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Deputies Return to Work after Commissioners, Police Union Agreement

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  They’re back on the job. A Friday afternoon meeting led to an agreement between the Klamath County Board of Commissioners and the Klamath County Police Officers Association that will allow seven deputies to return to work nearly two weeks after Commissioners had approved the officers’ request for administrative leave. Under the...
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BLM Rounds Up Horses Displaced by Fires

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Northwest fires have forced dozens of wild horses from the land they call home. The Bureau of Land Management may take advantage of the opportunity to pen at least some of the animals for good. 279 horses were gathered up at the Boise Wild Horse Corrals after the Soda Fire destroyed...
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Should Klamath County Ban Marijuana Dispensaries?

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath County Board of Commissioners holds the first of two public hearings tomorrow to get your input on their proposal to ban medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries. The ban wouldn’t prevent you from growing your own recreational or medicinal pot if you want to. The majority of voters in Klamath...
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Sheriff Staff Going Back To Work

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath County Commissioners sent Sheriff Skrah a letter today informing him that Sheriffs Deputies will be returning to work right away. These deputies will be reporting to Chief Deputy Rowley for the next 45 days, while the investigation continues.  According to the letter, pursuant to the authority granted to...
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Fourth Graders Get Free Park Entrance

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  If you have a fourth grader…you’ve basically got a coupon for a visit to Crater Lake National Park… and 2-thousand other federal recreation areas in the US. Between now and next August 31st, kids in fourth grade can get into the park for free. It’s part of the Every Kid in...
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Gov. Brown Makes Administration Appointments

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today announced new members of her administration. The Governor appointed Jerry Waybrant as acting director of the Department of Human Services and named Fred Steele as the state’s long-term care ombudsman. “Jerry and Fred have a passion for serving vulnerable populations, including children, older Oregonians, people with intellectual...
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Haggen Sues Alberton’s after Failed Takeover

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Haggen is suing Albertsons for one billion dollars… claiming that the grocery giant strong-armed the small chain into buying dozens of Safeway stores… only to then sabotage the company as it tried to establish itself in new markets. The lawsuit was filed yesterday in Delaware, and accuses Albertons of unfair competition....
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Fire Restrictions Extended Another Week

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The statewide state park ban on open flames will continue for another week. While temperatures have moderated in some areas and a little rain has fallen, especially on the Willamette Valley and coast, conditions have not improved enough to warrant relaxing the restriction. Fire crews are still heavily engaged in combating...
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Sheriff Skrah Files Lawsuit Against Commissioners, Police Union

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah has filed a petition, asking a Klamath County Circuit Court judge to issue a temporary restraining order against County Commissioners, and force 7 deputies to return to work. In the petition filed in Klamath County court Monday… The Klamath County Peace Officer’s Association is also named as a...
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Gas Prices Defy Crude Oil Prices Increase

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The price of crude oil is on the rise… but gas prices are still falling. In Oregon, we’re paying an average of $2.84 a gallon. That nearly ten cents less than last week… but 22-cents above the national average. In Klamath County we’re averaging $2.85 for a gallon of regular, it’s $2.94...
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