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Night closures over for Hwy 58 tunnel

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Highway 58′s Salt Creek Tunnel is in the middle of a two-year construction project and the Oregon Department of Transportation ended night closures Friday morning. Cory Edmondson, Viewing the Basin ODOT Public Information Officer Rick Little says this is good news for motorists. The tunnel, which is critical for traveling...
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Klamath Tribes receiving chinook salmon

HORNBROOK, Calif. – The Klamath Tribes are getting a share of the record run of chinook salmon coming into Northern California’s Klamath River. Hundreds of fresh salmon will go to tribal members in a Thursday ceremony at the Iron Gate fish hatchery just south of the Oregon-California border. While the tribe has been getting frozen surplus salmon...
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Former city councilman faces trial in February

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Former Klamath Falls City Councilman Gregory Taylor’s trial date is set for February next year. Taylor is accused of first-degree sex abuse in an incident with a relative last March. He will appear in Benton County Circuit Court on February 11. Following his May arrest, Taylor resigned from the city council...
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Bend car maker assembling in Lakeview

BEND, Ore. — A Bend-based electric-vehicle maker is moving into a new assembly plant in Lakeview. Jay Bower, the chief technical officer for Venus Motors, told The Bulletin newspaper that this week’s move to a 2,000-square foot facility is an effort to boost production and be closer to markets in Nevada and California. Founded...
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Kinglsey jet required cables to stop Tuesday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A landing mishap required the use of arresting cables to stop an F-15C jet fighter at Kinglsey Field this week. Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar says the pilot was unhurt when he came in for a landing Tuesday afternoon after a routine training flight. She says a board of investigating officers...
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Tax extension deadline is Monday

The filing deadline for extended 2011 tax returns is Monday and those who miss it could face financial penalties. If you filed an extension, the Oregon Department of Revenue says payment was still due April 17 and if you did not pay, a five percent failure-to-pay penalty needs to be included.
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Board votes to close Fairview

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — This will be Fairview Elementary’s last school year. The Klamath Falls City Schools school board voted Monday to close the school in a cost-saving move. The debate was between shutting down Fairview or Pelican Elementary – two older schools in need of costly repairs. NBC-2 reports there were many upset...
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Bank sponsors youth video contest

There’s up to $3,000 up for grabs for students in a new contest called Lights, Camera, Save! The contest sponsored by U.S. Bank seeks 60- to 90-second video entries talking about saving money and using it wisely. It is part of the American Banker Association’s Teach Children to Save program and is open for...
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Highway 97 open again following Tuesday crash

Update from Oregon State Police release: Oregon State Police (OSP) are continuing the investigation into Tuesday morning’s serious injury crash involving three vehicles on Highway 97 about 32 miles north of Klamath Falls. On October 9, 2012, at approximately 8:30 a.m., a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by EUNICE BELL, age 63, from Wenatchee, Washington,...
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Escaped Klamath Co. inmate in custody of Bend PD

BEND, Ore. — The search for an escaped Klamath County Jail inmate is over. 25-year-old Robert Kenneth Banes is in Bend Police custody following a Monday evening traffic stop. According to the Klamath County Sheriff’s office, Banes was stopped for a traffic violation when he provided false information to the officers before he attempted to...
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