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Unemployment numbers are down in Klamath and Lake counties

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The numbers for unemployment are out for Klamath County, and the situation has improved slightly. Klamath County unemployment has dropped from 11.6 percent last August to 10.9 percent this August. Lake County has also a drop going from 12.8 percent last year, to 12 percent this year. A dozen counties...
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Enterprise Irrigation District is sutting down irrigation water tomorrow

KLAMATH FALLS. Ore. — Enterprise Irrigation District is going to be shutting down all deliveries of irrigation water tomorrow. The shut down comes 5 days earlier than normal watering years. The staff of Enterprise Irrigation has said that all agricultural crops and other watered plants have been satisfied, and the shut offs are in...
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Condors are being poisoned by DDT remnants in dead animals

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA — Endangered California condors living along California’s coast have a food-chain problem because they’re feeding on marine mammal carcasses contaminated with DDT, an insecticide banned in the United States in 1972. It’s causing eggshell thinning and egg failure for the birds that are in the middle of a multimillion-dollar species recovery effort....
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Fair Aid sells out in Yreka

YREKA, Ca. — Despite the pouring rain on Saturday, a sold out crowd came out to support the Siskyou County Fair for its first ever Fair Aid. Representatives for the Siskyou County Fair say  they took in over $30,000 dollars from ticket sales. A portion of that will go to two charities. Half the...
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Grape harvest for winemakers underway

ROSEBURG, Ore — Winemakers in Southern Oregon are facing one of the earliest harvests in years. The early harvest has vintners working for next few weeks before the birds, bugs and other wildlife threaten the crops. The biggest danger farmers are dealing with is that the grapes could mold, and mildews like noble rot,...
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Hundreds of supporters come out to Yreka for State of Jefferson meeting

YREKA, Ca. — Hundreds of supporters of the Jefferson State came out on Friday to Yreka Community Center to listen to public officials and representatives from several counties in Southern Oregon and Northern California speak about the movement. Speakers included Siskyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey.
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State of Jefferson meeting in Yreka tonight

YREKA, Ca. — The meeting for the State of Jefferson is going to beheld tonight at the Yreka Community Center at 6:30. The crowd is expected to be standing room only tonight for the presentations by several speakers and the public. A PA is being set up outside for the overflow crowd that they’re...
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Oregon consumers may get money for deceptive claims made by Canadian company

WASHINGTON — Consumers who bought certain products that were supposed to help them lose weight or prevent colds, flu and allergies could expect a refund check in the mail. The Federal Trade Commission sued Iovate Health Sciences U.S.A., in 2010, saying the Canadian company’s claims about its products were deceptive and made false claims....
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Federal subsidies will help timber counties for at least one more year

SALEM, Ore. — The Senate passed a bill that includes a one-year extension on a federal subsidy for timber counties, including about $100 million for Oregon. The bill’s passage will give struggling counties another year of funding while Congress decides on legislation that would boost logging on federal lands, particularly those that fund rural...
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Arson sought in Salmon River Complex and Butler fires

  SISKYOU COUNTY, Ca. — Cal Fire Siskiyou Unit and the Klamath National Forest are looking for an arson that started one of the largest fires in our area this summer. The fire agencies are offering up to a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people...
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