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Cause of brush fire is investigated

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A brush fire yesterday afternoon didn’t cause damage to any structures, but burned about 3/4 of an acre of grass. The fire happened off Anderson Road alongside the railroad tracks behind Henderson Millworks. The exact cause of the fire isn’t known, but is being investigated.
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Two projects compete for grant priority

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The appraisal approved this week by the Klamath Falls City Council is a step toward buying the undeveloped subdivision overlooking the Link River Canyon known as North Conger Heights. It would be developed as a trail viewpoint. The North Conger Heights project is still competing with the Lake Ewauna trail...
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Snowflake committee is planning this year’s Festival

The Snowflake Festival Committee meets today at noon at Peace Memorial Church. On the agenda for the meeting, discussion about the festival’s theme and logo, budget and advertising, and who might be the Grand Marshal for the parade. The 2012 Snowflake Festival happens December 1 through 9. The next meeting will happen May 10.
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Governor signs education bills into law

SALEM, Ore. – Governor Kitzhaber has signed an education measure that will require school districts, community colleges and universities to sign achievement compacts with the state. Another combines various programs involved in early childhood education. Both are now law and take immediate effect.
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County Treasurer’s race has three candidates

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The county treasurer’s race has become more crowded. Klamath County CFO Jason Link has filed, and realtor Carl Pfeiffer withdrew as a Klamath County Sheriff candidate to run for treasurer. Retired accountant Neil Baldwin is also running for treasurer. The three seek to fill the gap left by the departure...
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No decision yet on city schools’ closure

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath Falls City Schools district is considering a shift that would analyze schools by grade and capacity to help decide which elementary school might be closed. It’s possible none of the five will shutdown. School board members have postponed a decision on school closures until later this summer. The...
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Local Red Cross is looking for volunteers

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath Falls Red Cross is hosting multiple blood drives this month in conjuction with Red Cross month. Watch for the blood mobile, or stop by the donor center on 6th Street. The local chapter of the Red Cross responded to 10 house fires within the past year and helped...
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Commissioner candidates to debate tonight

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The second of two debates among candidates for Klamath County commissioner happens tonight at 6 in the Klamath County Government Center, 305 Main St. The debate will include all four candidates for Commissioner Position 1: incumbent Al Switzer and challengers John Garee, Tom Mallams and Kelley Minty Morris. The winner...
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Area attractions are good for the local economy

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore – A recent nationwide study has been looking at the economic impact of national parks and attractions, and concluded Crater Lake National Park and Lava Beds National Monument contribute millions annually to the Klamath Basin economy. Crater Lake generated more than $34 million and kept 540 people working.The Lava Beds near...
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Library director announces retirement date

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Library director Andy Swanson is retiring. After 18 years on the job, Swanson steps down officially August 1st.
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