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Commissioners to select interim Senator to replace Bates

Medford, Ore.– The death of state Senator Alan Bates means some changes for the upcoming November election. State law says that if a legislative seat is vacated more than 61 days before the next general election, the position will be placed on the ballot for that general election. Each major party is welcome to put...
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State agency to hold meeting in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Transportation Commission plans to hold its regular monthly meeting in Klamath Falls on Thursday. The agency will talk about a list of projects impacting highways in the Klamath Basin and Southern Oregon. They’ll also tour the progress being made on the Highway 140 construction project in the Bly area. That...
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Iowa man dies in fall at Mt. Shasta

Shasta, Calif.– An Iowa man died after falling about 150 feet while hiking Mount Shasta Thursday. The man’s 16-year old son called 911 for help after the 54-year old man fell. The teen said his father wasn’t moving after the fall. A California Air National Guard Spartan 630 was flown in to pull the...
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Man charged wth assault in domestic dispute

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police have arrested a Klamath Falls man on assault charges, after investigators say he kicked a toddler in the head, stabbed a woman with a screw driver. 37-year old Shawn Hogan faces several charges after being arrested early Wednesday, including criminal mistreatment and menacing in connection with the domestic...
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Composting worm bin workshop scheduled

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Have you thought about starting your own worm bin for composting? Klamath Sustainable Communities holds a session on how to set up and maintain a worm bin. The seminar is Monday afternoon. Materials are provided, and a $10 donation is requested. For more information and to register, contact Leslie at 541-882-6509.
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Wild horses up for adoption

Alturas, Calf.– As many as 200 wild horses are up for adoption in Modoc County. The US Forest Service is looking for homes for some of the animals from the Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Herd. As of 2013… there were more than 400 horses in the wild herd, which has been allowed to...
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American Pickers scoping out Eastern Oregon

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Producers for the History Channel program… American Pickers… are looking for unique antique collections to feature on the show. They’re hoping to film an episode in the Oregon Outback in September. Show producers are looking for private collections, and will not visit stores, flea markets, museums, or other places open to...
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Child seat enforcement blitz scheduled in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is gearing up for a child car seat enforcement blitz later this month. The Sheriff’s office has received grant funds to help pay for extra patrols to make sure kids are properly bucked in boosters and car seats, and to enforce texting laws. The 2-week blitz...
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Bellet concedes Commissioner race to DeGroot

Klamath Falls, Ore.– County Commissioner Jim Bellet has decided to drop out of the race for County Commissioner. Bellet currently holds the commissioner post for position three, but came in second to Derrick DeGroot in May’s primary election. DeGroot made an announcement on social media Monday thanking Bellet for his service to the county,...
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Pot use increasing among American adults

Thirteen percent of Americans currently smoke marijuana, according to a recent Gallup Poll. That’s nearly double the amount from three years ago, when a similar study in 2013 found that 7-percent of adults smoked pot. Three years ago… marijuana was only legal in Colorado and Washington. Since then, Oregon and Alaska have been added...
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