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Wildfires
11:09 am
Sat July 12, 2014

Extreme Fire Danger Status In Central Oregon

The 59-acre Algoma Fire burned in the Klamath-Lake District during the first week of July.
Credit http://wildfireoregondeptofforestry.blogspot.com

The Fire status for bend, rural Deschutes county, crook and Jefferson counties have now entered Extreme Fire Danger Status. This weekend is calling for another round of significant lightning. The Oregon Department of Forestry is under regulated closure restrictions and those will remain in place for the duration of fire season. Currently, no backyard, commercial or agricultural burning is allowed within city limits of bend, and rural Deschutes County. Central Oregon residents are asked to contact local, state or federal fire agencies for specific requirements and closures.

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Nature
7:35 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Oregon Country Fair - Wild Edibles And A Living Beehive

Jen Hornaday
Credit Desmond O'Boyle

Oregon Country Fair's Community Village is a collection of booths providing information about social issues.

Tucked away is a booth called Wild Edibles. Here people can learn about natural foliage that can be consumed or used as medicine. There's also a small section dedicated to a vital component to wild edible plants: Bees.

KLCC's Desmond O'Boyle took some time to visit the Fair's only living bee hive and found some women bringing attention to saving the bees.

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Arts & Culture
7:20 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Oregon Country Fair Interview - John Perkins: Economist, Author & Activist

John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman.
Credit johnperkins.org

At the Oregon Country Fair Friday, KLCC's Eric Alan & John Cooney spoke with John Perkins. He's the author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman. He's the founder and board member of Dream Change, as well as co-founder of Pachamama Alliance.

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Arts & Culture
6:54 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Oregon Country Fair Interview - Poet Jorah LaFleur

Jorah LaFleur at the KLCC broadcast booth at the Oregon Country Fair
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Friday at the 45th Oregon Country Fair, KLCC's Eric Alan and John Cooney spoke with poet Jorah LaFleur with Eugene Poetry Slam.

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Arts & Culture
6:33 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Oregon Country Fair Interview: Michelle Holman - Support Local Food Rights

Michelle Holman at the KLCC booth at the Oregon Country Fair
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Friday at the Oregon Country Fair, KLCC's Eric Alan and John Cooney spoke with Michelle Holman of SLFR: Support Local Food Rights.

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Oregon Country Fair
1:00 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Actors Bring British Panto to Oregon Country Fair

Christopher Huson (right) and Maque DaVis play clowns in "Beauty and the Beast" at the Oregon Country Fair.
Credit Rachael McDonald

The Oregon Country Fair features more than music, food, jugglers, acrobats and funny costumes. If you're looking for a shady spot for some live theater and laughs, the Morningwood Odditorium is the place for you. During pre-fair set up, KLCC's Rachael McDonald stopped by to talk with a couple of actors, Christopher Huson and Maque DaVis.

"Beauty and the Beast" is performed at noon and 3 o'clock each day of the fair at the Morningwood Odditorium.
 

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Oregon Country Fair
7:16 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Oregon Country Fair Goes On After Winter Storms and Fire

Oregon Country Fair Manager Charlie Ruff.
Credit Rachael McDonald

The Oregon Country Fair will lure thousands of people to the woods in Veneta this weekend.  KLCC's Rachael McDonald checked in with Fair General Manager Charlie Ruff this week to find out what fair-goers can expect.

Workers are putting finishing touches on the fanciful structures that dot the landscape of this wooded tract of land in Veneta. Charlie Ruff says this year's heavy snows and icy temperatures caused some damage.

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Book Review
6:41 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Book Review: Dandelion Hunter: Foraging the Urban Wilderness

Credit amazon.com

“Hi, I’m your neighbor, and I’d like to eat your weeds.”  In her book “Dandelion Hunter: Foraging the Urban Wilderness,” author Becky Lerner accepts her editor’s challenge to survive for a week on the wild plants growing within Portland’s city limits.  She quickly discovers that collecting leafy weeds and brewing pine-needle tea costs far more in energy than it provides in sustenance.  Exhausted and near starvation, she gives up on the experiment by the end of chapter 2.

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Oregon Coast
3:47 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Yachats Vacation Property Owners And Residents Trying To Find Common Ground

Downtown Yachats
Credit bluebook.state.or.us

Vacation property owners and residents in Yachats are looking to find common ground for how to deal with the growing use of vacation rental units. Tuesday, the city council discussed two proposals that stemmed from public forums in May. 

The first proposal limits the number of days in a year property owners could rent to clients; the second would require a $500 rental license fee. Candy Neville is a realtor and property owner in Yachats. She says it's wrong to assume home owners are just renting units to make profits.

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Special Olympics
2:26 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Special Olympics Torch Run

A police officer poses with the Flame Of Hope for the Special Olympics Torch Run

Police officers from all over Oregon are running a relay across the state to raise funds for the state's Special Olympics Summer Games in Newberg this weekend.

 

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