Weekend crash claims lives of three Eagle Point High School seniors

Four people, including three Eagle Point High School seniors, were killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 5 north in the Rice Hill area Saturday night when the driver of a car turned around and headed the wrong way, colliding nearly head-on with an oncoming SUV according to the Oregon State Police.  Early reports...
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Shasta Elementary Give Back Day

Klamath County students give back

More than 400 students from the Klamath County School District took part in Thursday’s fifth annual Give Back Day.   Students had some help from volunteers with the Blue Zones Project as they beautified the school campus, planting native plants, sprucing up flower beds, and re-staining play structures. Students did the work during shifts…...
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New legislation gives tribes more control over own land

US Lawmakers have passed legislation that returns control of private lands back to Oregon tribes. The Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act allows some Oregon tribes to lease and sell property that they own. Before now, tribes to get federal approval to buy, sell, transfer, or lease lands they own. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron...
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Living history events scheduled for this weekend at Baldwin Hotel, Fort Klamath

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Baldwin Hotel and Fort Klamath museums will open for the summer season on Saturday, May 26. The annual Heritage Days living history encampment takes place Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27, at the Fort Klamath Museum, located 35 miles north of Klamath Falls on Highway 62. Demonstrations of military and civilian life in the...
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Buehler to face Brown in November gubernatorial elections

Oregon State Representative Knute Buehler garnered the most votes in Tuesday’s primary among a crowded race of candidates, beating out two more conservative opponents for the Republican nomination for governor.  He’ll face incumbent Democratic Governor Kate Brown in the fall.  Brown soundly defeated two challengers in the primary election. Rep. Greg Walden also won...
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Car Show Fundraiser Saturday

A classic car show is making its 8th visit to the Lithia Ford lot in Klamath Falls on Saturday; proceeds from the SJS Awareness Car Show will go to a group called SJS Awareness Oregon, which is part of a national organization to help victims of SJS and their families; SJS is a painful...
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Man In Custody, Accused In Multiple Fires

A man from Klamath Falls has been arrested; police say he started a number of fires Sunday night and caused a significant amount of damage.  26 year old Tequoia Conney was taken into custody in connection with a fire in the 300 block of crater lake parkway, as well as a vehicle fire a...
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Fish & Wildlife Board Meeting Friday

The state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fish Restoration and Enhancement board meeting this Friday at the Best Western Plus Olympic Inn, at 2627 S 6th street.  The board will meet to discuss seven recent projects; the meeting is open to the public.  The board will also tour a number of projects on Saturday...
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Man Suing Police Gets Probation

A Klamath Falls man who is suing the police department for what he claims was excessive force has been sentenced to probation in a plea deal; 34 year old Juan Mendez pleaded no contest to two counts of assault of a police officer; he’ll serve 30 days in jail and serve 3 years probation. ...
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Informational Seminar On Old Fort Project Thursday

Klamath County will be hosting an informational open house from 6 to 7 this Thursday to discuss the Old Fort Road reconstruction project.  The meeting will take place in the Board of Commissioners hearing room at the Klamath County Government Center, at 305 Main Street, room 219. 
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