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Tribes Surprised by Walden Legislation

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath Tribal leaders say they had no idea that Representative Greg Walden was drafting legislation to replace the dead-in-the-water Klamath Basin Water Restoration Agreement after it sat drying up in legislative committees. Walden’s plan requires tribes to give up their senior water rights in exchange for 100-thousand acres of timber-rich forest...
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Hoskins Tapped as New Battalion Chief

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath County Fire District One has a new Battalion Chief. Andrew Hoskins was promoted to the rank of Captain in a weekend ceremony… He replaces former Battalion Chief Scott Brainard who retired from the district last month… and relocated to Alaska to serve as an assistant Fire Chief there. 
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Walden Proposes New Legislation for Water Restoration

Washington, D. C.–  Congressman Greg Walden has unveiled a draft of a bill that he says will help solve the long-running water issues in the Klamath Basin. It’s been close to a year since Tribal, Agricultural, Government, and other leaders signed the Klamath Basin Water Restoration Agreement… but it hasn’t yet received congressional authorization. Walden...
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Arrest Made in Connection with Bly Murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  24-year old Dustin Lee Townsend Junior turned himself into authorities in Klamath County Wednesday night, after warrants were issued for his arrest. The Klamath County Major Crimes Team wanted to question Townsend about the death of 47-year old Dustin Lee Townsend. Investigators say they’re investigating Townsend’s death as a murder. Townsend is...
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Two Men Wanted in Connection with Bly Murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The Klamath County Major Crimes Team is asking for your help tracking down two men who may know something about the murder of a Bly man. According to a press release from Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge…deputies and EMS were called out Tuesday night to near the intersection of Protsman...
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Klamath Basin Water Agreement Drying Up in Congress

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  If Congress doesn’t pass a bill authorizing the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement by the end of the month… the agreement is likely to fall apart. As the deadline approaches and the bill sits collecting dust in congressional committees… Pacificorp is moving ahead with plans to relicense its use of dams on the...
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Truck Carry Cattle Crashes in Lane County

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Several head of cattle died in a an accident in Highway 126 near Walterville yesterday afternoon. According to Oregon State Police, a trailer carrying 68 head of cattle overturned when troopers say the vehicle took a corner too fast. The driver… 37-year old Daniel Hansford from Junction City… had some minor injuries in...
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Klamath Falls Man Faces Weapons, Assault Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A Klamath Falls man was in court yesterday to face several weapons and assault charges after he was accused of shooting at another driver Saturday morning. 39-year old Christopher Sean Hill is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, assault, and other crimes after deputies arrested tracked him...
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Rescuers Unable to Recover Body from Mt. Jefferson

Eugene, Ore.–  Rescue crews weren’t able to recover the body of a Keizer man who died on Mount Jefferson Monday. 32-year old Thomas Fountain fell into a crevasse while hiking with his wife on Sunday. Rescue crews helped Allison Fountain down the mountain yesterday, after she spent the night on the mountain, communicating with...
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Winter Weather on Tap for Eastern Oregon

Medford, Ore.– The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a winter storm watch for parts of eastern Oregon starting Wednesday night… though much of it should stay North of Klamath County. OSP is gearing up for hazardous driving conditions starting tonight on: Interstate 84 including The Dalles, Arlington and Boardman OR19 including the cities...
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