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Klamath County to add texting to 911 service

Klamath Falls, Ore.– You may soon be able to send a text to 9-1-1 in Klamath County when you have an emergency… and you aren’t able to talk. Officials with the Klamath Emergency Communication District tell the Herald and News that state money is paying for the upgrade, and the new system could be up and...
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Jeld-Wen workers reject union bid

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Employees at Jeld-Wen said thanks, but no thanks yesterday to efforts to unionize the door manufacturing plant in Chiloquin. According to a press release from Jeld-Wen… workers cast 137 votes… with only 52 votes in favor of organizing under the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace union.
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Century Link plans company-wide layoffs

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Century Link announced plans this week to layoff more than 3-thousand workers, and some of those could be in Oregon. Company officials are restructuring because they’re losing money. According to an online trade publication, the Louisiana-based company isn’t targeting any specific market or division for the expected layoff off for as much...
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Prescribed burns scheduled for Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Today is the official first day of autumn… which also marks the beginning of the prescribed burn season. The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership plans to start with some prescribed burns in Klamath County. You many notice some smoke west of highway 97 between Chiloquin and Chemult as soon as...
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Klamath County poaching case under investigation

Klamath Falls, Ore.– On September 11, 2016, OSP was notified of a doe deer that had been killed and dumped on a side road near Doak Mountain in Klamath County. OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers responded and found a dead deer with it’s back straps removed and left to waste. Investigation revealed the deer was...
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Product Categorization Guide available for marijuana retailers

Salem, Ore.– The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has published a Product Categorization Guide as it works to organize and manage the state’s new marijuana industry. The guide is to help pot retailers define and classify products to help clarify tax and labeling requirements. Marijuana retailers can find the guide on the new Cannabis Tracking...
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Fire danger downgraded

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has lowered the fire danger level for the Klamath-Lake District from Extreme… to High. officials say that does NOT mean an end to the fire season… and burning and timber harvesting restrictions are still in place. Forestry officials say this is has been a...
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Problems at California refineries influence gas prices

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Gas shortages and prices hikes in Georgia and the Carolinas aren’t having an impact on our prices at the pump. Analysts say production at two California oil refineries was interrupted, so we can expect to see prices increase a few cents over the next few days. Right now in Klamath County...
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Klamath Falls family sued over 2014 wildfire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls family could be ordered to pay the cost of fighting the 27-hundred acre Ferguson Fire in Bly two years ago. Investigators found that a man, his wife, and daughter-in-law had started a camp fire in July 2014… despite a ban in Klamath county because of dry conditions. The state...
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Gap Fire fully contained

Yreka, Calif.– Officials with the Klamath National Forest say the Gap Fire is now 100-percent contained as of Saturday. Final size of the blaze is more than 33-thousand 800 acres. Some parts of the Forest in Siskiyou County are still closed because burned out areas of the forest are not safe, although the Pacific Crest...
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