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Skrah Scheduled for Tuesday Hearing

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow after a previous hearing was rescheduled. The State Department of Justice has filed nine misdemeanor charges against Skrah, following in internal investigation. Skrah has been on restricted duty since the charges were filed. 
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OIT Grads Earn More than Grads from Other Oregon Schools

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Students who graduate from Oregon Tech rank among the top when if comes to their earning potential after graduation. The Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce pulls together a survey of more than 14-hundred colleges in the US, reviewing Alumni data to see which schools generate the highest salaries. According...
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Siskiyou County Bans Outdoor Grows

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Siskiyou County’s Board of Commissioners Wednesday voted to ban outdoor marijuana grows in the county. Supervisors heard testimony from residents who were both for and against the ban… most of them speaking out against forcing growers to cultivate medicinal cannabis indoors only. The board approved the ban by a vote of...
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KCC Enrollment on the Rise

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The number of students enrolled at Klamath Community College jumped nearly ten percent this year compared to last year… with more than 2-thousand students taking classing in the fall. State-wide… enrollment was down at most community colleges, with KCC and Oregon Coast Community Colleges the only exceptions. OCCC saw a nearly 2-percent increase...
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End of Klamath County Flights Leads to Boon for Medford Airport

Medford, Ore.–  No commercial flights out of Klamath Falls means more of us are heading over the hill to catch a plane… and that’s led to the busiest year in the Rogue Valley International Airport’s history. Airport officials say they have seen increased traffic since June of last year… when the Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport...
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Tribes Surprised by Walden Legislation

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath Tribal leaders say they had no idea that Representative Greg Walden was drafting legislation to replace the dead-in-the-water Klamath Basin Water Restoration Agreement after it sat drying up in legislative committees. Walden’s plan requires tribes to give up their senior water rights in exchange for 100-thousand acres of timber-rich forest...
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Hoskins Tapped as New Battalion Chief

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath County Fire District One has a new Battalion Chief. Andrew Hoskins was promoted to the rank of Captain in a weekend ceremony… He replaces former Battalion Chief Scott Brainard who retired from the district last month… and relocated to Alaska to serve as an assistant Fire Chief there. 
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Walden Proposes New Legislation for Water Restoration

Washington, D. C.–  Congressman Greg Walden has unveiled a draft of a bill that he says will help solve the long-running water issues in the Klamath Basin. It’s been close to a year since Tribal, Agricultural, Government, and other leaders signed the Klamath Basin Water Restoration Agreement… but it hasn’t yet received congressional authorization. Walden...
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Arrest Made in Connection with Bly Murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  24-year old Dustin Lee Townsend Junior turned himself into authorities in Klamath County Wednesday night, after warrants were issued for his arrest. The Klamath County Major Crimes Team wanted to question Townsend about the death of 47-year old Dustin Lee Townsend. Investigators say they’re investigating Townsend’s death as a murder. Townsend is...
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Two Men Wanted in Connection with Bly Murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The Klamath County Major Crimes Team is asking for your help tracking down two men who may know something about the murder of a Bly man. According to a press release from Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge…deputies and EMS were called out Tuesday night to near the intersection of Protsman...
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