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2015 Fall Outdoor Burn Window

As allowed by the Klamath County Air Quality Ordinance, the 2015 Fall Open Burn Window within the Klamath County Air Quality Zone will start on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. and will end Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm. Public Health requirements for clean air are: The Air Quality Advisory must...
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Teen Arrested for Making Bomb Threat

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Lost River High School student was arrested Tuesday, after he allegedly threatened to blow up the school. “He said there was a bomb that was going to go off before 4th period,” said Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah. “Fourth period came and passed and nobody got hurt, and we’re in good...
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Townsend's Big-eared Bat Photo by Katrina Smith

Caves Open as Bats Relocate

Tulelake, Calif.– It’s moving time for bats at Lava Beds National Monument. This is the time of year when the flying rodents abandon their summer roosts…. and look for warmer quarters inside the system of caves at the lava beds. That means caves that are normally closed during the summer to protect the bats…...
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Number of Employed in Klamath, Lake Counties Continues to Drop

Klamath Falls, Ore.– More Klamath County workers are looking for jobs. Unemployment rose again during September… up from 8.3 percent in August… to 8.6 percent last month. Just 70 jobs were added county-wide last month… about half of what is usually added during September. Unemployment also rose slightly for Lake County… moving up to...
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Skrah Hearing Postponed

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A hearing that was scheduled for Monday for Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah has been postponed until December. Skrah was expected to enter a plea on several misdemeanor charges that have been filed against him. A grand jury indicted Skrah on assault, harassment, and official misconduct charges for allegedly mistreating suspects....
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Ballots Are Out. Where Do You Drop Them Off?

Klamath Falls, Ore.— Ballots have been mailed out for the upcoming November 3rd election. You can start dropping them off just as soon as you get them filled out and signed. There are several drop off locations in Klamath County . 
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Bend Man Dies in Klamath County Car Wreck

Chiloquin, Ore.–  A Bend man died Sunday night when he was thrown from his classic sports car while driving along Highway 97 north of Chiloquin. According to Oregon state police… 64-year old Robert David Johnson was northbound on Highway 97 when he tried passing slower traffic. Troopers say Johnson lost control of his 1969 Corvette...
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Two brothers die in a single-car wreck. Photo: Oregon State Police

Two Josephine County Brothers Killed in Single-Car Wreck

Selma, Ore.– On October 16, 2015 at about 10PM a passerby located a single vehicle crash at milepost 1.5 on Lakeshore Drive in Selma. Illinois Valley Fire and OSP responded to the scene of the crash. Preliminary information indicates that the 2006 Chevy Cobalt was traveling westbound on Lakeshore Drive when for an unknown...
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Skrah Scheduled for Monday Hearing

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah is scheduled to appear in court on Monday to enter a plea on several charges that have been filed against him. Skrah faces assault, harassment, and official misconduct charges for allegedly mistreating suspects. A grand jury handed down the charges last month. Skrah says he didn’t...
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Health Officials: Lakes Still Toxic

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The Oregon Health Authority says the temperatures may be cooling… but there are still toxic levels of algae in Upper Klamath and Agency lakes. OHA had initially issued a health advisory in July… Health officials say they continue to test water samples to determine when they lift the advisory… but say until then… humans...
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