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Henley Elementary students break ground at the site of the new school in April, 2014. Photo: P&C Construction

Henley Open House Held Over the Weekend

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Students who’ll attend Henley Elementary next year got a first glance inside the brand new school building over the weekend.   Community members had the chance to walk through the new 60-thousand square foot facility on Saturday. Students assigned to the school have been meeting in modular classrooms since 2007… after the...
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One Dead, Three Injured in Christmas Eve Crash

Grants Pass, Ore.–  A Cave Junction woman died when the car she was riding in lost control in icy conditions on Highway 199. Oregon State Police say a sedan lost control and drove into oncoming traffic and into the path of a sedan. 61-year old Darlene Varney was a front seat passenger and died at...
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US DOT: Santa’s Sleigh Approved for Entry into US Air Space

Washington, D.C.– The US D-O-T says it has approved an application for “special air transportation operating authority” to a Mr. Kris Kringle … a-k-a Santa Claus. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx  said the FAA has deemed his vehicle airworthy. Secretary Foxx says the department cannot mandate milk and cookie snacks, or tell Americans to be nice instead...
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Lawsuit Filed in Train Collision

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The widow of a man who died in a collision with a train in Klamath County two years ago… has filed a lawsuit against the railroad company. 33-year old MacKenzie Conway died when an SUV driven by his brother, Nicholas, was hit by a Union Pacific train near Midland in December of...
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Lottery Can Garnish Winnings with New Law

Salem, Ore.–  A new law that goes into effect on January first allows the Department of Human Services and the Oregon Health Authority to take prize money from anyone who wins more than 6-hundred dollars in the Oregon Lottery… to recover overpayments for food stamps and other social services. That means anyone who wins...
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Chamber Elects New Board of Directors

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce has elected new board members… they include Tracy Brunner from KBREC, Janet Buckalew from Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union, Brian Gailey from Brian Gailey Photography, Dr. Roberto Gutierrez from KCC and Dan Peterson from Oregon Tech. The new board will serve from January 20-16 to December...
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More Working in Klamath, Lake Counties

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The jobs picture looks slightly better for Klamath and Lake Counties. New county-wide unemployment numbers show a slight drop in unemployment in Klamath County… from 8.5 percent in October, to 8.2 percent in November. Unemployment in Lake County fell from 7.6 percent in October to 7.2 percent last month. 
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Roads Closed for Geothermal Repair

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The Klamath Falls City Water and Geotherman division has closed North Third Street between Main and Pine on the Westbound side while they do some emergency repairs. A geothermal line is leaking. So far, just two customers have been effected. The closure is expected to last for the rest of the...
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Merkley Plans Visits to Klamath, Lake Counties

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Oregon senator Jeff Merkley plans to visit Klamath Falls and Lakeview after the new year. Merkley has scheduled town hall meetings for January 6th. He’ll be in Lakeview that morning… then head over to Klamath Falls in the Afternoon. Merkley is expected to field questions about the failed effort to authorize the...
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Portland Wrestlers Injured in Las Vegas Accident

Las Vegas, Nev.–  Four members of a Portland area wrestling team are among those who were hurt Sunday night when an Oregon woman plowed into a crowd on the Las Vegas Strip. Officials from Pacific University say the team was in Vegas for a wrestling tournament… and was walking to a movie theater when the...
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