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Medford man killed in dredge mining incident

COLLIER REST AREA, Calif. – A 55-year-old Medford man is dead after his gold mining dredge equipment ran out of fuel this weekend in northern California. The Siskiyou County sheriff’s office responded to the call. Sheriff’s office spokesperson Allison Giannini who says authorities recovered the body of Jay Dee Myers who was pronounced dead at...
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Updated: Five injured in Prineville-area collision

From Oregon State Police news release Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Tuesday morning serious injury crash involving a van transporting ten contract wildland firefighters and a commercial truck on Highway 126E west of Prineville. Nine of the 10 people transported to area hospitals have been treated and released....
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Viewing the Basin: Enterprise Zones

Last week, Portland, Beaverton and Veneta were awarded enterprise zone status. The state is hoping it will attract business to the areas through the use of tax benefits for incoming corporations. Viewing the Basin spoke with Klamath County zone manager Betty Riley and were interested in knowing if Klamath County’s opportunities are equal to...
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Renovated Pelican Guard Station opened

By Cory Edmondson ROCKY POINT, Ore. — At the Highway 140-Westside Road junction, an important building is now recognized as historically significant. The Pelican Guard Station was constructed in the early 1930s by Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps. On Saturday, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony to recognize the recent renovations to the 80-year-old building....
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OIT creates new partnership for battery research

WILSONVILLE, Ore. — The Oregon Institute of Technology has partnered with Powin Energy in OIT’s Renewable Energy Engineering program. The partnership is for OIT’s Wilsonville campus, giving students and faculty battery testing equipment, allowing for advanced experiments during senior projects. The idea is to supply technical information to help companies design and use battery...
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Chip sealing begins in Lake County

There is chip sealing work beginning on Lake County roadways Monday morning, with the work moving into the town of Lakeview by the end of the week or July 16. Drivers need to be aware of on-street parking restrictions. There will be electronic signage for updates and delays should be about 20 minutes. There...
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Scientists monitoring aftermath of Biscuit fire a decade later

MEDFORD, Ore. — Scientists are monitoring the aftermath of the 2002 Biscuit fire that charred the Siskiyou Mountains. It was Oregon’s largest recorded wildfire and by keeping tabs post-blaze, scientists are trying to understand the long-term effects. In the Babyfoot Lake Botanical Area in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, a popular trail is now...
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Judge grants request to log in Coast Range

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s plan to log more in the Coast Range forests was granted by a federal judge despite a lawsuit. The request was put forward by logging industry firms in defense of Governor John Kitzhaber and other state officials’ plan to allow for more logging. The lawsuit was from environmental groups saying...
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Six-year-old rescued after search

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A six-year-old boy was found after a large-scale search by the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office last night. Authorities told the Herald and News, the boy is a non-verbal autistic child who left an apartment and later scaled a rain gutter before locking himself in a second-floor apartment. He was found...
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Pioneer Day this weekend in Sprague River

It is Pioneer Day in Sprague River Saturday, with fun and games to help raise funds for sight and hearing programs in Klamath County. Lions Club President Linda Bermea says along with the rummage sale and barbeque dinner, attendees usually like the dunk tank the best. Viewing the Basin spoke with Bermea about the...
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