Category Archives: Klamath Falls Herald & News

Reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund; And make it permanent

For more than 50 years, fees on offshore oil and gas drilling have provided billions of dollars for the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund to protect redwood forests, Joshua trees, beaches, mountains, parks, trails and other natural treasures in California. But the fund’s authorization expired at the end of September, and Congress left for […]
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Caring for vets should be national duty

In advance of this year’s Veterans Day, on Nov. 11, the legions of men and women who have served in our nation’s military received some welcoming news: Congress finally agreed to fund the VA Mission Act, which since its June passage had been mired in budgetary disputes. Announced on Sept. 11 — an appropriate date […]
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H&N View: Let’s not forget our ranching neighbors

A chill in the air and some frost on the pumpkin makes it easier to forget the summer of fires which burned along the perimeters of the Klamath Basin, dumping smoke into the valley on an almost daily basis. One fire in particular poured a lot of smoke into the Basin in early July, and, […]
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Basin poised for success; still facing serious challenges

The Klamath Basin is uniquely positioned for success and economic growth. We have a vibrant agricultural economy, a major job creator in Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base and dedicated medical providers to improve the health of the people who live here. We also have a terrific university and community college to help students gain […]
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Mikkelsen, Tribes at odds over water talks; forms ‘coalition of the willing’

Department of Interior official Alan Mikkelsen — who spent the week in Klamath Falls and Medford — said he will return to the Basin next month to continue water talks, but that he has no plans to reach out to the Klamath Tribes based on their last interaction. Mikkelsen, senior adviser to Secretary of the […]
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DEQ data reveals record poor air quality in wildfire season

Data recently released by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality shows that the number of unhealthy and very unhealthy air quality days in Klamath Falls hit an all-time high in 2018. The data also shows these poor air quality days were confined to the wildfire season, and the number of unhealthy and very unhealthy air […]
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Monarch on a mission: Tagged Klamath monarch butterfly first migrant to reproduce in S. California

When Akimi King found monarch butterfly eggs in her garden near Klamath Falls in August 2017, she had no idea one would make western monarch history as the first Pacific Northwest migrant observed reproducing in California. Since monarch survival in the wild is less than 2 percent, King, a biologist in the Klamath Falls Fish […]
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Tense water year comes to a close

The 2018 water year in the Klamath Basin was as wild as a rollercoaster ride by some accounts, with a collective sigh of relief coming at the end of the season by many in the Ag community. While water orders continue through November for Tulelake Irrigation District, water in the Klamath Project was turned off […]
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OIT increases freshman, on-campus enrollment | Local News | heraldandnews.com

The Oregon Institute of Technology increased enrollment for on-campus and first-time freshmen this year and held a student retention rate of 80 percent, a press release said. Fall freshman enrollment grew by 9 percent from last year, the press release said, and continuing student enrollment stayed stable. Source: OIT increases freshman, on-campus enrollment | Local […]
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Fourth cattle death near Fort Klamath confirmed as wolf kill

The death of a fourth calf found killed in the Fort Klamath area was again done by the Rogue Wolf Pack, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Oregon Source: Fourth cattle death near Fort Klamath confirmed as wolf kill