Half of Small Oregon Town’s Police Force Placed on Leave

Stanford, Ore. –  The 4-man police force in the tiny town of Stanford Oregon… just south of Hermiston… has been cut back to two, after the police chief and his second-in-command were placed on administrative leave while being investigated for allegedly breaking the law. According to The Oregonian… Police Chief Bryon Zumwalt is accused of confiscating a...
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HazMat Teams Train for Certification

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  There are just 13 regional HazMat Emergency Response Teams in the state of Oregon… and one of them is in Klamath County. During the next 3-and-a half weeks… eight members of the crew at Fire District One will be working to complete 160 hours of intensive training to earn their certification...
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School Safety Task Force Makes Recommendations

Salem, Ore.–  A task force charged with finding ways to improve the safety of Oregon students… has compiled a list of recommendations. The Oregon Task Force on School Safety released its ideas yesterday, which included creating a database of school floor plans, establishing a threat assessment system to identify students who could become violent, and...
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Mallams Faces Four Challengers for Commission Seat

Klamath Falls, Ore–  Four people have filed to challenge Klamath County Commissioner Tom Mallams for his seat. Mallams has come under fire for his stance on marijuana dispensaries in the County… even though all three county commissioners have voted against allowing dispensaries in county limits. Klamath Falls residents Lyncho Ruiz, James Williamson, Carl Pfeiffer,...
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Starbucks Set to Reopen in Albertsons

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  The cups will be red… but no one’s complaining, because Starbucks is coming back to the Basin. When Safeway turned Haggens closed shop in September… so did the Starbucks that was inside the store. Local fans petitioned the Seattle Based coffee giant to relocate… and  now Albertsons will house the coffee...
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SiteLink Forum Headed to Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Klamath County will host the next SiteLink Forum. According to a press release from the Klamath County Economic Development Association… the regional conference will be held in May at the Running Y Ranch Resort. The forum brings together corporations looking for new markets… and economic developers. The conference is limited to 75...
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OSP Identifies Three Killed in Highway 97 Crash

LaPine, Ore.– (PRESS RELEASE) On November 17, 215 at about 8:5PM, a head-on collision occurred on Highway 97 near State Park Recreation Road (north of LaPine).  Preliminary investigation indicates a Deschutes County Deputy attempted to stop a 25 Dodge Pickup (T1) in Bend when it failed to yield. Due the driving behavior the deputy discontinued...
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Gov. Brown to Swear-In New Adjutant General

Salem, Ore.–  Governor Kate Brown will swear in a new adjutant general for the state of Oregon today. Major General Michael E. Stencel served most recently as assistant to the Commander of the Air National Guard, 11th Air Force, at Joint Base Elmendorf—Richardson in Alaska. As Adjutant General… Stencel will oversee all the state’s...
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ODFW Releases Toxins to Kill Catfish

LaPine, Ore.–  The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife was at North Twin Lake in LaPine yesterday… dumping pesticides in the water in order to kill off brown bull catfish found in the lake. 32-thousand pounds of toxins were dumped into the water Tuesday. Wildlife officials said in a press release last week that the catfish...
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Prison Officials Look for Escaped Prisoner

North Bend, Ore.–  The Oregon Department of Corrections is looking for a man who escaped from Shutter Creek Correctional Institution in North Bend. Staff at the prison realized that 38-year old Shawn James Friese was missing at about 4:00 yesterday afternoon. He was in jail on burglary and car theft charges out of Douglas...
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