News

Unemployment Down in Lake, Klamath Counties

Unemployment in Klamath County was down slightly in January according to numbers released by the Oregon Labor Department today. Klamath County unemployment rate was 9.6 percent in January, down from 10% in December after season adjustment. Lake County saw similar improvement, down to 9.7 percent in January after logging 10.1 percent unemployment rate in...
Keep Reading »

No Signs Allowed: Campaign Sign Regulations

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Press Release Temporary signs can restrict sight distance at intersections, interfere with maintenance work and present a safety hazard. With statewide political campaigns just around the corner, the Oregon Department of Transportation is reminding residents about the rules. For example, signs are prohibited on trees, utility poles, fence posts and natural...
Keep Reading »

Cover Oregon Deadline Approaches

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The deadline is approaching– if you haven’t yet signed up for health care coverage, you have just three weeks from today to get that taken care of. Cover Oregon certified assistors will be on-hand at the Klamath Falls Public Library on Wednesday from 1-to-3 in the afternoon to help you get...
Keep Reading »
Sunday Fatal on I-84

One Dies in Accident Near Idaho Border

Ontario, Ore.– One person died and another was injured in a two-vehicle accident right at the Oregon-Idaho border yesterday morning. 17-year old Ryan Ronald Rule from Payette, Idaho was attempting to pass a vehicle I-84 when he lost control of his truck, hitting the other vehicle and rolling down an embankment on the side...
Keep Reading »

Gas Prices Edging Upward

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Gas prices in Oregon are on the rise, and forecasters say they’ll keep going up thanks to unrest in Russia and Venezuela. The average price for a gallon of gas in Oregon is $3.51– up 9-cents over last week, and nearly 30-cents more than a month ago. The typical price of...
Keep Reading »

Grand Jury Indicts Atchley

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A grand jury yesterday indicted Cylise Atchley on 11 counts stemming from last week’s crime spree and police stand-off. Atchley is accused of breaking into five homes and stealing guns other items, then leading police on a chase that resulted in a 10-hours standoff with law enforcement near Olene.
Keep Reading »

Derry Pleas Not Guilty

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man pleaded not guilty this week to attempted murder and other charges after a fight and stabbing that led to an elementary school lock-in on February 25th. 27-year old Derek Eldred Derry is being held without bail.
Keep Reading »

Kepple Appointed to Heritage Commission

Salem, Ore.– Klamath Falls resident and local historian Todd Kepple has been appointed to the Oregon Heritage Commission. Governor Kitzhaber made the appointment recently. Kepple has managed the Klamath County Museum for 8 years.
Keep Reading »

County Parks to See Funding Increase

Salem, Ore.– County parks had been bracing for a cut in funding slated to take place in July, when county parks would begin receiving 30-percent of state vehicle registration fees, rather than the 35-percent they’ve been getting. State Lawmakers this week passed a bill to instead increase that percentage to 40-percent right away, and...
Keep Reading »

Don’t Drive on Muddy Roads

Lakeview, Ore.– Folks with the Fremont-Winema National Forest are asking you to avoid driving on unpaved forest service roads when they’re muddy. Driving in the mud leaves tracks that will harden as the mud dries, damaging the roads, and can lead to a $5,000 fine and jail time.
Keep Reading »