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Mallams Faces Four Challengers for Commission Seat

Klamath Falls, Ore–  Four people have filed to challenge Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams for his seat. Mallams has come under fire for his stance on marijuana dispensaries in the County… even though all three county commissioners have voted against allowing dispensaries in county limits. Klamath Falls residents Lyncho Ruiz, James Williamson, Carl Pfeiffer,...
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Starbucks Set to Reopen in Albertsons

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The cups will be red… but no one’s complaining, because Starbucks is coming back to the Basin. When Safeway turned Haggens closed shop in September… so did the Starbucks that was inside the store. Local fans petitioned the Seattle Based coffee giant to relocate… and  now Albertsons will house the coffee...
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SiteLink Forum Headed to Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath County will host the next SiteLink Forum. According to a press release from the Klamath County Economic Development Association… the regional conference will be held in May at the Running Y Ranch Resort. The forum brings together corporations looking for new markets… and economic developers. The conference is limited to 75...
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OSP Identifies Three Killed in Highway 97 Crash

LaPine, Ore.– (PRESS RELEASE) On November 17, 215 at about 8:5PM, a head-on collision occurred on Highway 97 near State Park Recreation Road (north of LaPine).  Preliminary investigation indicates a Deschutes County Deputy attempted to stop a 25 Dodge Pickup (T1) in Bend when it failed to yield. Due the driving behavior the deputy discontinued...
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Gov. Brown to Swear-In New Adjutant General

Salem, Ore.–  Governor Kate Brown will swear in a new adjutant general for the state of Oregon today. Major General Michael E. Stencel served most recently as assistant to the Commander of the Air National Guard, 11th Air Force, at Joint Base Elmendorf—Richardson in Alaska. As Adjutant General… Stencel will oversee all the state’s...
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ODFW Releases Toxins to Kill Catfish

LaPine, Ore.–  The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife was at North Twin Lake in LaPine yesterday… dumping pesticides in the water in order to kill off brown bull catfish found in the lake. 32-thousand pounds of toxins were dumped into the water Tuesday. Wildlife officials said in a press release last week that the catfish...
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Prison Officials Look for Escaped Prisoner

North Bend, Ore.–  The Oregon Department of Corrections is looking for a man who escaped from Shutter Creek Correctional Institution in North Bend. Staff at the prison realized that 38-year old Shawn James Friese was missing at about 4:00 yesterday afternoon. He was in jail on burglary and car theft charges out of Douglas...
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OSP: At least 3 Dead in Crash on Highway 97

LaPine, Ore.–  Oregon State Police say at least three people have died in a fiery 2-car collision on Highway 97 overnight. According to a press release…  deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office may have been chasing one of the vehicles involved in the wreck… but called off the chase just minutes before the accident...
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Health Officials Confirm Norovirus Diagnosis

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath County Public Health has confirmed that it was an outbreak of Norovirus that sickened dozens of students and teachers in Klamath County schools. The health agency is working with the Oregon Health Authority to see if they can figure out what started the outbreak. The virus is easily transferred from...
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Former Oregon Youth Authority Employee Pleads Guilty

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A former Oregon Youth Authority parole and probation officer plead guilty to engaging in a sexual relationship with a teen whose parole she had had overseen. 35 year old Amanda Lea Haudenshild plead guilty to official misconduct and witness tampering. She was indicted back in August, Authorities say the 19-year old...
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