Klamath Basin News, Thursday, Oct. 10 – Funding Approved to Improve Health of Fish of Upper Klamath Lake

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Klamath Basin Weather

Today
Sunny, with a high near 56.   Clear and cold overnight, low of 25 degrees.

Friday
Sunny, with a high near 65.

Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.

Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

Monday, Columbus Day
Partly sunny, with a high near 64.

Today’s Headlines…

The air quality advisory through noon today is Green.

Green means all woodstoves, pellet stoves and fireplaces may be used inside and outside the air quality zone. Outdoor burning is allowed outside the Air Quality zone.

Joshua Adams and Devin Hubkey both of the Klamath Falls area were arrested early yesterday after attempting to elude Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies in Klamath Falls.

Deputies observed a suspicious vehicle near Shasta Way and Gary St. After observing numerous traffic violations deputies initiated pursuit which continued through the neighborhood. Deputies had planned to terminate pursuit for public safety reasons however the vehicle Adams was driving began to smoke and stopped.

Both Adams and Hubkey were taken into custody without further incident. Joshua Adams is charged with: Felony elude, Driving While Suspended, Reckless Driving (x2), Outstanding Warrant in Klamath County and Outstanding Warrant Deschutes County. Devin Hubkey was lodged for an outstanding warrant.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service announced today $350,939 in funding to improve the health and water quality of Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon to benefit the Lost River and shortnose sucker.

Neither species are currently surviving to maturity in the Klamath Basin due to a host of water quality and other issues. Stillwater Sciences and a team of technical experts will implement one of the two funded projects focused on water quality in the upper Klamath Basin.

The team will assess the feasibility of removing algal blooms from Upper Klamath Lake to determine if it can be done at a scale that has a positive effect on lake water quality conditions. The second project is a grant awarded to Trout Unlimited to design a method for separating nutrient-rich tailwater in West Canal from Sevenmile Creek, an area designated as critical native trout habitat and a tributary to Upper Klamath Lake.

This project will help improve water quality conditions in Upper Klamath Lake by reducing the amount of nutrient inputs.

The Kingsley Field Fire Department will conduct prescribed fire operations starting Friday. The burn operations are scheduled between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will take place on Kingsley Field property adjacent to Spring Lake Road.

The prescribed burn operations will serve to remove invasive weed species from the base as well as remove potential bird habitat thus decreasing the risk of bird strikes to aircraft. The Kingsley Field Fire Department will conduct the prescribed burn operations in close partnership with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Klamath County Fire District #1, the Oregon Department of Forestry, local railroad officials, and the Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport.

Registration is still open for the Klamath Adventure Triathalon on Saturday.

The event will begin at 10 am from Veteran’s Park with 6 miles of mountain biking on Link River and Moore Park trails. Then participants paddle 1.5 miles on a square course on Lake Ewauna and conclude by running 3 miles, mainly through Moore Park trails. Registration includes a race shirt and will be accepted up until the race start time.

Spectators are invited to join the fun at Veteran’s Park and cheer on racers as they start and finish at the Park for each leg of the race.

Around the state: A hotel guest whose lawyers say he was ousted from a DoubleTree hotel in Portland for “calling his mother while black” from his cellphone in the hotel lobby is seeking $10 million in a lawsuit.

The lawsuit says 35 old Jermaine Massey was staying at the DoubleTree in Portland in December when a security guard asked if he was a guest and to state his room number. After Massey said he was a guest, the guard told Massey he was loitering and the police were on the way to escort him off the property. He was eventually accompanied to his room so he could pack his belongings and he was forced at about midnight to find another hotel, according to the lawsuit.

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