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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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California Growers Back Klamath Water Agreement

Alturas, Calif.– The Modoc County Board of Supervisors last week sent a letter to Congressman Doug LaMalfa, asking him to support legislation that would improve water rights for Klamath Basin growers. Modoc County farmers say the Klamath Settlement Agreements will also lead to more stable water supplies for them during dry seasons.
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Burn Window Closes Sunday

Sunday is the absolute, without a doubt, no extensions granted day to do any outdoor burning if you’re in the AQ zone. The 2-week burn window shuts tight Sunday night.
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Eugene to Host International Track Event

Eugene, Ore.– Track Town USA will host the International Association of Athletics Federation’s World Championships in 20-21— this will be the first time in the history of the organization that they held the championships in the US. The IAAF didn’t even go through the usual bidding process to select Eugene as the host for the...
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One Injured in 140 Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a head on wreck between a pick-up and a semi that happened last night on 140 West. One person was taken to Sky Lakes with non-life-threatening injuries. The accident shut down 140 near mile market 68 for a couple of hours after the wreck happened...
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Fugitive Could Be Headed to Basin

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There’s a fugitive on the loose… and cops think he might be headed through the Basin. Police say 26-year old Corbin Shakely has a history of violence… police were trying to take him into custody for a probation violation, according to a press release from the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, but...
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