Renovated Pelican Guard Station opened

By Cory Edmondson ROCKY POINT, Ore. — At the Highway 140-Westside Road junction, an important building is now recognized as historically significant. The Pelican Guard Station was constructed in the early 1930s by Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps. On Saturday, there was a ribbon cutting ceremony to recognize the recent renovations to the 80-year-old building....
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OIT creates new partnership for battery research

WILSONVILLE, Ore. — The Oregon Institute of Technology has partnered with Powin Energy in OIT’s Renewable Energy Engineering program. The partnership is for OIT’s Wilsonville campus, giving students and faculty battery testing equipment, allowing for advanced experiments during senior projects. The idea is to supply technical information to help companies design and use battery...
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Chip sealing begins in Lake County

There is chip sealing work beginning on Lake County roadways Monday morning, with the work moving into the town of Lakeview by the end of the week or July 16. Drivers need to be aware of on-street parking restrictions. There will be electronic signage for updates and delays should be about 20 minutes. There...
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Scientists monitoring aftermath of Biscuit fire a decade later

MEDFORD, Ore. — Scientists are monitoring the aftermath of the 2002 Biscuit fire that charred the Siskiyou Mountains. It was Oregon’s largest recorded wildfire and by keeping tabs post-blaze, scientists are trying to understand the long-term effects. In the Babyfoot Lake Botanical Area in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, a popular trail is now...
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Judge grants request to log in Coast Range

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s plan to log more in the Coast Range forests was granted by a federal judge despite a lawsuit. The request was put forward by logging industry firms in defense of Governor John Kitzhaber and other state officials’ plan to allow for more logging. The lawsuit was from environmental groups saying...
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Six-year-old rescued after search

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A six-year-old boy was found after a large-scale search by the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office last night. Authorities told the Herald and News, the boy is a non-verbal autistic child who left an apartment and later scaled a rain gutter before locking himself in a second-floor apartment. He was found...
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Pioneer Day this weekend in Sprague River

It is Pioneer Day in Sprague River Saturday, with fun and games to help raise funds for sight and hearing programs in Klamath County. Lions Club President Linda Bermea says along with the rummage sale and barbeque dinner, attendees usually like the dunk tank the best. Viewing the Basin spoke with Bermea about the...
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Firecracker Mile successful in debut

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Firecracker Mile was ran on Wednesday before the Fourth of July parade. Lori Burns says the turnout was great and recaps the winners. The Firecracker Mile is the sister race to the Snowflake Run in the winter time. Burns was impressed with the variety of participants. The race was...
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Holiday safest on roadways in over 20 years

There were fireworks and parades, but this year’s Independence Day will be seen as a success for Oregon for what it lacked. There were fewer DUII arrests and no fatalities this Fourth of July holiday. In fact, it was the second fatality-free holiday reporting period since 1970. Oregon State Police released its preliminary results...
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Renovated guard station unveiled Saturday

There is a ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled this weekend to celebrate recent renovations to the Pelican Guard Station. That is Fremont-Winema National Forest spokesperson Lisa Swinney. The CCCs were created by President Franklin Roosevelt to give men jobs. The ribbon cutting begins at 10 a.m. with an in-depth look at the historical significance of...
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