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Local and Federal Agencies search for a suspect along the Oregon/California border Wednesday.
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Manhunt Underway Along Oregon/California Border

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police are searching for a man charged with murder in Josephine County. 44-year old Daniel Joseph Martinson was last seen yesterday morning in a remote, wooded area of southeast Josephine County just north of the Oregon/California border. At that time he was wearing full camp clothing, and his head...
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Red Cross Scales Back Services at Moccasin Hill

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Red Cross is no longer operating overnight shelter services at the Sprague River Community Center for those displaced by the Moccasin Hill Fire. In a press release sent out last night, the agency said there isn’t enough need to warrant keeping the overnight shelter open, but they will still be...
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Oregonians to Consider Non-Partisan Elections

Salem, Ore.– Should it matter whether a candidate is a Republican or Democrat or Green Party member? Some say that taking away the D or R next to a candidate’s name will level the political playing field. That’s why a group has submitted petition signatures to include a question on the ballot in November,...
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Klamath County Timber Harvest Lead Eastern Oregon

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon timber harvests rose above four feet last year for the first time since 2006. Nearly half of the state is forested, with 60-percent of forested lands managed by federal agencies. The largest increase in last year’s harvest came from non-industrial, private forest lands, which saw a 61-percent increase in harvests...
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Chamber Exec Appointed to Governor’s Committee

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber recently appointed the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director to the South Central Regional Solutions Advisory Committee. Chip Massie said in a press release that he appreciates the Governor’s appointment and looks forward to representing the interests of the Klamath County community. He said the goal...
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Officials: More than Double Number of Homes Lost to Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– As the active portion of the Mocassin Hill Fire winds down, Red Cross officials were able to get into the burned area to conduct a better assessment of just how much was lost in the blaze. They’ve now determined that 17 homes were destroyed in the fire that started Sunday afternoon....
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Museum Offers Deep-Sky Astronomy Outing

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An astronomy outing focusing on deep-sky targets will be offered by the Klamath County Museum at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Liskey Farms on Lower Klamath Lake Road. “This event is designed for people who are interested in more serious astronomy,” said museum manager Todd Kepple. “Most of our star...
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Humane Society, Air Quality on Commissioners’ Workshop Agenda

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Board of Commissioners holds its weekly work session tomorrow morning. On the agenda is a report about Humane Society Contacts from Animal Control Director Mike Horton. Horton’s office has been working with local law enforcement to investigate a series of animal mutilations and killings in Klamath County. Horton...
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Mop-up Efforts Underway in the Moccasin Fire
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Fire Update: 6 Homes, 14 Buildings Destroyed in Moccasin Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Six homes have burned… along with 14 outbuildings, as the Moccasin fire spread quickly through a section of Sprague River. Fire fighters worked through the night trying to control a 29-hundred acre wildfire. Erica Hupp with the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership says they’re focusing on attacking the fire from the air in order...
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Moccasin Hill Fire Spreads Quickly; Homes Destroyed

Sprague River, Ore.– A wildfire burning in Sprague River has destroyed an unknown number of homes, and there are unconfirmed reports of some residents being injured by flames as they fled their homes last night to escape the rapidly growing fire late into the night last night. The official size of the fire has been hard to...
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