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
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
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 email@example.com or 503-693-5736 to be considered for the study.Read More
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.
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
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
For the first time in the 2018-19 winter snow season, several inches of snow has blanketed the Klamath Basin and continues to fall at the time of this update. Reports are coming in from various points in the Basin, ranging from 3 to 6 inches of the freshly fallen snow.Read More
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
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
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 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
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
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Smoke intrusion from regional wildfires has created hazardous air quality concerns in Klamath County. Public Health encourages Klamath County residents to take precautions to avoid health problems during hot, smoky conditions.Read More
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
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 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
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
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
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
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