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Man faces drug charges after Troopers find 107 pounds of pot

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A 23-year-old Central Oregon man stopped by state police is in custody after troopers found about 107 pounds of marijuana in his SUV after a traffic stop on Highway 97 near Collier Memorial State Park. A news release from the Oregon State Patrol says the street value of the drugs...
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Tulelake council members give salaries back

TULELAKE, Calif. — Faced with an ongoing budget crisis, Tulelake City Council members have agreed to donate part of their monthly salaries back to the city. Each council member is paid $250 per month, and four of the five agreed to send $100 of that back to the city through December. Council member Ron...
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Snowflake Festival Committee takes suggestions for a theme

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Snowflake Festival Committee meets Thursday to hone in on a festival theme and grand marshal for the parade. They’ll take suggestions, and talk about budget and advertising. The meeting is at noon at Peace Memorial Churh on south Sixth next to the Grocery Outlet. The next meeting will be...
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Commissioners approve funds for schools

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Commissioners Wednesday morning approved $2 million for Klamath County School District and $1.5 million for Klamath Falls City Schools in a meeting at the Government Center. The money will come from the Secure Rural Schools fund, known commonly as the road fund. Both Klamath Falls City Schools...
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Several in Klamath Falls receive prison sentences

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — District Attorney Edwin Caleb’s office says new prison sentences were handed down this week. Daniel Salazar was sentenced to 70 months in prison for violating his probation on Domestic Violence charges. 21-year old Matthew Xavier Kara gets 90 months in prison for an assault that caused serious physical injury to...
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Advanced tickets on sale for the fair in Tulelake

TULELAKE, Calif. — As the Tulelake Butte Valley Fair approaches, presale tickets are on sale at a discounted rate. They’ll also have a “Keeping The Dream Alive” benefit dinner on Saturday, June 30 at 6 p.m. California fairs lost 100 percent of its funding last year due to the state budget crisis and the...
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Local gas prices stay above the national average

HEATHROW, Fla. – AAA says the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline now is $3.76. Some of the highest prices in the country continue to be found on the west coast, with the average in Northern California at $4.20, but that’s down three cents from a week ago. In Yreka the average...
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Pedestrian seriously hurt after being hit on bike path

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon State Police are investigating a bicycle versus pedestrian accident that happened yesterday afternoon on the bike path in Klamath Falls near Shasta Way. Troopers say 57-year old Ralph Watah tried to pass the pedestrian, 66-year old Darwin Edwards, and the two collided. Edwards was taken by ambulance to Sky...
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Woman released from hospital after pedestrian accident

BEND, Ore. — The woman who was hit by a bus April 25 as she crossed a street in downtown Klamath Falls is out of the hospital. She had been receiving treatment at a hospital in Bend. The Basin Transit Service driver was cited in the accident.
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Modoc authorities still searching for missing man

ALTURAS, Calif. — The Modoc County Sheriff’s office says it’s still searching for a man reported missing in March. 36-year old Dewey Dink McGarva’s vehicle was found abandoned on County Road 1 just north of Cedarville, Calif. He’s described in a press release as Native American, about 5-11 and 175 pounds, with a tattoo...
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