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Wildfires Prompt Air Quality Advisory for Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality urges residents in Crook, Deschutes, Klamath, and Jefferson counties to take precautions from smoke caused by fires burning in central Oregon and California. High smoke levels can create health problems for even healthy people so remember to limit your exposure to smoke by keeping windows...
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Speed Limit to Decrease on Sections of Highway 97

Klamath Falls, Ore.– ODOT has decided that it’s going to scale back the speed limit on two sections of Highway 97 and two sections of Highway 20. The state had just in March upped the limit to 65 miles an hour all along the highways. But engineers say there are a handful of areas...
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Wildfires Burning in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Draw fire about 20 miles northeast of Chiloquin has grown to nearly 500 acres as of this afternoon. Strong winds are pushing the fire to the southwest. That lightening-caused fire has been burning since Sunday. And then there’s the Owyhee Canyon Fire in the Jordan Valley which has grown to...
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Speed Limit to Drop of 2 Sections of Highway 97

Salem, Ore.– ODOT has decided that it’s going to scale back the speed limit on two sections of Highway 97 and two sections of Highway 20. The state had just in March upped the limit to 65 miles an hour all along the highways. But engineers say there are a handful of areas along...
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Siskiyou County Approves Ban on Outdoor Pot Grows

Yreka, Calif.– Voters in Siskiyou County have passed a measure to ban outdoor marijuana grow operations. 66-percent of those who cast a ballot voted favor of the ban. Voters also passed a measure to pay for a new state-of-the-art county jail, using a sales tax increase and a 27 million dollar grants from the...
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VA Hires LGBT Coordinator

Salem, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs has taken an unprecedented step by hiring the nation’s first LGBT Veterans Coordinator. Nathaniel Boehme was hired in May and is training for the new position this month, which is also LGBT Pride Month. Boehme says lawmakers originally proposed the position to help veterans who identify...
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Video: Man Arrested after Naked Confrontation

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man was arrested wearing nothing but a scowl…  after arguing with a couple outside of their home on Friday. KOBI is reporting that a woman confronted 36-year old Dustin Lee Rice who was insisting on feeding tacos to her dogs. When the woman’s boyfriend also confronted the man…...
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Gas Prices Still on the the Rise

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Gas prices are on the rise… but prices are rising in other states at a faster rate than in Oregon… putting us at the 11th most expensive gas in the nation… that’s down from 7th last week. State-side prices have risen more than 3 cents since last week at this time…...
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Fire Prep Meeting Scheduled for Scott Valley

Yreka, Ore.–  The US Forest Service announced plans for a “Scott Valley Community Fire Season Preparedness Meeting” to be held in Fort Jones on Friday, June 10.  The event will include information booths and presentations focused on the 2016 fire season Ted McArthur, District Ranger for the Salmon/Scott River Ranger District, extended an invitation to the meeting: ...
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Grads Walk Main, Receive Scholarships

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls area High School Grads marched down Main Street yesterday afternoon, marking the end of 12 years of schooling. As part of the celebration sponsored by Klamath Promise and its partners, several students received scholarships for a variety of achievements. Ten students each received a 1-thousand dollar reward for being...
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