Workers paved the Bonanza Schools track the week of June 27 to July 1. The Klamath County School District is replacing the track this summer. (Photo: Samantha Tipler)

Track replacement project nearing completion

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Work on replacing the track at Bonanza High School is expected to wrap up in the next couple of weeks. The old track was removed last month as part of the Klamath County School District’s three-year plan to replace athletic tracks at several schools. Mazama’s was replaced last year… Gilchrist’s is...
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Chiloquin man arrested on assault, vandalism charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Chiloquin man is expected in court this week to face assault, trespassing, vandalism, and weapons charges, after being accused of vandalizing a home in Chiloquin. 27-year old Jesse Wayne Red Sky Sampson was arrested Wednesday, after he allegedly threw rocks at people who live at home on South Third Street.
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Water at four more schools found to be safe

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A third round of water testing shows that drinking water at four more Klamath County schools is safe to drink. The district just received results for water testing done at Merrill and Malin elementary schools, and Bonanza Elementary and High Schools. So far testing of water at all the district’s schools...
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Happy Camp Fire 90% contained

Yreka, Calif.– The Pony Fire in the Happy Camp area is still burning… but it’s not growing. Fire officials say the 28-hundred acre fire is now 90-percent contained. The fire received some light rainfall over the weekend, but it wasn’t enough to douse the hotspots still burning in the Klamath National Forest. Closures for...
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Oregon gas prices rise while US average drops slightly

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Gas prices are up a penny state-wide. The average price for a gallon of regular in Oregon is $2.53– that’s a little more than 2 cents more than we were paying a month ago. Industry analysts say prices are plateauing, and should start to slowly drop over the next couple of...
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Klamath County offers new economic development grant

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Board of Commissioners recently approved the forms and concepts for a new economic development grant program. The Commissioners have allocated $30,000 of lottery dollars dedicated to economic development activities for this grant cycle and they are excited to see how applicants will utilize these funds. The Board thanks...
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Mia and Pia’s wins local brew contest

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Mia and Pia’s debuted their new Blackberry brew at a fundraiser in Klamath Falls over the weekend… and won top prize in a contest at Steens Sports Park. Contest organizers say thirteen breweries entered the contest, including a few out-of-towners. The event over the weekend raises funds in support of veterans, along...
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Upper Klamath Lake

Health advisory expanded for Upper Klamath Lake

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The health advisory issued June 24 for Howards Bay in Upper Klamath Lake has been updated to include all of Agency and Upper Klamath lakes. Agency and Upper Klamath lakes are located just north of Klamath Falls along Highway 97 in Klamath County. Additional samples collected at several locations have confirmed...
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245 pet birds rescued near Portland

Portland, Ore.– It’s being called one of the largest animal rescues in Oregon… 245 pet birds were removed from a barn in Damascas… a Portland suburb. A Fish and Wildlife officials who visited the site along with the Oregon Human Society, said cages were stacked three and four high… overcrowded… with no fresh drinking...
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More trouble for Klamath County Sheriff

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The man who heads up the Klamath County Peace Officer’s Association has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against Sheriff Frank Skrah. In the complaint, Corporal Daren Krag accuses Skrah of retaliating against him for notifying Oregon State Police when deputies made him aware of possible criminal actions involving Skrah. The...
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