Governor Signs Bill to Delist Wolves

Salem, Ore.– Governor Kate Brown has put her signature on a bill that solidifies a recent decision to delist the gray wolf from Oregon’s endangered species list. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted in November to remove the wolf from the listing… as population numbers for the animal have grown to healthy, sustainable numbers. Representatives...
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Snow Pack

Snow Pack Levels Down From February

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Overall snow pack levels are at 83-percent of historic levels in the Scott River Sub Basin in the Klamath National Forest. It’s even better news when researchers look at the water content… which is at 98-percent of historic averages. The measurements were taken on March first… and the basin has seen...
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Deadly Wreck I-84

1 Dead, 2 Injured in Interstate Accident

On March 15, 2016 at about 11:25 a.m., Oregon State Police Troopers (OSP) and emergency crews were dispatched to a roll over crash involving a commercial motor vehicle on Interstate 84, milepost 349 eastbound. At 11:55 a.m., as emergency personnel were responding to the scene, a second crash involving two commercial motor vehicles, occurred...
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Oregon Unemployment Numbers Drop

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon’s Unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent during the month of February… according to number released today from the Oregon Employment Department. That’s down from 5.1 percent in January… and a full percentage point lower than one year ago. Oregon employers added 43-hundred workers to their payroll. The U6 unemployment rate… which...
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Candidate Comments on Plan to Find Write-in Challenger

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Chamber of Commerce Board Member and business owner Werner Reschke says local political leaders would be more comfortable with moderate, rather than conservative, representatives in Salem, and says that’s the driving force behind an effort to explore the idea of setting up a write-in challenger against him in his...
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Oregon Master Naturalist

Master Naturalist Program Comes to KBREC

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon State University Extension Service will offer a new course in Klamath Falls this summer as part of its expanding Master Naturalist program. The course, centered on a series of field trips in various parts of the Klamath Basin, is designed to help participants become certified Oregon Master Naturalists. The course fee...
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Malin to Coos Bay Natural Gas Project Stalled

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Plans to bring a liquified natural gas terminal to Coos Bay have come to a screeching halt… after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled that the Jordan Cove Energy Project would hurt landowners, and claims there’s no real need for the pipeline. The 230-mile pipeline would have gone from Malin here in Klamath...
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Winds Down Trees, Power Lines

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Strong winds… and saturated grounds— not a good combination. Several downed trees were reported yesterday… and some localized power outages. According to the Pacific Power website… all of the outages have been repaired. If your power does go out… contact Pacific Power directly… do not call 911 unles there is a fire or other life-threatening emergency. We...
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One Arrested in Murphy Murder

Grants Pass, Ore.– A Grants Pass has been arrested in the death of a man in Josephine County. Jackson County officials say they were called out to a home in Murphy where they found 78-year old Jerald Wesley Eigenbrod dead from what they described as “homicidal violence”. 31-year old Duane Eugene Bond is charged with...
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2-car Wreck Closes Highway 97

Slick roads are being blamed for an accident that shut down Highway 97 for several hours overnight. ODOT says they had to close down the Highway at Milepost 156 just north of LaPine because of a wreck that happened before 8:00 Sunday night… and reopened just before 5 Monday morning. Two cars were involved...
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