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Nominees Sought for 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Award

Salem, Ore.– The annual Oregon Governor’s Volunteer Awards honors some of Oregon’s most respected individuals and organizations for their commitment to voluntary service benefiting the state and its people. The awards are hosted by the Oregon Volunteers Commission for Voluntary Action and Service with presenting sponsor Wells Fargo. Award winners are recognized at the...
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Judge Declares Mistrial in Rape Case

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Circuit Court judge yesterday declared a mistrial in the case accusing an 18-year old Crescent man of rape. Kesson Rai Ishida-Poncil faces sex assault charges. The trial only started last week… but according to a motion filed by the D-A’s Office… the prosecution felt defense lawyer Matthew Parks violated...
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Ronald McDonald House Plans Family Room at Sky Lakes Medical Center

Klamath Falls, Ore.– When your child is in the hospital… you don’t ever want to leave their side. A local business is teaming up with the Ronald McDonald House of Central Oregon to bring some creature comforts to parents of children hospitalized at Sky Lakes Medical Center. AmeriTitle Klamath Falls is hoping the community...
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Jeld-Wen Announces Closure of Iowa Plant

Jeld-Wen announced yesterday that they’re planning to close their facility in Dubuque, Iowa this Spring, as the Klamath Falls-based company continues its plans for consolidation. The Dubuque facility makes pressed wood-fiber products for interior doors, and has been part of Jeld-Wen since 1978. Company officials say they have other plants that can meet their...
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Klamath National Forest Holds Firewood Cutting Meetings

The Goosenest Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest is conducting a series of firewood cutting strategy meetings that are open to the public.  The next meeting is scheduled to take place at 5:00 P.M. on Friday January 31, 2014. The meeting will be at the Goosenest Ranger Station, 37805 HWY 97, Macdoel, California.  Interested...
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Oregon Senators Team Up to Raise Federal Minimum Wage

Portland, Ore.– Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are working together to encourage Congress to pass their Fair Minimum Wage Act in the hopes of gradually increasing the Federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour over the next several years.
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The Skies Will Rumble Monday and Tuesday Nights

You may hear some extra traffic overhead tonight as the 173rd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard takes to the skies for night flying exercises. The operations will begin at around 9 o’clock and should wrap up by 11:30 both tonight and tomorrow night. Jets will take off from Kingsley Field, and...
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Lakeview Man Died of Drug Overdose

Lakeview, Ore.– A Lakeview man who died last week while in police custody died of a drug overdose. That according to Oregon State Police. 44-year-old David L. Turnbull was arrested Friday, and experienced a medical emergency while police were walking him into the jail. An autopsy reveals that Turnbull died of meth poisoning.
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Search and Rescue Practices Survival Skills

Klamath County Search and Rescue conducted winter survival training for its crews over the weekend. Personnel had to construct their own overnight shelters off of Highway 140 near Varney Creek Trailhead… and stay in them overnight Saturday.
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Dry Conditions Prompt Red Flag Warning

Dry, windy conditions have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Warning for much of the state… putting fire crews on high alert for the possibility of wild fires. Several blazes are already burning… though most are in the Western part of the state.
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