Unemployment Down in Klamath, Lake Counties

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Unemployment in Klamath County dropped again slightly during the month of February from 7.5 percent… in January… to 7.2 percent. Some 80 jobs were added county-wide last month. Lake County saw similar progress… with its unemployment rate dropping from 7.4-percent in January… to 7.1-percent in February, thanks to 20 new jobs being...
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Boat Washes Up on Oregon Shore

Coos Bay, Ore.– An abandoned boat has washed up on the Oregon coast. Officials with the state Parks and Recreation Board believe the boat may have been floating on the ocean since the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. The boat was first spotted by a coast guard helicopter on March 16th… it washed...
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Electrical Problem Caused Warehouse Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.–Officials with the Klamath County Fire District One say it was an electrical problem with a refrigerator in a travel trailer that sparked a two-alarm fire at a storage building in Klamath Falls yesterday afternoon. The fire was first reported on Market street at around 2:30…crews were on the scene for nearly...
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Gas Prices Climb

Salem, Ore. – Gas prices are up about 26 cents per gallon in Oregon compared to a month ago. Greg Laskoski with Gas says it was bound to happen. In Oregon our average prices for a gallon of regular is now $2.14 state-wide. In Klamath County we’re paying $2.10 per gallon… $2.24 in...
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Eternal Hills Memorial Garden Loses License

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The owners of Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens and Funeral home say they plan to appeal a decision by the Oregon Mortuary and Crematory Board to pull the facility’s license. The board found that over some 2 decades… they’ve received several complaints about the mortuary, and say Eternal Hills hasn’t exactly...
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Mazama Adds Orchestra To Their Musical Offerings

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Mazama High School students will have the chance to participate in orchestra starting next school year. School district officials decided last week to add orchestra to the school, to complement the other musical offerings, including band, jazz band and choir programs
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Two Semi Trucks Collide

Biggs Junction, Ore. – Interstate 84 was closed for several hours overnight after two semi trucks crashed. The accident happened about 27 miles East of Biggs Junction. ODOT was not able to put a detour in place… so traffic backed up for several miles while OSP investigated and crews cleaned up the scene. There’s...
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Fire On Market Street

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Several fire agencies were called out to a blaze behind Spring Street Analytical off of Market Street in Klamath Falls yesterday afternoon when someone spotted smoke coming from a storage building. The fire was first reported at around 2:30 PM… it took about about an hour for firefighters to knock...
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Shooting Leaves One Dead, One Injured on Umatilla Reservation

Umatilla, Ore.– One person has died… another was wounded on the Umatilla Indian Reservation Saturday morning. According to Tribal Police and Oregon State Police… a 27-year old non-tribal member was shot and killed. Another man… who is a tribal member… was shot and injured… he’s listed in serious condition. Police say 23-year old Victor Contreras...
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Charges to be Upgrade After Assault Victim Dies

Yreka, Calif.– A Dorris man will face murder charges after an assault victim died from their injuries last week. According to the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office… 63-year old Roger Napolitano died Friday morning… More than 3 weeks after he was found unconscious with a head wound behind the Mount Shasta Cinema. 50-year old Raymond Clark Romani was...
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