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Gov. Brown Declares August Private University Month

Salem, Ore.– Governor Kate Brown has declared the first week of August as Oregon Private College Week. The proclamation, signed yesterday, aims to highlight the important role private universities play in helping the state meet its educational priorities. During private college week…eleven private, non-profit colleges in Oregon will open their doors to prospective students....
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Library Visits Pay Off with Free Fare

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Starting June 15th… Basin Transit will offer free bus passes for kids and adults who check out books from the library. If you ride the bus to the library… you can get a pass for a free ride home when you check out your reading materials. The downtown library and South...
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ODFW Schedules Klamath Falls Meeting

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife meets with local fishing enthusiasts to talk about the agency’s efforts to simplify trout and other warmwater fishing regulations. The ODFW will hold a series of 8 public meetings this month and next… including one in Klamath Falls on June 23rd at OIT.
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Warm Springs Wildfire Started by Ceremonial Burn

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A brushfire that broke out Wednesday afternoon in the Warm Springs area is now out… after burning as much as 3-thousand acres of land. Fire officials tell KTVZ that the fire started from a legal ceremonial file where people were burning the belongings of a deceased loved one. The reservations fire...
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State Employees Can’t Keep Health Care Plan

Salem, Ore.– Oregon State’s public employees have insurance coverage that’s TOO good, according the Affordable Care Act. If lawmakers don’t dial back the public employee healthcare plans, staring in 20-18, the state will get stuck with a 40-percent Cadillac Tax. House Bill 3564 will give state employees a cafeteria style plan to select what...
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Lake County 911 Gets Upgrades

Lakeview, Ore.– Lake County is in the process of upgrading it’s 911 phone system. Lakeview 911 Director Scott Utley gave Lakeview Town Council members an update at this week’s meeting on the upgrades the 911 center is making. Utley said the upgraded phone system will be installed by October, and a new computer aided...
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Missing Iowa Woman’s Car Found in Siskiyou County

Yreka, Calif.–  Investigators in Siskiyou County are asking for help finding a woman who was reported missing on Monday… but hasn’t been seen in a month. According to a press release, 32-year old Tarren Wolsman  was last seen at her home in Missouri Valley Iowa on May 10th… on May 31st… Forest Service employees...
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Are You In? Check Your Hunting Tag Status Here.

Salem, Ore.– Hunters can now check to see if they drew a big game tag for the fall by visiting the My Hunter Information website or calling 1-866-947-6339. Hunters will need to provide their Hunter/Angler ID#, which is printed on all ODFW license documents and stays the same from year to year. They can...
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New Fish Ladder Planned for Bear Creek

Ashland, Ore.–  Construction of an upgraded fish ladder at the Oak Street Diversion Dam in Ashland will start after June 15. The Bureau of Reclamation has contracted with Northbank Civil and Marine of Vancouver, Wash. to modify the diversion gates and replace an existing fish ladder for $1.7 million. When complete, the fish ladder will...
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Inmate Found Unresponsive Dies in Oregon Prison

Ontario, Ore.– The Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating after an inmate was found unresponsive in his cell at the Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario. 66-year old James Papineau was found unresponsive in his cell yesterday morning. He was pronounced dead a short time later. The corrections department has not been...
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