Fisheries managers decide on ecosystem input

PORTLAND, Ore. — Fishing season and catch quota decisions will rely on an ecosystem approach going forward. That is according to plan by federal fisheries managers for the West Coast after a meeting on Tuesday. The group decided to rely on regular scientific reports about the health of the ocean. Meeting in Portland, the Pacific...
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Man wanted in Basin shooting case arrested

DOS PALOS, Calif. — Authorities in Merced County have arrested the man wanted for a shooting case in Klamath Falls. 27-year-old Leland Thomas Nicholson Jr. surrendered following a brief standoff with Merced County Sheriff’s deputies Monday. Nicholson’s arrest came a day after police took his 36-year-old half-sister, Rebecca Paz, into custody, according to the Merced...
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Chiloquin woman rescued on Mount Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — A Chiloquin woman who went missing on Mount Ashland has been found. The Medford Mail Tribune reports that 52-year-old Carol Koon spent the night in a horse corral and was able to get service on her cellphone Monday morning, as the search party had grown to an aircraft, snow machines and about...
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Red Cross says donate blood for Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month and Jennifer Collins with the American Red Cross has a recommendation for how to celebrate. American Red Cross Donor Recruitment Representative Jennifer Collins Donating blood over an hour can save up to three lives. The Red Cross runs its blood drives and other activities largely with volunteers. She says making...
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Governor appoints new Klamath Co. district attorney

MEDFORD, Ore. — A former Jackson County attorney general candidate and current Oregon Liqouor Control Commission appointee will be the new Klamath County D.A. Gov. John Kitzhaber chose former state Rep. Rob Patridge to be Klamath County’s new district attorney. Patridge worked as a deputy district attorney for three years in the 1990s. He...
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Budget committee to visit Ashland, 5 other cities for input

SALEM, Ore. — Members of the Ways and Means Committee will travel the state seeking public input for future budget plans. The budget committee of the Oregon Legislature will hear from the public starting April 12. They’ll visit Eugene, Ashland, Bend, Hermiston, Portland, and Tillamook, wrapping up on April 25. Lawmakers must approve a two-year...
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Interior Department recommends full removal of Klamath River dams

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior recommends full removal of all four dams on the Klamath River and nearly $1 billion should be spent on environmental restoration. That is according to the department’s Final Environmental Impact Statement and an announcement on Thursday. The next step is congressional action. According to a news release,...
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Measure to tax cigarettes at county level heads to Senate

SALEM, Ore. — By a narrow margin, the Oregon House has voted to let counties tax cigarettes. The final tally was 31-29 Thursday. The measure now heads to the Senate. Tobacco taxes are currently the exclusive authority of the state. Proponents say the bill would help struggling counties raise revenue while discouraging smoking. Critics say...
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Shooting victim dies, Person of interest now suspect

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – One of the two victims in a Sunday shooting has died. 28-year-old Terry Dwight Entriken was pronounced dead on Wednesday morning according to the Oregon Department of Justice’s Jeff Manning. He was found outside an apartment on Sunday when police responded to a 911 call. Earlier this week, authorities named a...
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Volunteer of the Year nominations due Monday

Nominations for the Klamath County Volunteer of the Year Awards are due on Monday at noon. Entry forms are available at the United Way or can be sent by e-mail fax or mail, according to the People’s Choice Awards chairperson Marla Edge. Entry forms are also available through this link.  According to the nomination form, the...
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