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Klamath Basin News, Friday, Aug. 9th – Brats, Brews & Blues Festival This Weekend at Klamath Yacht Club

The latest News around the Klamath Basin from Wynne Broadcasting’s KFLS 1450AM/102.5FM, BasinLife.com and The Herald & News


Klamath Basin Weather

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, high near 80 degrees.

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunny, with a high near 79.

Sunny, with a high near 85.

Sunny, with a high near 85.


Klamath Basin Senior Citizens Center Director Marc Kane says the center is in need of a new roof and a new heating and cooling system.

Kane said the roof is due to be replaced and leaks several times a year, and the heating and cooling system is nearly 15 years past its expected lifespan and has failed several times in the past. Kane said there have been times in the winter where the heating failed and everyone had to wear sweaters and coats.

The senior center building belongs to the county, and the center leases it for $1 a year. County commissioners are working closely with Kane on the issue. The city has granted $7,000 for the project, Sky Lakes has granted $7,500. There are several other donors interested in helping with the project, but the center is still far from reaching the goal. Kane estimates the project could cost between $180,000 and $250,000.

A freak wind burst tore the front porch off the Whoa Tavern in Keno, leaving portions on the roof and scattered in the backyard.

Patrons of the iconic Keno tavern were enjoying their evening around 5:30 p.m. yesterday, when all of the sudden it went dark and the deafening sound of the front porch being ripped away filled the building.

As far as the damage to the tavern, Carrie Welch the co-owner said this place is not going anywhere and The Whoa Tavern is still standing.

Siskiyou County Sheriff’s deputies took a McCloud man into protective custody yesterday after receiving word that he used Snapchat to venerate recent mass shootings.

The Sheriff’s Office declined to name the individual who placed what it described as “particularly incendiary” footage on Snapchat about active-shooter events. According to the office the message was very disturbing because it referred to mass shootings in a favorable way, idolized the mass shooters, and expressed satisfaction with the victimization of other persons and their families, and the man referred to the hope that such an incident would happen in Siskiyou County.

California law calls for mentally disordered persons who are determined to be a danger to others or themselves to be taken into protective custody and assessment, evaluation and crisis intervention usually rounds out to about 72 hours in a state facility. Three firearms found at the man’s parents’ residence, where he lives, were confiscated.

The annual Klamath Sunrise Rotary Club’s celebration of good food and magical blues returns to the Klamath Yacht Club located at 2700 Front Street Saturday, from 2 to 7 p.m., for a fun-filled afternoon of food, drinks and music.

The festival is an annual collaboration between the Rotary Club and Klamath Hospice, for which the club uses the money raised to help Basin-area children attend Camp Evergreen. The camp is for bereavement counseling for children who have lost someone in their family in the last year or two. It helps children cope with the death by pairing them with other children and counselors who have experienced the same loss.

The festival features live music by Broadway Phil & the Shouters, as well as the Half Light Canyon Band as well as a beer tasting and German bratwurst dinner and a silent auction. Tickets for the Brats, Brews and Blues Festival are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Holliday Jewelry, the Herald & News, or online at www.klamathsunriserotary.org.

The number of fire starts throughout Siskiyou County has been increasing in recent weeks. Anticipated major lightning storms this weekend together with abundant dry fuels, pose a major wildfire threat in Northern California.

The public needs to be extra vigilant about the risks of starting wildfires. In anticipation of these conditions the Klamath National Forest has mobilized a Fire Prevention Education Team to reinforce local fire prevention efforts. They emphasize that while in the forests please be extra cautious about sparking a wildfire with a dragging trailer hitch chain, a flat tire or by parking in dry grass.

Keep your eyes and ears open for any wildfire activity. Always assume a fire needs to be reported. Please report to local law enforcement by calling 911.  CAL FIRE is in a County wide residential burn suspension and the Klamath National Forest remains under Fire Restrictions.

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