USDA Considering GMO Taters

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The USDA is taking public comments as it considers a genetically modified potato that is blight resistant, and doesn’t get black bruises as easily. USDA officials say it also has lower sugar levels. Earlier this year the USDA approved a genetically modified apple that doesn’t turn brown after it’s cut.
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Keno Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A motorcycle accident claimed the life of a Keno man Sunday afternoon. The single-vehicle wreck happened at about 2:30 PM on Keno Worden Road, near the intersection with Overland Drive. According to witnesses, the man died at the scene. Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies have not yet released the victim’s name. The...
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Food Preservation Course Offered

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center is offering a 40-hour certification course in home food preservation to begin May 14 with an orientation from 1:00-3:00. Participants receive in-depth training in food safety, freezing, canning, dehydrating, pickling, etc. Classes are taught by OSU faculty and trained volunteers and include food labs and...
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Wildfire: Stop the Spread this Weekend

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Saturday is National Wildfire Community Preparedness day. The state fire marshal’s office is asking you to take some time over the weekend to go through your yard, your neighborhood, and your community, do find ways you can help to minimize the risk of a wildfire. Some of the things you can...
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Chase Leads to Arrest

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A high speed chase ended in a wreck Wednesday night after Oregon State Troopers tried stopping a man who blew through a stop sign off of Highway 97 in Gilchrist. Troopers say the driver sped up when they saw the blue lights, then wrecked trying to turn onto a gravel road. According to...
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BLM Unveils Options for Managing O-and-C Forestlands

PORTLAND, Ore. – Groups are lining up for and against five possible alternatives for managing 2.6 million acres of Western Oregon forests known as the O&C lands. The Bureau of Land Management is updating the 20-year-old Northwest Forest Plan. To timber industry groups, the complex options boil down to one key point – how...
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Man Arrested for Domestic Violence After Police Pursuit

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Klamath Falls man is in jail after attacking his wife, then leading deputies on a high speed chase. Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah says 27-year old Joseph Coffin is charged with strangling his wife. As cops arrived, he took off trying to get away. After a short pursuit, Skrah says...
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Klamath County Sheriff Joins Chorus of Dissent

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah is adding his voice to the several others speaking out against gun-grab legislation being considered in Salem. Skrah sent a statement to the media saying it isn’t Big Brother’s business to know who owns a firearm. Several Sheriffs in Oregon testified in Salem recently, saying that...
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Missing: U.S. Sailor was in Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Police say a Hermiston man reported as missing, deserted from the Navy. 23-year old Dealand Wyse has been missing since last Thursday. He was supposed to  report for duty in Silverdale, Washington on Tuesday. But he was a no-show. His cell phone was found near Brawny Burger in Klamath Falls, and police think...
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Hit & Run Leads to Power Outage

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Power was knocked out for some residents in the area of Freight Road and Clover Creek Road at around 3:30 PM Wednesday, after witnesses say a Jeld-Wen truck pulling a trailer backed into a power pole… then left the scene. The collision damaged lines, and sent sparks to the ground below,...
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