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Beloved Klamath National Forest fire lookout among McKinney blaze victims

KLAMATH RIVER -- A woman who manned lookout towers for decades in the Klamath National Forest is among the four victims of the fast-moving flames of the McKinney Fire, U.S. Forest Service officials announced Monday.Forest Service officials said Kathy Shoopman died as the fire raced through the community of Klamath River and the nearby forests on July 29-30. "It is with great sadness that we must announce that the Klamath National Forest has lost one of its own," the forest service said in a news release. "Beloved long-time Klamath National Forest Lookout Kathy Shoopman has passed away. Kathy died in her...
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California fires prompt unhealthy air advisory in southern Oregon

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality advisory for Monday and Tuesday in southern Josephine County, including Cave Junction. The warning comes as the McKinney Fire continues to burn near the Oregon and California border. On Monday morning, the fire was reported to be over 60,000 acres and 40% contained.
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DEQ Air Quality Advisory Southern Oregon, Aug. 9

DEQ release – The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality advisory Monday through Tuesday for Southern Josephine County, including Cave Junction, due to smoke from wildfires in Northern California. DEQ expects the air quality advisory to last at least through Tuesday. DEQ and partner agencies will continue to monitor smoke in the area. Parts of Oregon close to active wildfires may also be impacted intermittently by smoke this week, such as Oakridge in eastern Lane County due to fires in the central Cascades.
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McKinney Fire Claimed Long-Time Klamath National Forest Lookout

Kathy Shoopman is one of the four victims who died in the first few days of the McKinney Fire. It is with great sadness that we must announce that the Klamath National Forest has lost one of its own. Beloved long-time Klamath National Forest Lookout Kathy Shoopman has passed away. Kathy died in her home in the community of Klamath River as a result of the McKinney Fire.
KLAMATH, CA
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Several agencies respond to structure fire and wildland fire in Kerby

Josephine County, Ore. — Illinois Valley Fire District and Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest Oregon District responded to a two story structure fire, along with a quarter acre wildland fire on Kerby St. on Sunday at approximately 11: 31 a.m. A second alarm was activated due to the fire...
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McKinney Fire appears to cause mass fish death in Klamath River, tribe says

KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. — A wildfire burning in Siskiyou County appears to have caused tens of thousands of Klamath River fish to die, according to the Karuk Tribe. The tribe said the dead fish of all species were found Friday near Happy Camp along the main stem of the Klamath River, between Indian Creek which flows through Happy Camp and Seiad Creek, about 20 miles further upstream.
SISKIYOU COUNTY, CA
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Two arrested after alleged shoplifting incident at Big 5 in Crescent City

Two people were arrested in connection to a recent alleged shoplifting incident in Crescent City. Around 6 PM on July 20, officers responded to the Big 5 store regarding an alleged shoplifting in progress. Officers arrived on scene to ultimately find the suspect vehicle at a nearby Starbucks, with assistance from a person who had witnessed the alleged shoplifting, police said.
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Oregon coastal towns crack down on jetty cat colonies

Beach towns up and down the West Coast have feral cats living near the waterfront. But animal lovers increasingly say the colonies aren’t good for cats or cat lovers. From the driver’s seat of his minivan, retired mechanic Joe Hodge watches the fishing boats head into the harbor in Brookings. He’s 93 and has lost his wife, so he comes here to watch the world go by.
BROOKINGS, OR

The 25 Best Hikes to Beaches in the U.S.

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