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Bank announces layoffs

MEDFORD, Ore. – PremierWest Bank has announced layoffs in the coming weeks. The bank announced in January it would close 11 branches in Southern Oregon and Northern California, and last month announced plans to sell two of the Northern California branches facing closure to Klamath Falls-based Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union. It’s expected the...
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Irrigators will get more water than initially expected

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released its 2012 Operations Plan for the Klamath Project and the picture is much brighter than it was earlier this year. Project irrigation water supply from Upper Klamath Lake from April 1 through September 30 is expected to be 80 percent of average. The Bureau...
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Rip City Riders event to be considered by city council

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Rip City Riders have an event planned July 12 – 15, and the Klamath Falls Parks Advisory Board will consider related requests at their meeting Thursday. Rip City Riders want exclusive use of Veteran’s Memorial Park with a beer and wine Garden; and access from Veteran’s Park to a Distilled...
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Drug sentence handed down

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – 46-year old Casey Landon Stuve, has been sentenced to over five and a half years in prison for drug related crimes including Delivery of Controlled Substances with substantial quantities and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. District Attorney Ed Caleb’s office says Stuve has a history of drug activity including...
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Moore park event to be considered this week

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Cascade Civil War Society has the “Battle at Moore Park” event coming up July 27 through July 29, and the Park Advisory board will consider related requests at their meeting this Thursday, April 12. They’d like a city code waiver request to permit horses overnight during that three-day period,...
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State investigates local show for possible Equal Time violation

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Equal time must be provided to both sides in a political race, and the Secretary of State’s Elections Division looking into a complaint in Klamath County that, that didn’t happen on “This Week in Klamath County,” hosted by Joe Spendolini. It’s filmed with county equipment and airs on the county’s...
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Transportation plan to be discussed Monday at City Council meeting

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – On Monday there will be a Joint City Council – Planning Commission meeting discuss the Transportation System Plan. The Public Works Director and Community Development Director will give reports, and a public hearing will follow. The meeting is set for Monday at 6:30pm in the City Council Chambers, 500 Klamath...
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Fremont Winema National Forest sees closures

FREMONT WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST, Ore. – The entire Lake of the Woods Resort at the Fremont Winema National Forest is closed for the month of April to prepare for the upcoming summer season. And because of recent rains, the forest has closed the meadow at the Great Meadow Sno-Park to over-snow vehicle use.
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KCC picks new President

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath Community College has its new President. Dr. Roberto Gutierrez was one of more than twenty applicants, and one of two finalists. He was offered the position earlier this week and immediately accepted. Contract negotiations are underway now, and once that is complete Gutierrez will be in line to take...
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Lack of snowpack closes Sno-Park

GREAT MEADOW SNOW PARK, Ore. – The Fremont-Winema National Forest has closed the meadow at the Great Meadow Sno-Park to over-snow vehicle use. The Sno-Park is 35 miles west of Klamath Falls on Highway 140. Recent heavy rains melted the snowpack, and standing water freezes overnight which makes it too treacherous for over-snow vehicles.
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