Food bank benefit photo shoot for families

There is a benefit photography session this weekend for the Klamath Lake Counties Food Bank. It is Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. where, for $99, families can get a photography session with photos and all proceeds will go to the food bank. Photos are taken in Moore Park and sessions can be...
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Great Oregon Shakeout drill is Thursday

Experts predict Oregon is due for a seismic event in the coming years. Know what to do if an earthquake strikes by taking part in the Great Oregon ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake drill scheduled to take place at 10:18 a.m. on Oct. 18. “The Drop, Cover, and Hold drill allows individuals to practice what...
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Potato Festival begins Thursday

Potatoes are an important Klamath Basin crop. Important enough to have their own festival. With the harvest season wrapping up in the Basin, the town of Merrill is getting ready for the five-day Potato Festival starting Thursday. Greg Matthews with the Klamath Basin Potato Festival says the festival started in 1937, but took two years...
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Viewing the Basin: Worker’s compensation rates

Earlier this month, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services released a study on worker’s compensation rates. Viewing the Basin was joined by the study research coordinator Mike Manley. We asked Manley about what the study discovered about the rates employers pay for insurance coverage for worker’s compensation.
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Open house Wednesday for search and rescue

There is an open house Wednesday for youth interested in search and rescue. The Klamath County Sheriff’s Explorer Search and Rescue and Dive Rescue program will host the event Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Audio: Kevin Kirk with the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Kirk says it is a great chance to learn more for those...
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Seven arrested in Siskiyou Co. weed bust

GAZELLE, Calif. — A surveillance effort by numerous law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of seven people in Siskiyou County for running a marijuana farm. Authorities witnessed occupants of land in Gazelle load a large portion of a sizeable marijuana farm into a rental truck before it was stopped by police and 52-year-old Vongphachanh...
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Klamath City and Lake Co. need school board members

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A new board member is needed for the school board of Klamath Falls City Schools. Mark Halverson resigned in September and his position was officially declared vacated during last Monday’s meeting. Interested replacements must reside within the Conger attendance area – zone No. 3 – and be a registered voter....
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Construction Update: Bridge demolition on Hwy 422

Construction continues on Highway 422 where crews are demolishing the existing Williamson River Bridge. There is still a detour bridge in use controlled by a traffic signal and minor delays are expected. The Highway 39 project continues this week also, with crews striping, seeding and cleaning up. 20-minute delays are still expected, with traffic controlled by...
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Harry & David brings back call center

MEDFORD, Ore. — After a year without, Eugene is getting back its Harry & David seasonal call center. The Medford-based mail-order food company had a seasonal call center in Eugene for more than two decades before shutting it down in 2010. About 750 employees are expected to be hired for phone order submissions through...
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Night closures over for Hwy 58 tunnel

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Highway 58′s Salt Creek Tunnel is in the middle of a two-year construction project and the Oregon Department of Transportation ended night closures Friday morning. Cory Edmondson, Viewing the Basin ODOT Public Information Officer Rick Little says this is good news for motorists. The tunnel, which is critical for traveling...
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