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BOYS BASKETBALL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR, Nick Fitts, Vallivue

View this story on its original site Standing 5-foot, 5-inches and weighing 155 pounds, Vallivue boys basketball player Nick Fitts is usually the smallest player on the court. And with that small frame came the critics. “A lot of people doubted me as a player because of my size,” Fitts said. “I had plenty of […]

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Concerns raised over pipeline construction

View this story on its original site Fifteen people gathered outside the Klamath County courthouse on Friday in protest of the Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) pipeline which, if constructed, would pump natural gas 232 miles from Malin to a LNG terminal in Coos Bay and later transport it to Asia. Holding signs that […]

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Irrigators likely to receive full allotment this year

View this story on its original site Despite recent flooding, snowpack in Upper Kittitas County remains decent and may lead to a healthy agricultural year in the valley. Warmer temperatures in the lower valley in mid-March caused some flooding, but snow continued to fall in the Upper County, Kittitas Reclamation District Manager Urban Eberhart said. […]

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Basin irrigators criticize $100 water rights fee proposal

View this story on its original site SALEM — A proposed $100 annual fee on all Oregon water rights has met with criticism from irrigators who say it would contribute to already mounting financial burdens. Farmers overwhelmingly testified against House Bill 2706, which aims to raise money for water management, during a March 22 hearing […]

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Hiring freeze affecting Crater Lake

View this story on its original site CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK — The ongoing federal hiring freeze ordered by the Trump Administration could create problems this summer at Crater Lake National Park. Superintendent Craig Ackerman said the freeze means the park cannot fill several vacancies, including supervisory staff who oversee full-time and seasonal workers. Exempt […]

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Draft EIS released for Tesoro refinery project

View this story on its original site Skagit County on Thursday released a draft environmental impact statement, or EIS, for a proposed project at the Tesoro Anacortes Refinery. The project, called the Tesoro Anacortes Clean Products Upgrade Project, would have no significant environmental impacts that would require mitigation, according to the draft EIS. The project […]

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Klamath Countdown

View this story on its original site The Klamath Countdown is a weekly video news program produced by the Herald and News covering some of the top stories affecting Klamath County and the surrounding area. A new episode is released every Friday. This week’s edition features stories about new housing construction in Klamath Falls, Bonanza’s […]

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Feds warn of possible giant pigweed outbreak

View this story on its original site An invasive species is on the move and may be headed for Montana. Palmer amaranth, a giant pigweed, is known to have spread to at least 28 states, including Minnesota and South Dakota, but has not yet been reported in Montana. To prevent its spread into Montana, landowners […]

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Gallatin County grows another 3.7%, nudges further past 100,000 residents

View this story on its original site With new arrivals flocking to the Bozeman area, Gallatin County continued its blistering population growth between 2015 and 2016, according to freshly released numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. With a net population increase of 3,800, the new figures put the county’s population at 104,500 people. Population estimates […]

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UPDATE Breaking news!! County declares local disaster

View this story on its original site It has been determined that water is leaving the main channel of the Payette River and is flowing across land owned by Idaho Fish and Game and into the Seven Mile Slough. Gem County Board of Commissioners have determined a local disaster declaration is necessary in order to […]

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The Latest: Dozens of French teenagers return to homeland

View this story on its original site LONDON (AP) — The latest on the attack outside Britain’s Parliament (all times local): Dozens of French teenagers have returned to their homeland after a traumatic school trip to London during which some of them witnessed the attack on Westminster Bridge. Story continues below video Advertisement A plane […]

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Kingsley secure if F-15 phased out, say officials

View this story on its original site Federal leaders are in talks to potentially decommission the F-15 from military service and local officials say the future of Kinglsley Field, the nation’s last F-15 training base, in Klamath Falls, is not in danger. On Wednesday, Lt. Gen. Scott Rice, director of the Air National Guard, appeared […]

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