Public Meetings to Address C Canal Flume

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Bureau of Reclamation hosts two informal open houses this week to chat with you about replacing the old C-Canal flume. The flume is 92-years old… and needs to be replaced or decomissioned. The first open house is in Klmath Falls tomorrow afternoon from 2 to 5 pm at the Klamath Ranger district...
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Klamath Tribes Opposed to Dollar General

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Officials asked… Tribal Leaders answered. Retail chain Dollar General wants to set up shop in Chiloquin… but local officials were concerned that allowing the company to settle into the community might not sit well with Klamath Tribe members. The reason— Dollar General is involved in a lawsuit with the Choctaw tribe, refusing to recognize tribal...
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Deputy in Court to Face Theft Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Former Deschutes County Sheriff’s Captain Scott Beard is expected in court Monday for a hearing to face charges of stealing more than 200-thousand dollars from the county. Investigators say Beard used a lot of the money to buy gifts for a former office employee at the sheriff’s office. Prosecutors say Beard was...
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Gas Leak Leads to Evacuation of Klamath Falls Restaurant

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A carbon dioxide tank leak at the Subway near Walmart forced the restaurant to be evacuated Saturday afternoon. Liquid carbon dioxide is used in the process of carbonating drinks… if the gas leaks… it can have a narcotic effect on anyone breathing it in… and can be fatal. Emergency crews from Airgas responded to...
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First Sex-Related Zika Case Reported in Oregon

Salem, Ore.– Oregon Health Authority reported the state’s first case of sexually transmitted Zika infection. The illness was spread from a man who had traveled in a Zika-affected country to his female sex partner, who had not traveled. Both people later tested positive for Zika. Zika seldom causes serious illness. Four out of five...
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Fair Board Members File New Lawsuit

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Current and former members of the Klamath County Fair Board have filed a new lawsuit against the County… asking for damages related to a previous lawsuit that was dismissed last year, because a judge said an agency of the county can’t sue the county. Klamath County officials are asking a judge...
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Klamath County Calf Injured by Wolf

Klamath Falls, Ore.– State wildlife officials say a calf in Swan Valley survived a wolf attack earlier this month. Investigators with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in Klamath Falls investigated the attack, and confirmed that bites on the calf were consistent with wolf bites. According to a press release… they suspect the...
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Kellstrom to Run Again

Klamath Falls, Ore– Klamath Falls Mayor Todd Kellstrom wants another go at serving his neighbors as the town’s mayor. Kellstrom has held the post since 1992. He was re-elected in 2012 with 52-percent of the vote. The election is in November.
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Allegations in the District Attorney’s office in Lake County

Lakeview, Ore. – Allegations of misconduct and retaliation… in the DA’s office… in Lake County. A paralegal in the DA’s office there has filed a tort notice, threatening to sue the county for damages after claims DA Ulys Stapleton retaliated against her when she reported her concerns. Kathryn Paz claims that she has been...
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Three Klamath Falls Residents Arrested

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Oregon State Police say three Klamath Falls residents have been arrested, charged with kidnapping, assault, and several other abuse charges after a woman they live with had to be treated for severe injuries. Investigators say the female victim was sent to State Hospital in Salem under a court order, but...
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