Klamath Basin News, Friday, Aug. 2, – Tucker Fire Update, Klamath County Fair Day Two!

The latest News around the Klamath Basin from Wynne Broadcasting’s KFLS 1450AM/102.5FM, BasinLife.com and The Herald & News

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2019

KLAMATH BASIN WEATHER

This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 85.  Overnight mostly clear and 55 degrees.

Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 91.

Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 91. Light and variable wind.

Monday
Sunny, with a high near 91.

Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

TODAY’s BASIN HEADLINES:

Modoc County’s Tucker Fire now at 11,000 acres

Tucker Fire Update, Friday 6AM

The Tucker Fire again stayed within containment lines yesterday despite the slightly windier, drier conditions which arrived in advance of the approaching front. Currently the fire is at 14,217 acres and is reported at 74 percent contained. A Fire Weather Watch remains in effect until 8pm tonight.

Crews continued to make good progress detecting and mopping up isolated areas of heat close to the fire’s edge. Crews will remain on the fire overnight to ensure that containment lines remain secure.

Residents and visitors to the area can expect to see isolated smokes within the fire area as unburned islands of vegetation continue to ignite and burn. These areas do not threaten the fire’s containment.

Due to increased wildfire danger, fire restriction rules begin today on the Klamath National Forest and continue through Oct. 15.

Fire restrictions include: Open campfires are only allowed in developed recreation sites, and the Siskiyou, Trinity Alps, Marble Mountain, and Russian wilderness areas. Permits are not required in developed recreation sites; Smoking is only allowed in enclosed vehicles, buildings and developed recreation sites or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren of all flammable material.Also prohibited: Welding or operating acetylene or other torch with an open flame; operation of internal combustion engines except on National Forest System roads or designated trails, or within the designated recreation sites.

Anyone in violation of these prohibitions may be subject to a fine, six months in jail, or both. If a person is found to have caused a wildfire, he/she may be held liable for firefighting and resource damage costs and any injuries that occur.

Today is the second big day of the Klamath County Fair. Gates open at 10am for concessions, exhibits and free entertainment on the outdoor stages plus the Carnival opens at noon.

At 4 o’clock this afternoon doors open for the Great Northwest Rodeo which this year is outside in the new outdoor arena, the show starts at 6pm.

Doors open at 7 for the Jon Wolfe concert with the show starting at 8 oclock and immediately following the concert the Catch Pen tent will be open with music from Jessie Leight. The Fair features free admission this Sunday courtesy of Wynne Broadcasting.

About 10 Jeld-Wen employees were evacuated from northern most building in Jeld-Wen’s complex on Lakeport Boulevard on Wedneday night due to a fire.

Klamath County District No. 1 personnel were dispatched to the scene at 8:33 p.m., sending three engines and a ladder truck. No injuries were reported.

However The sprinkler system in the building ran for about 45 minutes resulting in about 6 inches of standing water.

Good news for those heading to the Britt Festival. The have announced that based on the weather and smoke forecasts that the Britt Festival Orchestra performance scheduled for today will take place with Doors opening at 5:45.

Festival organizers hope the August 4th concert will go on as scheduled but will make that decision at a later time due to the unpredicatable nature of the wildfire smoke in the area.

The annual Klamath Sunrise Rotary Club’s celebration of good food and magical blues will return to the Klamath Yacht Club returns next Saturday, August 10th, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a fun-filled afternoon of food, drinks and music.

The festival is an annual collaboration between the Rotary Club and Klamath Hospice, for which the club uses the money raised to help Basin-area children attend Camp Evergreen.

The Yacht Club offers a breezy summer afternoon outdoors in a bucolic setting along the shore of Upper Klamath Lake.

The festival features live music by Broadway Phil & the Shouters, as well as the Half Light Canyon Band. Incorporated into the event is a beer tasting and German bratwurst dinner, coinciding with a silent auction.

Del Taco is coming to Klamath Falls

When one taco place closes, another one opens.

That’s what it would seem for the shuttered former Taco Bell on Washburn Way in Klamath Falls at least. A Del Taco is opening in the location, and you can already see the old Taco Bell motif being replaced by the primarily red and white of Del Taco.

A representative of the California-based fast food restaurant told the H&N that the Klamath Falls location is slated to open in October, although the date could change as construction moves forward.

“The Addams Family” Musical is Full of Ghastly Fun

“It’s family first and family last and family by and by.” Those are some lyrics from the opening song from “The Addams Family,” a musical that had an original Broadway cast that included the likes of Nathan Lane.

The Ross Ragland Theater’s version of the musical opens Friday with different cast and crew, but those involved said that the family-first message remains the same.

“In the end, it’s all about family,” said Faye Crenshaw, who is co-directing the musical with her husband Dan. She said the plot revolves around some family drama after Wednesday, the Addams’ brooding, somewhat sadistic daughter, falls in love and wants to keep it a secret from her mother, who she thinks won’t approve. 

…For complete details on these and other stories see today’s Herald & News.  Wynne Broadcasting and the Herald and News…stronger together to keep you informedSHARE0

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