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Highway 58 construction project begins

Construction on Highway 58 starts Friday and it won’t finish quickly. Crews will repair the Salt Creek Tunnel and four adjoining viaducts on Highway 58, which will last through this summer and next. Drivers can expect lane closures and delays, including a four-day closure June 4-8. There will also be weekly nighttime closures, according...
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Incumbents defeated for County Commissioner

Voters chose new blood for County Commissioner. Tom Mallams won the Republican nomination for Klamath County Commissioner Position 1, with 43 percent of the vote. Kelly Minty Morris was second, and incumbent Al Switzer third. For Position 3, incumbent Cheryl Hukill was defeated by Jim Bellet. Klamath Falls mayor Todd Kellstrom came in second....
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Lake of the Woods Races set for early June

Lake of the Woods Races will be June 2 from 8 a.m. to 12;30 p.m., with a 15K and a 5K. They’ll also have shorter races for the kids. Adults who run the 15K make a circle around the lake on paved highways. The 5K is an out-and-back course, also on paved roads. e-mail...
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Levy passes for City Schools

Voters said yes to a three year levy for Klamath Falls City Schools. The $2.67 million levy will generate $890,000 each year to fund additional teaching positions and buy new textbooks. Property owners in the district will see their property taxes go up about $50 a year on a $100,000 home.
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Two Sheriff candidates to hold runoff in November

Klamath County Sheriff Tim Evinger is not running for re-election, and a crowded field aimed to replace him. No candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote yesterday, so the top two candidates will have a runoff in November. That’s Frank Skrah versus Mike Angeli.
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State police make marijuana bust near Lakeview

LAKE COUNTY — Oregon State police say a traffic stop last Friday led to the seizure of over 60 pounds of marijuana. Officers pulled over 27-year old Brandon Ace Colby for a traffic violation on Highway 395 about four miles north of Lakeview. The pot was found inside, with an estimated value of $150,000....
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Drop boxes set up to receive ballots

Tuesday is the last day to turn in your ballot. It’s too late to mail it in, so you’ll have to take it to one of several drop boxes around Klamath Falls. Drop boxes are set up to receive ballots at spots including the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk’s office until 4 p.m., Chiloquin...
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Road work on Clover St begins

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Road work starts today on Clover Street. The City of Klamath Falls says crews will be working to seal cracks, and you may find short delays today through Thursday. Crews will be working between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
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Safe Routes to School program monitors school zones

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Health Department, Klamath Falls Police Department and Klamath Falls City Schools are teaming up to keep kids safe in school zones. Kids are encouraged to walk to school, and drivers and students are encouraged to watch out for one another. Unmarked police cars will be watching, often...
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Henley High continues its plant sale

The Henley High School FFA chapter has plants left over from last weekend’s Mother’s Day plant sale, and they’ll open up the greenhouse again this Friday from 3:30 to 6pm for anyone looking to brighten up the garden. They’ll have bedding plants, veggie starts, hanging baskets, patio bowls, and more.
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