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Health Care Open Enrollment Begins Saturday

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Open enrollment for health care coverage begins on Saturday and continues until February 15th of next year. This is your window to sign up  through the federal health care exchange, now that Cover Oregon has had to fall into the federal exchange. You can still go to CoverOregon.com to find out if...
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Snowflake Festival Seeks Parade Entries

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Snowflake Festival is looking for entries for the annual parade. The parade this year is scheduled for December 4th, and will start at 7pm. Applications TO BE IN THE PARADE can be picked up at the following locations: The American Legion Post 8 on Pine Street S&H Bedroom Gallery and...
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Pacific Power Warns of Phone Scam

Klamath Falls, Ore.– If you get a call from someone claiming to be from Pacific Power saying your power will shut off if you don’t get a Green Dot card— it’s a scam. Pacific Power yesterday released a statement saying the scammers are using phone routing equipment that’s putting Pacific Power’s number on your caller...
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OLCC to Create Framework for Marijuana Industry

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Liquor Control Commission Wednesday announced that it will work with other state agencies to implement the voter approved Measure 91, making recreational marijuana legal in the state. According to a press release, the OLCC said the law doesn’t go into effect until July of 20-15. The OLCC will begin working...
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Bealls Grand Opening Scheduled for Today

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Bealls department store opens this morning  in the Town Center. The store first announced in June that it was coming to the Basin, and workers have been converting half of the old Gotchalk’s building into a new retail space for the store. Sportsman’s Warehouse is expected to take up the other half...
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DOT Shelves Plans to Give ID to Undocumented Residents

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Transportation says it’s ditching its plans to provide driver’s licenses to undocumented folks. State lawmakers had passed a bill last year to put the program into effect at the beginning of this year. When a referendum qualified for Tuesday’s general election ballot attempting to dismantle the bill, ODOT...
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Basin Residents Collect Donations for Homeless, Poor

Klamath Falls, Ore.– As the nights grow colder, a group of Klamath Falls residents are thinking about the homeless poor in the Basin. The Klamath Community Watch group is working to collect clean blankets, sleeping bags, coats and other warm clothing, as well as non-perishable food for gift baskets. You can help, by dropping off...
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Measure 92 Failing in Tuesday’s Election

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Ballots are still be counted in Tuesday’s general election… and some races are still too close to call. Including Measure 92 which would require that foods containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, be labeled. At last count, the measure was failing… with 51-percent voting against the measure, and 49-percent in favor. That’s...
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Volunteers Needed for Tax Prep

Klamath Falls, Ore.– AARP Foundation will be providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. But first, the program is in need of volunteers to help prepare tax forms. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide thrives due to the remarkable efforts of its volunteer base. With...
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Earthquakes Hit South of the Basin

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Several earthquakes have been reported south of Klamath and Lake Counties, and the Oregon Outback. According to the National Geological Survey, the largest of the quakes registered 4.9 on the Richter scale, and was centered about 63 miles East-SouthEast of Lakeview. A 2.5 quake was centered just south of the California border,...
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