Klamath Basin News, Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Reames Golf & Country Club To Close

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Klamath Basin Weather

Mostly sunny with a high near 63.  

Sunny, with a high near 65.

Sunny, with a high near 68.

Today’s Headlines

The Klamath County Public Health air advisory is Green until noon today.

After 94 continuous years of operations, Reames Golf and Country Club will close its doors on November 3rd. 

Following many months of meetings and countless hours of looking for alternatives, the Reames Board of Directors met with the membership last week to get their input and inform them of the decision. Board President Terry Scroggin and others have actively been looking for other options or unique arrangements to try and keep the club operating, but nothing has materialized. 

The Club has a rich history.  The dream of this course to be located on this scenic hillside setting began in 1923. Evan Reames donated the land for just $1.00, and with the help of local businessmen, the dream became a reality. The original nine holes were built in 1925 and the second nine in the mid-1960s. The original nine-hole course was designed by legendary golfer and course architect Chandler Egan who won two U.S. Amateur Golf Championships as well as gold and silver medals at the 1904 Olympics in the team and individual golf events. Some of Mr. Egan’s many other golf course designs include the Eugene Country Club and Waverly Country Club in Portland.

In 1929 Egan partnered with another legendary golf architect, Alister Mackenzie, to renovate Pebble Beach Golf Links for the 1929 U.S. Amateur Tournament.

The Reames board informed the membership that the property would be listed for sale in the coming weeks. Reames will continue to operate through November 2. All events scheduled after that date will need to find alternate venues.

The Klamath County Sheriff’s office has received multiple complaints from people receiving phone calls indicating their child has been kidnapped and demanding a ransom.

The reporting parties noted that they heard background screaming and other noise that they believed was recorded. The incidents appeared to be originating from a foreign number possibly from Mexico beginning with country code +52.

Virtual kidnapping is an extortion scam where a caller pretends to have kidnapped a child or relative and demands payment. The scammers will often make it appear they know significant details about their loved ones. They threaten extreme violence against the victim and imply that they have hacked your cell phone.  To avoid becoming a victim of this type of extortion scheme the FBI recommends looking for the following possible indicators:

Incoming calls from an outside area code, or foreign telephone number, calls do not come from the kidnapped victim’s phone,callers go to great lengths to keep you on the phone, callers prevent you from calling or locating the “kidnapped” victim and ransom money is only accepted via wire transfer service.

Around the region…

PacificSource Health Plans announced the 12 healthcare organizations that will receive a combined total of more than $600,000 in funding as part of its annual Community Health Excellence program (CHE) for the 2019-2020 cycle.

Now in its 10th year, the CHE program has awarded more than $5 million in community grant awards to improve community health by awarding financial support to providers advancing healthcare delivery innovations in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and, Washington.Through the CHE program, funding is made available for a variety of care delivery innovations including trauma-informed and culturally appropriate care, health care integration, palliative care, and chronic disease management.

In Oregon awards went to Children’s Health Foundation, La Pine Community Health Center, Mercy Foundation, North Bend Medical Center, Oregon Medical Group, Partners in Care and Summit Medical Group.

Around the state Oregon Governor Kate Brown has responded to President Donald Trump’s executive order giving state and local governments the authority to refuse to accept refugees.

Brown said in a video posted Monday on Twitter that refugees are welcome in Oregon and noted that it is a sanctuary state. The Democratic governor said resettlement is a lifeline that America provides to the world’s most vulnerable refugees. Trump’s September 26th  executive order says that within 90 days the secretary of state and the secretary of health and human services must develop and implement a process by which a state and the locality’s consent to the resettlement of refugees is taken into account.

If a state or locality has not provided consent, then refugees would not be resettled there except for under special circumstances.

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