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Wanted: Reserve Officers

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath Falls Police Department is currently accepting volunteer Reserve Officer Applications for the 2015 Reserve Academy that begins January 3, 2015. To be eligible, you need to be a United States Citizen or be able to obtain citizenship within 18 months of being hired, and at least 21 years of...
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Unemployment Down Slightly in Lake, Klamath Counties

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Unemployment fell slightly in both Lake and Klamath Counties for the month of September. Both counties saw about a 2-tenths of a percent drop in unemployment last month. Lake County added ten jobs in September, bring it’s unemployment rate to 9-point-3 percent. Klamath County added more than 300 jobs last month,...
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Siskiyou County Turns Down Drug-Enforcement Grant

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Siskiyou County’s Board of Supervisors have turned down an opportunity to receive a 220-thousand dollar grant to help with drug enforcement. Sheriff Jon Lopey asked the Board to approve receiving the grant for the Siskiyou County-Wide Interagency Narcotics Task Force, according to a report in the Siskiyou Daily. But the grant...
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The Phone Scams that Won’t Die

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Despite all the attention it’s getting recently, fraudsters are still working overtime to try pulling one over on you with a simple phone call. Several folks in the Basin have reported receiving phone calls recently from someone claiming to be from the IRS, insisting that you owe back taxes and asking you...
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Road Closures in Fremont-Winema National Forest

Lakeview, Ore.– Starting today… Forest Service Road 28 on the Fremont-Winema National Forest will be closed while a culvert is being removed to complete a fish passage project. The project is on Thomas Creek in the Cox Flat area, also known as Dairy Creek Road, about 30 miles south west of Paisley 22 miles northwest of...
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Gas Prices Down

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Gas prices are in free-fall in much of the country… though  the Klamath Basin isn’t participating as robustly as others. Nation-wide, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.09 a gallon. In Klamath County, it’s averaging 3.35 a gallon, and nearly $3.50 in Lakeview. The state average of $3.36…...
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Five Injured in Two-Car Wreck on Main Street

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Five people were injured in a two-car wreck that shut down Main Street in Klamath Falls for about an hour Sunday evening. According to Officer Amy Reichlin with the Klamath Falls Police Department, one car ran a red light at the intersection at 11th street, striking a truck… causing it to...
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New Sporting Goods Retailer Headed to the Basin

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There are plans to bring a new sporting goods store headed to the Basin. Sportsman’s Warehouse has posted information on its website outlining plans to open a new store on Avalon street next Spring. This would be the chain’s sixth Oregon location. According to a press release, the Klamath Falls location...
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Klamath Falls Woman Injured when Car Goes into Klamath Lake

Klamath Falls, Ore- A Klamath Falls woman was injured Saturday when her car drove off of Highway 140 and into Klamath Lake. 23-year old Ashley Willburn was westbound on Highway 140 when she drifted onto the shoulder, overcorrected, and went off the roadway and into the water. Willburn was taken to Skylakes Medical Center...
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Man Injured in Wednesday Night Shooting

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls woman is in jail, charged with first degree assault after she allegedly shot a man in the stomach late Wednesday night. According to a press release from the Klamath Falls Police Department, officers responded to a report of a shooting at the High Lakes Apartments. Police identified the...
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