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Final partner gone from potential Coos Bay coal export agreement

COOS BAY, Ore. — After not renewing a negotiating agreement, the final partner has dropped out of a proposal to ship coal to Asia. Metropolitan Stevedore Company of Wilmington, Calif., known as Metro Ports, is no longer part of a proposal to ship coal from Montana and Wyoming to Asia through the Port of Coos Bay....
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Early morning house fire damages four rooms

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A house fire in Klamath Falls last Friday caused $70,000 in damage to the home. According to Klamath County Fire District No. 1, the homeowner, Kevin Homer, was awakened by a smoke detector to a fire in his bedroom early in the morning. A neighbor reported the fire to 911, which...
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With agreement, Howard Prairie Resort set to open as usual

MEDFORD, Ore. — Thanks to a new agreement between the Mt. Ashland Association and Jackson County, the Howard Prairie Resort will open as usual next month. The Mail Tribune reports that the county took over the resort east of Ashland in February after the former owner fell behind in lease payments and taxes. In a...
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House Committee letter questions Secure Rural Schools fund repayment

WASHINGTON — A letter from the House Natural Resources Committee says the Obama Administration is requesting repayment of $17.9 million in Secure Rural Schools payments. The letter is from committee chairman Doc Hastings and 30 Members of Congress to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Office of Management and Budget Director...
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Studded tire removal deadline is Sunday

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Transportation says studded tire season won’t last part March 31. The department announced that no extension will occur this season and that studded tires need to be removed by the normal deadline. ODOT also encourages studded tire users to remove them immediately if they aren’t driving in snow...
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Citizens for Safe Schools earns unique distinction

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath Falls-based Citizens for Safe Schools was recently named a High-Quality Program of Oregon Mentors, the first organization in southern Oregon to earn such a distinction, according to a release.  Citizens for Safe Schools spokesperson Kelly Minty Morris Minty Morris describes the efforts by the organization to earn the title. Citizens...
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OR-7 moves to Jackson County, feeding on a dead elk

MEDFORD, Ore. — After re-entering Oregon in Klamath County, the wandering wolf OR-7 has moved to Jackson County where he’s been feeding on a dead elk. State wildlife biologist Mark Vargas tells the Medford Mail Tribune he found fresh wolf tracks and got close enough for a strong signal from the radio transmitter in...
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Klamath Falls pair fined by Oregon DEQ

PORTLAND, Ore. – A Klamath Falls woman and her son have been fined $2,500 by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. The penalty was issued for burning illegal materials such as wet garbage, plastic and aerosol cans. Frank Dodd, the landowner’s son, was burning more than two cubic yards of material when Klamath County Fire...
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Commissioners side with landowners on ‘double tax’

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – At their weekly meeting, the Klamath County Commissioners agreed with landowners regarding their feeling of being double-taxed when it comes to the Oregon Department of Forestry assigning a fee in addition to people paying local fees for fire protection. Six people spoke during public comments regarding the fee. Link: Watch the...
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Work near Old Fort Road this week

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The City of Klamath Falls Street Division will be working on drain ditches along Old Fort Road on Wednesday starting at 7 a.m. The maintenance work will last until about 3:30 p.m. The work will cause minimal traffic delays. Anyone with questions can call the street division at 541-883-5363.
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