Deschutes County horse tests positive for West Nile

Bend, Ore.– A horse in Deschutes county has tested positive for the West Nile Virus. This is the first time a horse has tested positive for the disease this year. Last year, six horses were confirmed to be infected with West Nile, incluidng one in Klamath County. Horse owners can have their horses vaccinated...
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Four file for city races just ahead of deadline

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The city clerk’s office was busy on Tuesday, processing last minute candidacy fillings as four people request to have their names put on the ballot for city council positions. Mayor Todd Kellstrom will face challenger Carol Westfall who filed her candidacy papers today… which is the deadline for filing for local...
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Klamath Falls man faces rape, drug charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A search warrant served at a home on McGuire Ave. in Klamath Falls late Friday night turned up drugs and pornographic material that may confirm the testimony of two women who accuse 44-year old Ronald Edward Zigler of sexually assaulting them while they were under the influence, and incapable of consenting....
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Gap Fire Aug 30 2016 Klamath National Forest

Gap Fire grows to 8,820 acres

Yreka, Calif.– The Gap Fire has grown again overnight, with fire officials reporting the blaze has scorched 8,820 acres– about 2,000 acres more than was reported on Monday. The fire is burning in the Klamath National Forest about 35 miles east of Happy Camp. Nine homes and 12 outbuildings have been lost to the...
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Sergio Mario Palma-Castro

Man arrested after store employees disarm him

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Dorris man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly threatening workers at Sherm’s Thunderbird in Klamath Falls with a small caliber hand gun, and a knife. According to police… 43-year old Sergio Mario Palma-Castro was trying to shoplift some items from the store when he was confronted by a loss...
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Woman arrested for stabbing incident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls woman faces attempted murder and weapons charges after police say she stabbed her live-in boyfriend Sunday morning. The victim was taken to Sky Lakes medical center with a stab wound to his chest. He was last reported to be in stable condition. 37-year old Tanya Ashley Hale was...
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Gap Fire Infrared

Gap Fire mapped at 5,500 acres

Yreka, Calif.– The Gap Fire has burned more than 55-hundred acres, destroying at least nine structures in the Klamath National Forest since it started Saturday evening. Dry brush and strong winds have fueled the blaze… forcing dozens from their homes, and knocking out power to 42 Pacific Power customers. An evacuation shelter has been...
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Modoc NF Wild Horses

Wild horses to be gather on Modoc National Forest lands

Alturas, Calif.– You’ll have the chance to watch a round up of wild horses next month. The Modoc National Forest plans to gather up wild horses next week… and they’re inviting folks to watch the process. The gatherings are scheduled for ten days starting September 6th. Anyone interested in viewing the event can contact Public Affairs...
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Grade Fire destroys 4 homes in Siskiyou County

Yreka, Calif.– A fire burning near Hawkinsville in Siskiyou County has damaged or destroyed at least four homes and four outbuildings. The Grade Fire was first reported Wednesday afternoon. As of Thursday night, the blaze was more than 700 acres and 60-percent contained. CalFire officials held a public meeting Thursday night to update evacuated...
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Fire destroys Klamath Falls warehouse building

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An early morning fire destroyed a warehouse building on Market Street in Klamath Falls Thursday. Officials with Klamath County Fire District 1 say they received the first call at 4:46 AM. When crews arrived at 800 Spring Street they found the building on fire and spreading to a nearby field. Kingsley...
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