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Walden Bill Would Give Local Forests Control Over Roads

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Representative Greg Walden introduced a bill this week aimed at giving local folks more control over the management of forest roads. A 2012 travel management plan intended to shut down nearly a third of Wallowa-Whitman Forest’s 12-thousand miles of forest roads. Walden says his bill will allow communities to manage roads based on...
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Counterfeit $20 Bills Discovered During Traffic Stop

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls woman was arrested Tuesday night during a traffic stop, when a state trooper found counterfeit $20 bills in her purse, along with some meth. 30-year old Stephanie Vigil was stopped while driving along Boardman Avenue. A drug dog alerted officers to potential narcotics in the vehicle, which led...
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History Program Makes Way Around County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Museum has been holding a series of history exhibits in outlying communities in the county. Todd Kepple is with the Museum. He says the series has been a great way to reach out to amateur historians in the Basin, many of whom have done their own history research on...
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Prescribed Burn Scheduled for Thursday in Lake County

Lakeview, Ore.– The Bureau of Land Management will do some prescribed burns in the Deep Creek area of Lake County tomorrow. You might see some smoke as you drive along Highway 140 between Lakeview and Adel between 10am and 4pm tomorrow.
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Job-Related Deaths Decrease in Oregon

Salem, Ore.– Twenty-nine people died from job-related illness or injury during 2013, that’s one fewer than in 2012. Construction saw the largest number of workplace fatalities, with seven workers killed in that industry. Logging resulted in six deaths last year. Overall, the number of job-related deaths has dropped significantly over the past 25 years.
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Missing Bend Woman’s Body Found

Bend, Ore.– A body found yesterday in brush off of Highway 20 east of Bend has been identified as a woman who had been missing since March 9th. Police say 42-year old Pivoyne Castro-Luna was beaten to death. Police are searching for 40-year old Honario De Horta-Frias, who was last seen with the woman.  
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St. Patty’s DUII Arrests

Klamath Falls, Ore.– St. Patrick’s Day revelers kept Oregon State Police busy over the holiday weekend. State-wide, OSP made 36 DUII arrests. None of those were in the Klamath or Lake County Command areas.
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Oregon Unemployment Hits 5-year Low

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon’s unemployment rate fell below 7% for the first time in five years, to 6.9%, according to a report from the Oregon Employment Department. It’s good news for the state, but there are still a lot of folks who can’t find the jobs they need. Oregon added about 29-hundred new jobs state-wide...
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Woman Rescued from Wreck

Ashland, Ore.– Oregon State Police say a 71-year old woman from Talent intentionally went of the road and down an embankment while driving along Old Highway 99 yesterday, and that she was in the wrecked car for several hours before an ODOT employee noticed the vehicle and contacted police. Rescuers had to use rope...
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Herald & News Stands By The Story Published

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Herald and News Editor Gerry O’Brien told mybasin.com yesterday that the paper is considering whether or not to respond to Klamath County Commission Candidate Jeff Houston’s demands for an apology. The paper ran an article over the weekend outlining public records regarding Houston’s background. It was information that District Attorney...
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