Klamath Basin Habitat for Humanity Leaving the Basin

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A sign of the economic times… Klamath Basin Habitat for Humanity will dissolve this summer, and the ReStore will close at the end of the month. The organization first came to the Basin about 17 years ago, with the goal of building low-cost homes for low-income families. Habitat has struggled to...
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Portland Woman Missing in Siskiyou County

Klamath Falls, Ore.– On March 1, 2014 at about 8:35 am, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s deputies located an abandoned vehicle, a light blue 1989 Toyota Corolla, near Skeahan Bar River Access, on SR Highway 96, approximately 15 miles west of SR 263. The deputy who discovered this vehicle today had made contact with a woman,...
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Living Well Community Health Fair

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The 16th Annual Living Well Community Health Fair is at the Klamath County Fairgrounds tomorrow from 8am to 2pm. It’s free to attend, and you can participate in some basic health screenings, like blood pressure checks and cholesterol screenings.
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Manhunt Shuts Down Highway 140

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A Chiloquin man was arrested late last night after an 8-hour standoff with Klamath County Deputies and State Police. According to reports, a Swan Lake resident caught 22-year old Silas Atchley stealing guns from their home. The victim exchanged gunfire with Atchley as he fled the scene to another home where he...
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911 Communications Directors Discuss Proposed Tax Levy

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Directors of Klamath County’s Emergency Communications District will meet on Saturday to talk about a tax levy being considered for the May ballot. Executive Director Keith Endacott said that while the communications center’s round-the-clock staff of two dispatchers prioritize calls as they come in, as more calls come in. Saturday’s meeting...
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Classifying Large Wildfires as Natural Disasters

Klamath Falls, Ore.– A bill making it’s way through the US Senate could soon provide wild-fire prone states like Oregon with more federal funding. The US Forest Service estimates that 1% of the country’s largest wild fires consume 30% of firefighting budgets. This bill would classify those largest fires as natural disasters, providing them...
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Tax Incentives for Crop Donation

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Oregon farmers could soon receive greater tax credits for crops donated to food banks. Senate Bill 1541 continues a tax deduction for crop donation, while also increasing it from 10-percent to 15-percent. The bill also increases the wholesale price that’s used to calculate the value of the crops.
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Recall Effort Underway in Lake County

Lakeview, Ore.– A Lakeview man has started a recall petition in an effort to remove two Lake County Commissioners and the Sheriff from office. Orlando Gonzales is working to collect 470 signatures by May 19th. Gonzales cites a lack of transparency and fiscal responsibility on the parts of Sheriff Phil McDonald, and Commissioners Dan...
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Bloodmobile in Lakeview

Klamath Falls, Ore.– The Red Cross Blood Mobile is in Lakeview tomorrow and Friday to give folks the opportunity to donate blood at First Baptist on North 2nd. You can make an appointment for that or any of their blood drives by calling 1-800-Red-Cross.
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Energy Trust Helps KFalls Business $ave Energy

Klamath Falls, Ore.– Energy Trust of Oregon helped the owner of Hanscam’s Bowling Center take advantage of more than $9,000 in incentives to help convert to a brighter lighting system. Barry Hanscam made the switch to LED lighting and said in addition to the incentives, he expects to save about $4,000 a year on...
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