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Condors are being poisoned by DDT remnants in dead animals

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA — Endangered California condors living along California’s coast have a food-chain problem because they’re feeding on marine mammal carcasses contaminated with DDT, an insecticide banned in the United States in 1972. It’s causing eggshell thinning and egg failure for the birds that are in the middle of a multimillion-dollar species recovery effort....
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Fair Aid sells out in Yreka

YREKA, Ca. — Despite the pouring rain on Saturday, a sold out crowd came out to support the Siskyou County Fair for its first ever Fair Aid. Representatives for the Siskyou County Fair say  they took in over $30,000 dollars from ticket sales. A portion of that will go to two charities. Half the...
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Grape harvest for winemakers underway

ROSEBURG, Ore — Winemakers in Southern Oregon are facing one of the earliest harvests in years. The early harvest has vintners working for next few weeks before the birds, bugs and other wildlife threaten the crops. The biggest danger farmers are dealing with is that the grapes could mold, and mildews like noble rot,...
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Hundreds of supporters come out to Yreka for State of Jefferson meeting

YREKA, Ca. — Hundreds of supporters of the Jefferson State came out on Friday to Yreka Community Center to listen to public officials and representatives from several counties in Southern Oregon and Northern California speak about the movement. Speakers included Siskyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey.
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State of Jefferson meeting in Yreka tonight

YREKA, Ca. — The meeting for the State of Jefferson is going to beheld tonight at the Yreka Community Center at 6:30. The crowd is expected to be standing room only tonight for the presentations by several speakers and the public. A PA is being set up outside for the overflow crowd that they’re...
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U.S. Coins and Paper Money

Oregon consumers may get money for deceptive claims made by Canadian company

WASHINGTON — Consumers who bought certain products that were supposed to help them lose weight or prevent colds, flu and allergies could expect a refund check in the mail. The Federal Trade Commission sued Iovate Health Sciences U.S.A., in 2010, saying the Canadian company’s claims about its products were deceptive and made false claims....
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Federal subsidies will help timber counties for at least one more year

SALEM, Ore. — The Senate passed a bill that includes a one-year extension on a federal subsidy for timber counties, including about $100 million for Oregon. The bill’s passage will give struggling counties another year of funding while Congress decides on legislation that would boost logging on federal lands, particularly those that fund rural...
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Arson sought in Salmon River Complex and Butler fires

  SISKYOU COUNTY, Ca. — Cal Fire Siskiyou Unit and the Klamath National Forest are looking for an arson that started one of the largest fires in our area this summer. The fire agencies are offering up to a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people...
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Klamath Basin water task force to meet again today

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A task force working on an agreement for sharing scarce water in the Klamath Basin is not done with its work, and is likely to need a few more weeks. Participants report progress on the issues of securing low-cost power for irrigators and lowering the overall costs to be considered...
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Firefighters selling breast cancer awareness

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — During the month of October, fire fighters from Kingsley Field will swap their traditional blue t-shirts for pink ones in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Kingsley Field Fire Department is also going to make the t-shirts available for the public to buy. They’ll be downtown on Third...
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