Klamath Basin News & Weather – Friday, April 19th

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019


Today (Good Friday)
A chance of rain during the day, otherwise partly sunny with a high near 68.

Morning showers, then cloudy, high of 56 degrees..

Easter Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

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 Basin News Headlines

City Schools May Cut Teacher Positions

In order to balance its proposed overall $58.4 million budget, Klamath Falls City Schools is considering eliminating three teaching positions due to a decrease of 67 students in district enrollment this year.

In a budget proposal message to school board and budget committee members on Monday, Klamath Falls City School Superintendent Paul Hillyer emphasized the eliminations would not likely mean layoffs but positions wouldn’t be filled after at least three teachers retire or move out of the district. 

“Signs of love” Rally on South Sixth Street 15 Strong

Messages of love and unity filled the South Sixth Street sidewalk Thursday morning, encouraged by waves and honks from drivers passing the “Signs of Love” demonstration.

About 15 people came out for the pro-love rally organized by the Unitarian Universal church’s social justice committee. From 10 to 11 a.m., participants carried signs with quotes like “all you need is love” and “all are welcome” to show solidarity with immigrants, LGBTQ folks and other local marginalized populations.

Groups File Suit Over Fremont-Winema Grazing

Environmentalists are continuing their legal battle against grazing on the Fremont-Winema National Forest with a lawsuit over federal management of a 170,000-acre livestock allotment in northern Klamath County.

The complaint filed by Concerned Friends of the Winema and four other groups marks the fourth case in about a decade alleging violations of federal statutes in the Antelope allotment on the Fremont-Winema National Forest.

Nationally recognized Christian music artist, Ryan Stevenson, will be giving a free concert in his hometown of Bonanza Monday, April 29th at the Bonanza Community Church located at 31550 Union Street, Bonanza, OR

Doors open at 6:15.  No assigned seating or saving seats.  All ages welcome! 

This event is sponsored by Basin Youth for Christ.  For more information, contact Kelly Hess at (541) 810-3370.

STREET MAINTENANCE April 22 – 24, 2019 KLAMATH FALLS, OR, April 18, 2019

Streets Division crews will be performing work during the hours of 6:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. The Streets Staff would like to thank our citizens in advance for proceeding with caution in areas where crews are working. Work may be delayed due to weather, equipment break-down or unexpected emergencies.

April 22 & 23: Asphalt dig out repairs and patching on the 2000 block of Reclamation.

April 24: Asphalt dig out repairs and patching 323 Division

April 24: Asphalt patching 323 Division and various utility cuts within the City. Drivers please use caution while driving through work zones.

Streets crews, flaggers and heavy equipment will be in the right-of-way. If you would like more information about this topic, please call City Public Works Department at (541) 883-5385.

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

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