Timber payments continue

WASHINGTON — Timber payments have been a vital revenue stream for many Oregon counties including Klamath, and the end of them would have put a serious financial strain on budgets. But members of Congress have passed the one-year extension of the timber payments as part of a national transportation bill. Congress also authorized the...
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State Police start drunk driving crackdown

Oregon State Police troopers, county deputies and city police officers are stepping up enforcement efforts to catch drunk drivers of the Fourth of July holiday. Oregon is part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign through Sunday July 8. Oregon State police say the official holiday period starts 6 p.m., Tuesday. Suspected...
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City looks to fill vacancies

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — When Klamath Falls CIty Council member Greg Taylor resigned amid accusations of sexual misconduct, that created a vacancy on the council in Ward III. The council is accepting letters of interest now from those who live in Ward III and want to fill the vacancy. There is also a city...
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Apartments fined for failing to disclose lead paint

A news release from the Environmental Protection Agency shows two apartment complexes failed to warn residents about the possible presence of lead-based paint. The affected complexes are Cimarron Apartments, 1920 Arthur St., and Maverick Apartments, 220 N. Fourth St. The apartments have settled with the EPA and will pay a $24,600 fine.
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Pipeline debate continues

Debate continues over the pros and cons of a $1.8 billion gas pipeline that would run from Klamath County to Coos Bay. Developers say the proposed Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline would bring millions of dollars in taxes, plus jobs and other economic benefits. Those against it say the pipeline would have a negative impact...
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Council member files to run again

Incumbent Councilman Bud Hart has officially filed to run for Klamath Falls City Council, Ward 2. Hart was first elected to office in the late 1980s. The deadline to file is August 28, and anyone interested in applying should contact City Recorder Elisa Olson at 500 Klamath Avenue to get the filing forms.
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Klamath Idol contest starts tonight

For the last two years, the Oregon Institute of Technology has held a summer music series. The school brings bands to the Basin throughout June, July and August. With past years showing success, Thursday night kicks off the third season with the return of the Klamath Idol contest. That is OIT Student Activities Coordinator...
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Timber payments could come back

WASHINGTON — Many Oregon counties have been struggling since timber payments expired last year. Now a one-year extension of the federal timber payments has been included in a transportation bill that has already received approval from bipartisan leadership in the House and Senate. Both chambers still have to vote on the bill, but if...
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Drivers ticketed for topping 100 mph

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Four drivers that were part of a road rally that originated in Las Vegas were caught speeding in Oregon. The four were traveling at speeds of up to 117 mph, according to Oregon State police. The drivers that were part of the Bullrun rally were seen speeding in Klamath County...
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Work continues by Conger school; McKinley and 11th

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Public Works has crews working on the road in front of Conger school this week. It doesn’t have much of an impact on the regular flow of traffic in that area, but it does impact access to Conger school. The refinishing project lasts through Thursday. Work Also Affects McKinley The...
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