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Grant money sought for airport improvements

The Klamath Falls Airport wants to apply for nearly $800,000 in grant funds to buy a fuel-recovery vehicle, improve old runways, and lengthen runways to bring them up to code. If the city council gives the airport the green light to apply for the FAA Airport Improvement grant, construction would probably start in 2014.
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Traffic delays anticipated in Chiloquin

Expect traffic problems next Monday if you’re trying to get to Chiloquin. From about 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the June 25, Union Pacific Railroad crews are going to be fixing the sinking rail tracks at the crossing just west of Chiloquin and that means the main entrance into Chiloquin will be shut...
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Forest asks for input on Motor Vehicle Use Map

The Fremont-Winema National Forest is beginning the process that will lead to publishing 2013 Motor Vehicle Use Map. The forest wants the public to submit proposed revisions to the road or motorized trail designations no later than July 6. This is the map that will come out in April of next year. Link: www.fs.usda.gov/goto/fremont-winema/mvumrevisions
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Lost woman rescued

Sandra Miliana-Ramos, of Chemult was with a group of family and friends Friday who were picking pine cones and she left the main group to meet up with another. She didn’t show up, which led to a three-hour search along Forest Service Road 70. Concerns were heightened because Miliana-Ramos is six months pregnant. Rescuers...
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Klamath Falls man injured in cellphone-related wreck

REDMOND, Ore. — A ringing cellphone is believed to have created a distraction that was a factor in a serious injury traffic crash north of Redmond Friday evening involving a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle. Oregon State Police investigated the crash and cited the vehicle’s driver. According to Sergeant Keith Taylor at approximately 7:55...
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Commencement ceremonies this weekend for KCC, OIT

Friday evening, Klamath Community College will host its commencement ceremony. KCC spokesman Ryan Brown says it’s a record breaking year. Brown says the college is very excited to have Automotive Service Excellence’s Walt Commons as the keynote speaker. Traditionally, KCC holds its graduation indoors. Just in the last few years, graduation sizes have increased...
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Taylor lawyers want more time

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Lawyers for 60-year-old Gregory Taylor have asked for more time in the first-degree sex-abuse case. Taylor is a Klamath Falls City Council member who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, and he’ll have at least one more hearing before a fall trial.
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Whooping cough cases increase

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — Health officials across the country are warning that whooping cough cases are up. Oregon joins a number of states with increased cases of pertussis, also known as the highly contagious whooping cough. There have been no reported cases so far this year in Klamath County, but vaccinations are still encouraged....
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Man faces drug charges after 57 pound pot bust

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Chico, Calif. man was arrested to state police this week after a traffic stop on Highway 97 north of here. Troopers say 57 pounds of marijuana was found concealed in a rented car with Ohio plates. 24-year-old William Ian Anderson was arrested and he’ll be in court in Klamath...
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Hikers can borrow GPS from the Sheriff’s Office

If you have plans to hike this summer, know you can borrow a GPS locator from the Klamath County Sheriff’s office. Beginning Monday, the SPOT GPS Personal Satellite Tracker and Locator Beacons will be available at the Klamath County Sheriff’s office. With those, you can let rescuers know you need help, and you can...
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