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Where is the AQ Zone in Klamath County?

Klamath Falls, Ore.– We have a yellow wood burning advisory until at least noon Monday. That means no non-certified wood-burning stoves can be used inside the AQ Zone. If a wood stove is your only source of heat and you have a non-certified stove, you need to get a permit from Klamath County Air Quality. ...
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State offers Black Friday incentive for college savings plans

Salem, Ore.– Legions of shoppers annually open their wallets on Black Friday for the retail industry’s frenzy of deals and discounts. While most browse for TVs, tablets and toys, the Oregon College Savings Plan is encouraging this year’s shoppers to invest in the gift of education. On Black Friday of this year – Nov. 25, 2016 – the Oregon Colleges Savings Plan will make a one-time matching contribution of $25 into any new...
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Woman arrested in Klamath Falls murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Redding woman is in custody, accused of murder after a body was found at a home in Klamath Falls over the weekend. Klamath Falls Police were called out to a home on Orchard Avenue Saturday afternoon where they found one person dead. Investigators haven’t released any information about the age...
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Commissioners oppose Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument expansion

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Commissioners sent a letter this week to Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, along with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, voicing their opposition to the plan to about double the size of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. In the letter… signed by all three commissioners… they highlight concerns about the impact the...
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Klamath Falls elects first woman mayor

Klamath Falls, Ore.– When Carol Westfall is sworn in as mayor of Klamath Falls in January, she’ll be the first woman in the 123-year history of Klamath Falls to ever hold the post. According to a list of the city’s mayors dating back to 1893, 31 men have served the city as Mayor, but...
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2016 Election Highlights

  Klamath County Sheriff Chris Kaber 66% Steve Lewis 32%   Klamath Falls Mayor Todd Kellstrom (I) 47% Carol Westfall 52%    Klamath Falls City Council Ward 1 Donna Walker 32% Phil Studenberg 32%   Klamath Falls City Council for Ward 2 Kendall Bell 56% Bud Hart (I) 43%   Lake County for Commissioner position 1...
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KID recall effort fails

Members of the Klamath Irrigation District voted to keep board member Grant Knoll. The recall effort failed by a vote of 84 to 16. Three board members faced recall elections, though only one resulted in the removal of a board chairman Brent Cheyne. Efforts to recall Ken Smith, and now Knoll, failed. A special...
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Wildlife biologists trying to trap OR-7

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Biologists in Oregon are working to trap a gray wolf in order to get a new tracking collar on him. OR-7’s collar stopped working last year, making it hard to monitor and he and his pack are located. OR-7 is believed to be responsible for killing four steers in Klamath County....
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25-year old Joseph Carter and his son. Carter died after being hit by a car Sunday night. (Photo: Provided)

One dead, one injured in drunk driving hit and run

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man has died… a woman is injured after being hit by a car off of Shasta Way last night. Klamath Falls Police Chief Dave Henslee says the driver went off the road into a field near Fred Meyer, where he hit two people. 25-year old Joseph Carter was...
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Oregon man rescued from badger hole after fleeing from police

Ontario, Ore.– Two men are in custody for driving in a stolen car, and fleeing police, but only after a lengthy search that led to one of the suspects being rescued from a hole in the ground. Oregon State Police say that on November 3, 2016 at about 7:30AM a trooper in the Ontario...
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