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Amtrak train derails in Oregon

OREGON – An Amtrak train was on its way from Los Angeles to Seattle when it derailed in Oregon yesterday. The train reportedly hit a tree on the tracks in the Cascade Range after the tree fell in a mudslide. There were no injuries, and the passengers were taken to the Amtrak station in...
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Lake Euwana Trail project gets a boost

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Oregon Transportation Commission this week awarded a $650,000 grant for the Lake Euwana Trail Project. The grant money comes from the Flexible Funds Program, which supports non-highway projects that give travelers an alternative means of transportation.
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Local producers can apply for cooperative agreements

TULELAKE, Cal. – Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuges want to enter cooperative farming agreements with local producers. Contracts will be for the 2012 growing season for barley and wheat at Lower Klamath, and small grain and row crop production at Tule Lake. Contracts include restrictions on pesticide use since organic methods are preferred. Klamath Basin...
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Recyclers have new incentive

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath Falls City Council this week approved a recycling initiative program that offers rewards money from thousands of local and national businesses for those who filter out paper, plastic, metal and cardboard. Families can save $150 annually, and it doesn’t cost the city anything because it’s a joint partnership...
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Missing man found

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – The 77-year old man missing since Sunday was found yesterday afternoon. The Klamath County Sheriff’s office reports Donald Jones of La Pine was found sleeping in the backseat of his car, which had gone down an embankment. The US Forest Service saw the car as it was checking for downed...
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Snowpack increases

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Recents snows have increased the snowpack by ten percent, and that means the water supply picture changes. That’s good news for irrigators, since what appeared to be a shortage a month ago is suddenly looking more manageable. The official water availability numbers won’t be out for another two weeks. The...
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Potato Board elects local man Chairman

TULELAKE, Cal. – A Tulelake man has been elected chairman of the US Potato Board. Sid Staunton is part of a family that’s been producing potatoes for three generations in Tulelake, and his election marks the first time since 1984 that a Klamath Basin farmer has led the Potato Board.
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KWAPA extends program deadline

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath Water and Power Agency has extended the deadline to apply for the Land Idling Program. With water supply projections changing, the deadline has been extended to March 30. The program pays irrigators to forfeit their water right for the year. Applications are available at www.kwapa.org and can be...
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Bald eagles are multiplying

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – An estimated 500 to 700 bald eagles winter in the Klamath Basin, and the increased numbers are further evidence why the Oregon wildlife commission took bald eagles off the state endangered species list this month. The eagles were removed from the federal list in 2007. Back in 1978 the Oregonian...
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Meeting today to address future of interchange

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Oregon Dept of Transportation hosts a meeting today to discuss the intersection of Highway 97, 66, and 140 southeast of Klamath Falls. The interchange is being redesigned to help spur growth and to cut down on safety issues. The public is invited to today’s meeting from 1 to 3pm...
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