budget cuts

County budget should be set soon

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County will have a finalized budget by the end of the month. Rather than across the board cuts there will be cuts to specific departments as the $1.4 million shortfall is balanced. The budget proposal includes cuts of $266,000 to the District Attorney’s office, $219,000 at the juvenile department,...
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Wild Horse Running

BLM changes horse gathering methods

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of Land Management is increasing its use of an alternative method to remove excess wild horses from the range. For the first time they’ll use widespread bait trapping, which lures mustangs to food, water, and salt. This takes the place of the oft-criticized helicopter method, which activists have claimed...
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homeland security

Grant helps Sheriff’s office with radio network

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath County Sheriff’s office has accepted a grant that will help upgrade the mountaintop emergency radio system. The $80,000 Homeland Security grant is part of $3 million in grant funding that has come to Klamath County over the years as part of an ongoing project to replace outdated radio...
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cycle oregon

City Council to consider Cycle Oregon’s September impact

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath Falls City Council tonight will consider a request to conditionally permit Cycle Oregon to use Moore Park September 13-15. That would include using the athletic fields, picnic area, tennis court parking lots, marina pavillion, and parking lots for the event. A beer and wine garden would be established at...
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ewauna rowing

City Council to consider Veteran’s Memorial Park event

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – At tonight’s city council meeting in Klamath Falls, members will consider a request by the Ewauna Rowing Club for the exclusive use of Veteran’s Memorial Park for the Northwest Regional Master’s Championships. The meeting starts at 6:30pm in City Council chambers.
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Three taken to Sky Lakes Medical Center after accident

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A rollover accident Saturday night at Crater Lake Parkway and Campus Drive left three people injured. Klamath Falls police say 22-year old Randi Renner had to be extracted after becoming pinned under her vehicle. 21-year old Sarah Light, a passenger in her vehicle was also hurt, along with 40-year old...
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GREENWAY foundation

Conger Heights project waits on appraisal

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – An appraisal is needed before the Conger Heights project can move forward. The Greenways Foundation needs to know how much money it will need to acquire the property from Rogue River Mortage in Grants Pass before it can move forward with a grant application. The aim is to develop a...
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mega millions

Rush is on to buy Mega Millions tickets

With the largest jackpot in world history, you may find lines today buying a Mega Millions ticket. People in 42 states will be buying tickets, trying for the $540 million jackpot.
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city hall

City council to consider grant application

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – At Monday night’s city council meeting, the group will consider an authorization to submit a community development block grant application for the Klamath Basin Recovery Center. The application would be for $1.5 million in partner ship with Bestcare Treatment Services, Inc. Public comments will be accepted before the vote. The...
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rogue river

Area forest announces new leader

MEDFORD, Ore. – Rob MacWhorter has been named the new supervisor of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. MacWhorter comes from the supervisor post at the Dixie National Forest in Cedar City, Utah and replaces former supervisor Scott Conroy, who retired at the end of last year. MacWhorter starts May 7.
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