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Fairgrounds Receives Grant for Lighting

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Community Foundation recently awarded the Klamath County Fairgrounds with a 25-thousand dollar grant to put new lighting in the livestock building in the small arena. The new LED lighting system cost about 45-thousand dollars, but they’re estimated to save the fairgrounds 11-thousand a year in electricity.
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Yamasaki Appointed to Cultural Trust Board

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Gayle Yamasaki from Klamath Falls has been appointed to the Oregon Cultural Trust Board. Governor John Kitzhaber announced the appointment of Yamasaki, along with Chuck Sams from Pendleton, earlier this month. A spokesperson for Kitzhaber said Yamasaki has tremendous experience, passion, and influence in Oregon’s education field. She is the coordinator...
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Pacific Power Requests Changes to City Ordinance

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Pacific Power is concerned that the city of Klamath Falls might be gearing up to make another go at trying to form its own electric utility company. City Council earlier this month renewed its franchise agreement to allow Pacific Power to provide electricity to the Basin, but the utility is asking...
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State Unemployment Remains 7% for November

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Seasonally adjusted payroll employment jumped to a record level of 1,740,800, which was 3,000 above the prior peak reached in December 2007. November marked the largest one-month gain for Oregon since comparable records began in 1990. Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment rose by 11,200. This followed a revised gain of 7,400...
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Burns Named New Director of Marijuana Programs

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is getting everything in place for next July, when recreational pot becomes legal in Oregon. The OLCC announced yesterday that it has a new Director of Marijuana Programs. Tom Burns will lead the state in its implementation of recently passed Measure 91. The position falls under...
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YPD: Scammers Claim to Call From Pacific Power

Yreka, Calif.– Police in Yreka are warning residents to be aware of a phone scam circulating in the area. Police Chief Brian Bowles told the Siskiyou Daily News that at least two residents have reported receiving calls from someone claiming to be from Pacific Power. The caller says there’s been a glitch in the...
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Klamath Falls Woman Arrested after Man Stabbed

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls woman was in court yesterday to face charges of attempted murder and second-degree assault after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend. Records show that 43-year old Betty Jean Flowers is accused of stabbing the victim in the chest Monday night. The injuries were not life threatening. Flowers is being...
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Public Hearing Scheduled for Rate Increase Review

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The city of Klamath Falls will hold a public hearing on Monday to get community input on a proposed hike in wastewater rates. According to information from the city, rates could go up by 4-percent, plus a one-percent increase in CPI. The public hearing is scheduled for 7:00 Monday evening at...
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Man Identified in Fatal House Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls Police have identified the victim of Monday night’s house fire as 67-year old David Michael Lyman. Corporal Chris Zupan with KFPD said Lyman and his dog were found dead when fire crews responded to the blaze. Investigators believe Lyman and the dog were overcome by smoke when a small...
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Walden Scheduled for Lakeview, Klamath Falls Visits

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Representative Greg Walden will be in Lakeview tomorrow, speaking to the Rotary Club. The Hood River Republican will then head to Klamath Falls on Thursday where he’ll tour a local charter school and speak at the Rotary Club. Walden is expected to talk about legislative victories affecting Southern Oregon residents.
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