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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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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Goose 2 Fire burns 150 acres and growing in Modoc County [UPDATED]

Goose 2 Fire burns 150 acres and growing in Modoc County [UPDATED]

Forest, state and local fire crews and 13 aircraft are on scene at the Goose 2 Fire that can be seen from Highway 395 north of Sugar Hill in Modoc County, California, approximately 6 miles south of the Oregon-California border. At last report the fire is 100 acres with no structures threatened. Officials are asking bystanders to please avoid County Road 9 and Fandango Pass Road as there is heavy fire traffic in the area.

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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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Oregon State Police looking for witnesses to fatal hit and run crash [UPDATED]

Oregon State Police looking for witnesses to fatal hit and run crash [UPDATED]

UPDATED: On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, a tip led Oregon State Police Troopers to a residence in Klamath Falls. At the residence Troopers located a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe that is believed to be the vehicle that struck and killed Mr. Rittenhouse on June 15, 2019.

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7-Hour standoff ends with arrest by KCSO Special Response Team

7-Hour standoff ends with arrest by KCSO Special Response Team

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, a 7-hour standoff began following an assault and stabbing of a man in the suburbs of Klamath Falls. The victim, not identified and condition unknown, had been taken to Sky Lakes Medical Center for treatment.

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173rd Fighter Wing to conduct flyovers for Independence Day celebrations

173rd Fighter Wing to conduct flyovers for Independence Day celebrations

KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. -- The 173rd Fighter Wing out of Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. will conduct Independence Day flyovers for ceremonies at locations throughout Oregon and California.

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Delesha & Thun to graduate from the Oregon Public Safety Academy

Delesha & Thun to graduate from the Oregon Public Safety Academy

The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) is pleased to announce the graduation of thirty-eight its 389th Basic Police Class. This class includes two graduates for the Klamath Falls Police Department, Jacob Delesha and Connor Thun.

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KCSO Search and Rescue helps injured hiker in Sky Lakes Wilderness

KCSO Search and Rescue helps injured hiker in Sky Lakes Wilderness

On the morning of Monday, July 1, 2019, the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office was alerted by Klamath County 9-1-1 of an injured hiker near Devils Peak, along the Pacific Crest Trail, in the Sky Lakes Wilderness area.

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Keep it legal and keep it safe

Keep it legal and keep it safe

There are many options available for the purchase of legal fireworks in the Klamath Basin. Gone are the days with a stand on every corner - However, there are several booths and stands used as fundraisers for civic organizations, sports teams, clubs, and more.

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Two outbuildings destroyed in fire near Wiard Park [VIDEO]

Two outbuildings destroyed in fire near Wiard Park [VIDEO]

Today, at 4:05 pm a call came in to Klamath County 9-1-1 regarding a shed fire on Thompson Avenue in Klamath Falls. The small fire quickly spread from one shed to an adjacent shed on the property next door, fully engulfing both structures.

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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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Hikers Rescued from Mt. Thielsen

Hikers Rescued from Mt. Thielsen

DIAMOND LAKE, Ore. - Two hikers were successfully rescued from Mt. Thielsen due to their level of preparedness.

On Friday, June 21, 2019, around 9:00 PM, dispatchers were notified that two SOS signals were being sent from Garmin inReach personal locator devices. Dispatchers were provided information regarding the two individuals who were registered with the devices. 

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Road Construction for the Week of June 24

Road Construction for the Week of June 24

Road construction season is in full swing. Here are this weeks area projects from the City of Klamath Falls Public Works, Klamath County Public Works and Oregon Department of Transportation. Please remember to slow down for flaggers and construction zones. 

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Fatal crash on 140 involving road construction worker [UPDATED]

Fatal crash on 140 involving road construction worker [UPDATED]

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at approximately 8:32 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle on Highway 140 East near milepost 8, and the easternmost Pine Grove Road intersection.

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