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 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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Friday is a furlough day for State Offices

SALEM, Ore. – If you have business to do at a state office, your best bet would be to do it today. Most Oregon state offices are closed tomorrow because it’s the third furlough day in a series of 10 scheduled in the current two-year budget cycle. The next scheduled furlough day after Friday...
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OIT to offer summer camps

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Camps are coming up this summer at Oregon Tech. The DayDreamer Film Camp is scheduled for August 20-24 and registration opens soon. OIT is also planning a LEGO building blocks camp, and a LEGO challenge. Details for the camps can be found at
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