New ballot measure to guide commissioners on dams

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Commissioners voted Tuesday to place a measure on the November ballot, allowing residents to weigh in on whether to remove dams on the Klamath River. The vote won’t have any legal weight, but will give commissioners some insight on how the community feels about the controversy.
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Klamath Tribes awarded transportation grant

Salem, Ore.– The Klamath Tribes has been awarded a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation to help improve the safety of pedestrian and bike transportation in Chiloquin. The money will be used to draft a transportation system plan to make it safe and more convenient for residents to walk and bike in the...
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Elected officials endorse Kepple’s State Senate aspirations

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Several elected officials are endorsing Todd Kepple in his bid for Oregon Senate District 28. Kepple is a registered Republican… but is running on the Democratic ticket after picking up the majority of the party’s votes in a write-in campaign in the primary. Lake County Commissioner Ken Kestner, and Prineville Mayor...
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Oregon unemployment rises in July

Salem, Ore.– More people are looking for jobs in Oregon, and economists say that’s because more people are moving into the state from California and Washington. David Cooke with the Oregon Employment Department says the state has seen solid gains in Health care and other professional industries. “Construction also, even though it dropped a...
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Reward offered for capture of escaped prisoner

Portland, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Corrections, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public’s help to locate an escaped fugitive. On Friday August 12, 2016, at 10:37 a.m., Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct officers responded to assist the Oregon Department of Corrections in the area of Pittock Mansion in...
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Night flying scheduled for this week.

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The 173rd Fighter Wing will conduct night flying operations  Monday through Thursday, August 15-18. Operations will take place approximately Night flying is one part of the course curriculum for F-15C student pilots at Kingsley Field, the premiere F-15C schoolhouse for the United States Air Force. “Night flying is an essential skill...
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Commission seeks medical personnel

Salem, Ore.– Qualified candidates are being sought to serve as medical personnel (as needed) with the Oregon State Athletic Commission. This is a great opportunity to see Oregon, support small business, and help protect the health and safety of all parties involved in professional boxing and mixed martial arts. Interested candidates from across the state...
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Selma man arrested for blaze that destroyed 3 homes

Selma, Ore.– A homeless man was arrested over the weekend for starting a fire that burned nearly 90 acres of land off of the Redwood Highway. Three homes were destroyed in the blaze, along with several outbuildings. Several homes were evacuated, and other residents were told be ready to leave. 35-year old Marcus Yeowman was...
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Commissioners to select interim Senator to replace Bates

Medford, Ore.– The death of state Senator Alan Bates means some changes for the upcoming November election. State law says that if a legislative seat is vacated more than 61 days before the next general election, the position will be placed on the ballot for that general election. Each major party is welcome to put...
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State agency to hold meeting in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Transportation Commission plans to hold its regular monthly meeting in Klamath Falls on Thursday. The agency will talk about a list of projects impacting highways in the Klamath Basin and Southern Oregon. They’ll also tour the progress being made on the Highway 140 construction project in the Bly area. That...
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