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Spring Acreage Reports Are Due

Salem, Ore. – Spring planted acreage reports are due on July 15th for certain crop insurance and other FSA programs. The USDA is also taking applications for beginning farmer loans to help support agricultural enterprises. You can’t have operated a farm for more than 10 years, and you must be actively involved in operating the farm...
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Missing Washington teen may be in Klamath County

Police are asking for your help finding a missing 17-year old Washington state girl. Malia Andrews has been missing since July first. She may be with an adult male, and investigators believe they could be headed to Klamath County. They could also be headed to Cottage Grove, or somewhere in Nevada or California. If...
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Wildfire 2017

New fire restrictions in Klamath, Lake Counties

Each year human-caused wildfires wreak havoc on Oregon’s pristine landscapes and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to put out. To limit these preventable fires, starting July 10 the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Klamath-Lake District and Walker Range Fire Patrol Association are placing public fire restrictions on activities known to start fires. These restrictions...
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Jeffrey Vincent

Klamath County teacher arrested for misconduct

Oregon State Police in Klamath Falls have arrested a Lost River High School teacher in connection with alleged relationship he had with a former student. Troopers say they learned about the relationship on May 23, 2017. Jeffrey Vincent, 35, had allegedly started a romantic relationship with a girl while she was a student at...
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Yadenite is a stone unique to the Klamath Basin. (Photo: Klamath County Museum)

Unique, local rocks target of hunting event scheduled for Saturday

A rockhounding event focusing on a unique type of rock found only in Klamath Falls will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 8, by the Klamath County Museum and the Klamath Rock and Arrowhead Club. The event will take place on a parcel of land located on New Way on the north side of Klamath...
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Historical Society to hold walking history tour

The Klamath County Historical Society has scheduled a walking history tour of East Main Street in Klamath Falls at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 9. The tour begins at the corner of Main and East Main Streets. It is free and open to the public. Steven Stukel was the first pioneer to settle in the area, now...
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Florida man dies in fall at Crater Lake

A 20-year-old Florida man died early Tuesday morning after falling from a cliff edge at Crater Lake National Park.  According to a press release, the incident happened at about 5:45 a.m. when the man fell through a cliff inside the caldera along West Rim Drive just west of Rim Village. Witnesses who saw the man fall...
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Oregon lawmakers approve comprehensive transportation package

The Oregon House on Wednesday approved a comprehensive transportation package that is expected to provide a decade of investments in the state’s transportation infrastructure. The multi-year, $5.3 billion plan will provide funding for congestion relief projects, seismic resiliency efforts and road and bridge preservation and maintenance. The package also includes a number of transparency...
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The remainder of the Klamath County School District offices will relocate to the district's new facility on Greensprings Drive. (Photo: Klamath County School District)

Klamath County School District moves into new buildings

Klamath County School District is moving to a new location.   The district bought the old Living Epistles property on Greensprings Drive in July 2014 for about $2 million.   They’ve been gradually moving its operations to the site, with transportation, maintenance, printing, and warehouse facilities already moved out to the two buildings on the...
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4th Of July Safety Tips From The Red Cross

Portland, Ore. – For many in the Northwest, the 4th of July holiday meansenjoying the great outdoors, cook-outs with family and friends and fireworks celebrations. But festivities this holiday weekend can also come with risks. Since June 1, the local Red Cross has responded to help 215 people displaced by 56 separate fire incidents, several of...
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