Suspect Arrested for Recklessly Causing the Klamathon Fire

 Suspect Arrested for Recklessly Causing the Klamathon Fire

Yreka, Ca - CAL FIRE law enforcement officers, in conjunction with the Siskiyou County District Attorney’s Office, arrested an individual for causing the Klamathon Fire on July 5 th , 2018. John Colin Eagle Skoda, 32, was booked into the Siskiyou County Jail on August 23, 2018.

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Public Access at Warner Mountain Obsidian Areas to Continue

Public Access at Warner Mountain Obsidian Areas to Continue

The May 1 opening of the 2018 Warner Mountains obsidian collection season is postponed due to weather and road conditions. All obsidian collections, including personal and commercial, remain closed at this time.

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West Coast Governors Condemn Trump Administration’s Pursuit of Pacific Coast Offshore Drilling

West Coast Governors Condemn Trump Administration’s Pursuit of Pacific Coast Offshore Drilling

Oregon Governor Kate Brown, California Governor Jerry Brown, and Washington Governor Jay Inslee today issued the joint statement below following the announcement that the U.S. Department of Interior will seek to open the Pacific Coast to oil and gas offshore drilling for the first time in decades:
 
“This political decision to open the magnificent and beautiful Pacific coast waters to oil and gas drilling flies in the face of decades of strong opposition on the part of Oregon, Washington, and California – Republicans and Democrats alike.

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Oregon Strike Teams Begin Demobilizing from California Wildfires

Oregon Strike Teams Begin Demobilizing from California Wildfires

All 15 OSFM strike teams that have been assisting with battling the California wildfires for the past two weeks have begun demobilizing and will head back to their home stations beginning today.

The strike teams have assisted with a number of fires since their deployments earlier this month. In the past week, all of the strike teams have been assisting with the Thomas Fire burning near Ventura, California. The California Office of Emergency Services reports that the Thomas Fire is at 271,750 acres and at 50% containment.

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Basin Adventure: Crystal Ice Cave Tours

Basin Adventure: Crystal Ice Cave Tours

Crystal Ice Cave contains some of the most spectacular ice formations among Lava Beds' many caves. Because of the sensitive nature of this cave's formations and its cold environment, Crystal Ice Cave is open to park visitors only on small ranger-guided tours during the winter months.

Tours of no more than six visitors (ages 12 years and older) are offered every Saturday at 1:00 pm from January through March and last 3+ hours.

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Oregon Strike Teams Assist with California Wildfire

Oregon Strike Teams Assist with California Wildfire

The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal, through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, has activated its Agency Operations Center and deployed 15 strike teams with equipment and personnel who are now actively engaged in assisting with the wildfires in California.

All Oregon resources have been assigned to either the Thomas Fire (seven Oregon strike teams) burning near Ventura, California, or the Creek Fire (eight Oregon strike teams) burning near Sylmar, California. They are very busy currently working on their assignments. Total Oregon deployment: 269 personnel and 75 apparatus.

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Zinke Recommends Modifications to the Boundary of Cascade-Siskiyou

Zinke Recommends Modifications to the Boundary of Cascade-Siskiyou

Today, in accordance with President Donald J. Trump’s April 26, 2017, Executive Order (EO), U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke released the final report outlining recommendations he made to the President on some national monument designaons under the Antiquities Act.

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