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Library director announces retirement date

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Library director Andy Swanson is retiring. After 18 years on the job, Swanson steps down officially August 1st.
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New bill passed by state lawmakers will have major local impact

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon lawmakers have passed a bill that will let Klamath County use road dollars to fund its jail, sheriff’s patrols, and other agencies. This will allow Klamath County to keep the jail’s B pod open. Without this move, the B pod would have closed in June because of budget constraints....
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American Marine and RV to gain more space

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – If you’ve driven by what used to be the McMahan’s Furniture building on Sixth Street, you may have seen the signs that announce a new tenant. American Marine and RV is getting ready to move into that building to gain more showroom space. American Marine and RV is expected to...
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Owl plan could involve removing some to save others

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to begin studying an owl plan that involves removing and shooting barred owls in an effort to protect the northern spotted owl, which is smaller and less agressive. The northern spotted owl is listed as an endangered species, whose numbers have dropped by 40 percent in...
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Increase in liquor sales good for Oregon’s bottom line

SALEM, Ore. – It’s always nice to have more money coming in than you expected. Revenue from state liquor sales is expected to be about $38 million above expectations for last year. The Statesman Journal reports an increase of 4.5 percent, and that could mean an additional $8.4 million for the state’s general fund.
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SWAT team sent in to apprehend Klamath Falls man

It took a SWAT team to arrest a Klamath Falls man after he barricaded himself inside his home Saturday night. 48-year old Mark Douglas McQueen had been sought by police after his girlfriend was hospitalized Friday and reported an assault. A negotiator tried to coax McQueen out of the house, but after three hours...
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Registration open for Miss Butte Valley and Miss Tulelake

The 2012 Miss Butte Valley and Miss Tulelake competitions are coming up, and sophomore and Junior girls age 15 and up from Tulelake and Butte Valley are invited to apply by March 23rd. Winners become the hostesses of the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair and win other prizes, plus become eligibile for Miss California State Competition....
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Routine traffic stop leads to drug arrests

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – State police arrested two Idaho residents Friday after a routine traffic stop on Highway 97. Troopers say the two were arrested after more than a pound of marijuana was found inside a suitcase, along with prescription pills, a stolen laptop, and a loaded hand gun. Jason Brown and Tammi Leuck...
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VFW offers free membership

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The VFW Pelican Post 1383 is offering free one year memberships to those that qualify in exchange for volunteer hours. Veterans of Foreign Wars will have the membership fee paid by the local post if they volunteer 20 hours doing things like providing event security, being part of the color...
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Lakeview solar project to be the largest in Oregon

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Lakeview has announced a new solar project that is expected to start producing power by October. Construction on the 2-megawatt solar project will start in May on 21 acres. Pacific Power says the solar modules will be able to generate enough electricity to power about 400 homes. The company says when...
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