Road Construction Begins in June

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Road construction gets underway in early June on Highway 39. Crews will resurface a little more than 5 miles of the roadway west of Merrill. And watch out for surveyers next week on Highway 140 near Lake of the Woods. They’ll be taking measurements for some work that’ll be done later...
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Tornado Touches Down in Idaho

Boise, ID– The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down Idaho Wednesday evening. It was in the Eastern part of the state about 10 miles northwest of American Falls and stayed on the ground for about 20 minutes. It was a small one, but traveled several miles. No damage or injuries were reported.
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Man Arrested for Vandalizing Businesses, Park

Klamath Falls, Ore– Klamath Falls Police arrested a man early Wednesday morning, after they saw him use a hammer to break the window of a building downtown. 30-year old Chad Potter is suspected of causing thousands of dollars of damage at several business and city buildings in the downtown area, as well as at...
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Iron Owl Challenge Comes to Basin

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Iron Owl Challenge comes to the Klamath Basin this weekend. College kids from U of O, Oregon Tech, the Air Force Academy and a group of local veterans will all compete in physical, mental, and marksmanship challenges. The events take place at OIT and the Sportsman Park in Keno. Spectators are...
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Water Agreement Introduced in Senate

Washington– The Upper Klamath Basin Comprehensive Agreement made its way to the US Senate yesterday. Oregon Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, introduced the bill yesterday according to a press release. If passed, the water use agreement that took months to draft and negotiate among a...
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Mendez Arrested

Chase Leads to Wreck, Arrest

Klamath Falls, Ore.–A 20-year old man from Malin was arrested Tuesday night after fleeing from a police stop. Damian Alvarez Mendez was pulled over on Spring Lake Road for a routine traffic stop, but a license check showed the man was wanted an outstanding warrant. When the Trooper asked Mendez to get out of...
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Man Arrested, Charged for Child Rape

Klamath Falls, Ore.– 30-year old Corey Elijah Flemming was arrested last week, charged with raping a young girl last January. Investigators say Flemming knew the victim. He’s being held on 100-thousand dollars bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for next Tuesday.
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Camping Options for the Memorial Day Weekend

Yreka, Calif.– You still have some camping options if you’re thinking about taking advantage of the warming weather. The Klamath National Forest Service says most campgrounds are now open, though camping sites fill up quickly. Most campgrounds at Goosenest Ranger District and Happy Camp/Oak Knoll are also open. You can reserve a site at...
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Lake County Commissioners Keep Their Seats

Taking a look at Lake County election results from last night… Dan Shoun will keep his seat on the County Commission. He got 72% of the vote against Kenny LaPlant. Ken Kostner won a close race against Cindi Nolan for commissioner position 3. She pulled 46% of the vote, with Kostner getting 53%. Those...
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5-year Tax Levy for Emergency Services Gets Narrow Victory

18-96 5yr Option Tax for Emerg Dispatch Services Vote For 1 (WITH 43 OF 43 PRECINCTS COUNTED) Yes 5,302 52.10 No 4,875 47.90 Total 10,177 Over Votes 2 Under Votes 380
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