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Grant Supplies New Loaner Life Jackets

Salem, Ore.– IOBG Nautical Safety Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, partnered with U.S. Distributing (owned by Englund Marine Supply) to purchase and deliver over 500 life jackets to major water safety organizations for life jacket loaner stations throughout Oregon. The Oregon State Marine Board awarded IOBG a $2500 grant to purchase new life jackets.  “It is...
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Klamath Tribes Claim Water Rights

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Not even Memorial Day weekend… and already… the irrigation shutoffs have started. The Klamath Tribes has sent a letter to the Oregon Water Resources Department, claiming its water rights. Right now… only the only water being regulated is from Fort Creek in Fort Klamath… impacting more than 18-hundred irrigators. Other calls on...
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Pot Tax Revenue Estimates Revised

Salem, Ore.–Oregon’s Office of Legislative Review had estimated that Oregon would see about 3 million dollars in tax revenue in the first year of legalized recreational marijuana. They were off– by a lot. In just the first three months, pot users have added 10.5 million dollars to the state’s coffers. The agency now estimates...
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Freeze Warning, Watch Through Saturday

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Freeze Warning is in effect for areas of the Klamath Basin starting at 3:00 AM Friday morning. The National Weather Service says temperatures could dip to 30 degrees overnight tonight and tomorrow night, which could damage garden plants and crops. The watch includes Klamath Falls, Chiloquin, Bonanaza, Tulelake, and Macdoel...
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One Dead in Klamath County Shooting

Klamath Falls, Ore.– At least one person has died in a shooting in Beatty this afternoon. Investigators haven’t released details about the shooting because the investigation is still in the early stages. The shooting was first reported at around 2:00 this afternoon. The Klamath County Major Crimes Team has been activated to investigate the...
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Attempted Murder Charges for Stabbing Suspect

Klamath Falls, Ore.–A Klamath Falls man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed a woman Tuesday afternoon. 26-year old Robert Michael Balsz is accused of getting behind a 30-year old woman then putting his arms around her, stabbing her just above the heart. Klamath Falls Police say Balsz had also sent...
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Deschutes County Deputies Cleared in Inmate Death

Bend, Ore.– An investigation into the death of a Deschutes County inmate has found that officers in the jail are not responsible for the man’s death. According to the Bend Bulletin… Edwin Billy Mays died in December of 2014, several hours after being arrested for driving under the influence of methamphetamine. According to the report…...
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Klamath, Lake County Unemployment Down for April

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County’s official unemployment rate fell during the month of April… down to 6.7 percent… from a revised 7.1 percent in March of this year. According to the Oregon Employment Department… Klamath County employers  added 120 jobs in April. Lake County unemployment also dropped… from 6.8 percent in March… to 6.4 percent...
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Students Participate in Emergency Drill

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Students at Henley High held a mock lockdown and reunification drill Tuesday morning. A reunification is when the school coordinates getting students back to their parents off-campus, in the event that there’s an active shooter or other situation making it necessary to evacuate the school, and send students home. A handful of...
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Chiloquin Elementary Hosts Kindergarten Round-Up

Chiloquin, Ore.– If your kiddo will be starting Kindergarten next year… now is the time to get them all signed up and ready to go. Chiloquin Elementary is hosting a Kindergarten Round-up Tuesday afternoon, where you and your soon-to-be student will get to meet the principal, tour the classrooms, and learn about the curriculum....
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