Klamath County Health Officials Warn of Possible Virus

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath County public health officials say at least 75 students and as many as nine teachers at Conger elementary school have been sickened with a contagious stomach virus. The Herald and News says county health officials are still investigating, but they suspect a norovirus was responsible for the outbreak… patients have complained that virus...
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BPA Plans Transmission Line from Washington to Oregon

Portland, Ore.– By the end of the year… the Bonneville Power Administration should release the final environmental impact statement in connection with their plans for a new power line that would extend between Washington and Oregon. The Columbian newspaper reports the BPA is working on a plan for a proposed 500-kilovolt transmission line that would...
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Portland Mercury: Deputy DA Files Tort Claim Against Patridge, Skrah

An online Portland news source is reporting that Klamath County Deputy DA Sharon Forster has filed a tort claim notice against her boss… accusing District Attorney Rob Patridge of retaliating against her when she accused Sheriff Frank Skrah of sexual harassment. A tort claim notice is not a lawsuit, but Forster is asking for damages...
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Deschutes County E. Coli Case Not Connected to Chipotle Outbreak

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A case of E Coli reported in Deschutes County is no longer consider a part of the outbreak in Oregon and Washington connected to Chipotle restaurants. Health officials say the E Coli in the Deschutes case is a different version of the bacteria than the one that has sickened more than...
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Election Day in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Voters in Klamath County’s Fire District One cast ballots today to decide whether to approve a request for a 2 million dollar bond levy. If approved… the you’ll pay about sixteen cents more per every thousand dollars of assessed property value. The fire district would use the money to upgrade its vehicles....
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Officials Identify Man Killed After Police Chase

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Officials have identified the man who died in this morning’s deadly accident on Lakeshore Drive as 28-year old Matthew Stephen Colligan. Oregon State Police are heading up the investigation in cooperation with the Klamath County Major Crime Team, according to a press release from the DA’s office. Investigators say Colligan was...
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TSA Proposes “Reverse Screening”, PenAir says “No way.”

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The TSA has proposed “reverse screening” for Pen Air’s upcoming air service out of Klamath Falls, which would require travelers to fly out of the Crater Lake Klamath Regional Airport, and land in Portland– without going through a screening process. Once in Portland, travelers would be bused to the main entrance...
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One Dead in Klamath County After High-Speed Chase

Klamath Falls, Ore.– the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office was involved in trying to locate a stolen vehicle that was involved in a pursuit. The vehicle was located and a collision occurred between the Sheriff’s Office vehicle and the stolen vehicle in the 1200 block of Lakeshore Drive, Klamath Falls, Oregon. The driver of the...
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Dennis Richardson Announces Run for Secretary of State

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Former Oregon state lawmaker and gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson announced today that he’s filed to run as Oregon’s Secretary of State. The Central Point Republican is running for the seat vacated by now Governor Kate Brown, who took over the governorship with John Kitzhaber resigned in the middle of a scandal...
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ODFW Recommends Taking the Gray Wolf Off Endangered List

Salem, Ore.– ODFW staff believe gray wolves have met the criteria to be delisted from the state Endangered Species Act (ESA) and will recommend this action to the Fish and Wildlife Commission at their Nov. 9 meeting in Salem. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. at ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem....
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