Klamath County Man Sentenced in Deadly 2013 DUII Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Donald Schachter was sentenced this week to more than 4-1/2 years in prison for the drunk driving accident that killed another man back in 20-13. Schachter pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of criminally negligent homicide. Police say his blood alcohol level was .28 after the accident on Lower...
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Blue Zones

Food Systems Advisory Council Members Wanted

Klamath Falls, Ore.— The Klamath County Board of Commissioners has created a new council as part of the effort to encourage residents in the Basin to adopt healthier lifestyles. The Klamath County Food Policy Council will work with the Blue Zones Project Food Systems Advisory Committee to make sure everyone… regardless of income… has access to healthy…...
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Etna Man Missing

Yreka, Calif.– The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help finding a man who has been missing for more than a week. 87-year old Emmett Mackey left his home in Etna on Monday March 28th. He’s has a white 2009 Subaru Forester. Anyone who knows where he might be is asked to call...
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Reschke Receives Gun Rights Endorsement

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Firearms Federation on Tuesday endorsed the campaign of Republican candidate for the State House of Representative Werner Reschke. Reschke is a board member with the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce… not the board President as we incorrectly reported last night. The gun-rights lobbying group gave Reschke a score of 100-percent on...
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Teen Charged with Arson in House Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A 13-year old boy is charged in connection with a fire damaged a home in Klamath Falls over the weekend. According to fire call logs… the blaze was reported at a home on Valleywood Drive before 7:00 Saturday morning. While searching for a cause of the fire… investigators found evidence that the...
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Oregon Inmate Dies in Custody

Pendleton, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Corrections says an inmate has died at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton. According to a press released… 44-year old Shawn McMillian was taken to medical facility outside of the prison campus Sunday afternoon for treatment of an undisclosed condition. He died Sunday morning. McMillian was serving a 5-year...
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Dam Removal Announcement Expected Thursday

Klamath Falls, Ore.– State and Federal agencies plan to move forward with the removal of four hydroelectric dams along the Klamath river, regardless of what Congress might have to say about it. Governor Kate Brown is expected to be on hand tomorrow, joining California’s governor, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in making a formal announcement. ...
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Seiler Will Not Run for Relection

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls City Councilwoman Trish Seiler will not run for re-election in November, but is hopeful that another woman will take her place on the council. Seiler was first elected to the council in 2001, and tells the Herald and News that she plans to stay active in the community, just through...
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Chiloquin to be Featured in Cable Program

Chiloquin, Ore.– Back in November, a film crew from the Animal Planet was in the Klamath Basin to shoot footage for a television series called Finding Bigfoot. The cast and crew filmed in Chiloquin for two week, meeting with Klamath Tribal members, and learning about the legend of Bigfoot from a Native American perspective....
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Snow Pack

Snow Pack Not Enough to Overcome Years of Drought

Bend, Ore.– Spring has sprung… and the winter snowpack totals are in… but despite lots of snow and rain— it’s not enough to make up for the losses we experienced during the four year drought. Snow pack levels are at 113-percent of average in Central Oregon. Last year at this time- it was just...
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