Category Archives: Klamath Falls Herald & News

OR-25 wolf killed near Fort Klamath

Three wolf killing investigations open in region. A reward of $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest or criminal conviction of whomever is responsible for the shooting death of a gray wolf on or around Oct. 29. The male gray wolf, identified as OR-25, was found dead near Fort Klamath on the […]
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A letter to the Secretary of Interior: It’s wrong to remove Klamath Dams — Guest Opinion

Recently, Congressman LaMalfa (CA-R) hand-delivered constituent letters to a meeting with Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke. The bundle of letters expressed strong opposition to removing the four Klamath River hydro-electric generating facilities. Source: A letter to the Secretary of Interior: It’s wrong to remove Klamath Dams

Commissioners see the importance of being ‘at the table’ — Opinion

A request for more clarity on where Klamath County commissioners stand on dam removal produced the answer last week that they have been taking steps since 2016 to get a seat at the table. “The table” is establishment of the process by which Pacific Power will turn over four dams to a non-profit organization, the […]
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Part of the process

KID, KWUA to intervene in dam removal. Following an executive session Friday, Klamath Irrigation District board of directors voted to authorize legal staff to intervene in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)’s process to remove four dams on the Klamath River and transfer ownership to the Klamath River Renewal Corporation. Source: Part of the process

Klamath Falls agency added to Oregon insurance marketplace

A Klamath Falls insurance group has officially been named as an Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace partner. Klamath Insurance Center, Inc. announced on Oct. 27 that they were named as an agency partner through the Department of Consumer and Business Services, according to a news release. They are now among more than a dozen other state […]
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Serious disconnect between higher ed, employers calls for more coordination | Wire Commentary

With the recent release of this year’s rankings, U.S. News also included median starting salaries for graduates as part of their calculation. Yet, while this is a great first step, it still doesn’t paint a complete picture of how well colleges are preparing their students for today’s workforce. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, […]
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It remains messy, but Eternal Hills’ future has begun to look clearer | Editorials |

If there’s anything good to be said about the Eternal Hills Cemetery mess it’s that the state has been aggressive in dealing with it, though it’s still a heart-wrenching situation for families and friends of those buried there. Robert Gordon, the owner, and Tim Lancaster, the cemetery’s funeral director have both been sanctioned, fined heavily […]
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Klamath County Commissioners intervene in dam removal

The Klamath County Board of Commissioners is continuing efforts to intervene in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) process to remove four dams on the Klamath River and transfer ownership to the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC). The Klamath River Renewal Corporation is a nonprofit corporation formed in 2016 to oversee removal of four dams […]
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Lakeview flu outbreak leaves schools, families scrambling

A stomach virus has spread quickly in Lake County, first inflicting elementary students in Lakeview in attendance at Union Elementary School and spreading rapidly throughout the community. Lake County Public Health identified the spreading virus as gastroenteritis, a contagious ailment commonly known as stomach flu is spread via a norovirus that results in nausea, vomiting, […]
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Oregon DEQ fines local gas station for unresolved penalties

Ray’s Market in Klamath Falls may have to stop fuel services if it does not work with Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Oregon DEQ issued a news release Monday saying that it would fine Sushil Kumar, who runs Ray’s Market in the Stewart-Lenox area, $1,624 for paperwork issues involved with the station’s underground storage […]
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