Emergency Closure of Two Backcountry Campsites

Emergency Closure of Two Backcountry Campsites

Crater Lake, Ore. – Dutton Creek and Red Cone campsites, located along the Pacific Crest Trail in Crater Lake National Park, have been closed to public use by the park superintendent due to a significant number of hazardous trees that threaten those areas.

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Rim Drive Opens at Crater Lake National Park

Rim Drive Opens at Crater Lake National Park

The entire 33-mile Rim Drive around Crater Lake is now open for the season, as are all facilities and services with the exception of the 16-site Lost Creek Campground which remains closed at this time.

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ODVA Announces interest rate decreases on home loans

ODVA Announces interest rate decreases on home loans

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs announced across-the-board interest rate decreases on all new loan applications for its home loan products, yet another sign that 2019 could be a great time to buy a home, especially for Oregon veterans.

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Lofton Recreation Area closing for maintenance projects

Lofton Recreation Area closing for maintenance projects

BLY, Ore. – Forest roads accessing the Lofton Recreation Area, including the Lofton and Holbrook Campgrounds and Heart Lake Day Use Area, will be closed from 5 p.m. Monday, July 8 until 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 due to maintenance work.

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Vacant building presents opportunity for innovation at 173rd Fighter Wing [VIDEO]

Vacant building presents opportunity for innovation at 173rd Fighter Wing [VIDEO]

KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. - A recently vacated building is poised to become a valuable resource for the 173rd Fighter Wing and even the Air Force at large. Senior Master Sgt. Nate Morehouse explains that the extra space will allow three different shops to repair aircraft parts needed for the local fleet, as well as the entire F-15C fleet and even other U.S. Air Force airframes. 

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Lake of the Woods Vegetation Project public meeting this Saturday

Lake of the Woods Vegetation Project public meeting this Saturday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – There will be a public meeting Saturday, July 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed Lake of the Woods Vegetation Project on the Klamath Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest.

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Oregon Farm Bureau issues statement on the defeat of HB 2020

Oregon Farm Bureau issues statement on the defeat of HB 2020

SALEM, Ore. - Today Senate Republican Leader Herman Baertschiger Jr. announced that House Bill 2020 is dead and the Oregon State Legislature will finish the 2019 Session this weekend to keep Oregon’s agencies funded. The bill will remain dead through sine die on Sunday.

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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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Recreation Report for June 20, 2019 - Big Game Workshops

Recreation Report for June 20, 2019 - Big Game Workshops

Highlights from this week’s Recreation Report include: How to check your controlled hunt draw results, Big game hunting workshops, Three cures for summer trout doldrums, Take the Trout Challenge and help native fish, and the area Fishing Report.

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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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Notices mailed to 645,000 clients possibly impacted by data breach

Notices mailed to 645,000 clients possibly impacted by data breach

Salem, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Human Services is sending notices by mail to approximately 645,000 clients notifying them that their personal information was compromised during a previously announced January 2019 data breach.

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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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Wyden Presses Forest Service on Misguided Policy Change, Backlog of Wildfire Prevention Projects in Oregon [VIDEO]

Wyden Presses Forest Service on Misguided Policy Change, Backlog of Wildfire Prevention Projects in Oregon [VIDEO]

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today raised serious concerns about a new U.S. Forest Service proposal to gut environmental rules for forest management projects at a time when there’s a serious backlog of wildfire prevention work.

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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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Oregon Minimum Wage increases on July 1

Oregon Minimum Wage increases on July 1

Oregon’s minimum wage increases on July 1, 2019, but the raises won’t be the same across the state. The minimum wage increases to $12.50 per hour inside the Portland urban growth boundary, $11.00 per hour in nonurban counties, and $11.25 in other areas of the state.

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Upcoming prescribed fire activity on the Fremont-Winema National Forest

Upcoming prescribed fire activity on the Fremont-Winema National Forest

Due to recent wet weather, firefighters are able to resume prescribed fire operations on the Fremont-Winema National Forest as conditions allow. 

On the Lakeview Ranger District, work on the West Drews prescribed fire will be continuing starting Saturday, June 8.  Located near Forest Road 3940 and Secret Valley, the goal is to treat up to 600 acres. 

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Commission adopts revised Wolf Plan in 6-1 vote

Commission adopts revised Wolf Plan in 6-1 vote

The Commission adopted a Wolf Plan today at its meeting in Salem in a 6-1 vote after hearing from 44 people who came to testify and reviewing thousands of public comments.

Allowing controlled take (limited regulated hunting and trapping of wolves) was one of the most controversial topics in the new Wolf Plan. The original Plan adopted in 2005 allowed for controlled take only in…

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