Klamath Basin News Update, Wednesday, March 26th -Wild Horses Adoption Event

Contributions from Paul Hanson at Wynne Broadcasting’s KFLS 1450AM / 102.5FM and The Herald & News



Rain heavy at times today. High near 45.. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Snow showers likely before 11am, then rain and snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.

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Hiwy 97 at Chemult   
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Hiwy 97 at GreenSprings Dr.            
Hiway 97 at LaPine


ODOT Hosts Brett Way Extension Meeting Thursday

A public open house on the Brett Way extension and Highway 140/Homedale Road intersection improvements will be held by the Oregon Department of Transportation at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 in the gymnasium at the Brixner Junior High School, 4727 Homedale Road.

Members of the community are invited to attend and learned more about proposed improvements, as well as offer feedback to ODOT’s project team.

The Brett Way extension from Summers Lane to Homedale Road was first proposed in 2014 with the goal to help improve safety and access to the Crater Lake – Klamath Regional Airport, according to previous reports from the Herald and News.

Safety concerns continue to be one of the largest factors in the intersection redesign. There were at least 13 serious collisions at Highway 140 and Homedale Road between 2011 and 2015, three of which resulted in fatalities.

Several studies concluded that a roundabout would be the safest, most efficient installation at the site.   The project could wrap up as soon as 2021.

Moore Park Closure

The City of Klamath Falls Parks crews will be performing large tree removal and maintenance at Moore Park, and as a precaution for our public’s safety, Moore Park will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, March 27th. Parks Staff hope to have the work completed by end of day tomorrow for the park to reopen on Thursday, March 28th. We appreciate your continued support and understanding as we work to keep our City Parks safe and beautiful. Questions? Please feel free to contact the City of Klamath Falls Administrative offices at (541) 883-5316.

Forest Plans Wild Horse Adoption Event

ALTURAS — The Modoc National Forest is preparing to host its third Wild Horse Adoption Event, April 8-12 at the Double Devil Wild Horse Corrals near Alturas, according to a news release. Approximately 14 horses younger than 10 will be available for adoption only during this event.

The Double Devil Wild Horse Corrals team has worked long hours every day caring for and finding homes for Devil’s Garden wild horses gathered last fall. They have already placed more than 200 of these older horses into happy homes though sales with limitations and adoption.

“To work with the Devil’s Garden horses every day is a dream come true. The horses are truly amazing, kind, gentle and extremely intelligent,” said Double Devil Wild Horse Corrals Manager Charlea Johnston. “I think anyone who gives these horses homes will be happy with their nature and willingness to build relationships.”

Lakeview Flying Club Seeks To Inspire Prospective Pilots

LAKEVIEW — Hoping to inspire the next generation of general aviation pilots, a recently formed flying club in Lake County is hosting an open house event in April offering introductory flights.

The Oregon Outback Aviators has been in the works since 2017, when Lakeview area pilot and NASA employee Bruce Webbon began inquiring with other local pilots gauging interest in forming a flying club. Now chartered, the Oregon Outback Aviators are partnering with the Lakeview Airport for an open house to celebrate aviation and hopefully inspire future pilots.

The open house, scheduled for Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will include introductory half-hour flying lessons for anyone 16 years or older, as well as aircraft and helicopter displays on site. There will also be displays and information provided by Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force, Lake County Search and Rescue, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Angel Flight, and Airlink.

Final Gardening Workshop Offered at Klamath County Libraries

Let’s get ready for the 2019 gardening season! The Oregon State University Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center (OSU KBREC) is concluding this year’s series of gardening workshops at Klamath County library branches, according to a news release.

Nicole Sanchez, Oregon State University assistant professor in horticulture, will lead both budding and experienced gardeners in the last of three workshops at the downtown, South Suburban and Chiloquin libraries.

Sanchez has worked in the horticulture industry for nearly 30 years. She runs the Klamath County Master Gardener Program at the OSU Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center, and has worked extensively with both home gardeners and commercial fruit and vegetable growers.

No pre-registration or prerequisites are required to attend the workshop.


The Klamath Falls Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Monday, April 22, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of the City Administration Building, 500 Klamath Avenue, Klamath Falls, Oregon, to consider the following item(s):

Annexation 1-A-19 for Zimel & Associates, Inc., proposes to bring the remaining .35-acre portion of a lot/parcel at 2226 Washburn Way into City limits to facilitate certain development types and uses within the General Commercial zone.  The property is described as a portion of Washburn Park, Block 2, Lot 1 & 2; Tax Assessor Map R-3909-004AD-00900.

Annexation 2-A-19 for 2972 South 6th Street, LLC, proposing to bring a .65-acre lot/parcel, described as Parcel 1 of Land Partition 6-11 into City limits to facilitate certain retail uses. The property is located at 2972 S 6th Street; Tax Assessor Map R-3909-003BC-01001.

All interested citizens will have the opportunity to give written and oral comments.  Disabled persons desiring information may call the City’s TDD line at 883-5324.  For more information, contact the City Planning Division at 541-883-4950.

…For complete details on these and other stories see todays Herald & News.  Wynne Broadcasting and the Herald and News…stronger together to keep you informed.

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