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Oregon turns 160 on Valentine’s Day

February 14th is not only Valentine’s Day, it also marks Oregon’s birthday! The Beaver State turns 160 years old this Thursday. Oregon was officially admitted into the Union in 1859. As the 33rd state, Britain never fully governed Oregon. From its rushing …

Crater Lake set to reopen Monday

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore.–  Crater Lake National Park is set to reopen Monday, Jan. 28 after a partial closure for 35 days due to the government shutdown. As workers return to the park this weekend, main roads are being cleared and employees are …

Locals see slow business as Crater Lake remain shut

CRATER LAKE, Ore.– With the ongoing government shutdown, one issue making headlines across the nation is the toll the shutdown is taking on national parks. In California and Oregon, parks have been forced to partially or completely close – some plagued by sanitation …

Crater Lake National Park services shut down

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. – If you’re considering heading to Crater Lake National Park, the park entrance is about as far as you’re likely to get with your vehicle. All facilities in the park have been shut down, including restrooms. While …

Crater Lake ceremony welcomes new citizens to U.S.

CRATER LAKE, Ore.– On a mildly smoky morning at Watchman Overlook in Crater Lake National Park, 12 foreign-born candidates became new citizens of the United States during a naturalization ceremony Saturday. Considered a special ceremony held at the location once per year, …

Fire near Crater Lake 65% contained

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. – Firefighters say they’ve nearly completed a line around the entirety of the Timber Crater 6 Fire burning in Crater Lake National Park. Containment of the 3,125-acre wildfire is now at 65%. 712 fire-fighting personnel continue to …