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Fewer Klamath, Lake County Workers Seeking Unemployment

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Another new retailer hiring workers helped Klamath County’s unemployment numbers for March. Unemployment last month was 8.1%, down from 8.7% in February. The county added about 40-percent more jobs than usual during March. Lake County lost 20 jobs last month, but enough people have given up finding a job or run...
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Irrigators Have Options to Ride Out Drought

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Water is a precious commodity in the Basin… and irrigators are turning to groundwater to help get them through this dry season. The Klamath Water and Power Agency yesterday approved a plan to reimburse irrigators for the energy costs to pump groundwater onto fields, plus 20-dollars per acre-foot. The Agency had...
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Klamath County Commissioners Hold Pot Hearing

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A public hearing in Klamath County today will give County Commissioners your thoughts on medical marijuana dispensaries. Commissioners had earlier taken advantage of a one-year moratorium on whether to approve dispensaries in the county. Now that recreational pot will also be legal soon… commissioners will address both issues. Tonight’s meeting is...
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Bonanza Farmer’s Market Accepting Vendors

Klamath Falls, Ore.– If you’ve got something to sell…Bonanza’s got a place for you to sell it. The Fourth Annual Farmers Market starts in June, and they’re looking for vendors. It won’t just be food items this year… there’ll be non-food vendors, a flea market, and they’ll even consider some live entertainment. To apply...
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Sausage Recall Underway

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 – Kayem Foods, a Chelsea, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 59,203 pounds of fully cooked chicken sausage products that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The chicken sausage products were produced on various dates in March...
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Crooners Wanted

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Have you ever wanted to be that guy or gal who belts out a patriotic song before a baseball game? Now’s you’re chance! The 2015 Babe Ruth Baseball World Series Committee will hold auditions for the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America on April 26 at Kiger Stadium. Sign-ups begin...
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Commissioners Approve 50% Funding KBREC with New Budget

Klamath Falls, Ore.– If a measure to create a special service district to fund the Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center doesn’t pass next month, the facility only has the funding to get through six months. That’s because the Klamath County Board of Commissioners decided to cut the amount of money it’s giving the...
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Pacific Power Schedules More Transformer Repairs

Klamath Falls, Ore.– More work needs to be done to repair a transformer that was taken out by a critter in the Midland area last week. The good news is that Pacific Power will no longer have to knock out power to some 12-hundred customers for a few hours overnight tonight to make those...
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Hikers enjoy the east moraine of Wallowa Lake. Private land along the lake is part of a preservation proposal that depends on Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars. Photo credit: Kathleen Ackley, Wallowa Land Trust.

Oregon Conservation Projects Hinge on Fate of Federal Dollars

Salem, Ore.– Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is co-sponsoring a bill in Washington DC that would reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which is set to expire this fall. The fund was first set-up 50 years ago, paid by offshore oil and gas developers for use in conservation and recreation projects....
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Weather Experts ID Source of Smoke

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The National Weather Service says smoke in Southern Oregon and Northern California is from a controlled burn…. in Siberia. Farmers were burning fields in a southeastern portion of the region… but strong winds blew the fires out of control, destroying hundreds of homes and killing more than a dozen people. Forecasters...
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