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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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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Man dies while swimming in quarry [UPDATED]

Man dies while swimming in quarry [UPDATED]

ASHLAND, Ore. - A man died Monday afternoon at a remote swimming area north of Howard Prairie Lake. On June 17, 2019, at 4:10 p.m., dispatch received a 911 call reporting that a juvenile had been found unresponsive in the water at the Keno Rock Quarry, located on Keno Access Road just south of Dead Indian Memorial Road.

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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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16 Lightning fires burning

16 Lightning fires burning

Firefighters confirmed six additional lightning fires yesterday afternoon.  This brings the total to 16 lightning-caused fires with a combined acreage of fewer than five acres as of last night.  The largest fire is 1.5 acres.  There are firefighting resources on all 16 fires.

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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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Simple tips to stay safe during extreme heat conditions

Simple tips to stay safe during extreme heat conditions

Temperatures are expected to climb into at least the mid-90s this week in some parts of Oregon. Health officials are recommending people prevent heat-related illnesses that can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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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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Road Construction for week of June 10

Road Construction for week of June 10

Expected road construction projects by the City of Klamath Falls and Klamath County Public Works Departments for the week of June 10 - including, asphalt, signs, painting, and crack sealing.

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Levee Breach on Lakeshore Drive

Levee Breach on Lakeshore Drive

A breach was discovered by a homeowner in a levee between Lakeshore Drive and Klamath Lake late Tuesday afternoon, June 4. Responders, volunteers, and homeowners worked to fill the large crater with sandbags, concluding operations just before dark.

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Kruise of Klamath expands schedule for 2019 event

Kruise of Klamath expands schedule for 2019 event

The Kruise of Klamath, now in its 14th year, is gearing up for their annual event that brings hundreds of classic cars to Klamath Falls at the end of June. This year’s event has been expanded to four days, June 26-30, with additional events that will showcase more of the area’s attractions.

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Horseback riding to return to Running Y Ranch Resort for third year

Horseback riding to return to Running Y Ranch Resort for third year

Horseback riding returns for the third year at the Running Y Ranch Resort. Saddle up between June 1st and the end of September for a riding adventure that departs from the resort grounds.

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Recreation Report for May 30, 2019 - Free Fishing Weekend

Recreation Report for May 30, 2019 - Free Fishing Weekend

Highlights from this week’s Recreation Report include: Free fishing weekend area hot spots, Southeast Oregon fishing report, How to hunt for deer and elk, and the Native trout challenge.

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Riding the trails [VIDEO]

Riding the trails [VIDEO]

What’s the best thing about mountain biking? Just ask sixth-graders Clem Pine and Brayden Waggener.

“Definitely going downhill,” Clem said. “It was scary, but fun.”

Brayden agreed, but said he also liked learning how to ride uphill. “When you’re going uphill, just shift into a lower gear and keep pedaling,” he said, adding, “I used to be one of those kids who just stayed in one gear.”

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Baldwin Hotel, Fort Klamath museums opening May 25

Baldwin Hotel, Fort Klamath museums opening May 25

The Baldwin Hotel and Fort Klamath museums will open for the summer season on Saturday, May 25. Living history demonstrations will be presented Saturday and Sunday at the Fort Klamath Museum, 51400 Highway 62, on the way to Crater Lake National Park. Civil War re-enactors, pioneer women and horse owners will be on the grounds. Gates open at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free admission!

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