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Brief Interstate-5 closure planned Sunday

ODOT will close I-5 near the Albany/Millersburg area for approximately ten minutes Sunday morning to allow for an industrial demolition project that could be a distraction to motorists and a temporary deterrent to safety. Beginning at 7:55 a.m. on Sunday, July 22, all northbound and southbound traffic on I-5 at milepost 235 will be...
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Release: Chief Hunter to serve as interim city manager

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The City of Klamath Falls is very pleased to announce the selection of Police Chief Jim Hunter as the Interim City Manager. Chief Hunter has served as Police Chief for the City of Klamath Falls Police Department for eight years and has served on the Klamath Falls Police force for 24 years....
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Relay for Life this weekend

This weekend, Klamath County will do their part in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Link: Listen to Viewing the Basin online On Friday afternoon at Henley High School, hundreds of people, including cancer survivors, will walk the track. Because cancer doesn’t sleep or stop, the worldwide Relay for Life event goes all...
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Report: PacifiCorp gets additional year on dam removal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — PacifiCorp will have another year to strike an agreement with Klamath River water users to remove four dams on the river. The Record Searchlight reports that California’s state water agency decided Tuesday to give the company another year. According to the report, over 100 people traveled to Sacramento to request the...
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Driver avoiding speeding violation killed in accident

LAKESIDE, Ore. — A person was killed after attempting to avoid a speeding ticket on Highway 101 late Tuesday afternoon. Oregon State Police say the driver refused to pull over for a traffic stop and then was involved in a five-vehicle crash as he continued northbound for about seven miles. Three other people were...
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Chiloquin Rodeo postponed

CHILOQUIN, Ore. — Due to low entries and other conflicting events in the Klamath Basin, the Chiloquin Rodeo has moved this year’s Ranch Rodeo to August 10-12. The Friday night Ridge Runner Roping has been moved to August 10. To enter or to ask questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer at 541-783-3106.
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Major Crimes Team continues Lake County body investigation

LAKE COUNTY, Ore. — An investigation continues where authorities are attempting to learn more about a body found last week northwest of Lakeview. It belongs to 47-year-old Valerie Anette Watts (pictured) and was found next to a National Forest utility trailer according to Oregon State Police. The investigation that led to the body’s discovery...
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Fondi will challenge for Seiler’s city council seat

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Real estate investor Peter Fondi has filed to challenge incumbent Trish Seiler for Klamath Falls City Coucil Ward I. The filing was announced in a release from the city recorder’s office on Monday. Seiler and Fondi are the only two filed for the position to be decided in November 6’s...
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Fire restrictions started Monday

In an effort to curb wildfires, the Oregon Department of Forestry announced restrictions for private and state lands effective on Monday. Along with a ban on off-road driving, campfires are now restricted to only designated campgrounds. There is no smoking allowed outside of buildings or vehicles to go along with an existing ban on...
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Roseburg woman dead after crash

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — A traffic crash early Monday morning took the life of a 28-year-old Roseburg woman. Ashley Nicole Clift was pronounced dead at the scene after her vehicle crossed the center line and nearly collided head-on with an unloaded log trailer, according to OSP. The truck driver was treated for minor injuries....
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