AARP Posts Oregon Voters Guide

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Want to know where your candidates for Oregon Governor, US Senate, and the US House of Representatives stand on the issues? Now you can read their positions at regarding issues such as Social Security, Medicare, financial security, family caregiving, retirement, and transportation. The AARP Voter Guide allows you to compare...
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Public Meeting to Discuss 790 Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The wildfire that appears to be responsible for some of the smoke we saw in the Basin over the weekend is the 790 fire, which is burning about 2-thousand-900 acres of land in the Sky Lakes Wilderness, about 10 miles southeast of Prospect. It’s been burning since July 31st— more than...
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Wilderness Hikes Offered for 50th Anniversary

Klamath Falls, Ore.– In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the Fremont-Winema National Forest will host two additional wilderness hikes on Sept. 13 and 20. If interested in attending, reservations are REQUIRED due to limitations on group size. Please call the Klamath Ranger District at 541-885-3400. For all hikes it is...
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Fire in Klamath Falls Destroys Property

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Fire destroyed a trailer and motor home on Western Street yesterday afternoon. Witnesses say they heard an explosion shortly before noticing the flames. Investigators say residents at the home were using a chop saw to cut scrap metal, and the sparks started the blaze. Several cars on the property and an...
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Another Oregon County Added to Drought Declarations

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has signed an emergency declaration, saying that Baker County is now in a serious drought. The declaration gives county officials there some flexibility to manage water resources.
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JELD-WEN Fined for Air Quality Violations

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The EPA and Oregon’s DEQ have fined Jeld-Wen for allegedly violating its air operating permit, according to a press release from the EPA. The violation are said to have taken place primarily in 2008 through 2010. Jeld Wen will pay more than 150-thousand dollars in fines to the state and federal...
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School Starts: Watch for Kids

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Ready or not… school starts tomorrow for most students in Klamath and Lake Counties. Law enforcement will be out in force to make sure you’re slowing down in school zones. And remember that it’s against the law to pass a school bus in any direction when red lights are flashing and...
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California Lawmakers Outlaw Plastic Bags

Klamath Falls, Ore.– You may no longer have the paper or plastic option at California retail stores. California lawmakers are one step closer to banning so-called single-use plastic bags, forcing customers to purchase reusable bags, but also giving retailers the option to charge customers ten-cents per bag. If passed, some 2-thousand employees of bag...
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Missing Hikers Found

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A happy ending after two people were reported missing in the area of Applegate Lake over the weekend. 60-year old Keith Hoover and 23-year old Julie Swisher were reported missing late Saturday. They had gone for a hike on Friday and had not returned. Search and Rescue volunteers, along with members...
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Burning Man Builds Revenue

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce estimates that as many as 14-thousand Burners could pass through the area, which could bring as much as 1.2 million dollars to local small businesses, hotels, and restaurants. The Chamber is hoping Klamath County residents will put out the welcome mat for the burners. They point out...
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