The 2017-2018 Oregon Blue Book Is Now Available

Salem, Ore. – The state’s official almanac and fact book, The Oregon Blue Book is now available for purchase.  Some call it an Oregon institution, others an icon and some even treat them as collector items.  It has been published and updated every year since 1911.  This year they published a limited number of...
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Commissioners Okay Funds For Both City And County School Projects

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath County Board of Commissioners recently approved contributing funding to two school related projects, one for city schools and one for county schools.   For the County schools: $310 thousand dollars to working on a design to relieve traffic congestion around Ferguson School.  Hopefully to be completed by the...
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Basin Residents Turn Out For Kingsley Firefighter Event

Klamath Falls, Ore – Once again the Basin comes through for someone in our community. We just got the numbers in from last Friday night’s Kinglsey Firefighter Benefit for Tim VanLeeuwen held at the Fairgrounds.  A total of 480 people attended and they took in over $21 thousand dollars after expenses.  The money will go...
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Ordinance To Be Detonated at 10:30am Today

Klamath Falls, Ore. – At Kingsley Field this morning at 10:30am the Explosive Ordinance Disposal team from Beale Air Force Base will be performing another detonation.  This is the 2nd this week.   Apparently a hung flare on an F-15 Eagle failed to deploy yesterday during a training flight.  The aircrew deployed the aircraft’s flares as...
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“Oroville Dam Crisis” Presentation Tonight

Klamath Falls, Ore – Tonight at Mia’s and Pia’s Pizzeria there’s going to be a presentation called “The 2017 Oroville Dam Crisis.”  Dan Keppen, Executive Director of the Family Farm Alliance will host the 30 minute slide presentation on the Oroville Dam and the California State Water Project, the recent flooding and damage to...
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Great News For Our State’s Unemployment Rate

Salem, Ore. – Great news, our state’s unemployment rate dropped to 4% in February, down from 4.3% in January.  This was the lowest unemployment rate Oregon has seen since records started being kept in the 70’s.  Oregon’s 4% unemployment rate was better than the average lowest nationwide rate of 4.7%. The Oregon Employment Department...
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Sprague River Update: Water Lower And Higher In Different Areas

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Word from Morgan Lindsay at the Klamath Falls Office of Emergency Management, is that early Tuesday morning in Beatty, the river gauge indicated that the Sprague River crested at 8.26 feet, and is slowly going down.  But we’re not in the clear yet. Apparently there’s more water now between Chiloquin...
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Oregon Inmate Dies Unexpectedly

Umatilla, Ore. – 72 year old David Lewis Purcell, an Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate died unexpectedly early this morning,  apparently of natural causes at the Two Rivers Correctional Institution.  Even though no foul play is suspected, as with all unanticipated deaths in state prisons, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division will...
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Klamath Falls, One Of The Top 10 Retirement Spots In Oregon

New York, N.Y. – If you plan to retire in the Basin or have already, you’re in good company. A recent study on the Best Places to Retire, done by the financial technology company SmartAsset, shows that out of the top 10 places to retire in Oregon, Klamath Falls is number 8.   The...
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A Look At Our Precipitation, Upcoming Temps And 1st Fire Season Statement

Salem,Ore. – Even though the mountain snowpack accumulation has slightly slowed and the temperatures have been a little bit warmer lately, we are still well above normal across the state. The coming months should be a little cooler than normal for the Northeastern two-thirds of the state, since the NOAA Climate Prediction Center has...
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