Category Archives: Klamath Falls Herald & News

Court rules in favor of Klamath Irrigation District, state water rights

A win for state water rights came earlier this month after the Marion County Circuit Court ruled that the Bureau of Reclamation cannot release water from Upper Klamath Lake for flows down the Klamath River. The Oregon Water Resources Department manages the water in Upper Klamath Lake and grants permits and licenses to various users […]
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Buck is Oregon’s only anti-poaching dog

Fresh snow had just melted and the scent trail was more than a day old when a yellow Labrador Retriever named Buck went in search of evidence linked to an elk that had been poached on March 19 near Cottage Grove. Time and snow work against tracking dogs. Still, Buck was hot on the scent […]
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Klamath Tribes making sure they’re counted

Ginette Lewis has been knocking on doors and making hundreds of calls over the past few months, all to spread the good word of the 2020 U.S. Census. As the Klamath Tribes Census Assistance Center Ambassador, she said her job is to tell local tribal people how important it is for them to be counted. […]
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Crater Lake’s Clear Waters Threatened by Illegal Users

Crater Lake, regarded as the cleanest large body in the world, is facing threats of possible contamination because some lake visitors are illegally using wet suits, inflatable kayaks, innertubes and other banned items in the lake. Crater Lake Superintendent Craig Ackerman expressed concern that visitors ignoring signs prohibiting the use of various gear could result […]
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Conway: Stop limiting online school enrollment

The Oregon Education Association recently penned a letter to legislators urging them to maintain a strict limit on the number of children who may transfer to online charter schools. A 2011 Oregon law caps the number of students allowed to transfer to an online charter school at 3 percent of local district enrollment. The union […]
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Feds pledge $1.2 million to update Klamath Project science

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced Wednesday that it will invest $1.2 million into a “new science initiative” for the Klamath Project. This announcement comes after Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman held a historic joint visit to the Klamath Basin earlier this month. Source: Feds pledge $1.2 million to update Klamath […]
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DEQ expects smoke to remain through Friday

Smoke from the Caldwell Wildfire Complex descended into the Klamath Basin on Monday, tanking the area’s air quality. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality advisory for Klamath County on Tuesday morning and expects it to last until Friday at the earliest. Between 4 and 5 p.m. Monday afternoon, the ODEQ’s air […]
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Other views: Oregon penalized for success on virus

It is long past time for the federal government to get its act together on providing COVID-19 testing supplies wherever and whenever they are needed. And that includes Oregon, which is essentially being penalized for doing a better job of containing the virus spread than many other states. This is not the first time Oregon […]
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Warner Creek Correctional Facility on list of possible closures

Warner Creek Correctional Facility in Lakeview has been recommended for closure by the Ways and Means Committee, according to a letter from the Oregon Department of Corrections. The decision is not final, and will require a vote during a special legislative session. Source: Warner Creek Correctional Facility on list of possible closures | Local News […]
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Advisory issued for Odell Lake

The Oregon Health Authority issued a recreational use health advisory Wednesday for Odell Lake due to the presence of a cyanobacteria, an algae bloom that historically produces harmful toxins. A sample was collected, and the analysis of toxins is underway. Once the data becomes available, OHA will determine whether the advisory can be lifted or […]
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