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Master Naturalist Program Comes to KBREC

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon State University Extension Service will offer a new course in Klamath Falls this summer as part of its expanding Master Naturalist program. The course, centered on a series of field trips in various parts of the Klamath Basin, is designed to help participants become certified Oregon Master Naturalists. The course fee...
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Malin to Coos Bay Natural Gas Project Stalled

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Plans to bring a liquified natural gas terminal to Coos Bay have come to a screeching halt… after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled that the Jordan Cove Energy Project would hurt landowners, and claims there’s no real need for the pipeline. The 230-mile pipeline would have gone from Malin here in Klamath...
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Winds Down Trees, Power Lines

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Strong winds… and saturated grounds— not a good combination. Several downed trees were reported yesterday… and some localized power outages. According to the Pacific Power website… all of the outages have been repaired. If your power does go out… contact Pacific Power directly… do not call 911 unles there is a fire or other life-threatening emergency. We...
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One Arrested in Murphy Murder

Grants Pass, Ore.– A Grants Pass has been arrested in the death of a man in Josephine County. Jackson County officials say they were called out to a home in Murphy where they found 78-year old Jerald Wesley Eigenbrod dead from what they described as “homicidal violence”. 31-year old Duane Eugene Bond is charged with...
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2-car Wreck Closes Highway 97

Slick roads are being blamed for an accident that shut down Highway 97 for several hours overnight. ODOT says they had to close down the Highway at Milepost 156 just north of LaPine because of a wreck that happened before 8:00 Sunday night… and reopened just before 5 Monday morning. Two cars were involved...
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Whitsett, Whitsett Drop Bids for Office; Linthicum, Reschke Run

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Two men got their paperwork in just under the wire yesterday… to run for public office… and they may not have the challengers they initially expected. Former County Commissioner Dennis Linthicum has filed to challenge incumbent Doug Whitsett for his seat in the Oregon Senate, representing District 28… and Klamath County Chamber of Commerce Board...
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State Officials Warn of More IRS Tax Scams

Salem, Ore.– State Treasurer Ted Wheeler is cautioning Oregonians to beware of a newly reported telephone scam, in which a threatening impersonator claims to be from the State Treasury. Several callers contacted Treasury today to report the scam, and also reported that the caller ID from the scammers even showed that the calls were...
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Former Deputy Klamath County DA Files for Office

Lakeview, Ore.– Former Klamath County Deputy District Attorney Sharon Forster filed the paper this week to get her name on the ballot to run for District Attorney… in Lake County. In a statement to the media yesterday… Forster says Lake County law enforcement approached her and asked her to consider challenging current DA Ulys...
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Walden Statement on Finicum Death Investigation

Salem, Ore.– US Representative Greg Walden says he’s “disturbed and bewildered” by the news that FBI agents may have lied during an investigation into the death of Malheur Wildlife Refuge protestor LaVoy Finicum. Oregon State Police released their findings yesterday that the shooting of Finicum was justified… but the issue regarding the FBI agents...
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LaMalfa Challenges Dept. of Interior Dam Removal Process

Yreka, Calif.– California US Representative Doug LaMalfa wants to know where the Department of the Interior thinks it got the authority to magically create a non-federal agency to remove dams from the Klamath River… and do it without public input. LaMalfa says the agency is trying to create a shell corporation, forcing those involved...
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