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BLM Unveils Options for Managing O-and-C Forestlands

PORTLAND, Ore. – Groups are lining up for and against five possible alternatives for managing 2.6 million acres of Western Oregon forests known as the O&C lands. The Bureau of Land Management is updating the 20-year-old Northwest Forest Plan. To timber industry groups, the complex options boil down to one key point – how...
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Man Arrested for Domestic Violence After Police Pursuit

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man is in jail after attacking his wife, then leading deputies on a high speed chase. Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah says 27-year old Joseph Coffin is charged with strangling his wife. As cops arrived, he took off trying to get away. After a short pursuit, Skrah says...
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Klamath County Sheriff Joins Chorus of Dissent

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah is adding his voice to the several others speaking out against gun-grab legislation being considered in Salem. Skrah sent a statement to the media saying it isn’t Big Brother’s business to know who owns a firearm. Several Sheriffs in Oregon testified in Salem recently, saying that...
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Missing: U.S. Sailor was in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Police say a Hermiston man reported as missing, deserted from the Navy. 23-year old Dealand Wyse has been missing since last Thursday. He was supposed to  report for duty in Silverdale, Washington on Tuesday. But he was a no-show. His cell phone was found near Brawny Burger in Klamath Falls, and police think...
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Hit & Run Leads to Power Outage

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Power was knocked out for some residents in the area of Freight Road and Clover Creek Road at around 3:30 PM Wednesday, after witnesses say a Jeld-Wen truck pulling a trailer backed into a power pole… then left the scene. The collision damaged lines, and sent sparks to the ground below,...
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Haggen Takes Over Safeway Stores This Week

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It’s finally happening this week…your friendly neighborhood Safeway stores become Haggen Northwest Fresh. The Seattle-based grocery store chain bought 150 Safeway and Albertson’s stores late last year, and is gradually giving each location a facelift as it changes over to its brand. The Safeway on South Sixth Street closes at 6...
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New Mobile Home Laws Passed the House

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon House of Representatives yesterday unanimously passed a bill that changes mobile home laws in the state. Under House Bill 30-16, a landlord can’t stop a tenant in a mobile home park from renting or selling their mobile home just because the landlord also has units available.
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Ground-breaking at Klamath Union

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It officially gets underway today… the 2-year renovation of Klamath Union High School. The school holds a ground-breaking ceremony at 12:15 this afternoon in the V-lot… the community is invited. Last November, voters approved a bond levy that included more than 34 million dollars to renovate the 93-year old building.
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Rooster Owner Pleads Not-guilty to Cock-fighting Charges

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man accused of raising roosters for cock fights pleaded not guilty in court Monday. 20-year old Fernando Morales Junior was in court yesterday answering to 29 counts of cock-fighting. The birds were rescued from a home on Summers lane earlier this month. Morales’s father, Fernando Morales Senior is...
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ODFW Requests Change in Wolf Endangered Status

Klamath Falls, Ore.– It might be time to take wolves off of the endangered species list. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking staff to come up with some guidelines to figure out what it will take to either delist wolves as endangered in Eastern Oregon, or for a state-wide declassification. Right now, state officials...
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