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Chamber accepting awards nominations

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Chamber will celebrate the accomplishments of its members and the community on January 14, 2017, at the 96th Annual Awards Gala. The socializing and networking pre-ceremony will take place in the Ross Ragland lobby with catered food and beverages, and awards will be presented in the auditorium. Last...
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Jewell encourages tribal involvement in land management

Fairbanks, Alaska – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced a Secretarial Order encouraging cooperative management opportunities between the Department’s land and water managers and federally-recognized tribes. The Secretarial Order sets out a framework to ensure that Native communities have the opportunity to assume meaningful and substantive roles in managing public lands...
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Procession honors deputy killed in Wednesday shooting

Alturas, Calif.– Hundreds of people were on hand Saturday to pay their respects for the 31-year old Modoc County Sheriff’s Deputy who died in the line of duty last week. Deputy Jack Hopkins responded to a call for a domestic disturbance on Wednesday morning outside of Alturas. He confronted one of those believed to...
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Oregon State Police confiscated nearly 300 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop outside of Klamath Falls. (Photo: Oregon State Police)

Man arrested trying to haul pot out of Oregon

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police arrested a Georgia man driving a U-Haul yesterday morning after the man failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign on Highway 140 East just outside of Klamath Falls. The trooper asked if he could check out the contents of the UHaul… and the driver...
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Court date set in Kaylee Stewart murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Bend man has one year to work on his defense before heading to court to face trial for the death of Kaylee Sawyer. Edwin Lara is accused of killing the 23-year old Bend woman in July, hiding her body, then fleeing, committing kidnapping and other crimes as headed south, before...
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Modoc County Deputy dies in the line of duty

Alturas, Calif.– A Modoc County Sheriff’s deputy died Wednesday morning after he was shot while responding to a report about an assault outside of Alturas. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s office… 31-year old Jack Hopkins responded to the call in the area of County Roads 115 and 170 about 10 miles...
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Flashlight tours offered at Baldwin Hotel

Klamath Falls, Ore.– “Flashlight tours” of the Baldwin Hotel Museum will be offered on Friday and Saturday evenings through the end of October. Cost for the nighttime tours is $5 per person. Participation is limited to six people per tour. “We’ve found that the Baldwin Hotel has an entirely different feel when you see...
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Seminars focus on agriculture Safety

Salem, Ore.– As one of Oregon’s largest industries, agriculture also tends to suffer its share of injuries and illnesses. To reduce the number and severity of injuries in the industry, SAIF has presented free, half-day agricultural safety seminars across the state for more than 20 years. Each year the not-for-profit company reaches more supervisors,...
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ODFW confirms Wallowa County wolf depredation

Salem, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has photographic evidence of a wolf depredation incident that happened in Wallowa County earlier this month. An archery hunter went to investigating a bawling sound in the Devils Run Creek area… and found 6 wolves attacking a 1 month old calf. He was able to...
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Avista submits request for price adjustment

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  You can expect a lower natural gas bill this winter. Avista has asked regulators for a price adjustment for residential gas customers in Oregon. If approved… the average customer would see about a 4-dollar drop in your monthly gas bill. If approved, the new pricing will go into effect November first....
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