Pacific Power Foundation awards Friends of Ella Redkey Pool $3500 grant

Pacific Power Foundation awards Friends of Ella Redkey Pool $3500 grant

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The $3500 grant will help fund construction of a multi-purpose shelter that will serve as an outdoor classroom and gathering space for the community.

The shelter will facilitate a variety of aquatic programs and help extend the outdoor season at Ella Redkey Pool by offering a heating element inside the open-air shelter. The space will offer a cool, shaded place to escape on hot summer days and a warm place to gather on cooler fall and spring nights.

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Crater Lake NP to host annual 'Ride the Rim'

Crater Lake NP to host annual 'Ride the Rim'

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – Crater Lake National Park, in partnership with Discover Klamath, will host the seventh annual Ride the Rim days on September 14 and 21, 2019. On these consecutive Saturdays, the event will take place from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. East Rim Drive from North Junction to Park Headquarters will be closed to motorized vehicles from 10:00 PM Friday (September 13th and 20th) night before the event to 6:00 PM Saturday (September 14th and 21st) to allow for nonmotorized recreation including biking, hiking, and running. The event is free, but normal park entrance fees apply.

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Order deadline for Veterans Memorial bricks approaches

Order deadline for Veterans Memorial bricks approaches

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - September 27, 2019, has been set as the deadline for the Klamath Falls Veterans Memorial, Fall Brick Order. Bricks dedicated to military veterans will be placed at the memorial by Veterans Day.

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Gopher Fire: Firefighters Continue to Focus on Improving Containment Lines

Gopher Fire: Firefighters Continue to Focus on Improving Containment Lines

PROSPECT, Ore. - Firefighters continue to focus on improving containment lines on the west and southwest flanks. The damp weather over the last several days may have opened an opportunity for firefighters to build fire line directly against or near the fire's perimeter on the south flank.

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Gopher Fire: Damp and cool weather allow for moderate fire behavior

Gopher Fire: Damp and cool weather allow for moderate fire behavior

Located in the Sky Lakes Wilderness, approximately 11 miles east of Prospect, the Gopher Fire is currently 340 acres and is the result of 5 small fires that burned together after the lightning storm that moved through the area September 5th.

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Annual golf tournament raises $10,800 for local charity

Annual golf tournament raises $10,800 for local charity

On August 9, 2019, Diamond Home Improvement held its annual Customer Appreciation Golf Tournament raising $10,800 for Solid Ground Equine Assisted Activities & Therapy Center (Solid Ground EAATC) located in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

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At least 95 fires burning in the region, largest at 5,000 acres

At least 95 fires burning in the region, largest at 5,000 acres

At least 95 lighting caused wildfire fires are burning in the Southern Oregon and Northern California region. The largest fire is the Lone Fire in the Modoc National Forest at 5,000 acres. Depending on the amount of moisture associated with the thunderstorms and the vegetation types on the ground, it can take several days for the smoke to become visible from a lightning-caused wildfire. Firefighters may be responding to new starts and holdovers throughout the weekend and early into next week.

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Lower Klamath Lake NWR to begin receiving water from Klamath Project

Lower Klamath Lake NWR to begin receiving water from Klamath Project

On September 4th, Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge began receiving 50 cubic feet per second (cfs) of Klamath Project Supply through Ady Canal, operated by Klamath Drainage District.  This delivery, on top of water already being provided, comes at a critical time for fall waterfowl migration, and has become available through extensive coordination and efforts by Klamath Project irrigators.

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Rescuers help stranded mountain climber and hikers

Rescuers help stranded mountain climber and hikers

On Saturday, August 31, 2019 the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) received a call from a female stating her climbing partner, later identified as Mr. Carlos Flores, 24, from Baha California, Mexico, fell while climbing on Mount Shasta and was unconscious at or near the 11,000 feet level of the mountain.  He reportedly fell on Casaval Ridge in the area of Red Banks.

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Fiber art by Liz Hubbard in Modoc Gallery

Fiber art by Liz Hubbard in Modoc Gallery

Ancient rock art seen at various places in the Upper Klamath Basin and other regions of the West are the inspiration for fiber art works created by Liz Hubbard of Bonanza.

“I fell in love with the petroglyphs in Petrified Forest National Park and began a quest to see all the rock art I could find,” Hubbard says. “I joined groups on Facebook with like-minded petroglyph lovers, and I bought a small library about rock art.”

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Visitor ordered to pay damages after illegally driving vehicle off-road at Crater Lake NP

Visitor ordered to pay damages after illegally driving vehicle off-road at Crater Lake NP

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – In July 2018, Evan Metz of Grants Pass, Oregon drove over three miles in the Pumice Desert causing significant resource damage. The soil and vegetation were disturbed throughout the area, and in the location where he drove around in circles while a friend took pictures, the disturbance exceeded 12 inches in depth and caused widespread vegetation mortality.

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Museum offers homestead tour

Museum offers homestead tour

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – An auto tour of homesteads in the Hildebrand area will be offered by the Klamath County Museum at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.

The free tour will begin at the site of the Farm Country Festival, which occurs on the same weekend. To reach the festival site, take Highway 140 East past Dairy to mile post 22 at Bliss Road, and follow signs from there.

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Heat wave coming, six tips to stay cool and save energy & money

Heat wave coming, six tips to stay cool and save energy & money

Temperatures will rise on Tuesday with continued hot weather on Wednesday. High temperatures are expected to reach the 100’s for inland valleys west of the Cascades and reach the mid 90s for valleys east of the Cascades.

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'Partners in the Park' educates students in service ans stewardship

'Partners in the Park' educates students in service ans stewardship

Since 2018 Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” associate professor Christopher Syrnyk, Ph.D., has been working with Crater Lake National Park (CRLA) on a National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) project for their Partners in the Parks committee. Created as NCHC service/stewardship projects to encourage experiential learning and community building in the nation’s national parks, Partners in the Parks provides many students who are sometimes unable to go on a study abroad learning experience another opportunity, which is more affordable, for a meaningful learning and travel experience.

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Ride the Rim 2019, seeking volunteers

Ride the Rim 2019, seeking volunteers

Klamath Falls, Ore. - Crater Lake National Park, in partnership with Discover Klamath, will host the annual Ride the Rim days September 14 and 21, 2019. On these consecutive Saturdays, East Rim Drive from North Junction to Park Headquarters will be closed to motorized vehicles from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to allow for non-motorized recreation including biking, hiking, and running.

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27 Year old male drowns at Cleetwood Cove [UPDATED]

27 Year old male drowns at Cleetwood Cove [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Officials from Crater Lake National Park have identified the 27 year old male that drowned at Cleetwood Cove on Sunday.

Crater Lake, Ore. – At approximately 4:40 PM on Sunday, August 18th, the park received a call that a 27 year old male had jumped off a small rock cliff at Cleetwood Cove but had not resurfaced.

People on scene immediately threw out a life ring and staff from the Crater Lake Hospitality park boat tour operation went to the area in a small boat to help with the search. Park staff mobilized quickly and responded to the location, over one mile down the Cleetwood Trail.

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Protection proposed for rare bumblebee found only in Southern Oregon & Northern California

Protection proposed for rare bumblebee found only in Southern Oregon & Northern California

Southern Oregon – Franklin’s bumblebee has the smallest geographic range of any bumblebee species in North America. The hills of southwest Oregon and northern California are where this elusive bee calls home. Although it has always been hard to spot, the bee has not been observed in its native habitat since 2006.

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