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Volunteer of the Year nominations being accepted

The Klamath Country Volunteer of the Year award is accepting nominees now through April 18. Nominations include those for individuals or organizations and the group says there are five different categories. Forms for entries can be obtained from the United Way of the Klamath Basin. There will be up to ten finalists chosen before...
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Budget proposal raises education funding by 15 percent

SALEM, Ore. — A budget proposal by two Democrats from Ashland and Tualatin are hoping to raise education funding by raising more tax revenue and trimming pension benefits for public employees. Rep. Peter Buckley of Ashland and Sen. Richard Devlin of Tualatin, both Democrats, unveiled their budget proposal on Monday. It will serve as...
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ODFW to discuss dam fixes or removals

WIMER, Ore. — A new list of dams and other structures that block fish passage and should be fixed or removed should be adopted in a meeting Friday. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to meet as state law requires the list to be updated every five years. The new list has...
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OSP traffic stop leads to drug arrest

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A traffic stop north of Klamath Falls resulted in arrests after Oregon State Police found 13 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle’s trunk.  OSP says the drug was found in a car driven by a Washington state man. The driver, Samuel Alcalan of Yakima, Wash., was cited and released. One of...
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Study shows Ore. public employees pay less for retirement

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon public employees pay half what their counterparts in Washington state and a third than those in Idaho do for retirement benefits. That is according to a study from Portland State University’s Center for Public Service, which aims to account for variations in retirement plans in states from the Pacific Northwest. The study...
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Washington man arrested near Klamath Falls for marijuana

From Oregon State Police news release: An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop Thursday afternoon along Highway 97 on the north end of Klamath Falls led to the arrest of a Yakima, Washington man after the trooper discovered approximately 13 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle. One other person was cited and released in...
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Free health screenings offered Saturday

The Living Well Community Health Fair is this weekend at Hosanna Christian Academy and will include opportunities for free screenings including those for blood glucose and cholesterol. The event, sponsored by Sky Lakes Medical Center, starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday and lasts until 2 p.m. Among the attractions includes “Kids Corner,” where several activities will take...
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School open enrollment process begins

Starting today, students from local school districts can start the process to attend another this upcoming fall. The deadline for open enrollment applications is March 29. The policy, started last school year, allows Klamath Falls City Schools students in sixth to 12th grade and Klamath County School District students in all grades to attend...
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Recap of Farm Expo’s first day

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Viewing the Basin’s Cory Edmondson visited the opening day of the 2013 Klamath Falls Farm Expo. He reports from the Klamath County Fairgrounds:
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Men safe after drift boat flips

MEDFORD, Ore. — Three fisherman in southern Oregon are safe after swimming to shore when their boat flipped on the Rogue River. The Jackson County sheriff’s office says their 16-foot drift boat flipped after it hit a rapid and then a tree on Wednesday. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Andrea Carlson says 58-year-old Mark Orsenkranz of Ashland, 63-year-old Dennis...
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