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New power generator begins operation

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A ribbon cutting ceremony for a new hydroelectric power generator took place near A Canal Thursday. Klamath Irrigation District board of directors member Ross Fleming says this replaces the old facility which burned down in the 1950s. Audio: Klamath Irrigation District’s Ross Fleming The electricity will reduce KID’s electrical costs and...
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New power source to be dedicated today

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A hydroelectric facility in the Klamath Irrigation District’s C Canal will be dedicated today and the commissioner of the US Bureau of Reclamation, Michael Connor, is expected to be in town. It’s not open to the public. The generator is expected to power over a hundred homes.
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City Council member faces sexual abuse charge

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Klamath Falls City Council member is facing sexual abuse charges. 60-year old Gregory Alvin Taylor was arrested yesterday and accused of sexually abusing a boy under the age of 6. Taylor was booked into the Klamath County Jail and charged with first-degree sex abuse. He was being held in...
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Deputy to be honored 130 years later

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon law enforcement will honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty next week in Salem. The ceremony May 8 will honor Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy Samuel J. Lewis. It was only recenly discovered that in March 1882, Deputy Lewis was guarding a prisoner in the Klamath Falls...
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If elections are close, there will be a recount

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The May 15 primary is expected to be a close one. It’s a crowded field with 18 candidates aiming for four local offices, so this week Klamath County Clerk Linda Smith emailed the proper people this week to tell them to be prepared for a recount. Klamath County Sheriff has...
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Charges pending for man accused in Crescent Lake standoff

KLAMATH COUNTY — 26-year old Melody Mickel works at Rite Aid, and was kidnapped in the parking lot earlier this week. 28-year old Alberto Martinez then held Mickel hostage at a cabin at Crescent Lake, and that led to a standoff with the Oregon State police SWAT team. Martinez has been receiving medical treatment...
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Tulelake faces budget issues

TULELAKE, Calif. — The Tulelake city council this week talked about ways to close a $130,000 budget gap. Ideas include reducing pay to council members, and shutting off water and sewer service to customers with unpaid bills. Two full-time jobs could also be eliminated. Nothing has been finalized yet.
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Mazama High School hit by vandals

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Investigators are asking for help solving a vandalism case at Mazama High School. Vandals hit the school over the weekend and caused at least a thousand dollars worth of damage to an air conditioning unit, as well as electrical equipment, storage sheds and exhaust fans. Anyone with tips should call...
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Klamath Tribes to receive grant money

WASHINGTON — Money is coming to the Klamath Tribes. A $500,000 grant will help build a preschool education center. A news release from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says 88 families could be served by the 1,600-square foot center. Funds are part of the Indian Community Development Block Grant program.
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KCC agrees to terms with new President

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Community College and new president Roberto Gutierrez have agreed on a contract. Gutierrez will be paid $155,000 annually. As soon as the deal is signed, it will be released publicly. Outgoing President Gerald Hamilton’s retirement becomes effective June 30, and Gutierrez is expected to start about three weeks before...
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