Klamath Basin News & Weather, Friday, March 29th

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

FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019

KLAMATH BASIN WEATHER

Today
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, after 2pm. High of 49 degrees. Tonight, mostly clear, with a low around 30.

Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 55.

Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 58. Overnight low around 39.

Monday
Showers or rain much of the day. High near 54.

Tuesday
Showers likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 52.

Wednesday
A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 51.

See Road Camera Views
Lake of the Woods   
Doak Mtn.   
Hiwy 97 at Chemult   
Hiwy 140 at  Bly       
Hiwy 97 at GreenSprings Dr.            
Hiway 97 at LaPine

   
TODAY’S KLAMATH BASIN NEWS HEADLINES & STORIES…

Jordan Cove Pipeline Protest Draws Small, Hearty Crowd

About 35 people turned out on a blustery Thursday afternoon to rally in front of the Jordan Cove offices in downtown Klamath Falls; holding up signs for passersby and stating their case against a proposed natural gas pipeline that will run from Malin to Coos Bay.

Pipeline officials were also outside offering water bottles and answering questions of the protesters.

“One of the reasons we opened an office here is to be transparent and answer any concerns the public might have about this project,” said Tasha Cadotte, manager of media and community affairs for Jordan Cove. Not many sought out the Jordan Cove officials, but a few did chat with them.

State Housing Bill Effects Murky for Klamath

New state laws keep landlords from raising tenant rents more than 10.3 percent annually on a property.

But rental owners in Klamath Falls say local rent spikes were never that high to begin with. They also believe such additional actions could further restrict rent prices in the area, or even cause landlords of single-home units to raise fees to the maximum amount allowable.

At the end of February, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 608 into law under an emergency action, which means it went into effect immediately.

The intention is also to keep rental prices down as market prices continue to climb and wages stagnate in some areas.

Foster Kids Removed from Klamath County Juvenile Jail that limited tampon access

Oregon child welfare officials are removing foster children from a Klamath Falls residential program located in a county juvenile jail, after lawyers and state lawmakers raised concerns that the girls did not have free access to tampons.

Girls recently were given access to three free tampons at a time, but only if they turned over their used hygiene products to staff.

Four girls in foster care were assigned to the program as of this week, and the state is moving all of them to other locations by April 1, a Department of Human Services spokesman said.

Portions of Hyatt Campground to Close for Utility Work

Portions of the Hyatt Lake Campground will be closed temporarily for utility work starting in late may, according to a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) news release.

A 1960s-era electrical line will be replaced to restore operation of sewage treatment and water facilities at the campground. To ensure public safety while this work is being done, campsites in Loops A and B will be temporarily closed. Campsites in Loop C and Wildcat will remain open. Hyatt Lake’s boat ramps, day use area, group campsites, and group picnic shelter will also remain open. Portable toilets and hand-washing stations will be available at the campground during the construction period. Loop A and B campsites will be reopened as soon as construction is complete.

Klamath County Board of Commissioners
Public Meeting Agenda
April 2, 2019 ~Immediately following Executive Session ~ Room 214 

1. Call To Order & Those Present

2. HB 2786

3. Building Code Discussion

4. Public Records Policy

5. Other County Business

6. Adjournment

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