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Construction project could affect traffic beginning Monday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath Pacific Companies has announced that starting Monday, April 16, a construction project will start on Altamont Drive. The street will be under construction from Hilyard St to Cannon St, and the orange cones will be up through nearly the end of August.
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VFW to host band next Saturday

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The VFW Pelican Post 1383 will be hosting the band “The Bootleg Band” from Bonanza on Saturday April 21st starting at 8pm. The VFW says they play country and southern style rock like ZZ Top, CCR and Hank Williams Jr. It’s a free 21 and older show that is open...
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New numbers show promise for farmers

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Farmers and ranchers in Klamath County had a good year last year, grossing $283.7 million. That’s up $56 million from 2010. The full allotment of water along with strong commodity prices get the credit. The OSU Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center says hay, alfalfa and cattle especially, continue to...
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State’s poet laureate has ties to Klamath Falls

SALEM, Ore. – Paulann Petersen gets another two-year term as Oregon’s poet laureate. Governor John Kitzhaber made the appointment yesterday. Petersen is a native Oregonian and lived in Klamath Falls for several years. Petersen is just the second woman to have the title, and Oregon’s sixth poet laureate since 1921.
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Highway 140 to be the focus of a speed campaign

SOUTHERN OREGON – Watch out on Highway 140. Oregon Dept of Transportation stats show the Highway 140 Lake of the Woods Safety Corridor has a higher percentage of crashes than most Oregon highways, and officers will be cracking down on speeders.
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Air Quality recommendations made before Commissioners

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath Air Quality Advisory committee has made its recommendations to meet federal air quality standards by 2014. That includes increasing the monitoring of woodstove and fireplace use, and reducing the number of open burning days. The committee has asked for a commitment of support from county commissioners by the...
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Pilot Travel wants a bigger sign

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – On Monday the Klamath Falls City Council will consider a request by Pilot Travel Center to post a sign that’s not in compliance with the standard sign ordinance. Pilot Travel Center wants to increase the allowable square footage of the sign from 80 square feet to 101 square feet, and...
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Fair offers chance to recycle technology

TULELAKE, Ore. – The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair is having a Go-Green event that will recycle electronics like old TVs and LCD screens, computer monitors and towers, plus copiers, calculators, cell phones, telephones, and more. Electronics can be dropped off at the Tulelake-Butte Valley fairgrounds May 24-25 between 8am and 5pm, or on May 26...
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Man sentenced for probation violation

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – 30-year old Daniel James Bryant has been sentenced to 34 months in prison for violating his probation. Bryant was on probation for first degree burglary and possession of meth. Bryant was sentenced for failing to report to his probation officer and failing to register as a sex offender.
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Local elementary school wins the lottery…sort of

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Joseph Conger Elementary in Klamath Falls is one of 10 Southern Oregon schools that’s hundreds of dollars richer. During the annual Scratch-It For Schools Lottery Event, the schools and their partners scratched as many lottery tickets as they could in 5 minutes. The school scratched off $895 in winnings, and...
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