Oregon Trails: 1864 Treaty

(OREGON TRAILS) – It was 150 years ago today that a treaty was signed with Indians in what is now known as the Klamath Basin, impacting politics and relations to this day. Todd Kepple, manager of the Klamath County Museum, explains, “When the government first asked the Klamath tribes what land they felt they were entitled to, … Continue reading »

Sheriff Meets with DHS About Fraud

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Last month the Klamath County Sheriff’s office made a handful of unrelated arrests in which each of the suspects had things in common, including large amounts of drugs and Oregon Trail Cards. It was those arrests that prompted a meeting Monday morning with the Department of Human Services. “56 convictions, toting … Continue reading »

Sheriff’s Action on Oregon Trail Fraud

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Sheriff is sending four Oregon Trail cards back to Salem after they were confiscated in recent drug arrests. Four men have been arrested over the past two weeks with four things in common. Each of those men had loaded guns, large amounts of drugs and cash as well … Continue reading »

Wildfire Road Closures and Evacuations

The wildfires burning in Southern Oregon and Northern California has prompted road closures and evacuations. Highway 97 south of Klamath Falls has been closed to wildfire burning south of Oregon-California border along US 97. Oregon department of transportation advises motorists to use I-5. There is a detour at OR (W) 140 in Klamath Falls. Siskiyou County: … Continue reading »

Evacuation for Klamath River Canyon

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Klamath County is issuing a level three evacuation for the Klamath River Canyon. The evacuation is in place from John C. Boyle Dam to the California border.  This includes Topsey Grade Road and Picard Road. Sheriff’s Deputies have been communicating with CAL Fire to put this evacuation in place.  Fire officials … Continue reading »

Launch Fire Causes Campsite Evacuation

[UPDATE: 6:52p.m.] South Central Oregon Fire Management leaders said fire crews are being pulled off the fire lines because of lighting. They said as soon as the situation becomes safe again, the crews will move back in. Fire Management officials said they don’t expect it to grow too much more at this time. There is … 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 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 »

Accidental Death Near Crescent Lake

NEAR CRESCENT LAKE, Ore. — The Oregon State Police (OSP) is completing an investigation into the accidental death of a 72-year old Crescent Lake-area man Thursday evening while trying to cut down a tree on his property. An investigation by OSP troopers and the Chemult Rural Fire Protection District indicated that Eugene Frank Andrews, 72, … Continue reading »

Metal Thieves Get Prison Time

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Two men were sentenced to more than 15 years in prison after being arrested for stealing metal. A Klamath County Circuit Court Judge sentenced Marty Lynn Holloway to 8 years and 11 months in prison for Criminal Racketeering. Holloway was the ringleader of a group of thieves that stole over $100,000.00 … Continue reading »

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