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Merkley Holds Town Hall Meetings in Klamath, Lake Counties

Klamath Falls, Ore.– US Senator Jeff Merkley will be in town this weekend. He’s holding a public town hall meeting in Klamath Falls tomorrow at 9 in morning at the KCC student commons. And then in Lakeview at the Lakeview High School cafeteria. That gets underway at 1:30 in the afternoon. 
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Truck Crash on I-97 Yields $1 Million in Drugs

Sherman County, Ore.– At first it seemed like your common overturned semi-truck on Highway 97 early yesterday morning. But the company that towed the overturned truck contacted police when they discovered packages of meth, heroin, and cocaine worth more than a million dollars hidden among bell peppers. The driver, 53-year old Salvador Martinez-Perez from...
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Raptors Featured in Presentation at OIT

Klamath Falls, Ore.– You can learn more about raptors at a tomorrow morning at OIT. The school hosts a presentation, Raptors of the High Desert starting at 10:45 Saturday morning. You’ll see some of these magnificent birds up-close and learn the important role scavenger birds in our ecosystem. The program is free. Please do...
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Klamath Falls, Ore.– If you’re looking for something to do this holiday weekend, the Bureau of Land Management is tempting you to visit public lands. BLM is waiving their day-use fees Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/Recreation/BLM_Fee_Free_Days.html
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I-84 Partly Closed Due to Mudslide

Hood River, Ore.–I-84 eastbound will remain closed from Troutdale (milepost 17) to exit 62 in Hood River through the weekend. One lane of I-84 westbound will remain open between Hood River and Troutdale; travelers should expect slow traffic, delays, backups and possible short-term highway closures until they get past the slide area. ODOT will staff...
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State Lawmakers Approve Silver Alert Program

You’ve heard of an Amber Alert, that notifies the community when a child is missing. Oregon Lawmakers today approved a Silver Alert program that will help law enforcement agencies alert the public when an elderly person or other vulnerable adult is reported missing. 
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Commissioners Deny Jail Levy on May Ballot

Klamath County voters will not have to decide in May whether to approve a levy to help fund the Klamath County jail. County Commissioners yesterday said they weren’t given information about what the money would be used for, and encouraged supporters of the bill to try for the November ballot. 
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Beef Prices Up in January

January was a good month for beef prices! Ron Rowan with the Oregon Cattleman’s Association said beef prices in Oregon were $1.50 per pound for fed cattle. That’s nearly 20-cents more than the previous high price. Rowan said, however, that prices have come down in February. 
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Community Upset with Rocky Point Fire District

Folks who depend on the Rocky Point Fire District for emergency services… want to see the district’s board focus on adding more emergency personnel. The board recently approved motions to increase the new fire cheif’s monthly stipend by $500, and hire an assistant fire chief, and some members of the community aren’t happy about...
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Bear Hunting Tags Available

Salem, Ore. – It’s first come, first served for 300 available bear hunting tags in Southwest Oregon.  The controlled hunt application deadline was Monday, but you can still grab a tag. Bear season starts in mid-April and runs through May 31st.
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