Task Force Updates Members on Progress

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Klamath Basin Task Force members are wrapping up another discussion about water rights in the basin. A couple dozen people from different areas of interest crowded a table in a conference room on the SOU campus on Thursday to try and discuss a plan of action for an issue that’s been … Continue reading »

Governor Declares Drought Emergency

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber has declared a state drought emergency in Klamath County. In response to a request from Klamath County made on Tuesday afternoon, Governor Kitzhaber issued an Executive Order declaring a state of drought emergency. This declaration provides the state with additional water management tools to assist irrigators, municipalities and other … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Klamath Basin Potatoes

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Folks in the Klamath Basin are kicking up their heels this weekend for the 75th Annual Merrill Potato Festival. It’s a celebration of one of the most important businesses in the Klamath Basin. It’s harvest time in the Klamath Basin. Not so much hay or wheat right now, but mostly potatoes. … Continue reading »

25 for 25: 2001

November 15, 2010 To mark NewsWatch 12’s 25th anniversary, we are taking a look back into our archives at some of the stories that made major headlines in Southern Oregon and Northern California. In 2001, a story in the Klamath Basin received national attention. It was the shutoff of water to basin irrigators in the … Continue reading »