Kinetic Challenge races Saturday

Story by Cory Edmondson Even the Grinch will enjoy the Klamath Kinetic Challenge. This year’s is the eighth edition of the challenge and it has a Dr. Seuss theme. Supreme organizer Dawn Jennings says human-powered vehicles and sculptures will be tested on an all-terrain course. Other than awards given to winners in the race,...
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Injured hiker airlifted and in hospital

PRINEVILLE, Ore. — A hiker is in the hospital after breaking her leg. 48-year-old Julie Packard was hiking in Central Oregon when she fell and broke her leg. Crook County sheriff’s Sgt. James Savage says deputies as well as county search and rescue teams responded Thursday to a report that she was injured about...
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Man dies in Highway 97 accident

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A 56-year old-man died Thursday morning in a traffic accident on Highway 97 north of Klamath Falls. State police say a 1978 pickup was headed south near milepost 270 when it veered across the road and hit a concrete barrier. The man died at the scene. Troopers are investigating whether...
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Crews to fix Chiloquin railroad tracks

Drivers in Chiloquin Monday may find traffic delays. The railroad crossing at the main entrance to Chiloquin from the west, will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. so crews can work on repairing the railroad tracks. A detour will be set up north of Chiloquin off...
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DA releases recent sentences

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — 29-year old Jedadya Tamrin River Gerguson was sentenced this week to the maximum, after being found guilty in May of intentionally burning an infant. District Attorney Ed Caleb says in a news release, Gerguson will spend 20 years behind bars. The case involved the 10-month old son of his fiance...
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Local woman wants to name an unnamed section of highway

Klamath County resident Karen Poole suggested an unnamed mountain pass along Highway 140 have a name, and that will be officially considered at an upcoming meeting. The suggestion for the section of roadway is High Lakes Pass. The Oregon Geographic Names Board will consider the proposal at a meeting on June 23 in Burns.
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Cocaine charges for man in Ashland traffic stop

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — A traffic stop near Ashland Tuesday led to a Seattle man’s arrest on drug charges. 46-year-old Gerald Keith Riggins (pictured) was the passenger in his vehicle with California plates when it was stopped around 9 a.m. An Oregon State Police trooper found three-fourths of a pound of cocaine in Riggins’ possession....
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Dogs lead charge against cancer

Story by Cory Edmondson Relay for Life is a month away, but people – and dogs – are getting ready for the event this weekend. Audio: Full story – Viewing the Basin’s Cory Edmondson The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Klamath County is focused to honor cancer survivors and to raise funds...
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Rare fox possibly spotted in Oregon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A rare mountain fox has been caught on camera in Oregon. The fox isn’t well known in Oregon, but is in California. Scientists will look for DNA samples to confirm it is the Sierra Nevada red fox – one of the rarest mammals in North America. The last hard evidence...
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Dog left for dead at Southern Oregon clinic

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — A gruesome scene at a Southern Oregon animal clinic when a 2-year-old dog was found bloody and tied to the porch. Now the dog’s survival is dependant on his jaw staying wired together. A veternarian told the Mail Tribune that the dog is eating watered-down food though. Rogue River police...
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