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Gas Prices Near Pre-Recession Levels

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Gas prices have dropped an average of ten cents a gallon over the past week, to a statewide average of $2.74 for a gallon of regular. That’s well above the national average of $2.51. Greg Laskoski at GasBuddy.com says we can thank crude oil prices, and there’s not telling when they’ll...
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Klamath Falls Man, Dog, Die in House Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Falls Police say one person died in a house fire last night. Corporal Chris Zupan with KFPD said a 67-year old man and his dog died, possibly from smoke inhalation at a home in the 28-hundred block of Memorial Drive. The fire is believed to have started accidentally, though investigators...
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Today is the Deadline to Mail Christmas Packages

Klamath Falls, Ore.– If you have packages to mail out for Christmas, you’re running out of time. Monday is the last day you can ship a package using ground service and still have it reach its destination by Christmas Eve. If you need a little more time… You can use UPS, but their deadline is...
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Rain, Wind, Lead to Hazardous Situations

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Rain and wind has led to some potentially dangerous conditions along Highway 97. At least one boulder reportedly fell onto the highway Sunday afternoon. The rock didn’t hit any vehicles… but easily could have. Several accidents were reported over the weekend on Highway 97 due to slick conditions, especially in areas that...
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Hoopa Tribe Seeks Decommissioning of PacifiCorp Dams

Klamath Falls, Ore.– California’s Hoopa Tribe says PacificCorp needs to file a plan to decommission four of its dams on the Klamath River, now that eight years have passed since a 50-year old agreement has expired. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission found in 20-14 that PacifiCorp needed to upgrade environmental measures on the dams, but...
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Some Areas to See Water Interruption on Monday, Tuesday

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The City of Klamath Falls Water/Geothermal division says they’ll need to cut off water service to some areas in order to allow crews to install a new water main. The interruptions in water service start Monday morning at 9:00 for the Brooke Drive area, service should be restored by 1:00 Monday...
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Oregonians on the Healthy Side

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The United Health Foundation says Oregon is the 12th healthiest state in the nation. The group released its report yesterday, pointing out Oregonians are more active, fewer of us are smoking, and rates of violent crime in the state have dropped by more than 50-percent since 1990. On the other hand,...
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Lake County Ranches Recognized

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Depa tment of Fish and Wildlife has recognized Lake County ranchers, Don and Diana Robinson with the Riley Freeman Award. The award is give in memory of former Oregon Cattleman’s Wildlife Committee Chairman Riley Freeman, who worked to preserve private property rights and encouraged public/private partnerships to promote good...
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ODFW: Keep Pets Safe During Trapping Season

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It’s trapping season in Oregon, officials with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife want to make sure your family pet doesn’t end up stuck in a trap. They remind you to keep your dog on a leash, and stay on designated trails. Traps cannot be set within 50-feet of a...
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Fire Marshal: 5th Arson

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Fire Marshal Scott Rice yesterday released information about a fifth arson fire at an empty Klamath Falls home. This fire was reported a week ago, just 45 minutes after another suspicious fire on Eberlein, and just down the street on Mitchell, at a home that was in the final stages...
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