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Highway 97 Shut-down Leads to Arrest

Oregon State Police arrested the driver of a van that caused a shut-down on Highway 97 near midland for a short time yesterday. 34-year Thomas Bamberger is from Queens, New York. He faces several charges, including intent to manufacture,and driving without a license. He was transporting several gas cylinders, one of which was leaking,...
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Klamath GOP Opposed to County Charter

The Klamath County Republican Central Committee Wednesday officially stated its opposition to a proposal to transition the County to an administrative form of government. The switch would still require a board of commissioners, but their positions would only be part-time, leaving most of the administrative duties to a county administrator at the tune of...
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Ellis Named BLM’s Deputy Director

The former District Manager of the Bureau of Land Management’s Lakeview District has been named BLM’s Deputy Director. Steve Ellis will oversee the operations of more than 245 million acres of public lands. He’s been interim director since July.
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James and Kaden Elks Regional Hoop Shoot Winners Ages 11-12 (2)

Three local hoopsters do well in competition

Prineville, Ore. – Congratulations to Kayden Kappas, James Moore, and Tanner Higgins on winning their division of the Southeast Regional Elks Hoops Shoot competition held in Prineville, Oregon on January 18, 2014. Kayden and James won the female and male 10-11 year old division. Kayden is currently a 6th grader at Peterson Elementary and James...
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OIT Seeks Independent Board

Three of Oregon’s largest universities will each begin operating under an independent governance board beginning this summer… and Oregon Tech is hoping follow suit. OIT President Chris Maples announced yesterday that the school submitted a request to The State Board of Higher Education, asking that it be approved to convene its own board. Maples...
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Wednesday Blood Donation Site

There is a serious shortage of blood across the U-S, thanks in part to winter storms that have prevented folks from getting to blood donation sites. The local chapter of the American Red Cross is trying to help shore up supplies for Oregon and the U-S. You can help. If you’re in Chiloquin Wednesday,...
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Knights of Columbus Raises Funds for Ultrasound Equipment

February 4, 2014 – Klamath Falls, OR — The Knights of Columbus (K of C) has launched a fund-raising campaign for the acquisition of an ultrasound machine for the Pregnancy Hope Center in Klamath Falls. In 2009, the K of C launched a national initiative aimed at providing women considering abortion visibility of the...
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New Campaign Promotes Seat-belt Use

Oregon State Police are partnering with local police departments to encourage drivers to buckle up. Oregon boasts a buckle-up rate of 98 percent, and it seems to be pick-up truck drivers and passengers who are least likely to use safety restraints. A “Pick-ups Rock; They also Roll” campaign to promote seat-belt use begins next...
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UPDATE: OSP Re-opens US97 Near Midland

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Oregon State Police are reporting a possible hazmat situation on US97 near Midland. As of 10:30am, the road was closed in both directions with no detour. The road has been re-opened. (source: Oregon State Police, ODOT)
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Klamath County Commissioners: 2nd Year of Drought

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Commissioners voted this morning to declare a drought in the Basin… for the second year in a row. Commissioners plan to ask Governor Kitzhaber for assistance in setting up financial aid for farmers and ranchers. Since September 1st, Klamath Falls has only received just over an inch of rain....
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