Truffle hunting has new regulations in place

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Truffle hunting has a new set of regulations. Truffles were designated a “special forest product” by the Oregon Legislature earlier this year. Anyone who intends to collect truffles in the forest this fall must have a permit issued by the landowner. House Bill 2615 amended the state statute on  harvesting...
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Oregon soldier laid to rest in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon soldier who died after being wounded in Afghanistan was buried yesterday at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Spc. Nick Welch of Mill City, and former in Klamath Falls resident, was critically injured when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device on July 23. Three members of his unit died...
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Millions spent on record fire year here in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry has spent more than $70 million fighting major wildfires so far this summer. That is a lot more than it usually spends to fight fires on state-protected lands. The two largest wildfires in southern Oregon, the Big Windy and Douglas Complex fires, are responsible for nearly...
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15-year-old killed in morning rollover, victim’s name released

Update from Oregon State Police – Aug. 18, 2013, 7:31 a.m. A single vehicle roll over occurred on Highway 97 near Chiloquin Saturday morning resulting in the death of a fifteen-year old female juvenile. Six other occupants in the vehicle were treated for minor injuries. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers from the Klamath Falls...
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Oregon gets additional year to get teachers, principals up to evaulation standards

WASHINGTON — U.S. education officials say three states have not fulfilled their promises to bring their teacher and principal evaluation systems up to federal standards. But Washington, Oregon and Kansas will have one extra year to finish the work. The new teacher evaluation systems were part of the requirements for waivers from the federal...
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Oregon Lottery won’t aid ads for problem gamblers

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Lottery is no longer paying for ads to help addicted gamblers. The decision follows a state Justice Department opinion that said the job of lottery officials is to run a lottery, with proceeds going toward economic development, public education and protecting the environment. The department says using money to...
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Klamath County Fair’s Blue Ribbon & Belt Buckle winners(Audio)

On the second weekend of August, many blue ribbons and belt buckles were given to individuals who entered their exhibits into the Klamath County Fair. KLAD’s afternoon jock, Cory Edmondson, had an opportunity to talk with some of the winners!   Veronica “Nica” Turner and her steer, Honey-badger, won Grand Champion Steer    ...
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City in talks to keep Ella Redkey Pool open

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The City of Klamath Falls has been in talks with the the Friends of the Ella Redkey Pool, as well as internally, about the fate of our public pool now that the city has control and no funds in place to support it in late 2014 or the 2015 season....
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Road flagger killed on I-5

WOLF CREEK, Ore. — A man that working as a road flagger for a private company was hit and killed yesterday. Officials say that a commercial truck driver hit the flagger on I-5 near Wolf Creek around 1pm, and never stopped. Oregon State Troopers found the truck at a gas station about an hour...
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PCA Airsoft ripped off for $20,000 worth of equipment

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — PCA Airsoft in Klamath Falls was ripped off for around $20,000 worth of guns and other equipment this week. A generator, guns, and a chronographer are just some of the items stolen from their location between Sunday night and Tuesday. The sheriff’s reportedly have some leads, and if you know...
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