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Chiloquin fire quickly contained on Friday

CHILOQUIN, Ore. — Firefighters managed to quickly contain a timber and brush fire in the Chiloquin area on Friday. The Slabhouse fire started in the afternoon in an area northwest of Applegate Butte that’s located in the Fremont Winema National Forest. Fire teams contained the 34 acre fire in just a few hours on...
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Klamath Community College to train airmen at Kingsley Field

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Community College and the 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field have partnered to provide education opportunities for Airmen stationed at Kingsley Field. Under the agreement, KCC will offer classes to service members and their families  at Kingsley Field that match up with the Air Force’s degree programs, which, beginning...
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Klamath County Major Crime Team makes arrest in murder

CHILOQUIN, Ore. — The Klamath County Major Crime Team arrested 36 year old Joshua Gilbert Brown of Chiloquin for the murder of David Joseph Kelly Costa.  David Joseph Kelly Costa’s body was discovered on June 24. The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Klamath Falls Police Department,...
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Klamath Falls woman arrested for assault, hit and run, DUI, and littering

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Klamath Falls woman was arrested earlier this week for beating her boyfriend with a gun, and several other charges. 19 year old Summer-Brooke Skyles, was arguing with her boyfriend while they were driving towards downtown when she hit a pole and left the scene. Then they pulled up in...
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PacifiCorp may raise power rates here in the basin

Your power bill may be going up soon. PacifiCorp., which owns Pacific Power, is looking at raising their rates in January. Residential electric rates would go up 1.55 percent under a proposed settlement of rate cases filed with Oregon regulators earlier this year. The cases are subject to review and final approval by the...
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Oregonians paying 10 times more for prescription drugs

Oregonians have been paying 10 times more for name brand prescription drugs because drug manufacturers have managed to delay production of generics. This resulted in average delays of five years that left patients paying up to 33 times as much for brand names, according to a report released yesterday. Some of the drugs listed...
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Artist in residence show at Crater Lake this weekend

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Crater Lake National Park is celebrating the local art and artists that are in residence at the park this Saturday and Sunday. The art show features established and emerging artists the have captured the park in their artwork. The artist in residence program is funded by all the Oregonian drivers...
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Exploding targets outlawed in the forest as of this week

The Oregon Forest Service is reminding everyone that exploding targets are now outlawed on forest lands as of earlier this week. Exploding targets cause wildfires, and have been associated with at least five wildfires on National Forest System lands since 2012. Those fires which burned more than 15,000 acres and added up to $30...
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Crater Lake no longer facing water problems from shut off

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Crater Lake National Park likely won’t have to bring in water this summer to supplement what they weren’t going to get after Klamath Tribes exercised their senior water rights. They received an exemption by the Oregon Water Resources Commission, and, to help the effort, the commercial operations on site are...
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Randy Travis suffers stroke after heart implant surgery, in critical condition

TEXAS — Randy Travis suffered a stroke after having a procedure on his heart in Texas. Travis received emergency surgery after the stroke to relieve pressure on his brain, and is now in critical condition. Travis was in a Texas hospital getting treatment for a heart problem when the stroke hit. He was admitted...
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