Pro-marijuana group seeks to legalize marijuana in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — A pro-marijuana group has filed an initiative that seeks to legalize pot in Oregon. New Approach Oregon filed the measure on Friday with the secretary of state. The group says it will first push for state lawmakers to refer the new measure to the November 2014 ballot. New Approach Oregon’s measure...
Keep Reading »
Kelly Minty Morris

Minty Morris will try again for Commissioner’s seat

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – After an unsuccessful run for a Klamath County Commissioner’s seat last year, Kelly Minty Morris will try again, her campaign announced yesterday. Currently the Communications and Outreach Manager of Citizens for Safe Schools, Minty Morris throws her name back in the hat a year after finishing second in a four-way race...
Keep Reading »

California aircraft, personnel to join Kingsley Field

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Migrating aircraft and personnel will soon increase the size of Kingsley Field. In a plan announced yesterday, the 144th Fighter Wing from Fresno, Calif. will integrate with Kingsley operations in an effort to stave off a pilot shortage at the 144th. In a release, Lt. Col. Jeff Smith of the 173rd...
Keep Reading »

Unwanted drug take back this Saturday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath Falls Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration will hold an unwanted prescription drugs take back this Saturday at the KFPD headquarters on Shasta Way. It is the groups’ seventh opportunity to collect unwanted drugs in the last three years. The take back is an effort to lessen pill abuse...
Keep Reading »

Dennis Linthicum has decided to make a run for Congress

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Dennis Linthicum has decided to make a run for Congress in the 2014 election. He announced his decision yesterday afternoon on Twitter and Facebook. Linthicum had a lot of positive reaction from the public prior to his decision. Linthicum will be running against Rep. Greg Walden, who’s been in office...
Keep Reading »
police lights

Commercial truck driver crashes into embankment on Highway 97

CHEMULT, Ore. — A commercial truck crashed on Highway 97 Tuesday night, and closed part of the highway for a couple of hours. The accident 3 miles north of Chemult happened when the truck hit an embankment, and came to a stop across the roadway in the southbound lanes around 7pm. 97 reopened around...
Keep Reading »
Resers Fine Foods

Oregon-based Reser’s Fine Foods recalling over 22,000 pounds of meat and salads

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Oregon-based Reser’s Fine Foods is recalling around 22,800 pounds of chicken, ham and beef products and refrigerated ready-to-eat salads made at a Topeka, Kansas plant due to a bacteria outbreak there. The company and the U.S.D.A. say the products may be contaminated with Listeria. The products were shipped to retailers and...
Keep Reading »
Kitzhaber Headshot

Governor Kitzhaber will make a decision on run for for Governor by the end of the month

SALEM, Ore. –Gov. Kitzhaber says he’ll be ready to announce his decision on a second term by the end of this month.  Nike just gave him some incentive  with a $10,000 contribution to Kitzhaber’s campaign fund. Last December, Kitzhaber called a special session at Nike’s request to pass legislation that promised the state wouldn’t...
Keep Reading »
Sunlight Shining Through Forest

Fremont-Winema National Forest offering bough commercial permits

The Bly and Lakeview Ranger Districts of the Fremont-Winema National Forest are offering cedar, pine, and white fire bough commercial-use permits from now until Friday, November 15th. Each permit costs $20 per ton of material collected. Permit requirements, other than the collection period, When harvesting cedar boughs, pick only a few from any one...
Keep Reading »
Young Couple Walking Dog

Jerky treats from China sicken hundreds of dogs nationwide

WASHINGTON — Canine illnesses and deaths have been linked to jerky treats from China, and the FDA is warning dog owners not to buy any jerky treats at all. Dog owners should be cautious about feeding their dogs any kind of jerky treat, even if the packages don’t mention China. They still may contain...
Keep Reading »