Category Archives: Klamath Falls Herald & News

Wolf kills down for Klamath County in 2019

There was one wolf kill in Klamath County this year, though eight were logged in Jackson County, according to Tom Collom, district wildlife biologist for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Source: Wolf kills down for Klamath County in 2019

Klamath Tribes gear up for 2020 Census

As the nation prepares for upcoming census the Klamath Tribes are also preparing to launch a campaign to increase tribal member participation in the 2020 Census throughout the state of Oregon, according to a news release. “The Census is a powerful tool for tribes if we are counted correctly,” said Klamath Tribes Councilwoman Willa Powless. […]
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Becky Hyde appointed to ODFW commission

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) last week approved the nomination of several new commissioners, among them Becky Hyde of Paisley. Hyde, who was appointed by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to a four-year term, is the first in several years from the Klamath Basin to join the commission. No stranger to ODFW-related issues, Hyde […]
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Name change considered for site of historic plane crash

A site of tragedy for the State of Oregon may soon have a formal name change in Lake County in recognition of an infamous plane crash that took the life of Oregon’s governor 62 years ago. A difficult-to-reach area in Lake County approximately two miles from Dog Lake, southwest of Lakeview, has never had a […]
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Help save rural Oregon by putting veterans to work rebuilding it

After a military career that included multiple deployments overseas, I moved back to my hometown in rural Oregon two years ago, where I work as a community organizer. It’s a vague job title, but it often feels like I’m doing a version of the nation building work that I did in Haiti and Iraq. Here, […]
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Becky Hyde appointed to ODFW commission

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) last week approved the nomination of several new commissioners, among them Becky Hyde of Paisley. Source: Becky Hyde appointed to ODFW commission

Reschke talks legislature highlights with KCSD

State Rep. E. Werner Reschke shared highlights from the 2019 legislative session Thursday night with members of the Klamath County School District board of directors, including addressing why he voted against the Student Success Act and what he would’ve liked to see it contain. Source: Reschke talks legislature highlights with KCSD | Local News | […]
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Oregon Health Authority responds to coverage concerns

Editor’s note: Sarah Kelber, communications officer with the Oregon Health Authority, offered the following answers regarding community concerns about Open Card requests and mileage boundaries in regard to patient coverage provided by family nurse practitioner Michael Sheets at the Merrill and Bonanza health clinics. Regarding whether OHA is reducing or limiting open card requests in […]
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Highway 140 improvements inch closer to construction

Highway 140 will get an upgrade in two places in the coming years, at the Brett Way Extension at Homedale Road and the Southside Bypass, and from Lakeshore Drive to the Klamath County Boat Marina. The two ODOT projects are in the engineering and permitting phases before the agency can go out for bids for […]
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OWRD to host groundwater management open house

The Oregon Water Resources Department will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Chiloquin Community Center on management of groundwater rights in the basin, according to a news release. There will also be informational booths on other aspects of water quantity management. Source: OWRD to host groundwater […]
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