Conservation Group Seeks Expansion of Crater Lake Protections

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A conservation group wants to expand protections for forested areas around Crater Lake, claiming that there are too many loopholes in current conservation designations that allow for developers and farmers to twist the rules. The organization, Oregon Wild, wants to have the Crater Lake National Park designated as a Wilderness, which...
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Red Cross Helps Two Klamath Falls Families Impacted by Fires

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  A Klamath Falls family is picking up the pieces after their home was damaged by fire Saturday. According to dispatch records the fire broke out at around 1:30 Saturday morning at a single family home on Valinda way in the Altamont area. According to a press release from the Red Cross… two...
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Forestry Program Offers Free Tree Permit for Kids

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  We told you earlier this year about the Every Kid in a Park campaign, that offers a free annual pass to 4th graders to get them into National Parks. The National Forest Service is taking that a step farther, offering a free tree permit  for kids enrolled in the program. Once...
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Man Wanted for Attempted Murder, Rape

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Deputies are looking for a Klamath Falls man who they say attacked his ex-wife earlier this week. According to a report from the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office… 46-year old Jorge Cazarez-Pena is wanted on attempted murder, rape, assault, and several other charges. Deputies say Cazarez-Pena broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house, hitting her...
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Illegal Immigrants Sue for Driver’s Licenses

Salem, Ore.–  A group of illegal immigrants has filed a lawsuit against the state of Oregon… after Oregon voters turned down a measure that would have allowed people who are in the country illegally to get a legal driver’s license. The immigrants say the state has to have a reason for not giving them a...
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Snow Causes Traffic Accidents, Delays

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Highway 97 was closed for nearly three hours Tuesday night near Bend after two semi-trucks jack-knifed on the slick roads. Oregon State Police are encouraging you to stay home if at all possible, because conditions haven’t gotten much better. If you do have to drive… be prepared. Drivers were stranded on the...
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Snow Removal: It’s Your Responsibility

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  With snow… comes extra work. Officials with the city of Klamath Falls say you’re responsible for making sure the sidewalk in front of your home or commercial property are safe for folks to walk on. Don’t shovel snow into the street. If you can’t remove the snow on your own, contact the...
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Chiloquin Man Arrested after Chase

Chiloquin, Ore.–  A Chiloquin man was arrested Tuesday night after a car and foot chase in Klamath County. Oregon State Police say they started looking for a man in a white pick-up who witnesses said was shooting a military-style rifle at a home on Day School Road at around 4:30 PM Tuesday afternoon. Troopers...
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Modoc Unemployment on the Rise

Klamath Falls, Ore.–  Unemployment in Modoc County jumped from 6.7 percent in September… to 7.3 Percent in November. The California Employment Development Department show that the county added another 30 workers to the unemployment rolls last month. 
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Costco Chicken Salad Sickens 19 People

Kirkland, Wash.– Several people have been diagnosed with E. Coli after eating chicken salad from Costco. Six people have come down with the illness in Montana, five in Utah, four in Colorado and one each in California, Missouri, Virginia and Washington state. The CDC said the illness reports began on Oct. 6 and involved...
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