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Jeld-Wen employees scheduled for union vote

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Jeld-Wen employees at the Chiloquin plant will cast ballots later this month… to determine whether they want to unionize. According to a facebook page called Jeld-Wen Justice, which the unnamed page administrators have called a “virtual union meeting” to encourage workers to accept union representation… the vote will be held on...
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Gap Fire Grows to more than 13,000 acres

Yreka, Calif.– Growth on the Gap Fire in the Klamath National Forest has slowed…. with the fire gaining only a few hundred acres yesterday. As of last night the blaze has scorched more than 13-thousand acres since it first broke out Saturday evening, and is just 5-percent contained. Nine homes were destroyed in the...
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KID to move forward with hiring district manager

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath Irrigation District Board voted 3-to-2 this week to offer the district manager post to John Wolf from Waco, Texas. There’s a lot of work to do yet before anything is official, but he scored the highest among the handful of candidates who were being considered for the position. The...
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Third candidate added to ballot for District 56 race

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There will be a third name on the ballot for the post of District 56 representative after Jonah Hakanson’s petition to run was accepted in the 11th hour. Hakanson is running as a unaffiliated candidate against Republican Werner Reschke and Al Switzer who won the Democratic nomination in the primary but...
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Deschutes County horse tests positive for West Nile

Bend, Ore.– A horse in Deschutes county has tested positive for the West Nile Virus. This is the first time a horse has tested positive for the disease this year. Last year, six horses were confirmed to be infected with West Nile, incluidng one in Klamath County. Horse owners can have their horses vaccinated...
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Four file for city races just ahead of deadline

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The city clerk’s office was busy on Tuesday, processing last minute candidacy fillings as four people request to have their names put on the ballot for city council positions. Mayor Todd Kellstrom will face challenger Carol Westfall who filed her candidacy papers today… which is the deadline for filing for local...
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Klamath Falls man faces rape, drug charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A search warrant served at a home on McGuire Ave. in Klamath Falls late Friday night turned up drugs and pornographic material that may confirm the testimony of two women who accuse 44-year old Ronald Edward Zigler of sexually assaulting them while they were under the influence, and incapable of consenting....
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Gap Fire grows to 8,820 acres

Yreka, Calif.– The Gap Fire has grown again overnight, with fire officials reporting the blaze has scorched 8,820 acres– about 2,000 acres more than was reported on Monday. The fire is burning in the Klamath National Forest about 35 miles east of Happy Camp. Nine homes and 12 outbuildings have been lost to the...
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Man arrested after store employees disarm him

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Dorris man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly threatening workers at Sherm’s Thunderbird in Klamath Falls with a small caliber hand gun, and a knife. According to police… 43-year old Sergio Mario Palma-Castro was trying to shoplift some items from the store when he was confronted by a loss...
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Woman arrested for stabbing incident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls woman faces attempted murder and weapons charges after police say she stabbed her live-in boyfriend Sunday morning. The victim was taken to Sky Lakes medical center with a stab wound to his chest. He was last reported to be in stable condition. 37-year old Tanya Ashley Hale was...
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