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Emergency Drill at OIT

Klamath Falls, Ore.– If you were out at OIT this morning, you may have thought you were at the scene of a major catastrophic event. Fire District 1 held a mass casualty drill this morning, along with Sky Lakes Medical Center, to help prepare emergency responders for serious incidents. The drill also helps the...
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BLM Holds Public Hearing

Klamath Falls, Ore.– BLM holds a public meeting tomorrow night to discuss its Planning Criteria document for the Resource Management Plans for Western Oregon. That meeting starts at 5:00 tomorrow night (Thursday) at the Shilo Inn. It’s the seventh in a series of eight meetings held throughout Oregon to discuss guidance, policy, analytical methodology and preliminary alternatives...
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Snow Packs are Low. Very Low.

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Not surprisingly…. the most recent measurement of snow packs in the Klamath National Forest show snow depth and water content are well below average. According to the U-S Forest Service, snow depth is at 12% of normal and water content at 8% of normal. Though they do say that March’s surveys...
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Fire Crews Burn House for Practice

Klamath Falls, Ore.– You may have seen smoke from a house fire in Klamath Falls yesterday. Fire destroyed the house– but that was the plan. The home was planned for demolition anyway, so Klamath County District 1 and Kingsley Field fire fighters used the building to conduct some training exercises. 
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Leaky Pipe Leads to Traffic Slowdown

Expect some traffic delays around the intersection of 8th and Pine Streets today. A Crew from the City Water Division will be working to repair a leak in a geothermal pipe. 
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Republican Senatorial Candidates in Klamath Falls

Tomorrow night you’ll have a chance to hear from Republican candidates seeking to unseat Senator Jeff Merkley. Five Republican candidates will be in Klamath Falls tomorrow to participate in a Primary Election forum. The forum begins at 6:30 in the County Commissioner’s Hearing Room, and will also be broadcast on Charter Cable Channel 14.
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Fatal Accident Shuts Down Highway 97

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Highway 97 was shut down for more three hours yesterday due to a  two-vehicle wreck just north of LaPine. 31-year old Thomas Good from Bend was driving a pick-up truck and crossed the center line, hitting an oncoming commercial truck. Emergency crews had to pull Good from his vehicle. He suffered...
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“Not Giving Up” in Search for Missing Woman

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Search and rescue crews in Siskiyou County aren’t giving up in their efforts to find a Portland woman who went missing near the Klamath River more than a week ago. 27-year old Grace Sabots was last seen Friday, January 28th, when a Deputy made contact with the woman. Sheriff Jon Lopey...
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Kitzhaber Seeks Re-election

Salem, Ore.– Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber finally got around to filing his re-election papers last week, as he sets out to secure a fourth term as Oregon’s Chief Executive. One of Kitzhaber’s priorities as outlined on his website, is to expand access to healthcare coverage in the state, as well as establish an education...
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Ebinger Running for Tulelake Mayor

Tulelake, Calif.– So far, only one candidate has filed to replace Tulelake Mayor Randy Darrow in the event that an effort to recall the embattled mayor is successful. Former Tulelake Public Works Director Henry Ebinger is the only candidate running for the position slated for the June 3rd ballot. Darrow is accused of trying...
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