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Crater Lake road closed

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. – Park officials are warning the road from park headquarters to Rim Village at Crater Lake National Park is closed, and it may stay that way for a few days. With 143 inches of snow since October, the avalanche concerns are elevated.
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Jobless rates show slight improvement

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County’s unemployment rate has improved. The rate in November was 12.4 percent, and December that dropped one-half of a percentage points to 11.9 percent. The Oregon Employment Department says the decrease came though as the county’s labor force shed 330 jobs between November and December, perhaps showing that job-seekers...
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Minty Morris to have public campaign kickoff

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The official campaign kickoff event for Kelly Minty Morris as she runs for County Commissioner, will happen Monday, January 30, at 3:30 p.m. on the plaza at 905 Main Street in front of the Oregon Bank Building, across from Thai Orchid Café. Minty Morris will share her ideas on leadership,...
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Lawmakers to address timber payment issue

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Lawmakers are scheduled to meet tomorrow in Grant’s Pass to talk about federal timber payments. Those payments are ending, and lawmakers including Greg Walden will be there to talk about long-term solutions to replace that money. The meeting will be at Anne Baker Auditorium.
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La Pine property raided for drugs

LA PINE, Ore. – Drug agents and a SWAT team raided a property in La Pine Monday. 40-year old Anthony Moon was arrested and charged with shipping marijuana to people across the country. Agents reported seizing $20,000 in cash along with guns and a stolen dirt bike. Moon’s arrest comes after an 8-month investigation,...
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Gems win Chamber award

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce recently honored the Klamath Falls Gems with the 2011 Business of the Year award. The Gems have four local owners and a two-person staff, and thanked the thousands of fans who came out to see the games. The Gems set the West Coast League...
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Chamber hands out First Citizen and President’s Choice awards

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Klamath County Chamber has recognized Wendy Clark with the 2011 First Citizen award. She has been part of efforts with the United Way, EagleRidge High School, Citizens for Safe Schools, Klamath Chrisitan Center and Klamath Animal Shelter, among other things. The Chamber also gave the President’s Choice award to...
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Local Triple A office closing

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Triple A Oregon/Idaho has sent letters to customers saying they’ll close the Klamath Falls office March 30th. The company mentions decreased demand along with operational and market challenges are reasons the led up to the decision. The Klamath Falls phone number will still be active for Triple A, but after...
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Tourism agency offers new approach for 2012

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – This year, Klamath County’s tourism agency is expected to focus on promoting Klamath County to travel agents and small conventions. Last year, Discover Klamath was able to use extra budget money to roll out new TV ads, like those that aired during the US Open Golf Tournament. The Volcanic Scenic...
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Chambers honors legislative aide with Distinguished Service Award

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The 2011 Distinguished Service award from the Klamath County Chamber of Commerce, went to John Snider, a longtime legislative aide for Rep. Greg Walden. Snider was recognized for his years in helping recruit businesses, and for assisting groups like the Klamath County Economic Development Association and Team Klamath in job...
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