drivers will see messages directed at raising safety awareness on Redwood Highway on one of the busiest travel holidays of the year.

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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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Structure fire tonight on Lakeview Ranger District office compound

Structure fire tonight on Lakeview Ranger District office compound

Lakeview, Ore. – A fire was discovered early this evening in a warehouse building on the Fremont-Winema National Forest Lakeview Ranger District Office compound. The fire was first reported at 7:41 p.m.  The cause is under investigation and the fire marshal is on the way.

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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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Bend area resident dies as a result of head on crash on US97

Bend area resident dies as a result of head on crash on US97

On Thursday July 18, 2019 Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle head on fatal crash on Highway 97 near milepost 197 in Klamath County. The investigation revealed that a white 2005 Jeep Liberty was traveling southbound on Highway 97 and for unknown reasons, drifted onto the southbound shoulder.  The operator of the Jeep reportedly overcorrected, and…

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Southern Oregon colleges and universities work together on student success

Southern Oregon colleges and universities work together on student success

Ashland, Ore) — Collaboration to benefit the region’s students and economy is continuing this month as the new Southern Oregon Higher Education Consortium holds two separate meetings for academic and enrollment leaders.

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Walden applauds presidential signing of legislation to help Vet's in rural Oregon

Walden applauds presidential signing of legislation to help Vet's in rural Oregon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today released a statement applauding President Trump after he signed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 into law. The bill includes a provision coauthored by Walden, which would ensure that veterans in rural Oregon no longer face backlogs and needless delays when seeking to buy a home using the benefits they earned through their service.

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PCT Hiker Rescued After Activating Distress Signal on Mt. Thielsen

PCT Hiker Rescued After Activating Distress Signal on Mt. Thielsen

Diamond Lake, Ore. - On Monday, June 17, 2019, at about 12:30 pm, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office was notified of a distress signal from a SPOT locator device. The location of the distress beacon was indicating an area of the Pacific Crest Trail on Mt.Thielsen. 

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Reducing risk of wildfire Pacific Power may cut electricity in high-risk areas during extreme conditions

Reducing risk of wildfire Pacific Power may cut electricity in high-risk areas during extreme conditions

As wildfires become more frequent and intense throughout the West, protecting the communities we serve from this increasing threat, while providing safe, reliable power, is our highest priority. We are building on our work over past years to strengthen our system and implement additional safety measures to reduce wildfire risks.

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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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