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Oaks and maples planted by the Klamath Tree League in 2012 are seen here at the intersection of Crater Lake Parkway and Portland Street.

Help Wanted: Basin Planting Projects Bloom

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Klamath Tree League and the Klamath District Garden Clubs are planning several tree and flower plantings for Klamath Falls in the spring of this year, and is inviting local citizens and organizations to join the effort. Plantings will occur along Crater Lake Parkway and hiking and biking trails, mostly during...
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Photo exhibit features scenes from Midway Atoll

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A collection of wildlife and nature photos taken on the Midway Atoll in the central Pacific Ocean will be on display through April in the Klamath County Museum’s Modoc Gallery. The photos were taken by Judith Hassen, former manager of the Klamath County Museum. Hassen left the museum job in October...
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Hospital Lifts Flu Restrictions

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Sky Lakes Medical Center has lifted flu restrictions put in place earlier this year as the hospital tried to curb exposure to the virus. The flu season is winding down, with fewer patients being diagnosed. So, the hospital will now allow children under 18 to visit patients at the hospital.
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Mushroom Permits Available

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Permits for the 2015 spring mushroom harvesting season on the Goosenest and Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger Districts are now available. Permits allow harvesters to pick in varying amounts. Four consecutive days permits are set at a value of $20 with each additional consecutive day just $5. Monthly (30 consecutive days) permits...
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Child Dies in Shooting Accident

Klamath Falls, Ore.– An 11-year old boy has died in what police are calling an accidental shooting in Malin. The boy’s name has not yet been released, at the family’s request, but Malin Marshal Ron Broussard confirmed that he died last night after accidentally shooting himself in the stomach. Broussard is the lead investigator...
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Prescribed Burns in Lake County

Lakeview, Ore.– There’s a controlled burn happening in the Lakeview Ranger district of the Fremont Winema National forest. Fire crews are burning about a thousand acres, 20 miles west of Lakeview. Depending on how the weather plays out, they could be doing prescribed burns over the next couple of weeks. 
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Suspect Claims Mistaken Identity

Medford, Ore.– The man in custody in Jackson County for a murder in Siskiyou County is refusing to agree to be extradicted to California to face charges. The man police and deputies have identified as 27-year old Mathew Baker claims that’s not who he. A hearing next week will try to sort it out.
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Program Helps You Swap Out Old Wood Stove

Klamath Falls, Ore.– On a yellow air quality day, you can’t use a non-certified wood stove. But what if that’s you’re only source of heat? You can apply for an exemption, but state lawmakers have now approved 1.5 million dollars for a program to help Klamath and Lake county residents swap out old wood...
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KCC Hikes President’s Pay

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Klamath Community College will pony-up the money to keep the school’s president around for a while longer. President Roberto Gutierrez was on the short list for a job in Florida that would have nearly doubled his salary. But he told KCC’s Board of Education he’s be happy to withdraw his name...
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Safeway Stores Slated for Make-overs

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Two Klamath Falls Safeway Stores will get a make-over in April. The stores were part of deal that has Northwest-based chain Haggan taking over both Safeway locations in Klamath Falls. The ownership swap is official as of Friday. The new owners have mapped out a rough plan for changing the signage...
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