Airport to offer earlier flights

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Changes are coming to the Klamath Falls airport. Starting in April, there will just be one commercial flight to Portland and one to San Francisco. Right now, there is one Portland flight that leaves between 9 and 10am, and two San Francisco flights with one leaving in the early morning...
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Family ok, but needs assistance after fire

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A family’s late-model trailer home at 2055 Greensprings Dr. was destroyed Monday night, and a woman and her infant daughter were treated for smoke inhalation. The woman’s husband is a truck driver who was in California at the time of the fire. They family has lost everything, including two vehicles....
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Gas prices are edging up

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oil prices are staying around $100 per barrel and gas prices are often linked to those numbers, but this time gas prices seem to be rising independently. The current average U.S. gas price is $3.42 a gallon, according to Triple A, and experts say prices could climb higher as the...
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New session begins for Oregon lawmakers

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon lawmakers are back to work today and budget will be a big focus. Revenue shortfalls are thought to be around $300 million since the last budget was approved in June. New revenue projections February 8 will tell lawmakers exactly how much they have to work with, and then they’ll start...
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Drunk Drivers face stiffer penalties

OREGON – A new law aimed at drunk drivers in Oregon requires first time offenders to install breath-test devices that allow cars to start only when the driver has less than a .08 percent blood alcohol level. The ignition interlocks cost about $75 and offenders have to foot the bill for the installation, then...
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VFW plans February events

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – VFW Pelican Post 1383 has a chili throwdown coming up this weekend with entertainment starting at 1pm. Then on February 10th they’ll host a Valentine’s Day dinner and dance. On the 11th, they’ll have a separate “Stupid Cupid” dance for all those who don’t care for the little matchmaker. That’s...
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Second fund swap for the jail isn’t happening

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Budget woes in Klamath County have been no secret, and county officials say it should be clear that given the current situation, they will only be able to fund one jail pod in the next fiscal year. There’s already a $1.6 million budget shortfall, and funding a second pod would...
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Bridge given the OK

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The city of Klamath Falls has given the green light to a pedestrian bridge as part of the second phase of the Lake Euwana Trail project. The approval is for the purchase of a nearly $30,000 Big R Bridge made of steel with wood decking that will eventually be covered...
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Smoke expected across 97 South of La Pine

LA PINE, Ore. – Fuels specialists with the Deschutes National Forest and the BLM’s Prineville district have made good progress on their pile burning program this winter, thanks mostly to the delayed onset of winter conditions. That gave them more time to burn piles, leftover from thinning projects designed to reduce hazardous fuels and...
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Two subdivisions continue to raise concerns about herbicide used

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – The problem of dying trees in two rural northern Klamath County subdivisions has gone all the way to the Governor. Residents of the Jack Pine Village and Riverpine Estates have petitioned Governor Kitzhaber, and blame the Klamath County Public Works Department and the herbicide they used in 2010 for problems...
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