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Walmart Responds to Henley Caroling Situation

Klamath Falls, Ore.– reached out to Walmart’s media relations team overnight to ask about Thursday’s night incident at the Klamath Falls Walmart that led with Henley Middle School and Henley High School chorus members being told to leave the store when they attempted a Christmas carol “flash mob.”   A cell phone video...
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Henley Students Turned Away for Performance

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It started out just like any of the hundreds of inspirational Christmas carol flash mobs you may have seen go viral on social media, but this one has gone viral for all the wrong reasons . Henley High Chorus members assembled casually inside of Walmart in Klamath Falls, and started singing.. But...
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KCSO Receives Safety Grant

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon State Sheriff’s Association has awarded the Klamath County Sheriff’s office more than 17-thousand dollars to help support the agency’s efforts to encourage safety on County roadways. The grant funds include 14-thousand dollars to help pay for extra patrols during DUII enforcement efforts like the one happening right now over...
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Fairgrounds Receives Grant for Lighting

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Community Foundation recently awarded the Klamath County Fairgrounds with a 25-thousand dollar grant to put new lighting in the livestock building in the small arena. The new LED lighting system cost about 45-thousand dollars, but they’re estimated to save the fairgrounds 11-thousand a year in electricity.
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Yamasaki Appointed to Cultural Trust Board

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Gayle Yamasaki from Klamath Falls has been appointed to the Oregon Cultural Trust Board. Governor John Kitzhaber announced the appointment of Yamasaki, along with Chuck Sams from Pendleton, earlier this month. A spokesperson for Kitzhaber said Yamasaki has tremendous experience, passion, and influence in Oregon’s education field. She is the coordinator...
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Pacific Power Requests Changes to City Ordinance

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Pacific Power is concerned that the city of Klamath Falls might be gearing up to make another go at trying to form its own electric utility company. City Council earlier this month renewed its franchise agreement to allow Pacific Power to provide electricity to the Basin, but the utility is asking...
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State Unemployment Remains 7% for November

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Seasonally adjusted payroll employment jumped to a record level of 1,740,800, which was 3,000 above the prior peak reached in December 2007. November marked the largest one-month gain for Oregon since comparable records began in 1990. Seasonally adjusted nonfarm payroll employment rose by 11,200. This followed a revised gain of 7,400...
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Burns Named New Director of Marijuana Programs

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is getting everything in place for next July, when recreational pot becomes legal in Oregon. The OLCC announced yesterday that it has a new Director of Marijuana Programs. Tom Burns will lead the state in its implementation of recently passed Measure 91. The position falls under...
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YPD: Scammers Claim to Call From Pacific Power

Yreka, Calif.– Police in Yreka are warning residents to be aware of a phone scam circulating in the area. Police Chief Brian Bowles told the Siskiyou Daily News that at least two residents have reported receiving calls from someone claiming to be from Pacific Power. The caller says there’s been a glitch in the...
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Klamath Falls Woman Arrested after Man Stabbed

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls woman was in court yesterday to face charges of attempted murder and second-degree assault after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend. Records show that 43-year old Betty Jean Flowers is accused of stabbing the victim in the chest Monday night. The injuries were not life threatening. Flowers is being...
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