ODFW Issues Overview of November Klamath County Wolf Depredation

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Wolves West of 395 are still listed as endangered under the Federal Endangered Species Act, even though Oregon wildlife officials have delisted the animal on its state protections list. Still, at least one wolf has caused some damage to Cattle in Klamath County… and officials with the Oregon Department of Fish...
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Oregon Parks Wave Parking Fees on Black Friday

Salem, Ore.–  Taking its cue from REI, Oregon State Parks is waving its 5-dollar day use parking fee on Black Friday. The outdoor supplies retailer declared that they’re not opening their stores on the busiest shopping day of the year… because they want to give their workers the time off to go play outside. 26...
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Gun Rights Club Claims UofO Student Government is Discriminating

Eugene, Ore.–  A group of students at the University of Oregon say the college’s student government is discriminating against them. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education is getting involved, after the school’s student president said the reason Young Americans for Liberty were denied their request for funds to hold a poker event is...
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Governor Brown Releases 15,000 Kitzhaber Emails

Salem, Ore.–  Governor Kate Brown yesterday released another 15-thousand pages of former Governor John Kitzhaber’s emails. responded to Freedom of Information Act requests… and released more emails from former Governor John Kitzhaber’s administration—more than 15-thousand pages. No archived emails from one of Kitzhaber’s personal gmail accounts have been released, because they’re part of an active lawsuit....
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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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