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Lawmakers Consider Biodiesel Bus Exception

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Requiring that school buses use biofuels seems like a really great idea… if you’re in Portland, where it rarely snows in the winter. If you’re in Lake County where temps can fall below zero? Not such a great thing. State Senator Doug Whitsett says biodiesel fuels gel and coagulate, stopping up...
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California Jobs Numbers Improve

Klamath Falls, Ore.– In Siskiyou County… 11.2 percent of employable workers are looking for a job… that’s down from 12.4 percent in February. Modoc County also saw a drop to 10.4 percent unemployed… an improvement from 11.1 percent in February. State-wide, California’s unemployment is 6.5 percent. Both counties added some jobs during the month...
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Oregon Flags to Honor Slain Deputy

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Flags at public buildings in Oregon will be flown at half-staff on Sunday in honor of a Coos County Deputy who died in the line of duty earlier this week. Deputy Gil Datan was patrolling some timer lands in a rural area, when the ATV he was riding flipped over and...
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Not So Pretty: Operation Prom Night

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Some local high school students got a heaping dose of reality yesterday in the form of a mock prom night wreck. The kids got to see the devastation first-hand as paramedics and police worked a bloody made-up accident scene at Mazama High School’s football stadium. The annual Operation Prom Night demonstration...
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Family Fishing event in Grants Pass

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Enjoy a day of fishing at the Family Fishing event Saturday, May 2 at Reinhart Volunteer Park Pond in Grants Pass from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The pond is stocked with rainbow trout, including 200 in the 12 to 14-inch range that will be stocked the day before the...
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Budget Meeting Outreach

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Oregon Legislature’s Ways and Means Committee— the guys who decide how much state money to spend on what… they’ll be in Klamath Falls Friday evening, conducting hearings. According to a press release from Oregon Tech, this is a chance to tell decision makers that you want them to spend more...
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Grant Nets Fire Fighters New Radio Equipment

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Fire District One recently received $13,500 dollars worth of new radio equipment, but only had to pay about $800 for the whole lot. That’s because, according to information from the Fire District, Firefighter David Chung applied for a Homeland Security Grant that covered about 94% of the cost of...
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Fire Severely Damages Business

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Fire broke out at an industrial building on Airway Drive Wednesday afternoon. When crews arrived at Superior Fence at around 3:30, flames could be seen coming out of the roof of a building. Investigators say the blaze likely started in a powder coating booth at the back of the building, but...
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City Officials Want Your Budget Ideas

Let’s say the city of Klamath Falls gave you $500 to spend. How would you spend it? City officials really want to know, and they’ve posted the question on Open City Hall. They can’t please all of the people all of the time… but they hope that this exercise will give them some ideas on what...
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Oregon Tops in Sportiness

Oregon ranks number 5 in the list of the nation’s top ten sportiest states. According to survey site, Oregon is one of the top states when it comes to stressing the importance of physical play. The state ranked 6th for miles run per capita, and fourth for the number of workers who bike or...
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