Chiloquin Mulls Lodging Tax; Could Help Fund Police

Chiloquin is mulling over creating a lodging tax to increase city revenue. At Monday’s Chiloquin City Council meeting one Councilor brought up the idea of a local transient room tax like the state and county charge for hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, vacation homes and maybe Airbnb with the money going to shore up police services. The...
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Eternal Hills Owners Association Non Profit Dissolves

The nonprofit formed last year to take over operations at Eternal Hills Cemetery has dissolved. The Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens Interment Rights Owners Association announced Monday they voted to dissolve after last week’s meeting with state regulators who said they needed to wait three years to re-apply for a cemetery license after their initial...
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Two Die in Icy Reedsport Crash

Speed and icy roads are being considered factors in a crash that killed two women near Reedsport Monday. Two cars and SUV collided head on around 730am on State Route 38 near milepost 12.  Two women in the car from Tigard died. Two people in the SUV from Scottsburg were taken to a hospital...
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Drug, Forgery Bust in Madras

Drug and Forgery charges follow a bust in Madras. Monday afternoon OSP and the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team served a warrant at a home on Northwest Columbia Drive and arrested Joshua Joseph. The search warrant turned up drug lab but Joseph is also charged with Forgery, Theft, and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. ...
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Medford Volunteer Accused of Child Sexual Contact

 A Medford man is in jail on charges related to the sexual abuse of a kindergarten student in White City. On Friday, December 8, 2017, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Jerry Duane Lodge, 72, of the 700-block of Crater Lake Avenue. The investigation showed Lodge sexually touched the 5-year-old girl while volunteering at...
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Air Stagnation Through Thursday; Today’s Call Red

The National Weather Service has continued the Air Stagnation Advisory until Thursday.  The stagnant weather pattern has brought poor ventilation conditions to the Klamath basin. The Air Quality Advisory is Red for today through at least Noon Tuesday.   The RED HEALTH ALERT ADVISORY call means the following:  1.     EXEMPTIONS FOR WOODSTOVES ARE VOID TODAY inside the Air Quality Zone....
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DUI Arrest in Fatal Josephine County Crash

A Grants Pass man faces a Manslaughter charge for a DUI car accident that killed a woman Saturday.  OSP says around 2:00 AM 21-year-old Stuart Hamilton was heading southbound New Hope Road when he crossed the center line and collided nearly head-on with Chrystal Berko of Grants Pass. Berko was dead at the scene....
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Transient Arrested for First Interstate Robbery

Klamath Falls Police have nabbed the guy suspected robbing the First Interstate Bank on South 7th Street Thursday morning.  They Robert Sean McCarthy claimed to have a weapon when he took the cash and ran.  Members from the Oregon State Police and the Klamath County Sheriff also responded to assist. Upon arrival, officers secured...
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Bonanza Woman Dies in Single Car Crash

Oregon State Police have identified the Bonanza woman who died in a car crash on Highway 140 east of Klamath Falls late Wednesday morning. According to a press release, 26-year old Carol Lynn Petersen was headed westbound on Highway 140, when her pickup truck went off the road and on to an embankment shortly...
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Klamath County Treasurer Resigns

December 6, 2017 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Jason Link has resigned his position as Klamath County Treasurer. The Klamath County Board of Commissioners have appointed Vickie Noel as interim Treasurer. To learn additional information pertaining to the office of County Treasurer and the election process, refer to the Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 208. Questions...
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