Klamath Basin News, Thursday, May 2nd

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

Thursday, May 2, 2019


This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 67. Tonight, clear, with a low around 35. North northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

Sunny, with a high near 73.  Low around 41 overnight.  

Sunny, with a high near 76. Light and variable wind.

Sunny, with a high near 74.

Sunny, with a high near 71.

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

FERC Issues Licenses for Swan Lake Pumped Storage Project

Rye Development received a 50-year construction and operational license from FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) for the Swan Lake Energy Storage Project on Tuesday.

The $750 million project may mean up to 3,000 temporary construction jobs when the project begins to turn dirt in 2021. Afterward, there will be a handful of jobs — 12 — to run the facility full time.

The Swan Lake project site is 11 miles northeast of Klamath Falls.

‘SMART cookies’ make for a tasty evening

About 200 attended the Leaders for Readers fundraiser Tuesday night at the Ross Ragland Theater as the organizers of SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) reported out their success stories.

“At SMART, we are hoping to inspire a contagious commitment to reading for the children in our community,” said Holly Stork, director of SMART. “This year’s event, Leaders for Readers, was designed specifically to showcase, and underscore, that it is both a responsibility and a privilege to support and encourage young readers and their potential.”

In Klamath County, there are about 800 children in the SMART program. Volunteers read to the young charges one-on-one for about half an hour at least once a week. The kids then earn points to take home at least one book every four weeks.

Family squabbles spell big laughs at Linkville Playhouse

Closing out a busy 2018-19 season, the Linkville Playhouse begins its final production this weekend with nine performances of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.”

The show is an award-winning comedy by playwright Christopher Durang. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” finds great humor in bitter family resentment amidst siblings who are jealous, yet financially dependent, on their famous sister.

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day at Veterans Park
Join us as we celebrate World migratory Bird Day at Veterans Park in Klamath Falls May 18th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This is a free event where you can enjoy unique family activities in celebration of migratory birds in the Klamath Basin.

Bring the whole family to explore booths and activities sponsored by some of our local partners and conservation organizations. Badger Run Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will feature live birds of prey; we will have free guided kayak tours (first come first served) and guided bird walks with the Klamath Basin Audubon Society, as well as bird banding demonstrations with the Klamath Bird Observatory. Eco-conscious children’s musical group Banana Slug String Band will perform at 10:30 am. There will be a variety other hands-on activities and crafts for children of all ages throughout the day. Learn more about migratory birds and how you can “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution” – the theme for this year’s event – while enjoying a fun filled extravaganza along with prizes and giveaways.

Join your neighbors in celebrating the wonders of wetlands and migratory birds in the Klamath Basin! Learn more at www.klamathwmbd.com.

-Leigh Ann Vradenburg, Coordinator, Klamath Falls World Migratory Bird Day, 575-418-7938

…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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