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Klamath Basin News – Kruise of Klamath This Weekend

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019


Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

Sunny, with a high near 76.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

Sunny, with a high near 81.


Jordan Cove Pipeline Hearing Draws 200 Comments

Supporters and opponents alike showed up to voice their opinions at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hearing for the Jordan Cove Pipeline Project at the Klamath County Fairgrounds on Thursday.

In 2014, a similar project was denied by FERC, but now Jordan Cove’s parent company, Pembina, is attempting what the previous company failed to do, to bring a 32-inch gas pipeline and liquefied gas conversion plant to Southern Oregon.

GoFundMe account set up for wolf, livestock fence

A GoFundMe account has been set up by a Southern Oregon advocacy group with the goal of protecting both wolves and livestock.

KS Wild, based in Ashland, set up the crowdsourcing effort to help build a 6-foot-tall electric fence to keep wolves, including OR-7 and the Rogue Pack, off the 270-acre Prospect area property owned by Ted Birdseye, a former Klamath Falls resident. The account has so far raised $1,500 of its $6,000 goal for the fencing, and plans are to build it this summer, according to Joseph Vaile, executive director of KS Wild.

Searching for darkness in the Surprise Valley

Most people in the United States can’t see a full night sky that’s not affected by light pollution. But, in a remote corner of Nevada, the Milky Way Galaxy shines bright enough at night to cast a shadow.

The area is known as Massacre Rim and it was recently designated as a Dark Sky Sanctuary.

Just follow the Surprise Valley-Barrel Springs Back Country Byway, a tongue-twister of a road — a portion of which follows the route of the Applegate-Lassen emigrant trail — that makes a 90-mile loop throughout northwestern Nevada and northeastern California. 

Recycling Locally, Not Globally

With its newly installed sorting line, REACH Recycling in Klamath Falls is dedicated to finding solutions for the community’s recycling problems.

The board of Klamath County commissioners granted REACH Recycling $196,000 to bring the project to life, and awarded $72,000 more at the grand opening event for the first year of operations.

“This is a situation where innovative thinkers become problem solvers,” Derrick DeGroot, Klamath County commissioner, said at the grand opening event held earlier this month. “We’re really appreciative and we’re happy that we can be a part of making this come to fruition,” he said.

Ain’t nothing like the Kruise of Klamath!
Kruise of Klamath – a view from Moore Park from the past.

Cars Kruise Klamath through the weekend

The Kruise of Klamath, an annual celebration of classic cars, will take place this weekend in and around Klamath Falls. The event which puts dazzling cars in the spotlight has been expanded to bring in more visitors from out of town, and will include some extra events.

No matter if you consider yourself a car person or not, says Linda Tepper, the secretary treasurer for the Kruise of Klamath board, there will be something for you at the Kruise of Klamath.

“Whether they’re a car person or not a car person, people can really appreciate the work that goes into these vehicles,” she said. “It’s a free event, it’s family-friendly”.


Campfires Permitted Only in Designated Areas at Crater Lake National Park

CRATER LAKE, OREGON – Campfires are no longer permitted in the backcountry at Crater Lake National Park.  This change comes with the annual update of the Superintendent’s Compendium, a document that details park specific rules and regulations. The following changes are effective immediately:


-Backcountry campfires are prohibited.

-Wood fires and charcoal fires are permitted only within established grills or fire rings, or portable self-contained grills, in the following designated areas:

Mazama Campground

Rim Village Picnic Area

Park residential areas

Self-contained gas and solid fuel camp stoves and grills are permitted in the backcountry, as well as in Mazama Campground, picnic areas, and residential areas.

Park management made this change to reduce the risk of escaped campfires in the backcountry.  After multiple years of below average snowfall, fire season starts earlier and lasts longer than in the past.  These restrictions will minimize the risk of human caused fires.  Restricting fires in the backcountry also helps prevent the illegal collection of sparse native vegetation for use as fuel. 

These restrictions are implemented pursuant to the authority described in 36 Code of Federal Regulations 2.13. Our goal is voluntary compliance; however, persons who fail to comply with these restrictions may be cited or arrested. Thank you for your cooperation.

Eaglemania tribute band, playing the incredible music of The Eagles, plays at the Klamath County Fairgrounds on July 4th, brought to you in part by The Herald & News, Eagle 104.7 Classic Rock and BasinLife.com! Get your tickets now and we’ll see you at the show!

Eaglemania, the Eagles tribute band, coming to the Klamath County Fairgrounds
“Hotel California” topped a recent poll of H&N readers about their favorite Eagles song, and you’ll get a chance to hear it live in all its glory at the EagleMania concert July Fourth at the Klamath County Fairgrounds.


All the best Eagles hits will be performed by EagleMania: the World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute band. They will kick off the show with a surprise grand entry event and will perform right up to until the fireworks display — and perhaps a little after with some encores.

Klamath County Library screening Capernaum at Foreign Film Night

The downtown Klamath County Library will screen the Oscar-nominated Lebanese drama Capernaum on Tuesday, July 9th at 5:30 pm.

Zain El Hajj, a 12-year-old boy from the slums of Beirut, is serving a five-year prison sentence for stabbing his parents’ landlord – a man who married Zain’s younger sister, Sahar. Zain is not only unremorseful for the attack – he sues his parents for neglect and for forcing his sister to become a child bride. As the narrative flashes back in time to the months before the stabbing, Zain flees his negligent parents and attempts to survive on the streets…

Capernaum is notable for its cast of first-time actors – almost all of whom were undocumented migrants and refugees – including Zain Al Rafeea, the youth who plays Zain. Al Rafeea was a refugee from the conflict in Syria living on the streets in Lebanon prior to the film’s creation. (He has since resettled in Norway, where he is attending school for the first time.)

Capernaum is RATED R, in Arabic and Amharic with English subtitles, and runs for two hours, 6 minutes.

Many of our Foreign Film Night titles are available on Kanopy, the library’s video streaming service. To start checking out five free movies every month, log in with your library card barcode and library account password at klamathlibrary.kanopy.com.

(Need to reset your library account password? Just stop by a library branch to get started.)   No registration is necessary. For more information, please call 541-882-8894.

Klamath County libraries to close for Independence Day

All branches of the Klamath County Library District will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No library materials will be due that day. Libraries will return to normal hours on Friday, July 5th. For more information, please call 541-882-8894, or see the calendar on our website: klamathlibrary.org.

…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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