Red Flag Warning issued for Klamath Basin

Red Flag Warning issued for Klamath Basin

The National Weather Service in Medford has upgraded the recently announced Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning for the Klamath Basin and the Fremont-Winema National Forest. The warning is in effect from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM PDT Thursday, May 9, 2019.

Read More

Fire Weather Watch issued for the Klamath Basin and Fremont-Winema NF

Fire Weather Watch issued for the Klamath Basin and Fremont-Winema NF

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the Klamath Basin and Fremont-Winema National Fores, which is in effect Thursday afternoon. An unusually warm and dry pattern this afternoon and Wednesday will become even warmer and drier Thursday into the weekend.

Read More

DEQ Offers Free Well Water Testing in Klamath Basin

DEQ Offers Free Well Water Testing in Klamath Basin

Klamath Falls, OR — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is offering free well water testing in the Klamath Basin as part of a groundwater quality study. Interested well users can contact DEQ at groundwater.monitoring@deq.state.or.us or 503-693-5736 to be considered for the study. 

Read More

Heavy Mountain Snow in Cascades & Siskiyous Expected

Heavy Mountain Snow in Cascades & Siskiyous Expected

Winter Storm Watch upgraded to Winter Storm Warning
A storm with a significant amount of moisture will bring moderate to heavy mountain snow to the Cascades, mountains in Western Siskiyou County, and possibly portions of the East Side Saturday night into at least Monday morning.

Read More

Winter Weather Advisory for Klamath and Lake Counties

Winter Weather Advisory for Klamath and Lake Counties

The National Weather Service of Medford, Oregon has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the areas of the Klamath Basin and Lake County from Sunday morning until Monday night.

Travel will be difficult with snow covered and slippery roadways. The hazardous travel could effect both the morning and evening commute. Gusty winds are expected and could cause hazards with blowing and drifting snow.

Read More

Air Stagnation Advisory Issued Through January 3rd

Air Stagnation Advisory Issued Through January 3rd

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued an Air Stagnation Advisory which is in effect from 1 AM Tuesday to 10 PM PST Thursday. Air quality is expected to gradually deteriorate due to limited vertical mixing Tuesday through Friday morning as airborne particulates accumulate.

Read More

Merkley, Wyden Announce Final Passage of Provisions that will Help Klamath Basin Farmers

Merkley, Wyden Announce Final Passage of Provisions that will Help Klamath Basin Farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced final passage of the Water Resources Development Act, which includes drought relief language to assist Klamath Basin farmers who have been hard-hit by drought in recent years. The language is essential for the irrigators to effectively use $10 million in drought relief funds that the lawmakers secured in 2018.

Read More

Walden Secures Drought Relief for Klamath Basin in Upcoming Legislation

Walden Secures Drought Relief for Klamath Basin in Upcoming Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today announced that he has secured drought relief for Klamath Basin irrigators in legislation that the House of Representatives will consider this week.  Walden included a provision in the Water Resources Development Act that authorizes $10 million annually for four years to the Bureau of Reclamation to implement needed drought relief measures for the $181 million dollar agriculture economy in the Klamath Basin.

Read More

Weekend Planner for August 16, 2018

Weekend Planner for August 16, 2018

We are quickly coming to the end of summer, but the fun has not stopped. This weekend there are many activities happening at Collier State Park in Chiloquin, including “Hike with a Biologist.” Junior Ranger Day takes over the Lava Beds and a Suicide Prevention Event is at the Klamath County Fairgrounds.

Read More

Red Flag Warning Today [8/16/18] for Abundant Lightning

Red Flag Warning Today [8/16/18] for Abundant Lightning

RED FLAG WARNING in effect from 11:00am this morning to 11:00pm this evening for portions for fire weather zones 617, 623, 624, and 625 for abundant lightning on dry fuels.

Main areas impacted will be near the Cascade crest from Crater Lake northward and east of Toketee Falls, then eastward across northern Klamath and Lake Counties down to about Hart Mountain Wildlife Refuge.

Read More

Weekend Planner for August 10-12, 2018

Weekend Planner for August 10-12, 2018

The dog days of summer & the hot August nights are here. What better way to celebrate than with some good ol’ small town fun. This weekend the Klamath Basin is host to some awesome things to do, Such as: NASA Braille Media Day, Crater Lake Rim Run, Tulelake Shindig Street Fair, and the Community Pool Party.

Read More

Weekend Planner for July 27-29, 2018

Weekend Planner for July 27-29, 2018

This weekend has a lot to offer from the Bonanza BBQ Rib Cookoff to Lake Jam Oregon on Saturday, and don’t forget Hollywood Nights and the Keno Lions Club Annual Steak and Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed.

Read More

Red Flag Warning & Air Quality Alert for July 22nd

Red Flag Warning & Air Quality Alert for July 22nd

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms likely this afternoon and evening, mostly from the Siskiyous south and Cascades east south of Lake of the Woods. Lightning and high fire danger will likely result in new fire starts. Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute to fire spread. Despite rainfall, initial attack resources could be overwhelmed and holdover fires are possible.

Read More

Op-Ed: This Day in the Life of a Klamath Project Farmer

Op-Ed: This Day in the Life of a Klamath Project Farmer

Op-Ed Commentary by, Scott Seus

It was epic. Two mint harvesters working into the sunset, with Mt. Shasta on the horizon and a fiery orange haze in the air. The photographer from the San Francisco Chronicle jumped at the invitation to get on the cab of Terryn’s combine. Combine surfing wasn’t what I had in mind, but I guess when you’re in the moment and you love your job, you go to great measures to achieve your goals.

Read More

Weekend Planner for July 20-22, 2018

Weekend Planner for July 20-22, 2018

This weekend has a lot to offer from the Log Truck Show to the Flapjack Fundraiser for High Altitude Track & Field on Saturday, and don’t forget the Lost River Bluegrass Festival and Crater Lake Stampede happening all weekend long.

Read More

20 Conservation and Agriculture Groups Send Letter to Zinke About Klamath Basin Wildlife Impact

20 Conservation and Agriculture Groups Send Letter to Zinke About Klamath Basin Wildlife Impact

Klamath Falls, Ore. — A coalition of California and Oregon conservation and agricultural groups – including the Family Farm Alliance - today sent a letter to U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke outlining concerns with recent litigation that seeks a preliminary injunction to stop all Klamath Irrigation Project diversions immediately and hold that water in Upper Klamath Lake (UKL).  

Read More

Weekend Planner: July 13-15, 2018

Weekend Planner: July 13-15, 2018

What are your plans for this weekend?  If you are not sure or have not finalized your plans, then you’re in the right place. This weekend has a lot to offer from the Mazama Craft-Rama to the Basin Brew and Q on Saturday, and don’t forget KCAR Tour of Homes all weekend long.

Read More

Weekend Planner for July 6-8, 2018

Weekend Planner for July 6-8, 2018

What are your plans for this weekend?  If you are not sure or have finalized your plans, then you’re in the right place. This weekend has a lot to offer from the First Friday Movies in the Park showing “Cars 3” to the 13th Annual Oregon State Chili Cookoff and don’t forget the Beers for Ben Fundraiser happening all weekend at Mia & Pia’s.

Read More