Klamath Basin News, Wednesday, Sept. 4th – KWUA Announces Water Users Meeting

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Klamath Basin Weather

Sunny, with a high near 88.  Overnight, a slight chance of showers. Low around 57.

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, otherwise partly sunny with a high near 85.

Sunny, with a high near 82.

Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

Today’s Headlines…

Klamath Water Users Association announces a public meeting on irrigation power cost reduction actions Tuesday, September 10th from 9:00 to 12:30 at Klamath Community College Conference Center, Building 7.

The meeting, co-hosted by KWUA and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will provide water users and other interested parties with information opportunities for input regarding a Congressionally-directed report that will evaluate irrigation power costs in the Klamath Project and the Upper Klamath Basin.

The report will also provide a plan to reduce costs to a level comparable to other areas of the Pacific Northwest. Irrigation power users in this region operated with very favorable power rates for approximately 90 years based on special contracts with PacifiCorp.  Those contracts ended in 2006 and rates have increased appreciably.

According to KWUA Executive Director Paul Simmons,The Klamath Project is one of the most efficient irrigation projects anywhere. He also added that affordable power is critical to being able to recycle and re-use water to maintain that efficiency as well as allowing them to deliver water to our partners the Tule Lake and Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuges.

Running Y Ranch Resort announced yesterday plans to relocate the Sandhill Spa from its current location inside the Sports & Fitness Center to 5790 Cooper’s Hawk Road.

With this move, Sandhill Spa will now be sharing a building with the Golf Pro Shop and will gain 1,700 square feet for a total of 2,800 square feet. This move will also allow the spa to add additional services to their menu to better serve guests. Remodeling began in July and is expected to be completed early next year. The remodel will include converting the current banquet space known as the Ranch House to a multi-room spa.

The new spa will feature several rooms for treatments, massages, couple’s massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps, manicures, pedicures, and a new addition of a Salt Room and a Dry Sauna for guests to enjoy.

The downtown Klamath County Library is hosting “Lay Person Legal,” a series of law seminars for average folks navigating the legal system.

The latest presentation covers options for getting custody of extended family members on Thursday, September 19th at 6 pm.

Attendees will get a better understanding of dependency law and what your options are for getting guardianship or custody of an extended family member, such as a grandchild.

This seminar series is a partnership between the downtown Klamath County Library, the Loyd De Lap Law Library, the Klamath County Bar Association and Legal Aid Services of Oregon, and will cover various legal topics of interest to the average person. Attendees will get a better appreciation of how the legal system works, particularly if they are attempting to navigate the courts without a lawyer.

Presenter Robert Foltyn is an attorney at law, and a member of the Oregon State Bar Association. Please note that while all our Lay Person Legal presenters are legal professionals, they cannot give legal advice on any specific case.

Diamond Home Improvement held its annual Customer Appreciation Golf Tournament recently raising $10,800 for Solid Ground Equine Assisted Activities & Therapy Center located here in Klamath Falls.

The golf tournament was held at Running Y Ranch Resort with over 95 golfers playing. Teams consisted of Diamond staff, vendors and customers. Golfers were able to purchase mulligans, with all proceeds matched by Diamond and donated to Solid Ground EAATC. Raffle ticket proceeds were also donated to Solid Ground.

Of the event’s success, Diamond General Manager and Owner Tim Steiner said, “The power of partnership is what makes this business so rewarding. We appreciate the investment of time and energy, not to mention generosity, of our vendors and customers who help us give back to the communities we serve.” Staff and volunteers from Solid Ground EAATC attended the event to collect donations and share about their work.

Two products produced in Oregon have been named best in North America. Umpqua Dairy Regular Cottage Cheese and Umpqua Dairy Butter Toffee Crunch ice cream were selected by an independent panel of judges and awarded first place as the “Best of the Best” in North America at the World Dairy Expo.

The World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest is one of the largest competitions in the world and the only one in North America that evaluates and ranks all categories of dairy products.

Lightning storms lit up the night skies sparking new wildfires, and a 6.3 magnitude earthquake shook the ground in Oregon right before National Disaster Preparedness Month.

These stern warnings make it critical for Oregonians to get prepared for both natural and human-caused disasters. September is National Preparedness Month, and it is kicked-off by Home Inventory Week.  To recognize this often overlooked part of disaster preparation, the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation encourages all Oregonians to do two simple tasks that will save time, money, and stress when disaster strikes:

Build a home inventory – Take video or photos of each room in your home, paying close attention to walls, drawers, closets, and storage areas. Recalling your personal property is a daunting task following a disaster. A home inventory eases the post-disaster stress, and enables your insurance company to move forward with processing your claim.   Review your insurance coverage – Take time to discuss your policies with your insurance company or agent. Make sure you have the right coverage and know what to expect when you file a claim for disasters such as fire, earthquake, flood, tornado, theft, and ice storms.

Recent wildfires and earthquakes reminds us how important it is for every Oregonians to build a home inventory and make sure they have the right insurance coverage to protect their families said Insurance Commissioner Andrew Stolfi. These projects are easy to do and now is the time to add these money-saving, stress-reducing tasks to your to-do list.

…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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