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JELD-WEN CFO resigns

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Offier of JELD-WEN announced his resignation on Monday. Neil Stuart’s last day will be September 28 and no replacement was immediately named, although it is expected shortly. Stuart became the company’s CFO in 2009 and was involved in the equity investment by Onex Corporation in...
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Oregon’s minimum wage increasing

PORTLAND, Ore. — The state’s minimum wage is going up to $8.95 an hour after an announcement from the State Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian Monday. The 15-cent raise takes effect Jan. 1. This year’s wage tracks a 1.7 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index since August 2011 and will place Oregon’s minimum 23 percent...
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KFPD arrests man after short car chase

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A stolen car was recovered following a short chase and search for the suspect Sunday afternoon. 35-year-old Frederick L. Vierria was arrested following the incident in the Pacific Terrace area of Klamath Falls after he abandoned the 1997 BMW Z3 convertible following a short pursuit. He was discovered hiding by...
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City Hall Day in Klamath Falls

It is City Hall Day Tuesday in Klamath Falls. The public is invited to forums at 3:30 p.m. at the City Hall Annex Council Chambers where cities, lawmakers and candidates can share ideas and perspectives for the 2013 legislative sessions. All state senators, representatives and candidates have been invited to the event. The event...
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Grant writing workshop next week in Medford

A state department grant writing workshop is coming to Medford in next week. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will hold a series of ATV grant writing workshops including a stop in Medford Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Santos Community Center. Attendees are requested to bring a wireless internet-capable...
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Cycle Oregon concludes ride through Southern Oregon

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Last week, 2,200 cyclists were pedaling their way around the Klamath Basin. The seven-day course started and ended in Bly, covering over 400 miles. Just before the last leg to Bly, Moore Park hosted Cycle Oregon’s final night. Ingrid Nylen with Cycle Oregon says the site is a mini-city. Other...
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Semi fire closes bypass

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A fire Friday caused traffic to be rerouted. A call into our 92-5 KLAD describing a semi-truck carrying hay that caught fire and causing the closure of Highway 140 near the intersection with Highway 97 after the fire spread north. That call from a Washburn Way gas station employee who...
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Information sought in cattle deaths

ASHLAND, Ore. — $6,500 is being offered for information leading to a conviction after the deaths of three cows and two calves near Ashland. Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Jim Collom found the animals dead in a meadow last Sunday. Four animals were within 100 yards of each other. The animals may have been...
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Day 5: Cycle Oregon

On Friday, expect to see about 2,200 bicyclists as Cycle Oregon continues its Basin exploration. So far, some of the stops have included Crater Lake National Park and Ashland. Friday, they’ll be in Klamath Falls. Ingrid Nylen with Cycle Oregon says riders shouldn’t cause traffic delays. Friday morning, cyclists are leaving Ashland and will...
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Highway 97 closed briefly Thursday night

KLAMATH COUNTY — Highway 97 was closed Thursday night near the junction with Highway 138 because power poles were across the highway. Oregon Department of Transportation’s Rex Holloway The roadway was closed about 7:45 p.m. for 30 minutes in seemingly an easy fix, but Holloway cautions: Holloway reminds motorists to be aware for anything...
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