Agenda: Snowflake Festival meeting; City council cancelled

The final Snowflake Festival meeting of the year is Thursday at noon at the Peace Memorial Church. Attendees will be handing out posters and discussing updates to the website. The 2012 Snowflake Festival – themed Star Spangled Snowflake – is the first week of December with a parade Dec. 6. Klamath Falls City Council...
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Gov. Brown names TBVF board members

California Gov. Jerry Brown has named four to the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Board. Michael Ball of Macdoel, Greg Herman and Gayle Ratliff of Tulelake and Jennifer Skoog of Dorris were all added to the 10-A District Agricultural Association. Each of the new members’ backgrounds were provided in a release from the Governor’s office: Ball...
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Gov. Kitzhaber seeks renewal of wind energy credit

Warning that tens of thousands of jobs are at stake, governors in wind energy states are calling on Congress to renew an expiring tax break. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber said at a teleconference Tuesday that uncertainty over the future of the wind energy production tax credit already has hurt...
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With deadline looming, KBRA meeting could extend agreement

A meeting is planned Wednesday to discuss amendments to extend the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement. According to the Times-Standard, the summary of amendments indicates Congress may not act on legislation that would extend the agreement past its sunset date of Dec. 31. If the amendment happens, it would extend the agreement through December 2014....
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State Police chase ends with arrest

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — Near the Oregon-California border on Highway 101, a man was arrested for attempting to elude Oregon State Police Sunday evening. 31-year-old Brett Andrew Carpenter was taken into custody after he traveled 65 miles per hour through a 35 mph zone. When OSP attempted to pull him over, Carpenter allegedly accelerated...
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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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