Capsized Boat Leads to Drowning in Upper Klamath Lake

Capsized Boat Leads to Drowning in Upper Klamath Lake

At 8:15am this morning, a tragedy occurred. Klamath County 911 dispatched the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office to the Howard Bay boat ramp located on the east side of Doak Mountain (Highway 140W.) The report was received of a capsized boat with one survivor and a second boat occupant missing.

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Teaching Real Life Through Tragedy

Teaching Real Life Through Tragedy

As a parent, one of my worst fears is getting a call that something has happened to one of my kids. All too often, teens are thrust into making adult decisions such as drinking & driving or even texting & driving. Operation Prom Night is an attempt to educate today's teens about the real dangers of driving impaired and distracted. 

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Homes Evacuated Due to Pipe Bomb Following Stolen Motorcycle Chase & Crash [UPDATE]

Homes Evacuated Due to Pipe Bomb Following Stolen Motorcycle Chase & Crash [UPDATE]

On 04/20/18 the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, following up on the previous nights incident, applied for and served a search warrant at the apartment of Darrel Grisel in the 4900 block of Harlan Drive. Located in the search were many other stolen items identified and returned to the original owners.

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Project Water Still Possible as Orrick Seeks More Information

Project Water Still Possible as Orrick Seeks More Information

Judge Orrick, holds on ruling about water and requests more information in the form of a Supplemental Briefing before deciding on the Klamath River Water Issue between fish and farms.

But is it too little too late for the Klamath Project?

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Parade Applications Still Available for Cinco de Mayo Festival

Parade Applications Still Available for Cinco de Mayo Festival

The Hispanic Advisory Board is still accepting applications for parade entries and festival vendors for the 15th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival. Previous parade participants and vendors, along with new participants are invited to join the festivities. This year some of the new vendors include local Immigration Attorney Neal Mettler, Wells Fargo, and Cascade Health Alliance.

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ODOT Donates Equipment to the Oregon Tech Geomatics Program

ODOT Donates Equipment to the Oregon Tech Geomatics Program

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) presented Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” geomatics faculty and students with a donation of survey equipment valued at approximately $134,000 last week. The donation from ODOT gained even greater value when Kuker-Ranken Inc., the largest construction and land surveying supplier in the Northwest, performed tune-ups on the equipment before it was donated to the university.

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Native Plant Walk Offered at Klamath County Museum

Native Plant Walk Offered at Klamath County Museum

tour of native plant gardens at the Klamath County Museum will be offered at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 22.

The free event is cosponsored by the museum and the Klamath Basin Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon in recognition of Native Plant Appreciation Week, which runs April 22-28.

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Merkley Requests to get Funds to Klamath Basin Quickly (RAW VIDEO)

Merkley Requests to get Funds to Klamath Basin Quickly (RAW VIDEO)

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) [4/18/18] during a Senate Appropriations Committee Energy and Water Development Subcommittee hearing pressed Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman for a commitment to get appropriated financial aid to the Klamath Basin as quickly as possible.

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SNAP Benefits Limited Under New Farm Bill Says Oregon Food Bank

SNAP Benefits Limited Under New Farm Bill Says Oregon Food Bank

Organizations across Oregon are calling on U.S. Representatives to reject a Farm Bill that was passed yesterday by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee.

The bill dramatically increases the number of SNAP participants subject to harsh time limits, including underemployed parents with children over 6 years-old, and adults up to age 60 facing career changes due to shifts in the economy.

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Weekend Planner for April 20-22, 2018

Weekend Planner for April 20-22, 2018

Earth Day 2018 is this Sunday and there are events all weekend to celebrate our planet. Events such as the Storm Drain Art Contest, Sustainapalooza, and OIT Campus Garden Celebration are just a couple of the basin events planned this weekend.  In case you celebrated already, there are plenty of other events unrelated to Earth Day happening as well.

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Fatal Crash on Highway 97 At Algoma Rd

Fatal Crash on Highway 97 At Algoma Rd

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday morning’s fatal crash on Highway 97 north of Klamath Falls. 

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at approximately 7:40am, OSP Troopers and First Responders were dispatched to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 97, near milepost 266.

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Basin Adventures: Earth Day in the Basin

Basin Adventures: Earth Day in the Basin

This weekend is the time to celebrate the world on which we live. Earth Day is officially April 22, but many Klamath Basin organizations are taking the weekend to offer events where everyone can celebrate.

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