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Viewing the Basin: Red Cross on earthquake preparedness

Michelle Thompson from the Red Cross joined Viewing the Basin Thursday to discuss the Great Oregon Shakeout Thursday at 10:18 a.m.
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DMVs closed Friday

Statewide, DMVs will be closed on Friday as part of Oregon’s planned furlough days. Wait times are expected to be longer Thursday and Monday, so anyone with needs that can wait until next Tuesday are encouraged to do so. There are many online services available at www.oregondmv.com/online.
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Coffee for a Cure Friday in Klamath County

Friday at all Human Bean locations in Klamath, Jackson and Josephine counties will donate profits from beverage and pastry sales to medical facilities in the counties including Sky Lakes Medical Center. It is the seventh year of the “Coffee for a Cure” campaign, which has raised over $340,000.
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KU Homecoming supports cancer survivors, fighters

Friday is Klamath Union High School homecoming and this year KU is teaming up with Relay for Life during the Friday morning pep assembly at 10:25 a.m. Children who are familiar with battling cancer will speak and there will be a donation made to Locks of Love. Community cancer survivors and fighters are invited...
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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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