Klamath Basin Irrigators See Power Cost Decrease To Start New Year

Starting on January 1st, irrigators in Oregon’s Klamath and Lost River Basins saw a 3.5% reduction in power costs. The Klamath Water Users Association, said this is welcomed news, since the Oregon Public Utility Commission approved a 10% increase in base rates for irrigators in February. “We  are  very  pleased  with  this outcome,”  said  KWUA […]

Walden Says Goodbye To Congress

Earlier this week, long time central and eastern Oregon representative Greg Walden took to the House floor one final time to say goodbye to his colleagues. Walden said growing up on a cherry orchard outside of The Dalles taught him to have great respect for farmers and ranchers. “I worked hard to protect their way […]

Over Four Dozen Southern Oregon Farm Workers Test Positive For Coronavirus

More than 50 seasonal contract strawberry harvest workers for Planasa in MacDoel tested positive for COVID-19 before they started work in the last two weeks, according to company officials. 54 of the 452 individuals the company tested as a precaution before harvest began near MacDoel were confirmed COVID-19 positive. According to the Herald and News […]

Two More Depredations Wrap Up A Busy Month For ODFW

July turned out to be a very busy moth for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Investigators were called out to two spate depredations in the For Klamath area of southern Oregon Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, July 30th, crews were called to a depredation that occurred on private grass pasture in the Fort […]

Wolf Activity Keeps ODFW Busy

The final week of May has been a busy one for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Crews were called to a possible wolf depredation in Klamath County Saturday, May 23rd. The skeletal remains of a 650 lbs. yearling steer were found on private grass pastureland. ODFW crews are still investigating that incident. Crews […]

ODFW: Confirms Wolf Depredation in SW Oregon

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says a wolf killed a 650 pound yearling steer in Klamath County earlier this week. Investigators were called out to 80 acres of private grassland where the steer was found dead. ODFW said most of the muscle tissue and hide on the upper hindquarters and right shoulder were […]

ODFW Confirms Second Wolf Depredation In One Week

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed a second wolf depredation took place last week.  The first was reported in Wallowa County on Tuesday May 28th.  The most recent was reported in Klamath County.  Investigators said a producer found a 730 pound yearling steer in private pastureland with missing muscle, primarily from the […]