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173rd to Conduct Night Flying Operations

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The 173rd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, will conduct night flying operations Jan. 27-28, between approximately 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Night flying is one part of the course curriculum for F-15 student pilots at Kingsley Field. “Night flying is a critical skill which our students need to learn...
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OSP investigating Fatality crash near Dallas.

  DALLAS, Ore. – Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation of Thursday afternoon’s fatal traffic crash involving a loaded log truck and sport utility vehicle on Highway 223 about three miles south of Dallas. Updated information indicates on January 23, 2014 at approximately 1:15 p.m., a loaded log truck driven by ROBERT...
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Earthquake Hits Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon played host to an  earthquake on Friday. The US Geological survey confirming that a magnitude 3.8 earthquake hit about 26 miles northwest of Gold Beach shortly before 6 Friday morning. No injuries or damages were reported. 
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Neighbor Alerts Family to House Fire

Klamath Falls, OR Quick-thinking neighbors helped to alert a Klamath Falls family that their home was on fire. A pick-up truck’s engine block ignited a blaze at a home on Bartlett Avenue late last night. Kevin Dutton ran to the home and pounded on the door to alert the residents. Four adults and three...
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State considers local control for pot dispensaries

Salem, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers plan to take up a bill next month allowing local regulation of pot dispensaries. Lawmakers last year passed legislation creating a registry of medical marijuana dispensaries, but not providing much regulation otherwise. This new bill would let local governments decide what restrictions to place on dispensaries.
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State re-allocates state funding: Klamath loses, Lake gains

Salem, Ore. - Klamath Basin schools will lose some state funding next Fall, as the state changes the way it distributes more that $120 million in funding to serve children from low income households. Klamath County and Klamath Falls School Districts will each lose about 1% of their annual funding. Lake County, however, will see...
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Klamath Falls Residents Survive Fatal Crash

Dallas, OR Two Klamath Falls residents survived a fatal car accident near Dallas, Oregon yesterday afternoon. 49-year old Robert Sweet, Jr. was driving a loaded log truck on Hiway 223 when an SUV crossed the center line and hit his rig nearly head-on. The driver of the SUV… whose name has not yet been...
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Drought Today Means Irrigation Shortages Tomorrow

Klamath Falls, OR Klamath Water and Power Authority is also warning that the lack of rain means there will likely be a shortage of irrigation water available this year. KWAPA is accepting applications for irrigators who want to be compensated for NOT watering crops on their property.
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Oregon Tribal Children Not Performing Well in Public Schools

Only about 59 percent of Oregon’s tribal children graduate from high school… and only about 40% can do math at grade level. That according to a study conducted by ECONorthwest. The study states that Oregon’s tribal children are concentrated in the worst-performing schools, including Chiloquin Elementary, which serves children from the Klamath Tribe.
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Brush Fire in Klamath Falls

Klamath District One fire fighters responded to a controlled burn that got out of control Thursday afternoon. Crews on the scene managed to prevent the brush fire from engulfing some nearby structures near Anderson and Altamont.
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