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No decision yet on city schools’ closure

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath Falls City Schools district is considering a shift that would analyze schools by grade and capacity to help decide which elementary school might be closed. It’s possible none of the five will shutdown. School board members have postponed a decision on school closures until later this summer. The...
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Local Red Cross is looking for volunteers

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath Falls Red Cross is hosting multiple blood drives this month in conjuction with Red Cross month. Watch for the blood mobile, or stop by the donor center on 6th Street. The local chapter of the Red Cross responded to 10 house fires within the past year and helped...
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Commissioner candidates to debate tonight

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The second of two debates among candidates for Klamath County commissioner happens tonight at 6 in the Klamath County Government Center, 305 Main St. The debate will include all four candidates for Commissioner Position 1: incumbent Al Switzer and challengers John Garee, Tom Mallams and Kelley Minty Morris. The winner...
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Area attractions are good for the local economy

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore – A recent nationwide study has been looking at the economic impact of national parks and attractions, and concluded Crater Lake National Park and Lava Beds National Monument contribute millions annually to the Klamath Basin economy. Crater Lake generated more than $34 million and kept 540 people working.The Lava Beds near...
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Library director announces retirement date

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Library director Andy Swanson is retiring. After 18 years on the job, Swanson steps down officially August 1st.
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New bill passed by state lawmakers will have major local impact

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon lawmakers have passed a bill that will let Klamath County use road dollars to fund its jail, sheriff’s patrols, and other agencies. This will allow Klamath County to keep the jail’s B pod open. Without this move, the B pod would have closed in June because of budget constraints....
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American Marine and RV to gain more space

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – If you’ve driven by what used to be the McMahan’s Furniture building on Sixth Street, you may have seen the signs that announce a new tenant. American Marine and RV is getting ready to move into that building to gain more showroom space. American Marine and RV is expected to...
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Owl plan could involve removing some to save others

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to begin studying an owl plan that involves removing and shooting barred owls in an effort to protect the northern spotted owl, which is smaller and less agressive. The northern spotted owl is listed as an endangered species, whose numbers have dropped by 40 percent in...
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Increase in liquor sales good for Oregon’s bottom line

SALEM, Ore. – It’s always nice to have more money coming in than you expected. Revenue from state liquor sales is expected to be about $38 million above expectations for last year. The Statesman Journal reports an increase of 4.5 percent, and that could mean an additional $8.4 million for the state’s general fund.
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SWAT team sent in to apprehend Klamath Falls man

It took a SWAT team to arrest a Klamath Falls man after he barricaded himself inside his home Saturday night. 48-year old Mark Douglas McQueen had been sought by police after his girlfriend was hospitalized Friday and reported an assault. A negotiator tried to coax McQueen out of the house, but after three hours...
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