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Local woman wants to name an unnamed section of highway

Klamath County resident Karen Poole suggested an unnamed mountain pass along Highway 140 have a name, and that will be officially considered at an upcoming meeting. The suggestion for the section of roadway is High Lakes Pass. The Oregon Geographic Names Board will consider the proposal at a meeting on June 23 in Burns.
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Cocaine charges for man in Ashland traffic stop

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — A traffic stop near Ashland Tuesday led to a Seattle man’s arrest on drug charges. 46-year-old Gerald Keith Riggins (pictured) was the passenger in his vehicle with California plates when it was stopped around 9 a.m. An Oregon State Police trooper found three-fourths of a pound of cocaine in Riggins’ possession....
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Dogs lead charge against cancer

Story by Cory Edmondson Relay for Life is a month away, but people – and dogs – are getting ready for the event this weekend. Audio: Full story – Viewing the Basin’s Cory Edmondson The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Klamath County is focused to honor cancer survivors and to raise funds...
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Rare fox possibly spotted in Oregon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A rare mountain fox has been caught on camera in Oregon. The fox isn’t well known in Oregon, but is in California. Scientists will look for DNA samples to confirm it is the Sierra Nevada red fox – one of the rarest mammals in North America. The last hard evidence...
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Dog left for dead at Southern Oregon clinic

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — A gruesome scene at a Southern Oregon animal clinic when a 2-year-old dog was found bloody and tied to the porch. Now the dog’s survival is dependant on his jaw staying wired together. A veternarian told the Mail Tribune that the dog is eating watered-down food though. Rogue River police...
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Utility rates headed up

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Falls City Council has given the green light to a loan from the Deptartment of Environmental Quality. The $7.1 million loan will go for improvements to the city’s wastewater plant. If you think that might raise utility rates, you’re right. By about seven percent over a period of...
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Thefts: Business patio furniture; items from former school

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Businesses that keep outdoor patio furniture usually have it bolted down so thieves can’t wander off with it. Not even that stopped burglars this week. Green Blade Bakery in downtown Klamath Falls had several patio tables and chairs stolen recently, and the thieves used bolt cutters to pry the furniture...
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Butte Valley Farmers Market next week

The next Butte Valley Farmer’s Market happens next Thursday, June 28 at 2 p.m. at Dorris City Hall. Vendors will be out on the lawn under the flagpole at 307 S. Main St. The $10 vendor fee is waived on the first visit. For more info contact the BV Resource Center 530-397-2273 or
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If you see police at KCC, it could be a test

Law enforcement agencies from the Klamath Basin will be conducting a training exercise at Klamath Community College this Friday from 7 a.m. to Noon. Several agencies will be on campus and may be visible on South Sixth Street during the training. It’s just a training exercise, so don’t be alarmed Friday morning. Building six...
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Woman faces several charges after injury wreck on Highway 97

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — A Prineville woman is facing charges after she ran from an injury accident on Highway 97 about 22 miles south of Chemult Tuesday night. State police say 44-year-old Michelle Richards was driving a vehicle that hit another from behind. After the collision, Richards ran into the forest. The driver of...
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