Category Archives: Klamath Falls Herald & News

A fresh, past perspective on the Klamath ‘Water Wars’ | Editorials | 

Solutions to the water battles in the Basin? It’s complicated. To reiterate what Department of Interior advisor Alan Mikkelsen said this week, it may be the most complex set of water issues in the country. (See story in Thursday’s H&N). At least we’re number one in something! Source: A fresh, past perspective on the Klamath […]
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Mikkelsen visits Basin: Water solutions a long way off 

Alan Mikkelsen likens the Klamath Basin water negotiations to climbing Mount Everest. “We’ve just left Base Camp and have a long way to go,” the veteran water negotiator for the Department of Interior told the Herald and News in a sit-down interview Wednesday morning. “We may summit; we may get blown off the mountain. And […]
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ODOT asks county for $550K more toward Brett Way extension

The Oregon Department of Transportation wants another $550,000 from Klamath County to help with the Brett Way extension and Highway 140/Homedale Road intersection project. help with the Brett Way extension and Highway 140/Homedale Road intersection project. ODOT officials met with Klamath County commissioners early Wednesday to further outline what they expect from the project, who […]
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California seeks comments on dam removal, water quality

The California State Water Resources Control Board released a draft water quality certification for the proposed removal of the Copco No. 1, Copco No. 2, and Iron Gate hydroelectric dams, located in Siskiyou County. The Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) submitted its application to the board in September 2016 for water quality certification pursuant to […]
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State clears two attorneys for KID of misconduct

A former attorney for the Klamath Irrigation District who was employed prior to and during the height of a recall election against three of the five officers in 2016 has been cleared by the state of any professional misconduct at that time. Also, the state cleared Portland attorney Nathan Rietmann of related misconduct claims when […]
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Trump defends Oregon monument expansion in lawsuit

The Trump Administration has asked for dismissal of a lawsuit challenging expansion of the Cascades-Siskiyou National Monument, claiming the president’s authority supersedes timber laws that would allow harvesting on monument Source: Trump defends Oregon monument expansion in lawsuit

Brown signs Guard tuition bill at Kingsley

Gov. Kate Brown signed into law Saturday a bill providing full tuition to Oregon National Guard members seeking higher education, with the signing ceremony at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls. House Bill 4035 was passed unanimously by legislators in March and Brown said she was honored to sign the bill at the home of the […]
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DEQ accepts public comments on dam removal

Removal of John C. Boyle Dam will have short-term environmental impacts, according to officials at Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality, but the agency sees long-term benefits, pending approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality hosted two question and answer sessions and public comment hearings at Oregon Tech Tuesday to gather […]
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Psychiatrist’s license pulled after over-prescriptions

A local psychiatrist has had his medical license suspended indefinitely after multiple patients were over-prescribed anti-anxiety medication. As of June 7, the license of Dr. William Edward Davis, 80, of Klamath Falls, was suspended by the Oregon Medical Board until such time as the board sees fit to reinstate his license. Source: Psychiatrist’s license pulled […]
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Oregon Tech professor appointed to state board

Vanessa Bennett, assistant professor of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging at Oregon Institute of Technology, recently received appointment to the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging, with her official term beginning July 1, accordign to a news release. Bennett replaces Rick Hoylman and joins Oregon Tech medical imaging technology faculty member, Robyn Cole, who serves as […]
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