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Courts Approve Haggen Request to Borrow Cash

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A bankruptcy court has given grocery store Haggen the green light to borrow some cash as it tries to restructure itself under Chapter 11 protections. The Bellingham based grocery chain can borrow up to $215-million to help pay off creditors and try to regain some stable financial footing. Haggen bought more...
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El Niño Predicted to Bring Winter Rains

Not that it’ll do us much good… but some drought relief could be headed to Southern California, thanks to a predicted El Niño system this winter. Forecasters say warm waters in the Pacific will likely lend to an El Niño over the winter months, bringing heavy rain to the southern half of the county, thought...
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Fighter Jets Forced to Make Emergency Landing in Medford

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A mis-hap on the ground at Kingsley Field forced several F-15s to land in Medford this morning. According to Jennifer Shirar with the 173rd Fighter Wing… one F-15 landed at Kingsley field just before 11:00 Thursday morning… but ran off the runway. No one was hurt… but that forced a shut down of the runway… with...
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Thursday is the First Day to File for Candidacy

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  If you’re planning to run for office in Klamath County… Thursday is the first day you can file to make it official. Klamath County Clerk Linda Smith today released the schedule the coming May 17th Primary Election. Click HERE to see the entire list of position up for election in May,...
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Leadership Change at Klamath Water Users Association

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The Executive Director of the Klamath Water Users Association is stepping down, after serving on the non-profit’s board for ten years. Greg Addington told the board last month that he’ll step down effective December 15th. Deputy director Matt Vickery is also leaving the board… effecting next week. The Herald and News is...
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Residents Not Happy with Plans to Ban Dispensaries

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath County Commissioners said they wanted your input… and you gave it to them at a hearing Tuesday. Most of those who spoke at the public hearing on the county’s proposal to ban medicinal and recreational marijuana dispensaries told commissioners they’re throwing away an opportunity to bring much-needed tax revenue into the county...
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Work on Highway 140 Back Underway

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Construction is back underway on Highway 140 after a break over the holiday weekend. Crews are working to finish a new alignment project on a 3.5 mile stretch of the highway at Bly Mountain. Once it’s complete, there will be some new erosion controls in place, as well as guardrails and...
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Cooler Temps Slow Oregon Wildfires

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Members of the 173rd Fighter Wing are heading home, according to information from the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire. The Oregon National Guard Airmen demobilized yesterday after spending more than a week helping to mop up the fire near Elgin and Troy Oregon. A quick changed in weather bringing moisture and much cooler...
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Fire Displaces Klamath Falls Family

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Fire seriously damaged a home in Klamath Falls on Friday, leaving a couple and their adult son with nowhere to stay. According to dispatch records the fire was reported shortly after 3:00 Friday afternoon in the 47-hundred block of Balsam Drive. The fire reignited Sunday afternoon, but fire crews quickly contained...
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Deputies Return to Work after Commissioners, Police Union Agreement

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  They’re back on the job. A Friday afternoon meeting led to an agreement between the Klamath County Board of Commissioners and the Klamath County Police Officers Association that will allow seven deputies to return to work nearly two weeks after Commissioners had approved the officers’ request for administrative leave. Under the...
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