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State investigates local show for possible Equal Time violation

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Equal time must be provided to both sides in a political race, and the Secretary of State’s Elections Division looking into a complaint in Klamath County that, that didn’t happen on “This Week in Klamath County,” hosted by Joe Spendolini. It’s filmed with county equipment and airs on the county’s...
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Transportation plan to be discussed Monday at City Council meeting

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – On Monday there will be a Joint City Council – Planning Commission meeting discuss the Transportation System Plan. The Public Works Director and Community Development Director will give reports, and a public hearing will follow. The meeting is set for Monday at 6:30pm in the City Council Chambers, 500 Klamath...
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Fremont Winema National Forest sees closures

FREMONT WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST, Ore. – The entire Lake of the Woods Resort at the Fremont Winema National Forest is closed for the month of April to prepare for the upcoming summer season. And because of recent rains, the forest has closed the meadow at the Great Meadow Sno-Park to over-snow vehicle use.
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KCC picks new President

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath Community College has its new President. Dr. Roberto Gutierrez was one of more than twenty applicants, and one of two finalists. He was offered the position earlier this week and immediately accepted. Contract negotiations are underway now, and once that is complete Gutierrez will be in line to take...
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Lack of snowpack closes Sno-Park

GREAT MEADOW SNOW PARK, Ore. – The Fremont-Winema National Forest has closed the meadow at the Great Meadow Sno-Park to over-snow vehicle use. The Sno-Park is 35 miles west of Klamath Falls on Highway 140. Recent heavy rains melted the snowpack, and standing water freezes overnight which makes it too treacherous for over-snow vehicles.
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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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