Work Begins On New Peterson Elementary Buildings

This week Peterson Elementary took the first step toward addingsix new classrooms and two new restrooms at the busy school with585 students.  On Monday, workers began clearing ground where newbuildings will be constructed. These new, permanent structures,will replace four aging modular classrooms at Peterson. Klamath County School District Facilities Manager Justin Azevedo said this is just the start of the...
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Man Rescued After Three Days Under Rock

A man from Weed has been found after spending three days trapped in a hole under a rock. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office found Jonathon Engelstad Monday near the Carrick Edition housing area.  The Sheriff says Engelstad had an outstanding arrest warrant but due to medical needs from being trapped he was cited and...
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Local Employment Numbers Overall Steady

The employment situation was largely unchanged in September with hiring following typical seasonal patterns in both Klamath and Lake Counties.   Klamath County: The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in September, up slightly from 5.6 percent in August. The unemployment rate has been steadily trending upward since June when it was 5.1...
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Traffic Stop Yields 200 Lbs of Marijuana

Two people have been busted moving about 200 pounds of marijuana through Josephine County; An OSP Trooper stopped an SUV for speeding on Interstate 5 near Merlin and became a suspicious. Turns out the driver from Minnesota had flown to Medford and rented the SUV, then drove down to California to get the pot...
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Klamath Falls Man Dies in Beach Crash

A Klamath Falls man has been killed in a crash on the beach in Coos County. The Sheriff’s Office says a Jeep and motorcycle were driving on Horsfall Beach at a high rate of speed when the Jeep had a mechanical failure and swerved into the motorcycle. Michael “Dane” Shackleford who was driving the...
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Siskiyou SIMIT Serves 36 Pot Grow Warrants

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office says in the last two weeks their Interagency Marijuana Investigation Team has served 36 warrants targeting large cannabis cultivations to bust up drug operations in Mt. Shasta Vista, Mt. Shasta Forest, Klamath River Country Estates and the Bray-Tennant area. This brings their 2017 total to 175 warrants with more...
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Collman Convicted For Chainsaw Standoff

A Klamath Falls man who threatened cops with a chainsaw in January has been found guilty of several charges. Damien Collman convicted by a jury Thursday of unlawful use of a weapon, menacing, DUI, reckless endangering and reckless driving for a standoff at the intersection of South Sixth and Washburn Way. Deputies had responded...
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Campground Shooting Suspect Arrested

On the afternoon of October 20th, 2017, 32 year old John Day resident Kevin J. RAPP was arrested for the shooting of Kyler Weisenback and lodged at the Grant County Jail for the charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the 1st Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and two outstanding warrants.  During the early...
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Charges Filed Against Boy for Massive Gorge WildFire

The Hood River County River District Attorney has filed charges against the 15-year-old Vancouver boy accused of starting the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge which burned nearly than 49,000 acres, forced hundreds to evacuate and closed Interstate 84.  The boy arraigned in juvenile court. His name is not being made public...
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DA Issues Update on Eternal Hills Cemetery Bankruptcy

Statement from Klamath County District Attorney Eve Costello Dear Community Members, The Eternal Hills Cemetery issues are emotional, and I know upsetting for many families here in the community. I have reached out to the Oregon Mortuary, Cemetery Board and the Division of Financial Regulation to obtain the status of the cemetery.  The State of...
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