The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair is the largest annual event held in the Klamath Basin, designed as a fair where “our friends from over the line in Oregon could meet and visit and compete and enjoy each other.” The week following Labor Day, over 40,000 people of all ages and backgrounds relish in the carnival rides, Kids Barnyard Rodeo, Jr. Livestock Auction, live music, and loads of fair food.
I mix my china with different ceramic and pottery pieces to make it interesting and fresh. Find unique pieces to mix with your dishes at Poppy. I mix my sterling with flatware I picked up at a garage sale. Combining different sets of flatware creates a warm, collected setting. Mix brass or wood with black stainless and sterling. Taking a cue from the leaves in my centerpiece, I use amber and amethyst glassware, which I found at Treasures and Keepers Corner.
When Katie Swanson volunteered working at farms while in high school, she knew she’d found her calling in life. Growing up in the Portland area, she had the privilege of exploring many venues for urban farming. She worked at the 47th Avenue Farm which had the first CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program in Portland.
Few cities have over 30 miles of single-track trail just moments from downtown. You could be working at The Gaucho Collective, a downtown co-working space, throw on your running shoes and be in Moore Park in less than ten minutes. Throughout the trail system there are views of the Klamath Lake, the basin and Mt. Shasta. You can even see to the rim of Crater Lake on a clear day.
Last year saw the United States’ most deadly wildfire season in the past century, and the last several years have witnessed catastrophic wildfires too close to Klamath County for comfort. In 2018 Environmental Protection Agency air monitoring reports confirmed the most poor air quality days on record for the Klamath Basin, due to wildfire smoke.
The most popular place for families to cool down is the Splash Pad at Wiard Park. Located at 2600 Wiard Street, this playground opens the day after the County School District is out with hours from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Gazebos are available, so pack your lunch and enjoy a day outdoors. There is no fee for Splash Pad usage.
Sharing fresh produce is one of the joys of having a backyard garden. Lettuce, one of the first plants ready to harvest, readily lends itself to a Salad Party. This is a fun and healthy way to eat veggies and spend time with friends and neighbors. Fill a very large bowl with as many different kinds of lettuce as you can grow.
The Klamath Falls Downtown Association (KFDA) is facilitating downtown renovations both by giving and receiving grants. To help improve the exteriors of some of Klamath’s historic buildings downtown, the KFDA joined with the City of Klamath Falls to award grants. And to help renovate building interiors and provide much-needed housing, the KFDA applied for a grant from the Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grant program.
With her children scattered around the globe and a husband out of town on extended business a few years ago, Lisa found herself alone and overly busy worrying about all of them. She needed something that would occupy her mentally and physically. Lisa looked out over her backyard. It was summer with the aromas of barbecuing steaks wafting through the air.