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Klamath County improves when it comes to drug overdoses

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon State Medical Examiner released stats Thursday that show an increase in illegal drug overdose deaths in the state. Jackson county had one of the largest percentage increases of any Oregon county.Klamath County had no drug-related deaths last year, down from six in 2010. Overall, there were 240 total drug...
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Klamath County struggles with obesity

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The national County Health Rankings and Roadmaps project says in the past year, obesity has become a bigger problem in Klamath County, and the number of children living in poverty increased by two points. Klamath County ranks 31st out of 33 counties in the report. On the bright side, more...
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Klamath Falls bank selling to Seattle company

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Seattle-based Washington Federal Inc. is acquiring Klamath Falls-based South Valley Bancorp Inc. The Oregonian says the merger agreement would make Washington Federal Oregon’s seventh-largest bank by deposits. Regulators and South Valley shareholders would have to approve the deal, but Washington Federal expects it to close during the third quarter of...
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Citizens for Safe Schools to host benefit show

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Citizens for Safe Schools, 92.5 KLAD and CASA are hosting Country Music Recording Artist and Youth Advocate Jimmy Wayne in two weeks. Proceeds from the benefit performance support court appointed special advocates and youth mentoring. Tickets went on sale Monday, and the show is April 24. Tickets can be purchased...
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Tulelake Butte Valley Fair continues without state help

TULELAKE, Cal. – The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair has picked its theme for this year. They’ll use “Keeping the Dream Alive,” as the fair celebrates its’ 61st anniversary, September 6-9th. Long term funding solutions are still uncertain for the fair, and this marks the first year that the fair will get no funding from the...
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Alturas to host a Support Rural America Sheriffs Event

ALTURAS, Cal. – The Support Rural America Sheriffs’ Events are going on the road. The next meeting of Constitutional Sheriffs will be in Alturas with Modoc County Sheriff Mike Poindexter hosting the event on Saturday, April 21st at the Casino Convention Center in Alturas at 2pm. Special guest is Wyoming private property rights attorney...
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Lakeview faces school budget crisis

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Daly Middle School in Lakeview may close. The Lake County School District No. 7 is considering the move to close a projected budget gap. The school sits right next to Lakeview High school and closing it could save the district $83,000 a year. The total budget gap is about $380,000. Other...
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Henley High School instructor arrested

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A Reserve Officers’ Training Corps instructor at a Klamath Falls high school was arrested yesterday. 63-year old Kenneth Gardner faces accusations he sexually abused a female student. Oregon State police say the charges relate to a juvenile at Henley High School sometime during this school year. Gardner has resigned his...
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Snowpack improves at Crater Lake

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – After another four and a half inches of snow between Sunday and Monday, the snowpack at Crater Lake National park is up above average. The amount on the ground now has reached 135 inches while the average for this time of year is 121 inches. The total accumulated snowfall though...
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Open enrollment period wraps up

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The open enrollment period has closed, and Klamath County schools stand to gain students. The Klamath County school district received 110 applications during the open enrollment period, which is more than twice the number of students wanting to transfer into Klamath Falls City Schools.
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