Brush Fire in Klamath Falls

Klamath District One fire fighters responded to a controlled burn that got out of control Thursday afternoon. Crews on the scene managed to prevent the brush fire from engulfing some nearby structures near Anderson and Altamont.
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Lakeview man dies, investigation continues UPDATE: Names Released.

Lakeview, Ore. – The Lake County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives from Klamath Falls and Bend, are investigating the death of a Lakeview man while he apparently suffered a medical emergency after being taken into custody during an OSP contact in Lakeview.  On January 22,...
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Red Flag Warning

Alturas, Ca. – Extreme drought conditions and strong winds has parts of Southern Oregon and Northern California under a red flag warning… putting fire crews on high alert for potential wild fires. Crews already have battled a blaze in the Modoc National Forest. The Rush fire was held to about three acres southeast of...
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Kitzhaber wants Oregonians to have a better quality of life

Bend, Ore. – Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber says Oregonians should challenge the belief that economic growth leads to a better quality of life. According to The Bulletin newspaper, Kitzhaber made the comments this week during a forum in Bend.
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Demolition begins

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Backhoes started the work yesterday of taking down an historic downtown Klamath Falls building. The building at 200 Main St. is believed to have been built in 1905, and is considered unsafe due to deterioration. The city plans to build a public parking lot in its place.
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Lake Counties VA gets some funds

Lakeview, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Veteran’s Affairs announced today that the Lake County VA will receive some funds to help reach out to vets in the community. The grant is part of  600-thousand dollars in funding for outreach programs across the state
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Unemployment is down

Salem, Ore. – Unemployment is down in Oregon… from 7-point-three percent in November… to 7-percent even in December. It’s Oregon’s lowest unemployment rate since August of 2008 when the rate was 6-point-seven percent. Fewer people are looking for jobs in Klamath and Lake counties as well. 
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M.U.D. put on hold

Klamath Falls, Ore. – The Klamath Falls City Council last night got an earful from residents who do not want the city taking over Pacific Power. City officials have been looking into the feasibility of creating a municipal utility district in the hopes of saving money. Council Members last night voted to table the...
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OSP credits Klamath Falls man in rescue

Bend, Ore – Oregon State Police (OSP) is crediting a Klamath Falls man for rescuing a seriously injured driver following an early Sunday morning traffic crash along Highway 58 twelve miles west of Highway 97. On January 19, 2014 at 3:54 a.m., an OSP trooper was dispatched from Bend to a reported traffic crash...
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New bank coming to the basin

Oregon City, Ore. – You’ll soon have another banking option in the Basin. Lewis and Clark bank… based out of Oregon City… plans to open a branch in Klamath Falls within a year. The financial institution recently hired former South Valley Bank and Trust CEO Bill Castle to help with its expansion into Southern...
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