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Produce Connection in Merrill and Malin

Get free fresh local produce at several locations in the Basin every Thursday and Friday, now through October. The Klamath/Lake Counties Food Bank is partnering with various organizations to offer free produce to any and all area residents. There are no eligibility requirements.

Please see flyer for more details.

Butte Valley July Fourth Parade Applications Available

Parade and vendor applications are available for the Butte Valley Fourth of July celebration.

Activities will include a parade, flag raising ceremony, children’s activities including a bouncy house and games, a 4-H petting zoo and visits with Smokey the Bear, along with a family barbecue.  Cash prizes will be awarded for winning parade floats.  Booths for local artisans are available for $20, and are free for Butte Valley residents and non-profits.

For applications and information about vendor booths, call 530-397-3472 or 530-397-5831.  For parade applications, call Dorris City Hall at 530-397-3511.

Merrill Downtown Hanging Baskets

Hanging baskets have recently been installed along Front Street in downtown Merrill.  The Project Merrill Team partnered with Farm Country Nursery to grow 20 hanging baskets for the downtown business corridor.  The Merrill Public Works Department installed metal brackets on downtown buildings for hanging the baskets.  The project was completely funded through local donations from business owners, community members, the City of Merrill, and the Merrill Lion’s Club.  Come take a walk along Front Street and enjoy the beautiful baskets.  Thank you to the Project Merrill Team, the City of Merrill, Farm Country Nursery, and to the many community members and organizations who donated to this project.

Merrill Wildlife Viewing Area Receives Grants

The City of Merrill was recently awarded a $16,000 Klamath County Tourism Grant and a $2,500 Jordan Cove-Pacific Connector Grant for construction of a new wildlife viewing area on Front Street in downtown Merrill along Lost River.  Construction will begin this summer.

The new area will provide wildlife viewing opportunities for community members and visitors on Lost River.  It will feature benches, picnic tables, information on area wildlife, along with information on wildlife viewing opportunities in the region.  There will also be information about Carl Barks, famous Disney artist who grew up in Merrill.  Congratulations to the City of Merrill and the Project Merrill Team!

New Walking Path in Malin

The Malin Community Park has a new walking and jogging path.  The path design was modeled after similar paths in Eugene, Oregon.  Criss Duncan, track coach and local Malin resident, wanted to see more activity opportunities in Malin.  He approached the Malin Community Club, who helped fund the project by donating $4,500 from the Stastny Memorial Fund.  The rest came from Duncan.

The path is one mile long and is carefully constructed in and out of tree canopies around the parameter of this beautiful park.  Overlaid in low impact bark makes this route ideally suited for walking and jogging.  Duncan and a volunteer workforce, including Connor Hartman, the Lost River High School student that was paralyzed this summer in a 4-wheeler accident, constructed the path.  Hartman worked the Track-Hoe and did the digging for the entire path.

The Malin Community Park hosts many events throughout the year and provides a beautiful, quiet place to enjoy picnics, swimming, reading, concerts, movies, or watching your kids play on the play structure.

We want to thank Mr. Duncan for his vision and hard work to enhance the park and the community by creating an opportunity for people to get out and move!