Man Wanted in Klamath County Arrested Near Tigard

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A man wanted in Klamath County for failing to appear in court on misdemeanor charges has been arrested near Tigard. Citizens in the area reported a man hitchhiking and falling into traffic yesterday afternoon along I-5. When State Police responded, they were able to confirm that man was 38-year old Tony...
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Open Burn Window Dates Announced

As allowed by the Klamath County Air Quality Ordinance, the 2014 Fall Open Burn Window within the Klamath County Air Quality Zone will start on Friday, October 25, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. and will end Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm.  Public Health requirements for clean air are: 1. The Air Quality Advisory must be “GREEN”. Find out the daily advisory by calling 541-882-BURN (2876), or check online...
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Wanted: Reserve Officers

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath Falls Police Department is currently accepting volunteer Reserve Officer Applications for the 2015 Reserve Academy that begins January 3, 2015. To be eligible, you need to be a United States Citizen or be able to obtain citizenship within 18 months of being hired, and at least 21 years of...
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Unemployment Down Slightly in Lake, Klamath Counties

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Unemployment fell slightly in both Lake and Klamath Counties for the month of September. Both counties saw about a 2-tenths of a percent drop in unemployment last month. Lake County added ten jobs in September, bring it’s unemployment rate to 9-point-3 percent. Klamath County added more than 300 jobs last month,...
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Siskiyou County Turns Down Drug-Enforcement Grant

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Siskiyou County’s Board of Supervisors have turned down an opportunity to receive a 220-thousand dollar grant to help with drug enforcement. Sheriff Jon Lopey asked the Board to approve receiving the grant for the Siskiyou County-Wide Interagency Narcotics Task Force, according to a report in the Siskiyou Daily. But the grant...
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The Phone Scams that Won’t Die

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Despite all the attention it’s getting recently, fraudsters are still working overtime to try pulling one over on you with a simple phone call. Several folks in the Basin have reported receiving phone calls recently from someone claiming to be from the IRS, insisting that you owe back taxes and asking you...
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Road Closures in Fremont-Winema National Forest

Lakeview, Ore.– Starting today… Forest Service Road 28 on the Fremont-Winema National Forest will be closed while a culvert is being removed to complete a fish passage project. The project is on Thomas Creek in the Cox Flat area, also known as Dairy Creek Road, about 30 miles south west of Paisley 22 miles northwest of...
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Gas Prices Down

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Gas prices are in free-fall in much of the country… though  the Klamath Basin isn’t participating as robustly as others. Nation-wide, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.09 a gallon. In Klamath County, it’s averaging 3.35 a gallon, and nearly $3.50 in Lakeview. The state average of $3.36…...
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Five Injured in Two-Car Wreck on Main Street

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Five people were injured in a two-car wreck that shut down Main Street in Klamath Falls for about an hour Sunday evening. According to Officer Amy Reichlin with the Klamath Falls Police Department, one car ran a red light at the intersection at 11th street, striking a truck… causing it to...
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New Sporting Goods Retailer Headed to the Basin

Klamath Falls, Ore.– There are plans to bring a new sporting goods store headed to the Basin. Sportsman’s Warehouse has posted information on its website outlining plans to open a new store on Avalon street next Spring. This would be the chain’s sixth Oregon location. According to a press release, the Klamath Falls location...
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