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OLCC Submits Pot Control Budget Request

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is asking state lawmakers for 10.5 million dollars for the 20-15 to 20-17 budget to manage the new recreational pot industry. That money would be used to hire 33 employees, and pay for IT projects that would allow business owners to apply for licenses online. The OLCC expects to generate...
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Mono Basin Sage Grouse Populations on the Mend

Wildlife officials say a species of Sage Grouse found only in California and Nevada no longer needs federal protections. Now, federal officials are still weighing the possibility of increasing protections for  other sage grouse species in the Western US, including here in Eastern Oregon. US Fish and Wildlife Service officials say it was voluntary...
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Fort Jones Teen Recovering from February Wreck

A 15-year old Fort Jones girl is still hospitalized after a February accident that left her critically injured. Brianna Eaton’s grandmother posted an update on social media yesterday saying that Brianna will likely be in Oakland Children’s Hospital for another 2 months. She was one of six people injured in a February 10th accident...
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Youth Conservation Corps Accepting Applications

 The Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a youth Conservation Corps program this summer. Teens aged 15 to 18 can earn 9 dollars an hour during the summer.  You can visit the National Parks Service website to find out more about the program and qualifications.  You can print off the application HERE. All...
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Fewer Klamath, Lake County Workers Seeking Unemployment

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Another new retailer hiring workers helped Klamath County’s unemployment numbers for March. Unemployment last month was 8.1%, down from 8.7% in February. The county added about 40-percent more jobs than usual during March. Lake County lost 20 jobs last month, but enough people have given up finding a job or run...
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Irrigators Have Options to Ride Out Drought

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Water is a precious commodity in the Basin… and irrigators are turning to groundwater to help get them through this dry season. The Klamath Water and Power Agency yesterday approved a plan to reimburse irrigators for the energy costs to pump groundwater onto fields, plus 20-dollars per acre-foot. The Agency had...
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Klamath County Commissioners Hold Pot Hearing

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A public hearing in Klamath County today will give County Commissioners your thoughts on medical marijuana dispensaries. Commissioners had earlier taken advantage of a one-year moratorium on whether to approve dispensaries in the county. Now that recreational pot will also be legal soon… commissioners will address both issues. Tonight’s meeting is...
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Bonanza Farmer’s Market Accepting Vendors

Klamath Falls, Ore.– If you’ve got something to sell…Bonanza’s got a place for you to sell it. The Fourth Annual Farmers Market starts in June, and they’re looking for vendors. It won’t just be food items this year… there’ll be non-food vendors, a flea market, and they’ll even consider some live entertainment. To apply...
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Sausage Recall Underway

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 – Kayem Foods, a Chelsea, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 59,203 pounds of fully cooked chicken sausage products that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The chicken sausage products were produced on various dates in March...
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Crooners Wanted

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Have you ever wanted to be that guy or gal who belts out a patriotic song before a baseball game? Now’s you’re chance! The 2015 Babe Ruth Baseball World Series Committee will hold auditions for the Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America on April 26 at Kiger Stadium. Sign-ups begin...
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