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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Red Cross open Veteran’s Day; continues contest

The Klamath Falls chapter of the American Red Cross will be open normal hours on Veteran’s Day. Potential donors can still participate in the Civil War donation contest, pitting Ducks and Beavers against one another to donate more blood than their rival. There are prizes including tickets to the Civil War game on Nov....
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Sno-Park permits required until Apr. 30

It is Sno-Park season in Oregon. From now until Apr. 30, a Sno-Park permit must displayed when parking in designated areas. The permits range in price from $3 for a daily pass to $20 for the entire season. There are about 100 winter recreation parking areas across Oregon and permits can be purchased at...
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Miss America in the Basin Saturday

Miss America is in Klamath Falls this weekend as the keynote speaker for the Citizens for Safe Schools annual CHARACTER COUNTS! and Mentoring Matters Banquet Saturday. The event is at the Running Y where Miss America Laura Kaeppeler (Kepp-ler) will talk about her platform on mentoring, especially for children of incarcerated parents. It is...
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OIT grad to talk on managing daily life

Oregon Institute of Technology graduate Dr. Rebecca A. Powers is scheduled to speak to OIT students in Wilsonville Friday about managing everything that happens to us daily. Dr. Powers graduated from Oregon Tech’s Klamath Falls campus in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology. While working full time as a medical technologist, she...
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Whitsetts sweep state races

While Democrats were on track to pick up four seats in the Oregon House and take the majority following two years of an even split between the parties, two Republicans with more in common than political party were picked in Klamath County. Viewing the Basin: Sam Dunlap on Klamath County results Election results on...
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New Klamath Co. commissioners and assessor

In the race for Klamath County Commissioner seats, Republican Tom Mallams defeated Independent Kirk Oakes 72 to 27 percent. Mallams takes over position 1 on the board of commissioners. Mallams will debut on the board with position 3 winner Jim Bellet, who ran unopposed. Bellet is familiar with his new commissioner-mate Mallams. In the...
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Basin mayoral races; K Falls city council

In the Klamath Falls mayoral race, incumbent Todd Kellstrom was chosen for another term defeating opponent Donna Walker 52 to 39 percent. Chuck Pixler received nearly nine percent of the vote. In other mayoral races, Tim Saunders won in Merrill as did Patricia Ann Twamley in Chiloquin and Mike Patrick in Lakeview. Klamath Falls...
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Skrah wins Klamath Co. sheriff’s race

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — One of the most contested races in Klamath County was for sheriff where Frank Skrah defeated Mike Angeli 54 to 29 percent. Write-in votes accounted for 16 percent of the vote and current sheriff Tim Evinger was running a write-in campaign. Cory Edmondson shares more on Klamath County’s new sheriff....
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