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Unemployment up in Klamath, Lake Counties

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Unemployment in Klamath and Lake Counties is up for the second month in a row. State economists say more long-term unemployed are back to looking for work, and the county actually lost a lot of jobs due to layoffs. 450 jobs were lost in Klamath County during the month of July, many...
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Recall for KID board moves forward

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The signatures needed to recall three of the five Klamath Irrigation District board members were brought to the district offices yesterday. The member leading the effort tells the Herald and News that he and other volunteers collected more than enough signatures to begin the recall process to remove Grant Knoll, Ken Smith,...
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More water test results for Klamath County Schools

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The final test results are in, as the Klamath County School District works to make sure its drinking water is safe. Reports on the final two buildings show Gearhart Elementary and the district’s new offices on Greensprings Drive have copper and lead levels within established safe levels. None of the schools tested...
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LaPine man dies in wreck on Highway 97

LaPine, Ore.– A 3-car accident south of Bend claimed the life of a LaPine man this morning on Highway 97. Oregon State Police say 25-year old Joshua S. Matthes rear-ended a full-side truck, forcing the sedan into oncoming traffic where it was hit by an oncoming car. Matthes died at the scene. A California...
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Kendall running for City Council

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls woman is challenging council member Bud Hart for his chair on the council. The former nurse is self-employed, and this would be her first experience as a government official. She’s running for the Ward 2 seat. Hart is running for re-election for the seat he’s held on the...
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Blue-green algae warning for Agency Lake

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Health Authority issued a warning about blue green algae in Agency Lake on Friday. According to a press release, there are high levels of the toxic algae in the lake, which can be harmful to people and animals. Children and pets are especially at risk for exposure because they’re...
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Host Families needed for foreign exchange student program

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The STS Foundation is looking for families in Klamath County to host foreign exchange students.  The students involved in the foreign exchange program would take classes at local high schools, and become a part of your family for one school year. If you’d like more information on the program you go...
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Withers Fire grows to 3,400 acres

Lakeview, Ore.– The Withers Fire in Lake County near Paisley has grown to more than 3,400 acres as of last night. Officials with the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership say the blaze along Highway 395 and State Highway 31 is now 40-percent contained. Campers along the Chewaucan River have been evacuated… along with several...
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Brixner hosts junior high camp ahead of new school year

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Junior high doesn’t have to be scary. It can be fun and exciting. Brixner Junior High wants to show its new seventh graders how to survive and thrive in their new environment. The Brixner Grizzly Training Camp will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25. This camp is great for new seventh...
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Kellstrom submits paperwork for re-election bid

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls Mayor Todd Kellstrom has filed to run for re-election. Kellstrom has held the post since 1992. He had originally announced back in February that he planned to run again… but was temporarily side-lined by a potential bid for state office. He was one of the local leaders involved in...
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