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House passes bill to extend subsidies for Oregon timber

SALEM, Ore. — The U.S. House has passed a bill that includes a one-year extension of federal subsidies for local timber counties. Oregon counties are getting around $100 million under the extension of the now expired Secure Rural Schools program. The money was attached to a bill that would avoid an impending shutdown of...
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The Jesse Goergen Crew wins Texaco Country Showdown State Final

FLORENCE, Ore. — The Jessie Goergen Crew won the state title and $1,000 in the Texaco Country Showdown Oregon State Final. Three Rivers Casino showcased acts which had won throughout the state. The Jessie Goergen Crew will move on and compete in the West Regional Final at Three Rivers Casino in Florence and from...
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Man found dead in Chemult identified as missing Bend man

CHEMULT, Ore. — The man that was found dead in Chemult has been identified as the missing man from Bend. Jonathan Sullivan-Shipley was found by a hunter in his car. Sullivan-Shipley had perished in a fire inside the vehicle, and authorities say that some sort of accelerant was used. The death was determined to...
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Kelley Minty-Morris explores run for County Commissioner

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Kelley Minty Morris is looking into a another run for Klamath County Commissioner. She came in second in a four way race for Commissioner in 2012. Minty Morris’s announcement followes news that Commissioner Dennis Linthicum might run for Congress in 2014. Kelley Minty Morris currently works as the Communications and...
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Livestock being moved out of the forest

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Fremont-Winema National Forest authorities want you to know that ranchers will be moving their livestock out of the forest to other locations through late October. Forest Service officials also want the public to know that this is happening forest-wide, and you should be cautious when nearing any round-up activity...
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The public invited to make comments on new legistlatve session

SALEM, Ore. — Members of the public are invited speak to key state lawmakers on Thursday and Friday about the issues to be considered in a special session of the Legislature. Thursday’s hearing begins at 2:15pm. The public will be allowed to weigh in after lawmakers question experts, and Friday’s hearing begins with more...
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Four people injured in head on collision in Chemult

CHEMULT, Ore, — Four people were injured yesterday afternoon after a crash on Highway 97 near Chemult. 75 year old Marilyn Christian from Klamath Falls was traveling north on Highway 97 when she crossed the center line and crashed into a Ford F-150 pulling a travel trailer. Marilyn and her husband Albert, as well...
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Commercial truck driver found dead in his truck in Chemult

CHEMULT, Ore. — A commercial truck driver was found dead in his truck in Chemult yesterday morning. Oregon State Police were sent out to the Pilot Travel Center truck stop in Chemult a little before 11am after the company the man worked for called police to tell them he hadn’t reported for work. OSP...
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Unemployment numbers are down in Klamath and Lake counties

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The numbers for unemployment are out for Klamath County, and the situation has improved slightly. Klamath County unemployment has dropped from 11.6 percent last August to 10.9 percent this August. Lake County has also a drop going from 12.8 percent last year, to 12 percent this year. A dozen counties...
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Enterprise Irrigation District is sutting down irrigation water tomorrow

KLAMATH FALLS. Ore. — Enterprise Irrigation District is going to be shutting down all deliveries of irrigation water tomorrow. The shut down comes 5 days earlier than normal watering years. The staff of Enterprise Irrigation has said that all agricultural crops and other watered plants have been satisfied, and the shut offs are in...
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