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Holiday safest on roadways in over 20 years

There were fireworks and parades, but this year’s Independence Day will be seen as a success for Oregon for what it lacked. There were fewer DUII arrests and no fatalities this Fourth of July holiday. In fact, it was the second fatality-free holiday reporting period since 1970. Oregon State Police released its preliminary results...
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Renovated guard station unveiled Saturday

There is a ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled this weekend to celebrate recent renovations to the Pelican Guard Station. That is Fremont-Winema National Forest spokesperson Lisa Swinney. The CCCs were created by President Franklin Roosevelt to give men jobs. The ribbon cutting begins at 10 a.m. with an in-depth look at the historical significance of...
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County Arrests: Transient jailed for buglary

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — A transient is in Klamath County Jail after being booked on three charges including first-degree burglary. 44-year-old Tharon William Foster is being held on $35,000 bail. He was also charged with first-degree criminal trespass. 21-year-old Zachary Dale Hardie of Washington state was arrested for failing to appear on second-degree crimial...
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Human remains discovered in Modoc County

MODOC COUNTY, Calif. — Human remains have been found in Modoc County. The sheriff’s office says a local rancher discovered a body on Sunday near Surprise Valley. The remains, which authorities say are male, will be evaluated by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office and preliminary information from the sheriff’s office shows there are no...
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Bus tour offered this month

History buffs should be excited. There will be a bus tour of northern Klamath County this month. It is scheduled for July 19 starting in Klamath Falls and heading toward Gilchrist. Stops in the afternoon include Davis Lake, Crescent Lake and Odell Lake. A major theme includes prehistoric human use of the area. Preregister...
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Forest and trail public comment opportunities

Friday is the last day to submit comment on the Fremont-Winema National Forest’s Motor Vehicle Use Map. Anything submitted after July 6 will be considered for integration for the 2014 maps. The motor vehicle use map shows which roads and trails are approved for vehicle use. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will seek...
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Medford marijuana business denied license

MEDFORD, Ore. – An attempt by a Medford man to sell pot-infused candy to medical marijuana patients has been shot down by the city council. Richard Nuckols started nonprofit Canafoods, Inc., which was determined to be in violation of federal and state medical marijuana laws by Police Chief Tim George. Police recommended Nuckols’ business be...
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Fandango Days in Alturas this weekend

By Cory Edmondson – Viewing the Basin Most fireworks shows in the Basin will take place on the Fourth of July, but if one just isn’t enough, Viewing the Basin’s Cory Edmondson tells you how to get another. Full Audio: Fandango is a Spanish word for party. This weekend, the town of Alturas, Calif....
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OSP identifies body as Redding woman

WOODBURN, Ore. — Oregon State Police were investigating a body found on Interstate 5 Friday and now have the woman’s name. 25-year-old Tara Elizabeth Gordon of Redding, Calif. was identified with the help of another law enforcement agency and OSP is seeking information – we’ll have a phone number and e-mail address in a...
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Body near Highway 58 under investigation

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — State police are working with the Lane County medical examiner to figure out an Albany man’s cause of death. 52-year-old Anthony Dale Lair was reported missing on Saturday before being discovered in the back of a van near a Highway 58 trailhead on Sunday. OSP says there is no sign of...
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