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Dallas, OR Two Klamath Falls residents survived a fatal car accident near Dallas, Oregon yesterday afternoon. 49-year old Robert Sweet, Jr. was driving a loaded log truck on Hiway 223 when an SUV crossed the center line and hit his rig nearly head-on. The driver of the SUV… whose name has not yet been...
Klamath Falls, OR Klamath Water and Power Authority is also warning that the lack of rain means there will likely be a shortage of irrigation water available this year. KWAPA is accepting applications for irrigators who want to be compensated for NOT watering crops on their property.
Only about 59 percent of Oregon’s tribal children graduate from high school… and only about 40% can do math at grade level. That according to a study conducted by ECONorthwest. The study states that Oregon’s tribal children are concentrated in the worst-performing schools, including Chiloquin Elementary, which serves children from the Klamath Tribe.
Klamath District One fire fighters responded to a controlled burn that got out of control Thursday afternoon. Crews on the scene managed to prevent the brush fire from engulfing some nearby structures near Anderson and Altamont.
Lakeview, Ore. – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives from Klamath Falls and Bend, are investigating the death of a Lakeview man while he apparently suffered a medical emergency after being taken into custody during an OSP contact in Lakeview. On January 22,...
Alturas, Ca. – Extreme drought conditions and strong winds has parts of Southern Oregon and Northern California under a red flag warning… putting fire crews on high alert for potential wild fires. Crews already have battled a blaze in the Modoc National Forest. The Rush fire was held to about three acres southeast of...
Bend, Ore. – Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says Oregonians should challenge the belief that economic growth leads to a better quality of life. According to The Bulletin newspaper, Kitzhaber made the comments this week during a forum in Bend.
Klamath Falls, Ore. – Backhoes started the work yesterday of taking down an historic downtown Klamath Falls building. The building at 200 Main St. is believed to have been built in 1905, and is considered unsafe due to deterioration. The city plans to build a public parking lot in its place.
Lakeview, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Veteran’s Affairs announced today that the Lake County VA will receive some funds to help reach out to vets in the community. The grant is part of 600-thousand dollars in funding for outreach programs across the state
Salem, Ore. – Unemployment is down in Oregon… from 7-point-three percent in November… to 7-percent even in December. It’s Oregon’s lowest unemployment rate since August of 2008 when the rate was 6-point-seven percent. Fewer people are looking for jobs in Klamath and Lake counties as well.