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Planning Commission plans zoning hearing

The Klamath Falls Planning Commission is having a public hearing this summer to consider subdividing land on the southwest corner of the intersection of Highway 97, Highway 140, and Highway 66. A proposal would section 46 acres of commerical land into 18 lots. The hearing will be Monday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m. in...
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Fire season begins ahead of the holiday weekend

KLAMATH COUNTY — Fire officials in Klamath and Lake Counties will officially declare fire season beginning this Friday on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in the Klamath-Lake District. Walker Range Fire Protective Association beginning today, affecting all private, county, state forestlands, and BLM lands east and west of Highway 97 in...
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Water shortage anticipated for irrigators

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Bureau of Reclamation forecast predicts a water shortage this summer. A new report that came out yesterday says there will be a water shortage of about 70,000 acre-feet on the Klamath Reclamation Project. In years where drought is not a factor, the Project uses 400,000 acre-feet or more. Public...
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Probation violations lead to jail time

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — 27-year old Cody Lawrence Dupont is headed back to prison for probation violations. Dupont was on probation for Theft in the first degree and Meth charges. District Attorney Ed Caleb’s office says he violated his probation by using drugs, failing to report, changing residences without permission, and new criminal activity....
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Woman taken to jail after a domestic dispute

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — 32-year old Bambi Vera Lee Ann Garcia is accused of assaulting her girlfriend at her home. Garcia faces charges of first-degree burglary, strangulation and fourth-degree assault after an incident Sunday. The victim was treated and released at Sky Lakes Medical Center.
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Raw milk’s benefits weighed against the risks

The Oregon Dairy Farmers Association plans to meet this summer with legislators, producers and perhaps state agriculture officials to talk about possibly cracking down on sales of unpasteurized milk in Oregon. An e. coli outbreak last month was traced to a Wilsonville farm and 20 people became sick. At least two children could face...
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Black bear tranquilized and moved

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A wildlife biologist with the Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife shot a black bear with a tranquilizer dart yesterday. The bear had been roaming near the southern part of the Klamath Falls airport yesterday morning, and was seen roaming on farm land south of Klamath Falls over the weekend....
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Human-caused fired 70 percent contained

LAKE COUNTY — The Hickey Fire, eight miles east of Lakeview just off Hwy 140, is 70 percent contained now, according to a news release from the Fremont Winema National Forest. Fire crews are still working on the hot spots. The fire was human caused, and ignited last Wednesday on the Crane Creek Ranch....
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Road temporarily closed

Forest Service Road 3870 that runs along Cottonwood Reservoir on the Lakeview District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest is temporarily closed. The snow melt has left water running across it, and it will be closed until Forest’s road crews can repair the damaged culvert. The forest says any visitors should use caution and respect...
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Another softball team van hit by thieves

PORTLAND, Ore. — The OIT softball team is not alone. Thieves hit another softball team’s van at Delta Park in North Portland over the weekend. This time the suspects took $6,500 worth of property including laptops and other personal belongings, from the Grays Harbor College softball team. Thieves broke into the OIT van back...
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