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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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