Conservation Groups Oppose BLM Forest Management Plan

PORTLAND, Ore. – Conservation groups filed a protest yesterday against the Bureau of Land Management’s latest proposal to change forest management in western Oregon.  The BLM’s revision eliminates some protections against logging near streams, and could put the state out of step with the Northwest Forest Plan, the 100-year plan coordinated with Washington state and California. ...
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Parkerson Guilty of Attempted Murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A jury spent less than 30 minutes discussing their verdict inWilliams Jack Parkerson’s attempted murder trial. Parkerson was accused of shooting Klamath County Sheriff’s deputy Jason Weber in August 2014. Weber testified in the trial. Sentencing is expected to happen in a few months.
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Measure to Create Special Predator Control District Passes

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County voters have passed measure 18-106…agreeing to create a special tax district to pay for protecting livestock and other animals from predatory threats, like wolves. The ballot measure passed with 52-percent support. The district primarily includes only rural areas of the county, in coordination with state and federal agencies. Those homeowners...
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Parkerson Case Could Go To Jury Today

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Williams Jack Parkerson has chosen not to testify in his defense in his attempted murder trial… meaning the jury could soon hand down a verdict against the man accused of shooting and injuring a Klamath County Sheriff’s deputy in August of 2014. Deputy Jason Weber was shot in the face and stomach...
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Three Injured in 2-Car Wreck on Highway 20

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Three people were seriously hurt in a two-car wreck on Highway 20 this side of Santiam Pass yesterday morning. Oregon State Police say a 20-year old Woodburn man lost control of his pick-up while headed East, and hit an SUV head-on. 71-year old Terje Walthinsen and his son… 38-year old Timothy Walthinsen were flown to...
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Gas Prices Rise Heading into Busy Summer Driving Season

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Gas prices in Oregon are up another 3 cents per gallon over the past week… to 2.44 a gallon. That’s nearly 24 cents more than we were paying a month ago. Right now in Klamath County we’re paying 2.45 on average for regular fuel… Lake County has the second highest prices in the...
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BLM Considers New Wild Horse Population Controls

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Bureau of Land Management says that as of March first of this year… more than 67-thousand wild horses and burros are roaming public rangelands.. that’s a 15-percent increase in just one year, and more than twice the number of horses recommended under BLM land use plans. Nearly 38-hundred of those...
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Klamath County Ballots Vandalized

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The ballot drop box at the Klamath Basin Senior Center was broken into over the weekend, according to a press release from the Klamath County Clerk’s office. The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office recovered ballots from a nearby dumpster. This appears to be an isolated incident. The State Elections Division has advised that...
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Klamath County Ballot Drop-off Sites

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Tuesday is primary election day in Oregon. If you haven’t already mailed in your ballot– it’s too late to stick in the mail box now. There are several spots throughout the county where you can drop off your ballot before 8:00 tomorrow night.  Locations of Klamath County Official Ballot Drop Sites All...
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Arrest Made in Bike Trail Assault

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There’s been an arrest in the assault that happened on the OC&E Trail nearly 2 weeks ago. Klamath Falls Police say several juveniles were involved in an assault on April 22nd that left one 19-year old man with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Police say 18-year old Ronald James Duval Rondeau was taken...
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