Arson suspected in fires on Highway 66, public’s help needed to find suspects

  KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Sheriff’s Department needs the public’s help in the wake of several arson fires in our area. Four fires, that officials believe were set intentionally on Hwy 66, started last Sunday around 1:30pm. The fires were within 300 yards of each other, and located in a ditch...
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Fire that closed Highway 97 fully contained

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — A fire closed Highway 97 for a short time yesterday. The fire started near the roadway in the afternoon six miles south of the intersection of East Diamond Lake Highway. The Military Fire, as it’s been named,  and was contained last night. The fire was reported to be 44 miles...
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Ticks in abundance this year

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Ticks are out, and the amount of the nasty bugs is higher than usual this year. Ticks like grass that is 18 inches high or less, and they feed off the blood of birds and animals, like deer, but will bite people too. Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever...
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Thief caught with stolen truck and property

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath County sheriff’s recovered a stolen vehicle, and found several stolen items in the truck in the process. Sheriff’s found the vehicle in Crest Park on Tuesday, and inside was several stolen items from various burglaries and thefts in our area. The property was later returned to three different victims,...
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Hiighway 97 closes due to fire, reopens to two lane, escorted traffic

Updated: 6:23 p.m. July 17, 2013 From press release: Chiloquin, Ore. – By using pilot cars, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has been able to establish two-way traffic on U.S. Highway (hwy) 97 between milepost 218 and 220. ODOT hopes to have the highway fully opened sometime around 9 p.m. This part of Hwy...
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Klamath Falls judge refuses to turn water back on in the basin

KLAMAT FALLS, Ore. — A Klamath Falls judge has decided to continue the water shut offs here in the Klamath Basin. That leaves standing a state decision giving the Klamath Tribes senior water rights. The tribes want to protect threatened fish, and the ranchers and farmers need the water for their crops and animals...
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Oregon jobs are disappearing

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon jobs are disappearing, with over 1,000 jobs lost in June. Employers eliminated almost 1,000 jobs in June, putting the brakes on the state’s years-long recovery and ending nine straight months of growth. Summer hiring was down in several key industries, including transportation and construction. And private educators cut hundreds more...
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Oregon Arts Commission awarded over a million dollars

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Arts Commission was awarded over a million dollars in just the first round of awards for the fiscal year 2013-14.  Over $117,000 was awarded to Southern Oregon arts organizations. The grants fund the operations of Oregon’s arts groups, and recognize the role those organizations play in Oregon’s social, educational...
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Japan may resume buying wheat from the Northwest

Japanese agricultural officials are meeting with industry groups this week before heading to Washington, D.C. to discuss the future of Japanese wheat buying in the Northwest. This is the latest since GMO wheat was found in an Oregon field. U.S. wheat growers are hopeful that the biggest importer of Pacific Northwest wheat will resume...
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Both sides fired up over medical marijuana bill

SALEM, Ore. — The law that will legalize medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon, one that is expected to be signed soon By the Governor, has both sides fired up about whether this is good or bad for our state. The side for the bill say that it will work by legitimizing state dispensaries that...
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