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Unemployment Up in Modoc, Siskiyou Counties

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Unemployment is up in Modoc and Siskiyou Counties according to new numbers from the California Employment Development Department. In Modoc, jumped from 10.8 percent in December, to 13 percent in January. Siskiyou went from 12.7 percent in December, to 14.9 percent.  Modoc County lost jobs nearly every job sector. Siskiyou County...
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Quake Recorded Off Oregon Coast

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Another quake has been reported… this one off the Oregon Coast. The magnitude 5.1 quake was recorded about 250 miles west-northwest of Coos Bay late yesterday.
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College Boasts Record Honor Society Inductees

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A record number of students at Klamath Community College were inducted into the local chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society recently. Sixty students were inducted at a recent ceremony… that’s more than double the number from last year.
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Emergency Drill at OIT

Klamath Falls, Ore.– If you were out at OIT this morning, you may have thought you were at the scene of a major catastrophic event. Fire District 1 held a mass casualty drill this morning, along with Sky Lakes Medical Center, to help prepare emergency responders for serious incidents. The drill also helps the...
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BLM Holds Public Hearing

Klamath Falls, Ore.– BLM holds a public meeting tomorrow night to discuss its Planning Criteria document for the Resource Management Plans for Western Oregon. That meeting starts at 5:00 tomorrow night (Thursday) at the Shilo Inn. It’s the seventh in a series of eight meetings held throughout Oregon to discuss guidance, policy, analytical methodology and preliminary alternatives...
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Snow Packs are Low. Very Low.

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Not surprisingly…. the most recent measurement of snow packs in the Klamath National Forest show snow depth and water content are well below average. According to the U-S Forest Service, snow depth is at 12% of normal and water content at 8% of normal. Though they do say that March’s surveys...
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Fire Crews Burn House for Practice

Klamath Falls, Ore.– You may have seen smoke from a house fire in Klamath Falls yesterday. Fire destroyed the house– but that was the plan. The home was planned for demolition anyway, so Klamath County District 1 and Kingsley Field fire fighters used the building to conduct some training exercises. 
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Leaky Pipe Leads to Traffic Slowdown

Expect some traffic delays around the intersection of 8th and Pine Streets today. A Crew from the City Water Division will be working to repair a leak in a geothermal pipe. 
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Republican Senatorial Candidates in Klamath Falls

Tomorrow night you’ll have a chance to hear from Republican candidates seeking to unseat Senator Jeff Merkley. Five Republican candidates will be in Klamath Falls tomorrow to participate in a Primary Election forum. The forum begins at 6:30 in the County Commissioner’s Hearing Room, and will also be broadcast on Charter Cable Channel 14.
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Fatal Accident Shuts Down Highway 97

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Highway 97 was shut down for more three hours yesterday due to a  two-vehicle wreck just north of LaPine. 31-year old Thomas Good from Bend was driving a pick-up truck and crossed the center line, hitting an oncoming commercial truck. Emergency crews had to pull Good from his vehicle. He suffered...
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