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Klamath County Commissioners pass supplemental budget

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Commissioners passed an addition to the county budget… fully funding the Sheriff’s office. When commissioners passed the full county budget last year, they fell short of earmarking the money needed to run some operations within the department… about 1.74 million dollars short. Last year, voters rejected a bond levy...
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Gas prices leveling out

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Gas prices are up slightly state-wide compared to a week ago. We’re paying about a penny more per gallon than last week. The average price in Klamath County is about $2.55, $2.79 in Lake County. Industry analysts say they expect prices to start dropping again soon. Still, we’re paying about 60...
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Lending Library damaged

Neighborhood “library” vandalized overnight

Near the Intersection of Garden and Washburn Way in Klamath Falls, sits what looks like a miniature school house mailbox. It’s bigger than your average mailbox, with a shingled roof, and a bright red front that pulls open. If you live in the neighborhood, you know that it’s not a mailbox— it’s a free...
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Kitzhaber’s son seriously injured in crash

Portland, Ore.– A near head-on collision just north of Lincoln City, Oregon has left the son of former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber seriously injured. Oregon State Police say 18-year old Logan Kitzhaber’s Prius crossed the center line along Highway 101, side-swiping an on-coming motorhome. Kitzhaber was taken by air ambulance to OHSU… and was...
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Two arrested on drug charges after meth uncovered

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon State Police are investigating after they say they found a whole lot of methamphetamine at a house on Wantland Avenue in Klamath Falls on Thursday. 33-year old Ernesto Garcia-Gonzalez and 29-year old Carols Pena Junior were arrested at the home. They each face a long list of drug-related charges, including...
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Five appointed to voter-approved Predatory Animal Control District Board

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Commissioners this morning appointed former commissioner Al Switzer and four other men to the recently-created Predatory Animal Control District Board. Klamath County voters approved the creation of the predatory control board to establish non-lethal ways to keep Oregon’s gray wolves away from livestock.
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Patridge offered Medford gig

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Is Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge collecting cardboard boxes? The city of Medford has offered him a new gig as their city manager. Patridge told the Medford Mail Tribune that he was waiting for details of the offer as of Friday. Medford’s city council will hold an executive session on...
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Inmate dies in custody

Umatilla, Ore.– Another inmate has died while in the custody of the Oregon State Department of Corrections. According to a press release… 29-year old Rigoberto Corono-Avila was taken from Two Rivers Correctional Institution to a Umatilla-area hospital on Saturday afternoon for undisclosed medical care, and died Sunday morning. He’s been in prison since December...
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Missing Hikers

Man, teen missing in Marble Mountain Wilderness

UPDATE: From Siskiyou county officials. They’ve been found safe. Yreka, Calif.– Searchers in Siskiyou County are looking for 14-year old Cody Hopkins and 54-year old Joseph Hopkins who were expected to return from a 10-day hiking trip in the Marble Mountain Wilderness on June 29th. Their plan was to leave from Let’er Buck Trailhead...
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Klamath agency to set up sobering station

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Basin Behavioral Health applied for and was awarded a 250-thousand dollar grant to build a sobering station as part of the Klamath County Community Mental Health Program. Sky Lakes Medical Center has also contributed 200-thousand dollars toward the project, along with 40-thousand earmarked from Klamath County. Construction on the sobering...
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