Moore Park RX burn today

Moore Park RX burn today

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The Oregon Department of Forestry in conjunction with Klamath County Fire District #1, US Forest Service, and City of Klamath Falls Parks Department plan to conduct a prescribed fire within the boundaries of Moore Park beginning Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

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NFWF Awards More Than $350,000 in Project Support to Benefit Endangered Fish in Upper Klamath Lake

NFWF Awards More Than $350,000 in Project Support to Benefit Endangered Fish in Upper Klamath Lake

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced $350,939 in funding to improve the health and water quality of Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon to benefit two federally protected species of sucker and other native fish.

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Protecting the Pacific Fisher

Protecting the Pacific Fisher

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have signed an agreement that will enhance protections for the Pacific fisher on nearly 184,000 acres of land owned by the Oregon Board of Forestry. This includes the Santiam, Gilchrist and Sun Pass state forests as well as other Board of Forestry land in Lane, Douglas, Coos and Josephine counties.

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‘Persistence yields results’

‘Persistence yields results’

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – On Monday, October 7, 2019, representatives from the National Weather Service visited Crater Lake National Park to celebrate 100 years of weather observation with a brief ceremony held near the historic Crater Lake Lodge.

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Fall open burning window announced

Fall open burning window announced

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Twice each year there are open burn windows that allow Klamath County residents the opportunity to burn yard waste. Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) just announced the 2019 Fall open burning window. It begins at 8:00 AM on Saturday, October 12, and ends at 5:00 PM Sunday, October 27.

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All about mountain biking

All about mountain biking

Shasta Elementary School sixth-grader Emilee Mitchell had just climbed a 1-1/2-mile hill on a mountain bike, but she was grinning as she braked for a water stop.

“It was awesome,” she exclaimed. “Hard, but awesome.”

Her next two miles would be downhill, and she was ready to go.

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Domestic violence awareness run scheduled for October 19

Domestic violence awareness run scheduled for October 19

KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. – Marta’s House is partnering with the 173rd Fighter Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team to host a  “Race to Zero for Domestic Violence” 2K and 5K run/walk on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 2:00 pm at the Klamath Falls Regional Airport.  This is a free event.

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Upper Klamath Lake recreational use health advisory lifted

Upper Klamath Lake recreational use health advisory lifted

Water monitoring has confirmed that the level of cyanotoxins (harmful algae toxins) in Upper Klamath Lake are below recreational guideline values for human exposure. However, officials advise recreational visitors to be alert to signs of cyanobacterial (harmful algae) blooms, because blooms can develop and disappear on any lake through the season.

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NWS to recognize Crater Lake NP for 100-years of weather observation

NWS to recognize Crater Lake NP for 100-years of weather observation

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – On Monday, October 7, 2019, representatives from the National Weather Service will be at Crater Lake National Park to celebrate 100 years of weather observation.  There will be a brief ceremony on the back porch of Crater Lake Lodge at 1:00 PM.  All are welcome to attend.   

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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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ADA Accessible destination playground coming to Moore Park

ADA Accessible destination playground coming to Moore Park

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Healthy Klamath in partnership with the City of Klamath Falls is currently in the process of planning an exciting new custom-designed community playground project to be completed in Spring 2021. The new 20,000 square foot playground will replace the current play equipment located next to the tennis courts in Moore Park.

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Part of Cold Springs Rd open for firewood cutting

Part of Cold Springs Rd open for firewood cutting

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Starting today the Klamath Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest is opening a section of Forest Road 3651, commonly known as Cold Springs Road, as a Special Firewood Cutting Area.

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Klamath Basin Oktoberfest is the start of a special community tradition

Klamath Basin Oktoberfest is the start of a special community tradition

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - It's official, this last Saturday it quickly became clear that Bill Collier Ice Arena was the place to be if you were in Klamath Falls, maybe Oregon for that matter. KCEDA (Klamath County Economic Development Association) kicked off their first annual Klamath Basin Oktoberfest, and over 2,500 attendees later, it is fair to assume the event was a massive success for both the organization and overall community.

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Solar-Powered air quality monitor installed at Oregon Tech

Solar-Powered air quality monitor installed at Oregon Tech

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - A fully solar-powered air monitoring station has been installed on the Oregon Institute of Technology's (Oregon Tech) Klamath Falls campus, complementing the work currently being done by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to monitor air quality in the Klamath Basin.

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This autumn may see more controlled burns in Oregon

This autumn may see more controlled burns in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — Cool, rainy weather across much of the state has allowed the first controlled burns to be lit in parts of Oregon. New rules governing smoke may allow more of these burns than in the past. Oregon Department of Forestry officials believe increasing the amount of burning will help landowners reduce the public safety risk from the buildup of fuels in forests, and improve forest health.

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Benefit for the Basin raises $183,000

Benefit for the Basin raises $183,000

When the tire smoke cleared, this year’s event at the Klamath County Fairgrounds marked biggest attendance, most cars, and best fundraising yet. The Klamath County Event Center, Stillwell Arena, and Butler Barn were all jammed full of show cars. Spectators came to see their favorite cars, watch drag races, and eat great food. Together the community raised over $183,000.

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Fremont National Recreation Trail is focus for National Public Lands Day

Fremont National Recreation Trail is focus for National Public Lands Day

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Volunteers interested in participating in National Public Lands Day are invited to join the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District and the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) for a day of trail work.

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Lessons in the Woods

Lessons in the Woods

Gadge Riffle carefully put the seedling in the hole and covered it with dirt before packing the ground around the new tree with his feet.

“I planted a tree!” he told his sixth-grade teacher, Jason Dornhecker, as the class walked along a path in the woods, adding, “Well, I know they’ll unplant it and plant it again so they can show the others how to do it.”

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