Category Archives: Klamath Falls Herald & News

Bankruptcy filed against Eternal Hills

Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home is being forced into bankruptcy after failing to pay nearly $60,000 in fines imposed last year for the repeated violation of state regulations. On Sept. 13, the Oregon Mortuary and Cemetery Board (OMCB) filed a petition in federal court for involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy against Eternal Hills, which […]
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Don’t feed the deer if you don’t want cougars around | Editorials | 

Cougars aren’t new to the Klamath Basin even though the secretive predators are seldom seen. They don’t have to be seen for people to be aware of them, though. One in the Lynnewood subdivision area — lots of people and homes there — has been sighted and believed to have killed a couple of fawns. […]
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New law makes it way too easy to take guns away from people without cause | Guest Commentary

Our system of government is both unique and powerful with “We The People” being in charge. This is a captivating concept where the people in the United States of America consent to be governed. To bring this concept to the state level, when we dislike the way we are being governed — with unfair laws— […]
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North Pelican Fire Update: 3,450 acres, 25% contained

The North Pelican Fire is currently at 3,450 acres and containment is now at 25%. Crews continue to control and contain spot fires, patrol and mop up fire perimeter on the north side. The priority is to scout and secure lines west of the Cold Springs Trail Head to the wilderness boundary. Source: North Pelican […]
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Forest agencies need to explain more about letting small fires burn | Editorials | 

Wood burns at about 750 degrees and that’s about how hot some people are when they talk about the wildfires burning through the West and why they aren’t put out when they’re small. If they stay small, there’s no problem. If they flare up beyond control, which is happening in Oregon now, that’s a huge […]
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‘Let it burn’ approach to wildfires creating a disaster for our forests | Guest Commentary

When it comes to forest policy the public sphere is often filled with proposals that our wilderness areas need absolute protection from human encroachment. Locally, we see these same ideas flourish with claims that expanding the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument would preserve biodiversity and protect these forests for generations to come. Source: ‘Let it burn’ approach […]
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Billions of dead trees force U.S. fire crews to shift tactics

Vast stands of dead timber in the Western U.S. have forced firefighters to shift tactics, trying to stay out of the shadow of lifeless, unstable trees that could come crashing down with deadly force. About 6.3 billion dead trees are still standing in 11 Western states, up from 5.8 billion five years ago, according to […]
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Toxic algae health advisory issued for all of Upper Klamath Lake

A toxic algae advisory has been issued for all of Upper Klamath Lake by the Oregon Health Authority, according to a news release. The agency previously issued a health advisory for Howard Bay in Upper Klamath Lake July 28, and updated it to include Shoalwater Bay Aug. 8. Source: Toxic algae health advisory issued for […]
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North Pelican Fire Update; information meeting Wednesday

Due to yesterday’s weather conditions the fire grew to approximately 3,400 acres with containment holding at 18 percent. There was fire growth in the north and northwest areas. Firefighters continue to reinforce containment on the fire’s south and east edges to ensure the protection of the community. Fire spread was on the Fremont-Winema National Forest […]
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Land use’s biggest voice soon to tell us just how big the monument will be | Editorials

We’ll soon find out just how big the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon is going to be. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said last week that none of the 27 monuments under review would be eliminated, but that he would recommend changes in boundaries to a “handful” of them. Included will likely be […]
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