Researchers come up with new use for dandelion

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Scientists in the Basin are hoping the dandelion can become a commercial crop. It’s actually a cousin of the dandelion that might provide a new source of natural latex, which is a key component in rubber. The Herald and News reports Klamath Basin scientists are trying to turn the wild...
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Oregon GDP improves

WASHINGTON — The state’s real gross domestic product, or GDP, grew by about four and a half percent in 2011. The US Bureau of Economic Analysis released the numbers this week and said Oregon was number two in the nation, behind only North Dakota in terms of growth. The Gross Domestic Product is the...
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Progress made on Chiloquin Airport project

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Department of Aviation has applied for a permit with the Department of Environmental Quality for the Airport Runway Reconstruction Project in Chiloquin. Anyone can review the application on the DEQ website.
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KCC expects record number of graudates

Klamath Community College will have a record number of graduates this year. With more than 140 students scheduled to participate, the college says it should see a more-than 50 percent increase in the number of students walking in commencement compared to last year. The ceremony will take place at 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 15,...
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Fire in Bonanza sparked by heater

BONANZA, Ore. — A mobile home fire here yesterday was likely caused by an electric heater, according to the Bonanza Fire Department. Crews were able to respond to the blaze quickly, about three minutes after it was reported at Union Street and Second Avenue. That kept the fire from spreading to neighboring homes.
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Siskiyou County voters pick new blood

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — Voters went to the polls yesterday. Brandon Criss defeated incumbent Jim Cook for Siskiyou County Supervisor in District 1. Cook had been seeking his third term. The voter turnout in Siskiyou County was slightly less than 25 percent, according to election officials.
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KWPA sues family farm

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Court records show the Klamath Water and Power Agency filed the suit against Walker Brothers Farms April 9th. The agency claims the family received more than $200,000 in drought relief funding even though they received enough water to irrigate crops. $10 million was set aside for drought relief that year,...
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Woman faces charges for grabbing the wheel

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A passenger of a car is accused of causing an accident. The Klamath County Sheriff’s office says 35-year old Candie Christian Langley-Lee grabbed the wheel of an SUV driven by her partner, Edwin Baza-Herrera and that caused the crash near Washburn Way and the Southside Expressway Monday night. The couple’s...
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Kruise of Klamath not far off

This year’s Kruise of Klamath is scheduled for June 22 -24. The cars will first be on display at the Ross Ragland Theater that Friday night along with movie memorabilia from the movie American Graffiti and a showing inside the theater. Saturday’s events include the show ‘n shine at Moore Park and the evening...
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New solar panels to save money at OIT

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Oregon Institute of Technology plans to save big bucks with new solar panels. Solar City will install the panels as part of a $10.8 million project to be done at no cost to the Oregon University System or Oregon Tech. Estimates project OIT can save $3.3 million per year...
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