Sheriff Staff Going Back To Work

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath County Commissioners sent Sheriff Skrah a letter today informing him that Sheriffs Deputies will be returning to work right away. These deputies will be reporting to Chief Deputy Rowley for the next 45 days, while the investigation continues.  According to the letter, pursuant to the authority granted to...
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Fourth Graders Get Free Park Entrance

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  If you have a fourth grader…you’ve basically got a coupon for a visit to Crater Lake National Park… and 2-thousand other federal recreation areas in the US. Between now and next August 31st, kids in fourth grade can get into the park for free. It’s part of the Every Kid in...
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Gov. Brown Makes Administration Appointments

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today announced new members of her administration. The Governor appointed Jerry Waybrant as acting director of the Department of Human Services and named Fred Steele as the state’s long-term care ombudsman. “Jerry and Fred have a passion for serving vulnerable populations, including children, older Oregonians, people with intellectual...
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Haggen Sues Alberton’s after Failed Takeover

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Haggen is suing Albertsons for one billion dollars… claiming that the grocery giant strong-armed the small chain into buying dozens of Safeway stores… only to then sabotage the company as it tried to establish itself in new markets. The lawsuit was filed yesterday in Delaware, and accuses Albertons of unfair competition....
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Fire Restrictions Extended Another Week

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The statewide state park ban on open flames will continue for another week. While temperatures have moderated in some areas and a little rain has fallen, especially on the Willamette Valley and coast, conditions have not improved enough to warrant relaxing the restriction. Fire crews are still heavily engaged in combating...
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Sheriff Skrah Files Lawsuit Against Commissioners, Police Union

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah has filed a petition, asking a Klamath County Circuit Court judge to issue a temporary restraining order against County Commissioners, and force 7 deputies to return to work. In the petition filed in Klamath County court Monday… The Klamath County Peace Officer’s Association is also named as a...
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Gas Prices Defy Crude Oil Prices Increase

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The price of crude oil is on the rise… but gas prices are still falling. In Oregon, we’re paying an average of $2.84 a gallon. That nearly ten cents less than last week… but 22-cents above the national average. In Klamath County we’re averaging $2.85 for a gallon of regular, it’s $2.94...
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Vandals Damage Daycare Vans

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The Klamath County Sheriff’s office is investigating after some vehicles were vandalized over the weekend. Officials at the Klamath KID Center say vandals cut the gas lines on both of the facility’s vans, and siphoned gas from a riding lawnmower. Deputies aren’t sure when during the weekend the vandalism took place,...
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Memorial Held for Firefighters Killed in Washington

Wenatchee, Wash.–  Thousands turned out in Wenatchee Washington over the weekend to pay tribute to three men who died fighting a wildfire there  more than a week ago. Yesterday’s service included an 80 vehicle procession. The three men were trying to flee a fast-moving fire near the town of Twisp when they wrecked their...
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Attorney Asks Investigators to Hurry Up

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The attorney representing seven Klamath County Sheriff’s deputies who are on administrative leave is asking the Justice Department to speed up its investigation into Sheriff Frank Skrah. The seven unidentified deputies asked to be placed on administrative leave a week ago… fearing retribution for talking to investigators. County Commissioners have asked Skrah...
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