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Klamath Idol contest starts tonight

For the last two years, the Oregon Institute of Technology has held a summer music series. The school brings bands to the Basin throughout June, July and August. With past years showing success, Thursday night kicks off the third season with the return of the Klamath Idol contest. That is OIT Student Activities Coordinator...
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Timber payments could come back

WASHINGTON — Many Oregon counties have been struggling since timber payments expired last year. Now a one-year extension of the federal timber payments has been included in a transportation bill that has already received approval from bipartisan leadership in the House and Senate. Both chambers still have to vote on the bill, but if...
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Drivers ticketed for topping 100 mph

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Four drivers that were part of a road rally that originated in Las Vegas were caught speeding in Oregon. The four were traveling at speeds of up to 117 mph, according to Oregon State police. The drivers that were part of the Bullrun rally were seen speeding in Klamath County...
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Work continues by Conger school; McKinley and 11th

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Public Works has crews working on the road in front of Conger school this week. It doesn’t have much of an impact on the regular flow of traffic in that area, but it does impact access to Conger school. The refinishing project lasts through Thursday. Work Also Affects McKinley The...
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No fireworks at the forest

With the 4th of July next week the sound of fireworks is near. The Fremont-Winema National Forest sends the reminder that possessing, discharging or using any kind of fireworks is prohibited on National Forest lands. Forest managers say the threat of wildfires is too great to allow fireworks, and anyone caught in possession will...
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City manager resigns

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Falls City Manager Rick Whitlock is stepping down. In his resignation letter to the mayor and city council, Whitlock said he has accepted a job as the lead counsel for another Oregon government that he says provides a great opportunity to return to the legal profession. Whitlock became the...
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City Council member steps down

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Falls city council member Gregory Taylor has resigned. Taylor was arrested in May and charged with first-degree sexual abuse after an alleged incident of sexual abuse in late March in Corvallis. He had still been attending city council meetings, but now confirms his resignation.
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Jackson County deputies bust cockfighters

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Nine people are in custody following the break-up of a cockfight at a farm in Eagle Point – the owner of which was arrested. Eight people of more than 20 were cited for cockfighting when Jackson County sheriff’s deputies responded to a trespassing report. Those not cited scattered from the scene....
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Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair meetings tonight

Wednesday night is the next regular meeting of the 10-A District Agricultural Association board of directors at the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Office. It starts at 7 p.m. Beforehand at 5 p.m. is the first Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Quality Assurance and Ethics Awareness course. It is a class for exhibitors from 4-H and FFA at...
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Klamath Falls woman faces new charges

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Klamath Falls woman is facing kidnapping charges after an arrest last week in Northern California. Police say 20-year-old Elizabeth Crystal Nelson helped kidnap a woman from Klamath County by intimidating her with a hammer last Wednesday. The California Highway Patrol says in a release 49-year-old Billy Joe Chicklero forced...
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