Boating Safety

Booze & Boats Don’t MixMore than 50% of the boating accidents that result in death can be traced to alcohol impairment! ALCOHOL & WATER SAFETY Information obtained from National Safe Boating Council ALCOHOL’S EFFECTS ON THE BODY Most states define impairment at .10% Blood Alcohol Content (B.A.C.). However, even lower levels of blood alcohol...
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City Schools give approval to budget

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Falls City Schools have okayed their new budget. The approval came at a meeting this week, and includes a transfer of $1 million for hiring teachers and buying textbooks until the new tax levy can kick in. The new three-year levy approved by voters May 15 takes effect in...
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Commercial driver’s license testing is back

The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles stopped commercial license testing last fall in Klamath Falls after statewide budget cuts, but it’s coming back this summer. City, county, and state leaders petitioned the DMV to bring commercial testing back, and the DMV agreed to bring it back. Expect that in mid-July.
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Red Cross needs blood donations

Now is a good time to donate blood with the American Red Cross. Jen Collins Watson with the Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region tells us you could even consider it a service to the country and community on this Memorial Day weekend. The Klamath Falls donor center is at 2312 South 6th.
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Boardwalk Through Lush Forest

Volunteers needed to help clean up trails

In honor of National Trails Day, the Fremont-Winema National Forest and Wal-Mart Wellness Group are hosting a “Trailgating” party at the Williamson River Day Use Area on Saturday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will gravel trails and cutting back vegetation, then enjoy the outdoors with a barbecue and raffle. All...
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Planning Commission plans zoning hearing

The Klamath Falls Planning Commission is having a public hearing this summer to consider subdividing land on the southwest corner of the intersection of Highway 97, Highway 140, and Highway 66. A proposal would section 46 acres of commerical land into 18 lots. The hearing will be Monday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m. in...
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Fire season begins ahead of the holiday weekend

KLAMATH COUNTY — Fire officials in Klamath and Lake Counties will officially declare fire season beginning this Friday on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in the Klamath-Lake District. Walker Range Fire Protective Association beginning today, affecting all private, county, state forestlands, and BLM lands east and west of Highway 97 in...
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Water shortage anticipated for irrigators

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A Bureau of Reclamation forecast predicts a water shortage this summer. A new report that came out yesterday says there will be a water shortage of about 70,000 acre-feet on the Klamath Reclamation Project. In years where drought is not a factor, the Project uses 400,000 acre-feet or more. Public...
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Probation violations lead to jail time

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — 27-year old Cody Lawrence Dupont is headed back to prison for probation violations. Dupont was on probation for Theft in the first degree and Meth charges. District Attorney Ed Caleb’s office says he violated his probation by using drugs, failing to report, changing residences without permission, and new criminal activity....
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Woman taken to jail after a domestic dispute

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — 32-year old Bambi Vera Lee Ann Garcia is accused of assaulting her girlfriend at her home. Garcia faces charges of first-degree burglary, strangulation and fourth-degree assault after an incident Sunday. The victim was treated and released at Sky Lakes Medical Center.
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