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City of Klamath Falls seeking input on budget

As the City of Klamath Falls continues working on the budget, it is seeking input from the community to gain priorities in levels of service provided by the City. A short survey has been prepared and can be completed by following this link. Alternatively, comments can be e-mailed directly.
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Companies seek extension of clean fuels program

SALEM, Ore. — Renewable-energy companies are seeking an extension of Oregon’s clean fuels program beyond the current expiration of 2015. Executives from those companies have asked Oregon lawmakers to continue the program, but oil companies and large-volume fuel users say the state is moving too fast and risks raising fuel costs significantly. An Oregon...
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Klamath Falls man killed crossing South Sixth

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A man was killed Friday evening after a car struck him crossing South Sixth Street. 49-year-old Bert Linwood Ichtertz was not walking in a crosswalk when crossing between Homedale Road and Madison Street when the vehicle driven by 73-year-old Yvonne Joyce Wade struck him. Ichtertz was pronounced dead at the scene...
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Oregon might offer new license plate

SALEM, Ore. — There are over 30 varieties of Oregon license plates already. If House Bill 2180 passes, there could be one more. The Oregonian reports that coast lawmakers are supporting the bill, which would establish a new commemorative whale plate that drivers could buy for an extra $30 per year. The fee would fund Oregon...
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Lakeview-area traffic stop yields drug citations

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — A Monday traffic stop near Lakeview led to the citation of two people after over eight pounds of marijuana were discovered in an ice cooler in the back of their vehicle. 24-year-old Jonathan D. Kilby and 27-year-old Steven P. Rawling, both from Idaho, were cited for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of...
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Klamath Fourth of July celebration theme chosen

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce announced the theme for this year’s Independence Day Jamboree and Parade. “4th on the Farm” was chosen and now the chamber is accepting parade entries. The parade is scheduled for 5 p.m. down Main Street, after which a community celebration event will begin in Veteran’s...
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Wolf, OR-7, returns to southwest Klamath Co.

SALEM, Ore. — The wolf known as OR-7 is back in the state of Oregon. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced he returned from California Tuesday evening. ODFW says the wolf continues to search for a mate and was to the west of Highway 395. He moved from Oregon to California in...
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Two arrested for separate firearm charges

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A Klamath Falls woman was arrested Tuesday on charges of burglary and theft. 25-year-old Katherine Elizabeth Smith was charged with first-degree theft and burglary and bail was set at $15,000. On Wednesday, 31-year-old Andrew Myles Devos of Klamath Falls was charged with with felon in possession of a firearm and unlawful...
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County commissioners officially withdraw from KBRA

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath County Commissioners officially withdrew from the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement and the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement during their weekly meeting on Tuesday. The board had taken public comments on the topic in prior meetings before making the decision to withdraw. Earlier, the county commissioners expressed reservations about the impacts...
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Dalai Lama’s visit to Eugene continues to sell tickets

EUGENE, Ore. — In his first appearance in Eugene, the Dalai Lama will be seen by at least 3,000 more people.  It took only 25 minutes Monday for the University of Oregon to sell about 3,000 general public tickets to the Dalai Lama’s May 10 lecture at Matt Knight Arena. UO spokesman Phil Weiler...
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