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Klamath Basin News, Wednesday, Oct. 2nd – Prescribed Burns Continue in Southern Oregon

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

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Klamath Basin Weather

Sunny, with a high near 63.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

Sunny, with a high near 58.

Sunny, with a high near 66.

Today’s Headlines…

The Lakeview Ranger District is conducting prescribed pile burns over the next 10 days as weather conditions remain favorable to burn approximately 1300 acres.

The treatment area is for Crooked Mud Honey and Burnt Willows. Smoke may be visible during and after ignitions for 1 to 5 days with direction of smoke moving north-northeast, south-southeast. Fire managers are working closely with local air districts and the Oregon Air Resources Board to mitigate the effects of the smoke to the public and local air sheds.  Signs will be in placed on Forest roads during fire operations.  Fire personnel, vehicles and equipment may be present.

The public is asked to watch for prescribed fire signs, be aware of changing conditions/fire operations and drive safely. Travelers should check current forest conditions before planning a forest visit. During prescribed fire operations forest visitors will not be allowed within the treatment area.

Marta’s House is partnering with the 173rd Fighter Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team to host a Race to Zero for Domestic Violence 2K and 5K run/walk on Saturday, October 19th at 2:00 pm at the Klamath Falls Regional Airport. 

This is a free event. This event is held to honor our victims and survivors of domestic violence and to promote and environment of healing and safety for all with the hope of reaching zero said Amber Spotten the 173rd FW Sexual Assault Response Coordinator and event planner. Online registration closes Friday, October 20 at 11:59 pm. 

Walk up registration will be available the day of but will close at 1:45 pm. 

In October, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients may see an increase in their monthly food benefits.

SNAP is a federally funded program that offers supplemental nutrition assistance to low-income individuals and families. SNAP monthly benefit amounts are based on federal guidelines. The annual changes are made to reflect changes in the cost of living and other allowances. Cost of living is the amount of money needed to support a basic standard of living. Rules regarding monthly benefit amounts are changed at the beginning of each Federal fiscal year. The fiscal year begins on October 1st. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net.

Henley High School senior and percussionist Brian Ekstrom has earned a coveted spot in the National Association for Music Education All-National Honor Ensembles, and in November will travel to Florida to perform under the leadership of top conductors in the field.

NAfME each year chooses the best high school musicians nationwide for its six ensembles. Ekstrom auditioned in April for a spot in the All-National Honor Band, sending in videos of himself playing different percussion instruments – snare drum, mallet percussion, and timpani. He also sent an additional video of one of the solos he played at state competition last spring.

Ekstrom knows firsthand how competitive the process is. He auditioned in previous years – and was turned down twice – before auditioning for the third time last spring and being awarded a spot.

Gas prices are ticking down in most states, except for the West Coast region where tightening supplies due to refinery outages are sending prices higher. For the week, the national average for regular slips half a cent to $2.66 a gallon.

The Oregon average jumps a nickel to $3.12. Oregon is one of only seven states where prices are higher now than a week ago and Oregon is one of 34 states and the District of Columbia with higher prices now than a month ago.

Around the state yesterday, Oregon State Police Troopers responded to the United States Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay on a report they had located a deceased person in the Pacific Ocean. The deceased individual is 58 year old Hoang Minh Tran of Clackamas. Family had reported Tran overdue from a sailing trip aboard the vessel, Kiwanda on Saturday evening. Tran was found wearing a floatation device.

Hemp products growing rapidly. 

The Global Hemp Innovation Center at Oregon State University has received a $1 million gift to explore hemp genomics, research that can grow understanding of how hemp may be used in health and nutrition products, textiles and construction materials.In a statement the university said the gift to the OSU Foundation was provided by Oregon CBD, a hemp seed research and development company.

The Global Hemp Innovation Center was launched in June by OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences and is the largest, most comprehensive hemp research center in the nation

…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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