Klamath Basin News, Friday, 5/12/23 – Mother’s Day Weekend; Warm Weather; Dancing With the Local Stars at Ragland, Dog Fanciers Dog Show at Fairgrounds

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Friday, May 12, 2023

Klamath Basin Weather

This Afternoon  Sunny, with a high near 80. North northeast winds to 6 mph.  Overnight, clear with a low around 47. 
 
Saturday   Sunny, with a high near 85.  Lights winds to 7 mph. Overnight clear with a low of 49..
Sunday   Sunny, with a high near 79. North northeast winds to 12 mph with possible higher gusts. A 20% of rain overnight into Monday morning.
Monday   Sunny, with a high near 80.
Tuesday   Sunny, with a high near 83.
Wednesday   Sunny, with a high near 84.
Thursday   Sunny, with a high near 85.
 

Today’s Headlines

The Board of Klamath County Commissioners held a public hearing regarding proposed changes to the county’s tobacco retailing licensing ordinance during their business meeting on Tuesday.

As explained by Klamath County Public Health director Jennifer Little, the changes to the ordinance would limit the proximity of tobacco retailers from schools and childcare facilities, and limit how near retailers can be to each other.

Little further detailed that back in 2017, Klamath County Commissioners had passed the original tobacco retail license which provided more “control” for the county by mandating that those wanting to sell tobacco had to first obtain a license.

The board heard from many members of the community in support of the change including Molly Jespersen, a mother of three, who in her position at Sky Lakes Medical Center sees firsthand the impact of tobacco on the lives of the community.

Retired family physician, Glenn Gailis said that “tobacco is the single greatest cause of preventable disease and death in the world. We need to do everything to discourage our youth from nicotine addiction.”

Stewart Decker, a doctor at Sky Lakes Medical Center, was another speaker in favor of the changes to the ordinance and provided statistical evidence obtained from a meta-analysis performed by East Carolina University supporting the reduction of tobacco retailers equates to the reduction of tobacco users in youth.

The study found that both density and proximity could increase or decrease the use of a tobacco product by 2.48%, concluding that lower levels of tobacco retailer density and decreased proximity are associated with lower tobacco use.

The meeting also saw a total release of $460,000 worth of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to Chiloquin Fire and Rescue ($250,000) for the purchase of a new ambulance; Klamath Advocacy Center ($100,000) for a multi-level family play area; and Klamath Grown ($110,000) for a refrigerated delivery vehicle.

Announced by the board during the meeting was Klamath County being allocated $1,703,097 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for impacts the county suffered during the 2022 Labor Day Fires.

The Board said the funding is to provide support for projects or programs that address planning, infrastructure and economic revitalization. A selection committee will be formed with representatives from the municipal and county government, the economic district, long-term recovery group, the Klamath Tribes and the chair of Title III Advisory Council.

 

What is considered an allowable topic of discussion in libraries has come into question following Klamath County officials’ orders to discontinue a moderated book club.

On May 3, Klamath County’s Board of County Commissioners and county legal counsel Marcus Henderson met with county library director Nathalie Johnston and Charla Oppenlander, head of adult programming, to discuss concerns that had been voiced by a group of community members.

The meeting focused on the library’s social justice book club, which was formed last August. The book for the month of April was titled “No More Police: A Case for Abolition.”

Commissioner Dave Henslee, the former Klamath Falls police chief, said his phone had been “ringing off the hook” with calls from concerned constituents.

Library policies require all library programs be moderated or overseen by library staff.

The purpose is to prevent potential liability should groups which represent inappropriate ideals use the public library spaces.

Nac Payne, a member of the library staff who moderated the book club in question, said the meeting to discuss the book had only one person in attendance.

Henslee said his main concern was the use of taxpayer funding to offer library services which presented political issues for discussion, a topic which Commissioner Derrick DeGroot said the county has “tried to stay away from in the past.”

Commissioner Kelley Minty, acting in the role of library liaison, offered her solution: to have a volunteer moderate any program in question.

 

The Klamath Falls City School Board listened to the achievements of Klamath Union DECA program on Monday, May 8, including collecting and donating more than 3,500 pounds of pet food for a local animal shelter.

During the KFCSD board meeting, KU DECA Officers Bell Riley, Grace Keyser, Lina Standfield and Cassidy Bogatey presented to the board a list of accomplishments earned over the 2022-2023 school year.

KU DECA participated in three competitions throughout the year, traveling to Washington D.C.; Portland, for a state competition; and Orlando, Florida, for internationals.

Of more than 200 competitors for the International DECA Competition, five from KU made it into the top 20.

The board also heard from Klamath Early Childhood Development Center’s director, Dena Haudenshild, on the “tremendous” amount of growth the center is having.

Starting as only an office space with three small classrooms, KECDC has grown to a small-sized elementary school with seven classrooms serving more than 300 pre-kindergarten children.

May 22 is the start of the first six-week series and 15 families are projected to participate.

 

The Klamath National Forest has completed the May 1 snow surveys. These measurements are a part of the statewide California Cooperative Snow Survey program, which helps the state forecast the quantity of water available for agriculture, power generation, recreation, and stream flow releases later in the year.

Spring has arrived, along with warmer temperatures. Despite elevated temperatures, including unseasonable highs during the last week of April, the snow pack continues to persist in the high country even as it melts from the lower slopes. According to measurements taken for the May survey, the snowpack is at 170% of the long-term average snow height (snow depth) and at 159% of the long-term Snow Water Equivalent across all survey points.

Snow surveys are conducted monthly during the winter and spring months (February through May). Forest Service employees travel to established sites in the headwaters of the Scott River watershed to take measurements. The newest measuring site at Scott Mountain has been monitored for more than 35 years; the oldest site at Middle Boulder has been monitored for more than 70.

The height of snow and Snow Water Equivalent (“SWE”, measure of water content) are measured by a snow sampling tube with a cutter end that is driven through the snowpack, measuring depth.

The snow core is then weighed to determine the water content (SWE). The information is forwarded to the state of California, where the data is compiled with other snow depth reports and becomes part of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys program. The data is managed by the California Department of Water Resources

 

Those looking for a doggone good time this Mother’s Day Weekend might want to try the Klamath County Fairgrounds.

Klamath Dog Fanciers Inc. is hosting its annual Klamath Dog Show, starting at 8 a.m. Thursday through Sunday, May 11-14.

Since 1949, the second weekend of every May, the Klamath Dog Show is an official American Kennel Club (AKC) regional event offering competitors an opportunity to advance their dog up the ranks by earning points and ribbons toward reaching the coveted title of champion. Dogs are judged against the same breed to earn the title Best of Breed before moving on to Best of Group and finally Best of Show.

Based on the decisions made by 16 judges, entered dogs are compared by the standards of their breed as written by AKC that describe ideal size, color, structure, movement and temperament. Judges determine not only how well a dog conforms to the standards of its breed, but also inner qualities that animate the spirit of a champion.

Competing dogs are separated into six classes: puppy, novice, exhibitor, American and open. Dogs are also broken up into seven groups: sporting, hounds, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting and herding.

This year’s show will feature two specialty events involving bulldogs and Beaucerons, and a scholarship opportunity is available to junior competitors totalling $2,250 for first and second placing.

The Klamath Dog Fanciers and AKC ask that personal pets be kept at home as safety of both the public and competitors is a shared concern. Admission is free across all four days.

 

Around the state of Oregon

OHCS awards funding to create more than 330 homes to ensure access to affordable homeownership opportunities

Oregon Housing and Community Services and Oregon Department of Human Services Partner to Support Youth Experiencing Homelessness — NCSHA

Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) announced the approval of 34 new homeownership development projects that will lead to the creation of 337 new affordable homes. The goal is to increase homeownership opportunities of low- to moderate-income people and families in rural and urban communities over the next three years.

OHCS released a notice of funding availability (NOFA) in December 2022 and received 53 applications for about $65 million in available funding. All the developments focus on building housing that is responsive to their community’s needs and are using innovative, climate friendly, and accessible design methods. Some of the funding will be used to advance culturally responsive approaches and increase homeownership opportunities for members of Oregon’s federally recognized Tribes.

“Oregon has a vast network of partners committed to building housing that will not only be affordable for homebuyers now but will support wealth building that will impact future generations,” said OHCS Director Andrea Bell. “This is especially true in rural areas of our state where housing prices have skyrocketed preventing many families from realizing their dream of buying a home.”

Among many projects, the pre-development and capacity building funds will support Wallowa Resources to hire staff to focus on the development of a 21-acre site that will lead to the construction of 10-20 affordable homes in Joseph, an area that has fallen behind in building housing.

Of the seven Homeownership Development projects funded by General Funds, the Williams & Russell CDC Homeownership Project is to build 20 townhomes on land acquired through eminent domain for urban renewal in the early 1970s to make way for the expansion of Emanuel Hospital, now owned by Legacy Health. In 2017, Legacy Health, Prosper Portland, and the City of Portland formed a collaborative project to develop the vacant property left at North Russell Street and North Williams Avenue. Historically, the site once was part of a thriving community where many Black families lived in Portland. Through a community-driven process led by Black leaders, Legacy, the current property owner, is donating the land to the Williams & Russell CDC to realize four community priorities: support for entrepreneurs, affordable rental housing, affordable homeownership, and education/workforce training.

“This funding helps create a path forward for the Black community in Portland to reclaim land ownership where it was once taken from them,” said Bryson E. Davis, president of Williams & Russell CDC. “By lowering the barrier to entry, future homeowners are afforded the opportunity to participate in generational wealth building and create a sense of belonging in a centrally located neighborhood and in a range of housing types informed by community input.”

And, in Blue River, a wildfire recovery area, Local Innovation and Fast Track (LIFT) funds will support a new community land trust (CLT) created by a group of residents. With the help of developer DevNW, McKenzie CLT will build six new homes for those who lost their homes in the Holiday Farm Fire.

full list of  projects approved for funding can be found on the OHCS website.

 

The Oregon State Police is seeking #PublicAssistance with information regarding the location of William Thomas Gillespie- Josephine County


The Oregon State Police, U.S. Marshals Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tabaco Firearms and Explosives are seeking the public’s assistance with locating William Thomas Gillespie (38) of Cave Junction, Oregon.

Gillespie is wanted on a felony Federal warrant. Additionally, Gillespie is wanted by OSP for questioning regarding the May 2022 homicide of Daniel Guess in Cave Junction and a January 2023 investigation involving felony assault, robbery, kidnapping, and strangulation that also occurred in Cave Junction.

Mr. Gillespie is described as 6’2” and approximately 200 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. His tattoos include the word “infidel” above his right eyebrow, a fishhook below his left eye, a demon head or Japanese Oni-style tattoo on his throat, with its horns extending to both sides of his neck. Visible piercings include pierced ears and a dermal stud piercing below his right eye. Mr. Gillespie may have changed his appearance in order to elude law enforcement.

Mr. Gillespie is considered armed and very dangerous and should not be contacted by the public.  A reward of up to $2,500.00 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of William Thomas Gillespie.   Anyone with information on Mr. Gillespie’s location should call the Oregon State Police at OSP from your mobile phone or 800-442-2068.

 

GOP-led Senate Walkout Continues

Six Republican and Democratic legislative leaders met Wednesday, May 10 to talk about the GOP-led Senate
walkout, which continued for an eighth day after they talked. Senate Minority Leader Tim Knopp, R-Bend, and Senate President Rob Wagner, D-Lake Oswego, were at the meeting, which marked the first time the two have talked in bout five weeks.

House Speaker Dan Rayfield, D-Corvallis; Senate Majority Leader Kate Lieber, D-Beaverton; House Majority Leader Julie Fahey, D-Eugene; and House Minority Leader Vikki Breese-Iverson, R-Prineville, also participated in the meeting.
Spokespeople declined to say when they might meet next.

The walkout is preventing the Senate from having the two-thirds quorum needed to vote on bills, and it is jeopardizing legislation on a variety of issues that include housing, behavioral health and budget bills for schools, prisons and other state needs.

Republican senators have said they walked out because bill summaries fail to comply with a state readability requirement that they be written at a middle-school level. Knopp also told the Capital Chronicle they want 20 “hyperpartisan” bills set aside, including proposals on abortion, guns and transgender health care.

Four senators — Republican Daniel Bonham of The Dalles, Cedric Hayden of Fall Creek, Dennis Linthicum of Klamath Falls and Independent Brian Boquist of Dallas — have seven unexcused absences.

On Tuesday, May 9, Lieber said Democratic leaders want to hear what Republicans wish to accomplish for their districts but are uninterested in a “kill list” of Democrat-sponsored bills that need to die.

In 2022, voters passed a constitutional amendment that prevents legislators from running for re-election if they have 10 or more unexcused absences.

 

Oregon Lifts COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements, Other Health Measures As Federal Emergency Ends

Oregon is ending COVID-19 vaccine requirements for educators and health care workers and officials are no longer asking people infected with the virus to isolate for five days.

Oregon public health officials announced the changes on Wednesday, a day before the federal COVID-19 public health emergency ends.  Some of the changes start on Thursday, and others will begin later.

Public health officials said requirements can be relaxed now because many people have immunity to COVID – about 80% of Oregon adults have received primary doses of the vaccine – and many infections are mild or asymptomatic. Here’s a look at the changes:

Vaccinations: Starting Thursday, health care workers will no longer need to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

For teachers and staff in public and private schools, the vaccination requirement will end on June 17 to coincide with the end of the school year.

Oregon public health officials recommend that people with COVID-19 stay home until they are fever-free for 24 hours and their symptoms are improving. That’s a shift from the previous five-day isolation recommendation, which officials said was doing little to reduce the spread of the virus.Get help

For information about the Oregon Health Plan renewal process and to update your contact information, you can go here. People with questions can call the state’s customer service center at 800-699-9075 (TTY 711) from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Those with COVID-19 also should avoid contact with people who have an increased risk of serious illness, including older adults and people with underlying medical conditions and weakened immune systems. Officials encourage people to consider masking up for 10 days while they’re infected to protect others. The state is asking people with COVID-19 to wait until one day after their fever breaks to be around other people instead of self-isolating for five days

“We feel that this is the best response and evolution to our guidance as we enter this phase of the pandemic,” Dean Sidelinger, state epidemiologist at the Oregon Health Authority, said during a news conference.

Schools: The state is ending voluntary weekly COVID-19 testing for students and staff in K-12 schools without  symptoms on July 31 when  federal funding for the program ends.

Tests for students and staff with symptoms or those who’ve been exposed  to COVID-19 will remain available until July 31, 2024.

Insurance: The federal government is ending extra Medicaid benefits which kept  everyone enrolled in the free program, including in Oregon, regardless of a change in income. Now states need to review everyone’s information to ensure they still qualify. Oregon officials, who started that work in April, say up to 300,000 people could lose coverage for medical, dental and behavioral health care.

State officials are encouraging participants to keep their contact information up to date and to respond promptly to requests from the state. “It’s our job to make it as simple as possible,” said Vivian Levy, interim deputy Medicaid director for the Oregon Health Authority. “It’s our job to only ask for the information that we absolutely need to be able to determine eligibility.”

COVID-19 reporting: Oregon is no longer monitoring COVID-19 based on individual cases. Instead, the state will keep tabs on the spread of COVID-19 by analyzing the percentage of positive tests, the presence of the virus in wastewater samples, deaths and hospitalizations.

“Our focus will continue to be on serious disease,” Sidelinger said.

Some of the COVID-19-related activities and programs will continue. Non-citizens will still have an extra 90 days – or 180 days in all – to verify their residential status so they can enroll in the Oregon Health Plan. The state will require commercial health insurers and Oregon Health Plan providers to continue to provide COVID-19 vaccinations without a fee for patients. (SOURCE)

 

Wildfire Outlook Predicts Normal-To-Below Normal Fire Potential For Region

As wildfire season approaches, the National Interagency Coordination Center has an outlook for wildfires over the next four months.

The outlook lays out the likelihood of areas that could have large, costly fires needing outside assistance.

The agency said an area may still have wildfires, but those could be contained by local agencies.

There’s good news for much of our region. Southern Oregon is expecting normal fire potential through August.

In Northern California, the situation is even better.

“Going into June, when we’re looking at the potential in Northern California, we’re actually seeing below average for June 2023 which is good news. It seems like it’s been many years since we’ve had lower than typical fire potential in California going into fire season,” NICC Fire Weather Program Manager John Saltenberger said.

Saltenberger said high amounts of rain and snow this winter helped wildfire conditions.

However, the outlook projects parts of southeastern and central Oregon to have above-normal fire potential come July.

 

Oregon FAIR Plan Association increases coverage limits, hires new executive director

Salem – The Oregon FAIR Plan Association board of directors recently approved an increase in coverage limits for personal and commercial dwellings in the face of statewide increased wildfire risk and increased housing values and construction costs. The board also hired Stephen Steinbeck as executive director.

The board increased the retention limits for the FAIR Plan, the state’s insurer of last resort, to $600,000 for personal dwellings and farms and $1 million for commercial dwellings at the urging of the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation (DFR). The previous coverage limits were $400,000 and $700,000. A retention limit is the maximum amount an insurance company will pay for claims. The new limits expand the protection offered to Oregon consumers as housing values and construction costs continue to increase. The new limits became effective May 1 and is the first increase in coverage limits since 2016.

“The FAIR Plan coverage increases were needed and it will allow the association to be accessible to more Oregon residents who need this type of insurance,” said Insurance Commissioner Andrew Stolfi, who is also the director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS), which includes DFR.

The Oregon Legislature created the Oregon FAIR Plan Association in 1971 as a nonprofit licensed insurance company supported by its member companies. Every insurance company licensed to write property insurance in Oregon is required to be a member. The FAIR Plan Association is not a State of Oregon entity and receives no tax dollars.

The FAIR Plan, as the insurer of last resort, serves people and businesses who cannot get insurance in the standard market. It operates much like a small insurance company, writing only property insurance for dwellings, commercial property, and farms. The FAIR Plan issues all policies out of its office and handles and investigates all reported losses with independent local adjusters.

The hiring of Steinbeck gives the association someone with nearly three decades of industry experience. He recently spent the past eight years as a senior manager for Oregon Mutual Insurance in McMinnville and before that spent 21 years in various roles with Nationwide Insurance.

“Insurance can be very confusing, so finding ways to explain coverage in simple ways that make sense and unraveling some of the mystery of buying insurance coverage has been the challenge,” Steinbeck said. “The FAIR Plan has an added challenge in that we are serving a clientele with unique needs and often emotional challenges because they were turned down by the standard market.”

Steinbeck will work closely with DFR and Commissioner Stolfi, who serves on the FAIR Plan Association’s board. Steinbeck will be responsible for overseeing all operations, developing strategies and plans for accommodating growth, and ensuring that the Oregon FAIR Plan continues to provide quality insurance coverage to its customers.

“We are excited to have Steve on board,” Stolfi said. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this position, having worked in various insurance leadership roles over the years. He is dedicated to continuing the mission of offering fair and equitable access to property insurance for people in Oregon.”

Steinbeck said that the Oregon FAIR Plan is often a stepping stone to getting back into the standard insurance market.

“Our goal is to help each client find ways to make their time with us as short as possible,” he said. “Our primary goal is to get the insured out of our organization and back to the standard insurance market as quickly as possible.”

About Oregon DFR: The Division of Financial Regulation is part of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Visit dfr.oregon.gov and  www.dcbs.oregon.gov.​​

 

Curry County Systems Still Down Following Ransomware Attack

Curry County’s systems are still down after data was stolen in a ransomware attack.

“Curry County’s digital footprint has been completely wiped away,” said Curry County Commissioner Brad Alcorn. ” Our ability to provide service to the people in Curry County has been completely disrupted.”

According to a news release from Curry County, the troubles began during the morning hours of April 26 when the county’s offices began to experience difficulty accessing internal documents.

From there I.T. specialists were called to look into problem and discovered that the situation was much more serious than anticipated.

After some investigating, officials determined that the issues were from a ransomware attack attributed to the Royal Ransomware Group.

“The entire county and every department in the county has been impacted by this,” Alcorn said. “I would describe this in the I.T. world as being the Cascadia event. It is that devastating”

Since the attack, Curry County has declared a local public emergency. Our friends of BasinLife.com, NewsWatch 12, has also learned that the county’s systems are still down and that specialists are working on recovering all of the data that was lost. The county’s telephone service is working, but emails are not.

“We had to take all of our computers into a room so that they could be examined by a professional to determine if they’re even functional,” Alcorn said. “We have essentially had to start by rebuilding the network and then the servers and then the computers and we are still in the beginning processes of that rebuild.”

During an interview with NewsWatch 12, Alcorn said that daily services have been disrupted across all county departments including the sheriff’s office, the court, records, etc. He also said that it could be several weeks before their systems are back to normal.

“The response team will be working around the clock to restore operations. At this time, we cannot estimate when full access and services will be restored,” the release said. “The County is prioritizing service returns to public safety and public-facing departments.” 

Since the attack on April 26, Alcorn says that Homeland Security and the FBI have stepped in to investigate how the attack happened. No specifics details have been released, as of May 11, from the investigation.

“We are very prepared for wildfires, we’re very prepared for earthquakes, we’re very prepared for floods and wind events, but not so much for this type of cyber attack,” Alcorn said. “And it’s every bit as costly and every bit as damaging.”

According to the report, the county is receiving help from several different organizations from across the state and the country including the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Department of Administrative Services, the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center, FirstNet, Microsoft, the Brookings Police Department, Josephine County, Coos County and Lane County.

Alcorn says that he has also been in touch with Governor Kotek’s Office and is working on receiving help from the state government.

Alcorn also confirmed that the county’s election system was not impacted during the ransomware attack and that system is safe and secure.  Updates will be posted to Curry County’s website, the release said. Press Release: Update on service disruptions

 

Oregon Zoo Welcomes Pair of Snowy Owls

Two snowy owls are making themselves at home in the zoo’s North America area this month. Visitors can find the fluffy white pair — named Rocky and Banff — in their new habitat near mountain goats and black bears.

“Snowy owls are known for their striking appearance, and Rocky and Banff are no exception,” said Jennifer Osburn Eliot, who oversees the zoo’s North America area. “As a male, Banff’s feathers are bright white, while female Rocky’s feathers are white with a dark bar pattern.”

Unlike many of their owl cousins, snowy owls spend a lot of their time on the ground, perching on rocks or logs. Also unlike most owls, snowy owls are active during the day. Eliot reports that Banff and Rocky are especially lively at dawn and dusk.

The pair arrived at the Oregon Zoo last month, and care staff say they’ve settled right into their new home. Their move was recommended by the Species Survival Plan for snowy owls, a cooperative program among accredited zoos to promote genetically diverse, self-sustaining populations of at-risk species.

In the wild, snowy owls are threatened by habitat loss due to climate change. During migration, they’re especially vulnerable to threats from human development like car collisions, wind turbines and airplanes. https://www.oregonzoo.org/news/2023/05/hoot-hoot-hooray-zoo-welcomes-pair-snowy-owls

 

Hubbard Man Becomes Winner For Life with Oregon Lottery

Salem, Ore. –  Robin Riedel of Hubbard has been playing Oregon Lottery games with this philosophy, “It’s not a matter of if, but when.” His “when” came on Monday, when he hit the jackpot in the Oregon Lottery’s Win for Life game, earning him a $1,000 check each week for the rest of his life.

Robin Riedel of Hubbard is Oregon Lottery's latest Win for Life winner
Robin Riedel

Riedel, who drives a truck for a concrete company, said he has played the game regularly since it launched in 2001. He purchased his winning ticket Sunday at the Woodburn Liquor Store, learning of his big win Monday night when checking the numbers online.

“I hit it,” he said. “I hit it.”

Riedel plans to use the winnings – $52,000 per year – to pay bills, make improvements to a home he purchased three years ago with his wife Debi, and vacation in Saint Lucia to mark the couple’s upcoming wedding anniversary.

“The money will allow us to do some things we wouldn’t be able to do,” said Riedel. “I’m hoping to retire in another two to three years.”

The Oregon Lottery recommends that you sign the back of your ticket to ensure you can claim any prize. In the event of winning a jackpot, players should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Players have a year to claim their prize.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned nearly $15 billion for economic development, public education, outdoor school, state parks, veteran services, and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org.

 

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