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Brighter water outlook now for Refuge

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Dry conditions last year led to an avian cholera outbreak at the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge last month, and thousands of birds died. New projections from the Bureau of Reclamation’s Klamath Basin office show water is flowing at the refuge again, but it’s still a situation of cautious optimism,...
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Important budget hearing today in Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – At today’s budget hearing, public comments will be taken and deliberations will take place. Discussion will be held too on State Revenue Sharing and how funds might be used. Anyone is welcome to show up and share an opinion with the budget committee. In fact, this is your chance to...
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Registration open for kids summer camp

LAKE OF THE WOODS, Ore. – The registration period is open now for students who want to sign up for the 21st annual Resources and People Camp at Camp Esther Applegate at Lake of the Woods. Students between 13 and 18 are eligible, with learning about fire ecology, wildlife, forestry, fisheries, archeology, wetlands and...
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Violaters of burning restrictions could face tougher penalites

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – State and county officials will meet today to decide which recommendations to implement regarding burning restrictions and penalities. The Klamath Air Quality Advisory Committee released recommendations yesterday on how to improve air quality to comply with EPA standards by 2014. The fall open burning window could be shortened, and greater...
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Klamath County considers how to spend health care dollars

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County commissioners held a recent panel discussion to bring together local health care providers, community members, and government leaders. At issue – how state funding is spent when coordinated care organizations replace current health care delivery systems for low-income residents. Many want to keep local control.
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RSVP today for Farm Bureau dinner Friday

TULELAKE, Cal. – The Modoc and Siskiyou County Farm Bureau is having a membership drive, and they invite anyone interested to dinner this Friday, April 13. The dinner will feature guest speaker Paul Wenger, the State Farm Bureau President. Social hour starts at 6 with dinner at 7pm, at the Tulelake Fairgrounds in the...
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Bank announces layoffs

MEDFORD, Ore. – PremierWest Bank has announced layoffs in the coming weeks. The bank announced in January it would close 11 branches in Southern Oregon and Northern California, and last month announced plans to sell two of the Northern California branches facing closure to Klamath Falls-based Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union. It’s expected the...
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Irrigators will get more water than initially expected

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released its 2012 Operations Plan for the Klamath Project and the picture is much brighter than it was earlier this year. Project irrigation water supply from Upper Klamath Lake from April 1 through September 30 is expected to be 80 percent of average. The Bureau...
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Rip City Riders event to be considered by city council

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Rip City Riders have an event planned July 12 – 15, and the Klamath Falls Parks Advisory Board will consider related requests at their meeting Thursday. Rip City Riders want exclusive use of Veteran’s Memorial Park with a beer and wine Garden; and access from Veteran’s Park to a Distilled...
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Drug sentence handed down

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – 46-year old Casey Landon Stuve, has been sentenced to over five and a half years in prison for drug related crimes including Delivery of Controlled Substances with substantial quantities and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. District Attorney Ed Caleb’s office says Stuve has a history of drug activity including...
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