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UPDATE: Translator Equipment Failure

**UPDATE** DirecTv is no longer affected by the translator outage. We are also scheduled to install our repaired translator Wednesday, Dec. 12. After the new translator is up and working, viewers in the Rogue Valley will still need to rescan … Continued

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OREGON FIELD GUIDE: Glacier Caves, Mt. Hood’s Secret World

Thursday, October 10 at 8:30 p.m.
Hidden beneath the surface of Mt. Hood is an ice cave hundreds of feet deep and 50 feet in diameter in some places. Explore what is the largest ice cave complex in the Lower 48, … Continued

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