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Lakeview City Manager to Retire

Lakeview, Ore.– Lakeview Town Manager Ray Simms is retiring from his post this summer. Simms has worked for the Town of Lakeview and Lake County for more than 20 years, as a tacher, Land Use Planner, ordinance enforcer, and has been town manager since 2006. The Town hopes to have a replacement in place...
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Snow in May? National Weather Service Issues Advisory for Klamath, Lake Counties

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Yes, it’s late May… but ignore that, and prepare for the possibility of SNOW Friday. Klamath and Lake Counties are under a winter weather advisory until 5:00 this afternoon. The National Weather Service says we could see snow of 2 to 6 inches as low as 5-thousand feet, and up to...
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Man Wanted in Connection with Death of Warm Springs Woman

Warm Springs, Ore.– The FBI is helping Warm Springs Police in the search for a man wanted for questioning after his wife was found dead. According to Oregon State Police… Warm Springs officers were asked to a welfare check , and found the body of 30-year old Candelaria Rhoan inside her home early yesterday. Investigators...
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Tech Teams Rise to the Catalyze Challenge

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A team of Oregon Tech students won Tuesday’s Catalyze Challenge… and 7-thousand dollars in cash and services to get their business idea started. Matthew Stansbury, Eric Tipler, Ben Fawver, and Tate Orlik Hill are Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Engineering students who make up the team, GO Possibilities. Their business plan involves...
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Harney County Judge Faces Recall Election

Burns, Ore.– Harney County Judge Steve Grasty learned yesterday that a petition to recall him has been validated. Grasty did not support the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, angering some of his constituents. He has until Tuesday to resign or submit a “statement of justification” that would appear on the recall election ballot....
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One Injured in Grants Pass Shooting

Grants Pass, Ore.– Police in Grants Pass are investigating a shooting that happened yesterday. According to Oregon Sate Police… the victim was found with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound at a home on Palomino Drive… he was treated and released. Police haven’t released any information about a possible suspect or motive in the shooting.
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Patridge in the Running for Medford Gig

Medford, Ore.– The city of Medford has whittled down their choices for a new City Manager… and there’s a familiar name among the finalists. Klamath County district Attorney Rob Patridge is one of the the final three names on the list being considered for the post. Other candidates are from Arizona and Washington state.
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High Turnout for Primary Contest

Klamath Falls, Ore.– more than 62% of Klamath County voters return their priballot for this week’s primary election, according to Klamath County clerk Linda Smith. That’s about a 10% increase over the 2012 primary election turnout. Smith says there are about 2000 more voters this year then there were in 2012. The general election...
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Conservation Groups Oppose BLM Forest Management Plan

PORTLAND, Ore. – Conservation groups filed a protest yesterday against the Bureau of Land Management’s latest proposal to change forest management in western Oregon.  The BLM’s revision eliminates some protections against logging near streams, and could put the state out of step with the Northwest Forest Plan, the 100-year plan coordinated with Washington state and California. ...
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Parkerson Guilty of Attempted Murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A jury spent less than 30 minutes discussing their verdict inWilliams Jack Parkerson’s attempted murder trial. Parkerson was accused of shooting Klamath County Sheriff’s deputy Jason Weber in August 2014. Weber testified in the trial. Sentencing is expected to happen in a few months.
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