The Oregonian reports that the NPS has decided against any
further development at Rim Village. This means that the new,
year-round lodge will be built instead seven miles down at
Mazama Village. The National Parks and Conservation Association
said of the development plan, “You’ve got a few hundred people
able to stay in luxury rooms in a hotel, but a few thousand
people outside looking at the hotel, which isn’t exactly what a
national park is set up for.”
Katherine “Kit” Sue Nealon Levitt, 92, widow of longtime
Superintendent Ernest P. Leavitt, dies in Medford. Mrs.
Leavitt’s family were early homesteaders in the Table Rock area
of the Rogue Valley.
Ancient caldera remains found near Elk Creek on the Rogue
River. State geologists working for more than a year estimate
the caldera to be more than 25 millions years old. Age and the
Rogue River have eroded several thousand feet of the original
mountain. (Central Valley Times)
The MT reports that because so much remains to be learned about
the Lake, the NPS has proposed continued monitoring of the Lake
at a cost of $160,000 a year. Such studies will build on the
data already assembled.
Barbara Lucas, 30, of Scotland, is struck in the head by a 10
inch rock while hiking up from the boat dock. She suffered
severe laceration, and remained unconscious during the
rescue. Park rangers raced up the Cleetwood Trail with the
wheeled litter in 16 minutes. Ms. Lucas was taken to North
Junction by ambulance and then transported to Rogue Valley
Medical Center by helicopter.
Barbara Lucas dies at Rogue Valley Medical Center from massive
head injuries caused by a falling rock on the Cleetwood Trail.
The MT reports that Monday’s earthquake centered in the Klamath
Basin and causing considerable damage in Klamath Falls, was felt
in the Park, but rangers only found two rocks on Rim Drive.
Park rangers issue six citations for illegal harvesting of
matsutake mushrooms and one citation for carrying a loaded
weapon in the park. Rangers confiscate 30 pounds of the plants
and one handgun.
Fiscal Year 1993
ONPS Budget set at: $2.5 million
Season 1993 Visitation: 419,914