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Crater Lake Area Fires Now Called High Cascades Complex

The Spruce Lake Fire and Blanket Creek Fire as well as 5 smaller fires (Silent, Butte, Broken Lookout, Roundtop, and Needle) are now being managed as the High Cascades Complex. California Interagency Incident Management Team 3 (Mark von Tillow) is in command of the High Cascades Complex. Lightning storms in late July and early August...
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State Revenue Worker Busted for Stealing Money From KF Dispensary

An Oregon Department of Revenue employee has been charged for stealing more than $1,000 from a Klamath Falls medical marijuana dispensary.  The state discovered Theodore Paulsen took the money from MMJ dispensary after they first tried to charge the owner Ed Medina for not paying certain taxes. Paulsen faces mail theft, official misconduct and...
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Ray Gets Life With Parole Possible

Sheyanna Ray has been sentenced to life in prison but with the possibility of parole after 25 years. Ray pleaded guilty last month to murder and abuse of a corpse in the death of David White whose remains were found dismembered and burned last November at his home on Orchard Avenue. She told police...
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KCC Student Wins Farm Bureau Scholarship

The Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education is pleased to announce the following (12) twelve recipients of the Oregon Farm Bureau Memorial Scholarship, and (1) one recipient of the Associate Award.  This scholarship program is open to new and continuing full-time students (12 or more hours per quarter or the semester equivalent). Applicants must...
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Volunteers Sought For Statewide Cemetery Cleanup

Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries is partnering with SOLVE to bring cemetery cleanups into the statewide Beach & Riverside Cleanup, presented by the Oregon Lottery. Many of these cemeteries were established in the 1800s and are in need of helping hands to remove invasive weeds and woody debris, clean headstones, and assist in other...
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Monday’s Air Quality Outlook

The Air Quality outlook for Monday August 14, 2017, from 8:00 am until 8:00 am Tuesday August 15, 2017 is expected to be in the High Moderate to Unhealthy for sensitive groups range.  The Weather Service is forecasting NW winds, which will bring additional smoke into our area from local fires that will cause the air quality to stay in...
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Sugarman's Park Opening (Photo: Darrin Rutledge)

City Manager’s Weekly Update

The Klamath Falls Citizen Committee continues to work on more art features at Sugarman’s Corner. City Manager Nathan Cherpeski says City Parks recently placed three new tables to provide additional seating. Two steel planters were recently purchased and will be planted with trees to provide additional shade within the open plaza space.  Meanwhile in...
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Commissioners Order Dogs Euthanized; Owner Appealing

Klamath County Commissioners have ruled that all four dogs owned by Vincent Berry are to be euthanized after the June attack of ten year old Alyssa Stevens. The owner of the four English Mastiffs is appealing the ruling. The girl had been watching the dogs for Berry and was attacked June 2nd after she went...
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Home Improvement Grants Available For Klamath Falls Residents

The City of Klamath Falls has started a “Home Improvement Program” to incentivize improvement of houses in neighborhoods to increase overall property values and community aesthetics.  The City will solicit property owners within the focus areas of the Mills Neighborhood and the Oregon Avenue / 9th Street Neighborhood.  Property owner can apply for grant...
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Crater Lake Rim Runs Will Go On

The race is on!  The 42nd annual Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon will be held as scheduled Saturday despite the Spruce Lake and Blanket Creek Fires.  Race organizers say after speaking with Forest Service about smoke and other issues in the park due to the fires they’ve decided they can go as with...
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