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Upgrades Mean Water Disruptions on Tuesday

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Some updates to the city’s water system could result in your water being shut off for a short time Tuesday (September 9th). The areas affected by the disruption are along Oregon to Lakeview avenues, and Academy to Donald Streets. Work on the system is expected to take place between 9 am and...
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Smoke from Area Fires Impacts Air Quality

Klamath Falls, Ore.– According to our monitors in Klamath Falls and Chiloquin, the Air Quality today has been Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups and at times Unhealthy for all groups. The smoke is coming into the Basin and the surrounding communities from the July Complex fire, Happy Camp Complex fire, and the 790 fire. We...
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Cosmetology School Back in Session after Wreck

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The College of Cosmetology in downtown Klamath Falls is back open for business. The school suffered structural and fire damage after a woman had a medical emergency that caused her to run her vehicle into the front of the building about two weeks ago. Administrators say they plan to hold a grand...
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Lakeview Considers Dispensary Regulations

Lakeview, Ore.– The Lakeview Town Council will discuss a final ordinance to establish laws for medical marijuana dispensaries at its workshop session scheduled for next week. The council approved a one-year moratorium on allowing dispensaries, to give city officials time to flesh out some regulations. Tuesday’s work session is open to the public. It starts...
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Klamath County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Weber has been identified as the victim in Wednesday's shooting. He's being treated in Portland for a gunshot wound to the face.

Injured Deputy Recovering at Home

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Weber is recovering at home after being released from OHSU in Portland on Friday, OHSU confirmed over the weekend. Weber was shot twice in the face and in his side during what started out as a routine traffic stop. Two people have been arrested and charged in connection...
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Bonanza Seeking Snow Removal Bids

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Town of Bonanza is soliciting bids for snow removal for the 2014-2015 winter season. We are interested in the hourly charge, what type of equipment will be used, and your availability. Please include this information in your bid. If you are interested in submitting a bid, please mail (P.O. Box 297,...
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AARP Posts Oregon Voters Guide

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Want to know where your candidates for Oregon Governor, US Senate, and the US House of Representatives stand on the issues? Now you can read their positions at http://aarp.org/yourvote regarding issues such as Social Security, Medicare, financial security, family caregiving, retirement, and transportation. The AARP Voter Guide allows you to compare...
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Public Meeting to Discuss 790 Fire

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The wildfire that appears to be responsible for some of the smoke we saw in the Basin over the weekend is the 790 fire, which is burning about 2-thousand-900 acres of land in the Sky Lakes Wilderness, about 10 miles southeast of Prospect. It’s been burning since July 31st— more than...
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Wilderness Hikes Offered for 50th Anniversary

Klamath Falls, Ore.– In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the Fremont-Winema National Forest will host two additional wilderness hikes on Sept. 13 and 20. If interested in attending, reservations are REQUIRED due to limitations on group size. Please call the Klamath Ranger District at 541-885-3400. For all hikes it is...
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Fire in Klamath Falls Destroys Property

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Fire destroyed a trailer and motor home on Western Street yesterday afternoon. Witnesses say they heard an explosion shortly before noticing the flames. Investigators say residents at the home were using a chop saw to cut scrap metal, and the sparks started the blaze. Several cars on the property and an...
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