Oregon Trails: Nuclear Age

NEAR LAKEVIEW, Ore. — For more than 160 years, talk about mining in Southern Oregon is usually about gold, but 60 years ago, prospectors in Lake County hit pay dirt with a mineral of another kind that helped launch the world into the nuclear age. From the time the first atomic bomb announced the beginning … Continue reading »

Air Quality Warning For Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Barry Point Fire near Lakeview is 100% contained, but smoke from that fire, the Ponderosa Fire in Northern California and others is filtering into the Klamath Basin. At times, it’s putting the air quality into the unhealthy for everyone category. In Klamath Falls, public health officials are urging Klamath County … Continue reading »

Barry Point Fire Update

NEAR LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Crews are making progress on the Fort Complex fires burning south of Applegate Lake. The fires are 20% contained and at last report were around 3,400 acres. In Lake County, the Barry Point Fire has pushed further south into California. It has grown to nearly 60,000 acres and is 25% contained. … Continue reading »

Barry Point Fire Near Lakeview

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Drivers in eastern Oregon are being slowed by a lot of smoke coming off of the Barry Point Fire, burning 22 miles southwest of Lakeview. The Barry Point Fire is currently estimated at 1,700 acres burning on the Fremont-Winema National Forest and private lands. Fire fighters believe it was started by lightning … Continue reading »

Missing Lakeview Plane Found

An airplane, missing for 6 days in eastern Oregon, has been located. Just before 3 p.m. this afternoon, the Oregon Wing of the Civil Air Patrol located the crash site and reported it to Lake County Incident Command. An Oregon National Guard helicopter was dispatched to the scene and confirmed the tail number of the … Continue reading »