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Wyden to Hold Town Meetings Friday, Saturday

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Senator Ron Wyden is be in the Basin this weekend, holding Town Hall meetings and checking in with local leaders. Wyden is in Lake County Friday evening, meeting at 4:00 at Lakeview High School. Then on Saturday he meets at 10:30 in the morning at Klamath Community College. Both meetings are...
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Governor On-hand for Historic Signing

Chiloquin, Ore.– Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber made a rare trip to the Basin this morning to participate in the signing of the Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement at Collier State Park. Several tribal, state, and local officials were on hand for the signing, which many have labeled as “historic.” The pact with the Klamath...
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Forshee Expected in Court this Afternoon

The man charged with the death of his co-worker at BNSF yesterday morning is expected to appear in court this afternoon. 58-year old James Forshee was arrested yesterday following the shooting death of mechanical engineer Emery Connor. No information has been provided about a possible motive for the shooting. Forshee is chared with murder.
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McAdams Chosen as New Supervisor for Modoc Forest

Alturas, Calif.– The Modoc National Forest has chosen Amanda McAdams as the new Forest Supervisor. McAdams will begin her position June 2, 2014. McAdams is currently the District Ranger on the southeast zone of the Fremont-Winema National Forest. As she begins the transition into her new position she comments, “Being a Forest Supervisor is...
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Oracle Points Finger Back at State

Salem, Ore.– The company that state leaders blame for the failure of the Cover Oregon website, is speaking out about what they call a “false narrative”. In a letter to Cover Oregon, Oracle President Safra Catz said that the state, not Oracle, is to blame for its choice of systems integrator, and that the...
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Dignitaries On-hand for Water Agreement Signing

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An historic agreement will be signed this morning at Collier State park as city, county, state, and even federal leaders meet to sign the Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement at 9:00 this morning. This pact with the Klamath Tribes provides limited water rights for agriculture around the Upper Klamath, and comes...
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Budget Meetings Wrap Up Today

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Budget Committee meetings are scheduled to wrap up today, as the committee members wrangle over what to fund, and what to cut. Public safety services, such as funding the jail faces the possibility of cutbacks in the next fiscal year, as does the DA’s office. That could mean fewer...
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No Motive Yet for Workplace Shooting

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Investigators haven’t released a possible motive for yesterday’s workplace shooting death in Klamath Falls, but say 58-year old James Harold Forshee shot his co-worker yesterday morning. Forshee was arrested at BNSF on Laverne Avenue yesterday, charged with murdering Emery Connor, a Mechanical Engineer at the railroad facility.
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Klamath County Burn Window Begins Today

The 2013 Spring Open Burning Window within the Klamath County Air Quality Zone will start on Friday, April 19, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 5:00 pm Sunday May 4, 2014.  The Klamath County Environmental Health conditions of the Spring 2014 Open Burning Window are: 1.             Only residential yard waste, such as tree limbs, brush, and leaves may...
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One Man Dead in KFalls, Suspect in Custody

Klamath Falls, Ore.– One man is dead after being shot multiple times at the BNSF facility on Laverne Avenue in Klamath Falls this morning. Police arrested 58-year old James Harold Forshee at the scene in connection with the shooting. BNSF officials identified the victim as Emery Connor, who had worked with the company as...
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