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Crater Lake Park Offers $5,000 Reward In Ammo Theft Case

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017 3:39 p.m.

Thousands of rounds or rifle and pistol ammo were stolen from a locked building in the park headquarters earlier this month.

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Avalanche, Heavy Snowfall Closes Crater Lake National Park

Statesman Journal | Jan. 11, 2017 10:19 a.m.

Oregon's only national park was pounded with heavy snow and high winds during the past few days, resulting in the uncommon closure on Tuesday of what's often called one of the "snowiest inhabited places in North America."

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On The Road: Malin To Chiloquin

OPB | Aug. 10, 2016 noon

From the California border through Klamath Falls, we talked to people in hardware stores, diners, mobile home parks and campgrounds.

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National Parks Become Concert Halls To Celebrate Park Service's 100th Birthday

Northwest News Network | Aug. 2, 2016 10:09 a.m.

National parks will offer free admission on the final weekend of August in honor of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service.

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Wildfire Near Crater Lake Grows, But Park Remains Open

AP | Aug. 2, 2016 7:53 a.m. | Carter Lake, Oregon

A wildfire burning west of Crater Lake National Park has grown to more than 720 acres, but the park remains open.

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Wildland Fire Near Crater Lake Closes Part Of Pacific Crest Trail

The Register-Guard | July 29, 2016 1:50 p.m.

A 50-acre wildland fire burning at Crater Lake National Park has closed part of the Pacific Crest Trail on the west side of the park.

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Becoming American At The Edge Of Crater Lake

OPB/EarthFix | July 5, 2016 2:06 p.m. | Crater Lake National Park

Immigrants from all over the world took the Oath of Citizenship at the Fourth of July ceremony on a ridge high above the lake.

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Crater Lake To Remove Graffiti After Snow Melts

Medford Mail Tribune | June 17, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park officials said they plan to remove graffiti left on Mount Scott by a vandal in 2014 as soon as the snow melts.

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Wyden, Blumenauer-Backed Bill Aims To Boost Outdoor Economy

Statesman Journal | March 17, 2016 1:45 p.m.

The Recreation Not Red-Tape Act looks to streamline the way commercial outfitters and the public get permits, while also putting pressure on government agencies to prioritize recreation.

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Could TSA Return To Crater Lake Airport?

The Klamath Falls Herald and News | March 5, 2016 10:45 a.m.

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., is pushing legislation to return Transportation Security Administration screening services and commercial air service to the Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport.

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Record Numbers Visit Crater Lake In 2015

AP | Jan. 30, 2016 1:14 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Crater Lake is one of many national parks across the country seeing an uptick in visitors.

Climate change | Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Alpine Pikas May Survive Climate Change – Depending On Where They Live

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 29, 2016 6:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Climate change has long been considered a threat to the small mammal. But new research shows the outlook for survival in some areas to be more positive.

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7 Oregon Adventures For The Winter

OPB | Jan. 4, 2016 midnight

With a bevy of places to ski, snowboard, snowshoe and explore in the Northwest, here are seven picks that are a great place to adventure.

Environment | Think Out Loud

Environmental Update: Crayfish

OPB | Dec. 8, 2015 12:50 p.m.

We debrief a member of the EarthFix team about one of the environmental stories she's been working on.

Recreation | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Animals | Water | Climate change | Fish & Wildlife

Perfect Invaders: How Crayfish Are Threatening Crater Lake's Smallest Creatures

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 4, 2015 10:45 a.m. | Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

An invasive crayfish is thriving in Oregon's Crater Lake as the waters warm – putting the lake’s clarity and native creatures in jeopardy.   

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Jackson County Commissioners Oppose Crater Lake Wilderness Proposal

Medford Mail Tribune | Dec. 3, 2015 9:14 a.m.

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners is voicing its opposition to a proposed Crater Lake Wilderness Area.

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Crater Lake National Park Visits Exceed Predictions

The Klamath Falls Herald and News | Nov. 17, 2015 12:41 p.m. | Crater Lake

Despite a summer fire that closed Crater Lake National Park’s North Entrance for nearly two weeks and discouraged visitors, figures through October show the park’s visitation figures well beyond expectations.

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Wilderness Advocates Want Protections For Crater Lake

OPB | Oct. 21, 2015 11:09 a.m.

Wilderness advocates delivered thousands of signatures to Sen. Ron Wyden's office Tuesday.

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Car-Free Days At Crater Lake

The Klamath Falls Herald and News | Sept. 11, 2015 12:30 p.m. | Crater Lake National Park

This year the closure days are two consecutive Saturdays, Sept. 19 and 26.

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Fire In Crater Lake Largest Ever, 70 Percent Contained

AP | Sept. 6, 2015 12:30 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Oregon has seen a hectic wildfire season and the largest fire in the recorded history of Crater Lake blackened the northwest corner of the state's only national park.