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Wrong-way driver causes traffic scare

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – An elderly man from Arizona was the wrong-way driver yesterday on Highway 97 that cause quite a traffic stir. The 83-year old man was driving a motorhome against traffic and caused other drivers to dart to the shoulder. Oregon State police got calls about the man driving southbound, about 13...
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Klamath County Museum owns piece of history

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – You have the chance to view a piece of history this weekend. The Klamath County Museum recently acquired a McClellan saddle dating to the late 1800s, and its markings suggest it was part of the Modoc Indian War. It will be exhibited for the first time during a program at...
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Radiothon Today to Benefit Cancer Patients

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Basin Mediactive, LLC, home of 92.5 KLAD, 99.5 The Rock, News Talk 1150 KAGO and AM 960, The Sports Legend along with Sky Lakes Medical Center are hosting the 3rd annual radiothon today to benefit the Cancer Patient Assistance Fund at Sky Lakes Cancer Treatment Center. KLAD will be broadcasting...
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Jobless rate shows positive signs

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Good news in terms of the Klamath County jobless rate. The seasonally adjusted rate for February was 11.2 percent, which is the lowest it’s been since October 2008. The Oregon Employment Department says the numbers show a positive trend. In the past, decreases in the unemployment rate have included job...
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Firewood permits on sale Monday at Fremont Winema National Forest

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – This Monday, April 2, personal-use firewood permits will be on sale at all Fremont-Winema National Forest offices. Forest officials stress that it is extremely important for firewood cutters to pay special attention to the terms and conditions of their permit. Motorized access is only allowed 300 feet off roads within...
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US Cellular offers workshop to help Smart Phone users

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – If you’d like to know all the tricks your smartphone can do, U.S. Cellular is hosting a free workshop this Saturday from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at 3450 Washburn Way in Klamath Falls. They’ll cover a specific Android™-powered phone, but anyone with questions on web browsing, calendar synchronization, and personalizing...
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United Way is taking nominations for outstanding volunteers

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The United Way of the Klamath Basin is taking applications now to honor businesses, service clubs, church programs, and volunteers at a celebration April 17th. The deadline to nominate a group or individual is April 5. Finalists will be notified April 9th, and the winners will be annouced the following...
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Services for Dennis Bennett announced

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. -Services for former Major League Baseball player and Klamath Falls resident, Dennis Bennett, will be Saturday March 31at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. That’s at Home and Martin near Mills school. Viewing is from 10-11 am, Service is at 11am afterwards the family would like to welcome...
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Amnesty period seeks to clean up outstanding fines

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Justice Court is offering a “clean slate” amnesty program aimed at helping clear outstanding traffic, animal, and code enforcement fines. Defendants who don’t pay fines are usually referred to Carter Jones Collection Services, and the amnesty period will allow for a 25 percent reduction of the amount owed...
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Gov. has new advisor on energy policy

SALEM, Ore. – Governor John Kitzhaber has hired a new energy policy advisor. Margi Hoffman worked previously as a senior vice president and director of Oregon Operations for Strategies 360 and has worked extensively on clean energy regulationm getting rid of barriers to bring more renewable energy online. Hoffman starts her new job next...
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