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Report: A lot of dollars and time needed to restore Basin fish habitat

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Federal biologists say it will take $135 million and 30 to 50 years to save two endangered species of sucker fish that figure in the water battles in the Klamath Basin. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a final recovery plan Monday for the Lost River and shortnose sucker. One...
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Oregon physician helps with wounded at Boston Marathon

BOSTON — After completing the Boston Marathon, an Oregon physician put on sweats and headed back to help treat the wounded following two explosions near the race’s finish line that killed at least three people. Paul Pearson of Florence had just finished the race and was walking back to a hotel with his wife...
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Updated: Person dies after vehicle collision on Alamont

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A 69-year-old Klamath Falls woman is dead after a traffic accident Friday near Altamont Drive and Anderson Way in Klamath Falls. Linda Wright was pronounced dead at Sky Lakes Medical Center after the vehicle she was driving ran a stop sign on Anderson Way and struck a car going south on...
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Major Crimes Team investigating following Klamath Falls death

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A 911 call about a gunshot injury led authorities to discover a Klamath Falls man dead this weekend. Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge said in a release that police responded to the emergency call on Saturday and the Klamath County Major Crimes Team is now investigating the death of 47-year-old...
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Man who made bomb threats in Klamath, Lake Counties sentenced

CLEVELAND — A man from Ohio who made bomb threats to courthouses in multiple states, including those in Klamath and Lake Counties, has pleaded guilty in federal court. 39-year-old Lonny Bristow of Mansfield entered his plea Thursday, waived a standard pre-sentence report and was sentenced to 51 months in prison. Bristow was arrested in...
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Red Light Road Construction COnes

Salt Creek Tunnel construction delays, closures resume

SALEM, Ore. – The Salt Creek Tunnel on Highway 58 will be closed Monday through Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting next week. It is a closure to continue construction that began last year. Outside of the overnight closures, there will be single lane traffic at other times, causing delays of up...
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SOU students donate money to restore Klamath Basin water

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon students are hoping to help fish by putting water back in a Klamath Basin creek through money donations. Student activist Shaun Franks said Tuesday that about $60,000 from student fees dedicated to special projects known as the Green Fund are going to the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to lease water...
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Central Point nursery fined for algal bloom discharge

SALEM, Ore. – A Central Point nursery has been fined by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. According to a release from DEQ, J. Herbert Stone Nursery was cited for allowing an algal bloom to discharge from a reservoir into the Jackson Creek. As a result, the business was fined $8,800. The DEQ says algae...
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Senate committee discussing playground defibrillators

SALEM, Ore. — An Oregon Senate committee is considering improving the potential safety of young children and athletes. The discussion centers around children hit in the chest by a baseball or other objects and go into cardiac arrest. The Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee on Tuesday heard from the parents of a young boy...
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Fisheries managers decide on ecosystem input

PORTLAND, Ore. — Fishing season and catch quota decisions will rely on an ecosystem approach going forward. That is according to plan by federal fisheries managers for the West Coast after a meeting on Tuesday. The group decided to rely on regular scientific reports about the health of the ocean. Meeting in Portland, the Pacific...
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