CenturyLink Fiber Trunk severed in multiple locations knocks out communications to basin [UPDATED]

CenturyLink Fiber Trunk severed in multiple locations knocks out communications to basin [UPDATED]

At 8:20 AM, Friday, October 18, 2019, a CenturyLink Fiber Optic Trunk Cable located in Jackson County along Dead Indian Memorial Road was severed in multiple locations, causing a widespread communications outage in and around the Klamath Basin.

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Spectrum outage causing issues for businesses and customers alike [UPDATED]

Spectrum outage causing issues for businesses and customers alike [UPDATED]

If you use Charter/Spectrum for your internet and phone needs, It has been a tough day for your communications. Services have been out since approximately 8:20 AM, with no estimated time of when the service will return.

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NFWF Awards More Than $350,000 in Project Support to Benefit Endangered Fish in Upper Klamath Lake

NFWF Awards More Than $350,000 in Project Support to Benefit Endangered Fish in Upper Klamath Lake

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) today announced $350,939 in funding to improve the health and water quality of Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon to benefit two federally protected species of sucker and other native fish.

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Protecting the Pacific Fisher

Protecting the Pacific Fisher

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have signed an agreement that will enhance protections for the Pacific fisher on nearly 184,000 acres of land owned by the Oregon Board of Forestry. This includes the Santiam, Gilchrist and Sun Pass state forests as well as other Board of Forestry land in Lane, Douglas, Coos and Josephine counties.

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‘Persistence yields results’

‘Persistence yields results’

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – On Monday, October 7, 2019, representatives from the National Weather Service visited Crater Lake National Park to celebrate 100 years of weather observation with a brief ceremony held near the historic Crater Lake Lodge.

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PacificCorp releases draft resource plan to manage coal transition

PacificCorp releases draft resource plan to manage coal transition

PORTLAND, Ore. – PacifiCorp released a draft of its long-term energy plan that continues investments in new wind generation and transmission, while adding significant new solar and storage resources.

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NWS to recognize Crater Lake NP for 100-years of weather observation

NWS to recognize Crater Lake NP for 100-years of weather observation

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – On Monday, October 7, 2019, representatives from the National Weather Service will be at Crater Lake National Park to celebrate 100 years of weather observation.  There will be a brief ceremony on the back porch of Crater Lake Lodge at 1:00 PM.  All are welcome to attend.   

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173rd FW builds strong relationship with Civil Air Patrol

173rd FW builds strong relationship with Civil Air Patrol

Two Airman from the 173rd Fighter Wing are working to foster a closer relationship between the wing and the Air Force Auxiliary, better known as the Civil Air Patrol.

“Part of the Wing Strategic Plan is to build enduring relationships with the community,” said 2nd Lt. Brandon McGraw, a 173rd FW maintenance officer. “What motivated me to build this relationship was the opportunity to mentor our youth and future, potential Airmen. Also, I felt that building relationships within the community-especially the CAP is important to Kingsley’s future.”

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The dirt on soil

The dirt on soil

About 60 FFA students from four high schools – Henley, Lost River, Bonanza, and Prospect – gathered Wednesday (Sept. 25) on fallowed alfalfa fields at Mockridge Farms near Bonanza to compete in the annual Bonanza FFA Soils Invitational, a practice contest held a week before the Southern Oregon District Soils Evaluation CDE scheduled for Oct. 2 in Lakeview.

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Lessons in the Woods

Lessons in the Woods

Gadge Riffle carefully put the seedling in the hole and covered it with dirt before packing the ground around the new tree with his feet.

“I planted a tree!” he told his sixth-grade teacher, Jason Dornhecker, as the class walked along a path in the woods, adding, “Well, I know they’ll unplant it and plant it again so they can show the others how to do it.”

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12th Annual Fall Harvest Tour, October 2

12th Annual Fall Harvest Tour, October 2

Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) announces its 12th annual Fall Harvest Tour on October 2, 2019.  This tour is a valuable opportunity for irrigation community members to see first-hand the impact agriculture has on our local and regional economy. The theme of the tour is “Stewardship and Technology.”  Tour participants will see and hear how new technology is integrated into operations to allow farmers and ranchers to enhance their long-time stewardship of the land and water.

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Lower Klamath Lake NWR to begin receiving water from Klamath Project

Lower Klamath Lake NWR to begin receiving water from Klamath Project

On September 4th, Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge began receiving 50 cubic feet per second (cfs) of Klamath Project Supply through Ady Canal, operated by Klamath Drainage District.  This delivery, on top of water already being provided, comes at a critical time for fall waterfowl migration, and has become available through extensive coordination and efforts by Klamath Project irrigators.

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KWUA to co-host public meeting on irrigation power cost reduction

KWUA to co-host public meeting on irrigation power cost reduction

Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) announces a public meeting on irrigation power cost reduction actions, to be held Tuesday, September 10, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at Klamath Community College Conference Center, Building 7, 7390 S. Sixth Street.

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OIT Professior works with IPC Education to promote engineering to middle and high school students

OIT Professior works with IPC Education to promote engineering to middle and high school students

Since early summer, Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” associate professor Kevin Pintong has been working with IPC Education Foundation to attract and engage STEM students in workshops nationwide using Project Owl. The IPC Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which works to prepare students for rewarding careers in the electronics industry by providing learning opportunities focused on electronics manufacturing and improving the perception of manufacturing as a stable and well-paid sector.

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Oregon’s Wood Product Manufacturing Industry Is Still Important, Especially in Rural Areas

Oregon’s Wood Product Manufacturing Industry Is Still Important, Especially in Rural Areas

Once Oregon’s largest manufacturing industry, employment in the wood product manufacturing industry has gone through large, well-publicized losses since the early 1990s, with its employment dropping below computer and electronic manufacturing and food manufacturing. Despite the losses, wood product manufacturing is still a large industry in Oregon and is especially important to rural areas of the state.

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Protection proposed for rare bumblebee found only in Southern Oregon & Northern California

Protection proposed for rare bumblebee found only in Southern Oregon & Northern California

Southern Oregon – Franklin’s bumblebee has the smallest geographic range of any bumblebee species in North America. The hills of southwest Oregon and northern California are where this elusive bee calls home. Although it has always been hard to spot, the bee has not been observed in its native habitat since 2006.

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Jupiter, Saturn subject of star party

Jupiter, Saturn subject of star party

An astronomy event to observe other planets in our solar system will be offered by the Klamath County Museum at 8:00 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. The Jupiter and Saturn star party will be held at the Klamath Falls YMCA soccer field, 1221 S. Alameda Avenue.

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The Reclaimers, OIT student entrepreneurs win first place and $23k at InventOR

The Reclaimers, OIT student entrepreneurs win first place and $23k at InventOR

Portland, Ore. – A team of Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” students won big this weekend at the InventOR Collegiate Challenge. The grand prize winners are The Reclaimers, a team of Oregon Tech students made up of Renewable Energy Engineering and Electrical Engineering senior Annika Andersen of Baker City, Oregon, and recent graduates of Mechanical Engineering, Ashlei Morgan of Meridian, Idaho, and Jessica Arrington of Paisley, Oregon.

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