A Count of Structures Destroyed by Fire

NEAR SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. — For the first time since the Moccasin Hill fire broke out near Sprague River, we’re getting an accurate number of how many structures have been destroyed. The Oregon Department of Forestry said the count is up to 33, many of those structures being homes. They said the homes were destroyed … Continue reading »

Moccasin Hill Fire Now 15% Contained

SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. — The smoke that filled the sky above Sprague River Monday was mostly gone a day later. Progress on the Moccasin Hill Fire has picked up as more than 400 firefighters are on scene and containment moves to double digits. “Right now, we’re not expecting this fire to turn back on itself … Continue reading »

Moccasin Fire 15 Percent Contained

NEAR SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. — A lot has changed in the past 24 hours on the Moccasin Hill Fire. Fire officials said that both smoke and fire activity has greatly decreased. The fire has been lined but sits at only 15 percent containment. All mandatory evacuations have been lifted. The acreage has been reduced to … Continue reading »

Moccasin Hill Fire Forces Evacuations

NEAR SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. — While fire crews work to contain the Moccasin Hill Fire, hot spots continue to burn near evacuated areas. The sky above Sprague River which was clear Sunday afternoon, is now filled with smoke, helicopters and air tankers. “I’d seen how far the fire was so I went back home and … Continue reading »

White River Fire Burns 570 Acres

NEAR PINE GROVE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) is reporting this morning that firefighters working overnight on the 570-acre White River Fire extinguished remaining hot spots inside of the fire’s perimeter. The White River Fire started Saturday afternoon in the White River Wild & Scenic area, 12 miles west of Tygh Valley. … Continue reading »

2,900 Acres Burned; Homes Evacuated

NEAR SPRAGUE RIVER, Ore. – Crews are responding to a wildfire out near Lakeview. The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership says the Moccasin Hill Fire has grown to over 2,900 acres and is destroying an unknown amount of residences and other structures in the Mocassin Hill Subdivision. The wildfire broke out around 2 p.m. … Continue reading »

First Dog Park Opens in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A new public dog park is set to open this Saturday at 9 a.m. It’s located along the OC&E Trail in Klamath Falls. The park is between Crosby Ave. and South Sixth St. and is going to be the first dog park in town. Representatives from Petco and the Ruff House … Continue reading »

Fungus Spreading Through Valley Wheat

CORVALLIS, Ore. –  Wheat farmers in Western Oregon may see a loss in yield this season due to a disease that is spreading through the Willamette Valley. Researchers at Oregon State University say “sharp eyespot,” a fungal disease, is infecting wheat fields throughout the entire valley. “About 2-3 weeks ago, everything should have been green if … Continue reading »

Investigation into Animal Killings

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Animal Control office is releasing information regarding several animals that have been found dead with their skin removed and left in areas where local residents have walking access. The Animal Control office said there’s an on-going investigation into the killing and mutilation of these animals. The areas where the … Continue reading »

Ninkasi to Brew Space Beer

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene brewery is preparing to go where no brewery has gone before. After a year’s worth of planning, Ninkasi is getting ready to prepare a special edition drink — Space Beer. Early next week in Nevada, the brewery will send 16 strains of brewer’s yeast above the Earth’s atmosphere and they’re … Continue reading »

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