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City, County Consider Consolidating Planning Departments

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath Falls City Council meets next Monday, and council members are expected to pass next year’s budget. As a cost-savings measure, the city and county are also considering consolidating planning departments. Klamath County Commissioner Jim Bellet is scheduled to speak at next week’s council meeting to review the plan and...
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ODFW Hunting for Brown Bear Spotted in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There was much ado about a brown bear that was spotted in Klamath County last night. Witness report that the bear was seen walking across Washburn way near the Alameda Bypass at around 9:00 last night. Sheriff’s Deputies and State Troopers tried to keep an eye on the bear which was...
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Trial Date Set for Suspect in 2013 Murder

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The trial for a Chiloquin man charged with murder is set to begin on January 5th. 37-year old Joshua Brown is accused of shooting and killing 32-year old Davis Joseph Costa in June of 2013. Investigators say witness testimony led them to arrest Brown in connection with the murder. If convicted,...
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Denny’s Back Open

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Denny’s is back open this morning after it had to shut down for a few days due to electrical problems rain damage. Restaurant managers blame heavy rains for causing electrical damage that forced an evacuation Saturday morning.
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Republicans Warn of Looming Tax Hike Attempts

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon Republicans are warning that Democrat legislators are gearing up to try passing more than 40 bills that would raise taxes in the state. Legislative items include cutting itemized deductions by 50-percent, including deductions for home mortgages for all Oregonians, regardless of income. Another would eliminate the need for a super...
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Bighorn Sheep Released into Klamath River Canyon

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released more than 2-dozen Bighorn Sheep into the Klamath River Canyon area east of Keno. The sheep were captured near John Day and relocated because they had started interacting with domestic sheep in the area. The sheep are outfitted with tracking devices. There are...
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Man Arrested after High Speed Chase, Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man was arrested last night after wrecking his car fleeing from police. Officer Kyson Culp with the Oregon state police said he tried to stop a car for a minor traffic violation at around 11 pm. The driver didn’t stop, and instead took off speeding down Washburn Way,...
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Trip to Rose Bowl Costs a Pretty Penny

Klamath Falls, Ore.– If you were thinking about making the trek down to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl in a few weeks, you’d better have a pretty penny saved up. Rose Bowl packages are being offered ranging anywhere from $500 to $1500. But those don’t include tickets to the game. The cheapest seat for...
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Services Scheduled to Remember Former POW Ernie Brace

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Former POW and Purple Heart recipient Ernie Brace will be remembered today. The 82-year old Klamath Falls resident was a retired Marine Corps pilot, documented to be the longest-held prisoner of war during the Vietnam war, held for seven years, ten months, and 7 days. Brace passed away on Friday. A...
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Pacific Power Seeks Rate Hike in California

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Pacific Power is asking California’s Public Utilities Commission to allow them to raise rates by six-tenths of a percent next year. Officials with the utility say the hike would raise the average customer’s bill by only about 85 cents per month. If approved, the increase would go into effect January first.
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