Work on Highway 140 Back Underway

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Construction is back underway on Highway 140 after a break over the holiday weekend. Crews are working to finish a new alignment project on a 3.5 mile stretch of the highway at Bly Mountain. Once it’s complete, there will be some new erosion controls in place, as well as guardrails and...
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Cooler Temps Slow Oregon Wildfires

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Members of the 173rd Fighter Wing are heading home, according to information from the Grizzly Bear Complex Fire. The Oregon National Guard Airmen demobilized yesterday after spending more than a week helping to mop up the fire near Elgin and Troy Oregon. A quick changed in weather bringing moisture and much cooler...
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Fire Displaces Klamath Falls Family

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Fire seriously damaged a home in Klamath Falls on Friday, leaving a couple and their adult son with nowhere to stay. According to dispatch records the fire was reported shortly after 3:00 Friday afternoon in the 47-hundred block of Balsam Drive. The fire reignited Sunday afternoon, but fire crews quickly contained...
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Deputies Return to Work after Commissioners, Police Union Agreement

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  They’re back on the job. A Friday afternoon meeting led to an agreement between the Klamath County Board of Commissioners and the Klamath County Police Officers Association that will allow seven deputies to return to work nearly two weeks after Commissioners had approved the officers’ request for administrative leave. Under the...
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BLM Rounds Up Horses Displaced by Fires

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Northwest fires have forced dozens of wild horses from the land they call home. The Bureau of Land Management may take advantage of the opportunity to pen at least some of the animals for good. 279 horses were gathered up at the Boise Wild Horse Corrals after the Soda Fire destroyed...
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Should Klamath County Ban Marijuana Dispensaries?

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Board of Commissioners holds the first of two public hearings tomorrow to get your input on their proposal to ban medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries. The ban wouldn’t prevent you from growing your own recreational or medicinal pot if you want to. The majority of voters in Klamath...
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Sheriff Staff Going Back To Work

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath County Commissioners sent Sheriff Skrah a letter today informing him that Sheriffs Deputies will be returning to work right away. These deputies will be reporting to Chief Deputy Rowley for the next 45 days, while the investigation continues.  According to the letter, pursuant to the authority granted to...
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Fourth Graders Get Free Park Entrance

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  If you have a fourth grader…you’ve basically got a coupon for a visit to Crater Lake National Park… and 2-thousand other federal recreation areas in the US. Between now and next August 31st, kids in fourth grade can get into the park for free. It’s part of the Every Kid in...
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Gov. Brown Makes Administration Appointments

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today announced new members of her administration. The Governor appointed Jerry Waybrant as acting director of the Department of Human Services and named Fred Steele as the state’s long-term care ombudsman. “Jerry and Fred have a passion for serving vulnerable populations, including children, older Oregonians, people with intellectual...
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Haggen Sues Alberton’s after Failed Takeover

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Haggen is suing Albertsons for one billion dollars… claiming that the grocery giant strong-armed the small chain into buying dozens of Safeway stores… only to then sabotage the company as it tried to establish itself in new markets. The lawsuit was filed yesterday in Delaware, and accuses Albertons of unfair competition....
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