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Dog Sled Races Cancelled Again

Klamath Falls, Ore.– For the second year in a row, low snow levels mean the annual sled dog races in Chemult have been cancelled. The races would normally have been held this weekend. When the races were held in 20-13, some 35 dog teams competed in the competitions.
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New OIT Governing Board to Meet

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Tech’s new governing board meets next week for the first time. OIT is one of seven colleges in the state that are now governed by 14 members of a local board of trustees, rather than having all the state colleges overseen by one central board. Next week’s meeting is on...
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Taxes: ACA Verfication

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There’s a new box you have to check on your tax forms this year to declare whether you had health insurance in 20-14. If you purchased health care through an exchange, either Cover Oregon or the federal exchange, you’ll need to wait for documentation from the government before you can file...
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Water Officials to Study Clear Lake Storage

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Commissioners yesterday gave the nod to the Klamath Soil and Water Conservation District’s plan to do research the idea of using Clear Lake to store irrigation water for the Klamath Basin. The Herald and News reports that the conservation district wants to pump water from Upper Klamath lake into...
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Sellers Still Missing Following Police Chase

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It’s been nearly a month since three men bailed from an SUV after a lengthy police chase on a cold Friday night in December. One of the suspects was taken into custody right away. A second surrendered the next morning. The third man is still at large, last seen headed for...
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Lawmakers Complete Organization Days in Salem

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Organization days are over in Salem, with lawmakers getting some preliminary work and training done before the session gets underway on February 2nd. The Speaker of the House and Senate President formally assigned members to serve on House and Senate Committees, and pre-session Bills that were filed were assigned to committees...
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Avian Flu Detected in Oregon

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife yesterday released information about a case of Avian Flu found in a mallard that was harvested by a hunter at Fern Ridge Wildlife Area near Eugene. ODFW regularly spot tests birds. It’s the same strain that detected in in a pintail duck in Northwestern...
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Klamath Falls Considers Utility Rate Hike

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath Falls City Council will meet next week to discuss a possible rate hike on your utility bill. Public Works director Mark Willrett tells KOBI that for customers who pay 50 dollars on average each month, your bill will increase by less than three dollars. If approved, the new rate...
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Snow Pack Falling Short

Klamath Falls, Ore.-Snowpack in the Basin is low again this year… at just 37-percent of normal. It’s an improvement over last year when it was just 19-percent, but still does not bode well for the coming summer. Statewide, the Klamath Basin is among the areas with the lowest snowpack, along with the Rogue and...
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FBI Investigating Oregon’s First Lady

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Just one week ahead of the inauguration, Oregon’s First Lady, Cynthia Hayes, is reportedly being investigated by the FBI. The Willamette Week reports that the investigation started in October following a series of allegations about her duel role as first lady and consultant.
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