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Dennis Bennett made history against Willie Mayes

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – As family, friends, and baseball fans mourn the loss of Klamath Falls resident Dennis Bennett, we share some of his reflections. Bennett said his first win as a major league pitcher came in 1962 against he Dodgers and that’s a feeling he’ll never forget. He was also the only pitcher...
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2012 Oregon State FFA Convention Begins

HERMISTON, Ore. – The 2012 Oregon State FFA Convention opened in Hermiston, Oregon, Friday evening to a crowd of over 1,300 people. The keynote speaker was Mr. Chad Hymas who electrified the crowd with his message on the importance of making good choices in life. At the age of 27, an accident left him...
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Amtrak train derails in Oregon

OREGON – An Amtrak train was on its way from Los Angeles to Seattle when it derailed in Oregon yesterday. The train reportedly hit a tree on the tracks in the Cascade Range after the tree fell in a mudslide. There were no injuries, and the passengers were taken to the Amtrak station in...
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Lake Euwana Trail project gets a boost

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Oregon Transportation Commission this week awarded a $650,000 grant for the Lake Euwana Trail Project. The grant money comes from the Flexible Funds Program, which supports non-highway projects that give travelers an alternative means of transportation.
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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 www.kwapa.org and can be...
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