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Klamath Falls pair fined by Oregon DEQ

PORTLAND, Ore. – A Klamath Falls woman and her son have been fined $2,500 by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. The penalty was issued for burning illegal materials such as wet garbage, plastic and aerosol cans. Frank Dodd, the landowner’s son, was burning more than two cubic yards of material when Klamath County Fire...
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Commissioners side with landowners on ‘double tax’

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – At their weekly meeting, the Klamath County Commissioners agreed with landowners regarding their feeling of being double-taxed when it comes to the Oregon Department of Forestry assigning a fee in addition to people paying local fees for fire protection. Six people spoke during public comments regarding the fee. Link: Watch the...
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Work near Old Fort Road this week

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The City of Klamath Falls Street Division will be working on drain ditches along Old Fort Road on Wednesday starting at 7 a.m. The maintenance work will last until about 3:30 p.m. The work will cause minimal traffic delays. Anyone with questions can call the street division at 541-883-5363.
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Hwy 58 crash involves Klamath Falls woman

SALEM, Ore. – A multi-vehicle crash on Friday afternoon in the Salt Creek Tunnel on Highway 58 left six people injured and involved a Klamath Falls woman. According to the Oregon State Police preliminary investigation, a SUV driven by 41-year-old Tanya Dawes of Klamath Falls lost control on the icy roadway inside the tunnel and...
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Volunteer of the Year nomination deadline approaching

Nominations for the Klamath County Volunteer of the Year Awards are due in less than a month. The deadline is April 8 at noon. According to the People’s Choice Awards chairperson Marla Edge, entry forms are available at the United Way or can be sent by e-mail, fax or mail. Entry forms are also...
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Tulelake-Butte Valley meeting to be rescheduled

This week’s meeting of the 10-A District Agricultural Association Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Board of Directors has been cancelled. It was scheduled for Wednesday. The meeting will be rescheduled, but that date was not announced.
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Klamath Falls Airport Towers survives the cut

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reached the decision that 149 Federal contract towers will close beginning April 7 as part of the agency’s sequestration implementation plan. The agency has made the decision to keep 24 federal contract towers open that had been previously proposed for closure because doing...
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OC&E Woods Line State Trail receives funding

SALEM, Ore. – Improvements are coming to the OC&E Woods Line State Trail. As part of over $8 million in projects, the Oregon Transportation Commission approved $313,000 for the OC&E Woods Line State Trail running through Olene and Klamath Falls for improvements to crossing safety. The trail’s request was one of 155 original applications for...
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Senate approves illegal immigrants to pay in-state Oregon tuition

SALEM, Ore. — Pending the Governor’s signature, young illegal immigrants will be able to pay resident college tuition if they were brought to the United States as children. The Oregon Senate approved the measure by a 19-11 vote on Thursday and now sends the measure to Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, who says he will sign...
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Strike Out Bullying fundraiser rolls Friday

Citizens for Safe Schools wants to strike out bullying with a bowling event Friday. Reba Van Acker of Citizens for Safe Schools To learn more about the event, visit the Citizens for Safe Schools Facebook page.
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