New State Trooper Headed to Klamath Falls

Salem, Ore– Ten Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers along with 14 recruit officers from other law enforcement agencies are graduating Friday, January 24, 2014, from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Basic Police training program.  The twenty-four (24) graduating recruit officers include 10 OSP recruit troopers, 9 city police recruit officers,...
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173rd to Conduct Night Flying Operations

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The 173rd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, will conduct night flying operations Jan. 27-28, between approximately 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Night flying is one part of the course curriculum for F-15 student pilots at Kingsley Field. “Night flying is a critical skill which our students need to learn...
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OSP investigating Fatality crash near Dallas.

  DALLAS, Ore. – Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation of Thursday afternoon’s fatal traffic crash involving a loaded log truck and sport utility vehicle on Highway 223 about three miles south of Dallas. Updated information indicates on January 23, 2014 at approximately 1:15 p.m., a loaded log truck driven by ROBERT...
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Earthquake Hits Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon played host to an  earthquake on Friday. The US Geological survey confirming that a magnitude 3.8 earthquake hit about 26 miles northwest of Gold Beach shortly before 6 Friday morning. No injuries or damages were reported. 
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Neighbor Alerts Family to House Fire

Klamath Falls, OR Quick-thinking neighbors helped to alert a Klamath Falls family that their home was on fire. A pick-up truck’s engine block ignited a blaze at a home on Bartlett Avenue late last night. Kevin Dutton ran to the home and pounded on the door to alert the residents. Four adults and three...
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State considers local control for pot dispensaries

Salem, Ore. - Oregon lawmakers plan to take up a bill next month allowing local regulation of pot dispensaries. Lawmakers last year passed legislation creating a registry of medical marijuana dispensaries, but not providing much regulation otherwise. This new bill would let local governments decide what restrictions to place on dispensaries.
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State re-allocates state funding: Klamath loses, Lake gains

Salem, Ore. - Klamath Basin schools will lose some state funding next Fall, as the state changes the way it distributes more that $120 million in funding to serve children from low income households. Klamath County and Klamath Falls School Districts will each lose about 1% of their annual funding. Lake County, however, will see...
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Klamath Falls Residents Survive Fatal Crash

Dallas, OR Two Klamath Falls residents survived a fatal car accident near Dallas, Oregon yesterday afternoon. 49-year old Robert Sweet, Jr. was driving a loaded log truck on Hiway 223 when an SUV crossed the center line and hit his rig nearly head-on. The driver of the SUV… whose name has not yet been...
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Drought Today Means Irrigation Shortages Tomorrow

Klamath Falls, OR Klamath Water and Power Authority is also warning that the lack of rain means there will likely be a shortage of irrigation water available this year. KWAPA is accepting applications for irrigators who want to be compensated for NOT watering crops on their property.
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Oregon Tribal Children Not Performing Well in Public Schools

Only about 59 percent of Oregon’s tribal children graduate from high school… and only about 40% can do math at grade level. That according to a study conducted by ECONorthwest. The study states that Oregon’s tribal children are concentrated in the worst-performing schools, including Chiloquin Elementary, which serves children from the Klamath Tribe.
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