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 »

Curry County Sheriff to Step Down

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — After a long fight against budget cuts, and with resources in his department dwindling due to lack of funding, Curry County Sheriff John Bishop said he can’t physically handle it anymore. Bishop announced his is stepping down as sheriff, citing the stress of the funding crisis. Over the past few years, … Continue reading »

Humpty Dumpty Takes Big Fall; Shatters

(CNN) SALEM, Ore. — The saying “Humpty Dumpty took a big fall” is true this morning. The Humpty Dumpty sculpture at the Enchanted Forest in Salem fell from its perch this weekend when two visitors tried to climb the wall. The visitors were trying to take a picture with the well-known exhibit and Humpty accidentally … Continue reading »

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