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Fire Season Starts Today

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It’s a little earlier than usual, but with warm, windy weather conditions, Klamath and Lake County officials say fire season starts today. According to a press release from the Oregon Department of Forestry, dry conditions make it necessary to put into place regulations to help prevent man-made fires. That includes restrictions...
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Legislation Aims to Keep DEA Away from Legal Pot

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The U-S House of Representatives passed legislation late last week that would prevent the Drug Enforcement Administration from going after medical marijuana operations in states where growing an selling the drug is legal. Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer was among those fighting to push the bill through. The City of Klamath Falls...
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Free Fishing Day

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Time to dust off the fishing tackle and round up some kids… Lake of the Woods hosts a free fishing weekend this Saturday. The even is for children and first-time fishers. It runs from 9am to 2pm June 7th.
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Henley Construction Project Update

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A meeting at Henley High school tomorrow night will provide an update on the new Henley Elementary building project. The project hopes to use as many local resources as possible, and so the project management team will meet with any interested sub-contractors and suppliers starting at 4:00 tomorrow afternoon. The public...
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Chiloquin Library to Sell Books

Chiloquin, Ore.– Friends of the Chiloquin Library hold a plant and book sale to raise funds for the library. That’ll be next Saturday at the city wide yard sale at City Park.
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Weekend Fire Training Exercise

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Fire District One crews battled a blaze they started themselves yesterday. You may have seen some smoke off of Washburn Way, but fire fighters were just conducting a training exercise.
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Welfare Pilot Program to be Discussed

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Supporting children through improved welfare programs– that’s the goal of a pilot program called Different Response being tested in Klamath and Lake Counties. The programs aims to provide several avenues for ensuring children’s total well-being when a family is screened as a result of being reported for possible abuse or neglect....
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OSP Asking for Witness to Come Forward

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police are asking anyone who might have witnessed a deadly motorcycle accident on Highway 97 North of Bend last Thursday, to please contact them. They’re looking for additional witness accounts to help them determine what caused a car and motorcycle to wreck, killing a Portland woman who was a...
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Budget Committee Approves Spending Plan

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Budget Committee yesterday approved a 188-million dollar budget for fiscal year 2014-2015, including nearly 10-million for the Klamath County Sheriff’s office. Those funds will ensure that the Sherriff maintains 26 full-time-equivalent patrol positions and 45 in the jail.
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Oregon Leads the Nation in Seatbelt Use

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ranks Oregon as the number one state in the country when it comes to buckling up. Surveys show more than 98-percent of Oregonians wear a restraint in the car. Numbers show fewer people are dying in car wrecks due to not wearing a seatbelt. In...
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