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07 August 2013

Crews Battle Lightning-Caused Fires as Thunderstorms Loom

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

On top of the wildfires already burning in Southern Oregon, lightning sparked about 16 more fires in the early hours of Wednesday morning as a thunderstorm rolled through. Officials said crews are w ...

07 August 2013

More Than Just Firefighters Fighting Fires

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We all know there are thousands of firefighters on the front lines battling the flames.But behind the scenes another very important operation is happening."It's definitely a vital part of the firefi ...

07 August 2013

Pet Talk Pet of The Week: August 7th

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  This week's pet is Quince.   Quince is a one year old male Pomeranian Mix who is a really cool dog. He'd be great for just about any home, she's great with kids, loves to play fetch, but will al ...

07 August 2013

Three New Fires Sparked By Lightning in Jackson County

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Crews with the Oregon Department of Forestry are working on three new fires in Jackson county that were reportedly sparked by lightning early Wednesday morning. The first grass fire was called in ju ...

06 August 2013

19-Yr-Old Firefighter Dies in Water Tender Accident

Written by Christine Pitawanich, Posted in Local

Tragedy hit on the fire line Tuesday morning. 19-year-old Jesse Trader was killed when around 7:20 Tuesday morning officials said the water tender truck he was driving hit an embankment, slid, then ...

06 August 2013

Pacific Power Official Reply

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Following is the official response from Pacific Power in relation to Klamath Falls feasibility study into a city owned electric utility district. "We received the report this morning and will offer ...

06 August 2013

Getting the Railroads Back on Track

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The rail lines have many areas that have been damaged by the Rabbit Mountain fire which is part of the Douglas Complex fire.   This has put a stop to transporting lumber using the rail lines.Somet ...

06 August 2013

Fatal Crash Confirmed Related To 'Big Windy' Complex

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Update (3:29pm): A press release has confirmed that a firefighter working the Big Windy Complex was involved in a fatal accident this morning. According to the press release the firefighter, 19 year ...

06 August 2013

Public Comment Taken For Ashland Livestock Proposal

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Public comment will be taken Tuesday night at the Ashland City Council meeting, regarding the keeping of bees and livestock within city limits.Under a new proposal, residents can keep three bee hive ...

05 August 2013

More Thunderstorms on the Way

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There's a lot of uncertainties where the weather is concerned."I wish we had more certainty and we could just tell people its more difficult then even a winter storm," says Meterologist Ryan Sandler ...