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Crash kills one near Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A traffic collision Monday morning has left one person dead. About 11 a.m., a Ford SUV went across the center line before swerving to avoid a head-on collision. The SUV and another vehicle hit driver’s side to driver’s side, spinning the SUV onto the shoulder where 56-year-old Todd Stanley Weinkauf...
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Oregon soldier killed in Afghanistan

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A Douglas County soldier has been killed in Afghanistan. 37-year-old Army Capt. James D. Nehl died of small fire on patrol Friday in Ghazni Province. The Defense Department made the announcement. Nehl was from Gardiner and was based at Fort Riley, Kan. He was the eighth Douglas County resident killed in...
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Viewing the Basin: Sky Lakes credit rating

Sky Lakes Medical Center recently had its credit rating upgraded to a BBB+ rating – otherwise known as ‘stable’ – by Standard and Poor’s. The timing of the upgrade is the third in as many years for Sky Lakes Chief financial officer Richard Rico joined Viewing the Basin Monday morning to share what the...
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Lakeview solar power plant generating electricity

Nearly 9,000 solar panels at PacifiCorp’s two-megawatt solar installation in Southern Oregon have started generating electricity. The utility announced Friday that the Black Cap Solar Facility will produce enough electricity for about 400 average residential customers from its location on 20 acres about two miles from downtown Lakeview. The Bend Bulletin reports the project...
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ODFW ends antlerless elk hunting for some

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has forbidden the hunting of antlerless elk in the Coast Range to hunters with disability permits. The Roseburg News-Review reports that in previous years, hunters with disability permits could take an antlerless elk while rifle hunting in the area. This year, hunters may only take harvest a...
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Red Cross open Veteran’s Day; continues contest

The Klamath Falls chapter of the American Red Cross will be open normal hours on Veteran’s Day. Potential donors can still participate in the Civil War donation contest, pitting Ducks and Beavers against one another to donate more blood than their rival. There are prizes including tickets to the Civil War game on Nov....
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Sno-Park permits required until Apr. 30

It is Sno-Park season in Oregon. From now until Apr. 30, a Sno-Park permit must displayed when parking in designated areas. The permits range in price from $3 for a daily pass to $20 for the entire season. There are about 100 winter recreation parking areas across Oregon and permits can be purchased at...
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Miss America in the Basin Saturday

Miss America is in Klamath Falls this weekend as the keynote speaker for the Citizens for Safe Schools annual CHARACTER COUNTS! and Mentoring Matters Banquet Saturday. The event is at the Running Y where Miss America Laura Kaeppeler (Kepp-ler) will talk about her platform on mentoring, especially for children of incarcerated parents. It is...
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OIT grad to talk on managing daily life

Oregon Institute of Technology graduate Dr. Rebecca A. Powers is scheduled to speak to OIT students in Wilsonville Friday about managing everything that happens to us daily. Dr. Powers graduated from Oregon Tech’s Klamath Falls campus in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology. While working full time as a medical technologist, she...
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Whitsetts sweep state races

While Democrats were on track to pick up four seats in the Oregon House and take the majority following two years of an even split between the parties, two Republicans with more in common than political party were picked in Klamath County. Viewing the Basin: Sam Dunlap on Klamath County results Election results on...
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