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Bodies of drowning victims recovered

MAUPIN, Ore. — Authorities in central Oregon have recovered the bodies of two men who fell into the water at White River Falls. Wasco County sheriff’s office undersheriff Lane Magill confirmed that 26-year-old Jonathan Brett McLean of Portland and 15-year-old Caleb Justice of Vancouver-Camas, Wash. were with a church group visiting Tygh Valley when...
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Sixth graders to Ponderosa starting in 2013

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Sixth grade means a new school starting in 2013. The board for Klamath Falls City Schools approved the idea of a sixth- through eighth-grade middle school format for Ponderosa Junior High in Monday’s meeting. Superintendent Paul Hillyer told the Herald and News the thought is students will be better prepared...
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Agenda: Parks & Cemeteries; Mountaineering today

The Klamath Falls Parks and Cemeteries Advisory Board will meet Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m, where the Kiger Association is expected to provide an informational update to the board. It will be held in the City Administration Building. There is an mountaineering presentation Wednesday as well. It will be at 2 p.m. at Pelican...
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Small business grant given to South Central Oregon

There is $10,000 more available to fuel aquaculture business development in South Central Oregon. The area’s Economic Development District received the funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Enterprise Grant. With the money, a feasibility study will be conducted to determine potential sites.
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Klamath Falls Bioenergy recommended for certificate

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Energy released a document Monday recommending a site certificate be issued to Klamath Falls Bioenergy along with a notice of contested case proceedings. The certificate would be for a proposed facility between Klamath Falls and Keno and would be issued by the Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council....
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Medford man killed in dredge mining incident

COLLIER REST AREA, Calif. – A 55-year-old Medford man is dead after his gold mining dredge equipment ran out of fuel this weekend in northern California. The Siskiyou County sheriff’s office responded to the call. Sheriff’s office spokesperson Allison Giannini who says authorities recovered the body of Jay Dee Myers who was pronounced dead at...
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Updated: Five injured in Prineville-area collision

From Oregon State Police news release Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Tuesday morning serious injury crash involving a van transporting ten contract wildland firefighters and a commercial truck on Highway 126E west of Prineville. Nine of the 10 people transported to area hospitals have been treated and released....
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Viewing the Basin: Enterprise Zones

Last week, Portland, Beaverton and Veneta were awarded enterprise zone status. The state is hoping it will attract business to the areas through the use of tax benefits for incoming corporations. Viewing the Basin spoke with Klamath County zone manager Betty Riley and were interested in knowing if Klamath County’s opportunities are equal to...
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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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